For almost a decade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn’t figure out what was making her so sick. She consulted doctors and nutritionists—no one had any answers. But while starving in the Australian Outback on the TV show Survivor, her symptoms vanished. It was clear that something in her diet back home had been severely damaging her body—but what?
Upon her return to the U.S., Hasselbeck diagnosed herself with celiac disease (she was later formally diagnosed by Dr. Peter Green), an autoimmune reaction to gluten: the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and some oats. Removing this one element would be the key to restoring her health. But she still had to revamp her diet, spot gluten in popular products, and order G-Free meals at restaurants. THE G-FREE DIET simplifi es all this work for the estimated three million Americans who have celiac disease, the 30 million who have food intolerances, and the millions more who want to reshape their bodies inside and out.
In November 2003, Elisabeth Hasselbeck joined ABC's The View, as a co-host. Unafraid to express her candid views, Mrs. Hasselbeck has proven herself as a woman who will not let her voice be compromised, while maintaining thoughtful conversation ranging from war to womens’ issues.
The View, recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Talk Show," is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues and share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and lively, colorful conversations. The program premiered in August 1997, and is broadcast live weekdays from New York City. In addition, The View has received 22 Daytime Emmy Awards and has 10 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host for Ms. Hasselbeck and her co-hosts. The View celebrated its 2000th Show on February 2, 2006 and is currently in its 11th season. On it, Mrs. Hasselbeck has interviewed celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Madonna, to politicians including Senator Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Former President Clinton, Former President Bush, and current President Barack Obama.
In August 2004, Mrs. Hasselbeck spoke at the Republican National Convention, where she delivered a heartfelt speech that emphasized her continued effort in support of Breast Cancer prevention and research. In 2008 she joined the Presidential campaign, and hit the trails in support of the Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain.
In June 2004, Elisabeth ran through the streets of New York City carrying the official Olympic Torch in celebration of the Summer Games in Athens, Greece. In recent years she has worked with the, Alzheimers Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Making Memories Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Wireless Amber Alert Program Initiative, and Autism Speaks, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Elisabeth has committed to raising awareness about the autoimmune disease. She is the author of “THE G-FREE DIET”, released May of 2009.
Previously Mrs. Hasselbeck exhibited her flair for fashion as host of the Style Network's The Look for Less, where she helped viewers find designer styles at bargain prices. She has served as spokeperson and done commercial work for Reebok, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, Bright Beginnings Infant Formula and Dreft. Elisabeth was formerly known to television audiences as a participant on the wildly popular second edition of Survivor: The Australian Outback. While competing in Australia, Mrs. Hasselbeck used her competitive drive and survival skills to outwit, outplay, and outlast her way to the final four.
Prior to working on-camera,, Mrs. Hasselbeck designed shoes for PUMA. Currently, she designs womens’ apparel line for QVC: “Elisabeth Hasselbeck for Dialogue”.
A 1999 Fine Arts graduate from Boston College, Mrs. Hasselbeck's focus was on large scale paintings and industrial design. While at B.C. she captained her Division-1 softball team to back-to-back Big East championships. In 1999 she completed the Boston Marathon. She has been honored with the Boston College Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mrs. Hasselbeck resides in New York City with her husband, Tim Hasselbeck-ESPN NFL Analyst and former NFL quarterback, and their children. Grace and Taylor. The couple is expecting their third child in August.