Real Life with Celiac Disease by Daniel Leffler, M.D., M.S. & Melinda Dennis, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.


A new book from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Real Life with Celiac Disease, offers truly practical knowledge on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. This book will arm those who are undiagnosed as well as those living with the disease with the knowledge to enable them to achieve much better health than they ever expected. Real Life with Celiac Disease empowers patients with distinctly practical knowledge, benefiting them as well as those in their lives.

Authors Melinda Dennis, M.S., R.D, L.D.N. and Daniel A. Leffler, M.D., M.S., both from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are joined in this book by more than fifty international experts. They share stories of patients who have questions or problems related to celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, giving one a true insight into this disease and all its ramifications, educating one properly and effectively.

This book covers many topics usually untouched by others or at least not dealt with in such an in-depth fashion as in this book, such as, just to name a few, fructose intolerance, eating disorders, intestinally friendly vegetables and fruits, immune suppression, medications, treating depression, and vitamin regulations, and the list goes on as they share their knowledge of celiac disease in more than fifty chapters. This book addresses the dietary, nutritional, emotional, medical, mental, and social aspects of celiac disease and clearly explains the only treatment, the gluten-free diet.

People with celiac disease may have the typical gastrointestinal symptoms, yet others may have other problems with delayed diagnosis or even no diagnosis in some cases. This book will not only help those with unexplained depression, anemia, infertility, bone loss, or even trouble with balance, it can help the reader determine if they need help. Anyone living with celiac disease will gain practical knowledge from all the guidance, knowledge, and advice shared all throughout this incredible book.

I can’t say enough about this book, to be honest. I have reviewed many books about this topic. This one is unique, truly informative and invaluable.

Tina Turbin

Click here to listen to my exclusive radio interview of 9/1/10 with Daniel Leffler and Melinda Dennis.

About the Authors

Melinda Dennis, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. is the nutrition coordinator and a founding member of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She lectures and offers nutritional coaching, consulting and wellness retreats through

Daniel A. Leffler, M.D., M.S. is the director of clinical research and also a founding member of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. He sees patients, conducts research, and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leffler has published numerous articles and chapters and speaks internationally on celiac disease. To learn more about celiac disease and Real Life with Celiac Disease, visit the patient center on the AGA’s Website at The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community.

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5 thoughts on “Real Life with Celiac Disease by Daniel Leffler, M.D., M.S. & Melinda Dennis, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

  1. Oh boy, this sounds like a good one, and I’ll have to pick it up. I’d say there’s never too much knowledge you can have on any subject, especially managing celiac disease.

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