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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Yes Mom…A Little Gluten DOES Hurt!

July 14, 2015 | 41 Comments

Ok…I’m back. My little blogging semi-vacation is over. Two blog posts in two weeks is totally lame. I’ve got TONS of emails to get through and I’ll be posting them here in the next few weeks. I figure, if one person has a specific […]

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Hey Celiacs…How’s Your Sex Drive?

June 26, 2015 | 53 Comments

A girl phoned me the other day and said, “Come on over, there’s nobody home.” I went over. Nobody was home. I think sex is better than logic, but I can’t prove it. Impotence: Nature’s way of saying “No hard feelings”. You know “that […]

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Dear Dude: How do I Get My Boyfriend to Worry LESS About My Celiac?

May 8, 2015 | 16 Comments

Two quick Dude Notes before I get going. Dude Note 1: Such an awesome response so far on the Faces of Celiac Disease. Many of you have asked me where you can view the wall (that’s what I’m calling it). Well…I’ve now got hundreds […]

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A Single (and Exhausted) Mom with Celiac Needs Support

April 30, 2015 | 35 Comments

Dude Note 1: Celiac Awareness Month starts tomorrow. Well, the “official” month starts tomorrow. I think I have a good idea for this year. Check back tomorrow. Dude Note 2: I am WAY behind on emails. I promise I read every one and will […]

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Listen to Your Body…Not Your Family

April 14, 2015 | 29 Comments

If you’ve got a supportive family, count your blessings. I’ve received so many emails over the years from others who are not quite as fortunate. This one came in a couple of days ago and it has her doubting whether she should even mention […]

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A Mother’s Note to her Celiac Daughter (Have Tissues Handy)

January 16, 2015 | 22 Comments

Happy Friday everyone. A few quick Dude notes before I kick things off. – Note #1: I’ve gotten a bazillion messages asking me about the Pizza Hut gluten free pizza. I’ll need more info before making an informed opinion. My original thought is that […]

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What Do You Do When Your In-laws Won’t Feed You?

January 5, 2015 | 57 Comments

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you all had a great holiday. Personally, I’m pretty psyched for 2015 and am happy to see 2014 in the rear view mirror. Let me ask you a question. During the holidays, did you eat any meals at someone […]

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My Celiac Wife Won't Let Me Eat Gluten…Anywhere

September 26, 2014 | 61 Comments

So I received two emails, about three weeks apart, from a gentleman who is just a tad frustrated with his wife. It seems she will not let him eat gluten. Anywhere. He does not have celiac (or as half internet calls it…celiacs). She does. […]

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Should We Just Let Our Stubborn Family Members Suffer?

September 16, 2014 | 43 Comments

Folks…going gluten-free is just not that difficult. It really isn’t. Is it limiting? It can be at times. Is it isolating? Only if you let it. Do I enjoy it? Not really. But is it difficult? No. Yet over the years, I’ve received a […]

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My Name is Mrs. Dude and This is My Breast Cancer Journey (So Far…)

July 18, 2014 | 87 Comments

Dude Note: I went back and forth a bit whether I should be posting Mrs. Dude’s breast cancer story on this blog. After all…this is a blog about living with celiac disease and how much of my audience really wants to hear about breast […]

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