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Have you been confronted with a medical diagnosis that has altered your otherwise comfortable and peaceful life?
Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Weiss, RD , CDCES was happily raising her family in central New Jersey when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. With little support for what was then a relatively unknown condition, she was forced to face her reactions and behaviors as she navigated many, often unpleasant, life changes to accommodate this disease.
Drawing on her experience as both a person with celiac disease and as a practicing dietitian, Margaret wrote Eat Your Rice Cakes to explore this journey of change. With humor and pragmatism, she speaks to both patients and providers of healthcare with a combination of personal and professional experiences that illustrate our responses to significant upheaval. Told with humor and insight through her eyes, the book offers an inspirational way for all readers to process life-altering change across a wide range of medical disorders with an ultimate vision of empowerment and compassion.
In Eat Your Rice Cakes, Margaret Weiss, RD, CDCES, melds her personal journey with her background in science to create the perfect handbook to guide someone through a diagnosis that requires a major dietary lifestyle change. With insight, warmth and humor, the author embraces patients where they are, allowing room for individuality, grief, affirmation and the vision to reframe and transform their future. This book—filled with compassion, clinical experience and technical wisdom—should be required reading for medical doctors and students alike!
Ann Campanella, author of Celiac Mom, One family's gluten-free journey after a daughter's diagnosis, is an award-winning memoir writer and magazine and newspaper journalist. She is a manager and director of AlzAuthors, a nonprofit organization representing over 250 books about Alzheimer's and dementia. Ann's website is http://www.anncampanella.com/.
This book empowers both patients and providers alike to approach a major lifestyle change with not only objective fact, but compassion for the very real humans involved in the process. With tips on how to establish a treatment plan based on the individual patient's unique circumstances, strategies for dealing with the mental and emotional toll of a transitioning to a new lifestyle, and straightforward examples to illustrate any technique she mentions, Weiss has created something that anyone struggling with major life changes, not just patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, can benefit from reading.
Alice Bast, CEO
Patient, nutritionist, educator and author, Margaret Weiss takes the reader through the process of her experiences in the diagnosis of celiac disease and in doing so provides a road map for others. Her graduating to nutritionist and educator furthers her insight into patients’ experiences. This book is a valuable guide to being at ease with a diagnosis of celiac disease.
Peter HR Green MD
Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine
Director of the Celiac Disease Center
Columbia University Medical Center