Month: April 2013

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Gluten Free Bread: A Crying Shame

April 30, 2013 | 46 Comments

Every so often, Mrs. Dude will come home from the store with a special gluten-free treat for me. She knows I try to stay away from a lot of the processed gluten-free crap, but she also knows I’m human and I occasionally miss eating […]

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A Good Week for Celiac Awareness

April 29, 2013 | 13 Comments

It’s six o’clock in the morning and Mrs. Dude just pulled an embedded tick out of my scalp. Fun way to start the day. Anyway…moving on. Celiac Awareness Month does not officially start for another two days but our community has done themselves proud […]

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Celiac Disease Symptoms (from Those Living with the Disease): An Infographic

April 26, 2013 | 236 Comments

Dude Note January 2024: I’ve updated the infographic to bring it up to speed. Check it out. ———- I think most of us will agree that the medical community is just a tad behind when it comes to fully understanding celiac disease symptoms. We […]

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A Major Supermarket Chain Gets Celiac Disease Totally Wrong

April 24, 2013 | 24 Comments

Ok folks…you have got to see this. This is so bad it’s almost comical. Except it’s not. It’s one thing when The Today Show gets celiac disease totally wrong. They are so inept it’s almost to be expected at this point. But if there […]

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Gluten Dude Helps Celebrate the Jennifer's Way Bakery Grand Opening

April 23, 2013 | 20 Comments

Gluten Dude has gone Hollywood. Ok…maybe not. It’s New York City but I’ll take it. I had the pleasure and the honor of being invited to Jennifer Esposito’s grand opening party of her Jennifer’s Way Bakery. It was few months back and it was […]

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Gluten Free Love Story: Foccacia Man

April 21, 2013 | 7 Comments

This Gluten Free Love Story was lovingly submitted by Sue My sweetheart and I have known each other for 32 years, when I was a young mother, working as a teachers aide and he was my principal, twice my age. I had the biggest […]

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Take a Bow Folks…You Done Good

April 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

What a week. What a long, long week. The kind that on one side makes you weep for humanity. And yet on the other side, be amazed at our ability to deal with the worst of situations, look evil and stupidity in the eye, […]

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Dear Media: You Totally Suck

April 18, 2013 | 59 Comments

To all of you crappy media outlets out there, here’s a tip for you. If you can’t even pronounce the word “celiac” correctly, you aren’t remotely qualified to talk about our disease. So please stop. Effective immediately. You have turned gluten-free and celiac disease […]

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On a Day of Tragedy, a Guest Post from a Bostonian

April 16, 2013 | 16 Comments

Yesterday was another day that shook me to my core. I’ve realized that my kids will never grow up in the same world that I did. And I have this sinking feeling that the aggressive nature of mankind will eventually destroy this beautiful planet […]

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Hey Udi's: What's With the Holes in Your Bread?

April 15, 2013 | 94 Comments

Dude note on 04/24/15: Udi’s bread has gotten worse. Much worse. Read about it here. Last week, Gluten Free Jenna, a fellow celiac, posted the above picture of a loaf of Udi’s bread she had just bought (without the Udi’s inset…that was my special […]

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