Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

by Jennifer Esposito

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Award-winning actress and health advocate Jennifer Esposito's guide to getting a proper diagnosis for celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, with practical tips and healing recipes

Celiac disease afflicts as many as one in 133 Americans. Unfortunately, 83 percent of them are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of them, only receiving an official diagnosis after decades of mysterious illnesses and misdiagnoses. In Jennifer's Way, Esposito shares her personal journey, from her childhood in Brooklyn and years as a young actress to her struggle for an accurate diagnosis and quest to take charge of her health. She also offers strategies for managing daily life with a chronic condition.

"[Esposito's] rags-to-riches story will keep readers turning pages...The second section of the book is a helpful guide to living with celiac disease."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738218410
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Esposito is an award-winning actress who has appeared in numerous roles in film, TV, and on stage, from Academy Award Best Picture-winning movies to network television hits to acclaimed cable dramas. She is the owner and CEO of Jennifer's Way Bakery in New York City, and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Jennifer's Way.

Table of Contents

Foreword Patrick Fratellone, M.D. ix

Introduction: My Story-and Your Story xi

1 My Journey

1 80 Degrees and Sunny 3

2 Hungry 13

3 Triggers 31

4 Living the Dream 42

5 Back in the Saddle 55

6 My Public Success, My Private War 67

7 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 77

8 My Elusive Cure 90

9 Vindication 101

10 In the Psych Ward 113

11 Finding My Way 123

12 "Normal" 140

13 Ups and Downs: My New Reality 140

14 Time for Work 149

15 Jennifer's Way 167

2 Your Journey

16 What Exactly Is Celiac Disease 179

17 After Diagnosis: What Next? 196

18 Relearning How to Eat 211

19 The Invisible Disease 223

20 Finding Your Way 238

Recipes 255

Acknowledgments 271

Resources 273

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