It is hard for anybody getting diagnosed for the first time with celiac disease to navigate a new way of life. Now imagine that you just moved to another country when that happened. Our guest, Leah Davis, who joins us from Berlin, Germany, did just that. Leah got her diagnosis just a few months after moving there. She talks about the multitude of challenges she faced getting diagnosed all while navigating a new language and a new country.
Dr. Peter Green and Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, both of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, served as editors on a recent journal publication updating some long held beliefs on celiac disease. Mike and Cam share their thoughts, and are hopeful that the changing face of celiac will lead to higher diagnosis rates and even more breakthroughs in research as better treatments and a possible cure draw nearer.
It's been a long time since Mike's nephew, Sam, has been a guest on the podcast. He joins the show to talk about his recent trip to Israel with a group from college. As a vegetarian with celiac disease, Sam often has increased miscommunications, especially when ordering a meal in advance. We talk about some of the challenges he faced on the trip as well as his top tips for eating gluten free in Israel.
We talk to Jani Tuomi, co-founder of Imaware, the first ever home celiac blood tests. One test is given if you suspect that you have celiac and another (that Mike and Cam took) is for follow up testing to ensure that you are not getting cross contamination. Imaware assembled an impressive team including Dr. Guandalini and Dr. Schuppan to make sure that they were focusing on the most important details and metrics. We talk to Jani about the overall vision for Imaware and how they are helping to blaze and new trail, allowing patients to take a more active role in managing their health care. Mike and Cam also share the results of their recent Imaware blood test.
In part 2 of Mike's incredible adventures at Disney World, he highlights many more amazing gluten free treats to be found in the parks. In addition, there are some bumps in the road including a hotel breakfast that nearly goes wrong and a Chicago ice storm that prolongs the trip. Mike and his family quickly turn lemons into lemonade as the one day extension allows them to stay at a Disney run hotel and compare and contrast the experience.
Besides having way too much fun on the Pirate's of the Caribbean ride, he and his family attempted to sample as many of the amazing gluten free treats and meals as they possibly could. Some highlights in part 1 include Mike's new addiction, the amazing Dole Whip, and the boys don't see eye to eye about one of the classic Disney rides.
Friend of The Celiac Project, and one of our favorite guests, Erin Smith, Gluten Free Globetrotter, joins us to talk travel! We share many tips including planning a trip plus smart first steps to take while traveling when newly diagnosed. Although it happens infrequently to us, we also share some of the ways to keep moving forward if you get glutened on a trip.
We're starting this year with news of some promising breakthroughs in celiac treatment and diagnosis. This week we share information tests and products that are either newly on the market or in the late testing stages including ImmusanT and Imaware.
We have such fantastic listeners and are so inspired by hearing your stories that we are sharing more great emails in part 2 of our special New Year's mailbag. Inspired by one of these listener emails, Cam is inspired to take action on his own health.
We love our listeners, so what better way to start of the New Year but to celebrate you with a special 2 part mailbag? Mike and Cam talk about some of last year's episodes and events that have made the most impact on you.
In the conclusion of our 2 part "Holiday Cheers" series, Mike and Cam sample some truly unique spirits in order to get in the holiday "spirit!" We consider all of you listeners to be our extended celiac and gluten free family and wish you the happiest of Holidays and an amazing New Year!
Sit back and relax as Mike and Cam prepare you for the Holidays with our "Holiday Cheers" series. For part 1 grab your favorite gluten free beer and pull up a bar stool as the boys sample 2 unique brews and talk about their epic Thanksgiving celebration. Get ready for next week as they sample a few more unique selections! Happy Holidays!
This week Mike and Cam talk to blogger and mom, Julie Pintozzi, of "It's a Wheatless Life." Julie talks extensively about her son Noah's diagnosis and some of the challenges they faced on his journey. We all share some tips for keeping you and your children safe and gluten free during the holiday season.
Cam has had an amazing season of Paintball, culminating with a trip to the Nationals near Orlando, Florida. Cam's preparation to take a trip like this is very involved. You won't believe all that it takes just to get him past airport security!
Mike recently traveled to Portland, Oregon for the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest, making frequent stops at the jaw-dropping, mouth-watering gluten free establishments along the way in this truly gluten free mecca, and sharing his takeaways!
In part 2 of our informative discussion with author and functional medicine Doctor, Dr. Tom O'Bryan, Dr. Tom drops more knowledge about ways we can improve our brain health and autoimmune issues. He also gives a sneak peek on his exciting upcoming "International Symposium on Wheat Related Disorders, Beyond Celiac, Beyond the Gut."
Functional Medicine doctor and author of "The Autoimmune Fix," Dr. Tom O'Bryan joins Mike and Cam in part 1 of the 2 part podcast, discussing highlights from his new book, "You Can Fix Your Brain." In a world full of toxins, we discuss some of the small "base hits" we can do in our every day life to begin to reclaim our brain health. Look for part 2 next week.
Mike and Cam are happy to be joined by the winner of MasterChef UK 2018, Jane Devonshire. Jane talks to us about why it was so important for her to cook gluten free while on MasterChef and what inspired this mother of 4 to apply to be on the show. We also talk about her amazing new cookbook, Hassle Free Gluten Free, and her passion for making gluten free food delicious and accessible to all!
A weekend getaway for Mike and his family turns from fun, to a sort of, "house of horrors," after the wrong tortillas are purchased and consumed. Find out the aftermath of this mistake on our special extra spooky Halloween edition of the podcast!
It's scary and dangerous when people try and sell gluten containing products as gluten free. Mike and Cam examine some recent and not so recent examples of this, including a baker who is near the end of a prison term for doing just that. Shout outs to our friends Erin Smith @gfreefun and Jessica Hanson @tastymeditation.
Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined by Becca Hawkins, founder of the brand new non-profit, Portland Celiac, whose mission is to build a more inclusive community for those affected by celiac disease and gluten intolerance in the Portland metro area. Becca talks about what inspired her to start Portland Celiac and some of the biggest hurdles that she has faced. She also discusses how local groups like hers can serve our community and ultimately make systemic changes to improve the lives of people with celiac and gluten sensitivities.
This week we look at what's been happening in the world of gluten free labeling. It still feels like two steps forward and two steps back, but hopefully things are starting to change for the better. Also, Mike came across a person with a huge YouTube following who could use a little help understanding what organic and gluten free mean, and that there is actually a difference between the two.
Join Mike and Cam as they talk to Beyond Celiac's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Marie Robert and get a sneak peak at Beyond Celiac's upcoming 2nd Annual Research Symposium. They are doing exciting work to help bridge the patient/doctor gap and sponsoring research to find new treatments and therapies for celiac disease.
Mike and Cam weigh in on the latest information coming out about the Nima Sensor. They also discuss the reality that many gluten free replacements for foods can be quite unhealthy, while there is a lot of confusing information that is actually trying to sell gluten free foods as a "healthier alternative."
Mike and Cam discuss Susan Cohen's important new article in Gluten Free Living Magazine called "Extra-intestinal Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Children," highlighting research that a larger percentage of children are exhibiting non-intestinal celiac symptoms than previously thought. Are "atypical" symptoms more the norm, but because many people do not exhibit classic symptoms, doctors are just not testing for celiac disease? We discuss what it would take to change the conversation in the public's perception and within the medical community.