Smart Nutrition Backed by Science

Gluten-Free Living Expert, Gigi Stewart, M.A., is passionate about sharing her signature “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science” insights and practical strategies about how anyone can transform their health solely through the foods they eat.

Drawing from her professional background as a behavioral neuroscience researcher specializing in chronic inflammatory pain and natural products research, Gigi looks at nutrition different from most.

She sees nutrition from the inside out – and answers the question “What do the foods we eat do inside our bodies?”

It is this unique, fact-based approach to nutrition, combined with her personal experience living with Celiac disease and multiple food allergies, that gives Gigi insight into the nutrition of many special diets few are able to offer.

It All Started with the Food

After enduring 25 years of unexplained chronic pain and a frightening array of misdiagnoses ranging from lupus to leukemia, Gigi took her health into her own hands by seeking real, fact-based answers to heal her body naturally.

Those answers were found in food.

Although Gigi’s diet was healthy, even by the most stringent standards, it was not healthy for her. That’s because it contained gluten (and other food allergens – like dairy, soy, peanuts and tree nuts – as she would learn after going gluten-free).

As Gigi began to educate herself about Celiac disease, gluten and what this protein in wheat and related grains does to the body, she knew a food transformation was on the horizon.

In 2007, after years of baking – both at home and professionally – Gigi eliminated gluten from her diet and took to the kitchen with a whole new set of ingredients to recreate family favorites and develop brand new recipes anyone would enjoy eating.

Two years later, encouraged by friends and family to share her recipes with others who may need them, was born. At first, it was only about the recipes, but Gigi knew she had much more to offer about how properly managing diet directly impacts our overall health and wellness.

It was her passion to share more than just how to make delicious gluten-free food. Gigi wanted to share how the foods we eat can literally change our health. After all, that is exactly what she did to heal her own body. That is how Gigi’s signature “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science” evolved.

From how to toast sunflower seeds to how to halt the progression of osteoporosis to how to read labels for hidden gluten, Gigi continues to create valuable resources to serve the gluten-free community.

The Resources You Need to Achieve Optimal Health on Your Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Diet

In September 2012, Gigi released the first issue of the now widely popular gluten-free living magazine, Food Solutions Magazine, first in print, then moving forward with the times, as a digital, ad-free publication filled with information on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, in-season nutrition, exclusive gluten-free allergen-free recipes, strategies for effective weight loss on a gluten-free diet, exciting new product information and affordability on a special diet.

Early in 2014, Food Solutions Magazine was acquired by its new publisher, Directory Media Group, and Gigi gratefully accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of the publication. (Read about the transition here.) Food Solutions Magazine re-launched in May 2014 as a full-fledged online magazine brimming with content from leading experts in celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and other gluten-related health issues, as well as a variety of autoimmune disorders like diabetes, thyroid disease, and Crohn’s disease.

Readers will continue to enjoy fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful information about gluten-free, allergen-free living in Departments such as: Science, Nutrition, Food/Recipes, Beautiful You, Little Chef’s Corner, Healthy Pet, and more!

Food Solutions Magazine is a must-read for anyone serious about achieving optimal health on a gluten-free, allergen-free diet.

In addition to her work at Food Solutions Magazine, Gigi also creates delicious gluten-free recipes and publishes vital information about gluten-free living.

Be sure to sign up for Gigi’s free eNewsletter, the “Daily Gluten Free Fix, to have each new article and recipe delivered right to your inbox.

You can also connect with Gigi via social media outlets like FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram, where she shares recipes, tips and insights to make living gluten-free easier for everyone!

Gigi is the Resident Gluten-Free Living Expert for the Gluten Free Resource Directory and is published in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals for her work in neuroscience research, as well as in publications like USA Today for her expertise in gluten-free living. Gigi is also an expert contributor at, a partner and contributor to Q Squared NYC, and contributor to, and Gluten Free Therapeutics.

Visit Gigi in all of these spaces and let your healing journey begin!