As summer winds down, Mike talks to his nephew Sam about his recent gluten free adventures, including a trip up the East coast and Canada. Sam shares some of his top tips and you don't want to miss talk of gluten free poutine!
Mike and Cam review on air the Starbucks gluten free breakfast sandwich. They also talk about the bizarre decision by Papa John's Pizza to make a gluten free pizza that is NOT safe for those of us with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. This leads to a discussion about some of the restaurant chains that are doing a better job delivering on safe gluten free options.
Mike and Cam talk with guest Margaret Clegg about the ruling by the Pope that there needs to be at least some wheat in the communion wafer. Margaret has written a number of blog posts on the subject of faith and helps to illuminate some of the truths about what taking communion really means and how wheat is a part of that in biblical history. She also has suggestions for approaching clergy and how to have a meaningful discussion on the topic. Mike and Cam also talk briefly about their experience in navigating some of the Jewish traditions that involve gluten.
Mike and Cam are joined by Aleksa Hacker, Founder & Director of Mend Hunger. Mend Hunger is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to work with food pantries to provide gluten free and allergy safe food to those with a medically restricted diet and financial need. Aleksa tells us how she founded the organization, what they do, and what each of us can do in our own communities to help those in need.
Join Mike and Cam for a fascinating, candid talk with Dr. Edwin Liu, pediatric gastroenterologist and the Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital, Colorado. We discuss Dr. Liu’s groundbreaking research that shows the incidence of Celiac Disease is higher in the most recent generation of adolescents in the Colorado area than previously thought. Are we on the verge of a new “celiac epidemic?”
We also hear Dr. Liu’s thoughts on his approach to treating kids with celiac, and that it is often not a “one size fit’s all” diagnosis. Dr. Liu also shares his hopes and vision for the future for celiac diagnosis and treatment.