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Bad to Bad – Resistant Starch from Fiber

Here is an interesting discovery. Scientists have found a way to transform fiber into resistant starch.The benefits mean more food grown in less prime croplands, but the starch produced is amylose, the resistant starch. Read more about resistant starch. If you have read either book in the Fast Tract Digestion book series, you know my thoughts [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:27:39-04:00April 27th, 2013|acid reflux, Fiber, GERD, IBS, Resistant Starch, SIBO|0 Comments

Fast Tract Digestion IBS – Now Available

The Fast Tract Digestion IBS ebook is now available on Amazon (Update: The print book is also available through the Digestive Health Institute)! What Really Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and How Best To Treat It? If you suffer from IBS, you are not alone. IBS affects up to 50 million people in the US. The small intestinal bacterial [...]

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

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 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 [...]