We wrap up another entertaining News and Notes podcast with a letter about bipolar disorder and the gluten-free diet. We also share a listener’s exciting NIMA updates and some of our own thoughts about the NIMA sensor. We also briefly revisit Mike’s summer gluten free adventures in Wisconsin and shout outs to the TCP Inner Circle.
Mike and Cam share some amazing letters as well as current eye-opening news of a study finding. Part 1 includes a concerned listener sharing a disturbing picture from a local grocery store, a very promising drug out of Europe, that so far is nearly 100% effective in trials, plus talk of some favorite Halloween candy and more!
Mike and Cam sit down with Maya Tomasello, fellow celiac and founder and owner of The Inn Berlin in Berlin, Maryland. After losing her restaurant job due to the pandemic, Maya and her husband channeled their energy into opening a stunning Inn that everyone could enjoy that happens to be a dedicated gluten free establishment in an area that sorely needs it. You will not believe how quickly she got the Inn opened, and the amazing response that they have received from their guests!
Beyond Celiac recently published a thought provoking article entitled “Shattering the Myth: The Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Enough to Treat Celiac Disease.” In the post, they lay out the five main reasons that people with celiac disease need more treatments than the gluten free diet alone. Mike and Cam share their perspective on each of these points and takeaways from the article.
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome back Josh Schieffer, founder of The Guided Buyer. Josh shares exciting news on how and why he expanded The Gluten Free Buyers Guide and Awards to include other types of dietary guides. Josh also tells us about how he turned his passion for surfing into a non profit, WatermansWarehouse.org, which provides free swim lessons to children in his community without easy access to pools.
Much of the time when we talk about the manifestation and symptoms of celiac disease we talk about G.I.symptoms. In recent years we are learning more and more that neurological and psychological issues are more common than once believed. Mike and Cam dig deep into some of the connections. Included in their candid conversation is a recent study showing that a large portion of folks diagnosed with ADHD actually have undiagnosed celiac. Mike also shares some of his childhood neurological challenges and his own issues around ADHD.
Mike and Cam are happy to sit down with Mike’s daughter Jessica, who is now officially a teenager. Jessica shares some of the ups and downs of her summer from a celiac perspective and how she feels about going back to school in person for the first time in almost 2 years! Jessica talks candidly about some of her takeaways from her remote schooling, what she’s looking forward to about returning to school in person, and the things that are adding to her stress. She certainly isn’t looking forward to the cafeteria food fights!
It’s September, which for many means heading back to school, so Mike and Cam sit down with Andrea Tucker of Baltimore Gluten Free to talk about some of the challenges of going back to school with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. She also points out some issues that may have changed for the better due to pandemic protocols. We also discuss the importance of 504 plans and how to plan for success when your student is heading off to college. Andrea has many tips and tricks and shares news of an upcoming webinar and her excellent GF College 101 Course.
Mike and Cam are so pleased to sit down with Dr. Daniel Leffler, Senior Medical Director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Director of Research at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leffler is at the forefront of celiac disease research and treatment. This illuminating conversation covers far reaching topics ranging from the mechanisms that turn on celiac disease to some of the very promising treatments and cures coming down the pipeline. Dr. Leffler also shares his candid thoughts about what the future looks like for the celiac community.
Last week Mike shared the details of his exciting trip to Madison, WI. The following week he packed up his family and went to Milwaukee to take in a Major League Baseball game and enjoy the downtown area. Although it seemed that there were going to be lots of great gluten free places to visit on the journey, there were also some challenges to finding safe options along the way. Learn about how their family’s quickly planned trip had some highs, lows and avoidable mistakes. Get Mike’s top restaurant picks and places that you might want to skip.