It’s been a while, so this week we dig through our mailbag. Special thanks his week to Andrea Tucker, of Baltimore Gluten free, who put together and submitted her list to us: “5 Facts a Celiac Doctor Wants you to know about Celiac Disease.” We love our listeners and you are the fuel that keeps us going!
Mike and Cam want to thank Burning Brothers Beer company in Minnesota for providing beer to try on today’s podcast. Friend of the show, Laura Eash, brought this gluten free micro brew to us at a recent Expo. We give our thoughts on their pale ales, and some of our opinions on beer in general. Cam also shares a quick update on some of the positive work that his dog, Lacy, has been doing in detecting some surprising sources of hidden gluten in his home.
Mike recently returned from an amazing trip to San Fransisco. He shares navigating his gluten free dining experiences, along with some of his advice for visiting SF and some great travel tips in general. Most importantly, he learned – don’t ever call the Cable Cars “Trolleys!”
Author and fellow Celiac, Keith Van Sickle, join Mike and Cam for a second time, this time with Keith’s wife, Val. They share with us some of the main differences living gluten free in France versus the U.S. They also share some of their top tips navigating restaurants and social situations, which in France, almost always involve food. You’ll feel like you’ve just visited Provence after this captivating discussion!
We look at 2 seemingly conflicting recent studies. A recent study conducted by the FDA says that food labeled gluten free almost always adheres to the gluten free standards in the U.S. The other study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that most celiacs are consuming a much higher level of gluten than is safe. So what gives? We speculate on some of the reasons why we think this is happening.
Happy Celiac Awareness Month to everyone! Mike and Cam take a look at the current state of celiac awareness in the community and abroad. In addition, they talk about their personal approaches to spreading awareness in their own lives.
Just one year ago, Mike and Cam met fellow celiac advocate, Katie Jones, and heard her harrowing story about living with brittle bone disease and how her dog, Piper, helped her heal from that. Katie updates us on her latest challenges of being diagnosed with MALS and POTS. Find out how she’s turned her latest road blocks into ways to inspire and support others!
Mike and Cam dive into Casey the College Celiac’s post, 13 “Harmless” Comments that Actually Hurt People with Celiac Disease. What follows is a spirited and entertaining discussion of these sometimes outrageous comments.
This week the guys go deep into an interesting post by Janaki Jitchotvisut entitled ” 9 Myths about Celiac Disease…” published on the website “Insider”. You will hear which of the “myths” Mike and Cam strongly agree with and which they think need slightly more clarification. Next week in part 2 of this series, they talk about the post, 13 “Harmless” Comments that Actually Hurt People with Celiac Disease, by Casey the College Celiac.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined again by gluten free travel expert and blogger, Erin Smith. Erin talks about the steps that went into planning her completely gluten free wedding. In addition, Erin, Mike and Cam share their best tips for staying gluten free at these types of events.