Mike and Cam are excited to be joined again by gluten free travel expert and blogger, Erin Smith. Erin talks about the steps that went into planning her completely gluten free wedding. In addition, Erin, Mike and Cam share their best tips for staying gluten free at these types of events.
Mike and Cam discuss Willem Karel Dicke, a pioneer in understanding that the gluten free diet is the key to treating celiac disease. In an article titled, "How Famine Under the Nazis Revealed the Cause of Celiac Disease," we see for the first time, how this great doctor used the tragic situation of the famine in the Netherlands to begin to really understand CD. We also compare Dicke's work to that of Dr. Sidney Haas who popularized the "banana diet" to treat celiac disease starting in the 1920s, and how that might ultimately still be holding the U.S. back.
Cam gives an update on the latest developments with his dog Lacy's gluten detection training. We find out what the biggest challenges to date have been and give more tips to listeners who are considering going down this road as well.
Mike and Cam do a tequila blind tasting with 5 different tequilas and Mike tries to stump Cam with tequila trivia. They also talk about some fascinating and surprising facts about this fabulous gluten free spirit! Play along with the boys and tell us which ones are your favorites.
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome Josh Schieffer to the podcast. In 2010 Josh, along with his wife Jayme, founded the Gluten Free Awards, an industry awards program designed to connect those with Celiac Disease to the best products and services. He has published several bestselling books and continues to be a Celiac advocate. We talk to Josh about how he got started with the awards and Buyers Guide and some of the challenges that they have faced to make sure that they bring our community the best information possible.
Mike and Cam discuss a number of recent labeling issues and blunders, including a couple of product recalls in the U.S. and abroad. Gluten free labeling seems to be improving overall, but there is still work to be done. Thanks to Gluten free Watchdog (@GFWathchdog) for bringing these issues to the forefront. Also, Cam's dog, Lacy, makes an interesting discovery during her gluten detection training.
Mike and Cam ponder the results of a new Columbia University study that shows that people with celiac disease who are hypervigilent about their gluten free diet actually have a lower quality of life. While we are not surprised about these findings, we talk about how it relates to our own lives and work on solutions that can help all celiacs have a better quality of life overall. We also want to thank Beyond Celiac for publishing an article about the study, which we reference in the podcast.
Mike and Cam are so excited to be joined once again by Dr. Maureen Leonard (previously on EP 43)*. Dr. Leonard is involved in the groundbreaking CDGEMM study at Mass General and talks about the amazing progress of the study, as well as some other fascinating research that she has been involved in. Among the topics discussed is the fact that TTG might not be as accurate as we thought for followup care of celiac disease. You don't want to miss this informative episode!
*Dr. Leonard is the Clinical Director of the Center For Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
Mike and Cam examine the positives and negatives that have come out of Party City's troubling commercial. Might this actually become our "tipping point" to show the world that celiac disease and eating gluten free are no laughing matter! Thanks to Andrea Tucker, founder of Baltimore Gluten Free, for her contributions to the show.
The Celiac Project is hitting the road! Mike goes to NYC and gets an awesome meal at the 100% GF Tali Restaurant. His co-host this week is Jessica Hanson of Tasty Meditation. In addition to sampling some delicious food, Mike and Jessica talk about her upcoming wedding plans and some hot topics in the celiac and gluten free world.
Mike pays tribute to the passing of his father by discussing recent gluten free culinary adventures with his sister in New York. It was a special, one-of-a-kind trip, dedicated to a one-of-a-kind person!
In this week's episode Mike and Cam talk with newly diagnosed celiac, Wendy Giman. Wendy, a journalist, covers a myriad of topics in her travels. We talk to Wendy about how she got diagnosed, her lack of symptoms, her love of food and New York City and the fact that she never really liked wheat to begin with! Follow her kitchen exploits, her giant dog, Archie, travels and everyday adventures on her Instagram account – WendyWalksArchie.
Mike and Cam react to the study originally published in the Journal of Gastroenterology, showing that of the major GI diseases funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), celiac disease is woefully behind the others. Why is this?! To gain insight, we talk about Alice Bast's recent article on the topic published in the Huff Post. We speculate on some of the reasons that CD is so behind and discuss possible answers as to how we can help facilitate change.
Mike and Cam welcome Liis Windischmann. Liis is an inspirational speaker, on-air TV personality and top model. Her health journey with autoimmune Gluten Ataxia and Hashimoto’s has transformed her world, motivating her to empower others to lead proactive lives. Liis is excited to have recently launched Falling Into Zen: 10 Guided Meditations Under 10 Minutes on major digital platforms worldwide. She’d love to connect with you at www.liisonlife.com and on social media through @liisonlife.
Mike and Cam ring in 2018 by discussing promising news concerning medications and the pharmaceutical industry. The FDA proposes recommendations for labeling gluten in medications -- it's a start! We also talk about the GIG's ongoing struggles to protect their certified GF logo. What are your hopes for the celiac and gluten free world in 2018? Mike and Cam share theirs.
The conclusion of our special 100th Episode (Episode 101). The guys continue their entertaining trip down memory lane with a impressive variety of guests and topics from their first 99 episodes.
Special 100th Episode! The guys take a trip down memory lane as they share some of their most illuminating moments from the first 99 episodes (Part 1).
Keith Van Sickle grew up near San Fransisco and has had a successful career in the tech industry. Twenty years ago, he was transferred to Switzerland and it changed his life. He and his wife decided later to quit their jobs, work as consultants, and split their time between France and California. Since the move, Keith has been diagnosed with celiac and talks about what it is like to navigate the gluten-free lifestyle in the land of baguettes and croissants.
Bonus Holiday Episode! Join Mike and Cam as we discuss our big, upcoming 100th Episode of The Celiac Project Podast. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! What are your favorite episodes, moments, guests, topics?
It's Holiday time and Mike and Cam get in the Holiday "spirit" by sampling a couple of spirits! They also talk about Mike's recent trip east that was full of gluten free goodness.
Mike and Cam are extremely pleased to be joined by celiac and gluten free trailblazer Jules Shepard. Jules is an associate editor of Gluten Free & More magazine. We talk to Jules about the challenges she faced finding safe gluten free food during a recent hospital stay, and ways that we can all advocate for ourselves when faced with these types of situations. We also discuss Jules' longtime work as a celiac advocate and how a giant gluten free cake ultimately lead to initial gluten free labeling rules and enforcement by the FDA.
Jules is author of several special-diet books, including Free for All Cooking (Da Capo Press), available at GlutenFreeAndMore.com. Jules is also the creator of gfJules Gluten Free Flour and Baking Mixes which can be found at gfJules.com.
Mike and Cam sit down to talk about the early stages of Cam's training with Dawn Scheu of Willow Service Dogs. We talk about how Cam was able to find out that his dog Lacy was a candidate for the program. Cam discusses the time commitment, some of the challenges that go into it, and some of the reasons that this type of training is different and more challenging than obedience training.
Mike and Cam discuss the latest Cheerios announcement: Cheerios is removing the gluten-free labels from their cereal in Canada, but not the U.S. Troubling to say the least! Also, celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is in hot water with GiG and it looks like a new celebrity is part of the "Celiac Club!"
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by lawyer turned blogger Jodi Ettenberg. Jodi founded the site Legal Nomads, where she "tells stories through food." Jodi shares with us the painstaking process of how she developed her innovative celiac travel cards. We also learn about her fascinating life and adventures, including a culinary regret that she has involving a llama empanada. In addition she encourages all of us to not let our celiac disease hold us back when we travel, and shares some of her top travel tips!
In part 2 of our podcast recorded on location at the GFFAF Expo, Mike is happy to be joined again by bloggers Erin Smith and Margaret Clegg. In this podcast we dive into many more fascinating topics, from labeling issues to Beyonce during Erin's Endoscopy??? We also discuss what we would change about having celiac disease, and what we would like the world to understand about our condition in order to make it easier for those of us with celiac and food allergies.