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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Celiac Disease. It's All in Your Head.

October 13, 2014 | 56 Comments

See what I did there? I wrote the headline to make it look like celiac disease isn’t real when I’m really talking about how celiac affects the brain. This way, we’ll see if anybody reacts to just reading the headline. I know…you don’t have […]

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Enough With the Gluten-Free Haters!!

July 7, 2014 | 103 Comments

I think it’s time for a good old-fashioned “Gluten Dude Take Down”. It’s been awhile and I’m a bit out of practice, but after a month of holding my tongue as the gluten-free community got mocked, doubted and trampled upon, I can hold it […]

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Why the Gluten-Free Diet is No Laughing Matter (by Irish Heart)

May 13, 2014 | 121 Comments

Hello…I’m back. Yes…I’m still doing my “30 Days of Helping 30 Celiacs“. I’ll continue with that series tomorrow. I just needed a bit of a break for a couple of reasons. First reason…I got gluten-whacked 10 days ago and it got the best of […]

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Why the Gluten Free ‘Jokes’ Matter

May 8, 2014 | 90 Comments

Bear with me as I’m still feeling off and this may be a long post. So Jimmy Kimmel did another bit about gluten a few nights ago. You can check it out here. I promise…this is not going to be a Kimmel-bashing post. I’m […]

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Is Gluten-Free Luggage Funny?

April 1, 2014 | 68 Comments

Let’s say you own a small luggage company. Sales are slow…you’ve got a crappy website…you can’t seem to get anybody to follow you on Facebook and Twitter. You need a brilliant marketing strategy. Then it hits you… “I know what I’ll do!! Everyone thinks […]

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Dr. Oz Calls Gluten-Free a Scam

March 13, 2014 | 127 Comments

Oh boy. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I was never a big fan of Dr. “the sky is falling and I’m making millions off of spreading fear” Oz. He’s a smart guy but spends too much time spewing nonsense for ratings. In the […]

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I'm So Sorry Our Disease is Such an Inconvenience For You

February 20, 2014 | 201 Comments

It never ends. It seriously never ends. The constant ignorance out there and the constant need to defend ourselves about our disease and other food intolerances. What set me off this time? An utterly ridiculous article on Huff Post titled “Why Do Your Kid’s […]

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Hey Rachael Ray…On a 30 Minute Gluten-Free Cooking Show, Couldn't You Have Mentioned Celiac Disease Just Once?

January 27, 2014 | 65 Comments

Here’s a question for you: How much responsibility does the media bear in promoting celiac awareness? Maybe “promoting celiac awareness” is the wrong terminology. Maybe it should be “how much responsibility does the media bear in connecting gluten-free to a serious health issue?” Gluten-free […]

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Are You Sick of "Gluten-Free"?

December 29, 2013 | 51 Comments

Gluten-free is everywhere. You know that. I know that. It’s quite the buzzword. Frankly…I’m sick of the word. Oh…I love it in the sense that it keeps us safe. I love seeing it on the back of a package when I’m scrambling for something […]

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Kudos to Disney!

December 20, 2013 | 23 Comments

Who says we’re not making a difference! It’s so cool not only when we make our voices heard, but when we can generate a complete shift in attitude from one of the largest companies in the world. Here’s a quick recap for those not […]

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The Gluten Dude App: For a Better Gluten-free Life

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.

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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