Gluten-Free Guide Podcast

The podcast is a monthly audio series hosted by the Celiac Program at Children’s National Hospital, in partnership with GAI. Each episode has a featured hot topic in celiac disease including an interview with an expert, a nutritional discussion, and an update on news stories relating to the gluten-free community.

The podcast is available via the iTunes Podcast app for Apple devices or TuneIn app for Android devices. Subscribe and download episodes on the app store players, or click through to the BlogTalkRadio Channel below.

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Hot Topics at Digestive Disease Week - Episode 2

Jun 2019 24:00

There were hundreds of presentations at Digestive Disease Week and Vanessa and Sandy were there for many of them. They’ve pulled together some of their favorites and in this episode are talking about a lively debate between Dr. Edwin Liu from Colorado Children’s Hopital and Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl from Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center about the pros and cons of mass screening for celiac disease. Additionally they dive into a study looking at the economic impact of celiac disease in regards to health care utilization, and the reliabilty of patients predicting a gluten exposure. It’s a fabulous episode!

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Live from Digestive Disease Week - Celiac Patients Deserve a Medication

May 2019 17:00

Vanessa and Sandy are live at Digestive Disease Week meeting with doctors, researchers and patient advocacy groups about the latest and greatest developments about celiac disease and related autoimmune conditions. In this Live from Digestive Disease Week episode they sit down with Dr. Jocelyn SIlvester from Boston Children’s Hospital to discuss a quote from Dr. Peter Green, “Patients with celiac disease deserve a medication.”  Tune in to see what they have to say about this bold statement and very hot topic!

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Variance in Reasons for Adhering to a Gluten-Free Diet at School

May 2019 22:00

Today’s podcast hits on an important topic that comes up regularly in the media. We hear lots of news reports about people going on a gluten-free diet when they don’t need to be medically. We most often think about this as happening in adults, but a study led by a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic now reports this is happening amongst school age children as well.

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Schools and Gluten-Free Food - Navigating the System

Mar 2019 19:30

This week’s podcast is about an issue we see frequently in the Celiac Clinic at Children’s National. Getting access to safe gluten-free food in schools. For the last 10 years, our Celiac Program has worked with patients and families to set up accommodations in schools and there is a huge range in the availability and accommodations offered in the school districts local to us here in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, but also around the country. Listen in as Vanessa and Joyana discuss gluten-free food in schools and how to gain access to options for your child through setting up a 504 plan.

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Cruising the Gluten-Free Seas

Mar 2019 23:15

Today’s podcast is an exciting one. We’ve talked about gluten-free traveling before and the risks associated with it. But today we’re going to discuss an almost entirely carefree travel opportunity. Can you even imagine boarding a cruise ship where you know they are stocked up with gluten-free options?

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New Test to Diagnose Celiac Disease with No Gluten Challenge

Mar 2019 23:00

Today’s podcast is about advances in new ways to diagnose celiac disease. One thing we struggle a lot with is making sure that people are getting a proper celiac disease diagnosis before starting a gluten-free diet. Often times patients will go on a gluten-free diet to try it out to see if symptoms improve…they all of a sudden feel great so go to the doctor to get tested, only to learn that they can’t actually get tested for celiac unless they are eating gluten…..But a new test is hoping to change that by allowing for celiac screening while someone is on a gluten-free diet.

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The Link Between the Microbiome, the Gut and the Brain

Jan 2019 37:33

Today’s podcast is going to shed light on the concept of the microbiome and its possible link to the brain and disorders like dementia and Parkinson’s. For years we’ve heard that our diets could possibly be linked to different diseases…but connections between our guts and our brains? How can that be?

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USING A GLUTEN SENSING DEVICE - benefits and barriers

Benefits and Barriers of Using a Gluten Sensing Device

Jan 2019 37:00

We’re certain that many of our listeners have heard the debates about the merits and downfalls of having a gluten sensing device, like Nima. Do they actually provide peace of mind or make users even more anxious? And, do they really work? We’re here today to discuss the results of a recent study that measures exactly that.

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