Katie was diagnosed with celiac disease 8 years ago after dealing with autoimmune issues.
This on top of being hypoglycemic created a bit of anxiety.
Not being able to get that quick blood sugar fix from fast food was a challenge.
Frankly, it forced us to start eating REAL food with REAL nutrition.
8 years later we're still re-learning how to eat properly.
Eat properly... what an odd thing to say, right?
Once you understand that most of us never learned what proper nutrition looks like, it makes a bit more sense.
So it's been a constant quest for recipes, information & businesses that are celiac-safe.
This quest at times has included social media groups.
We found that group moderators, & sometimes the venue itself, would often stifle or simply censor open scientific discussions about our health.
One can only guess why these platforms would want to censor scientific debate, but you can usually bet that it involves money on some level.
Whether they're afraid of losing those huge bigpharma advertising dollars or simply don't want people to be informed, either way it comes off as pretty evil.
Having an open dialogue & freedom of speech is essential for a society to push forward.
Our very survival depends on this basic scientific truth.
So... being web developers, with a love for the open source philosophy, we thought why not create our own platform dedicated to people with celiac disease.
Our goal is to build this into a valuable resource for finding information, gluten-free recipes & to connect with others that understand your dietary restrictions.
Grounded in the principle of improving knowledge for a healthier life.
Because let's face it, health 'knowledge' should be open source for everyone.
Open Source creates transparency & transparency builds trust... And it is obvious to most that the current health industry does not willingly foster much of either.
As I mentioned being web developers, not top chefs, our recipe knowledge could certainly be improved upon.
So we setup CeliacSocial.com for recipe bloggers (& hopefully a few nutritionists) to share celiac-safe recipes in a community setting, with a bonus...
Recipe bloggers can add their own Google Adsense code to their profile & it will automatically place their own revenue generating Google Ads onto their recipes.
The Google Ads that you see on recipes are there so recipe contributors can earn on their own Google Adsense Accounts.
Aside from this added incentive feature, you will find all the usual elements of a social network... Groups, Business Pages, Events, Live Chat, etc.
We hope that your experience here will be informative, fun & who knows, maybe even profitable.
If you have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to contact us through the contact page or send a DM inside.
Thanks for visiting & remember... Open Source FTW!