Gastroenterologist Takes on Questions About Gut Health, Celiac Disease, Colonoscopies and More

Living Well Podcast by Jefferson Health

Jul 27 2023 • 40 mins

Gastroenterologist Dr. David Kastenberg says there’s a reason the stomach is referred to as a “second brain.” There are more neurons in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract than there are in the brain. So, if you ever have a “gut feeling” something is wrong, about your health or in your day-to-day life, there’s good reason to listen. There’s also good reason to listen to this episode, dedicated to GI health.

In this episode, Dr. Kastenberg discusses food sensitivities and intolerances, the FODMAP diet, probiotics and prebiotics, common GI disorders and alarming symptoms that you should never ignore. Plus, he offers his perspective on colonoscopy prep and breaks down everything you need to know about colon cancer, including why it’s on the rise in younger patient demographics and what symptoms might lead your GI provider to recommend a screening.

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