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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

Constipation 101: Expert Insight

Constipation is a common GI symptom—and consumers spend billions each year trying to treat irregular bowel movements. But the cause, and treatment of constipation is not the same for everyone! Leading gastroenterologist and motility expert, Dr. Darren M. Brenner, navigates us through the various causes and treatment options for constipation, including the overwhelming amount of over-the-counter products, and provides vital insight on the brain-gut connection, as well as pelvic floor issues in some cases!

Dr. Darren M. Brenner

Dr. Brenner is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology at Northwestern University and serves as Director of the Neurogastromotility and Functional Bowel Programs, Co-Director of the Integrated Bowel Dysfunction program, and Director of the Motts Tonelli GI Physiology Laboratory. He is also an active Irene D. Pritzker Research Scholar. Dr. Brenner focuses his clinical and research pursuits on a wide range of motility topics including IBS, constipation, opioid related constipation, fecal incontinence, gastroparesis and scleroderma. He has published more than 125 articles, abstracts, and online materials on these subjects, and has lectured both nationally and internationally in these areas. He acts as a reviewer and editor for multiple GI peer-reviewed journals and is a current associate editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He was a charter board member of the American Gastroenterological Association Academy of GI and Liver Educators, acts as a member of the advisory board for the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and serves (research) and has served on multiple ACG committees (education, MOC, digital publications and communications). Dr. Brenner is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.

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.

Past Episodes

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