The G Free Diet
The G Free Diet by
Foreward by Peter Green, MD
Hardcover 256 pages
Publisher: Center Street; 1 edition (May 4, 2009)
From the book:
"In this all-inclusive book, Hasselbeck arms you with the tools you need to start living a
gluten-free life-from defining gluten and targeting gluten-free food and beauty products, creating G-free shopping
lists, sharing recipes, dining out, maintaining a G-free diet at home or away, and managing G-free living with
family and friends. Whatever your motivation for going G-free-whether you suffer from celiac disease, as
Elisabeth does, or want to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle, The G-Free Diet is the key to reaching
The G Free Diet book was sent to me for review. I was interested in the opportunity to
review this book because I had found out that my brother-in-law had celiac disease and I had no clue what it was
nor did I really understand the scope of the disease and what you have to watch out for in your daily
life. I also remembered Elisabeth from Survivor, a show I watch faithfully so I was intrigued.
My eyes were definitely opened by this book. I have been focusing on eating more whole healthy less
processed foods and I imagined this book would be able to guide me in the right direction.
I was sad to read Elisabeth's story of how for so many years she didn't have a clue what was wrong
with her and no one could find the reasons for what caused her frequent terrible stomach issues. I found
I enjoyed reading this book because she was so open and shared her personal struggle and that is hard for anyone to
In the G Free Diet book, I learned about celiac disease, some of the possible symptoms and even
conditions that can result from being untreated for celiac disease. I never imagined that gluten is found in
so many products out there today. And I don't envy those with the disease who have to figure out what
products are acceptible in their life.
I was hoping this book would help me look at foods differently and although I knew I wasn't going
to go all out and go gluten free, I wanted to learn more and possibly even find healthier food options for
myself. And it definitely did that for me. I was also happy to learn that Elisabeth is an advocate for
I personally have enjoyed reading the book and feel that she is using her 'celebrity' status to
help others but there are varying opinions out about the book when it comes to actual health
research so I would read the book with an open mind and look to the health professionals for an even deeper
look at celiac disease.
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