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Real life stories and solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients from Jeffrey Roberts at IBS Patient Support Group

IBS Chat Jeffrey Roberts

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Real life stories and solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients from Jeffrey Roberts at IBS Patient Support Group

    IBS Chat Episode 12: What I Wish Someone had Told me About IBS with Johannah Ruddy MEd

    IBS Chat Episode 12: What I Wish Someone had Told me About IBS with Johannah Ruddy MEd

    Johannah Ruddy MEd, is the Executive Director of the ROME Foundation and a patient advocate. Johannah works to provide the patient perspective to everything that she does. She recently co-wrote and published the book Gut Feelings: Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction which is a guide for patients and doctors.


    Johannah and I got together to discuss our own experiences related to “What I Wish Someone had Told me About IBS”. We discuss how patients aren’t alone and how you can gain information from others. We believe that the stigma about talking about IBS might be decreased if people were more open about suffering with it.


    Not everyone has the answers so it’s important to leverage your relationship with your doctor and to question treatment options. Be positive things will get better!


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 40 min
    IBS Chat Episode 11: Natalie Hayden is an IBD Patient, Mom and IBD Advocate who celebrates her patient journey

    IBS Chat Episode 11: Natalie Hayden is an IBD Patient, Mom and IBD Advocate who celebrates her patient journey

    Natalie (Sparacio) Hayden is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease patient advocate who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2005, She is a Mom of 2 beautiful children, with one more on the way. She is a former TV news anchor and reporter so she has had a very active life. Her blog is LightsCameraCrohns.com where she publishes weekly articles. She enjoys sharing stories about pregnancy and motherhood in hopes of comforting and empowering others.


    I was struck by Natalie’s story about living with IBD and the overlap with the quality of life of living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It’s a similar constant power struggle that we have living with a digestive disease.


    In my conversation with Natalie, she tells her story when and how was she diagnosed including her warning symptoms. Natalie told me about her day to day coping and what it’s like being a stay-at-home Mom and Mom to be, with the fear of starting a biologic and the effect on fertility. She speaks about parenthood and what can and can’t she do. She says it takes a wonderful partner to be able to cope.


    Natalie believes that “the moment you open up and share your story is when you will receive support”.


    Find Natalie Hayden at:


    Website: https://LightsCameraCrohns.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natalieasparacio

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nataliesparacio

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalieannhayden/


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 38 min
    IBS Chat Episode 10: Grace Whittle is an IBS patient who manages her symptoms with the low FODMAP diet and with help from her fiancée

    IBS Chat Episode 10: Grace Whittle is an IBS patient who manages her symptoms with the low FODMAP diet and with help from her fiancée

    Grace Whittle first started having digestive symptoms that felt like daily food poisoning when she was 23 years old. Fortunately her fiancée, Aonghus Shortt, was a mechanical engineer and invented a device, the AIRE (available from FoodMarble.com), to help measure the amount of hydrogen in your breath, which is how you analyze foods that contain FODMAP. A low FODMAP diet is recommended to patients with IBS to reduce symptoms caused by fermentable sugars in foods. The term FODMAP is an acronym for the different sugars.


    With Aonghus' device, Grace learned that she could eat some foods which she was not sure she could eat; however a diet in FODMAP wasn’t the only answer for Grace’s symptoms. Grace was fortunate to work with doctors that took her symptoms seriously. Her experience in coping with IBS definitely helped to give her confidence. She believes that you will find a solution but it won’t look like anyone else’s solution. Grace is also fortunate to have a very supportive and empathetic partner in Aonghus and for him to invent a device that would help solve her problems.


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 41 min
    IBS Chat Episode 9: My guest is mindfulness-based psychologist Jennifer Franklin Ph.D. who created DontHateYourGuts.com to help patients to be inspired to seek healing

    IBS Chat Episode 9: My guest is mindfulness-based psychologist Jennifer Franklin Ph.D. who created DontHateYourGuts.com to help patients to be inspired to seek healing

    Shifting from “having IBS” to “have had IBS” is the goal of Dr. Jennifer Franklin (Ph.D., MACP).


    In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Franklin (Ph.D., MACP) and I spoke about her unique perspective on how therapy can help people with functional GI disorders. Relationship healing plays a large role in dealing with IBS and this is often something that is addressed by therapy. The relationship that you have with your IBS is something that is worth exploring and as Dr. Franklin (Ph.D., MACP) refers to, as “shifting your patterns”. Dr. Franklin wants patients to feel hopeful and she created the website DontHateYourGuts.com to help patients to be inspired to seek healing and not just symptom management.


    Dr. Franklin (Ph.D., MACP) offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families that she sees on a regular basis as well new patients that she might see for an individual consultation. She is currently working on a webinar series and is involved in writing a book as well as some YouTube videos.


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 31 min
    IBS Chat Episode 8: Gut Feelings: Using the mind to treat the body in IBS with my guest Jeffrey Lackner PsyD

    IBS Chat Episode 8: Gut Feelings: Using the mind to treat the body in IBS with my guest Jeffrey Lackner PsyD

    We need to use our heads to be able to learn different strategies to manage problems where medications and dietary changes fall short with IBS.


    In this podcast, Dr. Jeffrey Lackner (PsyD) and I spoke at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT and its role as a validated treatment option for IBS patients. CBT is no longer just for anxious or stressed patients. Rather, positive physical changes are occurring in the gut related to abdominal pain and stool regularities. CBT is now a legitimate treatment option, like diet or medication to manage patient's IBS symptoms thanks in part to Dr. Lackner's research and work.


    Jeffrey Lackner (PsyD) is an internationally recognized authority on the behavioral treatment of chronic pain disorders, especially Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). He has influenced doctors and therapists guidelines worldwide. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 14 min
    IBS Chat Episode 7: FoodMarble's AIRE, the portable breath test device to help you find the foods that agree with your digestive system

    IBS Chat Episode 7: FoodMarble's AIRE, the portable breath test device to help you find the foods that agree with your digestive system

    FoodMarble's AIRE is the first portable breath test device that can measure gases which might help to identify which foods you are not absorbing and producing excess gases and which are causing your IBS-like symptoms.


    Breath tests are used to detect gases which are produced by bacterial fermentation and are then passed through your breath. Excess hydrogen or methane breath gases can lead to a diagnosis of malabsorption, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrown (SIBO) or can be a key tigger of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms including diarrhea, constipation gas and bloating. The low FODMAP diet is an evidenced based diet for IBS to help you determine which foods might be your triggers. Breath tests might be useful as a way to determine which foods are safe and FoodMarble's AIRE portable breath device makes doing this simple. More information and details about how to order the AIRE breath device are available on the FoodMarble website, https://www.FoodMarble.com. See what's in the box when we unbox'ed it, https://bit.ly/2XzpA4S.


    Aonghus Shortt,PhD Co-Founder & CEO, and Claire Shortt,PhD Chief Scientist from FoodMarble were my guests while at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. They explained what was the purpose in creating the AIRE breath test device, how does it work and how this might benefit an IBS sufferer especially when it comes to analyzing foods in a low FODMAP diet.


    Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:


    Website: https://www.ibspatient.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibspatient

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibspatient

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibspatient

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ibspatient


     Music:


    Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 17 min

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