Finding time for self-care is important, and it's especially true when you have a condition like celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Mike and Cam share some of their own self-care tips and talk about some of the stratagies they employ on a daily basis to rejuvenate and recharge!
Mike and Cam are excited to sit down with Orly Gottesman, founder and owner of Modern Bread and Bagel. Orly shares her personal story about her husband's celiac diagnosis, leading her on an international culinary journey of discovery. Orly’s fascination with finding a way to replicate her gluten filled favorites ultimately led her to creating an amazing line of gluten free flours, gluten free breads, donuts, and bagels that are so amazing they are indistinguishable from the gluten filled versions.
During a recent get together, Mike has a sinking feeling that he got glutened. Thanks to the help of his NIMA Partners sensor, that fear is confirmed. He shares some of his takeways from this strange situation and the guys discuss other tools that might be helpful after a suspected contamination. Mike also shares some tooth troubles and his detective work to see if having celiac disease contributed to the problem.
Mike and Cam welcome Meghan Donnelly, registered dietician and Senior Manager of Nutrition Services at ScharUS. Meghan talks about the unique approach that Schar takes by having dieticians in key roles at the company around the world. They also discuss some of the innovative ways that Schar makes their products, including growing their own grains as well as the important work that they are doing to help to reduce food insecurity in the gluten free community.
Mike's daughter and returning guest, Jessica, joins her Dad and Cam to talk about high school drama. But not the typical roller coaster, the celiac kind! Jessica shares her insights and how she stays positive despite some of the challenges she's encountered lately, including a teacher who made her happy she has a 504 Plan, tumbling into a misstep at gymnastics practice, and a big decision to make on whether to participate in a class trip.
Part 2 of Winter News and Notes is a jam packed episode filled with great stories and advice! Mike and Cam comment on an incredible email from a newly diagnosed listener with a house full of teenagers and a whole lot of unanswered questions. They also share lists of some of the top gluten free ballparks and some of their own tips on how you can be prepared and stay safe when heading out to a sporting event. You will also find out about the intriguing saga of KC Potato Girl and so much more!
We've got surprising updates plus great listener letters from our Mailbag. In part 1 of Winter News and Notes, Mike and Cam share the intriguing story of a woman who was diagnosed in High School, and still struggled as a graduate student until she was finally able to find excellent medical support in her area. They also give an update on some of the demographic breakdown of celiac disease and much more! Stay tuned for next week's show where the guys turn to thoughts of Spring, talking about safe gluten free options at ballparks and their advice on what to do before heading out to the old ballgame!
Mike and Cam welcome back Dr. Denis Chang and Vanessa Weisbrod from Boston Children's Hospital Celiac Disease Program. They continue their discussion about some of the top takeaways from the past year's International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS 2022). In part two they talk about a wide range of topics including oats, facts about dating with celiac, how Dr. Chang became the "TikTok Doc" and so much more!
The International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) happens every 2 years. It's where the top celiac researchers, doctors and advocacy groups convene to discuss the future of celiac disease diagnosis and treatment. This past October, ICDS was in Sorrento, Italy. Mike and Cam are excited to bring Dr. Denis Chang and Vanessa Weisbrod, of The Celiac Disease Program at Boston Children's Hospital, who both attended ICDS, to share some of their top takeaways. There was so much great information that we made it a two part podcast. In part 1, join us to hear about new approaches to diagnosing celiac disease, why the diet and lifestyle is not a "one size fits all" treatment, and so much more!
Do you suffer from skin irritations or flare ups due to celiac disease or gluten intolerance? Mike and Cam reveal some of their own struggles with skin issues while discussing some of the common skin conditions that can present to people with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, including: DH, eczema, alopecia and more. They also share some tips on what you can do to help minimize those itchy and irritating skin outbreaks that are no fun at all.
Ring in the New Year with a fun and festive episode, part 2 of our epic Holiday podcast party! Mike and Cam are excited to welcome back our 3 special guests; Craig Carlino, Lyle Smart and Craig Hardgrove as they continue to work their way through 9 of Groundbreaker Brewing's amazing gluten free beers. All five guys look ahead to 2023, sharing their hopes as well as trying to predict what lies ahead for the gluten free and celiac community. Whether simple and straightforward, like hopes for expanded treatment options, or seemingly insurmountable, like NASA Craig who's just looking for a good gluten free Italian Beef sandwich, it'll have you laughing your way into 2023 :)
To celebrate the Holidays, Mike and Cam put together a special pair of podcasts. For the first time ever, they sit down with three great members of the TCP Inner Circle for an amazing live holiday party podcast! They welcome Craig Carlino, Lyle Smart, and Craig Hardgrove to sample great gluten free beers courtesy of Ground Breaker Brewing. In part 1 the group looks back at some of their 2022 gluten free highlights, including their favorite travel, snacks and more. Stay tuned for part 2 next week as they ring in the New Year by looking ahead and toasting to all the promise that they hope 2023 will bring.
As 2022 winds down, Mike and Cam reflect on some of the events and moments that have them feeling grateful as they look back at some personal highlights of the past year. Find out some of their most surprising gluten free realizations about themselves and each other, and how they're feeling about their gluten free experiences moving forward. They are so fully appreciative of you, the listeners, who have found this podcast to help you on your gluten free journey. Wishing everyone a safe and joyous Holiday Season!
Planning a wedding or formal party can be stressful to say the least. Add to that making it 100% gluten free and the learning curve can be off the charts! Mike and Cam welcome Alla Miller (Farrell), fresh off her successful gluten free wedding. Alla shares the tools she used and some of the speed bumps she came up against while planning her big day. Whether you're planning your own nuptials, or any formal gluten free gathering, you will learn some great planning hacks to make it a memorable event!
Tailgating season is in full swing. We thought it would be a perfect time to share Cam's recent trip to the frozen tundra of Lambo Field and get some of his top tips for a spectacular gluten free tailgate. He makes a special beer run to Madison before the big game, plus a fantastic Venezuelan meal to fill his belly before they roll into Green Bay and set up shop. Cam has thought of everything, so his advice can help you get a win before the big game even if your favorite team doesn't.
The holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone, but add in a large dose of celebrations around food while living with celiac disease and the heightened feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression can feel even more overwhelming. Mike and Cam welcome licensed clinical social worker, Megan Berry, to talk about tools and strategies that can help alleviate some of the holiday stress and help you live your best life with celiac disease. Megan shares her own personal story of getting diagnosed and is candid about some of the hurdles that she faces living with celiac disease.
What is a better side dish to your Thanksgiving feast than a super sized helping of The Celiac Project Podcast? Part 2 of Mike's Danube adventure on the Celiac Cruise concludes with so many exciting moments traveling through Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Highlights include life changing schnitzel, a European gluten free food truck compliments of Schar and so much more!
Mike just got back from his incredible journey down the Danube River on the Celiac Cruise in Europe. Mike has so much to share, so you will be getting a couple of "super sized" episodes. In Part 1, Mike describes some of his favorite dishes of the trip, which is difficult as there were so many! Mike and Cam also listen back to a series of audio recordings that Mike sent to Cam while he was on his vacation along with extra commentary. It's a magical journey filled with a gluten free Oktoberfest, many helpings of Eggs Benedict, a Gnome museum and so much more! Stay tuned next week for Part 2.
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome Holidaily Brewing Founder, Karen Hertz. Karen shares her personal journey that led her to start Holidaily. In addition to learning about what drives Karen to make the most amazing gluten free beer, we also learn about some of the unique challenges that come along with Karen's obsession with not just making great gluten free beer, but incredible beer that anyone can enjoy whether they are gluten free or not.
October is in full swing! To celebrate the start of Fall, Mike and Cam put together a fun show filled with Oktoberfest and Halloween trivia. Grab your favorite gluten free beer and candy and play along with us. Find out some of the origins behind Oktoberfest and Halloween and can you guess the #1 candy?
Mike's nephew and fellow celiac, Sam, is fresh off a trip from South Africa with his girlfriend. Sam shares his adventures and his many travel highlights including sampling the local cuisine, an amazing safari with a white rhino named Grumpy, and so much more. Sam also talks about how he planned for this big trip and gives his tips for gluten free travelers who want to make the journey to South Africa.
Mike and Cam welcome Dr. Travis Wilkes M.D., Medical Director of empowerDX, a leader in at home medical tests. Dr. Wilkes shares how empowerDX got started, and their mission to support consumers to better collaborate with their doctors. In addition to having a plethora of at-home test kits, empowerDX has a very specialized celiac gene test. They have an eye opening conversation about helpful ways that you can become a more active participant in your healthcare.
Part 2 of our Late Summer News and Notes features more great listener letters, including a few frustrating stories; one leading to multiple family members getting diagnosed, and a second from someone who is still searching for answers. We also report on a registry with way too many false negative celiac blood tests and a Beyond Celiac post showing that we are all in need of treatments in addition to the gluten free diet. Shout outs to our TCP Inner Circle and much more!
Mike and Cam reach into their mailbag and share some current events for Part 1 of late summer News and Notes. They share a listener's unbelievable tale of restaurant misconduct that reminds the guys of the JD's challenges at Colonial Williamsburg. Even worse is a story from Newsweek about a man whose sister crosses the line in his gluten free kitchen. Also a couple from Colorado known for pizza and so much more!
September 13th was National Celiac Awareness Day, which got us thinking things like "why is there both a day and a month devoted to celiac disease awareness?" So we decided it was a perfect time for another edition of "Stump Mike and Cam." In this episode, the guys test their knowledge on celiac awareness topics. Play along with us at home and hope you learn something along the way. I know that we did!