Currently, I am working as a “Clinical Nurse Educator” at a local hospital and I’m also a “Celiac Nurse and Gluten Intolerance Consultant” in British Columbia, Canada. I am thrilled to use my book as a resource to help increase awareness in the healthcare system and amongst the public. Also, it is an honor to be able to share everything I have learned to help ease patient’s transition to a new healthier gluten-free lifestyle.
As well as an e-book, Gluten Toxicity can also be purchased as a paperback in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.
Recently, I received a new cookbook, “The Healthy Gluten-Free Life” in the mail from author, Tammy Credicott. Upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful cover and lovely colorful pictures of her family and many appealing foods.
As I read through the book, I was very pleased to see that Tammy has focused on healthy recipes to help promote healing in individuals with a gluten intolerance. Since many people with related intestinal damage can have nutritional deficiencies, it is important to include healthy flours and other nutritious ingredients in any gluten-free diet. Tammy has definitely included healthy options in her recipes.
As well as great recipes, Tammy also includes flour substitutions, discusses dairy and egg substitutes, cross contamination issues, tips for a happier kitchen, and has also included many other tips to help with a healthy gluten-free lifestyle adjustment. Thank you Tammy for this lovely contribution to the gluten-free community!
If you would like to check out Tammy’s new book, please follow the links below:
Link to Book in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Healthy-Gluten-free-Life-Credicott/dp/1936608715/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329972670&sr=8-1
Link to Book in US: http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Gluten-Free-Life-Delicious-Dairy-Free/dp/1936608715/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
New Study Suggests That Celiac Disease May Increase The Risk For Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
A new study suggests that people with celiac disease (CD) may have a moderately increased risk of developing chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) both prior to and post diagnosis with CD. I’m not surprised, gluten intolerance can lead to a variety of symptoms throughout the body. In my book, Gluten Toxicity, I discussed this in more detail and dedicated an entire chapter to examining how immune reactions to gluten may affect an individual’s lungs and heart.
My mother was diagnosed with COPD, a month before she was diagnosed with celiac disease. She needed to use puffers daily to get relief from the associated shortness of breath. Interestingly, her shortness of breath went away after she started a gluten-free diet:)
Study: Ludvigsson JF, Inghammar M, Ekberg M, Egesten A. A nationwide cohort study of the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in coeliac disease. J Intern Med. 2011 Aug 31.
Lack Of Healthcare Coverage For Celiac Blood Tests In Ontario Could Potentially Lead To Complications For Undiagnosed Celiacs
The Canadian Celiac Association has started a blog. The latest post, "Ontario Blood Testing and the Election". This blog post discusses issues around the lack of healthcare coverage for celiac blood tests in Ontario, Canada. It further discusses how an upcoming election may lead to change and increased diagnosis.
I live in B.C., but most of my relatives live in Ontario. It certainly was a challenge getting my relatives tested, due to this lack of coverage. This roadblock could easily lead to delayed diagnosis for many people who live there. As we know, delayed diagnosis can lead to many complications. As a preventative measure, hopefully, the government of Ontario will follow the other provinces and provide coverage for celiac testing.
I would like to see it taken a step further with coverage for all the tests used to diagnose the various types of gluten intolerance:)
Global BC News just uploaded my interview onto video. Please follow the link below to see the interview.
My Book, Gluten Toxicity, Is Available In Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom, Germany and Japan
“Gluten Toxicity” is available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan through the Amazon online bookstores. My book is also available in the dutch language in the Netherlands and Flanders. I’m thrilled to use my book as a resource to increase awareness in all of these geographical areas.
If you are interested in purchasing a paperback copy of “Gluten Toxicity: The Mysterious Symptoms Of Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, And Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance”, then please see the links below.
My paperback book, “Gluten Toxicity”, translated into Dutch as “Gevaarlijke
Thank you very much for your support,
Shelly Stuart, R.N., B.Sc.N.
I am very thankful for this opportunity to increase awareness about gluten intolerance:)
Fanny Kiefer and I talked about celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and non-celiac gluten intolerance on Studio 4 (channel 4) this week. It was great to meet Fanny and all of the wonderful people at Studio 4 in person.
Please click on the picture above if you would like to see the interview.
Tina Turbin at the “Gluten-Free Help” blog has posted a “Gluten Toxicity” book review and is doing a giveaway contest. Please see her informative blog for more details.
Gluten-Free Help Blog: http://www.glutenfreehelp.info/give-away
Linda Etherton at the “Gluten-Free Homemaker” blog has posted a “Gluten Toxicity” book review and is doing a giveaway contest. Please see her lovely blog for more details.
Gluten-Free Homemaker Blog: http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/2011/04/gluten-toxicity-book-review-giveaway/