Years ago, it would be very hard for you to find any websites or blogs about living a gluten free lifestyle. But now that celiac disease and gluten free foods are becoming more recognized and well known, there are a countless number of websites out there. I have visited probably hundreds of websites about gluten free living since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease almost 4 years ago, and these are the ones I have found to be the best:
Within the past few months, going on a gluten free diet has become somewhat of a trend. However, people do not realize that for some it is not a choice, but a necessity. For those who have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which the body cannot process the protein gluten, it is necessary to go on a gluten free diet. If not, it could lead to other diseases and would just make you feel overall very uncomfortable. A really good website on celiac disease, is www.celiac.com. On this website, you can read about the disease and get a lot of information, as well as get some good gluten free recipes, reviews on gluten free food, and a lot of other really helpful information. It also has links to recent articles on celiac disease and gluten free foods. My favorite part of the website it its post on allergy vs intolerance, which is really good for those to learn the difference and learn why people live gluten free.
No matter how long you have been living gluten free and how many gluten free recipes you have tried, it is always refreshing to see some new ideas. One of the best gluten free blogs to find these ideas is “Gluten Free Goddess,” which is a popular blog run by a woman named Karina. One thing I love about this blog is the pictures of all the food that comes out of the recipes. It all just looks so mouth watering that you will instantly want to try them all. The recipes are also really easy to follow, which is very helpful. Not only does the blog feature recipes, but it also has a page just dedicated to questions that newcomers to the gluten free diet frequently ask. Definitely check her blog out!
When people first go gluten free, they do not necessarily realize what being entirely gluten free entails. It not only means eating everything gluten free, but also using all gluten free products for everything that goes in or on your body (besides clothes of course). This includes everything from lotions, shampoos, eye drops, and most importantly, cosmetics. It is forgotten that the skin is the biggest organ in your body. It is porous and absorbs everything. So if you truly want to go gluten free, definitely change cosmetics, which this blog can help you with! The woman who runs this blog, Kristen, comes off as very passionate about healthy cosmetics. She has a lot of cosmetic products listed on her site that are entirely gluten free. They are not just random products either, they are quality items that she has tested herself. The fact that she has used them herself makes me trust her recommendations even more. I will definitely be trying out some of her other recommendations, and you should too!
One website that I have recently really gotten into is “Gluten Free Frenzy.” It is listed as the number one gluten free giveaway site- and who doesn’t love a giveaway?! Frequently, the blog features ’25 days of giveaways’ for different occasions, like the New Year and Christmas. So for 25 days, the site gave away different gluten free items to lucky winners. The site does not only do giveaways, but also releases posts about being gluten free and also gluten free recipes. There is also a whole section of this website that is dedicated to ‘frenzy favorites,’ which are the favorite products of the blog runner. Every time I visit this blog, I find a new product I was not familiar with before or see a new recipe I would like to try out. The layout is also very colorful and friendly and makes you want to stay on the page longer. It is definitely one of my favorite gluten free websites right now!
And finally… my new favorite gluten free blog- “The Gluten Dude.” I just recently discovered “The Dude’s” blog while researching other gluten free blogs before creating my own. Once I started reading the posts, I was instantly hooked. I don’t know if it is the content he talks about, or his sincere voice in his posts, but something about his writing makes it feel personal. In his blog, he covers everything from gluten free celebrities, doctors, his readers’ personals stories, as well as his own tales. Recently, he has asked his readers to share their gluten-free love stories. What has come of that are heart touching stories about couples and families helping each other live their gluten free lives. I would highly recommend checking out his blog.