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.
Mike took a couple of consecutive weekends to visit two great Wisconsin cities and see what they had to offer from a gluten free perspective. First up is Madison for a softball tournament. While there, Mike and his family had some amazing Venezuelan food and gluten free pizza, allowing them to eat like everyone else (and skip the lines). In next week’s episode, their journey to Milwaukee at times turned into a scavenger hunt for safe meals.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined again on the podcast by “Chef Brian,”(also known as Cam’s Dad). Brian shares some of his favorite summer meals, tips and recipes and they reminisce about an incredible 4th of July meal prepared by Brian. In addition, the three guys each chime in about their summer must have meals.
There are new studies looking at the correlation between celiac disease and IBS. Mike and Cam talk about their personal diagnosis of both conditions and talk about some of the similarities and differences that they see between the two. They also examine the fact that some people with IBS who are not diagnosed with celiac disease (but have a celiac gene), tend to do better on a gluten free diet. Hopefully studying celiac and IBS together will lead to more medical breakthroughs!
Long time friend of the show, Erin Smith, of Gluten Free Globetrotter fame, joins Mike and Cam to talk about her 40 years of living with celiac disease. Since Erin’s initial diagnosis as a very young child, much has changed in the celiac and gluten free world. Erin shares some of her most profound takeaways living a life with celiac both from the perspective of a child and an adult. She also shares what got her started advocating for people with celiac disease and what keeps her going.