Mike and Cam get to know Matt Hansen, celiac traveler and blogger at Wheatless Wanderlust. Matt's celiac story doesn't start in a typical way. He would get food caught in his throat and eventually was diagnosed with both EoE and celiac at the same time. Matt talks about his early struggles to find the courage to travel with these two auto-immune disorders, eventually learning to slowly push out of his comfort zone. Matt is now a celiac world traveler and has made gluten free guides for many cities around the world. Matt shares his top tips for celiac travel as well as his favorite destinations around the world.
Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined by Bob Goodman, founder and CEO of Goodman Gluten Free. Bob shares his fascinating experiences in the food industry spanning a lifetime. From his early years as a butcher to his training in pastry in France, we hear what ultimately inspired him to come out of retirement to start a gluten free company for the first time.
Each year during Celiac Awareness Month, Mike and Cam take the pulse of the celiac world by putting out their "Celiac State of the Union." This year's episode is extra large and especially interesting as they look at the now very controversial "Know Celiac" campaign put together by many of the top celiac groups. They also share their thoughts on the Columbia Study that found that 32% of food tested at restaurants were found to contain gluten, and find out which states are Googling "celiac" the most.
Hot off the trails of her first school over-nighter, Mike's daughter, Jessica (10), shares the ups and downs she encounters as a first time solo celiac traveler. Even well planned trips like this one have some mishaps, and Jessica handles them like a champ!
Our guest, Maureen Basye, is taking the world of cruising by storm, creating the first ever Celiac Cruise! Maureen tells us how and why she was inspired to make this dream of a Celiac Cruise a reality. Despite some of the challenges that she has discovered along the way, Maureen's passion for safe travel for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can't stand in the way of making this awesome vision come to life.