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.

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Dear Dude: I Apologize to the Celiac Community

October 30, 2014 | 24 Comments

3 quick Dude Notes before we kick things off today: Dude Note 1: Jennifer’s Way bagels are ready for shipping as of last night. Get em while their hot! Dude Note 2: The new Gluten Dude website will be launching in two days. It’s […]

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selfish celiac who cheats

Dear Gluten Dude: Am I Just Being Selfish?

October 23, 2014 | 88 Comments

I’ve been seeing ghosts in my bedroom recently. This has absolutely nothing to do with today’s blog post. Just wanted to share. And for what it’s worth, for the most part, they look happy. Ok…moving on. There are times in our life when other […]

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My Celiac Wife Won't Let Me Eat Gluten…Anywhere

September 26, 2014 | 61 Comments

So I received two emails, about three weeks apart, from a gentleman who is just a tad frustrated with his wife. It seems she will not let him eat gluten. Anywhere. He does not have celiac (or as half internet calls it…celiacs). She does. […]

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don't cheat if you're a celiac

What Kind of Celiac are You?

September 10, 2014 | 63 Comments

Hi folks. Before we kick off today’s post, a few quick Dude notes. – Writing a blog post takes time and my time seems to be at a premium right now. So bear with me (or bare with me…which could also be fun) while […]

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Dude…You Saved My Life!!

July 1, 2014 | 49 Comments

It’s funny…yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a new documentary film about living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The filmmaker (and his daughter) both have celiac disease and he is producing this film to help get the truth out about […]

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celiac disease cheat

Dude…Do I Have Your Permission to Cheat??

June 27, 2014 | 77 Comments

Sometimes I just gotta shake my head. Maybe you folks can help me out with this one. I received the following email from a fellow celiac: Dear Gluten Dude, I have celiac disease. I have followed a very strict gluten free diet for over […]

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Dude…How Do You Eat Out So Much??

June 24, 2014 | 51 Comments

See the picture of that yummy looking bread above? That’s the secret of enjoying a night of eating out. It’s all about being prepared and doing everything you can possibly do to minimize the risk and maximize the pleasure. Let me take a step […]

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Celiac Awareness Month Mailbag

May 28, 2014 | 29 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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Dear Gluten Dude: I Pooped in My Pants. I'm Horrified. Any Other Celiacs Experience This?

March 24, 2014 | 107 Comments

Emails, emails, emails. I get tons. And I love EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. But man…life is busy right now and I’m falling way behind. So for the next few weeks, bear with me (or bare with me…could be fun…your choice) as I post […]

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military celiac

Why Doesn't the Military Accept Those With Celiac Disease?

March 7, 2014 | 81 Comments

I am always impressed/amazed at people who want to sign up with the military to defend our country, putting themselves at risk to serve the greater good. There is no bigger sacrifice. And with our country’s dubious history of getting involved or starting wars […]

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