So you are probably wondering, just who is Gluten Free Mike?
If you are looking for a healthy, well-balanced, budget-friendly site – well, you are probably in the wrong place. There are plenty of those other sites out there so I figured I would just be myself – excess and all. I love to eat, love a good cocktail, and always eat dessert. I completely respect people’s personal choices so please respect mine.
In real life I am a senior director of research and analytics for a global public relations firm who lives in New York City. I hold my Ph.D. (ABD) in Information Science and have lived abroad for several extended periods of time and speak seven languages. My day job keeps me extremely busy so I sometimes post in spurts when I can find a moment at odd hours.
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease close to 20 years ago and about the same time became hyper-allergic to all shellfish — something that I truly loved and ate quite often prior to developing an allergy. So, my Epi-Pen has been my must-have fashion accessory wherever I go.
My take on living a gluten-free lifestyle is likely a bit different than you might have come across thus far. I am of the mindset that gluten-free and luxury are synonymous. I travel the globe looking for exceptional gluten-free experiences and love to share them with my readers. I vowed never to let celiac disease throw a wrench into how I live my live. Living a gluten-free lifestyle is my only prescription and I decided long ago to live the heck out of my gluten-free life.
My newest endeavor is a quarterly online magazine, GF LUXE, dedicated to living a luxurious gluten-free lifestyle. Each issue features a look at some of my favorite cities, airlines, hotels, products, and restaurants that handle gluten-free and luxury particularly well.