Gluten Book Give Away!

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by Carol Kicinski on February 21, 2009

Finally! A book about gluten intolerance that is not only informative and comprehensive but easily understandable as well! The Gluten Effect is written by Doctors Vikki and Richard Petersen, founders of the Health Now Medical Clinic, and have the distinction of being both doctors of chiropractic and certified clinical nutritionists.

They also happen to be great friends of mine and were the doctors who discovered that I was gluten intolerant and responsible for a very significant improvement in my health. Further more, they have a very unique perspective on the whole gluten thing as Vikki herself is gluten intolerant – so she does not just preach, she practices, and really understands the day-to-day issues we struggle with. And there is a little review in the front of the book written by yours truly. (So does that make me a published author?)

To celebrate the release of this great book, I am giving away a signed copy of The Gluten Effect.

So just comment on my blog by March 7th (which happens to be my birthday!) and I will randomly pick a winner from the people who comment. Just please make sure I have a way to get a hold of you so that I can get your shipping address.

Yes, I am aware that by making the deadline my birthday it appears as if I am shamelessly soliciting for birthday wishes but you do not have to wish me a happy birthday to be eligible!

Check out this website for more info about the book and be sure to let anyone you know who is gluten intolerant or has celiac disease about this book and this giveaway.

If you don’t win this copy, then buy your own. I have yet to find a better resource for anyone suffering from the effects of gluten.

Gluten Book Give Away! – Simply Gluten Free

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Mariateresa February 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I hope I win the book!
And “Happy Birthday” Carol!

By the way, I noticed your last name… Are you Polish? I am all Polish and would love to find a recipe to make gluten free Pierogi!

to9894 (at) gmail (dot) com


• friedl • February 22, 2009 at 1:15 am

I also wish you a very happy birthday, on March 7th, with lots of good gluten free treats ;-)


The Little One February 22, 2009 at 6:18 am


I am excited for a book as I always have trouble actually following this gluten free dairy free diet I should be on.

I am so happy these doctors helped you and am excited to see what they have to say


Gluten free Kay February 22, 2009 at 6:59 am

Your birthday marks the beginning of my SPRING BREAK!!! I wish you a happy day and a great year!

I understand you moved around while growing up. That makes gardening tough. I grew up in Indiana. We like owning our own dirt, so we can brag that our tomatoes taste better than our neighbors’ tomatoes.

I think there’s an Indiana law that says there must be a clump of rhubarb in every back yard. No charges have ever been filed because everyone has one.

I’d love to win this book!


Traci February 22, 2009 at 7:52 am

Pick me pick me! Please :)


Maureen "Hold The Gluten" February 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

Happy (early) Birthday Carol :) Since you wrote a review in the front of the book, I think an “autographed copy” would be fabulous!!!


Vittoria February 22, 2009 at 9:05 am

well, I will wish you a happy birthday. I’ve seen another review of this book, but I haven’t been able to read it since it’s not in the library yet.


Peter M February 22, 2009 at 10:11 am

I’m always up for a new book and learning something new as well.

Count me in…truenorth AT gmail DOT com


GFE--gluten free easily February 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

Very cool … sounds like a great book! Most of us who have gone gluten free have doctors like yours who we consider our “miracle docs.” That’s certainly the way I feel about the doctor who diagnosed me as gluten intolerant. I will be back to comment on March 7 to see if I can win! (I won’t forget because I am doing a gluten intolerance talk for a vegetarian group that day. More awareness–yippee!) Last, thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. :-)



jill elise February 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

oh! this book looks great! happy early birthday! Hooray for early spring birthdays!


Jennifer February 22, 2009 at 11:41 am

Uh-oh…do you see my hang sticking up in the air? pick me. ;)


Absolutely Not Martha February 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm

happy birthday, happy birthday
pick me, pick me
never win a thing


MaybeMama February 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I have been hearing so much about how eating Gluten Free is better for you. This book would be a great thing for me to truly understand this.


Liz February 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Very cool — sounds like a book everyone should read.

Happy Early Birthday Carol!


AspieADHDGirl February 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I hope that I win the book.

helptreatautism (at) yahoo (dot) com


glutenfree4goofs February 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Ooh, I just found your blog, I will definately be back. I hope I win the book but either way I will have to get copies for my mom and sis who are also gluten free. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!


LV February 23, 2009 at 5:51 am

This looks to be an interesting book. I’ve read reviews of it.


Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 6:34 am

I am new to your blog-it looks like a great site! Happy Bday and I would love to have the book to use with my support group as well.


alison February 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love books about gluten!
alison AT surefoodsliving DOT com


Dr. Jean Layton February 23, 2009 at 11:06 am

I would love to add this to our support group library. We have a nice group of books that we can share with both the Bellingham Gluten Intolerance group and the Raising our Celiac (and GF) Kids group.
BTW Marieateresa, I have a GF pirogi recipe on my blog.
Hope this satifies your cravings

Reply February 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Cool! Looks like a great book. Happy Birthday too! You are sandwiched right between my two kids birthdays. It’s a good week for them!


toni February 24, 2009 at 12:26 am

Carol – I have to wish you a happy birthday, if for no other reason than your birthday is the same as my dad’s.

I’d love to have this book for my clinic. So many people have this and don’t know!


lau123 February 24, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Woohoo! More books about the evils of wheat! Bring it on. : )


Stephanie in Idaho February 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

pick me! And Happy Birthday!


Brenda F February 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I would absolutely LOVE to win this book. I regard your recommendation highly and am always looking to learn more about this disease I have.
Thanks so much for the opportunity!
Brenda Files


Manda February 25, 2009 at 6:06 am

Have a very happy birthday this come March.

Your recipes are phenominal and provide me with mucho inspiration! Thank you so much for the email.


guru February 25, 2009 at 6:18 am

Happy birthday. I would love to give this book to my daughter. Her husband is gluten intolerant and she is trying to learn to cook, and shop gluten free.


Stacey February 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Sounds like a good book. It is too bad more Doctors don’t have the knowledge of Celiac Disease that they do.


Wendy February 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I will have to read this book!!!
You are wonderful to be giving a copy away. And on your birthday no less!
have a great one!!


KSinMT February 26, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Happy early birthday!! I follow your blog for recipes but I am wheat intolerant- not gluten. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book that explains things like this. email address is:


LoopinFool February 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

This does sound like a good book. I’d like to share it with our local Celiac support group.

Happy Birthday!


eyeslikesugar February 28, 2009 at 12:39 am

I would love to win this for my best friend who found in the past few years that she is allergic to gluten. :( Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com


Karen March 1, 2009 at 2:13 am

I want this book so I can send it to my daughter. she won’t listen to her gluten intolerant Mom about the possibility that her son’s problems may be caused by gluten intolerance. Maybe someone else telling her (in this book) will work. if I don’t win I’ll have to buy a copy for sure.


mindy March 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

very informative thanks for the giveaway


JD March 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I just found out I’m gluten intolerant

happy birthday

jdmimi at gmail dot com


liane66 March 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Sounds very helpful.
Thanks for the giveaway!


kathy55439 March 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

sounds like something i should read


Sue March 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

HI! Sounds like such a great book! Myself and my 4 children are all gluten free (and my husband by default!). I was so happy when I found out that it wasn’t all in my head. Thanks for your generosity in the book giveaway! God bless! ~Sue~


hypatia 370 March 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Happy b’day today and for the rest of the year! And many thanks for your book contest; sounds like a great read. (fingers crossed…)
Am just beginning my GF adventure/education, so am eager to explore your site — and others referenced herein. Namaste.


The "C" Chronicles March 5, 2009 at 9:24 am

This GF book looks like a good one! If I don't win I will certainly purchase (but of course I hope I win!!). Oh, and have a great birthday! My mom & aunt's are on the 7th as well!

cmlums AT hotmail DOT com


MOMFOREVERANDEVER March 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

looks great..happy birthday


jeriray March 7, 2009 at 11:24 am

Happy gluten-free Birthday! Love your blog! It’s a great inspiration to me and I love the recipes.


GFE--gluten free easily March 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Just wanted to comment again to say happy birthday, Carol! Hope you have a fabulous day … stretch out the fun as long as you can! That’s my motto for birthdays. ;-)



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