Gling.com is another GF resource, divided into four helpful parts. First is the Community, not unlike the social network sites which have been growing increasingly popular, such as Facebook and MySpace.
Studies have shown that one of the main reasons why some celiac patients can’t stay gluten-free is that they don’t have a support group to encourage and help them; on Gling.com, users can build a network of supportive friends. After setting up a profile, users connect with gluten-free restaurants, bakeries, and companies as well as with GF friends they’ve already known or with brand-new ones. Don’t have any gluten-free friends? You can make some on Gling.com; soon enough, you’ll have plenty of GF friends you can even connect with in real life, say, at your favorite local GF bakery that you also found on Gling.com. The other three tools comprise comprehensive listings of gluten-free recipes, food product information, and locations, such as bakeries and stores which sell gluten-free fare.
Gluten-free websites, such as Gling.com and my own GlutenFreeHelp.info, make the gluten-free lifestyle less of a challenge. For those who don’t belong to a support group, an online community such as the one on Gling.com can offer similar benefits. It can be tough living gluten-free in a gluten-filled world, but with these websites, you feel instead that you’re part of an exciting adventure.
Miranda Jade Turbin
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