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.
The celiac community, like many communities out there, has come together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you’d like to help by sending gluten-free food down to those in Houston are who are in need, please read the following email conversation between […]Read More
Confession time. I was bullied mercilessly as a kid. Pretty much from 2nd grade to 6th grade. Even my “best friend” joined in when with others. Mike Perry…if you’re reading this…there’s a special place in hell for you. And why was I bullied? Cause […]Read More
Over the years, I’ve had so many reach out to me privately, seeking help, seeing solace, seeking advice, seeking answers. But the ONE question I get the most is a variation of this: “I’m gluten-free but have not been tested for celiac. Should I […]Read More
When I was in grade school, we went to Colonial Williamsburg every year for a class trip. Perhaps I was too young to appreciate the history and the culture of the times, or perhaps it’s because I had the emotional maturity of a small […]Read More
Two things you need to know up front: This may be a long post, but it’s important so please stick with me. (Even if you’re not interested, it took me about 5 hours to write so just humor me.) The Celiac Disease Foundation is […]Read More
Oh my…I am so behind on emails…it’s mortifying. I’m going to have to do a big, great, huge, sizable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, gigantic, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous mailbag soon. It may take you days to read it […]Read More
Are you frustrated that your body has not completely healed yet? You WILL heal. Are you struggling with the fact that you can never eat gluten again? You WILL come to terms with it. Do you dread going out to eat because of fear? […]Read More
Here are two pretty disturbing facts regarding celiac disease and the medical community (source: CDC): 85%-95% of celiacs in the US are either undiagnosed or misdiagosed The average length of time it takes from symptoms to diagnosis is 4 years, in which time the […]Read More
Gluten-removed. Gluten-friendly. Gluten-conscious. All ridiculous terms made up by lazy companies that want to cash in on the gluten-free market without going the extra mile to keep those who can’t have any gluten from getting ill. But “gluten-free” is supposed to mean something. If […]Read More
I’ve written about beer on this site. A lot. I’ve written about it here. And here. Oh…and here too. Look over here. Wait…it’s here also. And finally…yeah it’s here. Yes…I have a writing about drinking problem. But this one is a biggie. There has […]Read More
First things first. If the above picture makes absolutely no sense, stop reading this immediately and go watch History of the World: Part 1. You’re welcome. So for those unaware, I’ve been working on an eBook for a few months now. The hope is […]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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