The Insides Guide

Bringing you practical advice about all things gluten

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The Insides Guide


Are you worried you or your child might be reacting to gluten or dairy? Have you or a family member recently been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease? Come and chat with Elly McKenzie, your go-to for accurate information, insider knowledge and personalised advice.

Is it gluten free?

Online Courses

Skip the tiring internet searches and social media chatter, and go direct to the source. The Inside Guide’s straight-forward, interactive online courses are packed with all the information you need to more easily navigate life with food sensitivities.

About Me

Elly McKenzie

Hi, I’m Elly,
food scientist, coeliac for over 19 years, and mum to three children — two with a mix of gluten, dairy and soy sensitivities.
Inspired by my family’s journey with gluten, I’m passionate about supporting and empowering people of all ages with gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease.
With years of experience in the food industry, and even more years of personal experience living with gluten intolerance, I’m New Zealand’s go-to expert for accurate information, insider knowledge and practical, personalised advice.

Hear from some of my happy clients.

It took me a while to get on top of the whole food trial thing with my son — Elly was incredible. I'm so grateful for the advice I received on how to actually live this, how to feed my son and how to shop safely for him. Elly deserves a lot of the credit for my son’s new-found health. He has normal bowel motions, he’s energetic, has great skin, pink cheeks and his asthma is so much better. Mary

I've been a coeliac for 20 years and can't believe Elly had more to teach me about reading food labels. I no longer have to memorise food additive numbers. To think there are gluten free foods I've been missing out on all these years — like Snickers bars! I highly recommend the 'Is it gluten free?' online label-reading course to all coeliacs. Valerie

Gluten and skincare

Gluten and skincare

Gluten can’t cause damage to the small intestine when it’s absorbed through the skin. If you have coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis, you don’t need to worry about gluten in cosmetics or medicines that are … Read more

Gluten free brownie

Gluten free brownie

Blocks of chocolate don’t last long enough in my pantry to be used for cooking, so I love the cocoa-based ‘Coconut Chocolate Brownie’ recipe from the trusty Edmonds Cookbook. I’ve modified this recipe to be gluten … Read more

coeliac disease and children

Will my children have coeliac disease too?

If you, your partner, or one of your kids has coeliac disease, you may be worried about the rest of your family. Here’s what you need to know… The odds are in your favour! If … Read more