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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.

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The Gluten Dude Mega-Mailbag

September 6, 2013 | 31 Comments

Holy moly…is my inbox overstuffed. Lots of rants and lots of questions. My sincere apologies to all those who have reached out to me for help/advice and have gotten nothing but silence in return. Bad Gluten Dude. Well…really just ungodly busy Gluten Dude. But […]

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It's Mailbag Time!

August 9, 2013 | 20 Comments

I’ve got a laundry list of items I want to blog about. I haven’t touched upon the FDA ruling yet. There’s the new gluten-free dating site. A new “Gluten Free Vodka” is being marketed…even though all vodka is gluten free. The Today Show AGAIN […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Wife Just Got Diagnosed With Celiac Disease and I Have Questions.

July 15, 2013 | 44 Comments

Hi folks. I am back from my blogging sabbatical! I’d like to say that I’m feeling reborn and revitalized. The truth is I’m still feeling tired and a bit detached. But I’ll power through it and come out on the other side just fine. […]

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The Gluten Dude Mailbag

June 28, 2013 | 35 Comments

Remember when you were younger and you were expecting a letter in the mail? And you waited and waited for the mailman to come? And then he finally came but there was nothing there for you? And so you had to wait another 24 […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Kids Tested Negative for Celiac but I'm Not Convinced. I Need Advice.

June 11, 2013 | 45 Comments

First off, I am about a month behind in my emails. So for all of you who have written to me asking for advice…I apologize. Celiac Awareness Month was a bit of a whirlwind and it took the wind out of my sails a […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: Please Help My Parents Understand My Celiac Disease

May 6, 2013 | 32 Comments

I am not a perfect parent…by far. My parents weren’t perfect parents. And I’m sure your parents aren’t perfect either. But you don’t need to be a perfect parent in order to be a good parent. And even if you are not capable of […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: Where Do I Look For Hidden Gluten??

March 26, 2013 | 85 Comments

One of the many, many frustrating things about celiac disease is that you can get glutened and you can have no friggin’ idea where it came from. It happened to me last month and though I’m almost recovered, I still have no idea how […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: How do You Make New Friends When You're Gluten Free?

March 18, 2013 | 20 Comments

As I clear some St. Patty’s Day cobwebs, thought it might be a good day for a Dear Gluten Dude. Today’s letter comes from a fellow celiac who has moved to Hawaii with her husband and they are having a hard time making friends […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: People Don't Understand How Devastating Celiac Disease Is

March 11, 2013 | 33 Comments

I’m getting frustrated. Frustrated for me that I’ve come to the realization that I will never feel totally healthy again and frustrated for my fellow celiacs who are in the same boat. While I feel much better on a mostly paleo diet, I still […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Young Celiac Life is Overwhelmingly Difficult

March 5, 2013 | 86 Comments

I don’t understand the concept of being mean. We only rent our time here on earth and you are going to spend it being a jerk?? You can be bitter. You can be angry. You can be depressed. You can be all these things. […]

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The Gluten Dude App: Gluten-free just got easier!

Eating out with celiac disease is stressful. The Gluten Dude app lists only restaurants that have been personally vetted, so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying yourself.

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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