Dear Gluten Dude

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.

new to celiac. where do I begin?

Dear Dude: Long Road. Just Diagnosed? Where Do I Begin?

July 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Oh my…I am so behind on emails…it’s mortifying. I’m going to have to do a big, great, huge, sizable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, gigantic, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous mailbag soon. It may take you days to read it […]

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Calling for Support for Two Young, Struggling Fellow Celiacs

November 14, 2016 | 31 Comments

First…just tons of thanks for your support and kind words last week. Seriously means the world to me. I can’t say I’m not still in a bit of a dark place, but I keep looking for the light. I’ll find it. Speaking of support, […]

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silent celiac disease

Dear Gluten Dude: I’m a Sh*tless Celiac. But I Still Have the Disease!

August 24, 2016 | 52 Comments

I’ve been a bad boy. So many emails that I have not responded to or acknowledged. I swear I do read every one of them, but time prevents me from responding at times. So my apologies to those who have reached out and have […]

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need a break from celiac

“I Need a Vacation From Myself”

June 10, 2016 | 9 Comments

Ok…the good news is that I am dedicating time to go thru all of the emails I’ve received the past month. The not-so-good news is that I have A LOT to go through. Like a real lot. If you’ve emailed me for advice/guidance/whatever, I’ll […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: Help! How Do I Explain Celiac to my Husband?

May 2, 2016 | 23 Comments

Happy Celiac Awareness Month folks. In years past, I’ve always tried to do something unique for this month. One year I wrote 30 blog posts in 30 days (boy…was everyone sick of me by the time THAT month was over); another year I tried […]

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not feeling better on gluten free diet

Dear Gluten Dude: Is it Normal to Still Feel Sick After Going Gluten-Free?

April 8, 2016 | 43 Comments

After being sick for more than a year and ignoring Mrs. Dude’s plea to go see a doctor, I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease in September of 2007. You know…back in the days when nobody knew what gluten was and I was actually […]

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It’s Monday Mailbag!

January 17, 2016 | 29 Comments

Been a long time since I rock and rolled. No…that’s not it. That’s Led Zeppelin. Been a long time coming. No…that’s not it. That’s Sam Cooke. Been a long time without you, my friend. No…that’s not it. That’s Wiz Khalifa. Been a long time […]

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young girl with celiac feels left out

I am 12 and I Feel So Alone in This Celiac Battle

December 1, 2015 | 23 Comments

Dude note: The holidays are all about giving. So I thought I’d take the 14 days after Thanksgiving and answer 14 emails I’ve received from my fellow celiacs asking for guidance. And I’d like this to be a communal effort. My advice, shocking as […]

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gluten free holidays

Traveling for the Holidays? Here are Some Gluten-Free Tips.

November 23, 2015 | 16 Comments

Traveling for the holidays can sometimes be a drag. Crowded roads. Crowded airports. Crowded house. No…not that Crowded House. Traveling for the holidays with celiac? Perhaps a total drag…and then some. But it doesn’t have to be. I received the following email recently and […]

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Thanks…I Needed That

October 14, 2015 | 20 Comments

Between Cheerios, the media, Udi’s, and some ridiculous infighting within the celiac community, there has been an aura of negativity surrounding my advocacy lately. I’m not a negative guy. I just can’t stand BS and I can’t stand injustice. So if I see it, […]

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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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