It's been a while, so this week we dig through our mailbag. Special thanks his week to Andrea Tucker, of Baltimore Gluten free, who put together and submitted her list to us: "5 Facts a Celiac Doctor Wants you to know about Celiac Disease." We love our listeners and you are the fuel that keeps us going!
Mike and Cam want to thank Burning Brothers Beer company in Minnesota for providing beer to try on today's podcast. Friend of the show, Laura Eash, brought this gluten free micro brew to us at a recent Expo. We give our thoughts on their pale ales, and some of our opinions on beer in general. Cam also shares a quick update on some of the positive work that his dog, Lacy, has been doing in detecting some surprising sources of hidden gluten in his home.
Mike recently returned from an amazing trip to San Fransisco. He shares navigating his gluten free dining experiences, along with some of his advice for visiting SF and some great travel tips in general. Most importantly, he learned - don't ever call the Cable Cars "Trolleys!"
Author and fellow Celiac, Keith Van Sickle, join Mike and Cam for a second time, this time with Keith's wife, Val. They share with us some of the main differences living gluten free in France versus the U.S. They also share some of their top tips navigating restaurants and social situations, which in France, almost always involve food. You'll feel like you've just visited Provence after this captivating discussion!
We look at 2 seemingly conflicting recent studies. A recent study conducted by the FDA says that food labeled gluten free almost always adheres to the gluten free standards in the U.S. The other study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that most celiacs are consuming a much higher level of gluten than is safe. So what gives? We speculate on some of the reasons why we think this is happening.
Happy Celiac Awareness Month to everyone! Mike and Cam take a look at the current state of celiac awareness in the community and abroad. In addition, they talk about their personal approaches to spreading awareness in their own lives.
Just one year ago, Mike and Cam met fellow celiac advocate, Katie Jones, and heard her harrowing story about living with brittle bone disease and how her dog, Piper, helped her heal from that. Katie updates us on her latest challenges of being diagnosed with MALS and POTS. Find out how she's turned her latest road blocks into ways to inspire and support others!
Mike and Cam dive into Casey the College Celiac's post, 13 "Harmless" Comments that Actually Hurt People with Celiac Disease. What follows is a spirited and entertaining discussion of these sometimes outrageous comments.
This week the guys go deep into an interesting post by Janaki Jitchotvisut entitled " 9 Myths about Celiac Disease..." published on the website "Insider". You will hear which of the "myths" Mike and Cam strongly agree with and which they think need slightly more clarification. Next week in part 2 of this series, they talk about the post, 13 "Harmless" Comments that Actually Hurt People with Celiac Disease, by Casey the College Celiac.
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.