:: Books about Living Gluten Free

Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle

by Alessio Fasano

Everything you need to know about the Gluten Free Life and Diet in one book written by the leader in this field. 


 Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide- Expanded and Revised Edition

by Shelley Case


The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Jules Shepard


Living Gluten-Free For Dummies

by Danna Korn


The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide

by Elizabeth Hasselbeck


Celiac Disease (Revised and Updated Edition): A Hidden Epidemic

by Peter Green.  I read the first version of this book when we were first diagnosed. Glad to see it has been updated.  It is a very thorough explanation of Celiac Disease. While I was reading it, I keep thinking, "wow, I have that. Wow, I have that too." It ultimately led to me realizing that I am also a Celiac.


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

Jennifer’s book is a memoir of what it is like to have Celiac disease from pre-diagnosis, through the infuriating diagnosis process, and then to live with it everyday.  if you feel alone or sad or just want to know that someone else has experienced what you are experiencing, then this book is a great read.  So many times I feel like people just don’t get what it is like to live with celiac disease every single day of your life for the rest of your life.  If you feel this way too, then read this book and you won’t feel so alone.


Why Can't I Have a Cupcake?: A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities

by Betsy Childs and Dan Olson

I recommend this book for younger families that are dealing with the adjustment to the gluten free diet.  In the book, a six-year-old boy who is the main character is going to a party and he can’t eat a cupcake because it has gluten in it.  His mom packs him an alternative snack but he is not too excited about it.  At the party, he learns that other kids are just like him and also can’t eat all of the party food.  One boy has a dairy allergy and can’t have ice cream!  The best part is that after the party his mom takes him out for a very special treat.


  • You are not alone!  There are lots of kids these days that have special diets.
  • But, you can still have fun at the party and enjoy yourself.
  • And, your Mom is a super-hero when she finds you gluten free treats that make you feel the same as all of the other kids.  

About the Author and Illustrator

Betsy Childs is a writer from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of The Boy Who Cried Over Everything and The Girl Who Got Out of Bed. Dan Olson is a husband and father of four. In addition to drawing, he loves church history and baseball. He works for The Gospel Coalition and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has illustrated The Boy Who Cried Over Everything and The Girl Who Got Out of Bed, both written by Betsy Childs.

Find Why Can't I Have a Cupcake?: A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities on Amazon.com.