Gluten Related Science and Nutrition Book Reviews

Book Review – Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic. Peter Green MD, Rory Jones MS. 2006.

  • Overall Book Rating 8.5/10
  • Focus on Celiac Disease mis/un diagnosis and complications.
  • Great overview of the subject by highly credible gastroenterologist.
  • Recommend for anyone new to the topic looking to get a solid knowledge base in all things Celiac Disease.

Book Review – Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle. Alessio Fasano MD. 2013.

  • Overall Book Rating 8.5/10
  • Great overview of Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
  • Fasano is one of the world’s top gastroenterology and gluten experts.
  • All book proceeds go to the Center for Celiac Research.

Book Review – Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free: Essential Guide to Managing Celiac Disease and Related Conditions. Joseph Murray MD 2016.

  • Overall Book Rating 8.5/10
  • Dr. Murray and the Mayo Clinic are highly credible sources.
  • One of, if not the best beginner’s guide on all things Celiac Disease and gluten/wheat-related conditions.
  • Recommend for those newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease.

Book Review – The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete. Artemis P. Simopoulos MD. 1999.

  • Overall Book Rating 5.5/10
  • Simopoulos is a pioneer in the field of Omega-3s
  • Highlights the deficiencies of the modern food systems
  • Touts ALA, the vegetarian Omega-3s benefits, but disregards the low conversion rate to EPA and DHA.
  • Proponent of outdated low-fat, saturated fat, cholesterol dogma.
  • Author has done the research herself in the field and is highly qualified.

Book Review – The Mind Gut Connection. Emeran Mayer MD 2016.

  • Overall Book Rating 5/10
  • Examines the effect of the gut microbiome on our health.
  • Explains how early life stress and trauma may contribute to IBS symptoms.
  • Overly speculative and citations are lacking, detracting from the scientific credibility.

Book Review – Toxic Staple: How Gluten May Be Wrecking Your Health – And What You Can Do About It! Anne Sarkisian. 2013.

  • Overall Book Rating 2/10
  • Poor advice on using AGA as a diagnostic marker for gluten sensitivity.
  • Scientific credibility is lacking.
  • Author has few qualifications in the field.