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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Caused by Alterations in Gut Bacteria?

I just read a great article called Joint Pain, from the Gut about the connection between two forms of arthritis and changes in our gut microbiota. I have posted on this in the past and the plot continues to thicken. The article highlights the recent finding that increased levels of a common gut microbe called [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:09:36+00:00January 14th, 2015|Diet and Digestive Health|1 Comment

Will Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Work for Crohn’s Disease?

Note: If you haven't read it, you may be interested in this comprehensive article on Crohn's Disease and Diet. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves the replacement of the entire population of dysfunctional gut bacteria (gut microbiome) with healthy bacteria from healthy donor stool. The technique has been incredibly successful (90-98%) and safe for treating C [...]

Did Cavemen Get Heatburn?

Leaving shortly to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium in Atlanta. Gotta love the caveman. I am presenting on Saturday - Did Cavemen Get Heartburn. A question I get all the time, ha ha. But really, there are lessons to be learned and I will talk about my theory of carbohydrates, gut microbes and GERD/ IBS. [...]

Resistant Starch – Friend or Foe?

What is Resistant Starch? Resistant starch is a type of starch that resists digestion. Starch in general is a large complex carbohydrate used by plants such as oats, corn, potatoes, wheat, rice, nuts, legumes and some fruits such as bananas to store energy. Foods that contain starch make up a large part of many people's [...]

Cystic Fibrosis and Heartburn – Explained

Why do so many people with cystic fibrosis suffer from heartburn? Approximately eighty percent of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer with chronic heartburn compared to twenty percent in the general population.[i] Up until now, no one has been able to figure out exactly why. What is the connection between cystic fibrosis and heartburn? Fast [...]

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part II of III)

This is the second article of a third part series on fiber. This article examines if fiber is good for heart health and protecting against colon cancer. The first article examines if fiber is good for constipation and lowering cholesterol. The third article examines if fiber is good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and heartburn. Can Fiber Improve My [...]

By |2018-02-20T08:27:41+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, Fiber|0 Comments

Acid Reflux Asthma Link – Explained

People who have asthma often ask “Why do I have both asthma and acid reflux”. On the surface, chronic acid reflux (GERD) and asthma appear to be quite separate conditions with little in common. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes narrowing of the airways, affecting over 20 million people in the US [...]