Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS
written with GI expert, dietitian,
Profession with Passion
Dr. Megan Riehl is a health psychologist expert in the management of gastrointestinal (such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease) and chronic health conditions. She is an actively involved member of various professional GI organizations and patient advocacy groups. Her research and clinical expertise have led to several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, invited commentaries and now the book she feels confident people living with IBS have been waiting for...Mind Your Gut. She has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences, on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), podcasts and television. She works from a science-based, integrative perspective that considers the fascinating interplay of genetics, the environment and how we navigate the world through our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Dr. Riehl is an expert in the delivery of brain-gut behavioral therapies and also provides educational lectures, consultation and supervision for colleagues interested in this important area of gastroenterology care.
What is a GI Psychologist?
If you are new to the idea of a GI psychologist you are not alone. In fact, many people may be surprised at the recommendation of a medical provider to seek the care of a GI psychologist to assist in the management of IBS, IBD or other GI conditions. Symptoms experienced by those living with these GI conditions are REAL! There are many factors that impact these symptoms including the ways in which the brain and gut communicate. It is important to talk with your medical provider about your symptoms, receive a diagnosis and collaborate on a treatment plan that works for you. Treatment may include medication, nutrition therapy and seeking the care of a GI psychologist. Research shows that the brain-gut behavioral therapies (that we talk a lot about in our book, Mind Your Gut) utilized by GI psychologists are very effective at restoring the brain's everyday regulation of the GI tract...thereby reducing one's symptoms!
For inquiries regarding public speaking, podcasts, bulk book purchases, professional presentations or other adventures, please contact Dr. Riehl!