Gluten-free Guidance

We know how difficult it can be to find quality information to help you live a gluten free lifestyle.  These are some resources that are time-tested that will help you through varying steps of the way.  Enjoy!


  • Celiac Corner – A great online resource with lots of medical information.
  • Fitness from Science – A site geared toward the 50-somethings looking for valuable wellness advice backed by scientific studies
  • Gluten Free Goddess – Jennifer’s all-time favorite GF site!
  • Nom Nom Paleo – great, simple recipes with photographic step-by-step instructions for various Paleo recipes
  • Civilized Caveman Creations – delicious Paleo recipes with gorgeous photography
  • SCD – Tons of great info about digestive health focused around the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
  • Nourishing Meals – Check out this incredible site from a husband and wife team in Washington
  • Gluten Free Philly – Whether you’re from Philadelphia or not, Gluten Free Philly’s always got great info!
  • Elena’s Pantry – Gluten-free and many paleo-style recipes
  • Chris Kresser, L.Ac – An incredibly informative site on many different health topics run by Acupuncturist Chris Kresser
  • Robb Wolf – Torchbearer of the Paleo Diet, this site is heavily based on scientific studies


Articles Worth Reading

About Jennifer Fugo

Jennifer Fugo is the founder of Gluten Free School, a website dedicated to teaching gluten-sensitive individuals simple, savvy and empowering steps to get healthy.

She’s a certified Health Coach named a “Gluten Free Guru” by Philadelphia Magazine who co-hosts the popular“Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse” to empowers gluten-free folks to take control of their diet, feel great and kick their sugar habit.

Jennifer is a sought-after expert about healthy, gluten-free living as well as a speaker who has been featured onDoctor Oz, Yahoo! News, eHow, CNN, Huffington Post andPhiladelphia Magazine. (Click HERE to see where she pops up in the press!)

She hosts the popular “Gluten Free School Podcast” to share eye-opening health information vital to living a gluten-free life. Her first book, “The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy without Breaking the Bank” is now available.

Jennifer’s Personal Story

Unable to wake up in the morning (even after 9 hours of sleep), Jennifer felt exhausted all dayand popped Tylenol trying to manage constant headaches. Her digestive system was a mess (think constant gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation) and she’d gained almost 20 lbsdespite hitting the gym four times a week.

In early 2008, Jennifer received news that changed her life- what she was eating was making her sick! Gluten, casein (found in dairy), and eggs were a big part of the problem. She spent the next year navigating through the vast obstacle course of conflicting information and confusing advice in order to successfully master her eating. Now she’s got a great social life, cooks confidently, and travels freely.

In the process of eliminating these foods, she lost nearly 20 lbs of inflammation weight, calmed her digestive system, cleared up her skin, and triumphed over the headaches. Plus, she readily acknowledges to feeling energized all day without any caffeine.  Her journey is one that she now shares with others to get them on track and feeling their best!

As Seen On

Z Living TV
Living without Gluten Free More Magazine
Paleo Magazine
Dr. Oz
Philadelphia Magazine

“Working with Jennifer has been the light at the end of my dark tunnel!” “For over 6 years, I struggled with celiac disease. When first diagnosed, my doctor basically told me “Good luck with your diet” and sent me on my way. I spent a lot of time completely confused despite reading books and websites and was still unknowingly eating a lot of food that contained gluten.

Working with Jennifer has been the light at the end of my dark tunnel! With her help, I learned how to incorporate healthy whole gluten-free foods into my diet to replace all the unhealthy ones I’d been eating. This meant learning to read food labels and, most importantly, choosing vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins that are best suited for my individual needs. Now I cook more than I ever have in the past and enjoy the challenge of new recipes & cooking methods.

Jennifer Fugo is compassionate, knowledgeable and incredibly sensitive to my individual needs. She communicates and teaches in a way that is understandable… breaking down each step in a brilliant way. Jennifer has truly changed my life and I am so very grateful for her in every way!!”

Marianne G
Pre-First Grade Teacher, Lafayette Hill, PA

The perfect marriage between nutritional coaching and chatting with your best friend. Jennifer’s way of teaching people about eating healthfully is the perfect marriage between nutritional coaching and chatting with your best friend. Her down-to-earth personality and willingness to share her personal health hurdles makes changing the way you think about food feel like you have a true comrade along for the ride.

Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Author & recipe creator at The G-Spot

I lost weight and all the bloating, increased my energy levels, & finally resolved my constipation. When I met with Jennifer, I was preparing for my wedding. I suffered with lots of bloating and constipation for a long time without any solution in sight. Though I knew it wasn’t normal to be like that, I didn’t want to resort to medication.

My coaching experience with Jennifer changed everything! A new lifestyle emerged that required little effort because we figured out that my issues were connected to a sensitivity to gluten. Jen taught me how to shift my diet with foods that work well with my body. I lost weight and all the bloating, increased my energy levels and finally resolved my constipation. Even my close friends and family have commented that I look leaner and that my mood is exuberant and positive. The craziest thing was that I actually had to get my wedding dress taken in about 2 inches a few days before the big day!

Financial Specialist, Norristown PA

I was instructed by my doctors to become gluten free… I was totally lost! Jennifer Fugo truly IS the gluten-free guru! At NibMor, we do everything gluten free so that consumers with this sensitivity can enjoy our product. Making our product lines gluten free was a no brainer for us, even though no one at the company was gluten free at the time.

Recently due to a health concern, I was instructed by my doctors to become gluten free to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process. Other than my own product, I was totally lost!

Jen happily provided me with a wealth of information (believe it or not- just cause it says gluten free does not mean you can eat a boat load of it!). She gave me the tools I needed to start my journey and I am eternally grateful. Though I still have so much to learn for myself and my company, Jennifer Fugo is the expert I look to for all my gluten free know-how. Thanks, Jen, for a job well done and your willingness to provide information and resources to companies and each individual you deal with daily.

Heather K. Terry
co-founder of NibMor Chocolates

If you are looking for an integrated approach to nutrition, Jennifer is the right fit! Jennifer came along at the right time in my life. We focused on creating an eating plan that fit into my schedule that was not overwhelming. I learned how to prepare foods to provide the right energy at the right times, whether I am recovering from a workout or preparing a meal mid-week.

I definitely received the support and encouragement I needed to experiment more in the kitchen, and ‘play’ with my desires to remove dairy and gluten from my diet. Plus, I experimented with and tried more fruits and vegetables than I had in 10 years!

Sylvia, Philadelphia PA
Financial Consultant & Triathlete

Jennifer is THE person to turn to offering a wealth of knowledge on your healthy gluten free journey. When switching to a gluten free diet, it is crucial to have the help of an expert. Jennifer is THE person you want to turn to. She offers a wealth of knowledge to help guide you on your healthy gluten free journey. At Purely Elizabeth, all of our products our certified gluten free and we love turning to Jennifer to offer tips and recipes to our customers.

Elizabeth Stein
Founder, Purely Elizabeth

I developed a new way of eating with new foods and strategies so I never felt deprived or desperate. Before working with Jennifer, I ate out most of the time, worked a tremendous amount of hours, slept only 3 to 4 hours per night and rarely ate breakfast. Needless to say, my life and diet was out of balance and I felt exhausted and impatient all the time.

Not only did I achieve my goals around weight-loss with Jennifer, but I found myself sleeping better, eating better, cooking more and ready to make some crucial life decisions. It was through Jennifer’s coaching that we discovered that I was gluten-sensitive.

Once I eliminated gluten from my diet, I found I could think more clearly and creatively. I felt less stressed and even my skin and hair changed for the better! Jennifer’s knowledge about food sensitivities came in handy as I developed a new way of eating and she was able to guide me to new foods and strategies so I never felt deprived or desperate. In summary, I am a different, better, healthier person for having worked with Jennifer.”

CrossFit Coach, Wayne PA

I simply FEEL better in a way I never would have expected, lost weight and feel less bloated. Since going gluten-free, I have discovered what it feels like to have lasting energy throughout the day! I’ve decreased my uncomfortable digestive problems and increased my alertness at work. I simply FEEL better in a way I never would have expected, lost weight and feel less bloated. At first, I thought gluten-free was simply a fad diet that I would never be able to maintain, but with Jennifer’s help, I have discovered how easy a gluten-free lifestyle can be and how essential an anti-inflammatory diet can be to both my short and long term health.

I would highly recommend Jennifer’s services as she’s wonderfully compassionate, easy to work with & extremely knowledgeable about a variety of health topics beyond those relating to a gluten-free diet. I felt at-ease and completely trusting when speaking with her about sensitive (and sometimes personal) health issues. By working with her, I was better able to understand what gluten is, how if effects me individually, and what steps I can take to incorporate a gluten-free diet into my somewhat hectic lifestyle. All in all, Jennifer’s advice is priceless!

Mary Jane Frisbee
Wellness Blogger

I’ve been gluten-free for almost three weeks now! WOOT! Feeling pretty good. With weight training, bike riding, and good eating, I’ve steadily dropped a pound and a bit per week. I’ll be making some changes to my diet for weight loss purposes, so I expect that to accelerate. I’m definitely enjoying a LACK of stomach issues – cramps, bloat, and general ick. Thanks so much Jen for your encouragement and information in this area. It’s making life SO much better!

Writer, Photographer & World Traveler

Thank you for the “Five Ways that Gluten STILL Sneaks into your Diet” tele-class! I suffer from Fibromyalgia and have removed gluten from my diet to help with the food allergies, muscle pain and IBS issues. I learned a lot from you about where gluten is hiding that I really didn’t know even though I thought that I researched it alot!

L. Powers

After listening to your recent “Wheat Belly” tele-class, I’ve officially decided to eliminate wheat out of my diet and am on day 7. I feel so much better and my constipation issues are gone. It is crazy! I even added wheat back in one day and could feel the difference as the fog and bloating returned. I had no idea I didn’t feel the greatest until I actually felt better from going wheat-free. Thank you for hosting the call and for being so passionate about gluten free – you really have helped make a huge difference in my life.

Carrie Saba
Health & Lifestyle Coach

“Thank you for the “Wheat Belly” tele-class with Dr. William Davis.  After you announced the class, I bought and read the book. I was amazed at what I read and to listen to Dr. Davis explain it last night was great.

After going GF my digestive problems went away and I started feeling so much better. Like most GF I had read about small intestine damage, but had no idea of all the other things Dr. Davis discusses. I am sure GF has improved my health in ways I never imagined. I want to listen to the class again and can’t wait for your next class.  Your work is appreciated.”

B. Green