Gluten-Free Masterclass Membership
Join the Life on a Rice Cake Membership and
become part of a coeliac community!
Do you feel overwhelmed by your coeliac disease diagnosis?
That no-one's really listening to you?
How would it feel to have a better quality of life?
To be in control again, to have confidence...
Imagine waking up feeling energised, motivated and undaunted by the day ahead.
That's exactly what I'm offering you!
Your membership includes:
A live webinar every month on different gluten-free topics
Expert advice on handling a gluten-free diet
A live Q&A every month
A special coeliac group where you can share ideas and recipes
Strategies 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 each webinar 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.
“Ali helped me with many things.”
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.
Ali Walsh - Coeliac Coach
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 front of 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 webinar.
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 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.”
"It's helped me immensely."
If I can’t make the designated time for the webinars, will they be available on catch-up?
Yes. The webinar will uploaded to the group area so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.
Is this GF masterclass group right for me?
Have you got coeliac disease? Are you finding things a bit tough? Or do you simply feel like you need a break? Whatever your reason, this group's designed to help you. Whether you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day or that no-one really understands what you're going through, you'll be amongst other coeliacs who know just how you feel.
Still unsure? You get a whole month FREE so you've nothing to lose! The best way to find out is to show up!
Do I need to have coeliac disease to sign up?
No but you’ll find parts of the webinars and group are tailored specifically for coeliacs. However, if you have another reason to be gluten-free there’s plenty that will be really useful.
My daughter/partner/sibling has coeliac disease. Would it be helpful for me to be part of the group?
Show me a coeliac who wouldn't be hugely appreciative of such a supportive person in their life! It's really helpful for coeliacs to have other people who know how to help them and being part of the group is a great way to make this happen.
Is this just for newly diagnosed coeliacs?
The webinars and Q&A sessions are aimed at coeliacs who are struggling. So whether it's with your diagnosis or day-to-day living, if you feel like you could use some expert advice and tips, this is for you.
How much does it cost?
Your first month is completely FREE! After that, you'll pay £30 a month which includes the live webinars, a monthly Q&A session AND the opportunity to win freebies! Plus you'll have free access to all the blog posts, the interactive forum and the shop where you can get more freebies (like recipe cards and your coeliac restaurant card).
Why do I have to put in my credit card details if the first month is free?
Good question! It can feel daunting to enter credit card details if you're not yet sure you want to sign up. But it's important only one free trial is given per person. It also means you don't have to do anything further to enjoy your membership.
You can rest assured no money is taken until you've had your free month and you'll be notified again before you make payment. You're allowed up to 14 days to change your mind when you register so if you decide the membership isn't for you, just pop over an e-mail in that time period.