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.

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gluten free mislabeling punishment

What should the punishment be for poisoning people with celiac disease?

April 6, 2022 | 8 Comments

It’s a rare afternoon blog post but my head is about to explode and writing about it not only defuses my brain cells but will help answer this question: How can a company use gluten and still label their product gluten-free and not get […]

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lifetime subscription gluten dude app

Less than 2 days left to get a lifetime of vetted restaurants

March 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hi folks. Just a quickie post this am. Not sure if you know I have a mobile app called Gluten Dude. I do. Not sure if you know that I am offering a limited time offer on a lifetime subscription. I am. Not sure […]

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recalls celiac disease

More ‘GF’ recalls! And what is the solution??

March 23, 2022 | 4 Comments

Ok…3 things right off the bat: Remember when I used to blog 2 to 3 times per week? Yeah…so do I. So where have I been? Busy. Real busy. Most of my “celiac” time is now put toward my mobile app, social media and […]

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barstool sports celiac disease

Barstool Sports: ‘Gluten-free people are weak and pathetic’

February 8, 2022 | 26 Comments

It was a Friday afternoon and my work week was wrapping up. I was looking forward to sipping a few tequilas with friends. And then someone sent me this f***ing thing: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) (Here’s […]

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celiac influencers

How NOT to approach me to be an influencer for your products

February 2, 2022 | 14 Comments

Dear Hudson River Foods, I appreciate you reaching out to me and letting me know that you like my content and would like to work with me. I’m gonna take a pass and I’ll explain why, as this may help you in your future […]

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gluten removed beer

What’s the deal with gluten-removed beer? Is it celiac safe?

January 12, 2022 | 2 Comments

What’s the difference between Bud Light and having sex in a kayak? They’re both f*cking close to water. 🙂 In this episode, we’re talking beer. More specifically, the difference between gluten-free beer (good) and gluten-removed beer (bad.) Listen in as Gluten Dude talks a […]

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celiac disease in 2022

A 2021 Recap…and Predictions for 2022

January 4, 2022 | 7 Comments

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more […]

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dealing with the holidays as a celiac

How to deal with the holiday meals when you’ve got celiac disease

December 23, 2021 | 1 Comment

Good news: It’s the holidays! Bad news: You’ve got celiac disease. Good news: You’re invited to Aunt Enid’s for dinner! Bad news: Aunt Enid doesn’t really get the whole celiac thing. What’s a celiac to do? Listen in (or listen up…not really sure of […]

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celiac is a real disease

How do I get my family to take celiac disease seriously?

December 15, 2021 | 2 Comments

This is a tough one. A young woman writes to me, explaining that she is stuck at home for financial reasons, but her family doesn’t take her celiac disease seriously and has pretty much written her out of the picture. There is a lot […]

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quarantined with no gf food

Quarantined with celiac and has no food for 40 hours!

December 10, 2021 | 7 Comments

This whole story is just crazy. If you are not familiar with it, here’s what happened. An Edmonton woman with celiac disease (Janet Game) took a flight from Ethiopia to Toronto. Because her husband (Maku) had been in South Africa 13 days earlier, where […]

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hate celiac disease

Dude…I hate the bitter person I’m becoming

December 8, 2021 | 6 Comments

It’s beyond frustrating when you’re doing the right thing, eating the right gluten-free foods, and you still can’t heal. This fellow celiac is two months in, hating life and considering throwing it all away and eating gluten. She needs to heal physically and psychologically. […]

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Gluten Dude is feeling grateful

November 24, 2021 | 5 Comments

A little change-up here as I give thanks to the people in my life. Yeah…it’s corny. But yeah…it’s important. I also touch on my trip cross-country with my Dudette and my complete lack of preparation. Happy Thanksgiving folks!! Podcast Transcription Hello, everybody. I hope […]

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traveling with celiac disease

Lessons learned driving cross-country gluten-free

November 16, 2021 | 5 Comments

My younger Dudette (for this article and for the sake of privacy, I will call her Madison; that’s also her real name) spent the last 10 months working for Under Canvas in Utah. She bought a Subaru Outback while she was out there and […]

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celiac gluten free junk food

How do I wean my teenager off gluten-free junk food?

November 10, 2021 | 4 Comments

Boy did I eat like crap when I was young. My mom changed things up (to my horror) and I cleaned up my diet. Yet when I was diagnosed with celiac disease, for some reason I just had to have gluten-free cookies, cakes, brownies, […]

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celiac and nutrition

New! Get your questions answered by a dietitian with celiac disease.

November 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

When I was diagnosed, my doc told me I had celiac disease (I had what???) and then politely showed me the door with the advice of “don’t eat gluten” (don’t eat what???). No literature. No guidance. No follow up. And mind you…I liked my […]

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working with celiac disease

How do I explain my celiac disease at work?

November 3, 2021 | 6 Comments

I was diagnosed with celiac disease after I already began working from myself and working from home. So those days where celiac just got the best of me, I was able to shut it down. But what about if you work at an office? […]

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celiac not healing

Dude…why do I feel like crap if I’m eating 100% gluten-free?

October 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

The biggest lie in the world of celiac disease is that you’ll feel better immediately once you begin your gluten-free diet. It sure as hell didn’t happen to me and my guess is you also did not have those results. And it did not […]

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celiac support groups

Dude…how do I find the right celiac support group for me?

October 26, 2021 | 5 Comments

On today’s Dear Gluten Dude podcast, we’re talking about celiac support groups and how to know which ones to trust and which ones to stay away from. Podcast Transcription (Dude note: I had some mic issues with this podcast. It still sounds fine but […]

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celiac inconvenience

My spouse is inconvenienced by my new celiac diagnosis

October 22, 2021 | 2 Comments

On today’s Dear Gluten Dude podcast, we’re talking about the frustration of a new celiac diagnosis, well meaning friends who say the wrong things and a future spouse who feels inconvenienced by his wife-to-be’s new disease. Podcast Transcription Welcome to Episode 4 of Dear […]

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paranoid of gluten

Is it possible to be TOO afraid of gluten?

October 19, 2021 | 6 Comments

On today’s Dear Gluten Dude podcast, we are discussing gluten paranoia and how afraid of gluten we really need to be when newly diagnosed. Podcast Transcription Welcome to Episode 3 of Dear Gluten Dude where I answer emails sent to me from the gluten-free […]

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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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