Celebrities, celiac disease and eating gluten-free? It’s complicated. Sometimes frustratingly so. But there are a few shining lights.

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Dear Gluten-Free Famous People…

October 18, 2019 | 3 Comments

Dear Gluten-free Famous People, Hello my fellow celebrities. What? You didn’t know I was once “in the business”? Sure…I may not have reached your stature, but you don’t do 23 episodes of One Life to Live back in the 90’s and not call me […]

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Dear Gwyneth…Please Shut Up…Again!

March 7, 2019 | 10 Comments

Dear Gwyneth, I ordered your vaginal egg from Goop but I’m not sure how to use it. Is there a how-to video for guys? Just kidding. Hey there Ms. Paltrow. It’s me again. Gluten Dude. I wrote you way back in 2012 respectfully asking […]

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The Current State of Gluten Free

November 27, 2017 | 14 Comments

(Dude note: The following appears in the current issue of Simply Gluten-Free magazine, a magazine that will not take Cheerios’ advertising dollars. Please check them out.) When I was diagnosed will celiac disease in 2007, I had never heard of the word “gluten” before. […]

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Speaking “Free” with Jennifer Esposito

January 25, 2017 | 13 Comments

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of celiac bloggers who are essentially brand whores. Who get paid to constantly, and I mean constantly, promote products that may or may not have a celiac’s health in their best interest. To me, the […]

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Is Gluten-Free an Eating Disorder?

October 16, 2014 | 34 Comments

For those of you who don’t read People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, OK, In Touch, Star or follow any of the zillion websites dedicated to our glorious entertainment industry (seriously…how do they all stay in business??), last week Jennifer Lawrence called gluten-free “the new […]

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Jennifer's Way Bakery Goes Big Time

April 25, 2014 | 31 Comments

Dude note: To help celebrate and promote Celiac Awareness Month, I will be writing 30 blog posts over 30 consecutive days (weekends excluded) with the theme “30 Days of Helping 30 Celiacs”. Each post will be aimed toward helping one specific person or group […]

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Dr. Oz Calls Gluten-Free a Scam

March 13, 2014 | 127 Comments

Oh boy. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I was never a big fan of Dr. “the sky is falling and I’m making millions off of spreading fear” Oz. He’s a smart guy but spends too much time spewing nonsense for ratings. In the […]

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Jennifer Esposito's New Book: Dedicated to All Celiacs

March 4, 2014 | 26 Comments

Big things are happening with Jennifer Esposito and her company, Jennifer’s Way. Big things for her and just as importantly, big things for the celiac community. Many of these things are of the “to be announced” variety, but there is one item I do […]

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Hey Rachael Ray…On a 30 Minute Gluten-Free Cooking Show, Couldn't You Have Mentioned Celiac Disease Just Once?

January 27, 2014 | 65 Comments

Here’s a question for you: How much responsibility does the media bear in promoting celiac awareness? Maybe “promoting celiac awareness” is the wrong terminology. Maybe it should be “how much responsibility does the media bear in connecting gluten-free to a serious health issue?” Gluten-free […]

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"I am asking that people be responsible and respectful for the people that suffer with celiac disease." – Jennifer Esposito

January 14, 2014 | 30 Comments

If you’ve got 30 minutes today and you want to watch somebody who is both knowledgeable and passionate about our disease, do yourself a favor and watch the below video of Jennifer Esposito. She was just featured on a show called “Celebrity Bucket List”. […]

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