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Gut Matters: The Science Behind Gastrointestinal Health

Gut Matters: The Science Behind Gastrointestinal Health

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Get the inside scoop on your gut health. Tune in as we delve into the latest research and breakthroughs on gut conditions such as IBS, Crohn's disease, and Ulcerative Colitis, and break it down in a way that's easy to digest (no pun intended!) Whether you're looking to improve your gut health or navigate a gut condition, this podcast is your go-to guide for all things gut-related. So don't let your gut health be a mystery, join us on the journey to better gut health!
13 Episodes
On this episode of Gut Matters, Julie Negron, RD answers frequently asked questions about exercise and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Exercise can promote gut health by reducing inflammation, strengthening core muscles, and increasing the production of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. However, sudden changes or intense workouts can trigger IBS symptoms. The low FODMAP diet and managing stress are crucial for IBS management alongside exercise. Adequate hydration, nutrition, and rest are also important. Cooling down and stretching after exercise are essential to prevent soreness and injury. Lastly, lifestyle modifications can help improve quality of life, such as avoiding triggers and implementing routines for sleeping, eating, and hydration.
On this episode of Gut Matters, we explore the proposed link between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Overactive Bladder (OAB). While both conditions share similar trigger patterns and heightened sensitivity to specific physical and emotional stimuli, the exact mechanisms behind the correlation are not yet fully understood. We discuss the potential commonalities between IBS and OAB, such as a bacterial imbalance and inflammation. Additionally, we delve into possible management options, including lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. Finally, we share listener questions and experiences with IBS and provide advice on finding relief. Tune in for an informative discussion on the connection between IBS and OAB. Promoted products: GI-MAP Lab Test Advance Probiotics Chapter Summaries [00:00:00] Personal trainer with a master's in biotechnology offers advice for IBS pain relief, referencing a question from a woman named Summer. [00:00:37] IBS can cause nausea and vomiting, which may indicate SIBO or other conditions and require a visit to a gastroenterologist. An at-home stool test is available. The topic for today is the link between IBS and overactive bladder syndrome. [00:01:59] IBS and OAB share common symptoms; both affect millions across the U.S. Medical community ponders whether IBS can trigger OAB. [00:03:21] IBS and OAB have similar symptoms and trigger patterns, with heightened sensitivity to stimuli; research suggests IBS may increase the risk of OAB due to gut microbiome irregularities, but the connection is not fully understood. [00:04:55] One-third of OAB sufferers also experience IBS symptoms, potentially linked via nervous system or bacterial imbalance, but IBS inflammation may trigger OAB. Managing these conditions together can address underlying commonalities. [00:06:04] IBS and OAB are linked, possibly due to common neural pathways or inflammation. Treatment for one may alleviate symptoms of the other, and personalized approaches including lifestyle changes and medication/surgery may be necessary for management. [00:07:16] Low FODMAP diet and advanced probiotics can help alleviate IBS and urinary issues, but treating one may not fix the other. Seek medical advice and explore treatment options. Casa de Sante offers support for IBS through diet, probiotics, enzymes, and protein powders. [00:08:47] End of session with farewell and invitation for feedback.
Dive into the world of gut-brain balance with Peter Marino, MS, a leading expert in the field of digestive health and mental well-being. In this enlightening podcast, Peter discusses the complex connection between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and mood, and unveils the vital role that enzymes and probiotics play in achieving harmony between the gut and the brain. Join us as we uncover the science behind gut-brain balance, explore natural remedies for IBS and mood disorders, and learn how to create a healthier, happier life through improved digestive health. Don't miss this eye-opening journey into the fascinating world of the gut-brain axis! Resources:
In this episode, "Inner Harmony: Personalized Pathways to Mindful Self-Care and Holistic Health," we explore the vital connections between our minds, bodies, and spirits, and how they intertwine to create balance and harmony in our lives with Dr. Cindy Tsai MD.Dr. Cindy Tsai is an award-winning board-certified internal medicine physician, TEDx speaker, bestselling author, integrative wellness expert and wellness/life coach who is committed to helping successful accomplished women who are still feeling unfulfilled despite checking off all the boxes to lead healthy and meaningful lives with ease. As a leader, physician, and patient myself, Dr. Tsai saw and experienced the impact of chronic stress on the body and was compelled to do more than prescribe medications as a bandaid. Through her own healing journey, I explored and trained in a wide range of modalities and emphasizes taking an integrative approach to wellness. Dr. Tsai believes that everyone deserves to enjoy the life they worked so hard for and it’s time to say yes to yourself and more.Resources: bestselling book: "So Much Better: Life-Changing Strategies to Develop Calm, Confidence, and Curiosity to Become Your Own Inspiring Success Story"-    
Welcome to Episode 6 of our Q&A series, where we explore how to navigate the grocery store and make healthier choices on a budget with registered dietitian, Julie Negron, RD. Eating a healthy diet can often feel like a daunting task, especially when trying to stick to a budget. In this episode, Julie Negron, RD shares her expert tips on how to make healthier choices at the grocery store without breaking the bank. We explore how to read food labels, identify healthier options, and prioritize nutrient-dense foods. Julie also shares strategies for meal planning and preparation to make healthy eating more convenient and affordable. Whether you're a student on a tight budget or a family trying to eat healthy while also saving money, this episode has something for you. Join us as we explore how to make healthier choices at the grocery store with Julie Negron, RD. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share with your friends and family. Let's start the conversation on how we can all eat healthy without breaking the bank. FOLLOW US: JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: SHOP LOW FODMAP PRODUCTS: MEAL PLANS: Take a FREE gut health assessment:
Welcome to Episode 5 of our Q&A series, where we explore the power of balanced nutrition with Julie Negron, RD. In this episode, we dive into the world of macronutrients and micronutrients, and how they play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. Julie Negron, RD is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their health goals through personalized nutrition plans. With her expertise, we explore the importance of understanding macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. We'll also discuss how to identify nutrient deficiencies and the impact they can have on our health. Whether you're an athlete looking to optimize performance or someone simply looking to improve their overall health, this episode has something for everyone. So, join us as we explore the power of balanced nutrition with Julie Negron, RD. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share with your friends and family. Let's start the conversation on how we can all achieve our health goals through a well-balanced diet. FOLLOW US: JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: SHOP LOW FODMAP PRODUCTS: MEAL PLANS: Take a FREE gut health assessment:
Welcome to Episode 4 of our Q&A series, where we explore mindful eating and building a healthy relationship with food for people with IBS, with registered dietitian Julie Negron, RD. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects millions of people worldwide, and the relationship between food and IBS symptoms can be complex. In this episode, we explore how to build a healthy relationship with food through mindfulness and other dietary strategies. Julie Negron, RD has extensive experience in working with clients with IBS, and in this episode, she shares valuable insights on how to identify food triggers, modify eating patterns, and incorporate mindfulness practices to manage symptoms and promote overall health and well-being. Whether you're someone who struggles with IBS or simply looking to build a healthier relationship with food, this episode has something for you. Join us as we explore the power of mindful eating with Julie Negron, RD. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share with your friends and family. Let's start the conversation on how we can all achieve a healthier relationship with food and better manage IBS symptoms through mindful eating. FOLLOW US: JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: SHOP LOW FODMAP PRODUCTS: MEAL PLANS: Take a FREE gut health assessment: #MindfulEating #IBS #GutHealth #casadesante
In this episode, Dr. Anne Marie Barter joins the show to discuss gut health and her experience practicing functional medicine in Colorado. Dr. Barter specializes in working with patients who have neurotransmitter disorders, such as anxiety and depression, as well as adrenal issues. "I also see a lot of anxiety and depression. I think that that's how linked some of the some of the traumas to it. I mean, because if you're scared to eat all the time, you know, that that can be very stressful and very traumatic and then other lingering traumas and it's a cycle. " - Dr. Ann-Marie Barter Dr. Ann Marie Barter is a graduate of the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, an accredited 4- year Doctoral program that is considered a leader in evidence-based medicine, and the first Chiropractic school to be awarded a federal research grant. Her expertise in Functional Medicine expanded from basic metabolic function starting in the gut to working with patients with thyroid issues and hormonal imbalances to those with serious symptoms from toxic exposures such as heavy metals and various mold species. As well, she sees many patients suffering emotional disturbances such as anxiety and depression stemming from neurotransmitter imbalances. She is a firm believer in the “test-don’t-guess” method of diagnosis and uses many gold-standard diagnostic methodologies such as the GI Map, OAT and DUTCH tests to help get to the root cause of her patients’ symptoms. Not satisfied with helping just those in her immediate area, in 2019 Dr. Barter launched her first podcast. She regularly chats with experts from a variety of natural health specialties about a range of topics spanning all things functional medicine. In 2020 she added a YouTube channel to her repertoire to complement her podcast. In 2021 she changed the name of her show from the Fearless Health Podcast to the Gut Health Reset. She still discusses functional and alternative medicine with different experts, she just now focuses the show on the gut, since that is where our health (and its inverse) begins, after all. Dr. Barter also delves into the complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), noting that it can have various causes and symptoms such as bloating, severe food restrictions, constipation or diarrhea. She often runs stool tests to determine the root cause of IBS in her patients. She has found that many IBS patients have experienced trauma in their pasts.  The conversation also touches on the role of stress in gut health and how addressing stress can be just as important as antimicrobial treatments when rebuilding a healthy gut microbiome. Resources: Chapters: 00:00:00 Introduction Of Dr. Anne Marie Barter And Topic Of Discussion: God Health 00:03:46 Alternative Medicine Approach To Treating IBS Symptoms And Causes 00:06:04 Common Findings In Stool Testing For Digestive Issues 00:07:11 Common Issues Seen In IBS Patients: Leaky Gut, Digestive Enzyme Problems, Gallbladder Issues, Anxiety, And Depression 00:09:09 Why This Health Professional Won't Run Food Sensitivity Tests At The Beginning Of Treatment 00:12:50 Changes In Gut Health And The Challenges Of Maintaining It 00:18:10 Approaching The Diagnosis And Treatment Of SIBO: Considerations And Symptoms 00:20:34 Gut Repopulation And Mold Detection In Treating Chronic Infections 00:22:11 Personal Experience With Antimicrobial Herbs And Strict Diets For Health Results 00:27:45 Tips For Managing Diarrhea: Fiber And Binders Help For a full show notes of this episode, click here
In this podcast episode, Dr. Shannon Scholl and Dr. Onyx Adegbola explore the fascinating world of the microbiome and the central conflict of how to treat IBS, while empowering their patients to be good stewards of their own gut bacteria and overcome their digestive symptoms. "It is figure outable. It just takes time and interest. And I love a good puzzle. I think my strategy is really listening initially and getting a clue and then heading in that direction." - Dr. Shannon Scholl, Dr Onyx Adegbola Dr. Scholl graduated Summa cum Laude from NC State and earned her medical doctorate and Masters in Public Health from UNC at Chapel Hill while raising her two girls.  She was lucky enough to have several excellent mentors, including Doug Drossman of Rome Criteria fame. Dr. Drossman was an important early advocate for patients suffering from IBS, and his research into the causes of IBS-related abdominal pain continue to inform the modern treatment of this very frustrating illness. Dr. Scholl is proud to list him as one of her early influences. In addition to the Western medicine in which she trained at UNC, Dr. Scholl is well-versed in data-supported functional GI medicine, including leaky gut. She is proud to be "The Plant Fed Gut Masterclass" certified. When not talking endlessly about your microbiome and asking you if you eat enough vegetables, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, dogs and chickens. Dr. Shannon Scholl and Dr. Onyx Adegbola had a shared passion for digestive health and IBS. They dedicated themselves to being able to spend more time with patients to understand their symptoms and figure out what the problem was. After years of research and dedication, they developed a new strategy to help those suffering from IBS and digestive issues. With their newfound knowledge, they are able to help patients with their digestive issues, provide them with validation, and empower them with the knowledge to be their own stewards of their health. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. Discover how to identify and treat IBS and the microbiome connection 2. Uncover how to use foods to support a healthy microbiome 3. Learn how to diagnose and treat bacterial overgrowth. Resources: or Chapters: 00:00:00 Introduction To Gut Matters Podcast With Dr Shannon Scholl As Guest 00:01:39 Gastroenterologist's Passion For Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome 00:04:08 Challenges Faced By Patients With Chronic Diseases And The Need For Better Care: A Focus On Ibs 00:09:41 Empowering Patients With Digestive Issues: 2 Tricks To Try 00:11:03 Tips For Managing Bad Days: Sodium And Dill Collects Suppositories 00:15:29 The Challenge Of Testing Microbiome Health 00:16:58 Obesity And Poor Microbiome Linked To Severe Covid-19: Importance Of Immune Regulation 00:20:24 Treating Bacterial Overgrowth With Cy Faxon: A Personal Experience 00:21:26 Recurrence Of Refraction: Financial Struggles For Patients For a full show notes of this episode, click here
This mini podcast is voiced by Marie Curie (1867-1934), the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, and the only person to win in two different sciences (Physics and Chemistry.) In today's episode, we're discussing the link between celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome, and the importance of testing for celiac disease in people suspected of having IBS. We'll explore the connection between celiac disease and IBS, and how these two conditions can overlap in symptoms. If you or someone you know is struggling with digestive issues, or if you're interested in learning more about celiac disease and IBS, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now to hear Dr. Onyx Adegbola's expert insights on testing for celiac disease in people suspected of having IBS. For more information and show notes of this episode visit Contact Casa de Sante • Tweet us at @casadesante • Send us a message on Facebook and Instagram • Email us at Thanks for listening & keep podcasting! Also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Castbox, Pocket Casts and Google Podcast
Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and struggle to manage your symptoms? If so, you're not alone. In this episode, we delve into the world of the low FODMAP diet and how it can be an effective solution for those with IBS. You'll learn about the science behind FODMAPs and how they can trigger symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. Our expert guest will walk you through the basics of the low FODMAP diet and explain how it can alleviate these symptoms. But, the low FODMAP diet isn't just about restrictions. We'll also explore a variety of delicious low FODMAP ingredients and recipes that you can incorporate into your meal plans. From breakfast to dinner, we'll show you how to enjoy satisfying and tasty meals while following this diet. We understand that starting a new diet can be overwhelming. That's why we'll provide you with practical strategies to help you stay on track and maintain a balanced low FODMAP diet. Whether you're a beginner or have been following the diet for some time, you'll gain confidence in your food selection and preparation skills. Join us on this journey to unravel the mystery of IBS and discover the benefits of the low FODMAP diet. Let's get started! For a transcript of this episode, click here
On today's episode, Dr. Minano shares her expertise in understanding patterns of chronic stress through the lens of the nervous system and how she helps clients regulate their nervous system, process feelings and sensations, and build up new life skills for a healthier life. About Dr. Cecilia Minano, MD, MPH Dr. Cecilia Minano, is a gastroenterologist and certified trauma-informed life coach. She's been in practice for over 15 years and have a passion to help people dealing with chronic gut-issues regain control and live a more normal life with purpose and joy. She helps clients understand patterns of chronic stress through the lens of the nervous system and help them learn to regulate their nervous system, process feelings and sensations, enhance self-care, and build up new life skills that help them thrive in their day to day interactions and beyond. For more information about today's guest, please visit her website at For a transcript of this episode, click here



Get the inside scoop on your gut health with "Gut Matters: The Science Behind Gastrointestinal Health"! Tune in as we break down the latest information & research on gut conditions in an easy-to-digest way.