Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance are sensitivities to the gluten in wheat. People with celiac disease have a genetic predisposition, causing the proteins in wheat, barley and rye to create an inflammatory process in the small intestine.
For a person with celiac disease, it is absolutely mandatory to maintain a strict diet for life. Currently there is no other treatment. The "gluten-free" lifestyle also reduces the risk of many other diseases, including cancer, caused by the inflammatory process.
What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Living provides the medical advice that people expect from nurses. Each chapter opens with a first-person vignette and since the "gluten-free" diet is challenging, the book is written to inform and encourage individuals, while also emphasizing nutrition. Written in a user-friendly style, it will be easy for people to access the information they want and need without dealing with complex data or details.