Gluten Dude
  • This one falls into the “why the hell can’t we just get a straight answer?” category.

    Last week, it was announced that “Mike’s Hard is the first malt liquor to go gluten-free.” And according to the article, now it’s the first malt beverage to use “crafted to remove gluten” on its label — with permission from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which regulates alcoholic beverages in the U.S.

    This label will go on ALL of their products.

    So the question is…what does it mean? Is Mike’s Hard Lemonade safe for those with celiac disease?

    To get an answer, my first visit was to their website.

    Here are some blurbs taken directly from their site, with my obligatory reaction to each:

    “We created a proprietary and unique filtration process to make the purest, cleanest tasting malt beverage base giving all of our products a clean, natural...

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  • Hey folks. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. A rare Saturday post from the Gluten Dude. I’ll be quick…promise.

    So I’ve been blogging here for three years. Made some great friends. Helped some fellow celiacs. Pissed off some B-list celebrities. No complaints.

    But it’s time to raise my game. Looking to take it to the next level. Want to get out of my comfort zone. It’s time to BE THE BALL!!

    Too much? I’ll stop.

    Here’s where I’m at. Besides the comments, which I know are a huge part of this site, I’ve provided pretty much all of the content. Which means this blog only has one main voice.

    Well…I’d like to change that and I’m coming to you for advice.

    I’ll still be doing my blog posts on a regular basis. I’ll still be doing what I can to be the best dang advocate I can be. But I want...

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  • For those of you who don’t read People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, OK, In Touch, Star or follow any of the zillion websites dedicated to our glorious entertainment industry (seriously…how do they all stay in business??), last week Jennifer Lawrence called gluten-free “the new cool eating disorder.”

    Was it a stupid thing to say? Of course.

    Do I think she meant it literally? I do not.

    As a celiac, do I take offense? Not so much.

    But do her words matter? Sadly, they do. This is a woman on top of the world right now. People listen to her.

    Yahoo actually ran an article about her quote and they titled it “Jennifer Lawrence Says Gluten-Free Is ‘The New Cool Eating Disorder,’ Might Actually Be Onto Something”.


    Look…I’m a big boy. I can handle this crap.

    But then I think of the children who have celiac and are getting...

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  • See what I did there? I wrote the headline to make it look like celiac disease isn’t real when I’m really talking about how celiac affects the brain. This way, we’ll see if anybody reacts to just reading the headline. I know…you don’t have to say it.

    Anyway, celiac disease and gluten-free have been getting some gluten-free lovin’ this past week from the New York Times. It’s always nice to see the media give it the attention it deserves.

    They culminated the week with a great article titled “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?

    My response to that question…CAN IT EVER!!

    I’ve talked about brain fog here. And I talked about how it turns me into a raging idiot here.

    So no one has to tell me that it affects more than just the digestive system. Still, it was nice to see it discussed is...

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