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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. Mike and Cam invite you on their journey as they discuss living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance (NCGS) as well as navigating a safe gluten free life. Many shows feature special guests in the gluten free community. Listen, learn, enjoy and connect!
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Jul 10, 2024

Mike and Cam are excited to welcome fashion designer, Richa Ranawat, all the way from India. Richa shares her incredible story of immense suffering all while desperate to find answers before finally being diagnosed with celiac disease. Along the way, she was diagnosed with other auto-immune conditions and allergies. After seeing 35 doctors and struggling with a myriad of symptoms, she finally started to get answers. Richa takes us on her journey of trauma, self discovery, and an unwavering resilience as she fights for her safety at every turn. We are so excited to share this incredible episode, and you can also watch it (along with captions) on YouTube!  https://youtu.be/cW13RNdoS8s 

Jun 26, 2024

Mike and Cam both embarked on recent trips to Michigan at the same time, and they both share some interesting gluten free dining experiences. Cam finds confusion with some store bought cheese with a troubling label. Meanwhile Mike brings the family to visit a couple of college campuses, and is blown away by the gluten free and allergen free offerings at one of the schools. Grab some gluten free snacks and road trip along with the guys!

Jun 12, 2024

Our 400th episode was loaded with so many surprises and fantastic information, that we kept the celiac awareness party going into June! This week, we throw the curtain back for Episode 401, where Mike and Cam have their pressing questions answered by Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl and Dr. Alessio Fasano! Plus, GI psychologist, Dr. Elyse Bedell, also shares great information on dealing with the psychological and social effects of celiac, and some tips to help you navigate emotions when times get tough.

May 29, 2024

We did it! Show 400! We decided to make it a special Celiac Awareness Party and we have incredible surprise guests checking in! So many guests that 400 is the first of a 2 part show. Mike and Cam also reminisce and have a toast with a twist on an old favorite. Don't miss this special show!

 
May 15, 2024

Mike and Cam are so excited to welcome Doctor Alessio Fasano to the podcast. Dr. Fasano has a lot of optimism about the future of celiac treatment and diagnosis. In this special Celiac Awareness Month episode, Dr. Fasano shares his reflections from the past 10 years on celiac disease, and sheds light on what types of treatments to manage the disease will be realistic in the near future. Plus he shares his knowledge about how personalized medicine is the best way to treat celiac patients more effectively and with better results. You can watch this incredible episode on YouTube! 

https://youtu.be/EH2QhdGX6RQ

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May 1, 2024

Mike and Cam are kicking off another Celiac Awareness Month with their 9th Annual Celiac State of the Union show. This year they examine a number of areas that they feel are most important to the celiac and gluten free community. They also look at how society has changed since the beginning of the podcast in 2016 to the present, based on their own expectations of where they thought it would be nearly a decade later. 

Apr 17, 2024

Mike and Cam welcome Gluten Free Beer Brian to the show. Brian is an expert at gluten free brewing and beermaking, and the guys sample some of Brian's homemade brews as he gives them an introductory primer, sharing some helpful tips along the way. Pull up a barstool and find out what it takes to brew a top tier gluten free beer! The guys also preview their spectacular Celiac Awareness Month line up that will include 3 very special shows--including episode 400!!!

Apr 3, 2024

It's time for Spring News and Notes! In this lively episode, Mike and Cam share some entertaining letters. A listener who had a similar hospital experience as Mike, news about a blood pressure medication that causes celiac-type symptoms, and some clarity about "In and Out Burger" gluten free offerings. Plus, they have a comical debate over a curious way to label donuts--are they gluten-less or do they just have less gluten? You be the judge!

Mar 20, 2024


Mike and Cam welcome back attorney Mary Vargas, for part 2 of their compelling, and at times very personal conversation. In this episode, Mary shares her struggles helping her newly diagnosed son navigate college with celiac disease, which Mary has dealt with, ironically, in her own litigation of a case against a university. Along the way they share important tips for what many parents of young adults heading off to college know to be a daunting process. They wrap up by talking a little bit about other institutions that can be challenging for those with celiac including hospital stays, nursing homes, and long term care facilities. 

Mar 6, 2024

Returning guest and Disability Rights Lawyer, Mary Vargas, joins us for an eye opening conversation, so much so that it's a 2 part episode! In this week's show, Mary shares updates on some landmark cases including JD vs. Colonial Williamsburg, and the ripple effects of the case. We also revisit an ongoing case involving a man with celiac disease who was not given safe food in jail. In part 2, we dive into navigating some of the issues that can arrive in college, a topic that Mary has faced personally with her own son. 

Feb 21, 2024

Mike and Cam are excited to welcome back Vanessa Weisbrod to the podcast. Vanessa discusses her new position at the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), where she is the Chief Education and Community Engagement Officer.  Vanessa has hit the ground running and shares many of the exciting plans, programs and initiatives that she is working on at CDF. Included in the topics covered are Vanessa's vision for the future of celiac thought leaders, her work with Celiac Cruise, tackling food insecurity on a larger scale, and some of the hurdles that we face trying to change and reform gluten free labeling for food and drugs.

Feb 7, 2024

Cam is on the move again and his first trip in 2024 is snowboarding in Colorado! He decided to head back there after ending the year on a bit of a sour note. But on this trip he got back on his feet and, as usual, finds some gems to eat and drink and also shares some travel tips to stay safe and cut costs while shredding on the slopes!

Jan 24, 2024

Mike's daughters, Melanie(11) and Jessica(15) return to share updates! Jessica has lived with celiac disease since she was 3 years old, and Melanie learned from a very young age how to help advocate for her and her dad.  More recently, Melanie has been learning to navigate life with a dairy intolerance. Having to deal with social situations like turning down food at parties, has given her a deeper understanding of how Jessica, her dad, and many others live every day.

Jan 10, 2024

Mike and Cam kick off 2024 with an old favorite - Stump Mike and Cam! In this episode, the guys test their knowledge on various celiac and gluten free topics. Test your knowledge and play along with them. Will Mike and Cam come out winners or will they be stumped!

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