My Must Reads
Food has been my best friend and my enemy my whole life.
These 3 cookbooks by Danielle Walker are starting to give me hope that I can, again, LOVE food.
Against All Grains by Danielle Walker.
Danielle is a survivor and fighter of Colitis. At the beginning of her cookbooks, she shares her story and it’s all too real. Like many, she fought hard against the handful of medication we sometimes are required to take. She instead turned to food to save her. And that’s exactly what happened.
Her latest addition is Celebrations, where she takes traditional holidays and events and changes the ingredients to be grain and dairy free.
God Bless her! Her recipes are amazing!
The Man Who Couldn't Eat, by John Reiner
"A personal journey with Crohn’s disease: months of excruciating treatment and the enduring effect it has on the author’s emotional state and relationship with food—as well as on his wife, children, and friends."
I really enjoy reading other people's personal experience with Crohn's. It assures me that I am not alone.
Coping With Crohn's , The Pain & The Laughter By Sonia B. Glover
This was the very first book I read after being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. I had nurses and doctors shares medical books with me which explained what Crohn's was - I was 17 years old, I had no idea what they were talking about. I was scared, stressed and had no clue what my body was doing or what it wasn't doing.
I googled Crohn's Disease and I found the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada's website. At the time, they had a recourse section, books that you could turn to for help, support and guidance. This was one of them.
It's REAL, truthful, raw and honest. It's not written by a doctor, it's not a medical book. Instead, it's Sonia's experience being diagnosed and coping with the outcome.
I HIGHLY recommend you order this novel today. Whether for yourself, or for the people in your life who may need a better understanding of what it is you are going through.
Thank you Sonia for helping me get through a dark time.