Month: September 2015

media attack on gluten free

An All-Out Media Attack on Gluten-Free This Week

September 30, 2015 | 59 Comments

Wow. Seriously…just wow. I’ve been railing against the media for four years on this blog. You’d think in those four years, things would get better. You’d think the media would realize that celiac disease is serious shit and gluten-free is nothing to make fun […]

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Not a Bad Week to be a Celiac Advocate

September 28, 2015 | 11 Comments

There are weeks when being a celiac advocate, or any kind of advocate I would think, can be a total drag. You put yourself out there and get very little in return. And there are weeks like this one, when it ain’t so bad. […]

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being a celiac in college

Dear Gluten Dude: My College Won’t Keep Me Safe

September 23, 2015 | 23 Comments

First things first today. Happy Birthday Bruce!!! 66 and going strong. My dad had one foot in the grave at 66 and yet Bruce is still playing 3 hour concerts. It goes to show that taking care of your body and doing something you […]

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Why Are We CELEBRATING Gluten-Free Cheerios?

September 18, 2015 | 40 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. I […]

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Why Does Celiac Disease Turn Some People Into Heartless Jerks?

September 15, 2015 | 27 Comments

Compassion: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. Jerk: a contemptibly naive, fatuous, foolish, or inconsequential person. Given the two options above, would you rather be considered a) […]

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What Does Celiac Disease Mean to You?

September 12, 2015 | 24 Comments

A rare Sunday post I know. But did you know that today is Celiac Awareness Day? No…really…there’s such a thing. Pretty cool. Anyway, I couldn’t let the day go by without acknowledging this thing called celiac disease. But rather than me blather on and […]

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eating out as a celiac

How NOT to Treat a Celiac at a Restaurant

September 9, 2015 | 59 Comments

What a bizarre and uncomfortable night out I had last Friday. Let me rephrase that. I had a great time with the people I was with, but as far as the celiac stuff is concerned? Total Twilight Zone. Before the night started, Mrs. Dude […]

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Celiac Rant: You Don’t Look Sick (#$@&%*!)

September 4, 2015 | 15 Comments

Life is all about balance. We work hard, we play hard. We eat, we exercise. You break the law, you pay the consequences (right Kim Davis.) We have Democrats and Republicans. Peanut butter and jelly. Tom and Jerry. Elliot and Mr. Robot. Tyler Durden […]

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75 Reasons to Love (??) Celiac Disease

September 2, 2015 | 28 Comments

You better believe I put the question marks after the word “love” in my post title. Do I love my disease? Heck no. I pretty much detest it. It’s a constant unwanted companion in my life. That being said, it’s time to shed some […]

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