Gluten Vs. Skin

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I have struggled with my skin for what feels like most of my life time. I was put on the pill at a young age to control and prevent breakouts – wasn’t that the cure for everything a few years ago? I still experienced the occasional break out, but it never really bothered me until I began modeling and it became detrimental to my work. Continue reading

Why gluten free?

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Going gluten free was not something I decided for myself, but instead it was forced upon me. I knew the dreaded celiac diagnosis was coming when I started developing symptoms in my early twenties, around the same time my sister and relatives started to react to gluten as well. Thankfully we live in a day and age where going Gluten free isn’t a challenge. There is now an abundance of food for celiacs and new gluten free products are continually being made available – you just have to know where to look and what to look for. Gluten free seems to be the newest fad in food after Kale but before I delve into all the amazingly delicious GF food available in NYC I want to share my celiac story with you and answer some questions I am regularly asked about celiac disease and gluten. There are many misconceptions about celiac disease. I get asked constantly; “so you can’t eat carbs?” normally paired with a smug “yeah right” smile or roll of the eyes. Yes I can eat carbs!!! I love carbs!! Continue reading