Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Digestive Center for Women and Gutbliss

Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE, is an integrative gastroenterologist and bestselling author of “The Microbiome Solution” and “Gutbliss”. Her latest book, “The Bloat Cure: 101 Natural Solutions for Real and Lasting Relief” was released on April 19th. Dr. Chutkan founded the Digestive Center for Women in 2004 and is the creator of the digestive wellness brand, Gutbliss.

Dr. Chutkan is the author of the bestselling digestive health books Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she also did her internship and residency and served as chief resident. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Chutkan has been on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital since 1997. In 2004 she founded the Digestive Center for Wellness, an integrative gastroenterology practice incorporating microbial optimization and nutritional therapy as part of the therapeutic approach to digestive disorders.

A former Board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Dr Chutkan also chaired the ASGE Training Committee and Public Relations Committee. She has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters and has been a featured lecturer throughout the United States and Europe.

Dr Chutkan is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show covering digestive health, and is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the show. She was the host of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Roundtable Series and a medical consultant and on-air talent for Discovery Health Channel. She has been a featured expert on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and The Doctors. She is frequently interviewed as a medical expert for the Washington Post and women’s health magazines and has been consistently named one of the area’s best doctors by Washingtonian magazine. She is an avid marathon runner and yogi, and is passionate about helping her patients live not just longer, but better lives.

Bloated

5 Surprising Reasons You’re Bloated

1. You’re Swallowing Air (Aerophagia) It’s normal to swallow a little air when you eat or drink, especially if you’re drinking carbonated beverages like seltzer, beer, soda, or champagne. But as the day progresses, if you feel like the Michelin woman and fantasize about deflating your stomach with a pin (not a good idea!), you may be swallowing large amounts of air on a regular basis—a condition called aerophagia, which can lead to a massive buildup of gas in your GI tract and major bloating.