Thanksgiving can present unique challenges to people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. This year we have the added strain of dealing with COVID-19. Mike and Cam discuss what the changes will be for them this year as well as tips on how to stay safe during the holidays. They also share their insights on using the pandemic as an example for how careful we have to be in our lives avoiding gluten.
Lori Welstead, Registered Dietician and Nutritional Advisor at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, joins Mike and Cam to share her own incredible story of her celiac diagnosis. Lori also talks about her approach working with newly diagnosed celiac patients. We also hear about the University of Chicago's upcoming Celiac Disease, Autoimmunity & Beyond virtual symposium that is coming up on Saturday, November 21st.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by Jeanne Reid and Laura Allred of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). They share the big news with us that GIG is changing the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) seal, the GF in the circle that we have all come to know and trust over the years. We learn the details and thought process behind this decision and why it will benefit the celiac and gluten free community moving forward.
Mike and Cam sit down to discuss three new fascinating studies that were done in conjunction with The Celiac Disease Foundation's, iCureCeliac Patient Registry. We also talk about the early results of research just in time for Thanksgiving. This one showed that combining turkey amino acid (tryptophan) with probiotics was found to reduce gluten-triggered inflammation and improve the response to a gluten-free diet in people with celiac disease.