Do you have celiac disease (or love someone who does) and struggle with the nuances of this insidious autoimmune condition? You’re not alone. Gluten Dude has been an advocate for the celiac community since 2011, three years after his diagnosis and two years after he stopped weeping in the grocery store aisles. With passion and humor, he has written over 700 articles on his website, which have generated over 34,000 comments. Listen in as he answers questions from people just like you, doing their best to adjust to this challenging gluten-free journey. Each episode is short and sweet…just like Gluten Dude himself.
What's the deal with gluten-REMOVED beer? Is it celiac safe?
"Life and beer are very similar. Chill for best results."
In this episode, we're talking beer. More specifically, the difference between gluten-free beer (good) and gluten-removed beer (bad.) Listen in as Gluten Dude talks a bit about his own beer journey, both before and after celiac disease, and explains the BS behind gluten-removed beer. So belly on up to the bar, grab a cold one and enjoy.
How do deal with the holiday meals
Good news: It's the holidays!
Bad news: You've got celiac disease.
Good news: You're invited to Aunt Enid's for dinner!
Bad news: Aunt Enid doesn't really get the whole celiac thing.
What's a celiac to do?
My family doesn't take my celiac disease seriously
This is a tough one. A young woman writes to me, explaining that she is stuck at home for financial reasons, but her family doesn't take her celiac disease seriously and has pretty much written her out of the picture. There is a lot to unpack here. And as always, I do my best and explain what it is truly like to live with celiac disease (hint...it sux), hoping the family will "get it".
I'm bitter and hate the person I've become
It's beyond frustrating when you're doing the right thing, eating the right gluten-free foods, and you still can't heal. This fellow celiac is two months in, is hating life and considering throwing it all away and eating gluten. She needs to heal physically and psychologically. Listen in as I throw in my two cents.
Gluten Dude is Feeling Grateful
A little change-up here as I give thanks to the people in my life. Yeah...it's corny. But yeah...it's important. I also touch on my trip cross-country with my Dudette and my complete lack of preparation. Happy Thanksgiving folks!!
How do I wean my 15 year old off of gluten-free junk food?
Boy did I eat like crap when I was young. My mom changed things up (to my horror) and I cleaned up my diet. Yet when I was diagnosed with celiac disease, for some reason I just had to have gluten-free cookies, cakes, brownies, pizza, etc. I paid the price. Now a mom with a 15 year old who is newly diagnosed with celiac disease is asking how to wean her off the junk food that she has been so used to. Here's her email:
"My 15 year old daughter was just diagnosed and is pissed as all hell and rightfully so. I read your book in two days and loved your voice...I am passing it on to her to read but may cut out the chapters on beer and semen lol. My question is I know you advise to steer clear of gluten free products and I agree but how can I help my pissed off teen who is not a lover of veggies and has allergies to most fruit? My one side of my pantry is currently a gluten free junk heaven!"
Beer and semen? Yikes. I address that, plus the mom's dilemma.
Thanks Gluten Dude
I love this podcast. It is short and sweet, jam packed of info that is backed by Gluten Dude’s own experience and life with celiac and his thorough research. I have had a diagnosis of celiac since 2011 and have been doing this life of gluten free for a while now and still- I always learn something, feel a part of a tribe of others navigating the same crazy road of balancing food safety, caring for our bodies in the best possible way, and finding a way to be social and as normal as possible. If that is possible, Gluten Dude really lends a hand in helping us find the way. Please keep talking with us and helping us in all the ways you do, Gluten Dude. And thanks to Mrs. Dude, too!
Great first podcast!
Gluten Dude, just listened to your first podcast and I learned stuff.
A couple months ago I saw DiGiorno came out with a GF pizza and I was very excited because pizza is my favorite food group, but since being diagnosed with Celiac In Feb 2020, I miss a big fat thick crust pizza. With great anticipation I ate one (yes, the whole pie) and later that night I had issues. They were mild compared to when I get glutenized from wheat products, but I was surprised because the box, as you stated, has GLUTEN-FREE in big letters in the box. I assumed it would be safe due to the statement that the amount of wheat crap is within safe FDA guidelines. It isn’t! Thanx to you I now know why.
Your warning about Celiac.com is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for you knowledge, insight, and passion for informing us all about how to live with Celiac and living gluten-free.
Congratulations on the podcast! I look forward to hearing more.