GlutenFreeJenna.com is a site designed to help newly people recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease learn how to live a gluten free lifestyle.  Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disorder that is triggered by consuming gluten which is found in wheat, rye and barley (and oats through cross contamination).  What contains gluten? Pizzas, pastas, breads, cereals, baked goods and more non-food related products like makeup, lotions, shampoos, etc.  Each time a person with Celiac digests (through eating or cross contamination) something containing gluten, it damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.  Left untreated, people with Celiac Disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and cancer.

When a doctor tells you that you have Celiac Disease, it can seem like there is nothing left in the world that you can eat.  Gluten Free Jenna is an attempt to share recipes, stories, product and restaurant reviews and more that can make living gluten free a little less expensive, a little easier, and a little more enjoyable.

About Jenna

Gluten Free JennaJenna Drew has been active in Gluten Free and Celiac Disease Awareness since 2007, her most prominent event was the first annual Celiac Awareness Night with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

She officially was introduced to Celiac Disease in 2007 as her mother underwent a very slow and painful diagnosis.  After having a gene panel test, Jenna was surprised to learn that she inherited the gene for both Celiac Disease and Lymphoma. She began following a strict gluten free diet in 2009 after her Celiac Disease diagnosis and symptoms of needing a gluten free diet became severe through rapid weight loss, unbearable migraines and more.   After many trials and many more errors, Jenna has learned quite a few lessons about living gluten free.  You can find 15 of those gluten free lessons learned here.

After experiencing her personal and family struggles coping with Celiac Disease and a gluten free diet, Jenna coaches newly diagnosed [and veteran] Celiacs through her “12 Steps to Living Gluten Free – A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope & Healing through Gluten Free Living.”

Jenna has a passion for life, hard work ethic and eternal optimism. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of Gluten Free Coaching with Jenna, simply send an e-mail to info {at} Gluten Free Lifestyle Coach {Dot} com.

The New Gluten Free Grill

Gluten Free CookbookMy first gluten free cookbook, The New Gluten Free Grill: 40 Delicious Gluten Free Recipes for the Grill, was published exclusively on Amazon for Kindle in July 2013.  If you’re a gluten free grill master or know someone who is, then this is the perfect cookbook!  It’s packed with 40 recipes that are sure to delight every appetite from appetizers through desserts. With recipes ranging from CrackledPeppered Balsamic Lettuce Hearts to Grilled Mahi Mahi and Avocado Tacos, The New Gluten Free Grill reveals the variety of gluten free recipes you can make right in your own backyard.  Plus, I even include some of my favorite gluten free marinades and sauces!  Click here to learn more about The New Gluten Free Grill.