Our bakery business name is word play.
My name is Gina... and I have a lot of allergies...
So...AllerGeena seemed to work, plus... I crack myself up.
"Gluten Free ~ Lucky Me."
is our catchy slogan, but it really means so much more....
Before I changed my diet to gluten-free, I had fibromyalgia.
There was little know about Fibromyalgia at the time (early 1990's)
and I became frustrated with the results of traditional medicine.
I spent 7 years of my life searching for a way to feel like myself again.
Fibromyalgia is a painful, frustrating, life altering illness.
Every day, I woke to constant pain, everywhere, head to toe pain.
Come on....(I thought to myself)... this can't be my life.
I tried all things medical, natural, mystical and a bit weird just to feel better.
Nothing worked, not even a little break from pain,
Until finally, I learned that gluten is common dietary irritant, and it causes inflammation.
I received more than care from my Naturopathic Doctor
she set me up with a care plan and enough information to change my life.
The results of my medically supervised diet were amazing. I told everyone what I was doing and how it changed my life. In fact, you couldn't shut me up about it for a good year or so... (Still can't...oh well)
It took about 4 months to feel real results, and that's a long time to wait for relief,
but it worked, and I have never felt better.
I'm glad that I learned how to feel well again...I feel pretty lucky.
I'm glad I have this bakery of mine,...it's my way of doing and feeling my best....
Gluten free ~ Lucky Me.