April ~ Gluten Free Zen
Gluten-free, dairy-free Paleo-ish blogger. Battling Lyme Disease. Dipping my toe in the essential oil world. A lover of all things “this & that”.
Welcome to Gluten Free Zen. I’ve been gluten-free and dairy free for several years now and have begun the somewhat daunting adventure down the grain free road. I like to call it my Paleo “ish” adventure. I do not consider my diet completely Paleo, but I do follow a strict gluten free and dairy free diet along with a dense high nutrient diet. When people ask me what diet I follow for food allergies and Lyme Disease I say, “I follow the whatever doesn’t make April feel like crap diet”. Once you figure out what makes you feel terrible, avoid it. It’s really just as simple as that. Food allergies and chronic illness and everything that goes along with both is different for everyone and while I think it’s important to educate, I think it’s equally as important not to diet bash people. If we put enough effort and research into what ails us rather than focusing on what everyone else is doing or what we think they should be doing, eventually we all come to terms with what works for us as individuals.
I am a foodie so there was never any question that I would fight tooth and nail to come up with alternatives to the things I loved, that didn’t love me. I created Gluten Free Zen at the urging of our son, to show people that living allergen free isn’t nearly as hard as they think. It doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. I’ll give you tools, “newbie” pointers, and all kinds of recipes that will make your new life a lot more enjoyable. I have a good balance of gluten free, dairy free, and grain free things to choose from. Tweaking my recipes is encouraged. Change them in any way you please to fit your diet. If you come up with something fantastic, email me a picture and you may be the highlight of one of my future posts.
You can change your entire life by paying attention to the foods that bother you. Focusing on getting rid of the static of food sensitivities and food allergies in your body will change your health and give you a new outlook on life. By removing the things that inhibit your immune system from working the way it was meant to, your body will begin the process of healing inside and out.
While I certainly love a good meal that loves me, Gluten Free Zen isn’t just about food. It includes bits and pieces of “this and that” and musings on life in general. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, please shoot me a comment, I love to hear from you.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Abundant blessings of health and joy to you ~ April
If you’re just getting started, here are a few posts I’ve gathered to get your feet wet: