Month: November 2011

celiac-support

7 ways to support someone just diagnosed with celiac disease

November 30, 2011 | 9 Comments

I just received an email from a follower (don’t laugh…I have followers!) that reinforces why I started this blog. Here is part of what he said: My wife is a celiac diagnosed about 2.5 months now. She really truly feels better reading your entries […]

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Dear last night’s waiter: I’m gluten free. You’re an a**hole.

November 27, 2011 | 34 Comments

Dear last night’s waiter: I’m gluten-free…but with all due respect, you’re an asshole. I understand you were busy last night. And i understand it was a Saturday night. And I understand that you want to turn as many tables as possible in the course […]

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The problem with gluten-free food

November 25, 2011 | 10 Comments

So just how sad is the above picture? On the left is a “normal” dessert. A chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Healthy? On Planet Fat perhaps. But still, looks disgustingly amazing. On the right is my gluten-free dessert. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m not complaining mind you. […]

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5 quick (gluten-free) tips for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just a quick and easy post today. We’re all busy prepping for the kickoff of the holiday season tomorrow. Just don’t get too caught up in the festivities, especially if you’ve got celiac disease. Dangers lurk everywhere. 1. Don’t overeat. I don’t care if […]

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13 Reasons to be Thankful You Have Celiac Disease

November 22, 2011 | 98 Comments

I’m a glass half-full kind of guy. While I may bitch and moan about celiac disease, there are many reasons to be thankful. As the holiday approaches, this is as good a time as any to mention them. It is a treatable disease. No […]

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Think having celiac disease is easy? Watch.

November 18, 2011 | 22 Comments

Somebody posted this video on Twitter yesterday and I must have watched it 10 times already. It speaks volumes not only to the difficulty of having celiac disease, but to the stigmatism sometimes attached to it. (If you can’t see the above video, here […]

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“I can’t have that???”>>>”I don’t want that”

November 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

“I can’t have that??” has now been replaced in my vocabulary with “I don’t want that” and man does it feel good. I heard these phrases written by one of my fellow tweeters (@Paleo_Nosh) and it really resonated with me. It is a complete […]

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celiac spouse support

No spousal support for celiac? Find another spouse.

November 15, 2011 | 42 Comments

In honor of today being Mrs. Gluten Dude’s birthday, I thought I’d write about the importance of spousal support for those with celiac disease. I belong to several celiac forums and help people out where I can. I cannot tell you the number of […]

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In a word, what is celiac disease?

November 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Celiac Disease is Frustrating Just when you start to feel better, something seems to inevitably happen to bring you back down. And most of the time, you have no idea what it was. Celiac Disease is Healthy Because you can’t eat gluten, it removes […]

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What is Gluten Free?

November 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

It’s such a simple question, isn’t it? You would think that something either has gluten or it doesn’t have gluten and people with celiac disease wouldn’t need to jump through hoops every time they want to eat something…or drink something…or use a new toothpaste…or […]

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