Mike just got back from his incredible journey down the Danube River on the Celiac Cruise in Europe. Mike has so much to share, so you will be getting a couple of “super sized” episodes. In Part 1, Mike describes some of his favorite dishes of the trip, which is difficult as there were so many! Mike and Cam also listen back to a series of audio recordings that Mike sent to Cam while he was on his vacation along with extra commentary. It’s a magical journey filled with a gluten free Oktoberfest, many helpings of Eggs Benedict, a Gnome museum and so much more! Stay tuned next week for Part 2.
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome Holidaily Brewing Founder, Karen Hertz. Karen shares her personal journey that led her to start Holidaily. In addition to learning about what drives Karen to make the most amazing gluten free beer, we also learn about some of the unique challenges that come along with Karen’s obsession with not just making great gluten free beer, but incredible beer that anyone can enjoy whether they are gluten free or not.
October is in full swing! To celebrate the start of Fall, Mike and Cam put together a fun show filled with Oktoberfest and Halloween trivia. Grab your favorite gluten free beer and candy and play along with us. Find out some of the origins behind Oktoberfest and Halloween and can you guess the #1 candy?
Mike’s nephew and fellow celiac, Sam, is fresh off a trip from South Africa with his girlfriend. Sam shares his adventures and his many travel highlights including sampling the local cuisine, an amazing safari with a white rhino named Grumpy, and so much more. Sam also talks about how he planned for this big trip and gives his tips for gluten free travelers who want to make the journey to South Africa.
Mike and Cam welcome Dr. Travis Wilkes M.D., Medical Director of empowerDX, a leader in at home medical tests. Dr. Wilkes shares how empowerDX got started, and their mission to support consumers to better collaborate with their doctors. In addition to having a plethora of at-home test kits, empowerDX has a very specialized celiac gene test. They have an eye opening conversation about helpful ways that you can become a more active participant in your healthcare.
Part 2 of our Late Summer News and Notes features more great listener letters, including a few frustrating stories; one leading to multiple family members getting diagnosed, and a second from someone who is still searching for answers. We also report on a registry with way too many false negative celiac blood tests and a Beyond Celiac post showing that we are all in need of treatments in addition to the gluten free diet. Shout outs to our TCP Inner Circle and much more!
Mike and Cam reach into their mailbag and share some current events for Part 1 of late summer News and Notes. They share a listener’s unbelievable tale of restaurant misconduct that reminds the guys of the JD’s challenges at Colonial Williamsburg. Even worse is a story from Newsweek about a man whose sister crosses the line in his gluten free kitchen. Also a couple from Colorado known for pizza and so much more!
September 13th was National Celiac Awareness Day, which got us thinking things like “why is there both a day and a month devoted to celiac disease awareness?” So we decided it was a perfect time for another edition of “Stump Mike and Cam.” In this episode, the guys test their knowledge on celiac awareness topics. Play along with us at home and hope you learn something along the way. I know that we did!
Mike and Cam are excited to welcome Kendra Williams to the podcast. Kendra and her dog, Suki, have become fixtures on social media, sharing their adventures in gluten detection far and wide. Kendra explains how having Suki has changed her life, and illuminates the guys on both the positives and the challenges of having a gluten detection dog-a truly illuminating conversation.
You can also learn more about Kendra and Suki on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @sukipwd and their website https://www.sukipwd.com/ and also on YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/
Marilyn Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is back to join Mike and Cam to talk about some of the exciting work that they are doing. Learn more about CDF’s recent campaign for their ICureCeliac registry, how you can get involved to help find treatments, and hopefully an eventual cure for celiac disease. As Cam says, become a “Pioneering Patient!” In addition, Marilyn talks about the CDF’s efforts to communicate with the FDA to improve their gluten free labeling of products.