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  • Norm Robillard
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    in reply to: Guar Gum #37287

    Good question. PHGG as the name implies is partially broken down, but for all fibers the best practice is to consider the total carbs (which are fiber) as the FP points. I’d be interested in hearing how you do with it.

    Norm Robillard
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    in reply to: Ears popping/ Neck #36191

    Hi Cheryl,
    I would imagine this is possible since reflux can lead to clogged eustachion tubes.

    Norm Robillard
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    Great question Mark. More evidence has emerged (smart pills that measure acidity indicative of fermentation) showing people with IBS (linked to acid reflux, overlap 50%) have excessive fermentation in early part of the large intestine (LIBO), so I would not be surprised by your result. I consult on SIBO, LIBO and other related conditions. Contact us if you want to schedule a 15-minute pre-consult – no cost.

    Norm Robillard
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    Absolutely Christian. GF limits gluten-containing grains. Not only does it remove gluten, but wheat, rye and barley grains also contain fiber, resistant starch, and some FODMAPs as well. GF will support a low FP diet. But you need to be careful not to consume too many non-gluten grains that are higher FP such as some rices, corn and other grains.

    Norm Robillard
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    in reply to: Salad Dressing #23730

    Appreciate that CherylAnn.

    Norm Robillard
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    in reply to: Salad Dressing #23593

    Appreciate that Cheryl. Our mission is to help 10 million people with functional GI issues transition away from drugs to diet, behaviors and other holistic solutions. You can support our mission by posting your experience as an Amazon or mobile app review on the Fast Tract Diet. Thanks!

    Norm Robillard
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    in reply to: Salad Dressing #23584

    Most are low in carbs and therefore FP points. Just look at the nutrition facts label and choose the brands with fewest carbs. Avoid the sweeter ones such as honey mustard, etc.

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi Rebecca,
    To get an accurate FP value, you need to include the glycemic index which is 94 for jasmine rice. That’s an average of several GI determinations on glycemicindex.com. For other products you must do the same. If you don’t have a published GI, you can use “50” which will give you an estimate of the FP for lower carb foods, but will not be very accurate for high carb foods because the GI matters much more for high carb foods.

    As for you reacting to the rice, keep in mind that the GI determination is measured in “healthy people”. Some of us with digestive issues may not be able to digest even low FP high starch foods, especially when you are just starting the diet. So jasmine rice while better than say Uncle Ben’s, can be problematic. Check out the trouble-shooting tips in the books and apps about eating slowly, chewing well, limiting serving size and reducing all carbs for a time. Later, you can try again. In general, less is more when it comes to high carb, high starch foods. Digestive enzymes can help as well.

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi Ferdinand, Thanks for reading and trying the diet. My first thought is – not such a great idea. You don’t want to overwhelm your digestive capacity. But you will know soon enough. If your symptoms are not improving, you may have to abandon this strategy. Please let us know what happens if you experiment.

    Norm Robillard
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    I’ll have to watch ‘Crank’ with Jason Statham now. I occasionally work with carb-loading athletes. You definitely need a strategy for this approach, both in choosing foods but also getting better with behaviors and practices that improve digestion/minimize malabsorption.

    Norm Robillard
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    Interesting question j. One might speculate that since our gut microbes and our bodies evolved together, there would be a way to cope with increased caloric demand. I’d be interested in finding out what you learn through self experimentation and research on the topic.

    Norm Robillard
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    I can appreciate your challenge and frustration RK. Reflux in general and LPR in particular are challenging conditions. My own chronic acid reflux is under complete control for the last 15 years – except for when I fall off the wagon for a few days on vacation etc. LPR may require even more diligence.

    Some of the different approaches you mentioned will almost certainly increase fermentable carbs. Very low FP or keto are the best options of those you mentioned. GF / Paleo have many high FP food options and may not be the best approach. At issue I believe is how few fermenting carbs are required for bacteria to produce a lot of gas (30 grams carbs = 10 liters of gas). So strict limits on dietary carbs, especially the five mentioned in the book and app, are required.

    Also, anything that limits efficient digestion / absorption will dramatically increase the fermentation burden in the intestines. Since so many potential underlying or contributing causes are possible and many affect digestion, working with someone on these may be required along with some additional testing if needed. If I can help, you can contact me via the consultation page.

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi rkerns, Sorry that I missed this post. There are troubleshooting tips throughout the FTD HB book, but most are in chapter 10. For the FTD mobile app, you can find mini chapters under “read more” or question mark icon.

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi J,
    Interesting story. You may very well have some intolerance to fats, but do be careful of mixed meals and foods that contain both fat and fiber (such as avocado) when interpreting dietary experiments. Also, complex carbs from previous meals can play into symptoms as they can take 10-15 hrs to fully break down. If you are interested in my help following up on this issue and the anti-parietal abs, feel free to contact me on our consultation tab.

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi Urvashi,
    If you have not read Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn or tried the Fast Tract Diet mobile app, I suggest you start there to learn about a new way to address GERD and LPR.

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