Diet, Nutrition and Digestive Health: Finding the Balance in Food for Life
Live Event Stream from October 11, 2020
Watch the entire live stream from the University of Michigan’s Food for Life Kitchen. This video includes viewer questions and answers with Shanti Eswaran, MD and Ceciel Rooker, president of IFFGD, and all of our speakers presentations.
Live Event Q&A
View the transcript of the question and answer portion of the live event that took place on October 11, 2020.
Education Program Videos
Gut Matters 101: How the gut works; From top to bottom
Shanti Eswaran, MD
An overview of the parts and functions of the digestive system. Learn about the location and function of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine (small bowel), pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, and rectum, and the common disorders associated with each.
Gut Matters 102: How the gut works in relation to food, nutrition basics
Amanda Lynett, RDN
An overview of the importance of nutrition to the human body and the impact on gastrointestinal disorders. Learn about the nutritional components and value of food and the advantages to making knowledgeable food choices.
Emily Haller, MS, RDN with Chef Sheree Thibault
Watch Chef Thibault and registered dietitian, Emily Haller, demonstrate three gut friendly recipes. You can find all three recipes in the event’s program book.
Sugar: Friend or Foe?
Emily Haller, MS, RDN
An overview of the different sugars and their impact on the human body. Learn about the different types of sugar, how much we should consume, how the body processes them, and how they could impact gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.
Burning Questions on Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms
Joan Chen MD, MS
An overview of symptoms associated with upper gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Learn about different GI disorders impacting the GI system, their symptoms including alarm symptoms, and dietary and lifestyle changes that can help.
Living your BEST IBS Life: Practical Tools to Beat the Battle with your Bowels
Justin Brandler, MD
An overview of tools and information to help empower irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. Learn ways to partner with your healthcare provider and make the most of your GI visits. In addition, receive information on treatment options including diet, medication, supplements, and more.
Constipation: symptoms, evaluation, causes, and treatment
Kimberley Harer, MD ScM
An overview of constipation from onset to treatment. Learn about constipation including who is most likely to experience it, why, talking to your healthcare provider and options for treatment and lifestyle changes.
My Patient Story
Erin Slater, RDN
An illness experience story from IFFGD advocate and registered dietitian, Erin Slater. Learn about Erin’s journey from symptom onset, to diagnosis, and finally treatment.