Sunday, July 24, 2011

Giveaway: Joy Bauer's Food Cures

Recently, Joy Bauer's people contacted my people (meaning me), and asked me if I would like to review her new book and offer 2 copies as a giveaway. How fun! Getting food, in a giveaway. is always nice, but it is also nice and a much longer-lasting gift when it is something that can help us with that food we are eating.

As many of us can agree, being gluten-free does not necessarily mean that we are eating healthier. I am the first to admit, that since eating gluten-free, I am eating many more refined grains and probably more processed foods. Bad me. But I have been trying hard to fix that.

This books spells it out in simple terms how we can not only reach our weight-loss goals but how to eat in order to feel better and look great. This book also has sections addressing readers who have certain conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts and macular degeneration, celiac and PMS among others. With recipes, shopping lists and helpful tips particular to each condition, she approaches each of these in easy-to-follow 4-step programs.
Step 1 - Learning the basics of the specific condition/issue

Step 2 - Making a grocery list

Step 3 - Going above and beyond with extra tips

Step 4 - Suggested meal plans
Of course, I flipped straight to the celiac section. I thought it had a nice general overview for someone getting started, or for someone to learn about it because of friends and family members. She also lists easy to follow recipes and snack ideas which I love.

The one thing that stuck out at me was that she tackles the issue of oats and the issue of cross-contamination and also how some people who are new to being gluten-free can not yet handle oats. Great. But then she goes on to say that McCann's Irish Oats are safe. I was surprised when I read this, so I looked on their website, and sure enough they say they cannot guarantee they are 100% gluten-free due to the possible risk of cross-contamination in the supply chain with other grains. Personally, I love oats, but stick with Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats.

Ok, now for the fun part...I have 2 books to giveaway.

In order to enter the giveaway, please:

1. Leave a comment to this post about what healthy change you would most like to make;

2. "Like" Gluten-Free Musings on Facebook;

3. Follow me on Twitter;

4. Post a tweet announcing this giveaway including the tag @gfreemusings, with a link to this post.

I will randomly choose two winners on Monday, August 1, at midnight, and announce the winner on Tuesday, August 2nd.

The contest is only open to US residents.

Good luck!

Joy Bauer, is the nutrition expert for the Today Show and, and monthly weight loss columnist for SELF magazine. She has built one of the largest nutrition centers in the country, with office in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. Her clientele includes high-profile professionals, celebrities, Olympics gold medalists, and the New York City Ballet.


  1. I would love to win this book! I've been diagnosed celiac for about a year and a half, and I still struggle with my new lifestyle. I have gained more weight than I would like to admit, since staring to eat gluten free, and I've been looking for a resource to help me get back to feeling healthy again.. this seems like the perfect solution!


  2. I am always up for more ideas about eating a healthier GF diet. I, too, have gained a few pounds since my diagnosis, so this book sounds like it might offer some great help and encouragement. Thanks!

  3. I would like to use less white rice flour in gluten fee baking, incorporating more protein flours without that bean-aftertaste.

  4. ten years virtually off my feet . diagnosis' include fibromyalgia me/cfids a bit of epstein barr in the earlier days [there is no such thing as yupppie flu] open heart surgery for bad valve in last year. i am looking to improve my lifestyle and get off the weight my leaky valve caused me to gain [60 lbs in one year] '
    i KNOW food is better than drugs because i am teaching my daughter how to choose such 'power foods' as suggestted by this book.whether i am picked for book or not sokay, i just want to emphasize you are what you eat and pharmaceuticals mask symptoms while proper nutrition and moderate exercise cure by actually treating the symptoms rather than hide them ..