Review of NutraSumma

One of the booths at the Gluten-Free & Allergen-Free Expo I had on my list for Charlise and I to see was #1010, Nutra Summa, as they were one of the companies that contacted me beforehand! I must say, it’s pretty exciting to work with brands, and it’s amazing to see how many brands and companies want to work with bloggers!

NutraSumma is a supplement company that provides gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegetarian-friendly supplements.

In my goodie bag, I received a sample packet of Summa Lean Metabolic Support, two packages of a Pea Protein drink mix (one chocolate, one vanilla), and one 90-count capsule bottle of Digest Complex Digestion & Absorption.

I’m typically sketchy about supplement companies, because in the past their products did more harm than good for me. Thus, I avoided supplements.

I’m lactose intolerant/have a dairy allergy1, but I somewhat keep to a 4-day rotation diet, because it allows me to consume the foods I want to consume without having as many problems as I would if I just ate them all the time. I also have problems with acid reflux, so I often have to take one-to-two acid reflux medications just to get through certain meals, and that doesn’t even continue to work through the night, or the next day, when I’m still having problems. Continue reading…

Send Me Gluten Free: January 2015

I received another SMGF box to review. :) My biggest de-motivation cause for keeping up with this blog has been my camera, which can’t always take lovely pictures where white is present, but I’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and just post things anyway. When I get a better camera, I’ll take better pictures — and I can easily replace pictures I’ve already taken, too.

Anyways, if you purchase through my link, I’ll earn a small percentage of the transaction as compensation, at no extra cost to you.

Of all the subscription boxes I’ve tried, Send Me Gluten Free is one of my favorites — each box means business, containing at least one full-sized item, in addition to some other full-sized trial samples. They don’t waste space in their box, and the boxes are bigger, featuring products and brands I otherwise wouldn’t have ever known about.

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Send Me Gluten Free: December 2014 and a Giveaway

Hello! In exchange for a review and/or unboxing video, I received the December 2014 Send Me Gluten Free box free of charge. I was not commissioned for it, but if you subscribe to Send Me Gluten Free using my link, [as an affiliate] I will earn a percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. (Thanks in advance!)

This is also late. I caught a cold/sinus mess, then the holidays happened, so please excuse it.

As official bloggers of the GFAF Expo Charlise and I went to, we each received in our goody bags the September 2014 Send Me Gluten Free box. I didn’t write up a review for it, unfortunately, because I ate some things, but I did hold back on this one. The original unboxing video’s sound had an annoyingly horrid hum to it, but I did keep some things untouched between the time I did open it and the time until I took pictures.

(I love subscription boxes, ’cause they’re like little presents of goodies at a discounted price you can get throughout the year. #solovely)

If you use the code “BLOG20“, you’ll receive 20% off your order.

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2014 Dallas GFAF Expo Recap/Review

2014 Dallas GFAF Expo Recap

For starters, I will say there’s not anything I tried that I didn’t like. I was extremely impressed with all the vendors, and I kept wanting to ask, “Where have you been hiding?!” to the brands I hadn’t heard of (which was the majority), because so many of the allergen-free foods I’ve been trying haven’t tasted as great.

I’m really glad I went, because, for two days, I was surrounded by people who understand allergies and the like, and that feeling was amazing — they understood when I said I’m allergic to something, and they didn’t press me to see what it does to me or patronize me, and it’s just a really super-amazing feeling. I learned a lot, and Charlise and I are already planning to attend next year. Continue reading…