It’s back to school time and Mike and Cam are happy to be joined by Debbie Simpson. Debbie is an educator who, after her celiac diagnosis, became passionate about helping the education world understand the realities of celiac disease in the classroom. She wrote 2 versions of her book, Adam and Hailey’s Gluten Free Surprise, inspiring us to discuss some of the top strategies to keep your child healthy and happy in school.
Part 2: We talk about the frustration and issues that arise when only one parent supports a child on a gluten free diet. Also, a listener’s scary symptoms and finally finding the surprising cause of her gluten contamination. Thanks again for all the great contributions to the podcast. Please keep your comments coming!
We love our listeners! You, our devoted fans, have written us some amazing emails and we are sharing some of these today. Part 1: One listener shares how owning chickens can have adverse effects on your celiac disease (and possibly your sanity). Please keep your amazing emails and comments coming! Part 2 next week.
Mike and Cam sit down to talk to Baltimore Gluten Free founder and celiac advocate, Andrea Tucker. We hear Andrea’s story and have a discussion about advocating for ourselves and others. Also, with school just around the corner we get into our personal thoughts and experiences with school 504 plans. The Celiac Project and Baltimore Gluten Free want you to have the best information available, so Baltimore Gluten Free has put together a special Celiac Resource sheet for our listeners.
Inspired by an article on DailyMail.com entitled; “‘I could have died’: Coeliac wonan, 27, is rushed to hospital after a restaurant wrongly told her that her chicken and waffles were gluten-free.” Mike and Cam look at some spotty and bad gluten free information on the web. We also talk about some tips of how we handle challenging situations when eating out.
We are pleased to be joined by Christin Osborne, from Portland, Oregon. Christin tells a harrowing tale about her unbelievable health struggles before finally getting some answers, including her sons’ diagnoses. We also talk about Portland as a gluten free mecca, with many dedicated gluten free bakeries and restaurants.
Inspired by Susan Cohen’s great article in Gluten-Free Living featuring Mike’s nephew, Sam Frolichstein-Appel, Mike and Cam discuss silent celiac disease in great detail. The article, that also features an interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano sheds many insightful and fascinating details about some of the unique challenges of having and diagnosing asymptomatic celiac.
Dr. Marie Robert, a top celiac doctor, pathologist and researcher is now Beyond Celiac’s CSO. She talks with us about the exciting plans that she has in her new position. Dr. Robert also tells us about some of the changes and innovations that she has seen in the celiac world and some exciting new treatments and therapies that are in the pipeline.
It’s summer time and that means it’s grilling season! Mike and Cam discuss their tips to stay gluten free at cookouts and barbecues. We also share some of our favorite foods to toss on the grill and some that we are looking forward to trying soon.
Though it might not get discussed very often, airborne gluten can cause a reaction. Mike and Cam talk about two farmers whose celiac symptoms would not subside due to inhaling gluten while feeding their livestock. We also look at some surprising sources of airborne gluten and some tips on protecting yourself when gluten is in the air.