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I get emails. Lots and lots of emails. People looking for answers. People sharing their stories. People asking if I’m single. Just kidding about that last one. I do my best to reply to every email and I post ones that may ring a chord with the community.

how can i support my friend with celiac disease?

Dude…how do I support my best friend who was just diagnosed with celiac disease?

February 16, 2023 | 6 Comments

I have had celiac disease for (…counting fingers and toes…) over 14 years and the support I have received from family, friends, and of course this community has been incredible. And for that I am grateful. But after I received the following email, I […]

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working with celiac disease

How do I explain my celiac disease at work?

November 3, 2021 | 6 Comments

I was diagnosed with celiac disease after I already began working from myself and working from home. So those days where celiac just got the best of me, I was able to shut it down. But what about if you work at an office? […]

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celiac not healing

Dude…why do I feel like crap if I’m eating 100% gluten-free?

October 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

The biggest lie in the world of celiac disease is that you’ll feel better immediately once you begin your gluten-free diet. It sure as hell didn’t happen to me and my guess is you also did not have those results. And it did not […]

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celiac support groups

Dude…how do I find the right celiac support group for me?

October 26, 2021 | 5 Comments

On today’s Dear Gluten Dude podcast, we’re talking about celiac support groups and how to know which ones to trust and which ones to stay away from. Podcast Transcription (Dude note: I had some mic issues with this podcast. It still sounds fine but […]

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banquet and cross contamination

Dear Gluten Dude: How do I keep 500 guests as safe as possible?

September 23, 2021 | 13 Comments

Early in my celiac days, when I was still in my gluten-free diapers, I was invited to golf-outing charity. I figured with transportation time included, I’d be gone max 6 hours. So I did what most celiacs do: I panicked. Just kidding. I ate […]

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son will not take celiac disease seriously

Dear Gluten Dude: How do I convince my son to take his celiac disease seriously?

August 9, 2021 | 16 Comments

I had an interesting relationship with my dad. He was my little league coach. He was my golfing partner. He called me his little buddy. He was all around just a great, great guy. I was the fourth out of 4 boys and as […]

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celiac cross contamination

Tell Your Family ‘All it Takes is ONE Crumb’

February 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

This post is about a family’s insistence on not being careful around a celiac family member. It seems I get these types of emails once a month. It is so maddening/depressing that here we are in 2021 and people in our community are still […]

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celiac disease, but still eating gluten

Dude…My Dad Almost Died from Celiac, but Won’t Stop Eating Gluten. Advice?

January 14, 2020 | 23 Comments

Celiac disease is serious sh*t. I know that. You know that. You know who doesn’t know that? EVERYONE ELSE. And why? Because of Jimmy Kimmel, who made gluten-free people look idiotic. Because of Dr. Oz, who called gluten-free a scam. Because of the ridiculous […]

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gluten free Christmas cookies

Dude…How do I Handle Holiday (Food) Gifts?

December 20, 2019 | 8 Comments

Q: Why was Santa’s little helper depressed? A: Because he had low elf esteem. Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel. Q: Why doesn’t Santa have any kids? A: He only comes once […]

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celiac avoid cross contamination

Celiac Disease & Cross-Contamination: Tips and Tricks

December 4, 2019 | 15 Comments

Let’s say you have a 13 year old child. And the DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, your child gets diagnosed with celiac disease. Let’s say you also have three other children, all under the age of 8. In addition to figuring out this new disease, you […]

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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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