At Glutino, we know that living gluten free doesn’t stop at mealtime. Being gluten free is a way of life and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce The Glutino Gluten Free GurusTM, a yearlong effort to help guide you on your gluten free journey. Throughout the year, we’ll be collaborating with a team of established gluten free experts to share seasoned advice on sustaining the gluten free life not only at the dinner table but while participating in everyday activities like traveling, shopping and hitting the gym.
Beth Hillson is a food writer, author, blogger and professional chef. She blogs regularly at Glutino.com and is Glutino’s GF Guru on Baking. Beth is also the food editor for Gluten Free & More magazine and writes and lectures frequently on the gluten-free diet and lifestyle as well as other special diet needs.
Beth was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976 and attended culinary school where she learned to adapt classic recipes to fit her own diet. In 1993 she founded one of the first gluten-free food companies in the U.S., Gluten-Free Pantry. The company joined Glutino in 2005. Beth continues as part of the Glutino team, helping people live well on a gluten-free diet.
She is the author of Gluten-Free Makeovers (Da Capo, 2011) and a newly-released gluten-free lifestyle book, Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free. Her work has appeared in many publications including the Huffington Post, Gothamist, GoDairyFree.com, The Daily Meal, Yoga International, Yankee Magazine, FamilyFun, and Connecticut Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Hartford Courant. Her regular blogs about the gluten-free diet, lifestyle and recipes appear on Glutino.com and on her own blog www.glutenfreemakeovers.com.
Gluten Free beauty expert, Lauren Lucille Vasser is Glutino’s Beauty Guru. Lauren started The Celiac Diva, an online show and blog dishing “all things gluten free,” in March 2010. Her passion for the gluten free community started after she discovered that gluten was the root of her severe health problems. This conclusion came after a long, 5 year journey and 75 doctors. And even though it was a total shock, she knew this diagnoses was a gift of hope! So, after learning all she could, Lauren set out to share her knowledge with others and to spread the word that being gluten free isn’t your problem, it’s your solution. Thus, “The Celiac Diva” was born!
As a part of her journey, Lauren also began researching the subject, and products, of gluten free beauty. According to Lauren, “It’s been an amazing ride. I’ve met most of the gluten free makeup companies in person, had lengthy discussion with them and tried out oodles of their products. I’ve learned so much about why I feel gluten free beauty is important in the gluten free lifestyle. I’m really grateful and excited to share this knowledge as one of The Glutino Gluten Free Gurus.”
When she’s not blogging, Lauren is thriving in Colorado Springs, CO as a wife, mom, singer/songwriter and a seeker of all things chocolate.
We’re thrilled to kick things off with expert fitness advice from Dasha Gaiazova, a cross-country skier competing for Team Canada in Sochi this winter. Dasha, a two-time World Cup medalist, draws from her personal experience as an athlete with celiac disease to offer tips on maintaining a fit, active gluten free lifestyle. Whether you’re readying for a global stage or trying to get, or stay in shape, Dasha is here to help!
To keep up with Dasha, follow her on Twitter @ski_Dash.