Hi, I’m Brenda Dalton and I’m a native Tulsan and lifestyle blogger, focusing on gluten-free entertaining and living a life as a mom with a chronic illness.
Why am I here? To help women everywhere know that despite limitations on diet and health, you can live a life you dream of, a life you love.
In 2014, I joined the world of autoimmune diseases, which left me with a severe gluten allergy. It was tough to be in your mid-twenties and lose the ability to eat one of the most commons foods in the world. In 2016, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and have spent my time since being an advocate of those with rheumatic diseases and chronic illnesses. I know the toll that autoimmune diseases and chronic illness can take on your health and most importantly, your livelihood to live a “normal” life like everyone else.
I’ve developed guides to help women navigate everyday life with chronic illnesses, from travel and beauty to pregnancy, mom life, and entertaining.
On the Brenda Dalton blog, you’ll find:
- City Guides: Weekend trips across the United States, focused on gluten-friendly foods, the best boutiques, and insider tips to know before you go
- Essentials: My picks to make traveling with a gluten allergy or autoimmune disease easier. Think “The Best Gluten-Free Snacks for Travel” and “Packing Essentials for Beach Vacations”
- Entertaining & Recipes: How to feed the whole crew for parties and holidays that’s healthy, gluten-friendly and of course, beautifully decorated with ease
- Gift Guides: Making it easier to shop for loved ones throughout the year, whether it’s for holidays, anniversaries or a simple “thinking of you” gift
When I’m not blogging about traveling, the gluten-free lifestyle (or necessity in my case!) and entertaining, I run my boutique portrait photography studio, Brenda Dalton Photography, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which focuses on images with heart for families and high school seniors.
If I’m in a city with a Shake Shack, you’ll find me there, and I sincerely wish they’d bring Rock’n’Roll Jeopardy back so I can be a big winner. I’m also an outspoken advocate for arthritis research, having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the age of 29.
It’s my goal to help others live the life they want and dream of, even with the challenges of autoimmune diseases.
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