Relationships

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 You Make New Friends When You're Gluten Free?

March 18, 2013 | 20 Comments

As I clear some St. Patty’s Day cobwebs, thought it might be a good day for a Dear Gluten Dude. Today’s letter comes from a fellow celiac who has moved to Hawaii with her husband and they are having a hard time making friends […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: Any Dating Tips for a Single Guy with Celiac?

February 22, 2013 | 37 Comments

Dear Gluten Dude, First off, and I know you get this a lot, I like your blog. I don’t know what else to say……it helps me a bunch though. Anyway, I am a college student now and I’ve had celiac for the past few […]

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It's Not Always About You

January 28, 2013 | 35 Comments

Just a quick public service announcement today folks. Please remember…it’s not always about you. If you’re lucky enough to have a Mrs. Dude in your life, it’s not always about you. Even though you don’t feel good a large majority of the time, it’s […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Celiac Wife Treats Me Like the Enemy

January 25, 2013 | 44 Comments

So a few days ago, we talked about Gluten-Free Love Stories and since then I’ve received some fantastic, heartwarming stories of how celiac/gluten has brought people together. I can’t wait to post them next month. But today, we have something quite the opposite. It […]

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What's it Like to be a 15-Year-Old Celiac?

December 19, 2012 | 35 Comments

I can say with absolute certainty that I was an awkward teenager. I tried to portray myself as cool and collected, but inside I was tangled mess of nerves and insecurity. I’m assuming many teenagers feel the same way. Now on top of that…add […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Family Thinks I Take Celiac Disease Too Seriously

November 5, 2012 | 40 Comments

First of all, I apologize for being so far behind to everyone who has reached out to me for guidance. My inbox is overflowing and I’m doing my best to keep up. This blog is my labor of love, but sometimes it has to […]

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Paying the Price for My Weakness

September 1, 2012 | 75 Comments

You want to know what I hate more than celiac disease at times? Me. I need to do better. I need to be better. I need to be a better husband. I need to be a better father. I need to be a better […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Boyfriend's Dad Abuses Me About My Celiac Disease

August 27, 2012 | 51 Comments

This email ripped me apart. If somebody had a severe peanut allergy, you’d understand. If somebody had diabetes, you’d understand. If somebody had cancer, you’d understand. But if you’ve got celiac disease, you’re going to get people who simply do not understand. What is […]

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Can We Please Get a Great, Big Celiac Hug for Anthony?

August 14, 2012 | 35 Comments

Life can be rough for us all. There’s no doubt that most of us have our serious ups and downs; emotionally, physically, financially, whatever. We deal with celiac, on top of whatever else life decides to throw at us. But even at our worst […]

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So Many Celiac Rants…So Little Time

August 6, 2012 | 22 Comments

Lots of celiac rants to get to today. It seems I’ve struck a chord and people certainly have rants. But because I don’t want this blog to be overwhelmed with too much negativity, I’m trying to space the rants apart a bit. As a […]

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