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.
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
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
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
“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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]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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