On the FOURTH Gluten-Free Day of Christmas
my Health Coach gave to me . . .
. . . the gift of books
Go to your local library. They have a wealth of books and information for you.
Look up books about gluten-free living, gluten intolerance, allergy books, food, and nutrition books.
There are so many books to explore! Some are very basic while others are more scientific, explaining allergies, gluten, Celiac Disease, and gluten-intolerance. Filter through them before buying as some will be more beneficial than others.
Buy the books that are most helpful. Keep some as a reference, or to share with others.
Cookbooks are also a great resource
Cookbooks are a great resource for gluten-free recipe ideas, especially if you have additional allergies or intolerances. Typically in our home, we need to change many of the cookbook recipes to fit our needs. But, as you look through the cookbooks, new ideas will jump out and give you some inspiration. Therefore, we read many before buying the favorites that worked well for us.
Not all recipes work for everyone, so you have to experiment. If this area overwhelms you, reach out to me, I am more than happy to help convert recipes for you.
The Library system here in PA, part of approximately 18 libraries, is fabulous. Whenever you need a certain book, just send in a request. They e-mail when it is ready for pick-up at my own library branch, which makes it so easy to have any book at your fingertips!
Stuck on finding the right books to look for at the library?
Check On-Line with Caution
Looking up books and information online is also helpful. There are a multitude of articles and information online, but with a word of warning: Make sure you are reading from a reliable source.
There is a lot of incorrect gluten-free information, which can possibly hurt more than help. Functional Medicine Doctors like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Tom O’Bryan and Dr. Josh Axe are all great resources. Beyond Celiac and Kids with Food Allergies also offer a wealth of information.
Even with all the information online, the library is a HUGE resource for your gluten-free life!
Keeping in the holiday spirit,
gluten-free books are great gifts for friends and family.
If you have children who are Celiac or gluten intolerant, Danna Korn’s book Kids with Celiac Disease, is a great resource. This is a great book for grandparents or family members to help them understand living gluten-free.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s book, The G Free Diet, is very informative and quite easy to understand, without all the heavy medical information that may be hard to understand. She also has a delicious cookbook.
Jax Peters Lowell is a fabulous writer! Her books are informative and quite humorous – and always excellent references.
I love to follow Kris Carr, a health revolutionary. Her Crazy Sexy Juice and her cookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen are both great sources for your kitchen!