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.
A few quick Dude Notes before I kick things off here: 1) It’s going to be a short post. Time has not been my friend lately. 2) I got an email this morning, calling me among other things: a** sucking sycophant, name dropper, starry […]Read More
Hey everyone…Gluten Dude here. As you may or may not know, I am building a mobile app for the GF/Celiac community. One of the features will be 100% GF restaurants world-wide (in addition to locating GF beer, finding and connecting with each other, a […]Read More
Fact: I was diagnosed with celiac disease in (I think) April of 2008. I say “I think” because I was also diagnosed with bladder cancer and a pulmonary embolism (multiple blood clots in both my lungs) in the same time period so sometimes I […]Read More
Who can argue with something being friendly, right? If something is user-friendly, it’s easy to use. If something is environmentally-friendly, it can help save our planet. If an apartment complex is dog-friendly, yay…my puppies are allowed! Now let’s take a look at the official […]Read More
As you know, I get emails. Lots and lots of emails. And I cannot tell you how many I receive from people who do not get support from their partners when they get diagnosed with celiac disease. It drives me batty. Here are some […]Read More
I’m going to tell you a story. I take no pleasure in writing this story, but it’s an important story. It’s a sad story. It’s a story of deceit and betrayal. It has villains. It has heroes. And it has a lesson of morality. […]Read More
Celiac disease is serious sh*t. I know that. You know that. You know who doesn’t know that? EVERYONE ELSE. And why? Because of Jimmy Kimmel, who made gluten-free people look idiotic. Because of Dr. Oz, who called gluten-free a scam. Because of the ridiculous […]Read More
Well…2020 is off to a nice start. We have already seen a number of products on the market that are labeled gluten-free…yet contain gluten. The FDA is ignoring everyone’s tweets regarding the situation (blog post to come). And now we have Lisa Ensor, who […]Read More
Q: Why was Santa’s little helper depressed? A: Because he had low elf esteem. Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel. Q: Why doesn’t Santa have any kids? A: He only comes once […]Read More
Ready for a SONIC BOOM? See that picture above? That is part of the allergen menu for the Sonic Drive-In restaurants. The red check-marks indicate the allergens that are present in each item. Is it possible that Sonic thinks something can be gluten-free even […]Read More
Let’s say you have a 13 year old child. And the DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, your child gets diagnosed with celiac disease. Let’s say you also have three other children, all under the age of 8. In addition to figuring out this new disease, you […]Read More
I loved the holidays growing up. And I mean I LOVED the holidays…everything about them. I loved the anticipation. I loved not having to go to school. I loved watching tons of football. I loved spending time with my family. I loved the presents […]Read More
Hey everyone…it’s me…Gluten Dude. Can’t see me? I’m up here…on my pedestal. There you go! Look…being a celiac can seriously suck sometimes. No need to sugarcoat it. And we’ve all had those “Crap…I didn’t pack any/enough food for the day!” moments. But when that […]Read More
Remember when Domino’s came out with a gluten-free crust in 2012? Refresh your memory here. They marketed it to the gluten-free/celiac communities, but then added a disclaimer that it may not be safe. But then the National Foundation for Celiac Disease partnered with them […]Read More
Hey everyone. I’m a bad celiac. I just found out that today is Celiac Awareness Day 2019. Where DOES the time go? It seems like it was just a year ago it was Celiac Awareness Day 2018. So what am I aware of today? […]Read More
I have a laundry list of celiac rants that people have sent me to post still. But I got the below email this morning and it struck a chord with me. It always pains me a bit extra when I hear from young people. […]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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