The View cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck brings gluten-free living into the spotlight as the next big movement in health and wellness.
For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn’t pinpoint what was making her sick. She consulted doctors and nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn’t until she was close to starving in the Australian Outback, living off the land as a contestant on Survivor, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she identified the food ingredient that made her ill—gluten, the binding element in barley, oats, wheat, and rye. By simply eliminating it from her diet, she was able to enjoy a completely normal, healthy life.
Hasselbeck also discovered the myriad benefits that anyone can enjoy from a gluten-free diet, from weight loss and increased energy to improved attention span and quicker digestion.
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.
It took almost starving for Elisabeth Hasselbeck to discover what was ailing her digestive system. Since 1997 she had experienced severe stomach pain and fatigue and was close to having surgery on her intestine. Yet after being deprived of nearly all food for thirty-nine days as a contestant on Survivor, Elisabeth found herself pain-free for the first time in years. Following that experience, an exhaustive search finally brought her to a diagnosis—celiac disease—and its only treatment: a lifelong gluten-free diet.
Though she fought it and even self-sabotaged at times, Elisabeth has embraced her new lifestyle and grown not just to tolerate it, but to love it! Here she explains how and why gluten causes some people such debilitating symptoms and shows the way to meticulously—and yet enjoyably—avoid it.
Included are tips for creating a G-free kitchen, entertaining/eating out with great food while avoiding gluten, and living with someone who is G-free. Rich with wisdom Elisabeth gleaned the hard way, this book provides research and a road map for a renewed, healthy, energized life.
A G-free diet, Elisabeth affirms, does not have to mean you’re an outcast at social gatherings or hard to live with. If you’re ready to enjoy improved health, powerful foods, and a fully refueled lifestyle, try THE G-FREE DIET!
"Elisabeth has created an informative game plan to help millions
understand and thrive with gluten allergies. P.S. Don’t be so sure you or your loved ones don’t share her condition!"
• Mehmet C Oz, MD, coauthor, YOU: THE OWNER's MANUAL
"As parents of a celiac child we are thrilled that Elisabeth is sharing her story about her struggle with this disease! Her book will be a tremendous resource for those navigating the gluten free diet. It is a must- have for anyone living gluten-free!"
• Shelly and Rich Gannon, 2002 National Football League MVP
"In sharing her journey, and by thoroughly researching all aspects of the gluten-free world with leading experts, Hasselbeck provides an extremely user-friendly guide. From patients to doctors to the media, this book is a must-have resource."
• Ashley Koff RD founder of AKA (www.ashleykoffapproved.com)