There are new studies looking at the correlation between celiac disease and IBS. Mike and Cam talk about their personal diagnosis of both conditions and talk about some of the similarities and differences that they see between the two. They also examine the fact that some people with IBS who are not diagnosed with celiac disease (but have a celiac gene), tend to do better on a gluten free diet. Hopefully studying celiac and IBS together will lead to more medical breakthroughs!
Long time friend of the show, Erin Smith, of Gluten Free Globetrotter fame, joins Mike and Cam to talk about her 40 years of living with celiac disease. Since Erin's initial diagnosis as a very young child, much has changed in the celiac and gluten free world. Erin shares some of her most profound takeaways living a life with celiac both from the perspective of a child and an adult. She also shares what got her started advocating for people with celiac disease and what keeps her going.
Mike and Cam sit down with Carla Carter, Director of Outreach and Programing at National Celiac Association (NCA). Carla shares her own personal celiac story as well as the origin story of NCA. We also learn about some of the exciting programs and initiatives that NCA is doing to support those with celiac disease. This includes online and in person support groups, their exciting "Feeding Gluten-Free" program to help those with food insecurity, and so much more!
In the exciting conclusion of our 2 part Summer News and Notes podcast, Mike and Cam share more fascinating letters from listeners. This includes questions about gluten detection dogs and oats, how we go about dining out, and some important work being done by the National Celiac Association. The guys also share their thoughts on a recent Italian study that might prove that celiac is more common than previously thought.