Month: July 2012


Gluten-Free is Golden

July 31, 2012 | 17 Comments

A big old Gluten Dude congratulations to Dana Vollmer for her world record-breaking gold medal in the 100-m butterfly. Dana has extreme gluten-sensitivity and was plagued for years by intense stomach aches, joint pain and headaches. Since going gluten-free, many of her maladies have disappeared, […]

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Celiac Blows…Deal With It!

July 29, 2012 | 115 Comments

As each day passes, I seem to lose more and more faith in humanity. On Saturday, we had a reader who complained about some of the colorful language used on this blog and she said unless it was cleaned up and I moderated the […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I Want to be a Chef, but I Have Celiac Disease

July 26, 2012 | 37 Comments

Celiac can affect you in so many different ways. It messes with your health. It messes with your freedom. It messes with your mind. But I never considered it messing with your career. Unless of course your goal is to become a chef. That […]

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A Weak Moment: How Hunger Clouded My Judgement

July 25, 2012 | 32 Comments

I read the books on staying healthy. I subscribe to Men’s Health. I follow the “healthy living” blogs. And they all say the same thing: Do not let yourself get too hungry. This is when eating mistakes happen (i.e. overeating, eating crap, etc.) For […]

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Celiac Rant-of-the-Day: My Family Sucks

July 23, 2012 | 51 Comments

Friends can come and go and this blog has covered many unfortunate stories of friends bailing when you have to go gluten free. Co-workers? They’re too busy trying to climb the corporate ladder to worry about the nuances of celiac disease. But family? Man…they […]

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Eat Your Gluten-Free Pizza Naked

July 20, 2012 | 30 Comments

I miss pizza. I really miss pizza. But there are some things about the pizza I used to have pre-celiac days that I don’t miss. The grease. The calories. The feeling like crap afterwards. Well…we are entering what I hope is a new dawn […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I am a Teen with Celiac & Need Your Help

July 19, 2012 | 33 Comments

When it comes to celiac, I can only think of one thing worse than having the disease itself. It’s being a kid and having the disease. One of the benefits of being young is supposed to be having a care-free lifestyle before you reach […]

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Gluten-Free Living: Life Lessons in Friendship

July 17, 2012 | 38 Comments

Some years ago, my nephew got diagnosed with leukemia at a very young age. He was quite sick and it was naturally devastating to the family (he’s fine and thriving now). But I’ll always remember something my brother (his dad) told me at that […]

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Dear Gluten…

July 15, 2012 | 7 Comments

We have selected a random winner for our Dear Gluten contest. And the winner is…Marisa Tomei for My Cousin Vinny. Sorry…my bad…that couldn’t possibly happen. The real winner is…drum roll…Patricia. Congrats Patricia. I will email you instructions on how to download the $100 PF […]

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Celiac Disease: Is This as Good as it Gets?

July 13, 2012 | 60 Comments

A month or so ago, I was in the midst of a pretty crappy stretch health-wise and went all-out to find a cause and a solution for my health woes. Truthfully, it’s been up and down since my diagnosis in 2007 and I simply […]

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