Mike and Cam do an on air taste test, inspired by finding a whole new adult beverage category. Tasting choices are based on beverages neither Mike or Cam have ever consumed. They start with hard seltzer and also try a few ciders and a unique beer with ginger. This is HARD work...bottoms up!
Cam is slightly disturbed by the results of a positive celiac blood test even after being hyper-vigilant about his gluten free diet. He talks openly to Mike about the test and they speculate on what might be the cause. Cam also talks about the more extensive tests he has coming up and his hope to get some answers about some of his ongoing health issues.
Cam's dad, Brian, sheds light on some of the struggles the entire family endured as well as triumphs they encountered once Cam was diagnosed with celiac and on the long road to recovery. He also shares with us some of his best gluten-free cooking tips.
Mike and Cam discuss the need for more consistency for gluten free labeling, and the need for a worldwide standard level of accepted parts per million. They look at the fact that there are some promising changes on the horizon as scientists have come up with a "universal gluten cross-contamination checklist" for use in the food service industries.
A couple of weeks ago (on EP 52) Mike and Cam discussed a new column on Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing website called, "#BecauseGluten: Me? Celiac? Impossible!" This week we have the and Arts and Entertainment Editor, Cathy Salustri on to discuss her frustration being diagnosed with celiac disease and the challenges she faces adapting to the gluten-free lifestyle. She talks candidly to us about how she went from not wanting to share her diagnosis with anyone, to deciding to make it the focus of her column.