Dr. Alexandra Russell

Understanding Your Child’s Gut

Guest Name and Bio:
Dr. Alexandra Russell

Dr. Russell is an integrative pediatric gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree and medical degree at Duke University. She then came to Vanderbilt Medical Center for residency and fellowship, while concurrently completing an Integrative Medicine fellowship from the University of Arizona. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics and does both clinical work and multidisciplinary research focusing on the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic pediatric nausea. Her work has been supported by NIH R01 funding as well as funding from Weil Foundation grants. She also serves as the Chair of the integrative medicine working group for the North American Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • What are the best ways to optimize a child’s gut microbiome
  • What are some of the causes of nausea in a child
  • How to manage digestive symptoms in the setting of POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • How stress can impact a child’s gut health
  • Natural treatments that might help with a child’s digestive health

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