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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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4 Holiday Foods with Incredible Health Benefits that Help Us Lose Weight on Our Gluten Free Diet

Contrary to popular belief, many individuals with Celiac disease are not severely underweight. In fact, research indicates nearly one-third of all diagnosed Celiac patients struggle with being overweight.

There is no “magic bullet” when it comes to weight loss, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope on our gluten free diet, even during the holiday season when so many … [Read More...]

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Gluten Free Allergen-Free Holiday Pantry Staples

Living gluten free does not mean we won’t be able to create festive gluten free dishes and treats for the holidays.

With the gluten free products listed here – some “mainstream” and some made specifically for a gluten free diet – we can make many familiar holiday recipes everyone can enjoy.

Of course, keep in mind, just because a product [Read More...]

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The Connection between Celiac Disease and Yeast Allergy

One of the most-asked questions I receive are about bread. It’s no wonder, either, since a delicious (and safe) bread is the number one desire of most people who must live gluten free.

One of the most popular recipes I’ve shared on my own website is for my gluten free Naan Bread. This traditional Indian flatbread is a delicious … [Read More...]

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Gigi’s “No Thought Required” Gluten Free Foods List

My “No Thought Required” food list for healthy gluten free eating is intended to highlight nutritious foods you can feel safe consuming today, even if this is your first day living gluten free.

In fact, you probably already have many of these naturally gluten free foods at home in your fridge or pantry.

Some tips to remember when selecting foods … [Read More...]

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No Tricks, All Treats – Top 5 Gluten Free Halloween Candies & A Sweet Idea!

I know it’s only early October, but if you’re like me, you’re already filling candy dishes with festive sweet treats of the season.

In my house, the little pumpkin-shaped glass dishes brimming with candy corn are more than mere “eye candy”, though.

I want my family (and maybe even me) to be able to indulge a little, too, if the … [Read More...]

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Back to the Basics of Gluten Free Living

Visit GlutenFreeGigi.com and search “Simple Applesauce” for the recipe!

Gluten free living can be stressful. After all, going gluten free means BIG change.

When a gluten free diet is required for medical reasons like Celiac disease (CD), dermatitis herpetiformis or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, that change is abrupt and severe.

One moment you’re in a doctor’s office elated to hear years … [Read More...]