Related Articles

27 Comments

  1. 1

    mom2aceliac

    There is always a silver lining to everything. As much as it stinks, it really is about the attitude you have towards it. I find it is great to have my son “back” to his old self before the symptoms kept him in the bathroom for hours every day and night, and I love that he is finally growing! Now there is hope that he might catch up and grow taller than his younger sister!

    Reply
    1. 1.1

      Gluten Dude

      I’ll paraphrase one of my favorite quotes “Life is not about what happens to you. It’s about how you react to what happens to you.”

      Reply
  2. 2

    jules

    Heck yeah! There are so many other ways to look at celiac besides the obvious negative “I have a disease,” perspective. Thanks Dude, once again, for inviting our community into the conversation.
    Sushi & tequila are some of my personal favorites of this celiac life of mine, but I also like #7. ;-)
    ~jules

    gfJules.com

    Reply
    1. 2.1

      Gluten Dude

      Yeah, #7’s not so bad :)

      Reply
      1. 2.1.1

        jules

        We should add a 7a: and we love our community right back!

        ~jules

        gfJules.com

        Reply
  3. 3

    Holly

    I read the article in the magazine the other day. Great job! Cheers, Holly

    Reply
  4. 4

    el Hefe

    3 If the pharmaceutical industry would make their products GF, that would be nice. Maybe they need to be forced. ;)

    Reply
  5. 5

    Cardinal Guzman

    Visited Italy for the first time last weekend and I learned that in Italy, they serve gluten-free pasta all over the place.

    Reply
  6. 6

    Lisa Marichal

    Love this article, Gluten Dude! Yes I too believe there are lots of positives to having gluten issues (celiacs and ncgs alike) but sometimes, it definitely takes a bit to start looking on the bright side of things again. That being said, I absolutely believe it is crucial to our success. Attitude determines our willingness to be successful and lead happy, healthy lives again! :)

    Unfortunately though, I have also found that in some Japanese Restaurants that they are now adding a spoon of flour (good ‘ole all purpose four) to make the rice sticker. So I always recommend asking, what their practice is even when ordering sushi. Something to consider, perhaps?

    Reply
    1. 6.1

      Gluten Dude

      Really? I’ve heard of some adding a bit of soy sauce so I always ask about that.

      Reply
      1. 6.1.1

        Lisa Marichal

        Yeah Gluten Dude it is quite common here in Florida at least. I’d say about a good 60% of the Japanese Restaurants that I never had to worry about, I now do. Total bummer but I’d rather ask and know then feel like crap for a few days. I’m also finding this little “trick” in several restaurants in their regular rice dishes, so I always have to ask. Wait staff all think I’m crazy when I do, but I have them ask the chef and more times than I can count, they come out shocked and apologetic that they do in fact add some flour to make their rice dishes more sticky, (evidentially its a newer trend of sorts?) so I have to go with plan b to order. :)

        Reply
  7. 7

    Kelbi

    Loved this article!!
    Being diagnosed with celiac sprue over a year ago after finally having my doctor listen to me has been a Blessing in Disguise. I watched a show with Jennifer Esposito on the Katie Curic segment in May on this very disease. I had been struggling for years with stomach pains and even eating ice like crazy. I was anemic and knew something had to give.
    I called for testing and finally found out I was to the highest end positive for Celiac .. After an endoscopy and pilcam I found that yes though this is hard it’s given me life back. It’s like a rebirth! I have found this article so true on every level and wanted to thank you Gluten Dude!!
    Ps. Nothing in life will ever taste as good as feeling better does!!

    Reply
    1. 7.1

      Gluten Dude

      So awesome!!

      Reply
  8. 8

    Greg

    There might be some great gf beers in YOUR market, but there aren’t where I live. I don’t want vodka, gin or wine. I want a good beer, the one thing I can’t have. New Planet, awful, New Grist, feel bad the next day like it has gluten in it, Green’s, too darn expensive. In this whole “craft beer” crazy nation no one is making a good gf beer.

    Reply
  9. 9

    Jessiesp

    I love the perspective one gains from beating back a chronic disease. Now I don’t sweat the small stuff!

    Reply
  10. 10

    Rebecca

    So many of these things are true for me too! I was absolutely miserable for 42 years, until I finally figured out it was celiac disease. And I still had to fight with doctors to get the tests done, they didn’t believe that I had it, because I wasn’t you, underweight with diarrhea. I was old, fat and constipated. I had suffered with symptoms my entire life up til that point, and now I suffer no more. I feed myself only real food, no manufactured frankenfoods! I’m healthier now at 48 (6 years post dx) than I was in my teens! And all because of food. All the years of being sick was caused by food, and my good health now is all because of food. Hippocrates was right! :)

    Reply
    1. 10.1

      Gluten Dude

      The power of food. Never ceases to amaze me.

      Reply
    2. 10.2

      Kelbi kirby

      Gluten dude, I was reading more on coffee which is how I found you thru searching cross reactions. I am now 8 days without coffee and I am learning how to like tea more now☺️
      I’m just bummed that after more than a year of seeing in still feeling pains from coffee.
      Help if can. ☺️

      Reply
      1. 10.2.1

        Gluten Dude

        Could be a reaction to something else. I have coffee all the time.

        Reply
        1. 10.2.1.1

          Kelbi kirby

          Thanks!
          ☺️

          Reply
        2. 10.2.1.2

          Kelbi Kirby

          Just a quick synopsis on gluten reaction I thought was coffee. My Dietician today followed up on what caused my reactions with toothpaste / lotion and an oil Serum applied to my hair which got in my eyes. The acidity in the amount of coffees I drank also could’ve caused a reaction with me being sick and my inner lining of my mouth peeling out for about three days was a sign of my body rejecting the toothpaste.
          Thank goodness I get to have my simple love in life .. Coffee☕️!

          Reply
  11. 11

    Lisa

    Hey Kelbi:

    Sorry sounds like you are having a tough time & are becoming super sensitive to all things gluten. Yes there is gluten in toothpaste, lotions, makeup, hair products, etc. and I think the longer you went undiagnosed or misdiagnosed the longer your immune system broke down & it causes all kinds of issues because it just can’t handle anymore (I have reactions to everything it seems).

    Glad you were able to figure out the cause of your issue. I too am a coffee drinker but am trying to drink more tea (seems to be better for your adrenals & has overall health benefits as well). Just a word of caution about tea bags that I learned from Jennifer Esposito that some tea bags are actually sealed with wheat starch so it’s hugely important to make sure that you are drinking “certified gluten free tea”.
    Best of luck to you on your journey!

    Reply
    1. 11.1

      Kelbi

      Lisa:
      Thank you for that pointer! Had no idea about the tea bags, good to know! Yes, being told coffee didn’t hurt me was the best news .. I was told to drink less of it and a lighter roast based on the acidity it can cause.. I’ve backed down to 2-3 cups a day
      Based on my dietician advice.
      Amazing how many products do harm us but I’m on this and I’m pushing forward to just be my BEST! Thank you!!

      Reply
  12. 12

    Betsy

    I just recieved my first copy of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine and noticed your 75 Reasons to love Celiac Disease…. It looked so familiar thenI remembered…he y, this is Gluten Dude’s piece. Love it, love it- love it!! Man, I can get over your humor and blunt honesty. I think my family is finally getting it. I can’t thank you enough and this community for your help and support.

    Reply
  13. 13

    Peggy

    Being diagnosed at 42 was the best thing to ever happen to me. Not being sick all the time is awesome. I love not having to attend potlucks, eat suspect “treats” brought in to office or eating the Bakery cake at work for every blessed Holiday…. Now I just say sorry no as I have Celiac. Many think I am being weird but that is okay as I feel better and that has to be worth something.
    If I had not been diagnosed I would have never have tried spaghetti squash, hummus, avocado, GF soap made with Goat’s Milk that makes my skin feel so soft. I now buy fresh herbs, meat, veggies, soaps, shampoos from the local Farmer’s Market.

    Reply
  14. 14

    Rusty

    Thank you so much for this! I might have missed this in the article, but my number 1 reason, greater than any other for loving my diagnosis, is that I finally have energy. This was the first thing to change. After three days without gluten, I woke up feeling energized and stayed that way until bed time. It’s so nice to feel normal, finally.

    Reply
  15. 15

    Cindy

    Personal Chefs at Ocho Rios Jamaica

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Gluten Dude: The Naked Truth About Living Gluten Free | Legal Stuff | Need an Affordable Website?

celiac disease book