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What Non-Gluten-Free Restaurants Do You Trust…and Why?

October 13, 2020 | 95 Comments

As most of you know by now (because I’ve been talking about it for what seems like ages), I am launching a mobile app for the celiac/GF community. The app has multiple sections: Let’s Eat (restaurants), Let’s Discuss (forum), Let’s Learn (videos), Let’s Connect […]

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The Gluten Dude Mobile App FAQ

August 28, 2020 | 4 Comments

As most of you know, I’ve been in the process of creating a rocking mobile app specifically for the celiac and gluten-free communities. The idea was to launch it in early summer but COVID had other plans. We are on the final legs of […]

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Little Beet Table no longer gluten free

Little Beet Table’s New ‘Food Philosophy’

August 24, 2020 | 4 Comments

Lots to discuss this week. Some uplifting (my mobile app!), some misleading (the FDA and gluten free labeling) and some downright frustrating. And that’s where we’ll kick things off. First…a little background. Little Beet Table opened as a 100% gluten-free restaurant in 2014. I […]

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advice for the new celiac

Struggling with Celiac? 41 Ways to Live a Better Life.

August 13, 2020 | 15 Comments

Just diagnosed with celiac and struggling with how to cope on your new journey? Eating gluten-free but still feeling like crap? Worried about what the future will bring? We’ve all been there. That’s the main reason I started this blog in 2011. Because I […]

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eating out as a celiac

Not Eating Out has Made a HUGE Difference in my Health

May 19, 2020 | 20 Comments

A few quick Dude Notes before I kick things off here: 1) It’s going to be a short post. Time has not been my friend lately. 2) I got an email this morning, calling me among other things: a** sucking sycophant, name dropper, starry […]

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coronavirus celiac

An Ode to the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020 | 6 Comments

I fell asleep on Wednesday Listening to Adele I woke up on Thursday And it was “Welcome to Hell” Stabbing chest pains And ungodly tired A dry, hacking cough Was it COVID-19 I acquired? First it was cancer Then celiac and clots Did I […]

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100% gluten free restaurants

Completely Gluten-Free Restaurants: US and Canada

March 24, 2020 | 18 Comments

Hey everyone…Gluten Dude here. As you may or may not know, I am building a mobile app for the GF/Celiac community. One of the features will be 100% GF restaurants world-wide (in addition to locating GF beer, finding and connecting with each other, a […]

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not healing eating gluten free

How Long Did it Take You to Heal After Your Celiac Diagnosis?

March 3, 2020 | 10 Comments

Fact: I was diagnosed with celiac disease in (I think) April of 2008. I say “I think” because I was also diagnosed with bladder cancer and a pulmonary embolism (multiple blood clots in both my lungs) in the same time period so sometimes I […]

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what does gluten-friendly mean?

Gluten-FRIENDLY Brownie Mix? Gluten-FRIENDLY Biscuits? No GM. Just No.

February 5, 2020 | 6 Comments

Who can argue with something being friendly, right? If something is user-friendly, it’s easy to use. If something is environmentally-friendly, it can help save our planet. If an apartment complex is dog-friendly, yay…my puppies are allowed! Now let’s take a look at the official […]

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celiac support from partner

Not Getting Celiac Support from Your Partner? Find Another Partner.

January 29, 2020 | 9 Comments

As you know, I get emails. Lots and lots of emails. And I cannot tell you how many I receive from people who do not get support from their partners when they get diagnosed with celiac disease. It drives me batty. Here are some […]

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Who I am. And who I'm not.

Who I am. And who I'm not.

I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.

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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