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MY AIM FOR THIS BOOK IS VERY SIMPLE: to provide hope for those who, like myself, suffer from autoimmune disorders like celiac disease, or any other medical condition—such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD, and ADHD—that may require a change of diet. The latest research reveals that a growing number of cancer treatments are significantly more effective when the patients are placed on a gluten-free diet.

So how does one make such a radical change in their diet and still find pleasure in food? The act of eating is one of the highest forms of pleasure in the tableaux of human experience. When this aspect of my life was taken from me, I immediately took note. The seemingly simple act of eating became a complex, frustrating task, rather than a moment of pleasure. I set out to reclaim this birthright, and here, in these pages, you will find that life without gluten can be just as good, if not better, than what came before.