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Mind Body Talk is where you get the opportunity to learn more about your mind and body and the surprising ways in which they interact.

    Ep 25 Assoc Prof Tiffany Taft on Stigma in Coeliac Disease

    Ep 25 Assoc Prof Tiffany Taft on Stigma in Coeliac Disease

    Welcome to another episode of Talking Gut
    Todays episode is slightly different, It specifically created for Coeliac Australia as part of their 2020 Gluten Free Expo which unfortunately did not going head as an in person. Hopefully this year it will back to somewhat normal
    The team at Coeliac Australia do a fantastic job in supporting their members and individuals diagnosed with Coeliac disease and I was excited help out by providing them with a useful episode on stigma in Coeliac disease.
    And who else best to talk about Stigma and coeliac disease than Associate Prof Tiffany Taft.
    Those that has listened to Episode 6 on the psychosocial impact of IBD, will know  Dr. Tiffany Taft is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago Illinois. She also owns a group private practice of psychologists & social workers who work with patients with chronic medical illness.
    Dr Taft has worked in the field now known as Psychogastroenterology for the past 15 years during which she published several studies on stigma toward irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, and eosinophilic GI disorders.
    Please enjoy my talk with Dr Tiffany Taft on stigma and Coeliac disease.

    • 38 min
    Ep 24 Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver

    Ep 24 Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver

    Thank you for tuning into another episode of Talking Gut!
    In today’s episode I sat down and talked to Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver.
    Dr Zina Valaydon is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is the head of the Hepatology service at the Western Hospital in Melbourne Australia. 
    Zina graduated from The University of Melbourne with a double degree in Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian college of Physicians
    Zina has a PhD in hepatology from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
    What an episode I have install for you. Soo much cool and interesting information on the Liver. What an Organ!
    In today's episode, we discussed everything from what the liver is, what it does, the different diseases and treatments, the effect of alcohol and constipation has on the liver, to fatty liver and detox diets, and as always, so much more.
    Please enjoy my conversation with Dr Zine Valaydon

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 23 Dr Linda Nguyen on Gastroparesis

    Ep 23 Dr Linda Nguyen on Gastroparesis

    Welcome to another episode of talking gut, where I get the opportunity to interview leading expert in the fascinating area of the gut and related Systems.
    In today’s interview, I had the wonderful pleasure to sit and talk to Dr Linda Nguyen, Neurogastroenterologist and motility specialist in California USA
     
     
    Dr Nguyen is the Clinical Director of Stanford University’s Digestive Health Center and Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section.
    She has performed translational and clinical research about gastroparesis and has published and  co-authored more than 20 publications through this work. More recently, her research has focused on overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome as it relates to GI motility disorders and associated symptoms.
    Based on this interest, She been invited to serve on two ad hoc committees for the National Academy of Sciences (Institute of Medicine) and researched innovative approaches to manage the symptoms of GI motility disorders, including vagal nerve stimulation.
    Dr Nguyen is currently collaborating with the Stanford CHARIOT program to develop a virtual reality mindfulness platform for central neuromodulation to manage chronic GI motility symptoms. This work has been funded with by  philanthropists giving earmarked specifically for herwork.
    Currently, Dr Nguyen serves on the Governing Board/Council of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society where she is the Chair of the Membership, Mentoring, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also initiated and co-chair the ANMS Monthly Virtual CME Symposia program and serve as Chair of the Planning Committee for the 2023 ANMS Clinical Course after being a member of the Planning Committee in 2020-22. She also originated and maintained the Twitter account for the Division of Gastroenterology at Stanford University as well as led the expansion of the ANMS twitter feed. Dr Nguyen is also a frequent reviewer for multiple journals, including GASTROENTEROLOGY, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and many others.
    In todays talk we discussed, you guessed it, Gastroparesis, a rather complex and poorly understood disorders.
    We discussed what gastroparesis is, its lap with other GI disorders and neurological disorders and the complications in making a diagnosis. We also talked about diagnostic testing, treatments, future research and a whole lot more.
    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr Linda Nguyen.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ep 22 Dr Britt Christensen on Everything Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Ep 22 Dr Britt Christensen on Everything Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Talking Gut Podcast.
    Its been a long long time since our last episode and Im excited to be back for season 3.
    Season 3 is jam packed full of some really exciting and interesting talks with leading health professionals in the area of Gastroenterology and related systems . Topics covered include gastroparesis ARFID, hepatology or the liver, and, as always a whole lot more.
    Today, to highlight world IBD day, I excited to introduce to you Dr Britt Christensen who will talk about Everything IBD!
    In todays episode, we discussed
    What is IBD
    Possible causes and complications
    Diagnosis and treatments
    Diet and IBD
    Fecal Microbiota transplants
    Complementary treatments including probiotics and cannabis
    and...a whole lot more
     
     

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Ep 21 Assoc Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus on IBD & The Gut-Brain Connection

    Ep 21 Assoc Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus on IBD & The Gut-Brain Connection

    In todays episode I have the wonderful pleasure to talk to Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus.
    Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus is a registered psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University in Melbourne. She completed her PhD in Psycho-gastroenterology at the University of Adelaide and has since worked at Monash University, University of South Australia, University of York (UK), and has been at Deakin University since 2016.
    Antonina is an active researcher, with over 100 research publications, largely on the brain-gut links, psychotherapy and antidepressant treatment in chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Her research has received funding from such organisations as the Wellcome Trust, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and Crohn’s & Colitis Australia. Her research has informed the national and international guidelines on treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and has been translated into practice in Australia. Antonina is presently Associate Editor for Journal of Psychosomatic Research.​
    We discussed a lot in todays episode. From research into the brain gut connection and IBD, How IBD effects Mental health to how Mental health effects IBD. We also discussed the benefits of antidepressants in IBD, and something some people might not know, Antonina’s own personal journey with IBD. A remarkable story.
    I am excited to say we also discussed her recent book titled ‘IBD and the Gut Brain Connection. A patient and carers guide to taming CD and UC’. It’s a great book, and I strongly recommend for anyone who has been diagnosed with IBD, or their carer, and even health professionals working in the field of Gastroenterology.
    I am confident you will find my talk with Dr Antonia Mikocka-Walus really valuable, please enjoy.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 20 Tina Aswani Omprakash from Own Your Crohns, a story of resilience and GRITT

    Ep 20 Tina Aswani Omprakash from Own Your Crohns, a story of resilience and GRITT

    In todays episode I had the pleasure to talk to Tina Aswani Omprakash from Own your Own Crohns. Tina is someone who was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease 13 years ago and has gone on to become an IBD Blogger and patient advocate. Not only has Tina needed to deal with Crohns disease, but also an additional 22 diagnoses including gastroparesis, post-surgical irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), vestibular migraines, vertigo, inflammatory arthritis and pelvic floor dysfunction . And lets not forget the associated mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and medial PTSD.
    I met Tina last year in May at the Digestive Diseases Week meeting in San Dieago and have stayed connected with her via the social media platforms.
    Tina has been very open in talking about her past and present challenges in managing her multiple diagnoses in order to help and support others. She has done such an incredible job that in 2019, she won the Healio Disruptive Innovator Award for the Patient Voice category at the American College of Gastroenterology’s conference in San Antonio.
    You can reach out and connect with Tina via her blog posts on ownyourcrohns.com or her facebook and twitter pages under the same name.
    This is a story of incredible resilience.
    I hope you get a lot of value from listening to my conversation with Tina Aswani Omprakash
     

    • 1 hr 25 min

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