Month: May 2013

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Celiac Awareness Month: A Look Back (in Rhyme)

May 31, 2013 | 25 Comments

It’s the last day of May And you know what that means? Ummm…we open our pool And soon will have a house full of teens? While that may be true That’s not why we’re here Celiac Awareness Month is ending So let’s look back…grab […]

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Celiac Awareness Must Start With the Medical Community

May 30, 2013 | 119 Comments

As we wind down Celiac Awareness Month (and what a month it’s been!), there is one aspect of our disease that seems to get overlooked far too often: the role the medical community plays. Or perhaps I should say the lack of the role […]

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The Today Show Apologizes to the Gluten-Free Community…Sort Of

May 29, 2013 | 54 Comments

Kudos to the gluten-free community once again. After Hoda completely insulted the entire gluten-free community, our community rose to the occasion and absolutely bombarded The Today Show on Twitter and on Facebook. The comments on their Facebook page were exceptionally gratifying. Whereas Disney had […]

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The Today Show Mocks the Gluten Free Community…Again

May 28, 2013 | 137 Comments

The Today Show has done it again. Their infatuation with, and their alienation of, the gluten free community continues. We’ve got a target on our backs folks. First, they called celiac disease trendy. Then they called us picky eaters. Then…well…they did this. And now, […]

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You Think Your Celiac Life is Challenging?

May 27, 2013 | 11 Comments

Having celiac disease is difficult. I do not want to minimize that. But the next time we complain because we can’t enjoy a New York bagel. The next time we complain because we can’t enjoy our favorite IPA. The next time we complain because […]

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Food Allergy Bullying: It's Just Not Funny

May 24, 2013 | 43 Comments

Two emails I received yesterday regarding the Disney and Chelsea Handler debacles really hit home. Here’s the first one: That people howl with laughter at skits portraying pancakes being thrown at someone whining “Gluten! Gluten!” is so deeply disturbing, I find it hard to […]

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Gluten Free: Perception vs Reality

May 23, 2013 | 98 Comments

I expected a bit of a backlash from taking a stand against The Disney Channel. But when the story was picked up by CBS, The Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, Perez Hilton and tons of other media outlets, it lit a match and boy oh […]

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A Shout Out to Bonefish Grill for their Gluten Free Honesty

May 22, 2013 | 27 Comments

I am heading up to Connecticut soon for some family festivities. On one of the nights, there will be 23 of us going to dinner and the host has selected Bonefish Grill as the venue. Not knowing anything about this restaurant, I got in […]

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The Disney Saga: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

May 20, 2013 | 53 Comments

Score one for the celiac community! After my blog post on Friday regarding the Jessie episode where they bullied a gluten free character, it caused a serious sh*tstorm within our community. So we did what we do best. We stood up for ourselves. We […]

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Disney Thinks Bullying a Gluten Free Child is Funny

May 16, 2013 | 206 Comments

I get emails all the time from parents who have young children with celiac disease. They pour out their souls out to me, telling me what a hard time their kids are having at school just trying to fit in while being gluten free. […]

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