Living Gluten Free For Dummies UK Edition

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If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, coeliac disease, or just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free from wheat, barley and rye, then this book is for you. Our expert author team of registered dieticians explain the basics of gluten intolerance and the medical problems associated with it, plus give you practical guidance on how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. Including over 60 delicious gluten-free recipes and tips on eating out, you can learn to control your food intake wherever you are.

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies covers:

  • Knowing what you can and can-t eat
  • Shopping and deciphering food labels
  • Coping with a gluten-free lifestyle on a day to day basis
  • Cooking crowd-pleasing gluten-free meals
  • Raising healthy gluten-free kids

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent Resource!!!
    A recent diagnosis, it has now explained many issues...This book busts the myths, removes the fear, and uses a sense of humor and humanity to help people navigate the life changing affliction....more info
  • Gluten-free at it's very best!
    Danna actually has lived the gluten free lifestyle since her young son was diagnosed with celiac disease over 15 years ago. This book is a must have for anyone who eats gluten free. I recommend this book to everyone who asks me about celiac and eating gluten free. Danna includes funny "I've been there" type stories that adds a significant amount of credibility and puts the reader at ease. Buy this book if you're not looking for the "doom and gloom" of the more medical-focused books and would rather be inspired about embracing the gluten free life. This book includes recipes, gluten-free friendly kitchen suggestions, shopping suggestions, raising happy and healthy gluten free kids and overcoming emotional obstacles. ...more info
  • Best book out there!
    Wonderfull! This is the best book out there, I bought many but this one was by far the best! My daughter was only 10 months old when diagnosed. Initially I thought, it wouold be pretty easy to avoid gluten, oh well it's not and I got a bit overwhelmed I still sometimes do! It's hidden in labels such as "natural flavoring" or "coloring" ect. , who knew Soysauce is highly glutenous and while Malt is very glutenous, Maltodextrin on the other hand is not! She wrote the book so easy to read, with lots of little laugh-teasers in it and so you can start in any chapter you want. She herself is a Celiac and has been through all the trials and errors we have been through and or are going through! She helped in every aspect of learning the glutenfree diet and how to live with this, including explaining the desease or diet to people and so on! There is nothing NOT covered!

    There is only ONE thing in the book I do disagree totally and that is, that you could use one toaster for both breads, glutenous and non glutenous, you'd just have to carefully whipe the grits inside! Besides risking a new hair-do if you forget to unplugg the toaster first you could never just wipe the gluten off the griss it's that sticky! Since things get hot in there there is no way you can get all of the gluten out and since traces even make the Celiacs sick, my daughter inlcuded, I don't think this is save. I recommend to get a toaster with 4 slots.

    I separated the toaster with a big black permanent marker, marked on top several times around the two to-be glutenfree slots including a fat middle-line, as well as the pushbutton and the front. In those four-sloters you can take out the crumble-drawers individually one for two at a time, it is perfectly save to use one toaster for both breads. You just have to pay attention that you do not put glutenous bread in to the glutenfree slots, I had never a problem with it and even though we use both sides everyday, my daughter never had a issue with cross-contamination ever and you don't have to have two toasters!

    Good luck, being gluten-sensitive or Celiac sucks, but once you got the hang of the diet (which in average takes about a year until you know ALL the traps and tricks and what not)- it's a lifestyle and becomes easy. I'm on my way there, but still have a bit to go! In either case, I'm the proud parent of a little celiac!

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  • Really helpful for Celiacs and intolerants
    I've been dealing with gluten intolerance for some time and this is the first book I've bought. I stumbled on excerpts on the internet and from there ordered the book. It's just packed with information. (I was originally trying to thicken a gravy --- she offered a whole primmer on thickeners.)
    This is the celiacs equivalent of the middle section of Joy of Cooking combined with a light dose of science.
    I'm just delighted ... it's going to expand my cooking.
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  • Easy to read and understand
    I have enjoyed this book more than any other gluten info book. The information is easy to read and understand. I have lent it to friends and family and they all have given fave reviews as well.
    The format is the same as the other Dummies books. ...more info
  • Very Satisfied
    As someone who has been recently diagnosed with celiac disease, I found this book to be very helpful. It is easy to read, humorous, and very informative. I highly recommend this book....more info
  • Couldn't (wouldn't want to) live without this
    We all know how these "...For Dummies" books read: for the most part, you just read one or two chapters to get the gist of your interest and then you're done. Not the case with this book. Danna's sense of humor keeps you reading about things that you initially thought you'd have no interest in. For example, who'd-a thunk that wheat was relatively new in the diet of humans? I didn't expect to buy this book and get a history lesson, but having read every word of every chapter...I got a little history, a little science, a little anatomy, and a lot of humor.

    My wife was only recently diagnosed with Celiac's. It was frightening to think about...for both of us. With a portable "cheat-sheet" of no-no ingredients, simple and tasty recipies, and tid-bits of trivia - this book has been invaluable to us and we HIGHLY recommend it's purchase!!...more info
    As a long time fan of Danna Korn, I have eagerly read her websites, watched her on TV and ordered her books on Amazon as soon as they came in. She once again delivers an excellent resource for those of us who cannot eat gluten. She hands us that information in a style that we can relate to, easily understand and sometimes even laugh with. I will recommend this book to my local hospital dietician. When I visited this dietician for advice, she actually gave me my money back because, thanks to Danna, I told her more about the GF lifestyle than she told me! ...more info
  • Very Helpful Book
    When told I couldn't have gluten anymore- I didn't know where to begin. This book was great! It helps let you know where there may be gluten hidden and gives great recipes too!...more info
  • Awesome Book
    This book was very helpful to me as i have only been gluten free for 8 months. It told me a lot of the hidden foods that have Gluten and most people are unaware. I read the whold book in one day. I highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from Gluten Intolerence or Celiac Disease or knows someone who does. ...more info
  • Great resource
    I am a recently diagnosed Celiac, so I am starting at square one.

    This is a very informative, easy-to-read book that covers a lot of general questions. I even tried one of the recipes (gluten-free quiche) and found it to be very good.

    I do think that the author is a little over the top about contamination, etc. I asked my Dr (who has a Celiac child) about using separate toasters, etc and her response was, "Some people have way too much time on their hands."
    Once I got beyond the paranoia I am finding this book to be a very practical help...more info
  • The information in book IS accurate...
    I hope no one gives any credence to the review that claims (inaccurately) that Danna's book has an inaccuracy. It doesn't! One reviewer wrote that Danna Korn's book had an inaccuracy because she says there's no such thing as an "allergy" to gluten, and he gave the book a bad review as a result (which, by the way, is like saying the entire restaurant is bad because you personally didn't like one item on the menu). But worse yet, this person's critique was faulty. For one thing, gluten is comprised of wheat, barley, and rye. With allergies, you either have an allergy to wheat, and/or to barley, and/or to rye. But you don't have an allergy to "gluten," even though some doctors will deem it that. Furthermore, the reviewer fails to note that Danna's book was reviewed by an M.D., Michelle Pietzak (one of the foremost experts on celiac disease) and Cynthia Rudert, R.D., of Gluten Intolerance Group -- again, one of the foremost experts. Danna doesn't make this stuff up. She's been doing research for 15 years, and has more knowledge than most medical professionals -- and I AM a medical professional. I think it's irresponsible and downright vicious for someone to make such a hasty and mean-spirited post that may prevent others from enjoying the wealth of inspiration and information. The entire essence of the book is about an optimistic approach, and the book is more well-researched and well-supported than any other out there....more info
  • Living Gluten-Free For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness))
    This book is easy to read and understand. It offers a lot of useful information. It gives you some decent recipes to try. Items that one needs to be clear on when reading labels. I have made it one of my most used refrence books....more info
  • Very Readable
    This is the first book I have read on living a Gluten Free life style that was easy reading, enjoyable, funny and totally informative. Most books are informative but boring, dry, and hard to stay interested in. This book is different. It is not theory, but practical. It was not written by an observer but by a doer. This book is also a must for a GF family with kids who must live GF....more info
  • Excellent Guide for Celiac Disease
    This is a tremendously good guide if you need help living with Celiac Disease. ...more info
  • Living Gluten-Free for kind of book!
    I actually am no dummy, but sometimes the reading material out there is difficult to understand, and often contradictory. Not so with this book, and the recipes are an added bonus!
    While I do not have an actual allergy to gluten, I am unable to eat any wheat or corn products, so following this book is about as close as I can get to my recommended eating plan without the worry! It's worth the $$$!...more info
  • Celiac disease on the rise
    With more health professionals recognizing celiac disease for the problem it is, this book was really helpful, in an easy format, in understanding what would help sufferers of celiac disease and what are possible substitutes, using gluten-free foods. Thankfully, more local grocery stores are supplying gluten-free, wheat-free foods so it's not terribly difficult to find relief!...more info
  • Living Gluten free for Dummies
    The book Living Gluten Free for Dummies has a lot of helpful information but the writing style feels full of sarcasim and I do not like that in a book in this category. I will use it as a reference but I would not recommend it to others. She has gone too personal and it doesn't work for me....more info
  • Informative and excellent resource
    This was such a good book that I read it twice. I am considering the cookbook by the author that just came out. She really knows her stuff!! I was so impressed by her expertise.

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  • Please pass the agenda-free bread...
    I was looking for a book that would gently walk me through the process of avoiding gluten in foods for my daughter. I'm sure this book has that information, but I found myself insulted within the first few chapters as a 'glutenavore' who ate 'contaminated' foods, and was by default unhealthy. If you're looking for help, and not a lecture on the Evils of the Gluten Eaters Lifestyle, this is not the book for you. ...more info
  • Misinformation in book early on leads me to return book to Amazon
    I have not read the whole book, early on the author boldly proclaims "there is no such thing as a gluten allergy." I was recently diagnosed with full blown IgE ALLERGY to gluten (as well as IgE to wheat, rye, oats, and barley). Coming across Danna Korn's incorrect information right at the beginning of the book really turned me much of the rest of the book is inaccurate? I just couldn't get past it, and am returning the book to Amazon immediately as "performing below expectations." I should have noticed that Ms. Korn was not an MD, esp. not an allergist, but also it appears that her medical consultants were celiac specialist, not allergists either. From where does her allergy information come? She also states that the spectrum of severity runs all the way from allergic responses (she presents them as least important or severe) to sensitivity (which she places in the middle of the spectrum) to celiac (the most severe -- it is!). My allergists have placed sensitivity below allergy, and they are MDs. My allergic symptoms are VERY severe. Because of such a sweeping claim about IgE allergies that is utterly false being included in a book that I thought was recommended reading, I will never purchase another one of the "Dummies" series, either. I'm sure she knows a great deal about celiac, but then the book should be called "Celiac Disease for Dummies," not "Gluten-Free for Dummies." I am glad Amazon permits return of books that are unsatisfactory, I am a bit annoyed that I have to pay the shipping to send it back....more info
  • Perfect for newbies
    All the information you need in easy to read and understand wording. A big thank you to the author....more info
  • Living Gluten-Free With Pizzaz!
    This author let's her peppy, upbeat personality shine through as she shares important information for people living a gluten-free lifestyle. Leave it to Danna to make the gluten-free diet not only easy to understand but also one that can be enjoyed. I love how a "Cheat Sheet" is provided that can be cut out and taken to the store, restaurant, and other places people may have food choices to make. There are also plenty of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes. I highly recommend this book, and if she's in your area, I recommend you hear her speak. She's awesome!...more info
  • helpful
    This book is very helpful. Especially for someone that doesn't know the first thing about trying to shop and find foods that you can eat on this diet....more info
  • Great resource!
    I now share this book with my family so they can understand my husbands recent diagnosis of gluten intolerance. ...more info
  • Simple to Read- Full of Good Info
    This is a fantastic resource. It is easy to read, humurous and chock full of important information regarding the hows and whys of adopting a gluten free diet. The book is well organized which also makes it easy to use as a quick reference....more info
  • Best gluten-free book
    I am a dietitian and also a Celiac. I have tons of gluten-free books including from this author. This is my favorite! I am going to recommend this to all of my celiac patients. I read the whole thing through even though it is sort of like a reference book, because it was entertaining! I especially love some of her made up words like "glutenated". She made the book fun!...more info
  • Read this book:
    I was not happy being told I had to become gluten free. This book changed everything for me! I read the first two chapters and decided to become gluten free that day! The author tells you what you can't eat, BUT then tells you what you CAN eat and there is a lot! It is easy to read and follow. Good tips on how to read labels and grocery shop for gluten free foods. Also good recipes are included. A must have for someone who needs to go gluten free!Living Gluten-Free For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness))
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  • Living Gluten free for dummies
    My daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We found a lot of information on the web for this condition. I ordered this book and it was more informative than anything we found on the Celiac Disease web sights. The book is very informative and written so that the average person can understand what is being said about the disease and its complications. My daughter says that every one diagnosed with Celiac Disease or even a wheat intolerance HAS to read this book. It is that good....more info
  • Dana Korn does it again!
    Dana's books have been an invaluable resource to us and she's been at it again with this book! She is always SPOT ON when it comes to the ins and outs of Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet! I bought this book for a recently diagnosed friend but read it first myself. Then I bought another copy for our home because I love being able to have straight forward books like this as a resource when talking to my kids' teachers about Celiac Disease.

    To the lady who's doctor told her to not worry about separate toaster's... he doesn't understand the AUTOIMMUNE implications of Celiac Disease if he's telling you not to worry about cross contamination. ANY amount of gluten can be dangerous to a Celiac, symptoms or not! We lost a family member to intestinal lymphoma because of her carelessness with the diet. ...more info
  • A must-have for anyone considering the gluten-free lifestyle
    Danna does it again! If you haven't read Danna's books or heard her speak, do yourself a favor and make it a priority. Her newest book, "Living Gluten-Free for Dummies," is part of the famous "For Dummies" series, which speaks volumes for Danna's expertise on the gluten-free lifestyle, and also for how mainstream the gluten-free diet is becoming.

    In her trademark style, Danna's energy and optimism permeate the pages, and she guides the reader through every aspect of the gluten-free lifestyle with humor, knowledge, experience, and expertise. Even the most technical information is in Danna's typical easy-to-understand style. She covers the medical, practical, and emotional implications of being gluten-free, and leaves absolutely no stone unturned for anyone on (or considering) the gluten-free diet.

    Most of all, she has a passion for being gluten-free, and she exudes that passion with every page. She invites you to skip chapters, but you won't want to. She'll keep you laughing throughout, and will have you convinced that, as she says, "gluten-free's the way to be."...more info
  • I'm no dummy
    Great info and clear explanations an essential for anyone suffering from crohns disease or celiac....more info
  • Gluten-free as a lifestyle
    A fairly simple book, but well thought out and with some good advice. The reviewer (who appears confused as to the disease itself) who complained about "inaccuracies" in the book should look at the beam in his own eye before he checks for the speck in other people's. Celiacs, and I am one, need more help like this book and less whining.
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  • Easy to read, understand and the author adds humor.
    This book was amazing! When I first heard about this book, I laughed. What could I possibly learn from this book when I have been gluten free for over six years? The support group I started attending recommended it and I was already prepared not to get anything out of it. I was amazed to find how easily it was to read and still be informative. Dana Korn, is well known for the work she has done with R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids). I was highly surprised to find her so down to earth, someone I could relate to, and her book was a learning experience.

    I recommend this book to the newly diagnosed Celiac as well as to those who have been living gluten free for many years. ...more info


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