The Celiac Project Podcast

The Celiac Project Podcast: 2 Guys Talking Gluten Free--hosted by Michael Frolichstein (Director of The Celiac Project Documentary) and Cam Weiner. Join Mike and Cam as they discuss living with celiac disease and navigating a safe gluten free lifestyle. They will feature special guests in the gluten free community, discuss current events and topics of interest.
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Jun 6, 2016

Thanks to a fan recommendation (thanks Sara), this week's podcast is devoted to talking about dating with celiac disease. In this illuminating discussion, Mike and Cam are joined by Mike's nephew Sam and they look at some of the challenges to dating with celiac. They give many shout outs to Jessica Hanson (Tasty Meditation) who has been good enough to share here past dating experiences. They look at everything from the awkwardness of asking a date to brush their teeth to online dating. You won't want to miss Sam's prom "horror" story.

May 31, 2016

This week's podcast is an exploration of an article from US News and World Report titled: 5 Myths About Celiac Disease, written by Stacy Colino. Mike and Cam have a fascinating discussion on such topics as, "should everyone be screened for celiac disease?" and "is celiac disease serious?" spoiler is. Along the way we find out strange things including how Cam found out he is allergic to cock roaches. Seriously we can't make this stuff up!

May 23, 2016

In their last podcast of Celiac Awareness Month 2016, Mike and Cam discuss an article that was published in the Atlantic Magazine online that talks about the idea that the gluten-free diet should not be attempted without medical assistance. They also reflect back on the true meaning of Celiac Awareness month.

May 17, 2016

We are pleased to be joined by yet another fantastic guest for Celiac Awareness Month. Melinda Arcara (who also goes by Gluten-Free Bebe) shares her personal story which eventually led to her writing her fantastic new book: 3 Steps To Gluten-Free Living. In this helpful guide, she shares her practical step-by-step method to a happy and healthy gluten free life.

May 10, 2016

In our second episode of Celiac Awareness Month, we are joined by guest Lisa Cantkier (pronounced: Cont' e yay). Lisa is a holistic nutritionist in the Toronto area. She has an amazing amount of information on celiac disease and you won't believe her own incredible story of getting diagnosed -- at only 18 months old!

May 3, 2016

We are kicking off Celiac Awareness Month in style with special guest, Alice Bast. Alice is the founder, CEO and President of Beyond Celiac (formerly the NFCA). Our fascinating discussion with Alice includes everything from her group’s recent name change to how their mission has evolved over the years. We also get into many of the struggles faced by the celiac community including social isolation and the continued challenges to insure that we get safe gluten free options.

Apr 26, 2016

We are joined again by Alexandra "Lexie" Van Den Heuvel and talk about the growing, and very troubling trend of food allergy bullying. We also learn that the issues of peer pressure and bullying reach far beyond just school aged kids.

Apr 19, 2016

Alexandra Van Den Heuvel is one busy and impressive young woman. Seeing a need to help low income families affected by celiac disease to afford the increased grocery bills that accompany the gluten free diet, Lexie successfully started a non-profit. Oh, and did we mention that she began this group before she even set foot in High School? Amazing!

Apr 12, 2016

Mike and Cam have a casual discussion of Mike's spring break trip with his family to Mazatlan, Mexico. They talk about some of the challenges traveling abroad and some of the unexpected issues that popped up.

Apr 6, 2016

Mike and Cam are happy to be joined by celiac blogger Jessica Hanson. They discuss with Jessica what inspired her to become a blogger and talk about some of her great blog posts. We also find out what it's like to run the largest celiac and gluten free meetup in the world!

Mar 30, 2016

Mike and Cam look at a quintessential uninformed blog post that we feel hits all of the stereotypical wrong notes about women living gluten free. The post is from The Cat's Pajamas, written by Brian Huba and is published online in the Albany Times Union. Also, we look at a petition in our community that was able to get an astounding 50,000+ signatures in order to get a shirt pulled off the market.  You have our attention!

Mar 23, 2016

Beyond Celiac survey yields some surprising results! Also, “11 Confessions from people with celiac disease will make you realize that going gluten-free is more than just a ‘craze’”, an article compiled from a popular app called Whisper that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their thoughts. We found some fascinating take-aways from this story.

Mar 16, 2016

Co-host and millennial snowboarder extraordinaire, Cam, opens up about his love of the outdoors, not letting his gluten free lifestyle curb the excitement of the adventure, and his newfound appreciation for the sporting life post-diagnosis. Cam reveals his personal tricks that help him succeed.

Mar 9, 2016

Mike and Cam welcome Cathy Sloan in our first phone interview. She shares her journey to diagnosis including the challenges she has faced before and after finding out that she has celiac disease. She also talks about some of the obstacles she faces finding good gluten free food and medical assistance in North Carolina.

Mar 2, 2016

Mike and Cam talk about the controversial comments of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Also, a conversation about jobs besides the military that might be challenging to get for people with celiac and gluten issues. Plus, we discuss NHL hockey player, Max Domi, who manages both celiac and type 1 diabetes.

Feb 24, 2016

This week's topic is The Washington Post article: How I told my happy, healthy daughter about her medical diagnosis, about the celiac diagnosis of an 11 year old girl, sending her mother into a state of panic and denial, and wondering whether to even tell her the news!  Mike and Cam talk it out.

Feb 17, 2016

Mike and Cam are joined by their guest Ellen Frolichstein. Ellen shares her very unique insights of being both the wife and mother of two individuals with celiac disease. In addition, Ellen talks in depth about her own struggles with gluten and eventual diagnosis of gluten intolerance.

Feb 10, 2016

Mike and Cam have a spirited discussion about some of the recent articles about the gluten free lifestyle, sharing their thoughts on the way that the media and commercials portray the gluten free lifestyle.

Feb 3, 2016

We have our first guest, Sam (Mike's nephew) and we learn some fascinating facts about him. Sam was diagnosed with celiac disease almost 3 years ago, despite being symptom free. In addition, Sam is a life-long vegetarian and a college freshman. He talks about the challenges of eating gluten free safely at college and has great tips for those who are going to be starting college soon.

Jan 27, 2016

Episode #2:  Learn more about us - Cam's involvement in the CeliAction Study. Is there really a pill that will help celiacs with cross-contamination issues? Also, Mike talks about his birthday dinner gone wrong and Cam shares his amazing birthday feast at Da Luciano's restaurant.

Jan 12, 2016

The Celiac Project Podcast: 2 Guys Talking Gluten Free--hosted by Michael Frolichstein (Director of The Celiac Project Documentary) and Cam Weiner.  Join Mike and Cam as they discuss living with celiac disease and navigating a safe gluten free lifestyle. They will feature special guests in the gluten free community, discuss current events and topics of interest.

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