the gluten dude blog
I started this blog in October of 2011. Why? I had a lot to say about living with celiac disease. And what I was mostly finding online did not align with my feelings and experiences of being gluten-free and dealing with the trials and tribulations of our fun little autoimmune disease. And while it took me a bit of time, I found my voice and an awesome community.
Over 700 blog posts and 35,000 comments later, while I may have slowed down my pace a bit, the journey continues. You can select a category or month below, use the search icon above or just browse around. Either way...enjoy and I hope it helps you in your journey.
Back in April of 2013, I asked my growing celiac community to share with me their celiac disease symptoms that led to a diagnosis. Based on almost 200 responses, I created this infographic, which has been shared (and stolen) thousands of times over the […]Read More
Dude Note Jan. 23, 2024: Based on over 2,000 responses, we have created the new celiac infographic. ——- 10 years ago (my how time flies when you have celiac disease), I asked the community what their main symptoms were pre-diagnosis. Cause we all know […]Read More
I’m aware that the following post may come across as petty to some of you. No…not Lori Petty. And no…not Richard Petty either. But written out of jealousy or to get a pat on the back. I assure you this is absolutely true. Just […]Read More
A door-to-door salesman rings the bell in a new suburban home and when the door opens, the salesman looks down and sees a four-year-old boy puffing on a long, black cigar. The salesman is taken aback momentarily at the situation and trying to cover […]Read More
I’ve had celiac disease for over 14 years and I am still susceptible to bad judgment. I don’t know if that says a lot about the disease, or a lot about me. But let me set the stage for what happened this past weekend. […]Read More
I know. I know. I can already hear the comments I’ll be getting on this post. So I’ll save some of you the time and energy and say them myself: “Dude…lighten up. It’s a joke.” “You are what’s wrong with this country.” “You’re so […]Read More
True Story: I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school. He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy. Saw him the other night at this roadside bar I was walking in, he was […]Read More
Another story of a “gluten-free” company putting profit over people. Color me surprised. This time it is Real Good Foods. Who is Real Good Foods you say? Let’s start with their mission statement, taken directly from their website: “Founded in 2016, Real Good Foods […]Read More
A few weeks ago, I reached out to my Facebook and Instagram communities and asked for honest feedback on my app. While I certainly received a lot of positive responses, I was made aware of a few minor issues that needed fixing and I […]Read More
I have had celiac disease for (…counting fingers and toes…) over 14 years and the support I have received from family, friends, and of course this community has been incredible. And for that I am grateful. But after I received the following email, I […]Read More
Did you know that today is National Gluten-Free Day? No really…it’s a thing. So what is on my FB and IG feeds, where I follow a lot of folks/groups with celiac disease? Same as every other day: food, food, food and more food. Except […]Read More
Remember Elissa Goodman? Elissa is a well-known nutritionist who (supposedly) has celiac disease. She was on a podcast with Maria Menounos in August and stated emphatically that you can indeed eat gluten again even if you have celiac disease. All you need to do […]Read More
What? A Gluten Dude blog post??? Yeah…sarcasm duly noted and warranted. While I have still been an active advocate on social media, my blogging has been sh*t. Time and focus have been an issue the past year for various reasons. But I’m back…and hopefully […]Read More
Every restaurant. Every airport. Every coupon. Every conversation. Every feature. Every benefit. Now and forever. Happy holidays everyone. Hope you had a safe and enjoyable one. I’m running a special on my app. Purchase Gluten Dude today…and use it forever. On sale for only […]Read More
It’s heeeeeeeere! After 3 months of research and a few sleepless nights, the new Let’s Fly section of the Gluten Dude app is live. Thanks to those who helped me and thanks to everyone else for your patience. So what is Let’s Fly? What […]Read More
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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