Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism


A compelling story from an emergency/trauma/critical care nurse’s perspective of her own struggle to regain health after 40 years of being misdiagnosed as many different maladies instead of being diagnosed correctly with celiac disease after a scary 4 year plummet into multisystem organ failure. Dough Nation investigates the health, social, political and economic factors regarding gluten intolerance and celiac disease and how the largest untapped market in the world is being manipulated. Many additional stories from the authors of close circle of friends and family reinforce the primary call for a national mass screening for celiac disease. This book is a strong indication of how much you need to be paying attention to the power of the food you are eating, the lack of health care education regarding celiac disease, the history of celiac disease in the United States and the world and how you can become your own health care advocate.

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About the Author

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN lives in Corvallis, Oregon. Formerly an emergency/trauma/critical care nurse for 17 years, now passionately working to educate everyone about the public health crisis undiagnosed gluten intolerance and celiac disease have caused. Nadine is an expert gluten intolerance and celiac disease educator, speaker and consultant. After adopting a gluten free diet, followed by her variation of a Paleo lifestyle, Nadine has started her own independent nursing businesses, RN On Call, Inc., Gluten Free RN and Celiac Nurse Consulting. She has also completed marathons, participated in many runs, climbed S. Sister and Mt. St. Helens and looks forward to a long, healthy and adventure-filled life.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gluten Free RN Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 178 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0996189246
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0996189248
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches


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