Welcome to Gone Gluten!
My name is Gabby, and I’m the creator of Gone Gluten. I started this site to inspire those who are currently living or trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle. I’ve been gluten-free for two years now and it has not been an easy journey.
There have been plenty of cravings, slip-ups, and flare-ups along the way. It is a struggle for many, so I’m here in hopes of making the process an easier one.
My name is Gabby, and it’s my passion to build a gluten-free community and to share my knowledge with you.
A few years ago, when the gluten-free diet first gained popularity, I didn’t give it much thought. I was happily eating my favorite foods like pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and cake all without thinking twice.
In 2018 I started having chronic headaches. I felt constant pressure in my sinus area and head, I was regularly nauseous and some days struggled to even get out of bed.
What was the problem?
Eager to stop the pain and resolve the issue, I went and visited a neurologist. Without looking deeper into what was going on with my body, the doctor prescribed me daily migraine medication.
Instead of fixing the issue, I felt foggy and discouraged. Later came cystic acne. As a teenager and young adult I never really suffered from acne. I had an occasional pimple here or there but nothing major.
My chin along with both sides of my face was completely covered. Not only did it make me feel extremely self-conscious, but it was also very painful. Along with the pimples came hives. I changed my sheets, skincare routine, lotions, soaps, took allergy medicine. You name it, I tried it.
I finally had enough and decided to go see a nutritionist to find out if my problems could be gut-related… and just like that, I discovered I had a gluten intolerance. I sobbed internally as my inner foodie mourned all the foods I would have to let go of.
Living Without Gluten
As difficult as it was for me to grasp, I took the advice and cut out gluten.
Within the first 6 months, my hive outbreaks completely stopped, my acne slowly diminished and my headaches SEVERELY decreased.
It wasn’t easy, I loved gluten. I ate it almost every meal. I didn’t want to let it go. But every time I gave into the temptation and had gluten, my body paid for it. That’s when I knew gluten had to be gone from my diet for good and that’s why I named this site Gone Gluten!
My goal is to help people who also have to make this tough transition and for those that are already living a gluten-free lifestyle. I’m also a digital nomad and travel while I work. At times it can be difficult to access gluten-free food abroad, which I’ll talk about as well.