If and when it happens do you wonder, “Can stress cause diarrhea?” You’ll find the answer today.

Diarrhea is certainly not the topic anyone wants to talk about, but if you have it, even if you sit in silence with it, you do want to know about it.

So I brought a guest on today to talk all about it.

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Who is Isabel Smith?

Isabel Smith, MS RD CDN, Founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition, is a nationally recognized Integrative Registered Dietitian, Health and Lifestyle Expert, as well as a Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. 
At Isabel Smith Nutrition, Isabel and her team work with clients and groups in the areas of hormonal balance, weight loss and intuitive eating, thyroid health, blood sugar control, oncology, digestive health (celiac, IBS/IBD, allergies and sensitivities), athletic performance, and allergies and immune health.

In addition to private clients, Isabel works with corporations and executives in the areas of nutrition, health, time management, stress management, employee wellness, and more.

Corporate clients have included companies such as Madison Square Garden and Hearst. 
Isabel’s expert opinion is often featured in print and online and can be found in Elle, Mind Body Green, Readers Digest, Women’s Health/ Men’s Health and others. 

As an adviser, consultant, and brand ambassador  for various food and health-minded brands she has worked with NOW Foods, Life Extension, Anheuser-Busch, KIND, Biotta Juice, and Caesarstone to name a few. In addition to her brand work, Isabel is also an Angel Investor in CPG brands. 
In her spare time, Isabel can be found creating new recipes, trying out new exercise classes, practicing yoga and running in Central Park with her Yorkshire Terriers, Sasha and Henry.

Can Stress Cause Diarrhea (Episode 28 with Isabel Smith)

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Resources Mentioned

  1. Episode 20: Podcast Topics {Q&A 3 with A Gutsy Girl}
  2. Bristol Stool Scale
  3. Fructose
  4. Sucrose
  5. Isabel on Instagram
  6. Isabel’s website
  7. Work with Isabel (I’ve added her to the Master Gutsy Resources Spreadsheet under “Practitioner Referrals”)
  8. Stressful {Episode 18 with Dr. Marcus Cirelli}
  9. Is Stress Causing My Digestive Distress
  10. The Importance of Shifting from Stress to Happiness
  11. 8 Stress Management Tactics

Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  1. The work Isabel does
  2. Why the gut? The reason why Isabel thinks it’s so important to focus on.
  3. “We find there is always an origin in the gut.”
  4. Where does diarrhea fall on the Bristol Stool Scale
  5. The difference between loose stool and urgency with bowel movements
  6. What are the causes of diarrhea?
  7. When is diarrhea a cause for concern?
  8. “Keep a food log!” [HERE is my personal physical gut healing journey journal. The Instant PDF download can be purchased directly below.]
  9. Testing options
  10. Listener question: “I have been plagued with diarrhea for 15 years. My diagnosis is Microscopic colitis, and specifically collagenic colitis. My gastro lady asserts that no matter what bugs live in my gut, it would make no difference to my problems and the need to take Entocort (a steroid). And my functional practitioner disagrees. So ANY information from your expert would make a world of difference to me!”
  11. Listener question: Are there any supplements that can help with diarrhea?
  12. What people get wrong when it comes to diarrhea?
  13. “Worry and anxiety will make it worse.”
  14. Gender differences when it comes to diarrhea
  15. “Colon Cancer for our generation is on the rise.”
  16. Isabel’s 3 convictions around gut health and gut healing

More from A Gutsy Girl

1. Welcome to A Gutsy Girl Podcast
2. Hang out on Instagram
3. BFF’s on YouTube
4. Free resource: The Master Gutsy Spreadsheet
5. Rated-G Email Club

Wrap Up

Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at podcast@agutsygirl.com. We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.

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