GI Myths Busted – Coffee Enemas, Colonics & Parasites

Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

May 11 2022 • 58 mins

Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, TikTok’s favorite gastroenterologist Dr. Austin Chiang, to get to the bottom (pun intended) of the most common GI myths. Austin is one of the most influential voices in the field of gastroenterology online, and on today’s episode he sheds light on the enormous amount of misinformation being shared on social media that could be detrimental to your health.      Danielle and Austin debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding:    Parasite cleanses and rope worms   Colonics and coffee enemas  Probiotics, candida and gut microbiome testing  Gluten-free diets and celiac disease   Dr. Austin Chiang is a triple board-certified, dual ivy-league educated and trained gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist. In October 2021, he became the first Chief Medical Officer of the gastrointestinal business for Medtronic, the world’s leading medical device company responsible for products to help endoscopists better prevent colon cancer. Dr. Chiang is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Endoscopic Weight Loss Program and Chief Medical Social Media Officer at Jefferson Health.     Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Austin @austinchiangmd.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  COZY EARTH - Go to and enter WELLNESS at checkout to SAVE thirty-five  Percent.  TALKSPACE - visit and get $100 off your first month when you use promo code drdanielle at sign-up.  DIPSEA - go to for a free 30 day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit