A podcast that is completely unsupported and totally unfiltered.
Our goal is to be a strong voice to share real IBD information.

Welcome to Guts and Glory, a podcast that is completely unsupported and totally unfiltered. Our goal is to be a strong voice to share real IBD information. We interview IBD Warriors, GI’s, dietitians, researchers, mental health professionals, organizations, caregivers, advocates for those with IBD, and more. We share information that is honest, current, and relevant. If you or someone you know suffers from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or any kind of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) this podcast is for you!

Latest episodes

Latest episodes

Diet & IBD

Amanda Lapidus is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto who focuses on digestive disorders. She is actively involved in research related to diet and the gut microbiome in the IBD community. We talk about what set Amanda on the path to dedicate her energy to diet, nutrition, and preventable health. She answers questions about the difference […]

GoHere & MyGut Apps by CCC

Jason Singh, the Manager of Innovative Health Initiatives for Crohn’s & Colitis Canada (CCC) talks all about two apps launched by CCC, GoHere & MyGut. What is the GoHere Washroom Access Program? How does the app work? Where can I get a Washroom Access Card and how can you become a GoHere Volunteer Ambassador? Jason […]

Multi-Disciplinary Care in IBD

Gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Dr. Mark Silverberg, discusses the importance of multi-disciplinary care in IBD. How important it is that we begin treating #IBDWarriors with a more holistic approach. This is why he is opening his own clinic, the Toronto Immune and Digestive Health Institute (TIDHI) that will not only be a […]


Volunteers – The Heart of CCC

Want to help an IBD Warrior that you love? Why not volunteer?! Host, Chantel from Toronto, ON sits down with Matthew Sebastiani from Vancouver, B.C. and Shannon Epstein from Montreal, QC and together they share their experiences as volunteers with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. They discuss why they are involved, the roles they play, and the […]


Forced Switching / Non-Medical Switching: Biologics vs. Biosimilars

Mina Mawani, President & CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Dr. Laura Targownik, Clinician Scientist and Gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Division Director for Gastroenterology at University of Toronto discuss some of the key findings in the ‘Impact of IBD in Canada Report’, especially related to healthcare costs associated with IBD. […]


Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)

IMAGINE Network is conducting a number of Fecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT) studies. Dr. Paul Moayyedi, Lead Investigator of IMAGINE Network and Gastroenterologist at McMaster University discusses what is FMT and the evidence, to date, on fecal transplantation as a potential therapy for patients with IBD. Mr. Ziyaad Mia, who is a FMT study participant & patient […]

Mental Health and IBD

Mental Health & IBD

IMAGINE Network is conducting a number of mental health studies in IBD patients. Studies that focus on topics like the brain-gut connection in IBD & IBS, Suicide Risk in IBD, and Stress Reduction (to name a few). We chat with Dr. Dean Tripp about what studies he has been involved in and Kim Daley, an […]



Why is Patient Oriented Research so important? What is the IMAGINE Network? What is the CIHR SPOR and how is it helping patients with IBD? What is the role of patient partners in IMAGINE? Answers to all these questions and more on this episode! We chat with Aida Fernandes, Executive Director, IMAGINE Network; Sandra Zelinsky, […]


UC and Veganism

Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2015, Effie Siamalekas takes us through her diagnosis and navigating the many questions and uncertainty she experienced. She discusses her journey of educating herself about ulcerative colitis and taking her health into her own hands. Being admitted to hospital, steroids, 5-ASA, blood transfusions, iron infusions, biologics, missing out on social […]

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