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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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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Party City Calls Celiacs ‘GROSS’

January 22, 2018 | 34 Comments

Just when you think we’ve hit rock bottom…the bar keeps getting lowered. I thought it was bad when The Today Show called celiac a new trendy disease. I thought it was bad when The Today Show said we were picky eaters. I thought it […]

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The Current State of Gluten Free

November 27, 2017 | 13 Comments

(Dude note: The following appears in the current issue of Simply Gluten-Free magazine, a magazine that will not take Cheerios’ advertising dollars. Please check them out.) When I was diagnosed will celiac disease in 2007, I had never heard of the word “gluten” before. […]

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I’m Sorry…Is My Celiac Disease Bothering You?

November 7, 2017 | 34 Comments

Back in 2014, there was an article on Huffington Post titled “Why Do Your Kid’s Allergies Mean My Kid Can’t Have a Birthday?” It was a pathetic display of journalism and I gave the author the beat down she deserved. Oddly enough, the Huff […]

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Calling a Gluten-Free Eucharist Obnoxious? Illogical? Pot…Meet Kettle.

January 19, 2017 | 48 Comments

Well this is ugly. The Spectator magazine, around since 1828 with a paid circulation of 72,000 and a popular website, recently ran an article by one Melissa Kite titled “The dietary obnoxiousness of the Catholic Church”, with a lovely byline that reads “Gluten-free Eucharist? […]

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It’s Official: Jimmy Kimmel is Out of Material

September 19, 2016 | 20 Comments

So…the Emmy’s were on last night. Did I watch them? Nope. No interest. It’s just a big celebrity circle-jerk. Jimmy Kimmel was the host. Kimmel has a history of making fun of gluten-free people. But I figured the gluten jokes have gotten old and […]

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Dear Elle: About Your Awful Gluten-Free Cartoon…

May 25, 2016 | 57 Comments

Dude Update: So after 9 hours of getting SLAMMED by the celiac community (take a bow folks), Elle has completely removed the post from both their Instagram and Facebook accounts (so my links below probably won’t work now). Seen by millions and yet no […]

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How to Cut Through the Gluten-Free Crap Hype

March 2, 2016 | 31 Comments

Dude note: This article appears in the current issue of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine, where I have my own column. It’s a good magazine run by good people. Heck…they even turned down an advertising opportunity from Cheerios. And until March 31, get $6 off a […]

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An All-Out Media Attack on Gluten-Free This Week

September 30, 2015 | 59 Comments

Wow. Seriously…just wow. I’ve been railing against the media for four years on this blog. You’d think in those four years, things would get better. You’d think the media would realize that celiac disease is serious shit and gluten-free is nothing to make fun […]

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