In part 2 of our illuminating discussion with Dr. David Thoele, we get deeper into some of Dr. Dave's innovative approach to treating and connecting with his patients - spoiler alert! He actually partners with them, listens to their stories and issues, and admits when he doesn't have all the answers. In addition, we hear about his exciting work on the forefront of the Narrative Medicine Program.
We also talk about his struggles to find and make safe and edible gluten free foods for him in his family back in the mid 90s and hear more about his thoughts on current celiac diagnosis methods and the modern gluten free diet.
Mike and Cam interviewed Dr. David Thoele, a Pediatric Cardiologist at Advocate Children's Hospital. In part 1, Dr. Dave talks to us about the struggles that he and his daughter encountered while getting diagnosed with celiac, the struggle to find safe gluten-free food options in the mid-nineties, and how both of their diagnoses were by no means a "straight line." He shares with us some of his frustrations with what is viewed as the "gold standard" in celiac testing and how there might be some "grey area" to folks who are not able to get a traditional celiac diagnosis.
Mike and Cam put the NIMA gluten detection device through its paces, testing out “gluten free” fast food and even a paintball! The results are surprising! They give their first thoughts on seeing the machine in action and speculate on the ways that this type of technology can be a real game changer for the community.
Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined again by Alice Bast, Founder and CEO of Beyond Celiac. In part 1 Alice talks with us about the brand new launch of the Go Beyond Celiac digital community. This is an exciting, first of it's kind on-line hub that will connect our community, help us to find research studies we can participate in, and ultimately lead to positive changes in celiac research and our quality of life. You don't want to miss hearing about this incredible new way of connecting with and becoming a part of this dynamic community.