May 4, 2009

Amazing Awareness – Celiac Disease on Four Television Shows Today

Today was the official release of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book The G-Free Diet. For a detailed review of the book see Sure Foods Living. Elisabeth’s website lists several television appearances this week, and today she appeared on four television shows.

I am glad she wrote the book which has lots of good information about celiac disease and that she is trying to increase celiac awareness. At 1pm today, celiac disease was the top google trend followed by gluten free diet. At 10pm, celiac disease symptoms was number 95. At 11:30pm, g free diet was number 27, Hasselbeck was number 29, and celiac disease symptoms was number 83 in google trends. While I do not agree with everything that she said in the interviews and she did share some incorrect information, I am glad she is spreading the word about celiac disease.

The four television segments today were:
Good Morning America (GMA)
The View
Access Hollywood
Hannity on Fox News Channel – This was the only interview today where she did not call celiac an allergy.

I will not be embedding the videos on my blog since there is some incorrect information in them, but you can find some of them on youtube.

Here is the schedule of upcoming appearances, which includes Rachael Ray and Larry King on Wednesday. You can read an excerpt of her book, see a few of her gluten free recipes, and watch the GMA interview on the GMA website.

Tomorrow is the release of the Babycakes book by Erin McKenna. Erin will appear on the Martha Stewart show on Wednesday and make chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. In Maryland, Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart both air at 10am and both will have gluten free segments this Wednesday!


alison - said...

Thanks for summarizing -- I saw her on GMA. It does make you cringe when she calls it an allergy, but I'm sure the average person doesn't even notice or would even get the difference in such a short period of time. Not that it makes it okay, but we are all quite sensitive about it!

erin rogers pickering said...

Well said. Thanks for all the updates...

Katrina said...

Hi! I didn't know how to contact you other than a posting. I am going to be traveling to Baltimore this weekend with a touring broadway show. I was wondering if you know of any place safe to eat/shop within walking distance of the Hippodrome. We travel by bus, so I have no car. Thanks!

marylandceliac said...

Katrina - My contact info is in my profile. My email is and you can reach me on twitter and facebook as MarylandCeliac. I have posted your question on twitter and I will let you know what responses I get ASAP. Have a good trip!

marylandceliac said...

Katrina - I did some research and there is a PF Changs in the Inner Harbor. According to PF Changs, it is about 10 blocks from the Hippodrome. A long walk, but doable. Here is map with directions. I will let you know if I find out about something closer.

marylandceliac said...

Katrina - Here is the email from my contact:
The walk from the Hippodrome to the Inner Harbor is pretty far. I would not do it at night. Perhaps a cab?

Shula's Steakhouse is located in the Sheraton. I don't have any specific gluten-free info about it, but steakhouses are usually a good bet. Here's contact info.

Shula's Steak House Baltimore
at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore , MD 21201

Also, she could look into

Diamond Tavern at the Hilton Baltimore

401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore , Maryland , United States 21201
Tel: 1-443-573-8700 Fax: 1-443-683-8841

These are both about three blocks to the south.

The Irish pub right across the street is Lucy's Irish Pub.

I've not eaten at any of these but was looking at what was nearby. She should check with each to see whether they can accommodate the diet.

I know this won't work for dinner, but there is also a Starbucks right across the street from the Hippodrome.

There is a Whole Foods near the harbor, but it's too far too walk too. Again, a cab would work.

Hope this helps.


jgoodfellow said...

Since I'm not currently living in the country and don't get a chance to see all the same televisions shows, it's great to hear that there's been more awareness on Celiacs disease on television. Thanks for sharing :)