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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.

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.

Latest Episodes

Elimination Diet Therapy For Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is a chronic allergic condition that occurs in the esophagus, with diagnoses on the rise in recent years. That’s why we asked registered dietitian, Amanda Lynett, to share her expertise on treating EoE with elimination diet therapy. Amanda gives her input on how to approach elimination diets safely, and an inside look at her course designed to help patients navigate the ins and outs of EoE food triggers in everyday life. Check out Amanda’s course here:

Amanda Lynett

Amanda Lynett is a GI specialized Registered Dietitian. Amanda is passionate about helping individuals build a healthy relationship with food while reducing symptoms with evidence-based medical nutrition therapy for a variety of digestive health conditions.

Amanda is a Michigan-based consultant for GI on DEMAND and works full-time as an outpatient dietitian at Michigan Medicine with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is also co-director for an annual GI nutrition training program called FOOD: The Main Course to Digestive Health. Education & Training: BS in Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics from Michigan State University. Delta State University Dietetic Internship. Currently in the process of completing her MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Central Michigan University.

A Genetic Counselor’s Guide To Hereditary GI Cancer Screening

If you could—would you want to know whether your family has a genetic predisposition to cancer? World-renown genetic counselor Heather Hampel is not only here to share how that’s possible, but also to explain how some cancers can be preventable. In this episode, Heather shares what patients should know about the genetic testing process, the available screening options and the importance of knowing your family’s medical history.

Heather Hampel, M.S., CGC

Heather Hampel, M.S., CGC is a Clinical Professor and Associate Director of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics at City of Hope National Medical Center. Her research focuses on Lynch syndrome and universal tumor screening for Lynch syndrome. She has >160 publications on the prevalence of Lynch syndrome among colorectal and endometrial cancer patients, the best testing protocols, cost-effectiveness, and referral guidelines for cancer genetics. She was on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Genetic Counseling from 2006-2011, serving as President in 2009 and 2010. She has been on the Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable since 2016. She was on the Council of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer from 2016-2019, serving as president in 2017-2018.

The Brain-Gut Connection and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Your gut is often called “the second brain” since it has its own type of nervous system, the enteric nervous system, that’s in constant communication with your brain. Dr. Stephen Lupe, a GI Psychologist from the Cleveland Clinic returns to discuss the impact of this brain-gut connection on IBD. He also gives us a preview of his free on-demand course that helps those living with IBD understand and manage the stress and anxiety they may be feeling.

Dr. Lupe

Dr. Lupe is a Clinical Health Psychologist in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Dr. Lupe completed his Master’s degree and Doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in integrated behavioral health at The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Lupe then completed his predoctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical and research interests include integrated care, chronic pain, health promotion, disease prevention intervention, acceptance and commitment therapy, program development within health systems, and interdisciplinary treatment team approaches aimed at increasing health behaviors. His dissertation examined the effects of training on health behavior counseling among clinicians.

Past Episodes

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