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Jacqueline Gaulin is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Gastro Girl, Inc. She created the concept of Gastro Girl based upon her passion for helping individuals with digestive health issues and the role the gastrointestinal tract has on overall health and wellness. She is a certified health coach and was previously the Director of Communications and Digital Engagement for the American College of Gastroenterology.

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August 22, 2023

What Primary Care and Emergency Medicine Providers Need To Know About EoE In Adults

Dr. Pooja Singhal, a Gastroenterologist in Oklahoma City, OK offers some helpful tips and suggested questions that may help primary or emergency care providers recognize the clinical presentation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in adults.

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August 2, 2023

What Primary Care and Emergency Medicine Providers Need To Know About EoE In Children

Dr. Sophia Patel, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at The Cleveland Clinic shares her expertise on the clinical presentation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis as well as other forms of dysphagia in children.

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June 23, 2023

What You Should Know About Constipation

Let’s face it, constipation is uncomfortable. Constipation not only causes physical discomfort, but it can also be uncomfortable to talk about. To help get the conversation on constipation going, we recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Darren M. Brenner on the Gastro Girl Podcast. Read on for more information about the symptoms and causes of constipation, and learn what you can do about it!

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June 4, 2023

New 4-Part EoE Webinar Series Highlights Patient Journey From Symptoms to Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

Check out a new 4-Part Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Education Program targeting key areas of the patient journey from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment options to living and thriving with this serious health condition.

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April 1, 2023

Tips for Providing Care to Older Adults with Digestive Issues

Digestive conditions can make caregiving seem daunting, so we’ve put together a few tips to make the situation easier for both you and your loved one!

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March 30, 2021

The Who, What, Why, and How of Colorectal Cancer Screening

We are taking action all month long to help promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening. Read on to learn more about screening and find out how to get involved with helping to spread awareness!

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February 22, 2021

3 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As if being a caregiver isn’t hard enough, you now have the added challenges that come with caregiving during a pandemic. To help support you during this difficult time, we’ve put together our top tips for coping with the struggles of caregiving during the pandemic.

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August 18, 2020

6 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with a Feeding Tube

Providing care for a child or other loved one with a serious health condition is no easy task and adding tube feeding into the mix can make it seem almost impossible. If your loved one is going to be starting on tube feeds, these tips can help you prepare so you’ll be a pro in no time.

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May 14, 2024

Let’s talk about your IBS-C symptoms Copy

Since there are different underlying causes of IBS-C, there is no single treatment approach that is right for everyone. This form will help you and your healthcare provider determine whether your current treatment is right for you, or if it makes sense to try a different approach.

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June 24, 2023

Let’s talk about your IBS-C symptoms

Since there are different underlying causes of IBS-C, there is no single treatment approach that is right for everyone. This form will help you and your healthcare provider determine whether your current treatment is right for you, or if it makes sense to try a different approach.

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August 11, 2021

Living an Active and Healthy Life With an Ostomy

Much of the resources on living with ostomies focus on surviving, but what about thriving? Let’s discuss living an active and healthy life with an ostomy!

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February 22, 2021

Is IBS Keeping You Up At Night?

Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) keeping you up at night? Research suggests that IBS is associated with sleep disturbances and those with IBS may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Let’s unpack the reasons why IBS may be disturbing your sleep and discuss what you can do about it!

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June 24, 2023

Stress and Your Gut: Why it Matters in Digestive Conditions

In this FREE WEBINAR, Megan Riehl, PsyD, MA, explains: Why the brain-gut axis matters in GI conditions, how to calm your stomach during times of stress, which digestive conditions respond well to improvements in stress management and more!

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June 24, 2023

The Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

In this FREE WEBINAR, Megan Riehl, PsyD, MA, explains the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing for lowering stress and reducing unpleasant GI symptoms

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April 24, 2023

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 101: For Patients and Their Families

In this FREE WEBINAR, GI Psychologist Sarah Ballou, PhD, will explain what IBS is, what causes symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating, and how dietary and/or psychological therapies may help you manage those symptoms.

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July 30, 2021

Post-traumatic Stress and IBD: The Research May Surprise You

Managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is both physically and mentally challenging. While much of the current treatment strategies focus on the physical, new research is showing us just how important the psychological aspects of IBD can be.

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June 24, 2023

The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Not sure what the low FODMAP diet is or if it is right for you? Get the evidence-based information you need to know before trying this approach from instructor Emily Haller, MS, RDN

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June 23, 2023

Consumption of 2 Green Kiwifruits Daily Improves Constipation and Abdominal Comfort — Results of an International Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Consumption of green kiwifruit is known to relieve constipation. Previous studies have also reported improvements in gastrointestinal (GI) comfort. We investigated the effect of consuming green kiwifruit on GI function and comfort.

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August 4, 2021

How Your Health Can Be Harmed By High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Processed and fast foods can contain a variety of ingredients that improve taste and extend shelf life. In this article we will discuss one ingredient in particular because of its potential connection to gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. This ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). To help explain the potential connection between HFCS and GI conditions, Gastroenterologist Dr. David Johnson joined us on the Gastro Girl podcast to discuss his recently-published article.

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May 14, 2021

Celiac Disease: Fallacies and Facts

Celiac disease may seem like a straightforward condition with one simple rule: Avoid gluten at all costs. But the disease is much more complex than this and many myths about it are still being spread around today. In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we had Dr. Jocelyn Silvester and Dr. Amelie Therrien on the Gastro Girl Podcast to separate fact from fiction.

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Introducing the Gastro Girl Podcast!

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.

June 19, 2024

Your Gut Health: Fact vs Fiction

One of our favorite Gastroenterologists who is also a TikTok star and a leading health content creator, Dr. Austin Chiang, @austinchaingmd, joins us to talk about his new book, Gut: An Owner’s Guide. With an increasing influx of gut health influencers dominating our social media feeds, Dr. Chiang’s book is a timely and vital guide to help us better understand our digestive system and determine what is fact vs fiction from the overwhelming amount of information online. We discuss the key take-aways from his book, including how to find evidence-based information and credible resources. Dr. Chiang also explains how his outreach efforts on social media provide his audience with the info they may need to make informed decisions about their gut health with their healthcare provider.

June 12, 2024

How I Treated My IBS-C: A Patient Tells All

Many listeners have had tons of follow-up questions about IBS-C from our previous episodes, so we invited back one of our favorite patient advocates to answer them for you. Karen is here to get into more details about her personal healthcare journey including her search for the right doctor.. We also discuss more of the different subcategories of IBS-C, including DGBI (Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction) as well as the IBS-C treatment options that finally worked for her.. This episode is brought to you by Ardelyx.

June 6, 2024

What Gut Health Products Are Right For Me?

The number of “gut health” remedies and products circulating all over social media is confusing and overwhelming. How can we possibly navigate the constant daily stream of information bombarding us while making sure we’re not consuming things that may do more harm than good. Dr. Vivian Asamoah from the Houston Gastro Institute is here to share her insights and experience on helping her patients cut through social media noise and focus on their individual needs and health journey. We discuss the current landscape, validate patient concerns, and highlight the vital fact that just because a product or remedy worked for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you.

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June 19, 2024

Your Gut Health: Fact vs Fiction

One of our favorite Gastroenterologists who is also a TikTok star and a leading health content creator, Dr. Austin Chiang, @austinchaingmd, joins us to talk about his new book, Gut: An Owner’s Guide. With an increasing influx of gut health influencers dominating our social media feeds, Dr. Chiang’s book is a timely and vital guide to help us better understand our digestive system and determine what is fact vs fiction from the overwhelming amount of information online. We discuss the key take-aways from his book, including how to find evidence-based information and credible resources. Dr. Chiang also explains how his outreach efforts on social media provide his audience with the info they may need to make informed decisions about their gut health with their healthcare provider.

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June 12, 2024

How I Treated My IBS-C: A Patient Tells All

Many listeners have had tons of follow-up questions about IBS-C from our previous episodes, so we invited back one of our favorite patient advocates to answer them for you. Karen is here to get into more details about her personal healthcare journey including her search for the right doctor.. We also discuss more of the different subcategories of IBS-C, including DGBI (Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction) as well as the IBS-C treatment options that finally worked for her.. This episode is brought to you by Ardelyx.

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“Patients with digestive disorders need accessibility to dietitians with GI nutrition expertise who can provide up-to-date and individualized nutritional interventions to address the complexity of symptoms in digestive conditions.“

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Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Director, GI Hereditary Cancer and Genetics Program, Tulane University School of Medicine

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