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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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+00:00 February 28th, 2015|alcohol, Diet and Digestive Health, SIBO|39 Comments

Dear Mr. President: You can Treat Acid Reflux without Drugs

Dear President Obama, I’m hoping your recent diagnosis of acid reflux might be a teachable moment for you, your team of doctors, and for some of the 60 million Americans who suffer from reflux. The symptoms include heartburn, abdominal pain, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, laryngitis and sinus irritation. Persistent damaging reflux is referred to as [...]

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 [...]