Hi, I’m Alisa Fleming, the Founder and Chief Editor of GoDairyFree.org, an Online Magazine and the leading dairy-free website. Go Dairy Free was formally launched in 2005 to share all of the information from my personal milk-free journey. Back then, online help for dairy-free living was difficult to find. I scoured studies, bought various books that touched on the topic, and started experimenting in the kitchen. Little did I know that my findings would be in such demand!
Go Dairy Free now receives over 3 million unique visitors and over 7 million pageviews per year! I do my best to keep the site updated with new recipes, product reviews, news, and FAQ’s each week to help with this growing need for non-dairy information.
In addition to running Go Dairy Free fulltime, I produced the book Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living and have been in awe at it’s success (thank you to all of you who have purchased it and for the many kind emails from readers!). In addition to this exhaustive guide, I have two more books scheduled to be released in 2016.
Beyond Go Dairy Free, I’m a Columnist and Associate Editor for the international print magazine, Allergic Living. I also serve as a product ambassador and recipe creator for the organic and natural food industry, including companies such as So Delicious, Bob’s Red Mill, Silk, Simply Organic, and Enjoy Life Foods. If you would like to connect with me, feel free to Contact Us or email us directly via info (at) godairyfree (dot) org.
With so much on my plate, I certainly don’t work alone! My amazing husband, Anthony (pictured at right – on break obviously!), started out as the tech and logistics guy, supporting the website and book management, but he has taken on an editorial role, identifying new dairy-free products to cover, managing much of the social media, and writing some of the more “manly” posts.
Sarah Hatfield of No Whey Mama also came on board as Associate Editor, helping out with book editing and family-oriented content. Due to the massive size that Go Dairy Free has become, the site now has several other wonderful contributors, too. You will see these bloggers and writers mentioned throughout the site. Be sure to pay them a visit on their own website for more incredible articles and recipes.
For those of you who are curious, I am dairy-free because of a severe milk allergy, specifically to the protein casein. I was born with a milk allergy, but little did my parents know that I didn’t outgrow it. After years of medical issues and emergency room visits, a test revealed that I was still allergic to dairy milk. I eliminated it from my diet, my symptoms vanished, and the ER visits came to a screeching halt. Needless to say, I have no desire to nibble on cheese or order a creamy alfredo. Feeling good and being alive means to much to me. Plus, there are so many other foods and flavors to enjoy!
Even though dairy is my only medical concern, I do my best to cover the entire world of dairy-free living. This often includes vegans, gluten-free, lactose intolerance, and multiple food allergies (soy, nuts, etc.). So expect to see something for everyone here on Go Dairy Free! I’ve even created home pages for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free (GFDF or GFCF) and Vegan Living to help people find the specific information they are after.