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Traveling with celiac disease (cause you can’t leave it home) can be tricky to say the least. But it can be done. You just need to PLAN. Like really plan.

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How to Survive (and Thrive) the Gluten-Free Holidays

November 26, 2019 | 29 Comments

I loved the holidays growing up. And I mean I LOVED the holidays…everything about them. I loved the anticipation. I loved not having to go to school. I loved watching tons of football. I loved spending time with my family. I loved the presents […]

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Stop Blaming Others for Your Lack of Preparation

November 22, 2019 | 4 Comments

Hey everyone…it’s me…Gluten Dude. Can’t see me? I’m up here…on my pedestal. There you go! Look…being a celiac can seriously suck sometimes. No need to sugarcoat it. And we’ve all had those “Crap…I didn’t pack any/enough food for the day!” moments. But when that […]

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A Parade that Includes People Throwing Flour? What’s a Celiac to do?

March 20, 2017 | 12 Comments

Being a celiac means considering things that others don’t have to. It doesn’t mean living in fear, but it certainly means living in a state of heightened awareness. Take this fellow celiac’s dilemma: Hey Gluten Dude, I have to admit this isn’t how I […]

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How to Recover from a Vacation

December 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

What a vacation!! Wish I could say it’s nice to be back…but…well it kinda sucks to be back. Not just because vacation is over, but because coming back from vacation as a celiac makes me feel like I need another vacation…from the abundance of […]

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Packing for a Gluten-Free Vacation

December 9, 2016 | 13 Comments

I’m. On. Vacation. That sound you hear is one huge exhale that I’m actually taking time off. This is the sixth straight year we’re heading out with the same, crazy vacation crew. Each year, we rent a villa down in the islands. And while […]

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Calling All Gluten-Free Summer Camps

April 6, 2016 | 31 Comments

Dude note: If you have not seen the classic movie Meatballs, 1) shame on you and 2) some of the references in the post will make absolutely no sense to you. Summer is around the corner and that means parents are scrambling, looking for […]

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What It’s Like to Travel as a Celiac

February 4, 2016 | 46 Comments

So the Dude family headed down to Potomac, MD last Friday for my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. We would be leaving Friday am and coming back late Sunday afternoon. When I go to big occasions like this, I NEVER put a request in at the […]

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Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise

December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments

For the past four years, Mrs. Dude and I have been blessed to be able to travel with the same crew for a December vacation. It’s been nothing but pure awesomeness. Last year, we ventured to a villa called Baraka Point. When you find […]

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How to Take a Gluten-Free & Stress-Free Vacation

December 4, 2015 | 15 Comments

Dude note: The holidays are all about giving. So I thought I’d take the 14 days after Thanksgiving and answer 14 emails I’ve received from my fellow celiacs asking for guidance. And I’d like this to be a communal effort. My advice, shocking as […]

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How Do I Survive For a Gluten-Free Week in Honduras?

November 29, 2015 | 7 Comments

Dude note: The holidays are all about giving. So I thought I’d take the 14 days after Thanksgiving and answer 14 emails I’ve received from my fellow celiacs asking for guidance. And I’d like this to be a communal effort. My advice, shocking as […]

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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.

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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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