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    • Asthma and GERD – What’s going on?
      For some time a connection between asthma and heartburn has been recognized but the reason for the connection has remained a mystery. As many as 80 percent of asthmatics  suffer from abnormal gastroesophageal reflux compared to about 20 – 30 percent of non asthmatics. Some asthmatics have GERD with classic symptoms while others shown to have GERD by pH monitoring don’t have classic symptoms and are considered to have “silent GERD”. A better understanding of the underlying cause of GERD may shed more light on the connection between this condition and asthma. Here is a place to discuss the connection. Also check out the article on  GERD and Asthma on this site.
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    • Constipation
      Dietary advice for constipation varies tremendously from high fiber to no fiber. A recent study showed that no fiber was effective where high fiber was not. The are many other good suggestions but of course, everyone is unique and one solution might not fit all. Here is a place to share things that are working and things that are not.
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    • Diverticulitis
      Here is a place to share challenges, ideas and solutions to diverticular disease and diverticulitis. Of particular interest is the impact of diet and other holistic solutions to help people with this condition.
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    • 5 years, 11 months ago


    • Fast Tract Diet Q&A
      Here is a good starting place for general questions and topics on the Fast Tract Diet. I will do my best to answer questions on the diet hopefully with the help of FTD experts who have read the books and implemented the diet. norm
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    • Resistant Starch Friend or Foe?
      With the explosion in interest into raw unmodified potato starch (RUMPS), this is a good place for sharing your experiences and Q&A on this fascinating topic. There are clearly some reported benefits from RUMPs, but how well people with SIBO, GERD, IBS, autoimmune conditions and other digestive health issues tolerate RS is an open question.
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    • Rosacea, SIBO and Diet
      There are exciting things happening in treating Rosacea. In this paper scientists found that the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) was significantly higher in people that had rosacea compared to controls. Further, eradication of SIBO with the antibiotic refaximin "induced an almost complete regression of patients cutaneous lesions  and maintained this excellent result for at least 9 months." If you have read my article: Are antibiotics safe for irritable bowel syndrome?, you know that I believe that you can accomplish the same thing (eradication of SIBO) with the Fast Tract Diet for lasting results without the damage to your gut microbiome that comes with antibiotics.Here is a place to have a discussion on this amazing development. What have your experiences been with rosacea, SIBO and treatment?
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