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FREE gluten-free course!

Getting To Grips With Coeliac Disease

Thursday 22nd September @7pm BST

Learn the 4 key principles that’ll get you healthier and happier on your gluten-free diet, without the crushing overwhelm or guilt.

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Let's make life fun again!

Your free webinar includes:


  • Expert advice on handling a gluten-free diet

  • The 4 key pillars to help you save time and solve problems

  • An easier way to approach family mealtimes and eating out with friends

  • A sense of optimism and calm

  • Feeling confident and reassured

You'll leave the session feeling excited about a new way forward.

So if you’ve been struggling to know where to begin, you want to eat safely, feel better and more hopeful, you’re in the right place.


All you need to do is sign up.

Hear other people's experiences of working with me!

“Ali helped me with many things.”

About me

Ali Walsh
Ali’s background

Ali initially worked as an English teacher after graduating from Bath University. She is now an accomplished writer and speaker, regularly taking the guest slot at events including the FreeFrom Food Festival and Coeliac UK. Ali also writes for Gluten-Free Heaven magazine and often appears on BBC radio.

“I began my website ‘Life on a Rice Cake’ because people needed somewhere to go for valuable advice on coeliac wellbeing. There’s a way to make life easier, no matter how difficult things might seem, and I always keep things fun. Life should be fun!”

One of Ali’s ways of making life more entertaining was evident when she entered the London marathon for Coeliac UK. On a hot and sweaty day in April, she ran dressed as a stuffed crust pizza slice. 

Ali lives in Bristol with her husband and two naughty little people who love covering themselves in chocolate.

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My story (and why I can relate to what you’re going through)


Before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease in 1999, nobody seemed that concerned about me. I spent 3 years being ill and not knowing why. There were flippant remarks, casual misdiagnoses and ritual humiliation (like being weighed at hospital in a full waiting room).

And each time I was given a new (incorrect) diagnosis, there’d be a familiar sense of realisation they’d got it wrong again. When the doctors had absolute confidence and conviction I had endometriosis, they cut me open under general anaesthetic and discovered I didn’t.

There were also small acts of incompetence, even after I'd been confirmed coeliac, like the nurse who offered me a biscuit in the waiting room.

And it wasn’t just the medical profession that caused me frustration. Problems seemed to sprout everywhere. A family member told me my pain was psychosomatic. A ‘friend’ thought if she secretly hid gluten in my food that I’d never know. At work there’d be beige buffets with absolutely nothing I could have except a slice of cheddar. (Much as I like cheese, it’s hardly a well-rounded meal.)

Those were the days when no-one had the internet and allergen information didn’t appear on food. And although a lot has changed, in many ways it’s created a new problem – we’re now swamped with so much information it’s difficult to know where to start.

I remember feeling totally lost. I wish I’d had someone I could have turned to – someone to give me confidence.

So that’s why I’m running this course.

My expertise

I'm a regular speaker for coeliac events, often appearing on BBC radio and frequently speaking at events in London, Bristol and Bath including the Allergy & FreeFrom Show, the FreeFrom Food Festival and Coeliac UK. I spent 5 years writing as a gluten-free expert for Gluten-Free Heaven magazine and recently featured in Coeliac UK's Tales From a Gluten-Free Christmas campaign. My mission is to improve the lives of as many coeliacs as possible.


“Highly, highly recommended.”