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A celiac can dream…can’t he?

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Planet aims for gluten-free beer that tastes like beer Can you imagine losing the ability to do something that you had enjoyed doing your entire adult life? That happened to Pedro Gonzalez eight years ago when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. He […]

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Dear Gwyneth…please shut up

October 19, 2011 | 31 Comments

Honestly.  I know your intentions are good. But you and your Hollywood friends are really doing those with celiac disease a huge disservice. Going gluten-free is not a “diet choice” for us. It is not “key to losing weight” as you say. It’s not […]

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I have Celiac disease? OMG! Can I still drink??

October 18, 2011 | 31 Comments

I know. I know. It’s such a shallow question. I mean, you’ve just been diagnosed with Celiac disease. Alcohol is the last thing on your mind. Or is it?? I’ve been known to enjoy a cocktail or two and for me, it was front […]

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Celiac disease: A day in the life

October 17, 2011 | 32 Comments

Ever wonder what it’s like to have celiac disease? Of course you do. Let me take you through 24 hours of my life and see what a pain in the ass joy it is to have celiac. The Day: Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:00am: […]

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Is there a celiac drug in our future? And would it matter?

October 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

This just in…as posted on About.com

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Did you know? Random facts about celiac and gluten

October 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

– The cause of celiac disease is not known. – Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease so you are born with the gene. (When and why it rears its ugly head eventually is unknown.) – About three million Americans suffer from celiac. (And two […]

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Celiac and your emotions

October 10, 2011 | 24 Comments

There are two surefire ways I know when I’ve been glutened. One is that I’m ungodly tired. As in multiple naps, in bed at 7, can’t focus, tired. That is a post for another day. The second way I know I’ve been glutened is […]

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The celiac’s business lunch dilemma

October 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

I am not embarrassed to have celiac disease. Frustrated? You have no idea. But embarrassed? Not at all. But when a prospective client wants to meet with you and asks you to meet him at an Italian restaurant, it poses a bit of a […]

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Dear Dairy…

October 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

See what I did there? Instead of Dear Diary, I cleverly inverted the two letters? I know…you don’t have to say it. Dear Dairy…it’s been a great run. When I was a child, my 3 brothers and I would polish off a gallon of […]

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No Grain. No Pain. No Deal.

October 8, 2011 | 9 Comments

See the above tattoo?  That’s my left arm.  If you can’t read it, it says “No Grain. No Pain.” I got it about a year after I was diagnosed with this aggravating disease. I figured if I’m going to mar my body for life, […]

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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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