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.
Mike and Cam sit down with Carla Carter, Director of Outreach and Programing at National Celiac Association (NCA). Carla shares her own personal celiac story as well as the origin story of NCA. We also learn about some of the exciting programs and initiatives that NCA is doing to support those with celiac disease. This includes online and in person support groups, their exciting “Feeding Gluten-Free” program to help those with food insecurity, and so much more!
In the exciting conclusion of our 2 part Summer News and Notes podcast, Mike and Cam share more fascinating letters from listeners. This includes questions about gluten detection dogs and oats, how we go about dining out, and some important work being done by the National Celiac Association. The guys also share their thoughts on a recent Italian study that might prove that celiac is more common than previously thought.
It’s time again for Mike and Cam to dig into their mailbag and share some amazing letters, including a listener who gets help with a diagnosis of another autoimmune condition from tuning into a past podcast! Plus, hear about how the NIMA sensor saved the day involving a meal out that went wrong in so many ways. The boys also share some news including their thoughts on Men’s Health Awareness Month.
Mike and Cam sit down with Dr. Francisco Leon, renowned celiac researcher, immunologist, and founder of Provention Bio Inc. Dr. Leon is a leader in the research efforts to find treatments for celiac disease and shares with Mike and Cam some of the promising research efforts as well as the different forms that these treatments will take. Hear his compelling reasoning about why there isn’t more celiac research in general as well as his insights about a possible celiac cure one day, when that might happen, and what it might look like.
Mike and Cam sit down for a fascinating conversation with the author of “Celiac Mom,” Ann Campanella. Ann shares the challenges that she faced as a first time mother, suddenly thrust into learning the ins and outs of raising a child with celiac disease. These struggles were amplified by the fact that cooking did not come naturally to her. Ann illuminates Mike and Cam on some of her biggest takeaways from her celiac and gluten free journey.
In the exciting conclusion of Cam’s 2 part Colorado snowboarding adventure, we try another delicious Holidaily Brewing offering, this time a fantastic stout! Cam also discusses some celiac related challenges that he faced on and around his trip. He also shares some “edge of your seat” moments that came at 12,000 feet as Cam battled back from some scary moments alone in the wilderness!