In this episode I talk with Dr Taft about the psychosocial impact of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a professional and personal perspective. In our talk we also discussed the complications of IBD, mental health and psychological treatments, and a whole lot more.
Here it is, the interview I have been wanting to do for a long time. For me, Prof Peter Whorwell and his research played a significant role in my area of interest in Gastrointestinal Psychology.
Prof peter Whorwell is one of the nicest people I have met !
Be prepared for my once again, really really long questions…get to the point Jimbo !
Our friend ‘obviously’ shows up again from time to time haha
I had a relaxed and wonderful chat with Prof Whowell
Talk Gut is where you can find the latest research and information regarding your digestive system, the brain and related system and the amazing ways they interact
Jaci and I delve deeper into the discussion about how diet affects the digestive tract, including the stomach, small intestine and Colon
We also touched on diary and how research is looking at increasing diary tolerance,
The negative effects of staying on a strict low FODMAP diet for too long
Prebiotics, wheat and gluten sensitivity and a whole more…
Jaci is an accredited practising dietitian who graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. She spent the following five years working as a clinical dietitian in various metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and 12 months in the UK. This included experience in oncology, renal, gastroenterology, nutrition support and cardiac units. On her return, Jaci commenced her PhD at Monash University, Box Hill Hospital, with scholarship support from the Menzies Foundation.
Her thesis, entitled “The Role of FODMAPs in Gastrointestinal Disorders”, examined dietary triggers for gastrointestinal conditions
During her PhD tenure, Jaci was awarded the GESA Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award, Nutrition Society of Australia & New Zealand best oral presentation award,
AuSPEN David Russell Clinical Research Award, and Eastern Health research week best oral presentation award.
Jaci holds a position as Lecturer and research dietitian at Monash University, continuing her research into diet and gastrointestinal conditions,
To date she has published multiple research articles and frequently presents her research throughout Australia and overseas, including invitations to speak for corporations such as CCA (Crohn’s and Colitis Australia) and Yakult Australia.
Jaci continues to work for the Monash University FODMAP Research Team and is also a codirected of her company, Diet Solutions.
In our talk we discussed the low FODMAP diet, and the importance of seeing a dietician regarding changing diet. We had a lot of fun, and I actually learnt a bit more about the role of a dietician.
In this episode we discussed
Low FODMAP diet
What it is
How it was developed
Fructose malabsorption diet misconception
Touched on hydrogen breath testing
Fructose versus Lactose testing
Misunderstandings of the Low FODMAP diet.
The importance of seeing a dietician for individualised treatment
Stages of the FODMAP Diet
Are FODMAP foods damaging to the gut?
Some FODMAP food are good for gut health and gut bacteria
We talk about how gas is good !!
Geoff graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1985 and completed his residency years/Gastroenterology training at The Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospitals, followed by a PhD in Neurogastroenterology in Adelaide supervised by Prof Michael Horowitz and Prof John Dent and then a postdoctoral position in Zurich Switzerland. He returned from Zurich and was appointed as a Gastroenterologist at the Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide prior to his current appointment as Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2002 (to the present time) and Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne.
His academic interests are in Neurogastroenterology and data acquisition/processing. Other appointments include Gastroenterology Advanced Training Committee of the RACP, and on the Council of the Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association.
Geoff’s clinical interests are in patients with complex functional gastrointestinal disorders, but he has quite enough of them and does not need any new referrals.
What we covered:
Functional digestive disorders
Neurogastroenterology a relatively new area of Gastroenterology
Differences between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Digestive disease
“There is no nothing wrong with you is explained”
We touch on Placebo and Nocebo effect and the importance of Doctor patient relationship
How Geoff got into the area of Upper GI
We talked about Gastroparesis
Belching or Burping and farting
Bloating and Gurgling
We talked about the Bowel and its role in digestion
We touch on the effects of diet on gut
We talked about constipation and whether constipation toxify the body?
Passage of Mucus from Bowel
Gut bacteria and evolutionary benefits