Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in many grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Those affected cannot process the protein and may feel ill, with bouts of serious stomach upset. Millions suffer from the illness and the solution is relatively straightforward, cut gluten out of your diet. The trouble is in identifying gluten in foods and learning how to eat gluten-free. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of The View has celiac and has had to learn how to live without gluten. In order to help others with the illness, she has written The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.
In the book, Hasselbeck teaches how to spot gluten hiding in food labels and even how to keep your kids gluten free in the cafeteria. Many people who don't have troubles with gluten like this diet because it can help with weight loss. Many report having more energy and generally feeling healthier.
Hasselbeck shared details of the book on Good Morning America today, and described how to make a meat based sauce for lasagna or to eat with meatballs. The book shares other recipes as well as a restaurant rip-out card to carry along with you when eating out.