May is Celiac Awareness Month, so Mike and Cam kick it off once again with their annual “Celiac State of the Union” podcast. Hear Mike and Cam’s personal list of 5 things that they think have improved in the arena of celiac awareness, and 5 things that they both think need some work. Most importantly, Mike and Cam hope that this year, celiac awareness month will lead to some important improvements to those of us living with celiac disease!
Mike and Cam are excited to sit down with Dr. Dale Lee, Director of the Celiac Disease Program at Seattle Children’s and board member and parent, Anne Moon. Dr. Lee describes his refreshing and holistic approach to treating celiac disease at Seattle Children’s. Anne shares her perspective of how involving the kids, their families and the medical staff has been a transformative experience for all. Dr. Lee is one of the forward thinking celiac physicians leading the charge in transforming the way that celiac patients are treated.
Maureen Basye, founder of the Celiac Cruise, is back to share some exciting updates and details about the Celiac Cruise in 2022. Maureen has also put together a smaller, more intimate European cruise, a truly unique adventure! Her desire is more than just a gluten free trip–her passion is to provide unique opportunities for our celiac community to connect with one another and be well informed all while having a blast!
Mike and Cam are excited to announce that they are both part of the phase 3 study of Larazotide Acetate. They share a few of the early details and their individual reasons for why they both felt it was important to take part. They also share some celiac related COVID and vaccine updates.
Mike and Cam welcome author, Michal Babay, to talk about her brand new children’s book: “I’m a Gluten Sniffing Service Dog.” Michal shares the fascinating and, at times harrowing, journey that led her daughter to getting their service dog, Chewy. We also learn about what inspired Michal to write the book and her hopes to educate and inspire others who are struggling with celiac and other food intolerance.
Every March folks put together a bracket for March Madness to try and pick the best college basketball team in the land. This year our friend Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Globetrotter, decided to have fun with another type of madness, the crazy terms people try and use to describe gluten free. She ran these terms into “brackets” through her Instagram page, and now Mike and Cam do their best to prognosticate what was voted the truly best “worst” term to describe gluten free. Find out if your least favorites make it to the championship!
Mike and Cam welcome returning guest, Disability Rights Attorney, Mary Vargas. Mary discusses an important and often overlooked topic; how the prison and jail systems handle inmates with celiac disease or other food intolerance/allergies. Mary is currently representing a man who, despite being diagnosed with celiac disease, was not given safe food while in jail. We go deep into this subject and talk about the need for the government to provide better support.
Mike and Cam are quizzed on all things Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on their first ever, “Stump Mike and Cam” podcast. In addition they try possibly the strangest spirit ever created, called Malort, and share the strange and entertaining story behind this quirky Chicago tradition that can be best described as motor oil with a twist of grapefruit. So grab a bottle of Malort, and test your Irish trivia!
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by returning guest, Katie Jones. When we last talked to Katie (EP 71 and then EP 119) she was struggling mightily with her health. Katie has multiple autoimmune diseases including: brittle bone disease, MALS and POTS, in addition to celiac disease. Now in a much better place health wise, Katie is following her wanderlust, purchasing a van and setting out on a new life adventure with her gluten detection dog, Piper. She shares some of her plans and tips for those with celiac disease who want to go on similar adventures.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined again by Marilyn Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation. Marilyn joins us on the eve of the CDF’s second Patient Education & Advocacy Summit. Learn all about this groundbreaking event and how you can be a part of it. Marilyn also shares more exciting news about other ways that the CDF is helping to advance legislation and research for celiac disease.