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Success Through Understanding Root Cause

Client testimonial for addressing reflux by Joe Quigley, Pittsburgh, PA For 15 years I have struggled with chronic reflux.  I have been to many doctors and specialists and have taken large ongoing doses of H2 blockers and PPI medicine over this period of time.  The medicine would work for a while but I would have to [...]

By |2017-08-22T18:23:10+00:00May 18th, 2017|acid reflux, Consultation|8 Comments

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

FODMAP Approach vs. Fast Tract Diet – Q & A

I recently received some interesting and direct questions from T-J on the differences between the Fast Tract Diet and the FODMAP approach. Here are the questions and answers. You might also be interested in my article on SIBO Diets. 2018 Update Mike Sweeney, RD (Registered Dietitian) in UK did an evaluation on the Fast Tract [...]

Why So Many People Take PPIs?

In Dr. Mike Eades' latest blog, GERD Treatment: Nutrition vs Drugs, he highlights a video presentation by a Dr. Johnson, an academic gastroenterologist from a medical school in Virginia who advises other doctors to ignore the risks of PPIs. Mike and I have been on the same page on both the risks of PPIs and the [...]

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. [...]

Fast Tract Digestion IBS: A Foreword by Dr. Michael Eades

Our latest book, Fast Tract Digestion IBS is now available. I am proud to let you know that the book features a foreword by Dr. Mike Eades. Protein power was the first book I read on the compelling effects of carbohydrates on our metabolism. Without reading this book, I would have never experimented with carbohydrate restriction, [...]

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 [...]

Red Sox Pitcher Clay Buchholz’s Esophagitis – Was Toradol the Cause?

Last June, Boston sports fans were shocked by sudden news of the right handed pitcher, Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox being hospitalized for five days at Mass General Hospital. Clay suffered from inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) that was severe enough to cause significant bleeding requiring two and half days in intensive care and [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:27:46+00:00November 21st, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health|2 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]