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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.


Dear Gluten Dude: I have Celiac Disease but I'm Afraid to Go Gluten Free

October 8, 2012 | 36 Comments

Today’s “Dear Gluten Dude” comes from a newly diagnosed celiac who is paralyzed by the fear of her new life. And because of this fear, she continues to eat gluten. She needs some guidance in making the transition to a gluten-free life, physically and […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: How Can I Stop Being So Paranoid That I Will Get Sick?

September 28, 2012 | 40 Comments

Here’s an email that I would think a lot of fellow celiacs can relate to. How do you relax enough to enjoy your life when you spend every waking minute paranoid that you will get sick? Read on and share your advice… ——————————————– Dear […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Life is a Mess and I Blame Gluten

September 24, 2012 | 43 Comments

I’ve got real mixed feelings about the below email I received. This person is real down in the dumps and is looking for some encouragement. I want to help him, but it seems a lot of his wounds are self-inflicted. Take a read and […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Boyfriend's Dad Abuses Me About My Celiac Disease

August 27, 2012 | 51 Comments

This email ripped me apart. If somebody had a severe peanut allergy, you’d understand. If somebody had diabetes, you’d understand. If somebody had cancer, you’d understand. But if you’ve got celiac disease, you’re going to get people who simply do not understand. What is […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I Keep Getting Glutened During Business Trips. I Need Advice.

August 22, 2012 | 22 Comments

I am doubly blessed when it comes to my work life. Not only do I work for myself, but I also work from home. And because I run an web design company, I rarely have to travel. (It’s ok to hate me for this…I […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I Live in South America. I Have Celiac Disease. I Need Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes for My Birthday Party.

August 3, 2012 | 27 Comments

I’ll admit it…I”m kind of a geek. In my “real” life, I own a web development company and even though I spend about 16 hours a day online, I’m still amazed at the power of technology and its ability to reach the far corners […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I Want to be a Chef, but I Have Celiac Disease

July 26, 2012 | 37 Comments

Celiac can affect you in so many different ways. It messes with your health. It messes with your freedom. It messes with your mind. But I never considered it messing with your career. Unless of course your goal is to become a chef. That […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I am a Teen with Celiac & Need Your Help

July 19, 2012 | 33 Comments

When it comes to celiac, I can only think of one thing worse than having the disease itself. It’s being a kid and having the disease. One of the benefits of being young is supposed to be having a care-free lifestyle before you reach […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: How Do I Deal With Insensitive Comments?

June 15, 2012 | 59 Comments

People are idiots. Not me of course. And certainly not you. But everyone else? Idiots. How else to explain the utterly ridiculous comments that so many celiacs must put up with? Come on people…common sense and common courtesy really aren’t that difficult. We’re not […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I am Gluten Intolerant. What Should I do When Eating Out?

June 8, 2012 | 30 Comments

First, a quick Dude health update: I went to see my GI yesterday. He says something is definitely going on, but it is not necessarily the celiac. My blood work from a few months back showed no gluten antibodies, so it’s not hidden gluten […]

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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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