Mike and Cam dig deeper into gluten detection. We talk more about gluten and allergen sniffing dogs, the new Nima device and give our two cents. We also speculate about the future of gluten detection and talk about innovations we would like to see looking ahead.
We are happy to be joined by Dawn Scheu, owner of Willow Service Dogs: trainer of celiac and allergen service dogs. Dawn shares her own celiac story and tells us about the many fascinating details that go into training a dog to detect gluten. Is a gluten sniffing dog for you? Find out in this illuminating podcast.
This week we continue our conversation about Cam’s on-going health issues. We take a look at the gluten free candy list and air our frustrations with how products are labeled in general. We also discuss more about the new findings that not every celiac recovers completely on a gluten free diet.
Celiac research has recently found proof that not everyone heals fully on a gluten free diet alone. Mike and Cam discuss their own celiac journeys and speculate on some of the reasons that they still struggle to reach optimal health.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by Dr. Maureen Leonard MD (who has celiac disease herself), Clinical Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leonard is one of the lead researchers along with Dr. Alessio Fasano working on a ground-breaking new study involving infants and the microbiome.
This study is absolutely first of its kind and seeks to find connections to what makes celiac disease go live in certain people. The hope is that this study could lead to a breakthrough in predicting who will get celiac disease and in how it is treated. They are still looking for candidates to join the study. You don’t want to miss this amazing and illuminating podcast!
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined, all the way from Australia, by Cyndi O’Meara. Cyndi is a best selling author, nutritionist and filmmaker, whose newly released film, “What’s with Wheat,” dives into some of the issues that make today’s wheat so troubling.
Her ground breaking book “Changing Habits Changing Lives” (1998) became an instant best seller and from there she has grown a successful organic food company, certified online education program and exciting new documentary.
Mike and Cam have devoted numerous podcasts debating the downside of the gluten free trend. On this show we talk about some of the positive effects that the gluten free “fad” dieters and celebrities who started this avalanche have had on our community.
Is all gluten free food created equal? When something is “certified” gluten free does that guarantee that the product is for sure under 20 PPM gluten free? Based on some research conducted by The Gluten Free Watchdog, Mike and Cam discuss the realities of gluten free labeling and the fact that we might not always be getting something that is completely safe for someone with celiac disease or who is very gluten sensitive.
Inspired by many listener emails and messages, Mike and Cam have a candid conversation about the correlation between anxiety and celiac disease or gluten sensitivity/intolerance–and it gets personal! They discuss the differences between the anxiety pre-gluten free vs. post-gluten free diet. They also share some of their own tips on dealing with anxiety when it rears it’s ugly head.
We are excited to be joined by Maizy Boosin, the outspoken young celiac, who was winner of an episode of this season’s Chopped Jr. (Season 4 episode entitled “Cup of Glee”). Maizy talks about how she got on the show, what’s inspires her as a chef, and why it is so important to her to advocate for celiac disease.