It's been a long time since Mike's nephew, Sam, has been a guest on the podcast. He joins the show to talk about his recent trip to Israel with a group from college. As a vegetarian with celiac disease, Sam often has increased miscommunications, especially when ordering a meal in advance. We talk about some of the challenges he faced on the trip as well as his top tips for eating gluten free in Israel.
We talk to Jani Tuomi, co-founder of Imaware, the first ever home celiac blood tests. One test is given if you suspect that you have celiac and another (that Mike and Cam took) is for follow up testing to ensure that you are not getting cross contamination. Imaware assembled an impressive team including Dr. Guandalini and Dr. Schuppan to make sure that they were focusing on the most important details and metrics. We talk to Jani about the overall vision for Imaware and how they are helping to blaze and new trail, allowing patients to take a more active role in managing their health care. Mike and Cam also share the results of their recent Imaware blood test.
In part 2 of Mike's incredible adventures at Disney World, he highlights many more amazing gluten free treats to be found in the parks. In addition, there are some bumps in the road including a hotel breakfast that nearly goes wrong and a Chicago ice storm that prolongs the trip. Mike and his family quickly turn lemons into lemonade as the one day extension allows them to stay at a Disney run hotel and compare and contrast the experience.
Besides having way too much fun on the Pirate's of the Caribbean ride, he and his family attempted to sample as many of the amazing gluten free treats and meals as they possibly could. Some highlights in part 1 include Mike's new addiction, the amazing Dole Whip, and the boys don't see eye to eye about one of the classic Disney rides.