Month: October 2014

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Dear Dude: I Apologize to the Celiac Community

October 30, 2014 | 24 Comments

3 quick Dude Notes before we kick things off today: Dude Note 1: Jennifer’s Way bagels are ready for shipping as of last night. Get em while their hot! Dude Note 2: The new Gluten Dude website will be launching in two days. It’s […]

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Does Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Exist? An Interview with Dr. Peter Gibson

October 27, 2014 | 52 Comments

Dr. Peter Gibson, for those of you unaware, is Professor and Director of Gastroenterology at The Alfred and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, he published a study that found gluten can cause distress to those without celiac disease. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity was […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: Am I Just Being Selfish?

October 23, 2014 | 88 Comments

I’ve been seeing ghosts in my bedroom recently. This has absolutely nothing to do with today’s blog post. Just wanted to share. And for what it’s worth, for the most part, they look happy. Ok…moving on. There are times in our life when other […]

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Is Mike’s Hard Lemonade Gluten Free? Or Better Yet, is it Safe for those with celiac disease?

October 20, 2014 | 70 Comments

This one falls into the “why the hell can’t we just get a straight answer?” category. Last week, it was announced that “Mike’s Hard is the first malt liquor to go [almost] gluten-free.” And according to the article, now it’s the first malt beverage […]

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Gluten Dude Phase 2 – Taking Requests

October 18, 2014 | 62 Comments

Hey folks. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. A rare Saturday post from the Gluten Dude. I’ll be quick…promise. So I’ve been blogging here for three years. Made some great friends. Helped some fellow celiacs. Pissed off some B-list celebrities. No complaints. But it’s time […]

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Is Gluten-Free an Eating Disorder?

October 16, 2014 | 34 Comments

For those of you who don’t read People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, OK, In Touch, Star or follow any of the zillion websites dedicated to our glorious entertainment industry (seriously…how do they all stay in business??), last week Jennifer Lawrence called gluten-free “the new […]

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Celiac Disease. It's All in Your Head.

October 13, 2014 | 56 Comments

See what I did there? I wrote the headline to make it look like celiac disease isn’t real when I’m really talking about how celiac affects the brain. This way, we’ll see if anybody reacts to just reading the headline. I know…you don’t have […]

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I Don't Want Your "Gluten-Friendly" Wheat!

October 9, 2014 | 85 Comments

My question for you this lovely morning is simple. Why do companies who have no vested interest in our health keep coming up with products that they think we need and that can possibly harm us? Do they think we’re that desperate to feel […]

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For Those Celiacs Still Struggling, You'll Get There…I Promise.

October 6, 2014 | 77 Comments

I got an email from a fellow celiac recently. Here’s an excerpt of it. It has been a year and a half since I was diagnosed and I am struggling. Some things have gotten better, anxiety is improved, migraines less frequent, there are stretches […]

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Gluten Dude Turns 3!!

October 1, 2014 | 55 Comments

Ah…where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday my blog was wearing diapers. And now here we are three years later and my blog is fully potty trained, with still the occasional accident. (You folks are very good at letting me know […]

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