Media

Ugh…the media. What a disaster of a ride it’s been with them when it comes to celiac disease. From Jimmy Kimmel to Dr. Oz to Disney to the Today Show and on and on and on. Here…I do my best to take them all to task with the ultimate goal of getting people to take our disease more seriously.

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The Potential Danger of Celiac Facebook Groups (not mine of course)

July 29, 2021 | 5 Comments

Yes…a rare late afternoon blog post. Two cups of coffee and an espresso and I’m UP! I’ll make it a quick one. So on my mobile app for the celiac community, we have a restaurant directory of over 2,600 restaurants (with more added every […]

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More Celiac Snake Oil…from a ‘Longevity Coach’ (seriously)

June 30, 2021 | 2 Comments

I’m going to start this rare night-time post with a disclaimer: I’m in a beyond pissy mood. Nothing seems to be going my way lately, and today I hit peak frustration. So my post may be more “colorful” than usual. You’ve been warned. I […]

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‘Glutened’: A short film about celiac disease (that I love!)

May 21, 2021 | 21 Comments

This is cool. Like really, really cool. Not only do we have a film that gives a realistic look at celiac (coeliac) disease, but it’s done in a creative, artistic way. The name of the film is Glutened and it is described by Hayley […]

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Celiac.com: A Tragic Tale of Good Intention$ Gone Awry

January 17, 2020 | 9 Comments

I’m going to tell you a story. I take no pleasure in writing this story, but it’s an important story. It’s a sad story. It’s a story of deceit and betrayal. It has villains. It has heroes. And it has a lesson of morality. […]

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What Happened to Celiac.com?

November 1, 2019 | 23 Comments

How the mighty have fallen. Flashback: I was diagnosed with celiac disease in (…trying to remember the exact date/month…) September of 2007. I was sick as a dog. I was confused. I was angry. And I was lost. No…I wasn’t lost in the flood. […]

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Did I Overreact to this ‘Gluten-Free Insurance’ Press Release?

July 23, 2019 | 20 Comments

So I was on Twitter last week when I came across a post by my friends at Celiac.com. (Note: They’re not my friends. And yes…I know Twitter is a cesspool, but it allows me to stay in touch with the celiac community.) The post […]

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Is this Celiac Awareness or Fear-Mongering?

May 10, 2019 | 26 Comments

I’m warning you ahead of time…this post may be a bit sloppy and all over the place (kinda like my sex life when I was younger) as I’m still trying to grapple with my thoughts behind it. Ok…here we go. As most of you […]

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Dear Joe Wees (VP Advertising at Universal)

November 13, 2018 | 76 Comments

Hey Joe, Do you know there are now two great songs titled “Hey Joe”? Of course, there is the classic Jimi Hendrix version. And then the recent one by Caamp. Awesome song. The last line of the song goes: Hey Joe, I got one […]

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Why the Celiac Hate Jessica Jones? Just…Why??

March 13, 2018 | 44 Comments

This is not a rant. Since the gluten-free bashing has been going on for years and years, I’ve sadly become pretty numb to it. So as you read this, picture me using my quiet voice; the one where I’m just out of words to […]

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An Ode to Party City

January 23, 2018 | 26 Comments

Party City has had a rough day. You know…with the whole ‘celiacs are gross’ thing. So I thought I’d write a poem to cheer them up. —— Hey Party City How was your day? Like the Southwest Airlines ad I’m sure you just want […]

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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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