Mike and Cam discover that another labeling law change is slated for the next couple of years, this time for nutrition information on the products. This leads to a discussion over the confusion of current serving sizes (you mean I'm supposed to only eat half of this sausage?!?!) We also talk about the recent "Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition: 2016 Conference" that recently took place. We share some of the companies that are doing the best job self-policing themselves to keep you safe.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by special guest and longtime listener Aaron Bull. Aaron is a fellow celiac and a talented web designer and owner of Bull & Company MediaWorks. He and his company created the updated Celiac Project website. In addition, Aaron is an avid cyclist. We talk about some of the challenges of being on long rides & some helpful hints to make them easier. We also discuss some of the reasons that many people with celiac disease choose to work for themselves.
Mike and Cam talk about the Olympics, athletes who are gluten free, and some of the benefits they might be getting. We also discuss the difference between the placebo and nocebo effect.
The Food Network "Chopped Junior" champion, Maizy Boosin, doesn't just have celiac disease, she advocates for awareness on an episode. Watching the show we were so impressed with Maizy as she pledged, if she won, to give half of her $10,000 prize to one of the celiac groups to help raise awareness! On the subject of food, we talk about two great celiac bloggers and authors, their obsessions with the Food Network (Erica Dermer) and one who staged her own version of Chopped Junior (April Peveteaux).
24 hours after the news comes out that Columbia University has developed a test for non-celiac gluten sensitivity (called wheat sensitivity in the test), Mike and Cam discuss. They also talk about their hopes for a celiac test for people who have already gone off gluten. To this point, they take a deeper look at the so called "gluten challenge,"some of the issues with it, and the fact that the medical community can't come to an agreement about how to actually administer the gluten challenge.
It is summertime and a perfect opportunity to talk about Cam's latest trip to Michigan. He talks about the ritual and preparation that helps him most enjoy his family's vacations. Mike and Cam also share many of their top travel tips to stay safe on the road including an app (and website) that no celiac or gluten-free eater should be without.