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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: I am a Teen with Celiac & Need Your Help

July 19, 2012 | 33 Comments

When it comes to celiac, I can only think of one thing worse than having the disease itself. It’s being a kid and having the disease. One of the benefits of being young is supposed to be having a care-free lifestyle before you reach […]

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Gluten-Free Living: Life Lessons in Friendship

July 17, 2012 | 38 Comments

Some years ago, my nephew got diagnosed with leukemia at a very young age. He was quite sick and it was naturally devastating to the family (he’s fine and thriving now). But I’ll always remember something my brother (his dad) told me at that […]

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Celiac Disease: Is This as Good as it Gets?

July 13, 2012 | 60 Comments

A month or so ago, I was in the midst of a pretty crappy stretch health-wise and went all-out to find a cause and a solution for my health woes. Truthfully, it’s been up and down since my diagnosis in 2007 and I simply […]

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Celiac Rant-of-the-Day: Don't be Such an Ass to My 6-Year-Old Celiac!

July 12, 2012 | 25 Comments

I think we can all agree that having celiac disease pretty much sucks at any age. But when a child is diagnosed, it just adds an extra layer of suckness to it. And you would think that people would go out of their way […]

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Celiac Rant-of-the-Day: I Guess Your Allergy is More Important Than Mine

July 3, 2012 | 36 Comments

It’s the holiday tomorrow. It’s a day to celebrate. It’s a day to relax. It’s a day to be with family. That is of course unless you have celiac disease and your family is a bunch of idiots. This leads us to today’s Celiac […]

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Love and Dating in a Gluten-Free Life

June 18, 2012 | 52 Comments

I was more than blessed enough to be married already when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I can’t imagine dating while dealing with the food issues we’ve got to deal with. As Mrs. Dude says jokingly (I think)…”Good luck finding somebody who will […]

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What's it Truly Like to Have Celiac Disease?

June 4, 2012 | 65 Comments

Last week, I received an email from somebody asking how he should best respond to his girlfriend, who has celiac disease, when she does not feel well. I opened the question to the forum and as usual, you folks rocked with your responses. But […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Girlfriend has Celiac Disease. What Do I Do?

May 29, 2012 | 36 Comments

Dude Note: To honor Celiac Awareness Month and to help raise awareness of our disease, I will be attempting 31 blog posts in 31 days. My goal is simple: to make most of them not suck. If you’ve got ideas for a good post […]

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How To Survive Being a Friend of a Celiac

May 21, 2012 | 35 Comments

Dude Note: To honor Celiac Awareness Month and to help raise awareness of our disease, I will be attempting 31 blog posts in 31 days. My goal is simple: to make most of them not suck. If you’ve got ideas for a good post […]

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Dear Gluten Dude…A Call for Help from Australia

May 17, 2012 | 25 Comments

Dude Note: To honor Celiac Awareness Month and to help raise awareness of our disease, I will be attempting 31 blog posts in 31 days. My goal is simple: to make most of them not suck. If you’ve got ideas for a good post […]

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