Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giveaway! The G-Free Diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't figure out what was making her sick. She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn't until spending time in the Australian Outback, living off the land on the grueling Survivor TV show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she pinpointed the food that made her sick -- gluten, the binding element in wheat. By simply eliminating it from her diet, she was able to enjoy a completely normal, healthy life. But that wasn't all. Hasselbeck discovered the myriad benefits that anyone can enjoy from a gluten-free diet: from weight loss and increased energy to even the alleviation of the conditions of autism.

In this all-inclusive book, Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you everything you need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from defining gluten - where to find it, how to read food labels - to targeting gluten-free products, creating G-Free shopping lists, sharing recipes, and managing G-Free living with family and friends.

My Review:
Written in an easy-to-read style, this book no doubt will be a great help to many who have frequent stomach pains and other strange symptoms. It could be an inherited predisposition to certain foods, and trigger a condition known as Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease.  In addition, there's a link of gluten to autism.

I've heard about the evils of gluten, but I've never investigated it. I was surprised to discover how pervasive it is in everyday food--even some vinegars!

Included are recipes, along with tips on organizing a kitchen, shopping, parties, and restaurants. This will prove to be a handy reference tool.

If you would like to buy a copy, click below.


The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up! It's the only thing I ask of you.) Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST June 11th and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from a winner within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.


Anonymous said...

would love to have a copy for our support group library.
gfdoctor(@) gmail. com

stumbling said...

I would love to have this book, as I am newly diagnosed with gluten intolerance. I look forward to sharing it with my gluten intolerance support group.


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PattiVZ said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book and would enjoy reading it.


Dixie said...

Hi Sally... I don't usually add my name to the list because, due to dry eye syndrome... I find it difficult to "read" books... usually less than an hour and I have to quit... I now "listen" to most of my books...

This one however interests me because my nephew has Celiac disease... and recently had to have abdominal surgery due to the disease.

Got me to thinking... maybe we should all consider reducing the gluten in our diets...

dixiedylla at yahoo dot com

KPort207 said...

I would love to read this book. I think it may help my granddaughter. Thanks.

kport207 at gmail dot com

A Reader said...

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!

PS I love your banner!

cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

Nicole said...

My husband wants to try a gluten free diet.

Lisa said...

You know it couldn't hurt to try it!
Hugs, Lisa

TheGhostBlogger said...

zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I'd really be interested in reading this - I've had stomach/digestive issues most of my life - the most recent being mid stomach spasms that even a CT couldn't resolve. Been wondering about gluten?!

sara said...

i have several friends that are going gluten free..I would love to see what she has to say!



Please enter me. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

Enter me, please.

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christin said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the chance:)

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance


Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this for my sister, she has Celiac Disease and cannot eat anything with Gluten.


Neas Nuttiness said...

Maybe this is why I have so many stomach problems. Count me in please - thanks Sally!


Brooke said...

Been wanting to read up on this.. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

wendy said...

Am interested in what she has to say. Please include me.

madamerkf at aol dot com

ellie said...

I have digestive issues and would love to read this book. It just might help me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Allison said...

Please enter me!



Holly said...

I'd love to win this one!!