People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are constantly monitoring what we put in our bodies, but what about what you put on your body? Our guest, Dr. Liia Ramachandra, co-founder and CEO of Epilynx, has made it her mission to formulate skincare products that are safe for people with celiac disease, allergies and other autoimmune conditions. She also makes a hand sanitizer that is safe for your skin and not on the long and scary list of recalled hand sanitizers out this week.
We have way too much fun in part 2 of our summertime spectacular featuring Cam's dad, Brian and Mike's nephew, Sam. Topics include summer grilling, both meat and meatless options, some amazing donuts that Sam has fried up, and a seltzer that tastes a little too much like suntan lotion. Mike and Cam also realize during the podcast that Mike's affection for seltzer is likely greater than the three of them combined.
It's summertime and although we are still sadly dealing with the realities of the coronavirus, we aren't going to let that ruin our fun. Mike and Cam sit down with Cam's dad Brian and Mike's nephew, Sam (from a social distance) to taste and rate a couple of adult beverages and talk about what they have been cooking up during the pandemic. Part 1 includes Sam's foray into gluten free sourdough, a strange wedding you won't believe plus Brian's quest to find yeast. They also try High Noon Sun Sips Vodka & Soda and Odd Side's Fuzzy Navel.
Marilyn Geller, Chief Executive Officer of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), joins Mike and Cam, candidly sharing her own personal story. Marilyn connects how her experience has led to her life's mission of creating a better world for people with celiac disease. We hear about all that the CDF is doing to support advocacy and an update on the search for new treatments and a cure for celiac. She also shares how you can get involved to make real systemic change for the better for those with CD and gluten intolerance.
Fellow Celiac, Julie Morgenlender, joins Mike and Cam to discuss her new nonfiction anthology, "The Things We Don't Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths." In the book, Julie shares her own health journey among a compilation of at times jaw-dropping stories from other sufferers. She explains why giving the medical community and the general public a better understanding of what living with chronic illness looks like is so important. Julie also talks about some of the biggest challenges people with chronic illness face on a day to day basis.
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