Mar 2, 2009

Amazing Awareness - Dr. Wangen's New Book

Dr. Stephen Wangen’s new book is called “Healthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance”. Here are some quotes from the press release,New Book Sheds Light on Gluten Intolerance Affecting Millions”.

"There are over 200 different maladies known to be associated with gluten intolerance, yet millions suffer due to the lack of proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Stephen Wangen's new book, "Healthier Without Wheat" finally cuts through the confusion to help people and their physicians identify and treat their wheat and gluten related health problems. This book explains, in down to earth language: wheat allergies, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, the range of symptoms they cause, and how to test for and treat them."

"For physicians and patients alike, Dr. Wangen points out the pitfalls of testing and the common interpretation errors. His explanations go into all the detail needed by physicians, but with a simplicity easily understood by everyone else. He even addresses the doctor's biggest challenge: when treatment doesn't work."

Here is a quote from the Library Journal, which recommends books for libraries to purchase.

"Of the many books on celiac disease and gluten intolerance on the market today, this is one of the best for both patients and those in the medical field."

I recently looked at a public library branch in Montgomery County, Maryland and didn't see many books on Celiac Disease. I just discovered that they accept suggestions for books to purchase, so I will be submitting this book on their online form. I plan to submit other gluten free books as well. Please join me in making similar requests at your public library. They will not consider purchasing books that were published more than two years ago.

Dr. Wangen, who has Celiac Disease and a dairy allergy, founded the IBS Treatment Center and Center for Food Allergies in Seattle, Washington. He is also the author of “The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution”. He was originally diagnosed with IBS, and then while in medical school, discovered he had Celiac Disease. You can view a list of his upcoming public appearances on the IBS Treatment Center website and learn more on his blog. If you would like to request that he speak at your group, send an email to You can order the book here or from Amazon.

Update - March 3, 2009 - Here is a list of the gluten free books available at my public library. Now that their online search is working today, I see that they have more books than I originally thought, but only a few copies of some of them. This is one of the Celiac books they had at my branch: "Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living with Gluten Intolerance" by Sylvia Llewelyn Bower. They also have some of Bette Hagmen's cookbooks, including "The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well without Wheat, Revised Edition".

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