Gluten Dude

Archive for October, 2011

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Gluten Free Halloween Candy

As an adult, celiac disease is hard enough. I can’t even imagine being stuck with this life-long disease as a child. The cupcakes at school. The pizza parties. The freedom of eating whatever you want. Being gluten free is tough now. It must suck as a child.

And of course…there is the child’s staple food…candy! What’s safe?...

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Just diagnosed with Celiac? Avoid these mistakes.

Buying processed, ready-made gluten free meals. When I first got diagnosed with Celiac, we beelined to Wegmans, found the gluten-free aisle, and pretty much bought out the store. Pizzas, frozen foods, etc. Being overwhelmed, this seemed the simplest...

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Gluten free beer. Is there any hope?

Before I got diagnosed with Celiac disease, I was an admitted total beer snob. Loved the microbrews. Hated the cheap, mass produced, over advertised, tastes like water…well, you get my point. I still wish I had some...

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Gluten and the FDA. What’s taking so long?

In 2007, the FDA was given the responsibility to standardize gluten-free labeling. That’s right…2007. Right now, pretty much anybody can stick a “gluten-free” label on their packaging without proving it.

For someone like me, who is sick...

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011

The bright side of having celiac disease (according to the Dudettes)

I do not like having celiac disease, but my kids, god bless them, wrote my a list of the bright side of having the disease:

1. You feel better. 2. You eat healthier. 3. You introduce new...

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