Hi, I’m Alisa Fleming, the founder of GoDairyFree.org. 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 2.5 million visitors and over 6 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 2013.
Beyond Go Dairy Free, I’m a columnist and the Senior Editor for the international magazine, Allergic Living. I also serve as a product ambassador and advisory panelist for the organic and natural food industry, including companies such as Attune Foods, Applegate Farms, and Tasterie. Oh, and one more major project – I created and maintain the No Dairy Product Lists. They contain thousands upon thousands of dairy-ingredient-free products to ensure that you never go hungry.
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.
The technical side of Go Dairy Free is supported by my amazing engineer husband, Anthony (pictured below – on break obviously!). Due to the massive size that Go Dairy Free has become, the site now has several other wonderful contributors. 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.