Educational Publications by Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

UPDATE: This giveaway for Ron Hoggan’s publications is now closed. Thanks so much to all who took the time to enter and spread the word to others! The winners are as follows:

1) gaile—gaile won a copy of Dangerous Grains.

2) Kay Guest—Kay will receive a copy of Smarten Up!

3) Neva—Neva will receive a copy of Dangerous Grains.

4) Casey M.—Casey will receive a copy of Smarten Up!

5) Jennifer R.—Jennifer will receive a copy of Iron Edge.

Winners, please email me your mailing address so I can get these in the mail to you!

After Ron Hoggan, Ed.D., spoke to my support group in November, he donated some of his educational materials on the effects of gluten. (You can read more on Ron and 20 Things You Should Know About the Impact of Gluten here.) Ron said that I could use his donated materials as I wished. I gave some away via a drawing at my subsequent support group meeting. I added another set to our group’s library. Still one copy of his book, The Iron Edge, and two copies of his video, Smarten Up! (How Gluten Grains Impede Learning and Behavior), are in my possession, so I am offering them up for a giveaway. In addition, I am purchasing two copies of Dangerous Grains to add to this giveaway.

 The Iron Edge examines iron deficiency; its effect on learning, memory and health; the necessary tests; and how to resolve iron deficiency naturally.

Smarten Up! is a compilation of videotaped excerpts of Ron Hoggan’s presentations showing how gluten-containing grains are detrimental to learning in humans. Admittedly, the technical quality of this video is not the best, but the content is top notch. In fact, the support group member who won this video just shared with me how surprised she was at the information Ron shared on gluten’s impact on learning. 

 Dangerous Grains shares case histories—including Ron Hoggan’s own and that of his family members—and over 200 symptoms and conditions related to gluten. It truly is eye opening.

I’m really excited about sharing these very informative materials. There will be five winners. Frankly, I think this is my best giveaway yet. Knowledge really is power, and, as such, knowledge can be transformational.

This giveaway will end Sunday, March 14, at 9:00 PM Eastern. You can enter the giveaway by just leaving a comment. The other ways listed are for additional entries, but are not required. But, I’m so excited to share these materials with my gfe readers that I hope you will spread the word!

1. Leave a comment below and please tell me if you have a preference on which item you’d like to receive (I’ll try to oblige).
2. Tweet about the giveaway sharing the link and leave a comment saying that you did.
3. Post a message on your Facebook page about the giveaway and leave a comment saying that you did.
4. Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave a comment saying that you did with your link.

All entries will be tracked by the individual comments, so you must enter a separate comment to get an additional entry. One comment showing you did all these things will only be counted as one entry, so please remember to note each by separate entries.

Truth be told, if I had my way, I’d be handing out one of each of these valuable educational items to every possible person in the world, but alas I must stick with this number. So, best of luck to all!

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62 Responses to “Educational Publications by Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.”

  1. christina on March 8th, 2010 2:07 am

    I’d love to win (first choice)Dangerous Grains or the Iron Edge. Thanks!

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 2:20 pm

      Thanks for commenting on the main post and entering, Christina. Best of luck! :-)


  2. gaile on March 8th, 2010 2:51 am

    I would love to read Dangerous Grains. I would read it and then pass it on to someone else who could benefit from it, and ask them to pass it on as well. The more informed people are, the healthier we can all be.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 2:22 pm

      Hi gaile–It’s really nice to see you here at gfe again! I so love that you would pass on the book after you finished reading it. I’ve done that more than once with Dangerous Grains! ;-)

      Good luck!


  3. Kay Guest on March 8th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Hey Shirley! :-) Please enter me in this giveaway. Here’s the thing… if I am lucky enough to win, please make it your choice what to send me! Thanks to Ron Hoggan and to you for this giveaway. Kay Guest

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 9:10 pm

      Hey Kay–You are always so agreeable ;-) … thanks for entering the giveaway! :-)


  4. Aubree Cherie on March 8th, 2010 12:59 pm

    Hey Shirley, what a fun giveaway! I would love to know more about the WHY of gluten and why so many o us react badly to it.

    Smarten Up! would be neat to have. I would be thrilled with any of them though :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 9:32 pm

      Hey Aubree–Thanks for entering the giveaway! These are really great publications and will help answer your questions for sure. Best of luck. :-)


  5. S. Davis on March 8th, 2010 1:05 pm

    I would love to win any of the items! Here is my order of preference: 1-Dangerous Grains, 2-Smarten Up, 3-The Iron Edge.

    Thank you.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 9:34 pm

      Hi S. Davis–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway and giving me your ordering. ;-)


  6. Alta on March 8th, 2010 1:32 pm

    I’d love to win Dangerous Grains. I’d be thrilled with any of them though.

  7. Alta on March 8th, 2010 1:34 pm

    I tweeted about this too!

  8. Kim on March 8th, 2010 1:47 pm

    I tweeted!

    Check out this giveaway at Gluten-free Easily – #gf #glutenfree #celiac

    I loved Dangerous Grains – great book!! I read it back when I was first diagnosed.


    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:02 pm

      Thanks so much for spreading the word, Kim! And, also for giving positive feedback on Dangerous Grains. :-)

      BTW, most of my recent comments on your blog still show awaiting moderation. I’m not sure the last one showed up at all. It’s happened on other blogs, so it’s not unique to yours, but until I can figure it out, I think I’ll stop commenting. I’ll support you via Twitter and FB in the mean time. ;-)


  9. erin rogers pickering on March 8th, 2010 1:54 pm

    Great giveaway – Knowledge is power!
    I would love to win Dangerous Grains or Smarten Up!… both sound terrific.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:05 pm

      Hi erin–It’s so nice to see you here at gfe–welcome! You’re in the running now … thanks for entering. :-)


  10. Kelly on March 8th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Please enter me to win Dangerous Grains.
    Thanks for the great information!


    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:08 pm

      Hi Kelly–Welcome to gfe! Glad you found Ron’s info helpful and best of luck in the giveaway. :-)


  11. Sandra on March 8th, 2010 3:10 pm

    Hello Shirley,

    I’d be interested in Smarten Up to give to my child’s teacher. Because she’s a visual learner I think this would be great for her to watch instead of me telling her or giving her an article. She is informed but I don’t think she grasps HOW pervasive gluten really is in his system. It’s beyond just hurting guts. I’m also hopeful that she would share it with other teachers. I think, it would be a great tool to bring about awareness in my community on the US-Mexican border, where celiac or gluten-senitivity is largely unknown to people.
    thanks for sharing your surplus materials in this way.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:13 pm

      Hey Sandra–You have an excellent point. Seeing and hearing the presentation would be more effective. That would be wonderful if you won and the materials got circulated around the community!

      Best of luck, :-)


  12. Jean on March 8th, 2010 4:06 pm

    I would love to read Dangerous Grains. I would then donate it my local library in hopes of sharing the knowledge.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:16 pm

      Hi Jean–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway. I love that you would be passing your copy on to your library. The Dangerous Grains book is especially terrific for that purpose.

      Good luck! ;-)


  13. Michelle on March 8th, 2010 4:38 pm

    Oooo Dangerous Grains would be huge. A friend of mine is a huge fan of his and has mentioned this to me. She is trying to convince me to go GFCF for my daughter (v just CF now), but I’ve yet to make that leap.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:23 pm

      Hi Michelle–Welcome to gfe! :-) So glad your friend praised Dangerous Grains and you found your way here for the giveaway. I’m the other way … seeing the advantages of being CF, but haven’t quite made it yet.

      Best of luck in the giveaway!


  14. Jess on March 8th, 2010 6:02 pm

    Any would be great but I’m thinking Dangerous Grains sounds the most interesting.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:26 pm

      Hi Jess–Welcome to gfe! :-) Yes, Dangerous Grains has a compelling title and the content to match. Good luck in the giveaway!


  15. Jenn/CinnamonQuill on March 8th, 2010 6:19 pm

    Oh, wow, a giveaway for some of this information; fabulous! I’d have to say Dangerous Grains appeals to me very much, but so does the one about iron. Hmmm…

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:29 pm

      Thanks for entering the giveaway, jenn! Best of luck! :-)


  16. Neva on March 8th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Thank you for the offer of a giveaway. I have just found your posts and find them very informative. I am currently beening tested for gluten problems, have all the symptons and have had for years. Both my daughters are gluten intolarent. So much information, so much learning I need to do to be properly informed. Thanks again. Dangerous Grains would be my choice, but any would help in my search

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:32 pm

      Hi Neva–Thanks so much for the kind words, and welcome to gfe! ;-) I hope you have an excellent doctor and are going throught the right testing. Best of luck with that and on this giveaway!


  17. scrapper al on March 8th, 2010 9:39 pm

    Any of the giveaways would be useful, but my first choice is Dangerous Grains. Thanks!

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2010 10:39 pm

      Nice to see you, scrapper al! :-) Bext of luck in the giveaway. ;-)


  18. denise on March 8th, 2010 10:38 pm

    Any of Ron’s resources would be helpful, but I would appreciate reading Dangerous Grains, if possible. My children and I all have gluten sensitivity, and I can see symptoms in my extended family. The information in his books would benefit a lot of folks over this way!

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 8:22 am

      Nice to see you again, Denise! :-) I know exactly what you mean … so many of us can see symptoms and related illnesses in our families. I’ve shared this book with some of them and have also been known to just leave it “out” when family members were visiting. ;-) The title alone gives one food for thought, I think.

      Good luck in the giveaway!


  19. Jennifer R. on March 8th, 2010 11:02 pm

    ooh, I would love to win the Iron Edge, especially since my gluten intolerance was diagnosed based on my anemia.

    I have read Dangerous Grains (checked it out from our library) and loved it so much that I bought my own copy so I can loan it out to others. I recommend this book to sooo many people.

    thanks Shirley!!

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 8:25 am

      Hi Jennifer–It’s always fascinating to me to hear about others’ journeys and I think many readers find them helpful, too. Maybe someone is reading who has never heard of the anemia-gluten connection before. So, thank you for sharing that, as well as your great review of Dangerous Grains. (Very cool that your library has it!) Yes, it’s that kind of book … it must be passed on!

      Good luck to you in the giveaway! :-)


  20. Cinnamon on March 9th, 2010 3:16 am

    I’d love Dangerous Grains. Sounds sooo interesting~


    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 8:28 am

      Hi Cinnamon–Welcome to gfe! :-) Yes, the title is very compelling and the content is even more so. Best of luck in the giveaway! ;-)


  21. Casey M on March 9th, 2010 12:47 pm

    My son and I are Celiacs, he has iron deficiency, and I’m a teacher, so ANY of these would be fantastic! Thanks so much!

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 8:56 am

      Hi Casey–Nice to see you here at gfe again! :-) Yes, you do have a lot of reasons to want to win this giveaway! Thanks so much for spreading the word and best of luck! ;-)


  22. Casey M on March 9th, 2010 12:48 pm

    I posted on Twitter

  23. Casey M on March 9th, 2010 12:52 pm

    Facebooked it, too.

  24. Casey M on March 9th, 2010 1:01 pm
  25. Stephanie B on March 9th, 2010 1:12 pm

    I’m 5 years gluten free and just found out I am iron anemic. I would love a copy of The Iron Edge. I am studying nutrition and anything I learn goes on my blog I will Facebook this giveaway.

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 9:01 am

      Hey Stephanie B.–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m sorry to hear about your recent anemia diagnosis, but I’m glad you are already gluten free. Yes, The Iron Edge would be very helpful to you.

      I love the name of your blog. Most people wouldn’t think that gut and thinking go together, but there’s definitely a gut-brain connection. Dr. Rodney Ford, another celiac/gluten expert who I am a huge fan of, talks about the gut-brain connection a lot.

      Best of luck in this giveaway (and your healing, of course) and thanks for spreading the word! :-)


  26. Julie D on March 9th, 2010 1:40 pm

    I learned about this giveaway through Stephanie B. on Facebook. I think The Iron Edge is exactly the kind of information I’m needing for my health issues.

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 10:32 am

      Hi Julie D–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m so glad that Stephanie’s post on Facebook brought you over for the giveaway! Be sure to take a moment to read Ron Hoggan’s listing about gluten’s impact. Feel free to take a look around gfe, too … especially the links on the sidebar under gfe’s tip sheets.

      Please spread the word and best of luck in the giveaway! :-)


  27. Mikki on March 9th, 2010 9:02 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. I’ll take anything if you pick me. As a teacher with celiac with friends who have iron issues, I’m interested for a variety of reasons.


    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 10:51 am

      Hi Mikki–Great to see you! :-) You do cover all the needs for sure, and, of course, anyone can benefit from the info shared in Ron Hoggan’s publications.

      As a former teacher, I sincerely thank you for being an educator. Good luck to you in the giveaway! ;-)


  28. summar evans on March 10th, 2010 7:27 pm

    as someone who doesnt have celiac disease but has given up gluten for other health reasons, i find all this to be fascinating. any of the publications would be greatly appreciated. thanks! :-}

    • Shirley on March 11th, 2010 11:05 am

      Hi Summar–Nice to see you! :-) I agree … it is fascinating, and potentially life changing, as I’m sure you’ve seen with your own situation. Okay, you’re IN the running … best of luck!


  29. Alicia on March 16th, 2010 2:25 pm

    I have an Uncle (50 yrs) who was recently diagnosed with cancer and upon getting a biopsy yesterday, discovered he has celiacs. I would love the Dangerous Grains book as I think it would be an invaluable source of info for our entire family and especially for my Uncle.

    • Shirley on March 16th, 2010 6:58 pm

      Hi Alicia–Welcome to gfe! I’m so sorry, but the giveaway closed on the 14th. I’ll be updating the post with the info on the giveaway winners shortly. However, you can still order the book through Amazon if you like by clicking on my Books tab on my home page. You can actually get to it by clicking here if you like. It’s a bargain at $10 and really could be eye opening and an invaluable resource for your uncle and your entire family as you said. I’m so sorry about your uncle’s cancer diagnosis. Untreated celiac can certainly play a huge role in that. My sincere best wishes for his complete recovery. I hope that my gfe site will help make the transition easier. Please look on my sidebar under gfe’s tip sheets for helpful info on making the transition easier. Don’t hesitate to email if there are questions or concerns I may be able to help with.

      All the best,


  30. Terri on March 17th, 2010 4:54 pm

    I would love to read Dangerous Grains – then give it to both of my daughters to read (we all are newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease).

    There is so much information out there – and I want to read it all!

    • Shirley on March 17th, 2010 7:31 pm

      Hi Terri–Welcome to gfe! :-) Unfortunately, the giveaway is now closed. However, you can order Dangerous Grains through Amazon via my Books tab if you like. It costs $10 on Amazon. (There are other really helpful books listed there as well.) It also could be available at your library if you prefer. I hope you get it, because it is eye opening and really helpful.

      Please take the time to look around here at gfe. I’m sure the celiac diagnoses for all of you seem overwhelming right now, but eating gluten free can become second nature fairly easily. I think the gfe approach really helps along those lines … focusing on real foods, some mainstream foods that are safe, and a few gluten-free specialty foods. Please look on the sidebar under gfe’s tip sheets to find some sheets that should be helpful for the transition. And, please email me or comment with questions/concerns and I’ll be happy to help. :-)



  31. gaile on March 23rd, 2010 1:34 pm

    Shirley! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I am so excited to get this book!! I have a friend at work whose husband is celiac and he is incredibly noncompliant, so I am hoping to pass this on to her after I read it in hopes she can help him save himself. Again, thank you and sorry for taking so long to respond!!

    • Shirley on March 23rd, 2010 7:53 pm

      Hi gaile–I’m so excited for you, too! Congrats! :-) What a wonderful thing to do … to pass on your copy of Dangerous Grains after you read it. It troubles me so to hear stories about folks who are noncompliant. The severe dangers are real. Just recently I was told a tragic story of someone diagnosed with celiac who refused to follow the gluten-free diet. I’ll spare the details, but this case and those who won’t follow the diet have been on my mind. I hope that you learn a lot from Ron’s book and that your friend and her husband will, too.

      All the best to you and your friends,


  32. gaile on April 26th, 2010 11:20 pm

    hey, I just wanted to say thanks for the great book! I’ve only read a bit of Dangerous Grains so far, but am finding it very interesting. Thanks again!

    • Shirley on April 27th, 2010 9:54 am

      Hi gaile!–You’re very welcome! I’m so glad to hear you received Dangerous Grains finally and that you are finding it to be a great book and an interesting read. Thanks so much for being a gfe reader! :-)

      All the best,


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