October is in full swing! To celebrate the start of Fall, Mike and Cam put together a fun show filled with Oktoberfest and Halloween trivia. Grab your favorite gluten free beer and candy and play along with us. Find out some of the origins behind Oktoberfest and Halloween and can you guess the #1 candy?
Mike's nephew and fellow celiac, Sam, is fresh off a trip from South Africa with his girlfriend. Sam shares his adventures and his many travel highlights including sampling the local cuisine, an amazing safari with a white rhino named Grumpy, and so much more. Sam also talks about how he planned for this big trip and gives his tips for gluten free travelers who want to make the journey to South Africa.
Mike and Cam welcome Dr. Travis Wilkes M.D., Medical Director of empowerDX, a leader in at home medical tests. Dr. Wilkes shares how empowerDX got started, and their mission to support consumers to better collaborate with their doctors. In addition to having a plethora of at-home test kits, empowerDX has a very specialized celiac gene test. They have an eye opening conversation about helpful ways that you can become a more active participant in your healthcare.
Part 2 of our Late Summer News and Notes features more great listener letters, including a few frustrating stories; one leading to multiple family members getting diagnosed, and a second from someone who is still searching for answers. We also report on a registry with way too many false negative celiac blood tests and a Beyond Celiac post showing that we are all in need of treatments in addition to the gluten free diet. Shout outs to our TCP Inner Circle and much more!