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.
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
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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
Here’s the situation last night: My good friend is home after nine years in Hong Kong. So I took a 3:30 train from Asbury Park up to Manhattan to grab dinner and a few drinks. While it’s not a long trip, NJ Transit has […]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
Ah…another holiday season is upon us. Yeah…I know it’s late to be making a Christmas wish list. But I spoke to Santa directly (via Skype actually) and he said if I get my list in by the 24th, we’re cool. He also said I’ve […]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
Q: What do the following 3 items have in common? I’m the mother of an 8 year old son who was diagnosed with Celiac. He was very sick by the time they figured out it was Celiac. Hair loss, neuropathy in his hands and […]Read More
If you were looking for a follow up to the Elissa Goodman podcast catastrophe, not to worry. I’m not done with her by a long shot. But this post takes precedence. I actually should have written about this topic weeks ago but between my […]Read More
I’d like to start this post by saying to Elissa that this not personal. From what I’ve read, you’ve gone through some tough times and shown real resilience so kudos to you for that. Ok…moving on. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! You […]Read More
If you’ve got celiac disease, and since you are reading this post, I will assume you do, you most likely have eaten Pamela’s products at some point in your gluten-free life. If not eaten them, at least seen them on the store shelves. Here’s […]Read More
3 MONTHS!! It’s been 3 months since my last blog post! So much to say and no time to say it. Almost all of my time these days is invested in my app but my blog is still my home. I promise to visit […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]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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