We do a gluten-free AND dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free diet every day! It is not that hard. My children are thriving. If it were not for their modified diet, I would have two hyperactive, hard to manage, challenging boys.
Buffalo, New York (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -
Motivational Speaker and cookbook author Lisa a. Lundy is leading the charge for outing what she calls America's top secret medical disorder - celiac disease in a new video you can view here. Celiac disease is more common than Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, which are diseases that are household words in our country. Celiac disease is estimated to affect at least 1% of the U.S. population, yet currently 97% of the people with celiac disease do not yet know that they have celiac disease. Undiagnosed celiac disease increases the risk of cancer by 200-300% according to a Celiac Sprue Association Fact Sheet that you can download http://www.TheSuperAllergyCookbook.com. Undiagnosed celiac disease also increases the risk of miscarriage by 800-900%. There are over 300 signs, symptoms, complications and associated disorders associated with celiac disease including abdominal pain or bloating, acid reflux, anemia, anxiety or depression, arthritis, constipation or diarrhea, chronic fatigue, diabetes, headache or migraine, insomnia, irritable bowel, miscarriage, malnutrition, heart disease, unexplained weight gain or weight loss, dental enamel defects, infertility and cancer.
Celiac disease, the most common autoimmune disease in the world, can affect both children and adults. While there are many symptoms for celiac disease, an individual can have an active case of celiac disease without having any symptoms. Eating gluten, an amino acid sequence found in grains like wheat, barley, rye and other common grains, in a person with an active case of celiac disease will damage, flatten or eventually destroy the villi in the body's small intestine. Early diagnosis often allows the villi to grow back and restores the body to full health. The treatment for celiac disease is eating foods that are gluten-free.
The staggering numbers, over 3 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening disease, are causing some speculation as to why this is the current state of affairs. Two consumer organizations dedicated to helping people get diagnosed with celiac disease and to supporting newly diagnosed celiacs are the Celiac Sprue Association USA, Inc., http://www.CSAceliacs.org, and the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, http://www.GLUTEN.net. You can find out about restaurants that cater to the gluten-free community by visiting http://www.GlutenFreeRestaurants.org, a program sponsored by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.
Lundy knows firsthand the difficulty in getting a diagnosis for celiac disease. When she was first nursing her second son, she noticed that he would cry inconsolably for hours on end if she ate a meal that was high in wheat. As he began eating table foods, it became even more obvious that wheat was just one of many foods that bothered her son. After a great amount of effort, Lundy's son was finally diagnosed with celiac disease.
When asked if the gluten-free diet is hard, Ms. Lundy laughs. "We do a gluten-free AND dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free diet every day! It is not that hard. My children are thriving. If it were not for their modified diet, I would have two hyperactive, hard to manage, challenging boys." Lundy has set up a content rich website to help people using or considering using a gluten-free and allergen-free diet.
Lundy's cookbook, "The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook -From A Mother Who Knows™", is a gluten-free, casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut and tree-nut free and other allergen-free resource to help people using special diets. With it's bright pink and green artistic and whimsical cover, you will realize that this is not just a me-too allergy or celiac cookbook. The first 100 pages are filled with helpful, must know information for special diets. Over 225 delicious recipes fill this highly praised book. Her book is available at http://www.TheSuperAllergyCookbook.com.
Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 405 pages
Soft Cover, Perfect Bound
Contact: Ms. Lisa Lundy
Phone: (716) 835-6392