Category: Celiac Disease

From my observations to CD facts to research updates, if it has to do with the specifics of our disease, it’s here.

The Truffle Trend: Tricks of the Trade

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Since Celiacs  mainly eat junk food made with potatoes, corn, or rice flour, the taste and flavor profiles can get pretty same-old/same-old after a while. The two guilty pleaures that never get old?  Fresh, hot popcorn and crispy frites! A good friend of mine (who was a major foodie) recommended that I go to a …

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Beware of Vulgar Hores eating Cereal on the Avenue

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Let me go on record as saying that I bear no malice towards adult pleasure Service Providers, nor am I against your constitutional right to eat your breakfast on the street. So let me explain…I promise my post title will make sense by the end! It’s not enough that we Celiacs have to read every …

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Celiac Disease: A Quick Primer (and Why “Psychosomatic” and “Autoimmume” Don’t Mean The Same Thing)

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“What exactly is Celiac Disease?” We’ve all been asked this question plenty of times, from people with either well-intentioned, or suspicious tones in their voices. While many people have heard the words “Celiac Disease”, the average non-sufferer generally has one of more of the following misconceptions about it: It’s a gluten allergy It’s something to …

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Questions Matter: My Restaurant Script

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Many Celiacs enter restaurants with great trepidation. The fear and dread of being glutened makes what to most people would be a pleasant meal outing into a “lamb to slaughter” sort of feeling for us. And it sucks large. It’s a vicious circle: if Celiacs don’t frequent restaurants, then restaurants won’t know how to serve …

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I Heart Gluten-Sensitive People. (Whether They’re Really Gluten-Sensitive or Not). 

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   Every Celiac cringes when their restaurant server responds to their order of a gluten-free meals and specific food-handling details with “so… how sensitive are you?”  Uhhhhhh….. It’s not the servers fault:  they have been witness to many similar requests.  And often, when those requesting a gluten-free meal aren’t happy with the limited choices, they …

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Getting a Celiac Disease Diagnosis Sucks

“Congratulations!  You’re the winner of an incurable, lifelong, invisible autoimmune disease that will complicate your life!” Yeah, that’s pretty much what I heard when I got my diagnosis of Celiac Disease.  Actually, I wasn’t the only one that heard it:   the phone call from the gastroenterologist’s office came through the hands-free speaker of my …

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