Caroline Shannon-Karasik is a Pittsburgh-based writer, the author of The Gluten-Free Revolution, and a certified holistic health coach and pilates instructor. She has a bachelor’s in journalism from Point Park University and received her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is a regular contributor to Women's Health and Tonic, and her work has also been featured at The Cut, Narratively, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Yahoo. She is a mental health advocate and currently writing a collection of essays. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.