Gluten-Free, Hassle Free

Title: Gluten-Free, Hassle Free
Author: Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Publisher: Demos Health
Publication Date: February 4, 2014 (originally published in 2009)
ISBN: 9781932603798
Number of Pages: 378
How I Got It: NetGalley
Format: Kindle

NetGalley Description:

Gluten-Free, Hassle Free is a simple, friendly, easy-to-follow guide packed with everything you need to know to live gluten-free, including delicious recipes, and practical solutions, strategies, and shortcuts. A registered dietician and chef, Marlisa Brown makes going gluten-free a snap. Completely revised and updated throughout and filled with new material, this edition includes:

  • Over 150 quick and easy recipes, with nutritional information, including gluten-free holiday classics
  • How to stock a gluten-free kitchen
  • If your child is gluten-free: practical advice, nutritious meals and tasty treats
  • Quick and easy substitutions to make your favorite foods gluten-free
  • How to read and translate current labels-and how to find the hidden gluten in food
  • Tips for eating out and on the go, including fast food options
  • Gluten-free products and where to find them
  • How to eat a balanced gluten-free diet
  • Advice for dining out at home and abroad
Plus more meal plans, shopping lists, safe food lists, tips for creating your own gluten-free meals and much more.

My Review: 
I personally do not have a gluten allergy or intolerance but wanted to read this book to find out if it might be something I would recommend to some of my friends that are. When some of my dining partners claim a gluten intolerance, I see some eyes roll around the table (and honestly I've done it myself.) After reading this book I am going to ask them what sort of testing they've had and which books they've read on the topic. I've learned there is a spectrum of reactions to gluten. One can have a sensitivity, an intolerance or celiac disease. Celiac disease affects "as many as 1 in 133 in North America alone--approximately 3 million people" and "as many as 83 percent of the people living with celiac disease will go undiagnosed." I learned that the disease affects every one differently and can cause a myriad of symptoms from stomach pains to depression. 
This book is a "one stop shop" that includes everything you need to know about gluten-free diets. Marlisa Brown educates, informs and assists a reader in straightforward, easy to understand sections. This book would be a great suggestion or gift for the gluten-free friend in your life. 

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

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