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Yearly Archives: 2014

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Saturated fat is good for you & your digestion

As discussed in the Fast Tract Digestion book series, problems digesting certain carbohydrates are at the root of so many if not most digestive health problems. But, ill fated fat phobias prevent people from cutting enough troublesome carbs while maintaining a healthy weight. Once we understand that fats, including saturated fats, are healthy and an [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:25:31-04:00December 31st, 2014|Diet and Digestive Health|0 Comments

GERD diet that works without drugs

This is the final article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the first article on the underlying cause, the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes and the third article on the main stream medical treatments. Online dietary advice for GERD is often [...]

GERD – Why standard treatments are ineffective

This is the third article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the first article on the underlying cause, the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes and the final article on the myths of trigger foods and GERD diet that works without drugs. [...]

Gas-producing Lactobacillus & Colic

Thanks to Christina Mason for bringing this article to my attention on the gut microbiota of babies with colic. In a nutshell, gas-producing Lactobacillus (called heterolactic fermenters) were found in the guts of infants with colic. Healthy infants didn't have these gas-producing strains but did have other non-gas-producing Lactobacillus strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus. This [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:25:42-04:00July 21st, 2014|Diet and Digestive Health|18 Comments

Is GERD caused by H. pylori & Low Stomach Acid?

This is the second article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the first article on the underlying cause, the third article on the main stream medical treatments, and the final article on the myths of trigger foods and GERD diet that works without drugs. Does H. pylori cause GERD? Based on [...]

What Really Causes Acid Reflux and GERD?

This is the first article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes, the third article on the main stream medical treatments and the final article on the myths of trigger foods and a GERD diet that works [...]

What Foods Can Lead to SIBO? Try FP Calculator

Do You Want to know which foods can lead to SIBO? Try the FP Calculator Dr. Norm’s research on the biochemistry of digestion points to a new way of understanding the connection between dietary malabsorption in our small intestines, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and its related conditions.  Some SIBO related conditions include: Acid reflux [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:25:50-04:00June 30th, 2014|Diet and Digestive Health|77 Comments

Resistant Starch – Friend, Foe or Lover ?

Since my first article on resistant starch (RS) titled Resistant Starch - Friend or Foe?, raw unmodified potato starch, or RUMPS as I like to call it, continues to light up the blogosphere. Like a lot of people, I was caught off guard by the overwhelmingly positive light RUMPS has been cast in. Some people [...]

By |2018-02-20T08:38:48-04:00March 24th, 2014|Diet and Digestive Health|153 Comments

Could IBS be an autoimmune condition?

Most people have never heard about a protein called vinculin, but a recent study of 165 IBS, 30 IBD and 26 healthy controls found that people with IBS have higher levels of (auto) antibodies to this protein than do healthy controls or people with inflammatory bowel disease. One possible outcome of this work is a [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:26:02-04:00February 19th, 2014|IBS, leaky gut|10 Comments