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Got this in my email today. Maybe gluten-free is going the way of Atkins, like a few years ago?! Hey, anything that makes people more aware and maybe new gluten-free food to try for us!

This is the web site-

www.glutenconnection.com

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Yeah, I do think she's trying to cash in a bit too much. But I still have a soft spot in my heart for Shari Lieberman, because her book was the first thing I read about Celiac and GI... and it made me want to research and find out more.

She also has info about stool testing, which I think is a good thing.


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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It is an excellent book and really shows people that gluten can cause a ton of illnesses, not just gastro symptoms. It is different from any other books on gluten I have read.

BUT I can buy her book from amazon for Can $14.42 plus shipping, which is half of what she wants for it on her website. Meaning, that her so-called free books aren't so free after all, you certainly are paying for them if you buy the book from her.

The only way the bonuses are free is, if you send the book back after ordering it, in which case you keep them.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I don't know anything about Shari Lieberman, but it seems to me that the criticism that she is trying to make money off of people with celiac is a bit unfair. Every book about the disease in the bookstore and every product available in the market place that declares itself to be gluten free is making money off of people with celiac for either the book author or the food manufacturer - never mind all the industries associated with marketing either. The people who advertise on this forum - and Scott who runs it - are making money off people with celiac. The doctors who treat you (well or poorly) and the labs who run your tests are all making money off of people with celiac. Restaurants who cater to gluten free needs are making money off of people with celiac. The list goes on and on and on.

Why pick on Shari Lieberman?

JMHO . . .


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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I don't know anything about Shari Lieberman, but it seems to me that the criticism that she is trying to make money off of people with celiac is a bit unfair. Every book about the disease in the bookstore and every product available in the market place that declares itself to be gluten free is making money off of people with celiac for either the book author or the food manufacturer - never mind all the industries associated with marketing either. The people who advertise on this forum - and Scott who runs it - are making money off people with celiac. The doctors who treat you (well or poorly) and the labs who run your tests are all making money off of people with celiac. Restaurants who cater to gluten free needs are making money off of people with celiac. The list goes on and on and on.

Why pick on Shari Lieberman?

JMHO . . .

Good point.


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Yes, HBM, very good point...and if this gets the word out to more people who can benefit, all the better.

I think it's a good thing :)

I think we only look at it from the point of view of someone who already knows they have a gluten issue--I remember when I first read an article that mentioned Celiac, at the time having no idea what it was--that was what led me to ask my doctor about it.

It's not really a book for us, but something that could help those out there who are sick and don't know why....


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I agree with jerseyangel. I took a quick look at the website. The book intended for people who are not already diagnosed and are searching for a reason they are sick.

Since only a small percent of people with Celiac are diagnosed the book may assist some people in regaining their health. Although, I am concerned that some people will give up the gluten free diet too soon. The website says "Set yourself free in 2 weeks" I responded that quickly to the gluten free diet but I know not everyone does.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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Just for the record, I wasn't criticizing her for selling her book - she has the same right as everybody else to sell the books she writes! I just don't like that she charges more than twice of what you pay for her book elsewhere. If she would come right out with saying that if you pay another $15.00 you get three more books, that would be more honest, in my opinion.

But it definitely is a good book.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Damn. It reads like a snake oil advertisement. That's the last thing I need, is someone thinking this is just another fad diet I'm on. It's hard enough as it is to get people to understand why crumbs scare me.

I don't know. I tend to think it's a bad thing, but maybe if it raises awareness some good will come of it.

Got this in my email today. Maybe gluten-free is going the way of Atkins, like a few years ago?! Hey, anything that makes people more aware and maybe new gluten-free food to try for us!

This is the web site-

www.glutenconnection.com


"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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The first thing I do when I come across a new book lik this is to get it out from my local library.

Then after reading it if I think it is worthwhile I will buy it.

If you have read this book or others like it, I think it would be a good idea to post a review with your opinions. I value the opinions of members here more than reviewers in magazines or newspapers.

Cheers

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