They say that life is not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens to you. This section is all about taking the right mental approach to celiac disease.

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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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Eating Out with Celiac? It’s ok NOT TO EAT. Really.

May 10, 2021 | 33 Comments

First of all, a belated Happy Celiac Awareness month. I do believe we’ve made progress in the past years of 1) getting our disease out in the open more; and 2) reducing the number of idiotic gluten-free jokes. I had a friend come visit […]

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Celiac Disease: The Cycle from Hell

March 25, 2021 | 14 Comments

Celiac is such a strange little disease. You can go stretches where you feel totally fine and you find yourself thinking that you’ve got it all figured out. You’re like “Finally!” But then you get hit by god knows what and you become a […]

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Struggling with Celiac? 41 Ways to Live a Better Life.

August 13, 2020 | 19 Comments

Just diagnosed with celiac and struggling with how to cope on your new journey? Eating gluten-free but still feeling like crap? Worried about what the future will bring? We’ve all been there. That’s the main reason I started this blog in 2011. Because I […]

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Can We Just Stop the Food Bullying?!

May 2, 2018 | 23 Comments

Dude note: The following article, written by yours truly, appears (slightly modified) in the latest edition of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine. It’s a good magazine run by good people. —— When I was in grade school, I was a prime target for bullies. I was […]

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Feeling Thankful

June 2, 2017 | 13 Comments

Many studies have shown that being thankful leads to a happier life. And heck…who doesn’t want to be happier?? So I’ve recently started a new habit. Every day, I name three things I’m thankful for. Yes…they should be said out loud. No…they don’t all […]

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5 Steps to Enjoying Thanksgiving as a Celiac

November 21, 2016 | 20 Comments

1. Don’t 2. Focus 3. On 4. The 5. Food So I was gonna do a “what I’m thankful for” post but I have so much to be thankful for, the list would be endless and you’d all either 1) be bored to tears […]

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Surround Yourself With Good People. You Deserve It.

January 6, 2016 | 41 Comments

I’m blessed. I’m more than blessed. The people I surround myself with are friggin’ awesome. My wife and daughters? Simply the best. My brothers? Very cool. My friends? So much fun. My in-laws? Amazing. But sadly I hear story after story of people who […]

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Dear Celiac Newbies: Patience, Patience, Patience (and don’t eat crap)

October 15, 2015 | 45 Comments

I was diagnosed with celiac disease 8 years ago this week. Happy Celianniversary to me. Happy Gluten Freenaversary to me. Happy 8 Years Later and I Still Hate Itaversary to me. Thanks. Do you know one of the main reasons I started this blog […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I’m Newly Diagnosed…When Does It Get Better??

October 8, 2015 | 15 Comments

I love your emails. I love them so much that I will never delete them without answering every one of them. Then life happens and all of the sudden I’ve got gobs of emails to go through. And like anything else that over-accumulates, the […]

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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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