Monday, January 2, 2012
A Guide to Living Gluten - Free
On the Wings of Hope, LLC is proud to announce their newest book, “A Guide to Living Gluten-free”, has been published and is available at numerous outlets including OnTheWingsOfHope.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The digital version is currently available at SmashWords.com. This book is ideal for any "newbie" to the gluten-free lifestyle, but has useful information for those who have been living gluten-free for some time.
It covers the various emotions that can be experienced when switching to a gluten-free lifestyle - relief, fear, panic, denial, self-pity, anger and acceptance, to name a few. The book discusses brain fog and bodily functions. Yes, bodily functions, which can be such a large part of the Celiac lifestyle! Also covered are the challenges faced by different age groups. Each age group experiences a unique set of challenges with a gluten-free lifestyle. The book includes a two week sample menu and gluten-free recipes to help people who are just beginning their journey on a gluten-free lifestyle.
1 in 130 people have Celiac disease, which is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, which causes damage to the small intestine. The symptoms of Celiac disease can mirror symptoms of other illnesses, and many times is misdiagnosed. Undiagnosed Celiac disease can lead to other health conditions such as arthritis, malnutrition, migraines, internal hemorrhaging and cancer.
Previous books from On the Wings of Hope include a cookbook "Don't Feed Me - Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cooking" and a children's book, "I Can't Eat Your Treats - a kid's guide to gluten-free, casein-free eating". On the Wings of Hope, LLC is dedicated to helping children with Celiac disease and food allergies by providing needed information at www.onthewingsofhope.com. On the Wings of Hope, LLC’s owner and president, Joyce Nielsen, has over 30 years of experience in researching and dealing with food -related health issues. She has four grandchildren with Celiac disease and Ms. Nielsen was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2009. She believes in a holistic approach to health that deals with the whole person, rather than treating individual symptoms.
"We are all angels with one wing, we need each other to fly"
Joyce Nielsen, President
On the Wings of Hope, LLC
(formerly Don’t Feed Me, LLC)