Hi, I am Angela, the founder of Chronically Gluten Free: A Celiac’s Guide to GF Living. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and casein (milk protein) intolerance, I knew that my life had changed forever. Going gluten free and dairy free was weird at first, not to mention extremely expensive. Being the first person in my family to have a serious food-related condition I was totally in the dark as to what I should do. Thankfully, my trusty pal, Google, came to my aid during this difficult transition. I’m lucky to be alive during a time where information is so easily accessible. If it weren’t for celiac.org, csaceliacs.org, beyondceliac.org, gluten.org, countless forums on health websites and gluten free blogs, I would be so confused as to what I was supposed to do and eat. These websites became my life, providing me with information that would ultimately save my life and get me back to being healthy again.
Today, there are hundreds of websites and blogs about Celiac Disease and gluten free living, Chronically Gluten Free being one of them. The fact that the internet saved my life (literally), inspired me to start CGF so that my knowledge and the things that I have learned throughout this journey can be useful to others that may find themselves in my shoes (which are always fabulous by the way) one day. I’ve known ever since I was a little girl that my purpose in life was to help others, I just didn’t know how. I have known that I have wanted to be a blogger for quite sometime, I just never knew what I would blog about. Of course I had passions in life such as dancing, shoe shopping and hanging out with dogs (we’ll get into that later), but I didn’t think that my knowledge in those areas would be of any help to anybody. Actually, the idea to start a blog on this topic came from my family and friends. I have been told numerous times that I was very knowledgeable on gluten free living and that I should write about it. Well here I am today, writing about it for all of you to read (you’re welcome). I hope that my blog can serve as a platform of support and information for all of you living with Celiac, food intolerances/allergies, autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses.
Aside from being the most amazing blogger ever (I’m kidding), I am a Digital Marketing Professional, self-proclaimed shoelover (I own well over 100 pairs of shoes), dog lover/amateur dog photographer/dog momager (I’m serious – I manage an Instagram account for my dog, Casper, he’s the best dog ever, you can follow him here: @CasperTheFriendlyBichon), palm tree lover, natural health and wellness junkie, shopaholic, beach babe, dream chaser and adventure seeker (I love to travel). Oh yeah, and I have Celiac Disease (but you already knew that). I also have Psoriasis, Thrombocytopenia and suffer from Raynaud’s but I don’t let any of these things stop me from living the life I was destined to live.