Celtic Celiac is a site for those who want to understand and feel empowered about their gluten free lives.
Launched in 2010 Celtic Celiac strives to help gluten free individuals live their lives to the fullest one step at a time by providing educational, empowerment, coaching, consulting, and advocacy services. Here I share my insights on living a liberated gluten free life, one not held back by a restrictive diet, in a fast paced gluten loving world. You’ll find a variety of resources on this site, from reviews of some great gluten free products to tools for advocating for your gluten free needs and everything in between. I also offer a variety of individualized services to make your gluten free life easier. I believe we can all make a difference by sharing our story and this is mine.
Why Celtic Celiac?
The name for this blog came from a humorous misunderstanding that happen when I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2010. A friend of mine misread an email I wrote to them as saying I was just diagnosed with ‘Celtic’ rather than Celiac Disease, mostly because I am very passionate about my Irish heritage. He then went on to say that I was a Celtic Celiac, and the name just felt right from the start. I am a Celtic Celiac through and through.
Who am I?
Celtic Celiac is me, Georgianna. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in New York State and as an LMSW, and an individual with Celiac Disease, I’m determined to assist gluten free individuals understand and take a hold of their diet. You can read more about the services I can offer you here. Nutrition and healthy life styles have always been an interest of mine, but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2010, and became a social work graduate student, that I truly realized the importance of both and my interest in advancing global health grew.
I currently live on Long Island New York with my husband Michael, an aspiring RD currently seeking his degree in Nutrition. We are both lovers of naturally gluten free foods, which has made us the proud owners of four chickens and a good sized (but not so successful) garden. In addition to my interests in gluten free living I am interested in disease prevention and health promotion, chronic disease management, and food access justice and advocacy.
My hope is that my passions and my services, to create a unique support tool to help anyone else facing a gluten free life for whatever reason (Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Disease Gluten Intolerance, Gluten Allergy or lifestyle choice). I want to make our lives fuller, and happier any way I can. I am happy to be a part of the gluten free community, and to be making a contribution to furthering understanding and support for gluten related illnesses. I am living, loving and eating Gluten Free and I hope you’ll follow along on the journey.