The latest edition of the Gluten Free Buyers Guide published a fascinating survey of around 600 readers. Mike and Cam don’t know the results, so they decide to go through the survey blindly and give their answers and prediction of how other celiacs answered. They had so much fun it became a two part show!
We celebrate our 5th year Anniversary of producing the podcast by each sharing our five takeaways over the duration of the show. We also celebrate the numerous incredible guests and thank our wonderful loyal listeners for continuing to listen, interact and support the work we do. Looking forward to a great 2021!
As we crawl to the end of 2020, we thought it would be appropriate to toast its much-anticipated end with Ghost Pepper Saison Beer made by Ghost Fish. Reflecting on the strange year that was, it’s fitting that Cam shares his mom’s recent experience with COVID and the puzzling test results in their home. Ending on a sweet note, we look ahead to what we believe will be a much better 2021, toasting our listeners with a tasty Carmel Cocoa Cider by Stem. Happy New Year to all!
Mike and Cam have an illuminating conversation with Dr. Ritu Verma from the University of Chicago Celiac Center. Dr. Verma shares her unique perspective on treating celiac disease not only as a doctor, but as a parent of two children with celiac disease. Dr. Verma talks about her holistic approach to treating patients because she knows firsthand that moving forward with a celiac disease diagnosis is not a one size fits all proposition. She also shares her thoughts on the U of C’s recent Autoimmunity and Beyond symposium.
Mike and Cam sit down with Cinde Little, Health Educator, and passionate home cook who founded Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet. Cinde shares her personal story of how she became such a passionate advocate for supporting folks with celiac disease and helping people learn to love to cook gluten free. She also tells us some of her top cooking tips over the holidays and beyond including her “seasonal strategy” for rotating fresh ingredients when they are in season.
The life of a college athlete has may challenges. Add into that mix having celiac disease, and there can be many added speed bumps along the way. Laura Carpenter, a former college soccer player, explains what it was like to navigate the world of college athletics while being away from the safety net of her home and family for the first time. Laura also offers great tips to students and their families, athletes or not, on important factors to look for and think about when looking at schools.
Thanksgiving can present unique challenges to people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. This year we have the added strain of dealing with COVID-19. Mike and Cam discuss what the changes will be for them this year as well as tips on how to stay safe during the holidays. They also share their insights on using the pandemic as an example for how careful we have to be in our lives avoiding gluten.
Lori Welstead, Registered Dietician and Nutritional Advisor at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, joins Mike and Cam to share her own incredible story of her celiac diagnosis. Lori also talks about her approach working with newly diagnosed celiac patients. We also hear about the University of Chicago’s upcoming Celiac Disease, Autoimmunity & Beyond virtual symposium that is coming up on Saturday, November 21st.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by Jeanne Reid and Laura Allred of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). They share the big news with us that GIG is changing the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) seal, the GF in the circle that we have all come to know and trust over the years. We learn the details and thought process behind this decision and why it will benefit the celiac and gluten free community moving forward.
Mike and Cam sit down to discuss three new fascinating studies that were done in conjunction with The Celiac Disease Foundation’s, iCureCeliac Patient Registry. We also talk about the early results of research just in time for Thanksgiving. This one showed that combining turkey amino acid (tryptophan) with probiotics was found to reduce gluten-triggered inflammation and improve the response to a gluten-free diet in people with celiac disease.