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When it comes to celiac disease, you need a support system. I am stunned of all of the emails I get from people who just don’t have it. Spouses not caring, parents not taking precautions; friends intentionally glutening people cause they don’t “believe” in celiac disease. It makes me sad.

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Dear Gluten Dude: How do I convince my son to take his celiac disease seriously?

August 9, 2021 | 14 Comments

I had an interesting relationship with my dad. He was my little league coach. He was my golfing partner. He called me his little buddy. He was all around just a great, great guy. I was the fourth out of 4 boys and as […]

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Tell Your Family ‘All it Takes is ONE Crumb’

February 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

This post is about a family’s insistence on not being careful around a celiac family member. It seems I get these types of emails once a month. It is so maddening/depressing that here we are in 2021 and people in our community are still […]

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Not Getting Celiac Support from Your Partner? Find Another Partner.

January 29, 2020 | 9 Comments

As you know, I get emails. Lots and lots of emails. And I cannot tell you how many I receive from people who do not get support from their partners when they get diagnosed with celiac disease. It drives me batty. Here are some […]

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To My Fellow Celiac: You are NOT an Outcast!

December 21, 2018 | 26 Comments

Hey everyone. I got the following email a few days ago. Being a teenager can be tough enough without dealing with a misunderstood disease like celiac. She’s feeling anger, frustration and even guilt that her sister was also just diagnosed. Please take a read […]

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Can We Just Stop the Food Bullying?!

May 2, 2018 | 23 Comments

Dude note: The following article, written by yours truly, appears (slightly modified) in the latest edition of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine. It’s a good magazine run by good people. —— When I was in grade school, I was a prime target for bullies. I was […]

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Mailbag: 3 Young Celiacs Disease Need Some Advice

February 2, 2018 | 14 Comments

Hey everyone. Happy Friday. I took about an hour this morning responding to as many of your emails as possible. Yeah…I’m ridiculously backlogged. I can’t respond to every email but I do indeed read them all. It’s absolutely eye-opening how this disease affects us […]

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New Boyfriend. New Celiac Problems. Help!!

March 27, 2017 | 19 Comments

I’ve been happily married to the one and only Mrs. Dude for 23 years now. We were already 15 years in when I got the dreaded celiac diagnosis. While obviously the diagnosis itself pretty much sucked, at least Mrs. Dude and I were able […]

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My Unbelievable, Amazing, Awesome, Special Valentine

February 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

Dude Note: The following article, written by yours truly, appears in the latest issue of Simply Gluten-Free magazine. It’s a good publication run by good people. You can subscribe here. Hey there my special Valentine. It’s me. Where do I even begin to describe […]

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Dear Dude: My Girlfriend has Celiac and Cheats. What Do I Do?

December 2, 2016 | 19 Comments

I was laying bed last night at the ungodly hour of 3am wide awake. After another brutally long work day, my mind was simply too wired to fall into a slumber. I learned a trick many years ago if you have having trouble falling […]

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Calling for Support for Two Young, Struggling Fellow Celiacs

November 14, 2016 | 31 Comments

First…just tons of thanks for your support and kind words last week. Seriously means the world to me. I can’t say I’m not still in a bit of a dark place, but I keep looking for the light. I’ll find it. Speaking of support, […]

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