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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

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 their specific conditions. We also highlight some of the GI clinicians who are going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure patients are getting the care and information they deserve. Join us for this special edition episode to learn about other episodes you don’t want to miss.

Jacqueline Gaulin

Jacqueline Gaulin is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Gastro Girl, Inc. and GI OnDEMAND LLC. Gastro Girl is a patient-centric health company that empowers patients to achieve optimal digestive health. Leveraging the latest technologies and its partnership with The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Gastro Girl’s mission is to bring GI stakeholders together to provide patients the help they need when and how they need it.

Since 2016 Gastro Girl has served as the ACG’s official patient education partner. Gastro Girl and ACG expanded this partnership in 2019 to bring GI OnDEMAND to market as gastroenterology’s virtual care and support platform to reach the approximately 70 million individuals in the United States that suffer from digestive symptoms, disorders, and diseases

Jacqueline is the visionary behind Gastro Girl and GI OnDEMAND, driven by 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.

She has over 20 years of combined experience in online media and community development, journalism and media relations–particularly in the healthcare industry. As a student of the early stage start-up, she has had a role in building several online sites and communities from the ground up, including Revolution Health, where she created and managed the digestive health center and a large online community for patients.

During her time with the ACG, she led media relations efforts and played a major role in bringing the ACG into the digital age by developing, advancing and executing the College’s digital communications strategy, which includes the ACG blog; an online community for the College’s 15,000 clinician members, condition-specific online communities (IBD, Hepatitis and Functional GI Health and Nutrition), as well as the College’s social media presence. She significantly increased visibility and awareness for the ACG, the College’s physician experts, the latest clinical science published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology; and for serious health issues such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and disorders of the brain-gut axis, and groundbreaking science such as the role of fecal microbiota transplantation in treating serious GI conditions. She received an BA in Political Science from Wheaton College, Norton Massachusetts and an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She received her health coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Patient Voices: Lawson Aschenbach’s Race With Crohn’s Disease

Lawson Aschenbach is a seven-time professional sports car racing champion. So he knows a thing or two about performing under pressure. But what happens when there’s pressure inside your digestive tract that’s debilitating your physical health? That’s what Lawson struggled with before his diagnosis with Crohn’s disease. And he wasn’t about to let it curb his need for speed! Hear Lawson share his emotional patient journey and how he manages his condition day to day so he can dominate on the race track.

Lawson Aschenbach

Lawson Aschenbach (Ash-en-back) is a seven-time professional sports car racing
champion. He started racing karts at the age of 8 and went on to win state, national, North American, and four Grand National Championships. In 2005, he finished on the podium in his first sports car race and then burst out onto the scene in 2006, winning the SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in his rookie year. Aschenbach has over 35 professional race wins and currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge Series.

Patient Voices: Luke Melms Explains How Ignoring the Early Signs Delayed His Crohn’s Diagnosis

Luke Melms, former NCAA baseball player, ignored and downplayed his GI symptoms for years, which eventually led to hospitalizations. He was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and wants others to know that he wishes he talked to his doctor a lot sooner than he did. Luke’s story highlights the importance of recognizing symptoms, acknowledging when something may be wrong with our bodies, and seeking medical care sooner rather than later.

Luke Melms

Luke Melms is a former NCAA baseball player and founder of Baseball and Business, an organization with the goal of empowering current and former pro and college baseball players to reach their full potential on the field and in business. He is also the host of The Baseball and Business Podcast.

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