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Chew on this – SIBO, IBS, LPR and Fast Tract Diet

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  • Chew on this – SIBO, IBS, Drug and Antibiotic Free Fast Tract Diet

Chew on this – SIBO, IBS, LPR and Fast Tract Diet


I wanted to share a great chat I had with Ashleigh @ Paleo Magazine Radio on iTuneslibsyn.

Key Points From This SIBO, IBS, LPR and Fast Tract Diet Episode Are:

  • Drug and antibiotic free Fast Tract Diet.
  • Current debates in gut health research (SIBO | LIBO).
  • How does SIBO differ from IBS?
  • Some of the symptoms specific to SIBO.
  • What are fermentable carbohydrates?
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • My view on Keto diets.
  • Resistant starch and low FP carbs.
  • The effects of high fat diets on digestion.
  • My theory on the causes of acid reflux.
  • Can the Fast Tract Diet help with silent reflux or LPR?
  • Diet versus digestive enzyme supplements.
  • The lactase gene and digesting dairy.
  • The importance of a diverse diet.

And much more!

Take a listen on iTunes & libsyn


“A science-based diet with behavioral intervention should really be the first line of defense for these functional GI conditions.” — @DrNRobillard [0:12:30.1]

“Just blasting fiber and a lot of fermentable carbs, I’m convinced is part of the problem, not the solution.” — @DrNRobillard [0:18:33.1]

“I really do think for a lot of people, a ketogenic diet is a great way to start.” — @DrNRobillard [0:28:10.1]

“Our main goal is not to overfeed the microbes.” — @DrNRobillard [0:29:22.1]

“Some people confuse an effect that carbs are having on them and they blame the fats.” — @DrNRobillard [0:34:11.1]

“People want the easy thing. They don’t want to have to follow a diet for years to get sorted out.” — @DrNRobillard [0:46:28.4]

“Our mission is to get 10 million people off of drugs and antibiotics and onto a more holistic lifestyle and diet.” — @DrNRobillard [0:58:20.4]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Fast Tract Diet Mobile App

Fast Tract Digestion books

Consultation via phone or Skype

Dr. Mark Mattson TedX Talk

Increased Gut Microbiota Diversity And Abundance Of Faecalibacterium Prausnitzii And Akkermansia After Fasting: A Pilot Study

Rebecca Cumes’ Healthy Gut Website

National Institute On Aging

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jimmy Moore

Fast Tract Diet Facebook Group


By |2017-10-06T13:43:06+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Diet and Digestive Health|4 Comments

About the Author:

Norm Robillard received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying Bacillus anthracis and other Bacillus species. His post-doctoral training at Tufts University focused on antibiotic resistance and gene transfer between the gut microbes Bacteroides fragilis and E. coli. During his career in pharma / biotech, Dr. Robillard studied the genetics of antibiotic resistance, septic shock, viral illnesses and antimicrobial and antibody-based therapies prior to founding the Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Robillard is the creator of the Fast Tract Diet, author of the Fast Tract Digestion book series and publisher of the Fast Tract Diet mobile app. He was the first to propose excess intestinal fermentation as the underlying cause of acid reflux and explained the connection between intragastric pressure from gas-producing bacteria in our intestines, nutritional malabsorption and the symptoms of acid reflux. His latest book series, Fast Tract Digestion provides a safe and effective dietary tool and behavioral strategy as an alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers, IBS drugs or antibiotics for heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), IBS and other SIBO related conditions.


  1. SH November 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Dr. Robillard,

    I noticed a comment from a reader on one of your other postings in regards to wine and beer, and how it helps their symptoms. I have also noticed the same. I found the following in a relating article and wondering your thoughts.

    It says : wine and beer increase secretion of stomach acids and speed the emptying of the stomach. Distilled spirits have no such effect.


    • Norm Robillard November 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Interesting SH, I don’t know anything about this but I’m interested. Do you happen to have reference to the article(s) you are referring to?

  2. SH November 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve attached the link below. I’ve had chronic acid reflux for almost 4 years, and they only relief I’ve had is from the fast track diet, and suddenly after a few months realized the link with the beer.

    I look forward to any thoughts you have on this.

    • Norm Robillard November 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks for the link SH! – “Three to six weekly glasses of wine had 11% fewer H. pylori infections. More than six glasses per week decreased infections by another 6%.” This is an interesting read. A couple of points: 1. This is an observational study from which we cannot draw definitive conclusion. 2. H. pylori infection can cause long term problems (atrophic gastritis, etc) so getting rid of it, or never becoming infected is a good thing, but its generally considered “protective” or “neutral” for GERD. 3. I’m out of luck as a Scotch drinker.

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