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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.

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Eating Out with Celiac? It’s ok NOT TO EAT. Really.

May 10, 2021 | 33 Comments

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 […]

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Are Gluten-Free Oreos Celiac Safe?

January 25, 2021 | 25 Comments

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 […]

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Change Your Diet. Control Your Anxiety: My Daughter’s Story

September 19, 2018 | 11 Comments

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 […]

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The Incredible Healing Power of Food

September 12, 2018 | 14 Comments

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 […]

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Eat Smart. The Life You Save May be Your Own.

January 5, 2018 | 9 Comments

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 […]

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Should Celiac ‘Leaders’ be Promoting Gluten-Free(ish) Cheerios?

July 20, 2017 | 34 Comments

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 […]

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Speaking “Free” with Jennifer Esposito

January 25, 2017 | 13 Comments

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 […]

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The AIP Diet: When Gluten-Free is Not Enough

October 28, 2016 | 42 Comments

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 […]

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What to Expect After Your Celiac Diagnosis

May 18, 2016 | 43 Comments

There is a real misnomer out there that after your celiac diagnosis, once you go gluten-free, you’ll feel great. You’ll notice the difference right away. You’ll be back to your old self before you know it. Ummmm…no, not necessarily. When I was first diagnosed, […]

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Got Celiac? Wanna Feel Better? Stop. Eating. Crap.

March 11, 2016 | 19 Comments

I finished my second Whole30 last week, but before I begin to tell you about how amazing it was (again!), let me get a few things out of the way. 1) I wrote a similar post a few years ago called Stop Eating Gluten-Free […]

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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.

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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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