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IBS Chat Episode 8: Gut Feelings: Using the mind to treat the body in IBS with my guest Jeffrey Lackner PsyD

We need to use our heads to be able to learn different strategies to manage problems where medications and dietary changes fall short with IBS.

In this podcast, Dr. Jeffrey Lackner (PsyD) and I spoke at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT and its role as a validated treatment option for IBS patients. CBT is no longer just for anxious or stressed patients. Rather, positive physical changes are occurring in the gut related to abdominal pain and stool regularities. CBT is now a legitimate treatment option, like diet or medication to manage patient’s IBS symptoms thanks in part to Dr. Lackner’s research and work.

Jeffrey Lackner (PsyD) is an internationally recognized authority on the behavioral treatment of chronic pain disorders, especially Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). He has influenced doctors and therapists guidelines worldwide. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

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 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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IBS Chat Episode 7: FoodMarble’s AIRE, the portable breath test device to help you find the foods that agree with your digestive system

FoodMarble’s AIRE is the first portable breath test device that can measure gases which might help to identify which foods you are not absorbing and producing excess gases and which are causing your IBS-like symptoms.

Breath tests are used to detect gases which are produced by bacterial fermentation and are then passed through your breath. Excess hydrogen or methane breath gases can lead to a diagnosis of malabsorption, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrown (SIBO) or can be a key tigger of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms including diarrhea, constipation gas and bloating. The low FODMAP diet is an evidenced based diet for IBS to help you determine which foods might be your triggers. Breath tests might be useful as a way to determine which foods are safe and FoodMarble’s AIRE portable breath device makes doing this simple. More information and details about how to order the AIRE breath device are available on the FoodMarble website, https://www.FoodMarble.com. See what’s in the box when we unbox’ed it, https://bit.ly/2XzpA4S.

Aonghus Shortt,PhD Co-Founder & CEO, and Claire Shortt,PhD Chief Scientist from FoodMarble were my guests while at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. They explained what was the purpose in creating the AIRE breath test device, how does it work and how this might benefit an IBS sufferer especially when it comes to analyzing foods in a low FODMAP diet.

IBS Chat Episode 6: DDW highlights – Blautix a bacteria in Clinical Study for IBS; Exposure to Pets and IBS; The low FODMAP Diet and Children; Hospitalized IBS patients using Cannabis

This is a highlights podcast from Digestive Disease Week in San Diego as it provided me with an opportunity to speak with researchers from around the world about their work.

1. John Weinberg, Chief Medical Officer of 4D Pharma explains what Blautix, a bacteria in clinical study is and how it may help bloating, abdominal pain and changes in bowel frequency in IBS patients. More info: https://bit.ly/2RrLlhf

2. Could exposure to pets be related to the development of IBS? More info: https://bit.ly/2Ksz1Nb

3. Using the Low FODMAP diet in children with IBS. We know that there is evidence in some adult patients that a low FODMAP diet will improve their IBS symptoms, but what about children? One study showed an improvement in the quality of life of the children, but the main challenge was keeping the children on the study. All the families recommend the diet despite the challenges. More info: https://bit.ly/2XpxtJV

4. if a hospitalized IBS patient consumes cannabis does it shorten their hospital stay? More info: https://bit.ly/2L22YDn

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Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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IBS Chat Episode 5: Did your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) develop after food poisoning? The simple ibs-smart™️ blood test may be able to diagnose your IBS once and for all

Matt Mitcho is the Founder and CEO of Gemelli Biotech the creators of ibs-smart™️ which is a second generation blood test for IBS. Matt and I met at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego to talk about the ibs-smart™️ blood test and who might benefit from it as well as the process for accessing the test and getting your results within 48-hours. The test offers physicians a way to diagnose diarrhea predominant and mixed-type Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D and IBS-M) by looking for two antibodies, anti-CdtB and anti-vinculin, which are elevated in the blood of IBS-D and IBS-M patients following a bout of food poisoning. More information and details about how to order the test are available on the ibs-smart™️ website, https://www.ibssmart.com.

Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:

 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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IBS Chat Episode 4: Dr. Mark Pimentel is a pioneer in his work to uncover the role of bacteria and the link with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and was my guest at DDW

Dr. Mark Pimentel spoke to me at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) about what is the possible mechanism behind IBS and what is the role that Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO plays? Is IBS a diagnosis of exclusion or inclusion? If I have food poisoning, will I develop IBS? Dr. Pimentel is a pioneer in motility disorder research having discovered a blood test to provide a definitive diagnosis for IBS. Dr Pimentel is the Program Director of the Medically Associated Science and Technology Program known as MAST at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California.

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 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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IBS Chat Episode 3: Dr. William Chey is a Gastro Doctor and Food expert for functional bowel and motility disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and my guest at DDW

What does an integrative approach combining Diet therapy, Behavioural therapy and Medical therapy look like for IBS? IBS is likely not a single disease. So, what is it? Dr. William Chey spent some time with me at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) talking about these interesting topics. He is an authoritative expert in functional bowel and motility disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and there is a good reason why he is called the UMFoodDoc. Dr. Chey is a Professor of Gastroenterology & Nutrition Sciences and Director, GI Nutrition & Behavioral Wellness Program in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:

 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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IBS Chat Episode 2: The important role that a dietitian plays in managing IBS. Kate Scarlata RDN, patient and advocate is my guest

Kate Scarlata is a Boston-based registered dietitian and New York Times best selling author with 25+ years of digestive health experience including IBS, SIBO, Celiac Disease and others. Kate joined me at Digestive Disease Week to talk to about food, the low FODMAP diet and Kate’s meaningful I Believe in your Story initiative to raise awareness and money for IBS research. Kate’s website is www.katescarlata.com where you can learn more and make a donation for her #IBelieveinyourStory initiative.

Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:

 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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IBS Chat Episode 1: How my Family Lives with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I have a wonderful, supportive family that understands what it is like to live with someone with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); however, it does impact them in various ways. I spent a few minutes having a candid conversation with my spouse and two daughters talking about how they live with someone who has IBS.

Find Jeffrey Roberts and IBS Patient Support Group at:

 Music:

Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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