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Aug 2, 2021

Welcome to another episode of Talking Gut

Todays episode is slightly different, It specifically created for Coeliac Australia as part of their 2020 Gluten Free Expo which unfortunately did not going head as an in person. Hopefully this year it will back to somewhat normal

The team at Coeliac Australia do a fantastic job in supporting their members and individuals diagnosed with Coeliac disease and I was excited help out by providing them with a useful episode on stigma in Coeliac disease.

And who else best to talk about Stigma and coeliac disease than Associate Prof Tiffany Taft.

Those that has listened to Episode 6 on the psychosocial impact of IBD, will know  Dr. Tiffany Taft is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago Illinois. She also owns a group private practice of psychologists & social workers who work with patients with chronic medical illness.

Dr Taft has worked in the field now known as Psychogastroenterology for the past 15 years during which she published several studies on stigma toward irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, and eosinophilic GI disorders.

Please enjoy my talk with Dr Tiffany Taft on stigma and Coeliac disease.

Jul 5, 2021

Thank you for tuning into another episode of Talking Gut!

In today’s episode I sat down and talked to Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver.

Dr Zina Valaydon is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is the head of the Hepatology service at the Western Hospital in Melbourne Australia. 

Zina graduated from The University of Melbourne with a double degree in Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian college of Physicians

Zina has a PhD in hepatology from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

What an episode I have install for you. Soo much cool and interesting information on the Liver. What an Organ!

In today's episode, we discussed everything from what the liver is, what it does, the different diseases and treatments, the effect of alcohol and constipation has on the liver, to fatty liver and detox diets, and as always, so much more.

Please enjoy my conversation with Dr Zine Valaydon

Jun 21, 2021

Welcome to another episode of talking gut, where I get the opportunity to interview leading expert in the fascinating area of the gut and related Systems.

In today’s interview, I had the wonderful pleasure to sit and talk to Dr Linda Nguyen, Neurogastroenterologist and motility specialist in California USA



Dr Nguyen is the Clinical Director of Stanford University’s Digestive Health Center and Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section.

She has performed translational and clinical research about gastroparesis and has published and  co-authored more than 20 publications through this work. More recently, her research has focused on overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome as it relates to GI motility disorders and associated symptoms.

Based on this interest, She been invited to serve on two ad hoc committees for the National Academy of Sciences (Institute of Medicine) and researched innovative approaches to manage the symptoms of GI motility disorders, including vagal nerve stimulation.

Dr Nguyen is currently collaborating with the Stanford CHARIOT program to develop a virtual reality mindfulness platform for central neuromodulation to manage chronic GI motility symptoms. This work has been funded with by  philanthropists giving earmarked specifically for herwork.

Currently, Dr Nguyen serves on the Governing Board/Council of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society where she is the Chair of the Membership, Mentoring, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also initiated and co-chair the ANMS Monthly Virtual CME Symposia program and serve as Chair of the Planning Committee for the 2023 ANMS Clinical Course after being a member of the Planning Committee in 2020-22. She also originated and maintained the Twitter account for the Division of Gastroenterology at Stanford University as well as led the expansion of the ANMS twitter feed. Dr Nguyen is also a frequent reviewer for multiple journals, including GASTROENTEROLOGY, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and many others.

In todays talk we discussed, you guessed it, Gastroparesis, a rather complex and poorly understood disorders.

We discussed what gastroparesis is, its lap with other GI disorders and neurological disorders and the complications in making a diagnosis. We also talked about diagnostic testing, treatments, future research and a whole lot more.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr Linda Nguyen.

May 19, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Talking Gut Podcast.

Its been a long long time since our last episode and Im excited to be back for season 3.

Season 3 is jam packed full of some really exciting and interesting talks with leading health professionals in the area of Gastroenterology and related systems . Topics covered include gastroparesis ARFID, hepatology or the liver, and, as always a whole lot more.

Today, to highlight world IBD day, I excited to introduce to you Dr Britt Christensen who will talk about Everything IBD!

In todays episode, we discussed

What is IBD

Possible causes and complications

Diagnosis and treatments

Diet and IBD

Fecal Microbiota transplants

Complementary treatments including probiotics and cannabis

and...a whole lot more