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‘Glutened’: A short film about celiac disease (that I love!)

May 21, 2021 | 21 Comments

This is cool. Like really, really cool. Not only do we have a film that gives a realistic look at celiac (coeliac) disease, but it’s done in a creative, artistic way. The name of the film is Glutened and it is described by Hayley […]

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Celiac Disease: Doctor Horror Stories

May 13, 2021 | 17 Comments

In 2007, after a year of constant stomach pain and losing 15 pounds on an already pretty slim fit, I finally listened to Mrs. Dude and went to see a GI. (The lesson as usual? Mrs. Dude is always right and me…not so much.) After speaking […]

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not eating out as a celiac

Eating Out with Celiac? It’s ok NOT TO EAT. Really.

May 10, 2021 | 33 Comments

First of all, a belated Happy Celiac Awareness month. I do believe we’ve made progress in the past years of 1) getting our disease out in the open more; and 2) reducing the number of idiotic gluten-free jokes. I had a friend come visit […]

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An Ode to Gluten-free Influencers

April 8, 2021 | 23 Comments

Influencers, influencers Just the word makes me wretch To say that I abhor them Isn’t a stretch What is my problem? Why do they put me in a tizzy? They’re in it for themselves And have zero authenticity There’s no product they won’t push […]

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is wawa celiac safe?

Kudos to Wawa for their gluten free honesty. Just a few questions…

March 30, 2021 | 14 Comments

If you are on Twitter, you know there are a number of ads placed within your feed. It’s crazy (and when I say crazy, I mean scary) how tailored the ads are to their audiences. Must be the chip implanted in me when I […]

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Celiac Disease: The Cycle from Hell

March 25, 2021 | 14 Comments

Celiac is such a strange little disease. You can go stretches where you feel totally fine and you find yourself thinking that you’ve got it all figured out. You’re like “Finally!” But then you get hit by god knows what and you become a […]

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celiac and the coronavirus vaccine

I have celiac disease. I got the COVID vaccine. Here’s my story.

March 2, 2021 | 40 Comments

Can you believe it’s been a year with this f***ing pandemic? It’s been long. It’s been tough. It’s been depressing. And it’s been politicized. What a year. But I do believe there is hope on the horizon. And tell me Andy Dufresne, what is […]

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celiac cross contamination

Tell Your Family ‘All it Takes is ONE Crumb’

February 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

This post is about a family’s insistence on not being careful around a celiac family member. It seems I get these types of emails once a month. It is so maddening/depressing that here we are in 2021 and people in our community are still […]

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celiac conflicting advice

Dude…I’m getting conflicting advice from doctors. Who’s right?!

February 18, 2021 | 4 Comments

It’s 2021 (or the 14th month of 2020 depending how you look at it) and we still have doctors who have their head up their arse when it comes to celiac disease. How far up you ask? Here’s an email I received the other […]

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Are Gluten-Free Oreos Celiac Safe?

January 25, 2021 | 27 Comments

I have gotten A LOT of messages/emails regarding the new Gluten-Free Oreos? I get the excitement, being able to have a taste of your pre-celiac days. I mean…it’s just a cookie…but I do get it. But are they really celiac safe and do I […]

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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.

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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