The conclusion of Mike's summer road trip is filled with so many fantastic moments. The highlights include a visit with Gluten Free Dave and his awesome family, the magnificent and interactive City Museum in St. Louis, and a lesson on all things Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Of course there are many more gluten free finds along the way as well!
It's summer road trip time for Mike and his family. While planning is usually key for this type of vacation, Mike is thrown a few early curveballs and he hits the road with some trepidation. Things improve quickly as some hidden gems start to materialize. Part 1 of this wild ride ends with Mike returning to a stressful college moment, but with the help of his trusty NIMA device and some amazing food, he makes it through with a new positive perspective.
Mike and Cam sit down with Jordan Clark, group leader of the GIG of Greater Oakland support group. Jordan shares his frustrating story of getting diagnosed with celiac disease while finishing college, and how his search for others trying to understand how to live a safe gluten free life led him to becoming an unlikely support group leader. We talk about the benefits to being part of this type of community, and Jordan shares his thoughts on the first steps to take if you are interested in starting a support group in your own area.
Mike and Cam are happy to welcome Kyle Dine, allergy educator and founder of Equal Eats. Kyle's childhood was spent navigating his life with a number of life threatening food allergies, leading him to feel isolated in his early years. Kyle set out to make the world more accessible for everyone to eat safely no matter if they have allergies or celiac disease. His vision coupled with his passion to support the allergen and celiac community is truly inspiring!