Gift Good Health: Giveaway (6/16) CLOSED

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Today, health information is everywhere: on the internet, in magazines, in books and pamphlets you find at the doctor's office. Maybe you have friends or family who seem to know everything there is to know about certain medical conditions. It is vital to find, however, quality health information. For me, the ultimate source is my doctors. I do not see them all the time, and when I do, I try to address all important concerns that I have. I believe that in health care, as well as in any other area, everyone should be an educated consumer. When I go to the doctor's office, I need to be prepared and know to ask the right questions.

Recently, I came across three new books that address various health issues. Two of them are written by medical professionals, and one is based on personal experience. Whether you are a parent or simply interested in how nutrition affects brain and behavior, you may find these books helpful. Read on...

Book Information
THE NDD BOOK by William Sears, M.D.

The Sears Parenting Library's latest addition is an exploration of how nutrition affects the brains and behavior of youngsters. N.D.D., or Nutrition Deficit Disorder, as coined by Dr. Bill Sears, is based on the idea that if "you put junk food into a child's brain, you get back junk behavior and learning."

Dr. Sears will explore the latest scientific research on the effects of nutrition on the brain. He will present case studies of his own patients who were diagnosed as "N.D.D." and showed major improvement in learning and behavior with diet change. Instead of simply medicating his patients, Dr. Sears looked for a better solution--in fact, with better nutrition, many of his patients were able to greatly reduce or even stop their medication. The book will also provide parents with a prescription, shopping and meal tips, and recipes to make implementing a healthier lifestyle that much easier.

THE N.D.D. BOOK will be a must-have for all parents who want to help their children become healthier, happier, and better prepared to learn.


THE G-FREE DIET
By Elisabeth Hasselbeck

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't figure out what was making her sick. She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn't until spending time in the Australian Outback, living off the land on the grueling Survivor TV show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she pinpointed the food that made her sick -- gluten, the binding element in wheat. By simply eliminating it from her diet, she was able to enjoy a completely normal, healthy life. But that wasn't all. Hasselbeck discovered the myriad benefits that anyone can enjoy from a gluten-free diet: from weight loss and increased energy to even the alleviation of the conditions of autism.

In this all-inclusive book, Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you everything you need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from defining gluten - where to find it, how to read food labels - to targeting gluten-free products, creating G-Free shopping lists, sharing recipes, and managing G-Free living with family and friends.

IF YOUR KID EATS THIS BOOK EVERYTHING WILL STILL BE OKAY
By Lara Zibners, MD

As an Emergency Room pediatrician, Dr. Lara Zibners has seen it all. She's cared for a portion of the 25 million children in the U.S. who are taken to the ER each year-and she knows that more than 50% of these visits may be unnecessary. IF YOUR KID EATS THIS BOOK, EVERYTHING WILL STILL BE OKAY shows parents when they may need to take action, and when they might be able to just go back to bed and call their doctor in the morning. With sections such as "In the Diaper" and "His Noggin and the Nervous System," Dr. Zibners covers every part of the body and offers sound advice (for example, did you know that oil is the best remedy for dissolving superglue between body parts?), all while maintaining a lively and often hilarious tone. To the question, "What if she chokes on her vomit?" Zibners answers, "A healthy child will not choke on her own vomit, unless she is drunk or high on Grandma's sleeping pills."

Finally, no more frantic late-night searches through the "why to buy," "how to diaper," or "what to feed him" sections found in other childcare books to find out if little Franny needs to go to the ER. This book focuses on the truly important questions, like how to keep her from electrocuting herself in the first place. Not every child has a pediatrician with specialized emergency room experience living in her home. But this book just might be the next best thing.


The Giveaway
How would you like to have these books? For yourself, or to pass the gift of good health to someone you know? Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have FIVE SETS of the three books to give away to FIVE lucky readers!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

For extra entries, you can do one or all of the following - please leave a separate comment for each:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
  • tell me where you find health information;
  • follow my blog (see right sidebar);
  • subscribe to my feed by e-mail (see right sidebar);
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name;
  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
  • add my blog to your Technorati favorites (click on link or see right sidebar);
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is June 16, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One set of books per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

105 comments:

  1. Kendall and Lee'sa said...

    What an interesting book!
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  2. mindy said...

    sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  3. deb126 said...

    They are sound like great books, would love to read them, thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway

  4. liane66 said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. liane66 said...

    I enjoyed reading Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  6. Kati said...

    Great giveaway!

  7. Kati said...

    I used to read all of the time, then my son was born and ... I'm still working on the book my husband gave me for Christmas -- The Meaning of Night. I'm enjoying it, but I do have a bit of trouble remembering what's happening since I stop reading it for months at a time.

  8. Kati said...

    For basic health questions, I'll do a quick Internet search. For more complex or serious health questions, I'll talk to our pediatrician or our doctor ... or I'll question our nurse friends.

  9. Kati said...

    I subscribe to your e-mail updates.

  10. Kati said...

    I follow your blog!

  11. Kati said...

    I entered the poster print giveaway!

  12. guru said...

    Please enter me. My SIL is gluten intolerant and my daughter could use all the advise on that and child rearing (my lovely grand daughter is 5 and living up to my "wait till you have children of your own" threat).

  13. guru said...

    Second entry: The Far Blue Mountains by Louis Lamour was the last book I read and I love it. It is in my re-re-re-read stack. I probably read it once a year at least. My favorite line is the last one in the book. "How will we test our young warriors now?"

  14. janetfaye said...

    The last was The Secret Life Of Bees.

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  15. janetfaye said...

    I go online for health information. I usually look up Dr. Oz.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. janetfaye said...

    I follow.

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  17. janetfaye said...

    Subscribed.

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  18. janetfaye said...

    1. I blogged:
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    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. janetfaye said...

    2. I blogged:
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  20. janetfaye said...

    I follow on Twitter:
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  21. janetfaye said...

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1796101035

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  22. janetfaye said...

    I entered Testimony giveaway.

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  23. Shelly said...

    My sister in law would like the G free one

  24. Shelly said...

    Just finished Paradise Park by Allegra Goodman

  25. Shelly said...

    subscriber

  26. Shelly said...

    follower

  27. Shelly said...

    follow on twitter - phxbne

  28. Emilie said...

    I've just finished reading The Devil to Play by Jasper Rees--very interesting!

    emvark at gmail dot com

  29. Emilie said...

    I'll google health information on the web, but I also like to talk to my doctor. I don't have any specific sites-I usually google whatever it is I want to learn about to see what comes up!

    emvark at gmail dot com

  30. Emilie said...

    I'm following the blog!
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  31. Emilie said...

    I've subscribed...

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  32. Emilie said...

    I'm following you on Twitter! (Emvark)

    emvark at gmail dot com

  33. janetfaye said...

    Daily tweet:
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  34. janetfaye said...

    Sunday tweet:
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  35. Jolly Mom said...

    These books look great too-I'm especially interested in Elizabeth's book on gluten-free living. It's something I have always wanted to try to do.

  36. Jolly Mom said...

    I follow!

  37. Jolly Mom said...

    I'm a HUGE WebMD fanatic-that's usually where I go to begin any health or medical research. Then, I use my good old friend, Google : )

  38. Jolly Mom said...

    Last book I read was the Twilight series!

  39. Jolly Mom said...

    Follow on Twitter-my name is JollyMom

  40. Jolly Mom said...

    I entered the How Not to Look Old book giveaway!

  41. Jolly Mom said...

    I faved you on Technorati! : )

  42. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I follow :)

  43. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I faved you :)

  44. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I get my health info from my doctor about 95% of the time!

  45. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    Hmm, the last good book I read was "only Nuns change habits overnight" but I used that on a couple other giveaways. I am reading "Everything Blogging" right now and it is okay.

  46. LittlePeopleWealth said...

    I entered the Bobbi Brown and how not to look old giveaway (oh no, I am seeing a trend!)

  47. quiltingreader said...

    Sounds like good books.

  48. janetfaye said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1844937178

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  49. Miranda said...

    i get my info from google

  50. janetfaye said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1891519117

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  51. Carlene said...

    Please include me in your giveaways.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  52. Carlene said...

    I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  53. Carlene said...

    I am reading Dog On It by Spenceer Quinn. It is a great light, and funny read.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  54. Carlene said...

    I entered your giveaway for Girls In Trucks.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  55. Carlene said...

    I get my health information from the internet and from my health insurance provider. They porvide me with alot of great information.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  56. Carlene said...

    I am a subscriber to your feed.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  57. janetfaye said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1899399148

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  58. KPort207 said...

    I would love to read all of these books because I feel the information may help my granddaughter. Thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  59. Led Candles said...

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.Joyce

  60. A Reader said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  61. A Reader said...

    I enjoyed Jantsen's Gift.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  62. A Reader said...

    I get a alot of my health info from the internet -- Web MD, google, boards. etc.

    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  63. A Reader said...

    Follower(liane66).

    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  64. A Reader said...

    Subscriber.

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  65. A Reader said...

    Entered the Testimony Giveaway.


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  66. Terra H. said...

    I'd like to read these informative books. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  67. Terra H. said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Providence by Chris Coppernoll.
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  68. Terra H. said...

    I follow your blog.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  69. Terra H. said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  70. Terra H. said...

    I follow you on Twitter, partymix25.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  71. Terra H. said...

    I entered the Made in the U.S.A. book giveaway.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  72. kalea_kane said...

    Fabulous giveaway! I would love to get my hands on these! Please enter me.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  73. kalea_kane said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Wintergirls. It was a disturbing book, because it involved anorexia (I was anorexic in my late teens and early 20s), but it was VERY well written. Thanks again for the great giveaway!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  74. kalea_kane said...

    I find health information via WebMD, and I love going to the Wholefoods market website for health and nutrition.

    Thanks again!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  75. kalea_kane said...

    I follower your blog.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  76. kalea_kane said...

    I have also subscribed to your blog via email (which is really a great idea because some days I can't hit my reader).

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  77. kalea_kane said...

    I am also a Twitter follwer (kellyblackwell)

  78. kalea_kane said...

    I tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1931471680

    Thank you again for an awesome giveaway!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  79. kalea_kane said...

    I also entered Mix Shake Stir. Thanks again!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  80. janetfaye said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1937903653

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  81. kalea_kane said...

    I tweeted again today: Great Gift Good Health Giveaway at Just Another New Blog http://tinyurl.com/phnlxe @aitmama

    Thanks a lot!

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  82. kalea_kane said...

    Retweeted: http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1960820170

    Thanks

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  83. Anonymous said...

    Hi I'm enjoying City of Glass right now. I'd love these reference books.Cheers
    MarionG
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  84. Anonymous said...

    Hi. I usually use my reference books, which are to numerous to list, if I have a health question or need to find something out. Merci
    MarionG
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  85. ossmcalc said...

    I would really love to win these books. I have systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is not always easy to describe the symptoms to my doctor. Elizebeth's book might provide some new approach for me in living with lupus.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  86. ossmcalc said...

    The last book that I enjoyed reading was an ARC of Loosing My Religion. It answered some questions as to what was really happening behind the scenes. A student had come to me with a problem that involved me notifying the authorities. It was one of the roughest times of my life.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  87. ossmcalc said...

    I am also a follower.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  88. ossmcalc said...

    I have also entered the drawings for Testimony and Made in the USA.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  89. ossmcalc said...

    I get alot of my health information from a support group at the local hospital. It started out for lupus patients and has spread to include other autoimmune diseases.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  90. ossmcalc said...

    I just wanted to also mention that the drawing date of June 16 is also my birthday. Hint! Hint!

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  91. Nicole D. said...

    I would love to win - thanks!

  92. TX_Jen34 said...

    I've been wanting these books! It'd be great to win them!

  93. Jinxy and Me said...

    Looks like a great set of books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Jinxy and Me said...

    I'm a follower!

  95. Jinxy and Me said...

    The last book I really enjoyed was "The Gilded Chamber" by Rebecca Kohn. It is a novel based on Queen Esther.

  96. Sharon said...

    All the books sounds liek great read please add y name to the hat. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  97. Mia J. said...

    These all look like interesting books. Please enter me.

  98. Mia J. said...

    The last book I read wasRevenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz. It was so funny and entertaining.

  99. budletsmom said...

    These sound like interesting books.

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  100. budletsmom said...

    I am a follower.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  101. budletsmom said...

    I am subscribed to your email list.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  102. budletsmom said...

    I am currently reading The Harlequin by Laurell K Hamilton and really enjoying it.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  103. budletsmom said...

    I usually get health information from the internet or my doctor.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  104. budletsmom said...

    I have entered another one of your giveaways.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  105. madarka said...

    The N.D.D. book is really a great book as well as many other Dr. Sears' books. There is an online class now that can be taken by parents which has a lot of information from this book.

    If you are interested to register for the class send me an email to andreaokos(at) gmail(dot)com.

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