about the Coeliactivism


Hello! Welcome to The Coeliactivist, a blog packed with industry analysis, campaigns and the lesser-known matters of the coeliac, allergy and ‘free from’ sector.

I’m Carly B, a diagnosed coeliac and parent of two children with food allergies. With over 9 years experience of ‘free from’ life, and 13 working in the health and consumer sectors as consultant, I like to take a slightly geeky look at the every day issues we encounter in the free from world – be they medical, dietary, or relating to the companies that manufacture products for us.

The ‘free from’ blogosphere is a crowded place indeed! You can rely on my blog for:

  • Well-researched, plain English articles about the world of coeliac and ‘free from’
  • Coverage of the ‘lesser known’ issues in the world of special diets including medical research, food manufacturing and marketing, informed by my professional background in marketing consultancy and the healthcare industry
  • A healthy dose of cynicism, and an open mind
  • Coeliactivism – including our annual #fruitisnotapudding campaign!

Like many free-from foodies, I also love celebrating great food products and service; and creating and photographing my colourful culinary inventions – you’ll find that over on my personal blog, Facepaint & Flavour.

If you’d like to get in touch about how I can help you (or your business) it’s best to reach me on twitter, facebook, linked in, or via the comments on this blog.