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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.