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Red Sox Pitcher Clay Buchholz’s Esophagitis – Was Toradol the Cause?

Last June, Boston sports fans were shocked by sudden news of the right handed pitcher, Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox being hospitalized for five days at Mass General Hospital. Clay suffered from inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) that was severe enough to cause significant bleeding requiring two and half days in intensive care and [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:27:46-04:00November 21st, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health|2 Comments

Sweets and Sweeteners – Trick or Treat?

Most of us adults still remember the fun of trick or treating; Cheap or homemade costumes, kicking through the fall leaves, and especially, eating all those sweets. A delicious sugar high complete with hyperactivity, call it what you want, but we sure loved it. We were too young to appreciate our parents providing advice and [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:27:48-04:00October 30th, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, Fiber, IBS|31 Comments

Cystic Fibrosis and Heartburn – Explained

Why do so many people with cystic fibrosis suffer from heartburn? Approximately eighty percent of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer with chronic heartburn compared to twenty percent in the general population.[i] Up until now, no one has been able to figure out exactly why. What is the connection between cystic fibrosis and heartburn? Fast [...]

Are Antibiotics Safe for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS ?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is linked to bacteria in our gut The antibiotic rifaximin (brand name Xifaxin) was recently approved by the FDA for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBSd). You many wonder why doctors would recommend an antibiotic for IBS. The idea that antibiotics may be helpful for IBS is based largely on the work of [...]

By |2016-11-10T16:23:56-04:00September 18th, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, IBS|54 Comments

SIBO Diets and Digestive Health – It’s about Fermentable Carbohydrates

What is the most effective SIBO diet? Since releasing my first book in the Fast Tract Digestion book series on Heartburn which linked chronic acid reflux to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), I have received many inquiries about using the Fast Tract Diet to treat other SIBO-related conditions such as IBS (update: Fast Tract Digestion IBS / Fast [...]

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part III of III)

This is the final article of a third part series on fiber. This article examines if fiber is good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and GERD. The first article examines if fiber is good for heart health and protecting against colon cancer. The second article examines if fiber is good for constipation and lowering cholesterol. [...]

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part II of III)

This is the second article of a third part series on fiber. This article examines if fiber is good for heart health and protecting against colon cancer. The first article examines if fiber is good for constipation and lowering cholesterol. The third article examines if fiber is good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and heartburn. Can Fiber Improve My [...]

By |2018-02-20T08:27:41-04:00August 3rd, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, Fiber|0 Comments

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part I of III)

This is the first post of a third part series on fiber. This post examines if fiber is good for constipation and lowering cholesterol. The second article examines if fiber is good for heart health and protecting against colon cancer. The third article examines if fiber is good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and heartburn. What is [...]