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Myths on SIBO Treatment

The 3 common questions on SIBO treatment and answers that may surprise you: Q 1. Don’t we need antibiotics for SIBO as low fermentable carbohydrate diets do not “eradicate” an overgrowth in the small intestine? Q 2. I am worried about being on low-FODMAP, low-carb diet, Fast Tract Diet, etc. for a long time because [...]

By | 2017-03-14T09:54:58+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Diet and Digestive Health|27 Comments

SIBO Treatment: Antibiotics or Diet?

Antibiotics alone, diet alone or the combination of the two will not cure SIBO unless your specific underlying cause(s) are identified and addressed. However, a science-based diet that limits ALL fermentable carbohydrates should be used as the first line therapy over antibiotics  because: The diet approach is safe and provides a durable response Your underlying [...]

Is SIBO A Risk Factor For Parkinson’s Disease?

In a recent article, I talked about new research linking alterations in our gut microbiota to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Since then, I was approached by one of the members in the Fast Tract Diet Discussion Group on Facebook asking “my dad has PD. What I don't understand from the article is: are people with SIBO [...]

By | 2017-01-22T10:32:22+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Diet and Digestive Health, Fast Tract Diet, SIBO|5 Comments

LPR Diet – Why PPIs Do Not Work for LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)?

Question Is it safe to use a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) over the short term to determine if I actually have LPR as opposed to chronic sinus infection? Also, if it is (reflux-related) LPR, is it necessary to go on medication? My doctor keeps telling me that it would be worse to have acid in [...]

By | 2017-02-09T22:29:21+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Diet and Digestive Health|22 Comments

What Do Gut Bacteria And Diet Have To Do With Parkinson’s Disease?

A clear link between gut bacteria and Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been established by Caltech researchers led by microbiologist, Sarkis Mazmanian. The study published in the Dec 1, 2016 issue of Cell sheds new light on PD for researchers investigating effective treatments for this incurable central nervous system disorder. One of the leading areas of [...]

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 | 2016-09-02T09:30:43+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Diet and Digestive Health|0 Comments

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 | 2017-01-22T10:27:05+00:00 April 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 [...]