We were contacted by a gluten-free blogger, Jennifer Cornin-Carson, inquiring about guest blogging. When I asked her why she wanted to blog for us and who she wanted to reach, the following email is what she responded with. I was touched and inspired by her response, and thought it would relate to many of our Rudi’s Gluten-Free fans. We are excited to welcome Jennifer as a guest blogger, and and are excited to read her upcoming posts!
“As you stated, I am just starting to blog and get into the social media with the gluten free thing. I have to tell you, I am SO excited about it! My blog goes out every Monday. I got into the Gluten Free blogging and Facebook because I am gluten intolerant and saw a need for more people to know about it and get more information. I got frustrated going out to restaurants and grocery stores and people not knowing a thing about it. The questions: What is gluten? What are you talking about? And not to mention the looks I would get!
Like I said before, I am gluten intolerant but I feel for those who are much worse off than I am. I was self diagnosed about a year ago, with the doctor’s blessing later, that I am gluten intolerant. I have fibromyalgia and when I went gluten free, 1/2 of my pain went away and I felt better within 2 days! I had problems for 10 years before my diagnoses and was beyond frustrated!
After that, it was so hard for me to find good bread and baked goods that I would break down and cry. That was until I found Rudi’s. Now, this isn’t a “story”. This is my experience. Rudi’s actually gave me the hope at the time that I needed it, The hope that there were good things to eat out there and that I wouldn’t have to sacrifice a lot. I had hope once again.
I believe in what Rudi’s is doing and I also believe that people who are gluten free do not need to sacrifice good food for a problem they cannot help. I know by my blogging and other people getting it out through the social media and other media venues, more and more people will know and understand the importance of getting the information out to the public. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to this medical problem.
My blog is about experiences and ideas not only from myself, but other gluten free and non-gluten free people about gluten free living. Recipes, products and ideas for an easier life as a celiac or gluten free person. It is to help people live a normal life as easy as they can. I believe that all the preservatives and chemicals that we have been putting in our bodies for the last 30 years has made our bodies react negatively. I would like for people to get back to “Grandma’s Out of the Garden Cookin'”. Fresh, organic, out of the garden preparation for meals is where it’s at and I am trying, with other people, to get people back to the basics.
The more I talk to my friends and aquaintances about being gluten free, the more interest I see in it. The interest being: what is gluten, what is it in and how does it affect me? I believe that by blogging with others on Rudi’s website, I will assist getting information out to the world about this medical problem and help people. That is the bottom line….helping people.”
– Jennifer Corbin-Carson
My name is Jennifer Corbin-Carson. I am gluten intolerant and have been for 10 years…just didn’t know it officially until about a year ago. I have a wonderful and supportive family. My 40 hour a week job requires me to be a Senior Field Engineer. I love to garden and spend time with my family. I volunteer in the community as much as I can by way of the Colorado Balloon Classic and El Paso County Planning Commission. With an active daughter and husband, that is quite enough to keep me busy. Being diagnosed with gluten intolerance turned my world on its side, not to mention how it affects my family. With that said, it’s not just an individual or familial journey, it’s a community journey. That is why I have reached out to blog and get the word out through as many media venues as I can. Projecting the importance and getting information out to the public on different gluten conditions and diseases is my main goal. I hope you enjoy the recipes and blogs I have written! You can also visit me on www.4theglutenfreefamily.com. Happy Eating Everyone!