About Me

Who am I?

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Good question. I’m Kristina. A Behavior Analyst by day, a cooking lover, Pinterest obsessed, reality TV watching, pilates loving girl by night. Did I mention I have celiac disease? Yeah, I have celiac disease. It took me a while to be able to say those words. It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride over the past few years to say the least. I went from being sick in bed, to being in denial and still feeling sick while just going through the motions. How is it I change people’s behavior for a living, but couldn’t seem to change my own?!

Finally, one day I decided celiac disease was no longer going to have control over me and made a promise to change my diet and my life… while celebrating and embracing all that I’ve been given and start living each day to the fullest. That is how I developed MsModify.

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In addition to changing my diet, I’ve had to modify every aspect of my life. Everything from my cosmetics to my vacations are different now. I’ve learned a lot by researching online, but mainly through trial and error.

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In February 2016, I married my best friend Erik. Although he doesn’t have celiac, he is impacted by the illness through me. Our house is 100% gluten free and he choses to live a gluten free life in order to support me. I can’t imagine tackling life with anyone else!

You absolutely do not have to have celiac disease or be on a gluten free diet to enjoy my blog! I’m going to provide you with recipes that no one will ever know are gluten free! I would also love to share some of my favorite things and life with you!

Please stay awhile and let’s be friends!

20 comments

  1. Nick Karalexis says:

    I’m so proud of you – your unselfishness and commitment to helping others speaks volumes about your character!

  2. Lupe Gutierrez says:

    Hi Kristina!! Your blog is going to help so many young girls. My daughter is being tested right now and hopefully she will find out if it’s celiac or not soon. Thank you for starting your blog. Xoxo

    • msmodify says:

      Thank you! I hope your daughter doesn’t have celiac….but if she does it’s not the end of the world! Keep me posted!

  3. Amanda says:

    This is such a cool website. I have already passed it along to another friend/ co-worker who has celiac. Heading to the store to grab your face goodies this week. Congratulations and so proud of this journey your are starting.

    • msmodify says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but I promise it WILL get easier! I know it’s beyond overwhelming at first, hang in there! Email me if you every need someone to talk to!

  4. Trish says:

    Where are you located? We are in Australia where the guidelines are stricter than in Europe and the US. Need to be aware of this when accepting advice.

  5. Diane Schiesl says:

    Just found you on pinterest! I was just diagnosed with severe Celiac last week. I am on day 5 of gluten free eating and I am married to an Erik with a “k” too! Look forward to looking at your recipes and tips!
    Thank You!
    Diane

    • msmodify says:

      Welcome to the celiac life! It will be challenging at first, but will get easier over time. Feel free to email me with any questions you have. Yay for Erik’s with a “K”! 🙂

  6. Sarah B says:

    I’m happy to have found your blog! I’m probably celiac (already GF so can’t really test properly, though cinsidering a short term gluten challenge and enfoscooy). A couple of my kids are about to be tested. If positive, they will all be tested.
    I have GF/DF bread in the bread machine, a chicken in the crockpot, and your cinnamon roll bread in the oven – smells divine! Excited to try more of your recipes!

    • msmodify says:

      I’m so happy you found my blog! Welcome Sarah! Have you had genetic testing done for celiac? I was in a similar situation and did genetic testing and I tested positive for both genes.

      Yum I can imagine your kitchen smells delicious! I hope you enjoy my recipes! 🙂

  7. Brenda Green says:

    Just found you on Pinterest! OMG…I haven’t gotten to your website yet. But I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading some of the comments and you’re responses. I was just diagnosed with Celiacs and I am 64. I had been put in a box labeled “Irritatible Bowel Disease”, since age 6! I have suffered terrible all of my life. My mom told me that I quit taking a bottle when I was 3 months old…colic. She gave me water downed juices and water. Of course then came cereals to help me grow. So fast forward 64 years and five Endos later my new young Gastro biopsied my small intestine ( he knew as soon as he saw my flat non-existent villi that I had Celiacs). Then I had the TTG antibody blood work…0-7 is normal. My test came back at 228!! No wonder I have such terrible problems. I also have really bad other autoimmune problems. But thank you Kristina for your blog! You are so sweet to help us deal with this disease. Bg

    • msmodify says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words Brenda! I’m so happy you found me and we can share this journey together! Wow! I can’t believe you went that long undiagnosed! I’m glad to hear you now have the correct diagnosis and answers to your health problems and can be on the road to recovery! I know celiac can be overwhelming at first, so if you ever need tips or support please don’t hesitate to email me!!

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