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Celebrating nine years gluten-free and happy holidays to you!

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Alison Read 3 Comments - Add Your Own »

On December 28, 2002 I received a diagnosis of celiac disease and began eating gluten-free. I could never have imagined how that diagnosis would change my health or the course of my life. I knew soon after that I needed to share this information, and I turned to the web.

This blog has been been visited by over a half a million different people over the years — that’s amazing to me! I have been able to help people find a diagnosis when their doctors failed them. I have been able to guide people in how to live gluten-free. Because my own daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies, I have commiserated and shared advice with other allergy moms. I have gotten strength and support from my readers through their comments, emails and phone calls. I so appreciate your thoughts.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support me in my quest to educate and provide support. I don’t look at my diagnosis as a curse. Instead, I am thankful to have discovered a healthy way to live. Happy Holidays to you all!

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  1. Great Site!! I have had a bad skin rash for over 2 years and have read about hundreds of others that have been living with the same problem. I have been to every doctor and dermatologist with no results. My daughter convinced me to try Gluten free for one month to simply see if it helped with my stomach and bloating problems after eating, all I can say is WOW! I have no rash, lost 25 lbs in 3 months and I feel great. Your site is so “down to earth” it’s real for people who do not have a chef and I cant thank you enough. Happy new year and thank you for all your help. Tim

  2. Hi Tim,
    That’s great about your rash!! And all the other benefits! Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Hey Alison, Thanks for all of the helpful information you have provided thus far on your site. My favorite article is still “Thinking Outside the Celiac Box” and others about gluten sensitivity. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and awesome articles! I, for one of many, appreciate it! 🙂