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(Re)Introduction of Gluten-Free Globetrotter

Hi, I’m Erin Smith, founder of Gluten-Free Globetrotter.

Photo by Emily Louick Photography

I thought it was about time I (re)introduce myself to all of you. First of all, thank you for being here. Seriously. I know it has been a really long time since my last post. Life is busy. What can I say!? Working, parenting, living in NYC, it’s all a lot and this blog often is forgotten. If you are reading this, I am very happy you are here!

I am much more active on my GlutenFreeGlobetrotter Instagram account, but even there I get quiet at times. I also don’t make fancy videos and reels, and post a lot of passionate rants/stories that some time cost me followers, so you might not be following me over there. But please know if you are reading this or following me on social media, I truly appreciate you. It is my readers who keep me going even though I literally want to unplug every device in my house at times. (Bad habit: doomscrolling)  

A little bit about me…

👉🏼 I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s been 41 looooong years of living gluten-free! 

👉🏼 I have a shellfish allergy and a kiwi allergy (as of only one month ago!) 

👉🏼 I have a 3.5 year old son* with a peanut allergy and a husband who can eat EVERYTHING.

* Yes he’s already 3.5. No I don’t know how that happened. 😭😭 Time flies.

👉🏼 I absolutely love to travel. It’s the reason I started my Gluten-Free Globetrotter blog all the way back in 2011. 

👉🏼I have been to 37 US states, drove cross-country twice, and have been to 24 countries, all with celiac disease.

👉🏼 I live in New York City and keep an updated list of all 100% gluten-free restaurants in NYC here on my website.

👉🏼My sister, nephew, and cousin all have celiac disease. We like to keep it in the family.

👉🏼I have met SO many wonderful people through social media and my blog from around the globe. I honestly cannot even name everyone that I have connected with in real life because I have gluten-free, celiac blind dates all the time. IYKYK

So that’s a high-level summary, welcome back post of sorts. Want to know more? Ask me anything! My lifelong experience of living with celiac disease and traveling the world has pretty much made me an open book.

Say hello! I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for being here. 

4 thoughts on “(Re)Introduction of Gluten-Free Globetrotter”

  1. My grand daughter, along with several members of her dad’s family have celiac. Her other grandma is the only other female with it. Her grandma reacted to gluten when she was young, then when she reached puberty and started having periods she no longer reacted to gluten until years later when she had her first baby. After that she had to be gluten free. Now our granddaughter has had the same experience. Last year she started having periods and she no longer bothered by gluten.
    Here is my question: Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a celiac variant that subsides after menarche but returns after the first pregnancy?

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