As we crawl to the end of 2020, we thought it would be appropriate to toast its much-anticipated end with Ghost Pepper Saison Beer made by Ghost Fish. Reflecting on the strange year that was, it's fitting that Cam shares his mom's recent experience with COVID and the puzzling test results in their home. Ending on a sweet note, we look ahead to what we believe will be a much better 2021, toasting our listeners with a tasty Carmel Cocoa Cider by Stem. Happy New Year to all!
Mike and Cam have an illuminating conversation with Dr. Ritu Verma from the University of Chicago Celiac Center. Dr. Verma shares her unique perspective on treating celiac disease not only as a doctor, but as a parent of two children with celiac disease. Dr. Verma talks about her holistic approach to treating patients because she knows firsthand that moving forward with a celiac disease diagnosis is not a one size fits all proposition. She also shares her thoughts on the U of C's recent Autoimmunity and Beyond symposium.
Mike and Cam sit down with Cinde Little, Health Educator, and passionate home cook who founded Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet. Cinde shares her personal story of how she became such a passionate advocate for supporting folks with celiac disease and helping people learn to love to cook gluten free. She also tells us some of her top cooking tips over the holidays and beyond including her "seasonal strategy" for rotating fresh ingredients when they are in season.
The life of a college athlete has may challenges. Add into that mix having celiac disease, and there can be many added speed bumps along the way. Laura Carpenter, a former college soccer player, explains what it was like to navigate the world of college athletics while being away from the safety net of her home and family for the first time. Laura also offers great tips to students and their families, athletes or not, on important factors to look for and think about when looking at schools.