glutenfreegalPlease tell everyone a little about yourself.

I’m born and raised in Chicago, Go Cubs!!  But I now reside in sunny Los Angeles.  I’m a GlutenFree Consultant, Blogger, Social Media lover and above all, an advocate of eating real food and labeling.  I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease November 2010.  I love gardening, cocktails, great food, crime novels, research, football and I appreciate the fine line true wittiness can run.

Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.

GlutenFreeGal.com is a place to learn and share opinions about: Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free, GMO’s and general Health knowledge.  I want to bring an understanding about what Celiac Disease is, the dangers of cross contamination & GMO’s and fight the good fight so restaurants who choose to put a GF next to food items get: regulated, educated and found liable if their food makes customers sick.

How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog April 2013
Why did you start a gluten-free blog?

After being debilitatingly sick for 7 years, I wanted to start a platform to educate as many people as possible and spread the word.  My goal is to make people aware of what they put in and on their body.  I always say Change starts one person at a time and this is me doing, not just saying.  Plus, I get to rant and who doesn’t like to rant once in awhile…

What makes your blog different than anyone else’s?
My blog emphasizes mainly on Celiac Disease and the glutenfree lifestyle but it also sheds an important light on genetically modified and processed foods.  Also, I’ve been in the restaurant industry in some capacity for well, let’s just say, a long time.  I think I can add a unique perspective to what really happens in restaurants and how easy it is to be glutened by food and beverages most people would deem as safe.  This issue is a passion of mine.  We all go out to eat and we know not only the stress & frustration that go along with eating out, but the holy hell of sickness that being glutened can cause.
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?
I hope that GlutenFreeGal keeps growing, educating and one day is significant in changing the way glutenfree is seen.  There’s a quote I share all the time by Sayer Ji, “View Celiac Disease not as an unhealthy response to a healthy food, but as a healthy response to an unhealthy food”  I think this quote is significant in how we should view what’s going on with the American food system and hopefully inspire people to want to change it.
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?
I love learning and food research, through this I get to help people by providing them with info & support.  There really isn’t a better feeling then when I get a message from a reader expressing their appreciation about something I have written or posted and how it has changed there life.  These positive notes reinforce I am on the right path in my life.
Do you do giveaways?
I don’t do any type of giveaways at this time, but I’m thinking about it.
Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
Hm, that’s tough because there are so many great bloggers out there but GlutenDude and his readers comments are always a hoot.  I’ve found myself chuckling out loud or using them as a
reference on several occasions.
How can people find you?