Month: July 2014

gluten poem

Goodbye My Friend (A Poem Written to Gluten)

July 31, 2014 | 23 Comments

Tackling celiac with a sense of humor is an absolute must. A fellow celiac who was just diagnosed wrote a poem to gluten and she shared it with me on Facebook. I simply love it. And so I’m sharing it with you. That’s how […]

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gluten intolerance

Let's Talk About (Gluten) Intolerance: An Interview With Chef Marc Vetri

July 29, 2014 | 197 Comments

My Facebook and Twitter feeds were all abuzz last week and we all know what that means. More dang controversy in the gluten-free world. What people were sending me was an article on Huffington Post titled “I’m Gluten Intolerant…Intolerant“. I figured it was just […]

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Doctor for Celiac

You Need a Doctor…Not a Blogger

July 24, 2014 | 43 Comments

“Sooooooo I’m dying again. I went gluten free about 6 months after a celiac diagnosis and it helped for a little while but things are taking a turn for the worse. I’m 18, I don’t smoke or drink or have sex with random strangers […]

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gluten free still sick

Celiac Rant: Gluten-Free and I Still Feel Like Crap

July 22, 2014 | 124 Comments

Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday to you all. Let’s start with a joke today because why not!? A photon checks into a hotel and the bellhop asks him if he has any luggage. The photon replies, “No, I’m traveling light.” No good? How about this […]

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breast cancer

My Name is Mrs. Dude and This is My Breast Cancer Journey (So Far…)

July 18, 2014 | 87 Comments

Dude Note: I went back and forth a bit whether I should be posting Mrs. Dude’s breast cancer story on this blog. After all…this is a blog about living with celiac disease and how much of my audience really wants to hear about breast […]

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celiac advocate

Never Pass Up a Chance to be a Celiac Advocate

July 15, 2014 | 92 Comments

So yesterday, I spent a great day with one of my Dudettes at her college freshman orientation. Yes…I have an 18 year old. No…I have NO IDEA how that happened. Anyway, when everyone arrived, we all piled into the auditorium and the person running […]

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power of gluten

From Hospice to Home: The Power of Gluten

July 10, 2014 | 57 Comments

I love your celiac stories. Every damn one of them. Though I might not comment on all of them (the Dude is a busy, busy man), I do read them all and respond when I can. There are some stories that just grab me […]

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gluten free is funny

Enough With the Gluten-Free Haters!!

July 7, 2014 | 103 Comments

I think it’s time for a good old-fashioned “Gluten Dude Take Down”. It’s been awhile and I’m a bit out of practice, but after a month of holding my tongue as the gluten-free community got mocked, doubted and trampled upon, I can hold it […]

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list of celiac symptoms

Dude…You Saved My Life!!

July 1, 2014 | 49 Comments

It’s funny…yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a new documentary film about living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The filmmaker (and his daughter) both have celiac disease and he is producing this film to help get the truth out about […]

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