“Gluten Toxicity” Giveaway: Total of 1 Book To Be Given Away To A Winner On February 23rd, 2011

February 9, 2011 · Filed Under "Gluten Toxicity" 

This month, it is my birthday, and to celebrate, I would like to do a giveaway with one copy of my book, “Gluten Toxicity”. To be a participant, you will only need to comment on this post and be a resident of Canada or the USA. If you would like to, you can leave a tip about eating gluten-free in restaurants, a tip to make cooking gluten-free easier, or a tip to help people remain positive about their new lifestyle.

A number will be chronologically assigned to each participant according to the order each person has commented on this post. For example, if you were the 3rd person to comment, then your number will be number 3. On February 23rd, my children will pick one number between 1 and the total number of participants. The chosen number (corresponding with the comment that is that number) will be the winner.  I’ll post the winner’s name on my blog on the 23rd and put the book in the mail once I talk to the winner (I’ll send an e-mail to the winner). The contest will run from February 9th to February 22nd at midnight pacific time (Vancouver, British Columbia time).

You can comment two different times (total of 2 entries) if you click “Like” on my Facebook Author Page for “Gluten Toxicity”. If you have already done this, then you can go ahead and comment twice:)

To be eligible for this contest, you have to live in the USA or Canada. For people that live elsewhere, I’ll be doing an e-book give away contest (More details with date and time in a follow-up post). If you subscribe to my blog (click on subscribe in upper right corner and fill out the information), then you will be notified when the next contest is active:)

The winner is Jason, “Comment Number 11”.


30 Responses to ““Gluten Toxicity” Giveaway: Total of 1 Book To Be Given Away To A Winner On February 23rd, 2011”

  1. beryl on February 9th, 2011 8:22 pm

    Happy Birthday! My tip would be to always have a pot of rice (invest in a rice cooker) at the ready. Also, it’s helpful to think of all the great food that is naturally gluten free! Bryers ice cream, yoplait yogurt and all kinds of cheese are safe!

  2. Thea Ryan on February 9th, 2011 8:24 pm

    Our daughter has been gluten free for a year. In that time, she grew 6″ and is so much healthier!

  3. Laura on February 9th, 2011 8:44 pm

    I already “like” your facebook account, but I love love love LOVE your blog!! If you haven’t already, check out Organic Lives on Quebec and 2nd st. Everything there is gluten free, vegan and raw and SO yummy!!

  4. Susan on February 9th, 2011 8:56 pm

    I always make rice…its a safe backup addition to any meal….I also try not to buy any products or condiments that contain gluten this way whatever I season with…Im safe!

  5. Paula on February 9th, 2011 9:13 pm

    I’ve recently discovered Stephanie O’Dea’s site where she cooked gluten free for an entire year using her crock pot! So far we have tried the rotisserie chicken (fantastic) and her ribs (awesome).

    My GF tip for restaurants…find local gf bloggers and try their recommendations.

  6. Jennifer Navin on February 9th, 2011 10:20 pm

    My biggest tip for eating gluten free in restaurants is to call ahead and don’t be afraid to ask. I found at first that I was embarrassed or didn’t want to hassle restaurants with checking for me, but when it is a matter of health, don’t be afraid to speak up. You don’t have to be a victim of your disease! Most restaurants know about gluten allergies and many (Cactus Club, Joeys) have gluten free menus, all you have to do is ask! 🙂

  7. Margaret on February 9th, 2011 10:37 pm

    I always call or email ahead of time to find out what is available in the way of gluten free alternatives on the menu. I find that the chains and bigger name restaurants have the best handle on it but it seems I invariably run into at least one server in most of the smaller establishments who is gluten intolerant, has celiac or knows well someone who eats gluten free, so it is getting easier to eat out.’ now if I could only find those individual gluten free soya sauce packets in Canada life would be good and sushi would be an anytime food!

  8. tanya on February 10th, 2011 12:01 am

    Happy birthday month!

    Not really a tip but I’ve noticed at potlucks that I end up with the most colourful plate due to eating all the veggies! I get to the table before anyone else has had a chance to touch the food and cross contaminate.

  9. tanya on February 10th, 2011 12:02 am

    Liked on FB as well.

  10. Sarah on February 10th, 2011 12:45 am

    Focus on what you can have instead of what you can not! Put love into all that you cook. And share gluten free things that you love with others.

    Above all never stop having fun and learning. I have been gluten free for 10 years now! Where has the time gone!

  11. Jason on February 10th, 2011 3:02 am

    Hey, invest in a bread machine. It is really the best bread alternative available to the celiac or gluten intolerant.

  12. April Lacheur on February 10th, 2011 9:20 am

    A tip for remaining positive about eating gluten free is that there are TONS of us out there doing the same thing and therefore lots of support to be found if you look in the right spots:> with more and more people discovering the need to eat gluten free there comes more and more options for us! and the prices of gluten free products are going down with the higher demand! yeah!.. Cant wait to read you book !!

  13. Shelley @ Gluten Free Notebook on February 10th, 2011 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday!
    My gluten free tip would be to invest in a waffle maker (even a really cheap one from Walmart) and to make your own gluten free waffles at home–I have used many different mixes (pamela’s, one from artisanal cookbook, Bob’s red mill pancake mix and it doesnt matter which mix I use the homemade gluten free waffles taste delicious (especially mixed with mashed bananas, flax seed and or blueberries)–like the real thing compared to the frozen brands you can buy. It makes a quick breakfast (especially if you make a batch and freeze them. It also makes for a very tasty breakfast compared to other gluten free alternatives, and the best part all your gluten eating family and friends will love them too 🙂

  14. Shannon Taylor on February 10th, 2011 12:03 pm

    Hi and Happy Birthday! I have a 22 year old daughter with celiac who moved back home last year because her chronic abdominal pain was keeping her from working enough hours to pay her rent. We’ve tried laparoscopic lysis of pelvic and abdominal adhesions, had a full battery of gallbladder testing, multiple EGDs/colonoscopies and she has no appendix (the ruptured appendix is when this whole thing started 10 years ago!) So I am always in search of anything and everything to help her live a better quality life…

    Shannon (Jasmin’s Mom)

  15. Paula on February 10th, 2011 2:58 pm

    Here is the link to Stephanie O’Dea’s blog: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

  16. Melissa on February 10th, 2011 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your blog and you FB pages. Being newly diagnosed this has been nothing short of a blessing! Much appreciated!

  17. Anne on February 10th, 2011 3:08 pm

    Happy Birthday! When eating out always ask for the GF menu(if there is one) even if you have been to the restaurant before and know what you want. Menus can change. Don’t be shy when ordering your GF meal.

  18. Donna on February 10th, 2011 3:09 pm

    Hi there Shelly and Happy Birthday.

    It took me almost 10 years to finally figure out that the constant pain I was feeling in my body was gluten-allergy related. I had no idea that it was such a pervasive problem until recently. I don’t really have a tip because I’m still a novice, but I have it on my 11 for 2011 list to learn how to make gluten-free bread. I’m encouraged that books like yours exist. Thanks for creating such a valuable resource.


  19. Kim Nixon on February 10th, 2011 3:12 pm

    I need more books! This is comment number 1. New books on gluten and celiac. More often people are suggesting that I go back to school to become a dietician. I am thinking I rather go to Kripalu and learn there. But a cahnge has to happen in my way of “living.” I want to help educate. I want to help others heal. Almost one year into the diet and significant change is occuring. Thanks for all you do.

  20. Kim Nixon on February 10th, 2011 3:14 pm

    Comment number two–cause I already like you 😉 on Facebook and here, too!

    Life gets easier as you heal is the hope I will share. No more migraines! Better energy, better cognitive functioning. Less depression.


  21. Tracie Neyman on February 10th, 2011 3:27 pm

    The best way for me to be certain of not getting ill is to start out with whole foods. Fresh veggies work better than frozen as many frozen foods share lines with wheat. I learned also to read the label on all food items every time as ingredients may change without warning. I am allergic to wheat as well as being celiac so I am constantly on guard. I have given up on dining out as cross contamination is too big an issue for me. When I travel I keep fresh fruit and protein drinks close at hand. This may sound like like a lot of work but before going gf I suffered a stroke, was using a walker / wheelchair, suffered from seizures and ataxia. I had extreme G.I. issues. But going gf saved my life. I can play with my family. I’m pain and medication free. I guess my best tip for being gf is just embrace it as a second chance at life.

  22. Liz Welker on February 10th, 2011 3:27 pm

    I have been GF for just over 2 years, and I now know my son needs to be, too, in spite of being found negative for CD. His symptoms–heartburn, incessant burping, chest pain–have STOPPED in the month and a half or so that he’s been off gluten. I now know that a negative test doesn’t always mean there’s no issues with gluten.

    LIZ in RI

  23. Dia on February 10th, 2011 3:29 pm

    Happy Birth month – & today is EVERYONE’s BD by the Chinese calendar!
    I just recommended your book to a friend who has bad ‘poison oak’ – hope they look into it!
    My favorite ‘have on hand’ mix is = amounts of quinoa & amaranth (both in the beet family, so ‘seeds’) & a Tbsp or two of Teff (African Millet) – I cook a batch every few days (20 minutes! Or just bring to a boil & turn off, it cooks itself 🙂 sometimes with coconut milk & curry powder I make myself – YUMM!
    I store it in glass bowls in the fridge, & often take along in my stainless steel ‘tiffin’ – & sometimes take to our ‘mostly GF friendly deli, a block from my office, & pour the GF soup over it – mmm.

    For restaurants – always remember to state ‘no croutons’ & ‘no bread,’ even if you’ve ordered a GF item or salad & SAID you’re GF!! At the deli, most of the servers know I want corn chips or GF bread, others don’t – it never hurts to gently remind. (I also remind them I love the fancy olives 🙂 & they use gloves when they handle food.

    Our church offers a GF communion station – our local GIG meets in the building monthly, & a section of the church library has GF books. But it still took several years for GF communion to become a reality! Ask, ask, ask!

  24. Debbie Hanson on February 10th, 2011 6:29 pm

    I wish more people knew about this! I’m trying to be an advocate for anyone who needs to know more about this! There NEEDS to be more GF food at the food shelves. There IS a need!

  25. karen on February 11th, 2011 6:40 pm

    happy bd to you…i left you a message as i confused it with the link…i am computer illiterate…anyway, restaurants are a nightmare as i said…i have to check everything…a tip….today, i got my hair done and my stylest asked if i wanted hot chocolate and i said yummm…..she came back with it and said i put a dollop of cream in it (i am lactose intolerant too) i never thought to read the back of the package she used for hot chocolate….so far i feel ok but i forget sometime…who would have thought to read the package?!

  26. Geri on February 11th, 2011 9:29 pm

    After buying GF bread at the grocery store for the last several months, I bought a breadmaker with a GF cycle and made my first loaf this week. Amazing taste difference! I’ll never buy GF bread again.

  27. Barbara Pyner on February 19th, 2011 12:30 pm

    The best tip I was ever given was to shop around the outside of the grocery store – in other words – no (or very little)prepared food. Since I also have kidney disease (possibly a product of undiagnosed celiac) I have to also be very careful of sodium intake. I love any new books that help us with eating well – and we can eat well!

  28. Liz Weaver on February 20th, 2011 8:30 am

    I have just started living gluten free and I love it! Its not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be and I feel soooooo much better!

  29. Corrina Smiley on August 1st, 2011 1:25 pm

    There needs to be more advocacy work done around making gluten free foods affordable for everyone. I think they are over priced and should be included as if they were a medical benefit or an annual finanacial supplement should be alloted through our Canadian health care or government. I’d also love a free book! 🙂

  30. Shelly on August 9th, 2011 10:34 pm


    Yes, there definitely needs to be some work done in this area:)

    I’m sorry, my book isn’t free, there is a fee:)


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