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. Quite frankly, I am a bit of a lush when it really comes down to it. My mantra is Living-Well, Gluten-Free, No Apologies. 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 which is soon to change as I prepare to defend my dissertation) in Information Science. I 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 15 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.
There is one other thing you will not find on this site – paid advertising. I do all of this on my own dime. I have never nor will I ever accept advertising. I don’t seek fame or fortune from this site. It is just me sharing my journey one gluten-free moment at a time. All thoughts, opinions, and wild ramblings are my own.