Month: September 2013

barilla pasta

Barilla Makes Gluten Free Pasta. They Also Just Made a Huge Mistake.

September 27, 2013 | 79 Comments

Barilla makes gluten-free pasta. Barilla offers 1,000 other products. Barilla employs 8,000 people. Barilla owns 30 production facilities in 9 countries. How can such a large, successful company be run by such a boneheaded CEO?? Just a quick recap: Guido Barilla (their CEO) made […]

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Remind Me Why I Blog Again?!?!

September 26, 2013 | 62 Comments

So much anger in the world. Much of it justified. Let’s face it…the world is a mess out there. But sometimes…well, the anger is just misguided and misdirected. I blog so I am fair game for push back. You don’t like my Twinkies post […]

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I Dream of Gluten. Do You??

September 24, 2013 | 46 Comments

I have a few recurring dreams. One is that it’s time for my final exam and I realize that I haven’t gone to class all year and I’m in full blown panic mode. This is odd in and of itself but add to it […]

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feeding tube

Sending a Big Virtual Hug to a Struggling Fellow Celiac

September 23, 2013 | 182 Comments

Today’s post is all about throwing our support behind Casey. She did not ask me to do this, but when I read her blog post yesterday (and please read it if you have a minute), I wanted to make sure she knew that there […]

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celiac is funny

Why is Celiac Disease Funny?

September 20, 2013 | 79 Comments

Did you hear the joke about the girl with cancer who may have to have one of her breasts removed? Or how about the one about the guy with MS who lost his vision in one eye? And of course there is always the […]

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bobs red mill recall

Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour Gets Recalled for Having Too Much Gluten

September 17, 2013 | 127 Comments

Hi Bob. It’s me…Gluten Dude. I hope you had a nice summer. How’s the family? Business good? Ok…enough small talk. I am writing to you because I am concerned. As I’m sure you are more than aware by now, one of your products, the […]

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celiac disease is a fad

Dear Gluten Dude: My Family Members Call Celiac a Fad Disease. Oh…and They're Doctors.

September 13, 2013 | 44 Comments

Did you know that today is Celiac Awareness Day? That’s right…our disease is so big that we get our own special day to try to spread awareness. Heck, we even get our own month, which happens to be the month of May. (And yes…there […]

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whole 30 no gluten

Hitting the Reset Button With the Whole30 Plan

September 10, 2013 | 29 Comments

It’s time. It’s been a great summer. Lots of fun. Lots of friends. Lots of wining. Lots of dining. But at some point, you need to listen to your body. And mine is saying “Enough Dude!” As of yesterday, I am once again on […]

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celiac mailbag

The Gluten Dude Mega-Mailbag

September 6, 2013 | 31 Comments

Holy moly…is my inbox overstuffed. Lots of rants and lots of questions. My sincere apologies to all those who have reached out to me for help/advice and have gotten nothing but silence in return. Bad Gluten Dude. Well…really just ungodly busy Gluten Dude. But […]

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cure for celiac disease

Woot! A Cure for Celiac Disease!! Oh Wait…

September 4, 2013 | 61 Comments

I’m not sure if I should laugh at this one or cry. There is a doctor…yes an actual doctor…who has written an article titled “The Home Cure for Celiac Disease”. Here is the link. The doctor’s name is Scott Saunders. He sounds quite educated […]

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