Some of them include gluten-free beer such as Red Bridge, gluten-free soy sauce called tamari, gluten-free bread from companies such as Breads From Anna, and pastas made from rice (Tinkyada Rice Pasta).
For those of you who love cold cut turkey, ham and other meats to make delicious sandwiches with (such as this reviewer), Dr. Wangen makes readers aware that deli meat may have something injected into it that contains gluten. Fortunately, according to the doctor, deli meat makers may offer gluten-free products and that it is worth asking your local deli vendor for them and checking with the manufacturer for gluten-containing ingredients. The list goes on and on.
And gluten intolerance patients thought they’d have to give up beer, soy sauce, bread, favorite sandwiches and pasta for good to be healthy? Not anymore. The market for gluten-free products is big and getting larger all the time for the estimated 30 million Americans who have gluten intolerance and the 3 million with celiac disease.
In sum, Healthier Without Wheat is an essential piece of work and authority on celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, and makes it easy to understand hosts of other associated issues and ways to treat and test for them. The book's only flaw is a minor one in that some information and tips can get repetitive and appear in multiple chapters (i.e. the constant reminder of the importance of totally eliminating gluten from your diet).
I originally sought this book out on behalf of a sibling but found it to be eye-opening and potentially useful for myself. Learning that gluten intolerance is associated with over 200 health problems/diseases for people of all races, ages and sexes is just one of them, as is the mere fact that inflammation (which I have) is a by-product of gluten intolerance and can be reduced by eating 6,000 mg of fish/fish oil per day because of its healthy omega-3 fats.
In all, any publication that can help people live a healthier life and do so in a cohesive way with credible facts, research and attainable solutions is a book worth buying. Healthier Without Wheat is a promising book in that regard.
To learn more about gluten intolerance and an option to get a personally signed copy of this book, visit Dr. Wagnen’s IBS Treatment Center page.