Hi! I’m Cristina Swenson.
In May of 2009, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease via bloodwork. I went strictly gluten-free that day, ready to feel better. A year later, I still wasn’t feeling better, so I got a gall bladder test (normal) and a gastric emptying scan (slow).
I still wasn’t feeling better after adjusting my diet for gastroparesis, so in October of 2010, I got allergy testing done, and I discovered I’m allergic to beef, chicken, eggs, milk, bananas, carrots and corn. (I’m the most allergic to milk out of that group.) I also have TONS of environmental allergies, so my poor husband will never be able to own a cat.
I love to cook and can, and sometimes bake. I love good chocolate. I also love to read, so deciding exactly what I want to do in my “free” time can be a challenge.
I love to write restaurant and product reviews, since it can be so disappointing to pay a lot of money for a gluten-free product that ends up being terrible. I want to minimize that for you, my reader. I also like to blog about issues relating to Celiac Disease and food allergies — especially in social situations when knowing exactly what to do can be difficult.
If you have any questions or would like me to cover any specific topics, feel free to send me an e-mail at cinderellaspear (at) gmail.com
Thanks for reading!