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About Norm Robillard

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.

The Changes Have Been Amazing – J. Stanton’s Story on IBS

A few months ago I was in despair over my IBS symptoms and my overall health. Despite faithful adherence for over five years to a sugar, dairy and grain-free diet, the good health I’d hoped for hadn’t eventuated. My worst symptoms – bouts of vertigo, plus dry eyes and joint pain from Sjogren’s syndrome – [...]

By |2017-12-24T19:13:09+00:00August 29th, 2016|Diet and Digestive Health|0 Comments

Dietary Supplements – Helping or Hurting Your Digestive Health?

Dietary supplements can be extremely helpful as part of a larger plan for addressing a variety of digestive and general health issues including: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies Microbiota imbalances Deficiencies in molecules made by the body such as stomach acid, bile and digestive enzymes Symptoms including gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, and other reflux [...]

How Pam is Getting Her Life Back from SIBO

Pam is one of Dr. Norm's clients for our consultation services. Her courage and persistence truly paid off to get her life back from SIBO. Congratulations, Pam! This is her story. I was 38 years old and healthy. I was running marathons, eating a near vegan diet and had never had any issues with my [...]

By |2017-12-24T19:13:21+00:00April 7th, 2016|Diet and Digestive Health|12 Comments

Diet over Drugs: 3 Step Plan for IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating and Acid Reflux

Are you familiar with the term, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)? Don’t let this five-letter acronym intimidate you. It simply refers to conditions or symptoms affecting the digestive tract for which no structural problem or biochemical cause is observed by standard testing such as endoscopy, imaging or blood tests. These are some examples of FGIDs: Irritable [...]

Fast Tract Diet App for Gut Health

Hi guys, I am happy to let you know that the Fast Tract Diet App is now available on iTunes and Google Play. This is a complete and stand-alone app with No adds, No up-selling for a monthly program or Downloading your personal data.   For those who are new to the Fast Tract Diet [...]

Can SIBO cause leaky gut?

Someone recently asked me if small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) causes leaky gut, and if so, will the Fast Tract Diet help correct it?" SIBO is most definitely linked to leaky gut, and the connection goes a long way to explain why SIBO is linked to many autoimmune conditions including: Celiac disease Hashimoto’s Rheumatoid arthritis [...]

Why Do Many Doctors Over-Prescribe Drugs For Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is one of the subjects that I am passionate about and my answer went beyond the usual scope of the Fast Tract Diet Q&A. Question about drugs for acid reflux   "I am wondering why so many doctors are quick to prescribe drugs like proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers, often both together for [...]

Dietary Control of Candida Overgrowth

Question on the Fast Tract Diet and Candida  "I have successfully reduced SIBO to negligible, in part due to the Fast Tract diet. Thank you! The doctor indicates that candida is the chief problem now. Is the Fast Tract diet helpful for candida as well? I know candida is more yeast based and a different [...]

By |2017-12-14T13:57:09+00:00April 9th, 2015|Diet and Digestive Health|9 Comments

Fast Tract Diet Official Facebook Discussion Group

We recently launched the Fast Tract Diet Official Facebook Discussion Group. If this sounds interesting to you, please read the book, Fast Tract Digestion IBS or Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn,  join the group and start posting! Our mission as a group is to help 10 million people (this also includes YOU) with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) regain their health [...]

By |2018-09-03T09:51:39+00:00March 24th, 2015|Diet and Digestive Health|2 Comments

SIBO and Alcohol – Good News for Moderate Drinkers

What is the relationship between SIBO and alcohol? A recent study concluded that moderate alcohol consumption is a strong risk factor for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. Since then, I have been approached by several SIBO sufferers wondering if they should abstain from alcohol. This post addresses their concern and evaluates the study. But, before [...]

By |2017-06-06T12:24:09+00:00February 28th, 2015|alcohol, Diet and Digestive Health, SIBO|39 Comments