Jennifer's Way

Jennifer's Way

My Journey With Celiac Disease-- What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
An award-winning actress who suffers with Celiac disease describes her journey to diagnosis and living with the condition and discusses the nonprofit foundation she created to provide information on the disease as well as the bakery she opened for fellow sufferers. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness estimates that as many as one in 133 Americans has celiac disease. Unfortunately, 83 percent of people who have this terrible disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed—suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of those 83 percent, receiving an accurate diagnosis only after decades of mysterious illnesses and myriad misdiagnoses.

Now Jennifer shares her riveting personal journey—from her earliest memories of her childhood in Brooklyn to her years as a young actress, all the while suffering from unexplained, devastating ailments. Jennifer's struggle to finally receive an accurate diagnosis is one that anyone who has a chronic disease will share. But this is more than a story of suffering. It is the story of one woman's valiant journey to take charge of her health and rebuild her life. 

Not only will you learn from Jennifer's personal story, the book also guides you through early diagnosis, sharing the steps that helped Jennifer heal. Plus, you'll find recipes she uses at home, along with recipes for some of the delicious treats she offers at her own gluten-free bakery, Jennifer's Way, in New York.

For anyone struggling with a chronic illness, Jennifer's Way is proof that you can find an answer to what is wrong with you, that you shouldn't stop until you find it, and that you can learn how to truly live again.

Actress (Blue Bloods, Samantha Who?, Crash) and celiac spokesperson Jennifer Esposito’s memoir of her diagnosis and coming to terms with her debilitating diseaseoffering hope to anyone who suffers from a chronic illness.

Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, c2014
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780738217109
Branch Call Number: 616.399 ESP
Characteristics: xii, 274 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Adamson, Eve


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Sep 23, 2017

Jennifer's story is an inspiration to those who have to overcome health challenges, particularly celiac disease. This is an insightful book into the life of a celiac and she gives good advice to fellow celiacs.

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