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!
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome Kendra Williams to the podcast. Kendra and her dog, Suki, have become fixtures on social media, sharing their adventures in gluten detection far and wide. Kendra explains how having Suki has changed her life, and illuminates the guys on both the positives and the challenges of having a gluten detection dog-a truly illuminating conversation.
You can also learn more about Kendra and Suki on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @sukipwd and their website https://www.sukipwd.com/ and also on YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/
Marilyn Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is back to join Mike and Cam to talk about some of the exciting work that they are doing. Learn more about CDF's recent campaign for their ICureCeliac registry, how you can get involved to help find treatments, and hopefully an eventual cure for celiac disease. As Cam says, become a "Pioneering Patient!" In addition, Marilyn talks about the CDF's efforts to communicate with the FDA to improve their gluten free labeling of products.
The conclusion of Mike's summer road trip is filled with so many fantastic moments. The highlights include a visit with Gluten Free Dave and his awesome family, the magnificent and interactive City Museum in St. Louis, and a lesson on all things Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Of course there are many more gluten free finds along the way as well!
It's summer road trip time for Mike and his family. While planning is usually key for this type of vacation, Mike is thrown a few early curveballs and he hits the road with some trepidation. Things improve quickly as some hidden gems start to materialize. Part 1 of this wild ride ends with Mike returning to a stressful college moment, but with the help of his trusty NIMA device and some amazing food, he makes it through with a new positive perspective.
Mike and Cam sit down with Jordan Clark, group leader of the GIG of Greater Oakland support group. Jordan shares his frustrating story of getting diagnosed with celiac disease while finishing college, and how his search for others trying to understand how to live a safe gluten free life led him to becoming an unlikely support group leader. We talk about the benefits to being part of this type of community, and Jordan shares his thoughts on the first steps to take if you are interested in starting a support group in your own area.
Mike and Cam are happy to welcome Kyle Dine, allergy educator and founder of Equal Eats. Kyle's childhood was spent navigating his life with a number of life threatening food allergies, leading him to feel isolated in his early years. Kyle set out to make the world more accessible for everyone to eat safely no matter if they have allergies or celiac disease. His vision coupled with his passion to support the allergen and celiac community is truly inspiring!
Cam is back in Vegas, and this time he won't be "rolling the dice" in hopes of getting safe food, because one of his travel companions is the NIMA sensor. Cam and his sister Peyton put the NIMA through its paces as the NIMA came through big time for him. Cam shares some challenging moments while eating out and educates us on how to really get the most out of using this clever and helpful device.
Mike and Cam are happy to welcome back Maureen Basye, founder of the Celiac Cruise. Maureen reflects on some of the highlights that she and Mike experienced on the last Celiac Cruise. We learn about the great lengths that she and her team go through to ensure everyone has a safe experience. She also shares details on their exciting upcoming offerings, including a European gluten free adventure and cultural experience that will truly be life changing!
Vanessa Weisbrod and Stacy Walker of Boston Children's Hospital sit down with Mike and Cam to talk about food insecurity and the ambitous food pantry that they have set up that includes gluten free offerings. Boston Children's is at the forefront of supporting people in their community who are in need of these types of important services and we discuss how similar programs can have a positive impact in other communities.
Mike and Cam are joined by Tricia Timney, founder of SLNG Consulting (Spread Love Not Gluten). Tricia shares her dramatic story of getting diagnosed with celiac disease, and how her desire to eat out safely in her area led her to come up with a new business. Tricia's is now working to help businesses ensure that they are following the best protocols and practices in providing safe gluten free food to diners. Tricia also tells us some of her personal tips to staying safe when eating out.
It's grilling season! Mike and Cam sit down with Jennifer Reynolds, master griller and founder of Sauce Goddess, to get some of her top tips and tricks so you can have a delicious and safe summer get together with family and friends. Jennifer also shares her concept of "GFQ" and how to create the most inclusive grilling experience for all your guests, gluten free or not.