Inspired by the bizarre New York Times interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, where she takes credit for popularizing the gluten free diet (among other things), we examine that brand of crazy plus some of the other celiac and gluten free myths that are being perpetuated.
As if adjusting to a gluten free diet isn't enough of a challenge, the loss of enjoying a variety of great beer can be a bummer...unless you're gluten free home brewer extraordinaire and founder of Zero Tolerance Homebrew Club, Joe Morris. Morris is a gluten free brewing dynamo! We learn about how Joe first started the club, made the transition from traditional home brewer to gluten free, and recently became an award winning brewer himself. Joe also gives some tips on how you can get started with gluten free home brewing!
It is hard for anybody getting diagnosed for the first time with celiac disease to navigate a new way of life. Now imagine that you just moved to another country when that happened. Our guest, Leah Davis, who joins us from Berlin, Germany, did just that. Leah got her diagnosis just a few months after moving there. She talks about the multitude of challenges she faced getting diagnosed all while navigating a new language and a new country.
Dr. Peter Green and Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, both of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, served as editors on a recent journal publication updating some long held beliefs on celiac disease. Mike and Cam share their thoughts, and are hopeful that the changing face of celiac will lead to higher diagnosis rates and even more breakthroughs in research as better treatments and a possible cure draw nearer.