My adventures began when I originally launched GlutenFreeHelp.info as a gluten-free resource site to share the research I had collected over the many years while trying to diagnose my own gluten-induced symptoms. What a ride it’s been since then!
Before I knew it, GlutenFreeHelp.info grew to become one of the most trusted websites for the gluten-free community. Within a short time, it was voted the number-two .info site in the world. Years later it became clear that I wasn’t going to be able to do it all on my own, especially as my interests led into grain -free baking, paleo cooking, low carb living and even the curious world of Keto. Then came intermittent fasting and much more like gene expressions, epigenetics and the amazing world of the tried and true anti-aging and nutritional strategies. All topics with mounting interest and quite fascinating to me.
Looking back, it was only inevitable that I would ask for some help from my (also diagnosed celiac) daughter Miranda, a gluten-free foodie herself. We discovered we love working together, and the addition of Miranda’s son, Brixton, only added to the fun. An active, totally precious boy with discriminating tastes, Brixton is the official taste-tester of all things kid-friendly for GlutenFreeHelp.info! He too has become quite the cook and baker.
Life with Brixton has been an adventure of its own for my daughter, but I love sharing and encouraging young new moms with nutritional tips they may wish to try. I encourage moms to keep an eye for allergy signs, sensitivities while hopefully avoiding the “turning on” of any genes which can lead to auto-immune disease issues. It is really just a matter of being informed and what this website started as- an information website and voted #2 .info site in the world led me to believe I was truly helping others.
My philosophy is simple: Caring for your family is caring for the future, and clean, wholesome food is the foundation of a happy, healthy family. We live in an amazing age, with so much information at our fingertips, and the ability to share it so easily with others. I am so grateful for everything I’ve learned over the years, and my vision is to help other families and individuals by sharing whatever knowledge and experiences I can.
Over the years much has evolved and I have learned and worked some amazing MDs, NDs, Research Scientist, food companies, and professionals in the USA, EU, Asia and Canada. I have three amazing grown children, Miranda and my eldest son, Jason were not diagnosed until in their late teens and my middle son, thank God has the gene but CD has not ever turned on for him. I have so much I have learned so it’s just a matter of time available now to share what I can, when I can through this site as one of the many platforms to reach people who come to learn or care to ask me.
I am very proud of what GlutenFreeHelp.info has grown to become – not just a website, but a community in itself, a place to get honest answers to those embarrassing questions or hard to find answers a place people can turn to for tell-it-like-it-is help, and a place to go for the family’s nightly dinner recipes – recipes that you don’t have to be professional chef to pull off!
I invite you to be a part of my gluten-free family and look forward to connecting with you. Well wishes to your family, and bon appétit! -Tina