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Take Control of Your Health!

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Your Guide to Optimal Digestive Health

June 2021 Book of the Month

This book is written for patients and their doctors by an internationally acclaimed gastroenterologist and patient advocate. It contains up-to-date knowledge on the science, diagnosis, and treatment of all the Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (formerly called Functional GI Disorders) and offers techniques to maximize the patient-doctor relationship.
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Latest Podcast

Gut Microbiome 101: What You Should Know

What exactly is the Gut Microbiome? Why is it so important to our digestive health? We asked Gastroenterologist and trustee of The American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Neil Stollman, to…

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Latest Podcast

Contraception & IBD

Are you wondering what contraception has to do with IBD? Do you know what you should consider when selecting your form of contraception? Join our conversation today with host Jacqueline…

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Body

Rare Disease Spotlight: Know Your EGIDs!

Rare Disease Spotlight: Know Your EGIDs!

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are a group of rare conditions that affect the digestive system. They are caused by high ...
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Celiac Disease: Fallacies and Facts

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 ...
6 IBS Myths Debunked by a Gastroenterologist

6 IBS Myths Debunked by a Gastroenterologist

Happy IBS awareness month! The goal during the month of April is to promote the diagnosis and treatment of irritable ...
How Chronic GI Symptoms Can Mask a Rare Disease Like Acute Hepatic Porphyria

How Chronic GI Symptoms Can Mask a Rare Disease Like Acute Hepatic Porphyria

This year, Porphyria Awareness Week is April 10-17!  In order to help educate about this condition, we were thrilled to ...
How to Become a Gut Health "Biohacker"

How to Become a Gut Health “Biohacker”

Are you a health biohacker? While the term biohacker can sometimes conjure up images of a human and a machine ...

Mind

A Lesson In ‘Kindfulness’ From Tara Cousineau, PhD

A Lesson In ‘Kindfulness’ From Tara Cousineau, PhD

If you have a digestive condition, you may have been told to practice mindfulness as part of your treatment plan ...
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Positive Affirmations for Gut Health

Positive Affirmations for Gut Health

As we continue to learn more about the gut-brain axis, it has become increasingly clear that our thoughts can play ...
The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

If you have inflammatory bowel disease, most of your treatment has likely been focused on caring for your body. But ...
IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

Sara N. Horst, M.D., M.P.H, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provided the following insight for IBD patients and their caregivers. Dr ...
How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

Instead of letting your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diet control your life and potentially ruin your relationship with food, follow ...

Nutrition

Celiac Disease: Fallacies and Facts

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 ...
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4 Ways to Personalize Your Plate for Gut Health

4 Ways to Personalize Your Plate for Gut Health

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s focus is Personalize Your Plate!  Just as there is no one-size-fits-all approach ...
What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

National Eating Disorders Helpline: For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741 For all others, call the Toll-Free Phone Number: ...
Did Your Doctor Recommend an Elimination Diet for Your Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

Did Your Doctor Recommend an Elimination Diet for Your Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

If you or a loved one are living with Eosinophilic Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), this free webinar presented by GI OnDEMAND ...
4 Food Safety Tips For Those With Digestive Conditions

4 Food Safety Tips For Those With Digestive Conditions

When was the last time you thought about food safety? We know that it’s not the most glamorous health topic ...

Lifestyle

Is IBS Keeping You Up At Night?

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 ...
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Study Suggests Spending More Time in Nature May Help IBS Patients Feel Better

Study Suggests Spending More Time in Nature May Help IBS Patients Feel Better

P1108 The Benefits of Time Spent in Nature on Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Patients With IBS Author Insight from Katherine ...
Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), you are likely willing ...
Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Feeling thirsty? If you aren’t now, you may be by the end of this article. Read on to learn all ...
How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

Does talking about sexual health make you uncomfortable? For many women, discussions about sexual health start and end with 8th ...

Caregiving

Tips for Providing Care to Older Adults with Digestive Issues

Tips for Providing Care to Older Adults with Digestive Issues

If you're the primary caregiver for an older adult with digestive issues, you know how difficult it can be to ...
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The Who, What, Why, and How of Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Did you know that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? We are taking action all month long to help promote ...
3 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

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

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 ...
Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Gastro Girl is committed to empowering patients and their caregivers with news  and information from trusted, credible sources. Please see ...

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