Hi, I’m Jenny Levine Finke. I’m the author of Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You.
I’ve been gluten free since April 2012 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease (read about my celiac disease story here).
I’m not only a patient and student of celiac disease, but also I’m a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner and Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach (certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). I have both the experience of living the gluten-free lifestyle and the nutritional qualifications and credentials to confidently help others on their journey to live a healthy, gluten-free life, too.
It’s hard to know who and what to trust these days. My hope is to create a space where you can find trusted, well-researched information, all delivered to you with a little grace and a whole lot of grit.
While I felt relief knowing my painful bloating would soon come to an end, I was overwhelmed by the process of going gluten-free and how difficult that first year would be physically and emotionally. And while the gluten-free diet gets easier with time, it’s never easy.
Over the years, I’ve grown into my role as a gluten-free “expert” of sorts. I’ve spent a lot of time focused on healing from celiac disease, something that is grossly overlooked by most celiacs. I now know how to eat in a way that keeps me healthy. And I have a better overall relationship with food.
I wanted to share my story and help others – hence the birth of a gluten-free food blog and journey known as Good For You Gluten Free.
Good For You Gluten Free is more than just another gluten-free blog; rather it’s a place where you can feel good about being gluten-free and find inspiration and support whether you’re starting your gluten-free journey, or whether you’re simply stopping by along the way. This is a no judgement zone. I may make mistakes; you may make mistakes. We are all in this together.
Working with Brands
Please note that everything I share with you is gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. I only partner with brands I believe in and ones that use safe, gluten-free ingredients. I am very picky about the brands I will work with, always keeping it real.
You’ll see that I only partner with brands that match my core values. This means I look for products that offer clean ingredient labels, whole foods, organic ingredients and, when possible, low sugar. I hope to bring back joy in cooking and eating in your life in a healthy and meaningful way.
I also partner with brands that provide a legitimate, much-needed service to the gluten-free community. I vet each and every company I work with, and say “no” more than “yes” as to only bring you the best, most trusted information.
Eating Out Is My Jam
I like to eat out and help guide restaurants in their understandings of what it means to provide a safe, gluten-free meal. I even wrote an ebook on the topic called The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free. I hope you’ll download it.
You’ll often see me testing restaurants and products with my trusty Nima Sensor. The Nima Sensor is a portable gluten detecting device I use to test a portion of my food for gluten before I eat it. You can see everything I’ve tested in my Nima Tested archives.
A Bit More About Me
I enjoy promoting the good for you lifestyle where food can aid in helping us feel our best inside and out.
While helping people feel their best is my first love, my second love is communications. I majored in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I use the power of the pen to help spread the word about healthy, gluten-free living. I also love to speak about gluten-free living (and what it’s like to run a business).
New to Good For You Gluten Free?
- New to Good For You Gluten Free? Let’s get acquainted.
- Be sure to subscribe to my Friday newsletter (no spam, ever!)
- Read this BEFORE you go gluten free
- Understand the difference between a gluten sensitivity vs. celiac disease
- Read A Beginner’s Guide to the Gluten-Free Diet
Partner with Good For You Gluten Free
I enjoy partnering with brands making safe, gluten-free products for those who cannot eat gluten. I also enjoy products that use clean ingredients, responsibly source their ingredients, are non-GMO and are generally good for you. I help my readers find balance between sweet treats and healthy living.
Please consider me for:
- Sponsored blog and social media posts
- Gluten-free product reviews and giveaways
- Instagram Reels, YouTube and TikTok food videos
- Restaurant reviews
- Recipe trial and development
- Educational seminars, workshops and webinars
- Events and conferences
- Freelance writing opportunities
- PR and influencer campaigns
- Speaking and spokesperson opportunities
- Gluten-free cooking demos and workshops
Please email me at jenny at goodforyouglutenfree dot com to request my Media Kit.
Jenny has been featured on many websites and blogs, including:
- A Sweat Life – Why Is Gluten-Free Food So Expensive? (Sept. 2021)
- Law Mother – Growing Your Blog (May 2021)
- The Food Institute – Restaurants Pushing to Accommodate Gluten-Sensitive Customers (May 12, 2021)
- Let’s Talk Wellness Now with Dr. Deb – Episode 114: Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You (May 2021)
- Minding Wellness with Claudia Cometa – Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity with Jenny Levine Finke (May 2021)
- Yahoo Finance – Survey Reveals ‘Eating Out’ as the Top Challenge Facing the Gluten Free Community
- The Project: Health, Wellness and Psychology with Mahdi Al Oun – Good For You Gluten Free with Jenny Finke, Author of Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You (April 2021)
- Success Habits of Authors Who Sold Well in 2020 with Carma Spence
- Chronically Well podcast – How Diet Can Break Our Bodies and Hearts with Jenny Levine Finke (Nov. 2020)
- Featured on Yahoo! News
- Featured in Livestrong.com
- Travel Gluten Free Podcast – listen here
- Featured in SheFinds.com
- Featured in Gluten Free Living Magazine
- Featured in the Sprouts’ Gluten-Free Recipe Guide
- Featured on KWGN-TV Channel 2 in a segment about Gluten-Free Products by Colorado Companies
- Featured interview on the Inner Fire Podcast
- Contributing writer to the Nima Sensor Blog
- Featured in The Chicago Tribune
- Featured in the Work at Home Woman: How One Mom’s Career Change Turned Her Passion for Gluten-Free Living Into Profit
What Readers Say
“I have to tell you how very helpful you have been in my celiac journey! I was diagnosed in June of 2019 at age 67. I have probably had celiac for quite a long time. Life changing and your advice and guidance was fantastic! I listen to all your webinars and loved your advice about not cheating. You are a wealth of information. I had a GI appointment this week and told my doctors all about you! Your website, book, and the Nima Sensor. They had no idea! Hopefully they will pass the information on to other celiac patients. You are definitely an amazing resource!! Thank you so much!” – Cathy
“I found your website about 5 months after being diagnosed and I really appreciate how much you care and support the celiac community. You’ve become my hero! Knowing that I was not alone in this struggle made me feel better, and I started to become more understanding of myself and my body. I started to feel less ashamed about saying that I have a gluten intolerance or saying I have celiac. Using the recipes you have shared, I have made plenty of gluten-free foods for myself and my sister, for example your pull-apart dinner rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and sugar cookies, and they’ve all tasted so good! Your website is my go-to website for all things gluten free. Thank you so much for creating it! I’ve found it such an inspiration!” – Sydnie
“I was just recently diagnosed with celiac disease (less than a week ago) and am kind of at a loss as to where to start. I had no idea gluten is in so many things! I’m thankful for your blog…..it makes me feel a little less overwhelmed.” – Lori M.
“I am so impressed with the level of detail and the amount of educational resources you offer on your website. You are truly a godsend to the celiac community. I wish I would have known about your site when I was diagnosed three years ago, as it would have helped me tremendously. I often get asked about a good starting place for those going gluten-free and I direct them to a variety of sources because I’ve never found a site as thorough as yours. Even though I’m fairly good at navigating the GF world and I know a lot, I’ve found myself reading article after article on your blog.” -Valerie C.
“It’s down to people like yourself, that write honest, trustworthy articles and really want help others, where the magic key to the right direction can be found.” – Steve S.
“I want to thank you for all the great information and recipes I have gotten from your site.” -Debbie
“Thank you so so so much. I am celiac for nine days now and I think I’m still making mistakes (so much to learn). Tomorrow is my first time eating out and I’m totally nervous. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your care and information. I know we don’t know each other but you are impacting my life.” -Pam”I’m reading all your articles in your archives and taking lots of notes. Blessings to you – I’m so happy I found your blog. You are a light in the darkness that I was experiencing.” -Maribeth
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