Eating “gluten-free” may not be enough when it comes to your celiac disease. I discovered this the hard way after suffering for many years after my diagnosis, even though I was 100% GF. Feeling the same way? This section is for you.
Boy did I eat like crap when I was young. My mom changed things up (to my horror) and I cleaned up my diet. Yet when I was diagnosed with celiac disease, for some reason I just had to have gluten-free cookies, cakes, brownies, […]Read More
When I was diagnosed, my doc told me I had celiac disease (I had what???) and then politely showed me the door with the advice of “don’t eat gluten” (don’t eat what???). No literature. No guidance. No follow up. And mind you…I liked my […]Read More
First of all, a belated Happy Celiac Awareness month. I do believe we’ve made progress in the past years of 1) getting our disease out in the open more; and 2) reducing the number of idiotic gluten-free jokes. I had a friend come visit […]Read More
I have gotten A LOT of messages/emails regarding the new Gluten-Free Oreos? I get the excitement, being able to have a taste of your pre-celiac days. I mean…it’s just a cookie…but I do get it. But are they really celiac safe and do I […]Read More
Last week, I shared one of my daughter’s stories on the healing power of food. Now it’s time for my other Dudette’s story. She has had a real tough go of it since she was eight years old. Anxiety, OCD, Emetophobia (intense fear of […]Read More
Dude…where in the ever living hell have you been?!?! Long story. Today is not the day. Today we talk about the healing power of a healthy diet. Today we talk about how pills are not always the answer. Today we talk about how doctors […]Read More
This is a post about attempted suicide and how our amazing community helped. But first… I try my best not to preach here. I share what works and doesn’t work for me, I share stories from others in the community, and from that I […]Read More
Two things you need to know up front: This may be a long post, but it’s important so please stick with me. (Even if you’re not interested, it took me about 5 hours to write so just humor me.) The Celiac Disease Foundation is […]Read More
It’s no secret that I am not a fan of celiac bloggers who are essentially brand whores. Who get paid to constantly, and I mean constantly, promote products that may or may not have a celiac’s health in their best interest. To me, the […]Read More
Time for some serious changes. Why? Let me explain, self-interview style. Dude…what’s going on? I had a really fun summer. It’s October. Could you let me finish? Sorry…carry on. As I was saying…I had a really fun summer. But it wasn’t the healthiest of […]Read More
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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