From Crappy to Happy
The Naked Truth About Living with Celiac Disease
338 pages of advice and guidance from someone who has been in your shoes and gives it to you straight.
Are you frustrated that your body has not completely healed yet? You WILL heal. Are you struggling with the fact that you can never eat gluten again? You WILL come to terms with it. Do you dread going out to eat because of fear? You WILL enjoy meals out again. Do you feel like your life is consumed by this disease? You WILL learn to live with it. They say that life is not about what happens to you, but how you react to what happens to you. That, to me, is the key to adjusting to this insidious disease. You can let it beat you or you can fight it back. This book is all about taking the fight to celiac disease. And winning the battle.
So many in the celiac community continue to struggle (unnecessarily) after their diagnosis. They get their celiac diagnosis and the only instructions they receive from their doctor is "Don't eat gluten" (thanks Doc). So they walk out of the doctor's office a bit terrified of the new life in front of them, but feeling a bit relieved that "Hey...all I need to do is give up gluten and I'll be fine."
But dang...here I am, years after my diagnosis, and all I can say is that's just not the way it is. There is SO MUCH more to celiac disease than simply eating gluten-free. There is so much more we need to do to make sure we heal our body, our mind and our soul. This books explains it all.
In this book, I provide specific guidance for those newly diagnosed and who are pretty much scared s***less...cause we've all been there. I explain how eating "gluten-free" is not enough for our bodies to heal. I talk about the pitfalls and how-to's of eating outside the comfort of your own home...and which spots to avoid even though they claim to be "gluten-free". I talk about how having the right attitude is an absolute necessity when dealing with celiac. I delve into how celiac disease can affect your relationships and how to navigate the sticky situations. And yeah...I even throw some celebrity juice in there, the good and bad (and boy has there been bad.)
Now just sit back, get cozy, grab a gluten-free drink and we'll take this crazy ride together. Trust me...you don't want to go it alone.
I'm on page 24 and had to put it down to write this review!!! Well I was diagnosed 13 years ago. Always thin, always had a tummy-ache, blah, blah, blah. Just sat down to read this GD book (ha,ha, I get it!) GREAT info. Yes, I am still struggling, still learning what triggers my CD. THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU! Think you know it all, well you probably don't, so BUY THIS BOOK!
My humble thanks to the Dude himself (no, seriously, many thanks, man). First thing I will say about the book is it does give a pull no punches kind of honesty on dealing with this, along with a refreshing perspective (I'm already 70 pages in at this point). If anything, if you have celiac, or want to know more about it, then I recommend giving this a read. And to Gluten Dude himself, thanks for giving a youngish fella some hope on how to manage this.
This is the FIRST book you should read if diagnosed with Celiac Disease! It is a fast, easy read and will get your head into “the right mindset“ to start your journey. Will cutting out gluten alone make you feel good again? NO. Gluten Dude has generously shared his experience, as well as the experiences of so many other celiacs, so that you don’t need to make those same mistakes. You go from feeling overwhelmed and panicked to "I can do this.” God Bless Gluten Dude (and Mrs. Dude).
Since being diagnosed with Celiac this year, I have read multiple books on living with the disease. This is by far the best one. Filled with humor, real scenarios, and helpful advice, this book has really spelled out how to move from a crappy Celiac existence to, at the very least, a manageable Celiac existence. Thanks, Gluten Dude, for keeping us all from feeling alone!
This book is very good. Gluten Dude is one of the most informative and honest people in the celiac community. His book really explains what it's like to live with celiac disease, with plenty of humor thrown in. He makes you feel less alone with the disease and reminds you that your disease does NOT control your life, you control your disease through healthy choices.
I felt that I had read everything under the sun about Celiac, knew enough, and didn't think I'd ever buy another book on the topic. I had heard about Gluten Dude from a friend, and decided to try this book. It made me cry. I would suggest that anyone with Celiac, or anyone who knows someone with Celiac, read it. It tells you like it is, from the grief (grocery) store to the thing that no one tells you...that a gluten free diet is not enough.
The Dude helped me through the most challenging health crisis I have had. Nothing was working, and I could not think, or tolerate the foods I had always eaten. Fatigue, brain fog, cramps ........ Not only was his advice helpful, but his attitude is amazing.
I was lost and didn't even know where to start, googled Celiac books and poof! A buoy to grab on to as I drift from my old life into this not-yet-familiar celiac one. Thank you for compiling this. It made the difference after walking out of the Doctor office three months ago with the apparently well-trodden "don't eat gluten and you'll be fine" tag line from the nutritionist. I wish I'd found this sooner. Thank you thank you thank you Gluten Dude.
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and wanted to learn more. The catchy title got me and I'm glad I chose this book as my first read to educate myself in my new life. I learned a lot Gluten Dude. Thank you!
Who I am. And who I'm not.
I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.
I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.
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