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If you're one of the 1 in 4 people who is living with a chronic digestive health condition , you're not alone. Whether you're just diagnosed, in remission, or trying to learn what is happening in your body and what you can do about it, then this podcast is for you.

In each episode, Jacqueline Gaulin, longtime patient advocate and the Founder of Gastro Girl, Inc. and GI OnDEMAND, will tackle topics that go beyond the basic mainstream coverage of GI health to educate, inform and empower patients and their caregivers. If you crave the inside scoop on the latest news, research and resources related to gastroenterology, and want it all delivered in an engaging, friendly, nonjudgmental and educational way that features leading GI experts, inspiring patients and positive vibes, this podcast is also for you.

Gastro Girl, an official patient-education partner of The American College of Gastroenterology, is committed to providing actionable and evidence-based health information to help empower patients to better health.

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

If you're one of the 1 in 4 people who is living with a chronic digestive health condition , you're not alone. Whether you're just diagnosed, in remission, or trying to learn what is happening in your body and what you can do about it, then this podcast is for you.

In each episode, Jacqueline Gaulin, longtime patient advocate and the Founder of Gastro Girl, Inc. and GI OnDEMAND, will tackle topics that go beyond the basic mainstream coverage of GI health to educate, inform and empower patients and their caregivers. If you crave the inside scoop on the latest news, research and resources related to gastroenterology, and want it all delivered in an engaging, friendly, nonjudgmental and educational way that features leading GI experts, inspiring patients and positive vibes, this podcast is also for you.

Gastro Girl, an official patient-education partner of The American College of Gastroenterology, is committed to providing actionable and evidence-based health information to help empower patients to better health.

    Erica’s Story: How Camp Oasis Changed My Life with IBD

    Erica’s Story: How Camp Oasis Changed My Life with IBD

    We’re thrilled to feature Erica, a young teen who bravely shares her patient journey on this episode. Erica was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when she was 7 years old, and she along with her Mom, Nicole, share some real-life insights from the family perspective when a child is living with a chronic digestive health condition. Erica also shares her personal experience at Camp Oasis, a summer sleep-away camp developed by The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for children diagnosed with IBD. She explains how much Camp Oasis has made a positive impact on her life and why other kids with IBD should attend. To learn more about Camp Oasis, tune in to our previous episode with Becky Johnson Rescola, the Vice President of Education & Community Engagement at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, as well as Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Steiner, who is the Medical Director of Camp Oasis in Michigan.

    • 23 min
    How Camp Oasis Changes the Lives of Kids With IBD

    How Camp Oasis Changes the Lives of Kids With IBD

    We’re excited to shine a light on the wonderful work The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is doing with Camp Oasis, a summer sleep-away camp designed for kids living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Joining us on this episode are Becky Johnson Rescola, the Vice President of Education & Community Engagement at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, as well as Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Steiner, who is the Medical Director of Camp Oasis in Michigan. We discuss the benefits Camp Oasis has provided attendees based on the findings of a recent study. We also answer some common questions parents have about what they and their children can expect from the Camp Oasis experience.

    • 27 min
    New Research Insights: Does Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Presentation and Treatment Response Differ in Ethnic and Racial Minority Patients?

    New Research Insights: Does Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Presentation and Treatment Response Differ in Ethnic and Racial Minority Patients?

    Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is increasingly recognized as a major cause of swallowing difficulties in children and adults. It affects about one in 2,000 people. But the differences in EoE presentation and outcomes by ethnicity and race remain understudied. Dr Evan Dellon from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill is here to explain EoE and discuss the recent findings of a study he co-authored, “Clinical Features and Treatment Response to Topical Steroids in Ethnic and Racial Minority Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis.”  We focus on what patients need to know about the main findings, as well as tips for patients to begin discussing their symptoms and treatment options with their provider. This episode is brought to you by Sanofi Regeneron. 
     

    • 19 min
    Why is Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults?

    Why is Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults?

    After lowering the screening age for colorectal cancer to 45, gastroenterologists are sounding the alarm that more and more younger people are showing signs of colorectal cancer. In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Levy from the University of Chicago shares his expertise on the theories and research underway to determine what’s causing younger individuals to develop cancerous polyps in their colon, ways to ease patient’s prep for a colonoscopy, and alternative colorectal cancer screening tests. 
    Dr. Levy also highlights this year’s Tune It Up Virtual Concert and reveals the all-star line up of musical guests including Colbie Caillat, Lisa Loeb, Rufus Wainwright and others to help raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening. You can watch the free concert at GI.org/concert on Thursday March 28th at 8:00pm EDT. 
     
    This episode is brought to you by the American College of Gastroenterology’s Patient Care Committee. 

    • 30 min
    What Should I Know About Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer?

    What Should I Know About Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer?

    Lynch syndrome is a hereditary form of colorectal cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 279 people in the United States have this genetic predisposition but over 90% those people don’t even know it. Today’s guest, patient advocate Dave Dubin, was one of those people when he was first diagnosed with cancer at age 29. Dave is a 3x cancer survivor and has since started a non-profit foundation, Alive and Kick’n, (www.aliveandkickn.org/) to spread awareness of this genetic condition. Dave shares his patient story, the importance of genetic testing and early detection of cancers in the body, and how he’s managed to live a full and vibrant life despite his condition.

    • 34 min
    How Do I Live Well With IBS?

    How Do I Live Well With IBS?

    If you or a loved one are living with IBS, you don’t want to miss this episode! GI Psychologist Dr. Megan Riehl and Registered Dietitian Kate Scarlata introduce their new book, Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS. Teaming together for the ultimate multidisciplinary approach to understanding GI conditions like IBS, Megan and Kate explain what readers can expect from the book, offer tips for navigating the misleading health claims on social media and share some tools for living your best life with IBS. 
    And if you purchase the book via Gastro Girl’s affiliate link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Your-Gut-Science-based-Whole-body/dp/030683233X?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=gastrogirl05-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=8601af98f65485d746aae5425eae20b5&camp=1789&creative=9325send in your proof of purchase to podcast@gastrogirl.com for an invite to a special Gastro Girl Virtual Q&A session with Kate and Megan, where you can ask all your most pressing questions related to IBS, nutrition and the gut-brain connection.
     
    Note: Live Q&A session is April 2, 2024. If you purchase the book after this date, you will have free access to the recorded session.  
     
    *As an Amazon Associate, Gastro Girl earns from qualifying purchases.
     

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

SIBOIBS ,

SIBO and IMO

Love Gastro Girl because its chocked full of GI evidence based information for both patients and practitioners! We need more on SIBO and IMO since over 60 to 80 % of IBS is these and thats 45,000 people in the USA alone.

J Walsh Smith ,

Gastro solutions for non professionals

Love the Gastro Girl podcast! Jacqueline covers topics that matter to people with all types of GI issues. She’s a great interviewer with a casual and honest approach. It’s like a conversation with a friend.

christin805 ,

Empowering!

This podcast series is so refreshing and helpful. The candid conversations between patients and G.I.Professionals has been enjoyable to listen to! Not only has the episodes answered so many of my questions… but it has also broken down the stigma surrounding many of the concerns and situations that G.I. patients have to navigate daily. Keep up the great work Gastro Girl!

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