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Book Review: Quick Check Guide to Gluten Free Foods by Linda McDonald M.S., R.D.

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Quick Check Guide Gluten Free Foods by Linda McDonald is an excellent guide which informs consumers of food content and product labelling on hundreds of food choices both in brand names and in restaurants.

The food content is categorized by fat content, cholesterol, fiber, sugar, protein, and a host of other ingredients which manufacturers pack into the food we eat. Each brand is listed together with food types like grains, pasta, spices and fruit juices.

McDonald has an excellent section on nutrition facts which breaks down many food offerings by the specific organic food content, as well as nutrients and chemical content, if any. There is a valuable guide in the back of the book which has restaurant dining, product manufacturers, and other valuable content on the foods offered in popular restaurants.

The author lists a number of very valuable websites where consumers can get additional valuable information on foods. For example, choosemyplate.gov has very good information on meal choices. The book lists only gluten-free foods which are highly desired for people who are gluten-intolerant or sufferers of celiac disease.

Quick Check Guide to Gluten Free Foods is packed with valuable information for dieters, people with diabetes, celiacs, and the elderly who require more attention to strict dietary regimens to satisfy ongoing health and wellness issues.

The author concentrates her efforts on shopping tips, kitchen protocols for healthful eating, as well as precautions for dining out and eating at night. The presentation is well researched and easy to read, as well as implement. The cost of the book is modest in comparison to the high value of the information contained.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.