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Superhero Patient Advocates Volume 1

Host Jacqueline Gaulin recaps some of the inspirational stories of patients who have turned their rare GI diagnoses into positive acts of advocacy for better care and available information on…

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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

Let's Talk About Poop: Constipation 101

Let’s Talk About Poop: Constipation 101

Let’s face it, constipation is uncomfortable. Constipation not only causes physical discomfort, but it can also be uncomfortable to talk ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Mind

Posttraumatic Stress and IBD: The Research May Surprise You

Posttraumatic 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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Nutrition

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

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

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who read every food label like it’s the next Great ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Lifestyle

Living an Active and Healthy Life With an Ostomy

Living an Active and Healthy Life With an Ostomy

Living with an ostomy can present many challenges. There’s the emptying and changing of your ostomy bag, navigating travel, and ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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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