This week our guest is Dr. Alessio Fasano. Are you confused about gluten? Do you wonder what gluten is exactly and what effects it might be having on your physical and mental health? How do you separate fact from fiction when it comes to gluten and what foods are safe to eat? And how can you make the best food choices for you and your family if you follow the gluten-free diet?
Dr. Alessio Fasano, the groundbreaking researcher who uncovered the “hidden epidemic” of celiac disease a decade ago, provides a factual, research-based book on the complex world of gluten and your health. Director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fasano has been treating patients and researching the effects of gluten for more than 20 years. His discoveries have led to new diagnostic tools and shifted the paradigm of how we view gluten-related disorders—including the introduction of the “new kid on the block”—gluten sensitivity.
In Gluten Freedom, Dr. Fasano offers evidence-based research on the latest in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of celiac disease in an entertaining, easy-to-read format for general readers, healthcare practitioners, and anyone interested in the gluten-free lifestyle. With recipes, tips on safe dining and traveling, and a complete chapter of Dr. Fasano’s favorite recipes from his home in Southern Italy, Gluten Freedom offers a fresh look at safely staying gluten free. In Gluten Freedom, Dr. Fasano and science writer Susie Flaherty collaborate with healthcare professionals, scientists, and patient-experts to present the many facets of gluten-related disorders. Available at booksellers and online retailers. Proceeds from the sale of book support the Center’s work.