Celiac Rants

I hate celiac. You hate celiac. We all hate celiac. With all that pent up anger, people need a place to vent. That’s one of the reasons I started this blog. There’s just one rule: Once you’re done venting, you need to move forward and put the negative vibes on the back burner. Positive energy brings positive results. Ready for some rants? Read on.

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You're Not a Crazy Mom. Your Child has Celiac Disease.

April 15, 2014 | 51 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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Why I eat gluten free

Dear World: Here is Why I Eat Gluten-Free

March 3, 2014 | 62 Comments

We don’t owe anybody any explanation of why we eat gluten-free. It’s our life. It’s our body. It’s our health. It’s what we do to thrive and survive. Yet with the fad diet in full force, I know some in our community feel the […]

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I'm So Sorry Our Disease is Such an Inconvenience For You

February 20, 2014 | 202 Comments

It never ends. It seriously never ends. The constant ignorance out there and the constant need to defend ourselves about our disease and other food intolerances. What set me off this time? An utterly ridiculous article on Huff Post titled “Why Do Your Kid’s […]

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Celiac Rant: Stop Pitying My Child's Diet and Let's Rejoice!

February 3, 2014 | 47 Comments

I love this. I really, really love this. It’s a celiac rant with a positive spin. Because our disease is connected to food, it’s the food that tends to get all of the focus. Food is sexy I guess; disease…not so much. But the […]

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Celiac Rant: Spanking Does Not Cure Celiac Disease

January 23, 2014 | 47 Comments

The below comment was left on my blog post about children with chronic health issues a few weeks ago. I was stunned and I reached out directly to the woman who wrote the comment. I told her how sorry I was and asked if […]

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Celiac Rant: I'm New to This…And I Hate It

January 8, 2014 | 85 Comments

Think back to when you were first diagnosed with celiac disease. What was your first reaction? For many people, it was relief. Relief that they finally had an answer to all of their health woes. Relief that it wasn’t cancer. Relief that they could […]

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My Wish for 2014: Less Celiac Rants Like This One

December 31, 2013 | 18 Comments

While I love being a sounding board for people’s celiac rants, it saddens me that I still receive so many of these. Today’s rant comes from a fellow celiac whose ill father simply doesn’t give any credence to our disease. Now where have we […]

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Celiac Disease: A Vicious Cycle With No Rule Book

October 29, 2013 | 77 Comments

Celiac is such a strange disease. You can go stretches where you feel totally fine and you find yourself thinking that you’ve got it all figured out. But then you get hit by god knows what and you become a prime candidate for the […]

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Catching Up on Some Celiac Rants

October 14, 2013 | 17 Comments

There are currently 515 emails in my inbox. Yeah…I’m a big backlogged. Buried within them are some nice passionate celiac rants that the community has shared with me. Now I’m going to share them with you. See how easy this is?? Rant #1 I […]

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Celiac Rant: I Gave Up Gluten and Feel Great…It Must Just be a Coincidence!

September 3, 2013 | 20 Comments

I have a hard time with ignorance. I can deal with a lot of things when it comes to other people: anger, jealousy, pettiness, etc. The fact that we’re all so different is what makes the world go round. But ignorance? Simply not believing […]

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