Month: November 2012


Dear Gluten Dude: Do I Call Myself a Celiac?

November 30, 2012 | 71 Comments

As much as I (we) hate having celiac disease, I’m happy to at least have some diagnosis that explains my issues. Well…most of my issues anyway 🙂 But there are tons of people out there who do not have the benefit of a celiac […]

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Dr. Drew Has No Clue

November 28, 2012 | 104 Comments

Question: What do Dr. Suess and Dr. Drew have in common? Answer: One of them is a fictional character that has no concept of what celiac disease is…and the other one is Dr. Suess. Just when I started to give the media credit for […]

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Jennifer Esposito: Her Celiac Story

November 27, 2012 | 16 Comments

I always rail on the media when it comes to…well…pretty much everything. But in this case, they got it right. Mostly right anyway. Above is an episode of Fox Files from a few weeks back that highlighted Jennifer Esposito’s battle with celiac disease. Here’s […]

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Instant A**hole…Just Add Gluten

November 23, 2012 | 158 Comments

You’ll get a few things from watching the following video. One…a good amount of adult language (you’ve been warned). Two…a great laugh. Three…a sense of how I’ve been the past 4 days. Yes, I got glutened. Yes, it was during my weekend in the […]

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A Celiac Gives Thanks

November 21, 2012 | 56 Comments

Sometimes it’s hard for a celiac to feel thankful. I get emails…every day…from fellow celiacs who I know aren’t feeling very thankful. They’re angry. They’re resentful. They just want their life back the way it was. I get it. I’ve been there. We’ve all […]

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Winging It Gluten-Free in New York City

November 19, 2012 | 38 Comments

I love Mrs. Dude’s birthday…more than my own even. On my birthday, I simply get older. But on her birthday, we’ve made it an unofficial annual tradition to go to one of my favorite places in the world for the weekend: New York City. […]

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Well That Sucked (And Yet…It Didn't)

November 16, 2012 | 33 Comments

How can a night be so delightful yet so sucky? It’s simple. I have celiac disease. Yesterday was Mrs. Dude’s birthday and we wanted to do something different. As much as we love our favorite sushi restaurant, going to the same place time after […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I'm Suicidal

November 14, 2012 | 119 Comments

The general population just doesn’t understand celiac disease and what it can do to those inflicted. Not that I blame them. It doesn’t get the media coverage that other diseases get and because the disease itself is food-related, many on the outside don’t take […]

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Too Much Fun = Too Much Pain

November 12, 2012 | 49 Comments

If the above title were reversed, this post would actually be about sadomasochism…and wouldn’t that be a nice change of pace? But alas, we are instead talking about celiac disease. So last week was a good week in the fun department. Wednesday night, my […]

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Friday Gluten-Free Funnies

November 9, 2012 | 21 Comments

Life is very good. But life is also hard. Life can be stressful. And life is just way too busy! We only rent our time on this planet and yet I find most of my energy put toward “dealing” with life more so than […]

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