Author Archives: Gigi

About Gigi

Gigi Gigi is Founder and CEO of Gluten Free Gigi, LLC. Gigi's focus is making gluten free living easy and accessible for those who need it for medical reasons. She holds a master's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Mississippi with a focus in chronic inflammatory pain and natural products research. Through Gigi's public appearances, her informative website (GlutenFreeGigi.com), published articles, and webinars shares her real-life experiences and extensive knowledge of gluten free living and special diets nutrition. Gigi has been gluten free for medical reasons for five years.

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Label Reading 101 for a Gluten Free Diet {Plus Info on Food Labeling Laws and Food Additives, Useful Tips and More!}

Half-way through Celiac Disease Awareness Month and still loads of info to share with you!

If you’re new to gluten-free living, you may feel overwhelmed. (It gets easier, I promise!)

If you’re an old pro at avoiding gluten, you may feel like you know it all. (Easy there, Honey Bunch, none of us will ever know [Read More...]

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Recipe Notes to Help with Your Gluten Free Baking PLUS Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake with Fudge Sauce!

We cannot let Valentine’s Day pass us by without a rich chocolate dessert!

I have just the recipe to delight all your sweethearts (whether or not they are gluten free) this year and you’re sure to love it, too! That’s because this cake bakes up right in the slow cooker.

You really won’t believe the results…tender moist cake with a … [Read More...]

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Before You Kiss, Read This {You Can Get Gluten Contamination from a Kiss}

Happy New Years’ Eve!

I hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year; however, before you lean in for that New Years’ kiss, think twice.

If you have Celiac disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, kissing someone who is not gluten free can lead to a rocky start for 2013.

That’s because gluten present in the mouth or … [Read More...]

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5 Essential Tips for Entertaining Gluten Free Guests This Holiday Season

If you’re new to gluten free living, these tips are ones you can apply to preparing foods for yourself; however, if you aren’t gluten free and plan to host gluten free guests in your home this holiday season, you will definitely want to print this article to have on hand as you prepare.

I’ve compiled 5 of my most useful … [Read More...]

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Essential Facts about 9 Top Holiday Baking Ingredients for Your Gluten Free Diet

During the holidays, most of us bake more than any time of year. In fact, for some, it’s the only time baking is done.

For those of us on a gluten free diet, that can be challenging at times, especially for those new to gluten free living.

With that in mind, I’ve created a list of common holiday baking ingredients [Read More...]

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What You Need to Know about Vitamin A if You have Celiac Disease

The small intestine damage caused by Celiac disease (CD) leads to to poor nutrients absorption. That means no matter how many nutritious foods we eat prior to our CD diagnosis, all those vitamins and minerals we’re consuming simply cannot get into our bloodstream.

One vitamin individuals with CD are often lacking enough of is vitamin A.

Vitamin A is responsible … [Read More...]