Who the heck is Gluten Dude?
Celiac disease advocate since 2011. Founder of the new Gluten Dude app. Author of the best-selling (within my family) book on living with celiac disease. Proud husband of Mrs. Dude, father of my 2 amazing Dudettes, and a total work in progress (aren't we all?). Let's take this celiac journey together.
from the blog
700+ blog posts. 34,000+ comments. Honest, educational, and yes...even entertaining.
the faces of
3 million Americans and millions more around the world suffer from celiac disease (a staggering 83% of them undiagnosed). This is a real disease affecting real people. Women and men. Young and old. All eating gluten-free to survive and to thrive. What better way to raise awareness than to show the actual faces behind the disease; to build a wall with our pictures and our stories.
Please do your share in raising awareness by adding YOUR FACE and YOUR STORY.
how to go
So you just got the word you have to go gluten free for life. My condolences. As if your life wasn’t challenging enough, you just got it kicked up a notch. Right now, your head is spinning. What do I do? Where do I start?
Take a breath…relax…I promise you, while not easy, you can and will do this. Just follow these 5 steps.
Your Words of Kindness
Thank you for your efforts in our community. It makes a ginormous difference to me to have an outspoken, educated and funny voice here on this p-o-s gluten-free roller coaster. I'm just overly and completely impressed by you.
I came across your Blog today and you had me in tears!!!! Tears of recognition that other people go through these frustrations, tears of laughter through understanding and tears of pain as I go through all of your contributors rants and rages!!! THANK YOU!
Gluten Dude, you really have impacted our two year ride with Celiac Disease. You reflect such a realistic view on this disease......while no one else understands, you and the people who gather here, make me feel just a little bit less crazy! THANK YOU!!!
Before discovering you and your amazing followers I honestly thought I was just nuts. Now I know to rest when needed, to not trust something just because it says gf on the label, and most importantly, to advocate and be a voice for myself and this disease. Thank you Gluten Dude! Keep up your awesomeness.
Thank you for your answers, wisdom, support and humor. I could not live this life without you.
You are like tonic to the gut, bubbling with humorous dialogue to cure the sad soul of any celiac needing attention. I am lifted from my moody mornings into hope for our future in a healthy community as I read your lines and the comments they generate.
I don’t subscribe to your blog so that you can lie to me or convince me to try different products. I subscribe because your humanity shines through my computer screen and I think you are just like the rest of us……and on any given day that changes.
I want to thank you for being so honest and supporting a gluten free community that uses their knowledge and power for the good of the community. You are fighting the good fight sir and I appreciate you more than my words can really say.
My husband has Celiac disease and your blog is a life saver. Everything you discuss is so spot on. Thank you for all the insight, humor, and perfectly worded content that your blog provides. Is that wrong that we want to be friends with you and your wife (who also seems super cool)?
Who I am. And who I'm not.
I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.
I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.
Send me a message
I'm all ears