Celiac

enough about gluten free

We need more focus on the disease and less on the diet

January 13, 2023 | 15 Comments

Did you know that today is National Gluten-Free Day? No really…it’s a thing. So what is on my FB and IG feeds, where I follow a lot of folks/groups with celiac disease? Same as every other day: food, food, food and more food. Except […]

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is a shared toaster gluten free?

Is a shared toaster safe for those with celiac disease?

December 15, 2022 | 6 Comments

What? A Gluten Dude blog post??? Yeah…sarcasm duly noted and warranted. While I have still been an active advocate on social media, my blogging has been sh*t. Time and focus have been an issue the past year for various reasons. But I’m back…and hopefully […]

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The FDA is trying to silence the celiac community. We have 2 days to try to change that.

August 16, 2022 | 8 Comments

If you were looking for a follow up to the Elissa Goodman podcast catastrophe, not to worry. I’m not done with her by a long shot. But this post takes precedence. I actually should have written about this topic weeks ago but between my […]

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celiac influencers

How NOT to approach me to be an influencer for your products

February 2, 2022 | 14 Comments

Dear Hudson River Foods, I appreciate you reaching out to me and letting me know that you like my content and would like to work with me. I’m gonna take a pass and I’ll explain why, as this may help you in your future […]

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quarantined with no gf food

Quarantined with celiac and has no food for 40 hours!

December 10, 2021 | 9 Comments

This whole story is just crazy. If you are not familiar with it, here’s what happened. An Edmonton woman with celiac disease (Janet Game) took a flight from Ethiopia to Toronto. Because her husband (Maku) had been in South Africa 13 days earlier, where […]

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wheat starch and celiac disease

Is wheat starch safe for those with celiac disease?

October 11, 2021 | 5 Comments

On today’s Dear Gluten Dude podcast, we’re talking about pizza. And more specifically, if wheat starch is really safe for someone with celiac disease. Transcription can be found below the podcast recording. Podcast Transcription Hey everyone, welcome to Episode One of Dear Gluten Dude […]

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a film about celiac disease

‘Glutened’: A short film about celiac disease (that I love!)

May 21, 2021 | 22 Comments

This is cool. Like really, really cool. Not only do we have a film that gives a realistic look at celiac (coeliac) disease, but it’s done in a creative, artistic way. The name of the film is Glutened and it is described by Hayley […]

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vicious celiac cycle

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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celiac and the coronavirus vaccine

I have celiac disease. I got the COVID vaccine. Here’s my story.

March 2, 2021 | 41 Comments

Can you believe it’s been a year with this f***ing pandemic? It’s been long. It’s been tough. It’s been depressing. And it’s been politicized. What a year. But I do believe there is hope on the horizon. And tell me Andy Dufresne, what is […]

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gluten free oreos celiac

Are Gluten-Free Oreos Celiac Safe?

January 25, 2021 | 27 Comments

I have gotten A LOT of messages/emails regarding the new Gluten-Free Oreos? I get the excitement, being able to have a taste of your pre-celiac days. I mean…it’s just a cookie…but I do get it. But are they really celiac safe and do I […]

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