Every March folks put together a bracket for March Madness to try and pick the best college basketball team in the land. This year our friend Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Globetrotter, decided to have fun with another type of madness, the crazy terms people try and use to describe gluten free. She ran these terms into "brackets" through her Instagram page, and now Mike and Cam do their best to prognosticate what was voted the truly best "worst" term to describe gluten free. Find out if your least favorites make it to the championship!
Mike and Cam welcome returning guest, Disability Rights Attorney, Mary Vargas. Mary discusses an important and often overlooked topic; how the prison and jail systems handle inmates with celiac disease or other food intolerance/allergies. Mary is currently representing a man who, despite being diagnosed with celiac disease, was not given safe food while in jail. We go deep into this subject and talk about the need for the government to provide better support.
Mike and Cam are quizzed on all things Irish in honor of St. Patrick's Day on their first ever, "Stump Mike and Cam" podcast. In addition they try possibly the strangest spirit ever created, called Malort, and share the strange and entertaining story behind this quirky Chicago tradition that can be best described as motor oil with a twist of grapefruit. So grab a bottle of Malort, and test your Irish trivia!
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined by returning guest, Katie Jones. When we last talked to Katie (EP 71 and then EP 119) she was struggling mightily with her health. Katie has multiple autoimmune diseases including: brittle bone disease, MALS and POTS, in addition to celiac disease. Now in a much better place health wise, Katie is following her wanderlust, purchasing a van and setting out on a new life adventure with her gluten detection dog, Piper. She shares some of her plans and tips for those with celiac disease who want to go on similar adventures.
Mike and Cam are excited to be joined again by Marilyn Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation. Marilyn joins us on the eve of the CDF's second Patient Education & Advocacy Summit. Learn all about this groundbreaking event and how you can be a part of it. Marilyn also shares more exciting news about other ways that the CDF is helping to advance legislation and research for celiac disease.