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Gluten Freedom


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World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist and research scientist Alessio Fasano is founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, the first research and treatment center for celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity in the U.S. Dr. Fasano created the Center in 1996 to advance the treatment, research, and awareness of celiac disease; his research established the prevalence of the autoimmune disorder as one in 133 in 2003. A national and international keynote speaker, he is also widely sought by national and international media and has been featured in hundreds of outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, "Good Morning America, " VOGUE, and numerous health-related websites and magazines. Trained in Naples, Italy, Dr. Fasano is visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Nationally award-winning higher education writer and editor Susie Flaherty is director of communications for the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. The former speechwriter to university presidents and international bank executives has led a wide variety of marketing and strategic communications projects, including a stint as senior editor at the University of Maryland. Her current work at the Center for Celiac Research includes promoting Dr. Fasano's research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, Susie is also an accomplished singer and songwriter.


"Dr. Fasano's insightful expertise and up-to-date research provides information that makes Gluten Freedom a must for every patient and practitioner." --Elaine Monarch, Diagnosed Celiac and Founder, Celiac Disease Foundation

"Gluten Freedom is an adventure into the newest research about celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity--easily understood, very readable, and very personal." --Tri-County Celiac Support Group, Michigan

"I've read lots of literature about the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, but this book puts it all together. If someone is looking for the best and most accurate source of information on celiac disease and living gluten free, Gluten Freedom is it!" --Barb Huyette, RN, Chairperson, Central Iowa Celiac Connection, Des Moines, Iowa

"Gluten Freedom explains celiac disease in terms to be understood by the 'patient' as well as the professional. . . . Learn and enjoy!" --Janet Y. Rinehart, Former President of Celiac Society of America/USA; Chairman of Houston Celiac Support Group

"In Gluten Freedom, [Dr. Fasano] cuts through the confusion and dispels the myths about gluten. An important work by one of the world's leading experts, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the gluten-free diet." --Alicia Woodward, Editor-in-Chief, Living Without's Gluten Free & More

"Dr. Alessio Fasano is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten and celiac disease and in Gluten Freedom he presents the facts about what gluten does, whom it affects, and what can be done for the millions of Americans, most of them undiagnosed, with celiac disease." --Bookviews

"Gluten Freedom provides an in-depth look at the history of celiac disease, living gluten free, and promising research and treatment prospects. . . . truly fascinating." --Caitlin Sexton, RD, President, Greater Rochester Celiac Support Group

"An engaging, comprehensive, and easy read, Gluten Freedom is an excellent reference for those with gluten-related disorders, their caregivers, physicians, dietitians, and the general public as well. [A] myth-dispelling, must-have work." --Marilyn G. Geller, CEO, Celiac Disease Foundation

"Informed and informative, Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle is exceptionally well written and presented, making all the information thoroughly accessible for non-specialist general readers, and is so well founded in research that it could well serve for medical student and health worker supplementary studies reading lists." --Midwest Book Review
Gluten Freedom will provide patient and practitioner alike with the most current information on gluten-related disorders. This is indeed the information patients need to successfully live a gluten-free life." --Anne Lee, EdD(c), RD, LD, Dr. Schar USA, Inc.

"We are so grateful that this serious and complicated disease has been thoroughly researched by experts. They provide confirmation and guidance for those suffering from the effects of gluten and continue to educate the health-care professionals treating them." --The Central New York Celiac Support Group

"As a pioneer in the study of gluten-related disorders, Dr. Alessio Fasano is a hero. He has dedicated his life to shining light on the science behind these pervasive conditions, and the world is privileged that he has taken his time to share his insight in this remarkable book. Don't take a word of it lightly; he is one of the most credible experts there is." --Danna Korn, Author of Living Gluten-Free for Dummies and Wheat-Free, Worry Free, Founder of R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)

"[An] engaging and easy-to-read guide. I highly recommend this book for readers in all stages of their gluten-free journey." --Alice Bast, President and CEO, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

"In an era when a gluten-free diet has become the panacea for relief of symptoms for a large number of clinical conditions (gastrointestinal, neurologic, and inflammatory), evidence-based information is sorely needed for both the public and the practicing physician to appropriately decide when gluten should be removed from the diet. This book, Gluten Freedom, by one of the world's experts on gluten and celiac disease, provides the appropriate objective evidence to make that decision." --W. Allan Walker, M.D., Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School

"Gluten Freedom . . . a must-read for people with newly diagnosed celiac. . . . Easy to understand, their updates on research are nothing but groundbreaking and provide hope for all of us."

--Lee Graham, Executive Director, The Healthy Villi, New England Celiac Organization

"Immensely informative, on the cutting edge, and very, very readable." --Cliff Hauck, Chair, Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group, Inc. (Chapter # 33, Celiac Society of America)

"[Dr. Fasano is] the Godfather of Gluten-Free." --Health & Wellness

"If you're new to the gluten-free diet, this is the first book you should buy. If you already have a shelf full of gluten-free books, make room for Gluten Freedom." --Amy Ratner, Editor, Gluten-Free Living

"[Gluten Freedom] gives clear guidance about best ways to avoid and treat problems with gluten among affected individuals." --James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

"Gluten Freedom will help all those who have a problem with gluten understand the biological processes that underlie their health issues, plus what the latest research says about these conditions and how to treat them." --Jane Anderson, Expert in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

"When faced with a diagnosis that requires someone to change their entire life, the questions become: 'Why' and 'How'? Not only does Dr. Fasano's new book Gluten Freedom provide a scientific explanation of why a gluten-free life can help you heal, but he also tells you how best to make this happen. . . . [an] excellent resource for the newly diagnosed." --Kyra Bussanich, author of Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle (Ten Speed Press) and three-time gluten-free winner of Cupcake Wars

"Both practical and understandable, Gluten Freedom is a great read and an invaluable reference for everyone embarking on a gluten-free diet. I highly recommend this!"--Kim Koeller, Award-winning Author of Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free, Founder of GlutenFree Passport

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