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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Jan 17, 2018

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 and on social media through @liisonlife.

Jan 10, 2018

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.

Dec 27, 2017

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.

Dec 20, 2017

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).

Dec 13, 2017

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.

Dec 6, 2017

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?

Nov 29, 2017

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.

Nov 22, 2017

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 Jules is also the creator of gfJules Gluten Free Flour and Baking Mixes which can be found at

Nov 15, 2017

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.

Nov 8, 2017

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!"

Nov 1, 2017

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!

Oct 25, 2017

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.

Oct 18, 2017

Join Mike and Cam for their first podcast recorded live on location with their special guests, Erin Smith (Gluten Free Globetrotter and GFreefun) and Margaret Clegg (miglutenfreegal).  We have a spirited roundtable discussion about all things celiac and gluten free. This is part 1 of our exciting, interactive presentation in Indianapolis.  We answer great questions from the audience as well.

Oct 11, 2017

Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined again by Alice Bast, Founder and CEO of Beyond Celiac. In part 2 (part 1 was episode 86), Alice talks with us about the exciting Go Bold Beyond Celiac Symposium, launching on November 9th. The symposium is going to be "talk show" style with experts talking about how to better cope with celiac disease and the gluten free diet and what the future holds for treatment. Find out how you can be a part of this exciting event, and amazing celiac resource - and it is totally free!

Oct 4, 2017

Mike and Cam are happy to be joined by Shireen Yates, the CEO and Co-founder of the NIMA gluten detection device. Shireen tells us how she came up with the idea for the NIMA and how its development and innovation is, in large part, driven by feedback and interaction with the celiac and gluten-free community. We also discuss what Shireen's vision for NIMA and allergen detection are and hear about some of the strange things that the community has tested. If you are curious about the NIMA, this podcast will give you many insights as to what it is all about.

Sep 27, 2017

In part 2 of our illuminating discussion with Dr. David Thoele, we get deeper into some of Dr. Dave's innovative approach to treating and connecting with his patients - spoiler alert! He actually partners with them, listens to their stories and issues, and admits when he doesn't have all the answers. In addition, we hear about his exciting work on the forefront of the Narrative Medicine Program.

We also talk about his struggles to find and make safe and edible gluten free foods for him in his family back in the mid 90s and hear more about his thoughts on current celiac diagnosis methods and the modern gluten free diet.

Sep 20, 2017

Mike and Cam interviewed Dr. David Thoele, a Pediatric Cardiologist at Advocate Children's Hospital. In part 1, Dr. Dave talks to us about the struggles that he and his daughter encountered while getting diagnosed with celiac, the struggle to find safe gluten-free food options in the mid-nineties, and how both of their diagnoses were by no means a "straight line." He shares with us some of his frustrations with what is viewed as the "gold standard" in celiac testing and how there might be some "grey area" to folks who are not able to get a traditional celiac diagnosis.

Sep 12, 2017

Mike and Cam put the NIMA gluten detection device through its paces, testing out “gluten free” fast food and even a paintball! The results are surprising! They give their first thoughts on seeing the machine in action and speculate on the ways that this type of technology can be a real game changer for the community.

Sep 3, 2017

Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined again by Alice Bast, Founder and CEO of Beyond Celiac. In part 1 Alice talks with us about the brand new launch of the Go Beyond Celiac digital community. This is an exciting, first of it's kind on-line hub that will connect our community, help us to find research studies we can participate in, and ultimately lead to positive changes in celiac research and our quality of life. You don't want to miss hearing about this incredible new way of connecting with and becoming a part of this dynamic community.

Aug 29, 2017

As summer winds down, Mike talks to his nephew Sam about his recent gluten free adventures, including a trip up the East coast and Canada. Sam shares some of his top tips and you don't want to miss talk of gluten free poutine!

Aug 22, 2017

Mike and Cam review on air the Starbucks gluten free breakfast sandwich. They also talk about the bizarre decision by Papa John's Pizza to make a gluten free pizza that is NOT safe for those of us with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. This leads to a discussion about some of the restaurant chains that are doing a better job delivering on safe gluten free options.

Aug 15, 2017

Mike and Cam talk with guest Margaret Clegg about the ruling by the Pope that there needs to be at least some wheat in the communion wafer.  Margaret has written a number of blog posts on the subject of faith and helps to illuminate some of the truths about what taking communion really means and how wheat is a part of that in biblical history. She also has suggestions for approaching clergy and how to have a meaningful discussion on the topic. Mike and Cam also talk briefly about their experience in navigating some of the Jewish traditions that involve gluten.

Aug 6, 2017

Mike and Cam are joined by Aleksa Hacker, Founder & Director of Mend Hunger. Mend Hunger is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to work with food pantries to provide gluten free and allergy safe food to those with a medically restricted diet and financial need.  Aleksa tells us how she founded the organization, what they do, and what each of us can do in our own communities to help those in need.

Aug 2, 2017

Join Mike and Cam for a fascinating, candid talk with Dr. Edwin Liu, pediatric gastroenterologist and the Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital, Colorado. We discuss Dr. Liu’s groundbreaking research that shows the incidence of Celiac Disease is higher in the most recent generation of adolescents in the Colorado area than previously thought. Are we on the verge of a new “celiac epidemic?”

We also hear Dr. Liu’s thoughts on his approach to treating kids with celiac, and that it is often not a “one size fit’s all” diagnosis. Dr. Liu also shares his hopes and vision for the future for celiac diagnosis and treatment.

Jul 25, 2017

Mike and Cam share their strong views on the recent occurrence on a school trip at Colonial Williamsburg involving an 11 year old boy and his inability to be allowed to eat his gluten-free meal at one of the historic site's Taverns.  They also give their opinions about the lawsuit, the way that the pub and Colonial Williamsburg treated this boy and his father, and the response that people have had on social media (both good and bad).

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