Month: August 2015

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Dear Gluten Dude: How Do I Go Gluten-Free??

August 28, 2015 | 23 Comments

As Bruce (Springsteen) would say: “Is there anybody alive out there??” Yes…it’s 4:57 in the morning. Yes…I’ve been up since 2. Yes…I’ve been working since 3:30. Yes…I’m on my second cup of coffee. Today’s post is for those who are struggling to maintain the […]

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Back to School: A Letter From a Mom to a Daughter with Celiac

August 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

When I was kid, oh how I hated September. It meant my summer at Long Beach Island was coming to a close. It meant shorter days. It meant cooler nights. And it meant…EGADS…back to school!! I wish I could say I had pleasant memories […]

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An Extra Special Anniversary for Mrs. Dude and I

August 21, 2015 | 16 Comments

Once or twice a year, I write a blog post that has nothing to do with celiac or gluten. It happens when I want to call out something, or in this case someone, special. Today is a double anniversary. First, it is Mrs. Dude […]

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Should a Restaurant be Making Gluten-Free Jokes?

August 19, 2015 | 165 Comments

I think most of us have seen, or at least heard of, signs like the two above. They seem to be all the rage these days. “Gluten-free haircuts.” “Gluten-free oil change.” “The Ford Fiesta: 45mpg and Gluten-Free.” The celiac community seems to fall into […]

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If Famous Movie Characters Had Celiac Disease: Part II

August 13, 2015 | 5 Comments

You mean there’s a part 1? Indeed there is. Back in my blogging diaper days, I wrote the original If Famous Movie Characters Had Celiac Disease. Well back by popular demand, it’s time for another round. Ok…fine. Nobody asked for a Part 2. And […]

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Gluten Ataxia: When Celiac Messes with Your Brain

August 10, 2015 | 96 Comments

So I woke up feeling “celiac off” yesterday. I went to bed feeling really “off” last night. And this morning, I’m feeling so “off”, I just put a note outside my home office door that says “please do not disturb”. When I’m feeling this […]

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The Latest “Facts” on the Gluten-Free Cheerios

August 5, 2015 | 43 Comments

Dude Update on 10/09/15: 1.8 million boxes of Gluten-Free Cheerios have been recalled on 10/06/15 due to 1) error 2) negligence and 3) lack of proper testing. It’s that last one that should bug the crap out of you. Read here for details. Everyone […]

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Who I am. And who I'm not.

Who I am. And who I'm not.

I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.

I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.

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