Can building resilience help you manage IBD and IBS?
The Gut Show
by Erin Judge
3M ago
“What can we do to make you not only adapt but thrive?” Dr. Laurie Keefer is a groundbreaker in the world of GI psychology and today she is sharing her research and expertise on The Gut Show! Her study on IBD and resilience as well as her prior work has really shifted the conversation and created a lot of talk in the digestion world. Her work led to the foundation of Trellus Health - which teaches patients with IBD and IBS to learn and build resilience, both physical and emotional. In this episode, we cover: Where did your work begin [1:50] The resilience 5 [3:32] Resilience is the opposite of ..read more
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Bile: could this be a missing piece in IBS care?
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by Erin Judge
3M ago
On today’s The Gut Show episode, we talk about what bile is, how it’s playing a role in your IBS symptoms, and how to start talking to your doctor target this piece of the IBS puzzle.   In this episode, we cover: What is bile [2:02] Why is bile released into the small intestine [2:42] Bile is a detergent  [3:30] What is bile made up of [4:21] Eliminating waste from the body [6:06] What happens to bile [6:29] Gallbladder removal [9:52] Small intestine [11:12] Where do things go wrong [13:09] What can you do about this [13:46] Bile buildup [16:57] Bile acid malabsorption [17:17] How to ..read more
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Why is eating “healthier” making you feel worse?
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by Erin Judge
3M ago
Does your IBS get worse when you eat “healthy” foods?  On today’s The Gut Show episode, we talk about why this happens and how you can keep your gut happy while still improving your nutrition.    In this episode, we cover: What does “healthy” mean [2:16] Large increase of fiber very quickly [6:36] Inflammation [9:32] Increasing plant foods [11:08] FODMAPs [13:45] Powders and supplements [14:35] Too much protein [16:23] Increase in exercise [19:18] Tips to avoid this [23:15]   Mentioned in this episode:  Today’s episode is sponsored by Sunfiber. Sunfiber is a prebiotic ..read more
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The role of gut-brain therapies in improving IBS and digestion symptoms
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by Erin Judge
3M ago
It’s possible to break the stress-symptom cycle… Gut-brain therapies can help target this cycle and be an effective part of an IBS treatment plan.  Today’s episode on The Gut Show breaks down what gut-brain therapy is, how it works and the different options available.   **Correction** at 21:47, the website mentioned is romegipsych.org   In this episode, we cover: Gut brain therapies + IBS [2:20] The altered communication pathway [4:28] How the gut and the brain are responding [5:49] Hypersensitivity [6:32] What do gut brain therapies do [7:16] Look for signs of altered communica ..read more
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Why does a food borne illness cause chronic gut issues?
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by Erin Judge
4M ago
Was your IBS caused by a foodborne illness?  On this episode of The Gut Show, I talk about foods that are commonly linked to foodborne illness, how food poisoning can cause IBS, and what you can do to avoid a foodborne illness.    In this episode, we cover: Most common foodborne illness [2:22]  Foods most linked to illness [2:51] Food poisoning and IBS [4:10] How does this actually happen [4:26] Can this also happen after viral infections [8:11] The rate of post infectious IBS [9:47] The drivers of IBS [10:20] What do you do about post infectious IBS [11:07]  How do yo ..read more
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Why are there many contradicting opinions online about gut health?
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by Erin Judge
4M ago
Do you feel lost in the contradicting health info online?  If you don’t know where to turn or who to trust, this episode of The Gut Show is for you!  In the most unbiased way I can, I talk about why these contradictions exist, how to navigate them, and how to find information you trust.    In this episode, we cover: Why do these contradictions exist [4:09] Who is sharing this information [7:44] Short vs long term benefits[13:53]  Scientific vs anecdotal evidence [16:54] What is considered evidenced based [22:48] So how do you know who to trust [27:20] The message itsel ..read more
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Do you need to take digestive enzymes?
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by Erin Judge
4M ago
You’ve probably heard about digestive enzymes and may be wondering…do I need these!?! On this episode of The Gut Show, I talk about what digestive enzymes are, if you need to take them, and how to improve your body’s production of enzymes.    In this episode, we cover: Regulation of supplements [1:49] What are digestive enzymes [3:36] Where are the enzymes found [4:18] What are the different enzymes [5:40] Why are enzymes needed [7:10]  What does it mean to be enzyme deficient [10:20]  Lactose intolerance [11:46] Osmotic effect in colon [13:57] What causes this [14:55] If y ..read more
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Is your diaphragm helping or hurting your digestion?
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by Erin Judge
4M ago
Your diaphragm is involved in breathing, but did you know it’s also involved in digestion?    For this episode of The Gut Show, I spoke with @prioritypt_and_wellness about how pelvic floor physical therapy is for more than just your pelvic muscles, how this therapy can help digestion, and the role the diaphragm plays in digestion.    In this episode, we cover: What is pelvic floor physical therapy [2:38] Is pelvic floor pt for more than just pelvic floor muscles [6:11] How can this help digestion [7:24] No such thing as TMI [13:52] What is the diaphragm [15:53] Does the dia ..read more
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Uncovering the mystery of gastritis
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by Erin Judge
5M ago
Have you been told you have gastritis?  Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. You may have heard about this condition following an endoscopy or when experiencing a burning sensation in your stomach…but often times, patients aren’t sure what causes this to happen or how to fix it.  I see this a lot with my patients, so let’s break down what gastritis is, common causes and symptoms of gastritis, and how you can find relief!   In this episode, we cover: What is gastritis [1:30] Is gastritis acute or chronic [4:27] Side effects of gastritis [7:05] Atrophic gastritis [10:4 ..read more
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An interview with Dr. Pimentel - How to recover from SIBO and what do we really know?
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by Erin Judge
5M ago
In this episode I talk with Dr. Mark Pimentel, a leader in the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) world.  We talk about what his team is doing to push research forward for SIBO and IBS, new developments in SIBO, breath testing and gasses produced, as well as things that will be coming out soon for treatment.    In this episode, we cover: What is SIBO [4:29] What the team is working on [5:46] Keeping an open mind as a scientist [9:02] The controversy of breath testing [10:01] Hydrogen sulfide [13:24]   This episode is sponsored by ..read more
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