About CC

988460_269225616559435_334569095_n.jpgMy name is CC Bonaduce Leggett and I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008.  For the past several years I have been a very active volunteer for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.  I have helped host very large gluten free events like the San Francisco Gluten Free Spree in 2009.  I contribute to gluten free cookbooks as a recipe tester and am a guest contributing writer to many blogs, newsletters and magazines.

The name of this blog is CC Gluten Freed because my initial experience with adopting the gluten free diet left me feeling trapped, I felt like I was being punished.  It wasn’t until I began engaging in awareness promotion that I felt freed.  CC Gluten Freed focuses on my struggles and triumphs with the gluten free diet.  My goal is to ease the paths of my fellow Celiacs and gluten free people by writing about how to navigate our gluten-filled world.

I am a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Public Health.  I taught 7th grade Science as a Teach For America Corps Member for a couple of years in Washington D.C.. Currently, I am in medical school at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Throughout my medical training I have made it a priority to be an advocate for celiac awareness and to stay involved in the gluten-free community.

This is a video I made for a Digital Storytelling class at UC Berkeley featuring the social implications of the gluten free diet.

4 Responses to “About CC”

  1. Regena Obhof March 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. ..

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  2. Whitney Faber January 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm #


    Gluten-Free Living magazine has an exciting opportunity for bloggers just like you.

    Blogger U. is the April 4th kickoff event for the first ever Gluten-Free Living Conference in Orlando, Florida. A day of classes dedicated exclusively to gluten-free and healthy living blogging, the seminars will focus on recipe development, food staging, taking your blog to the next level and much more. Because when it comes to writing a blog, it’s never too late – or too early – to go back to school.

    In case you’re not convinced yet, here are the top five reasons to enroll at Blogger U.:
    1. Grab some SWAG – Let’s be honest; free stuff is the best. And there will be plenty of it between samples, coupons…and did we mention the show bag?
    2. Learn from the best – We’re not kidding about this one. Jules Shepard (Jules Gluten Free), Amie Valpone (The Healthy Apple), Amy Leger (The Savvy Celiac) and Amy Ratner (Gluten-Free Living magazine) will all be there sharing their knowledge about how to make your blog great.
    3. Think of the value – For just $75, you get a full day of classes, lunch, entrance to the Homecoming Happy Hour, a two-day pass to the show floor and workshops AND a ticket to the M.I.X. event Saturday night.
    4. Network – Get the chance to chat with other bloggers, mingle with our speakers and meet industry professionals.
    5. Better your blog – Well, this is school. So it’s really about the education and Blogger U. will give you the tools to improve your skills and grow your brand.

    Check out our website for more information at gflconference.com. Register now to reserve your space!

    Feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there!

    Whitney Faber

    Gluten Free Living Conference
    April 4-6
    Orlando, Florida


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