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Heartburn is caused by acid reflux which can also give rise to many other symptoms including gas, bloating, belching, indigestion, regurgitation, sore throat, and laryngitis and is linked to IBS and more serious conditions such as pneumonia and asthma. Treating the symptoms with acid reducing drugs can lead to significant side effects and health risks. Having made a definitive connection between heartburn and SIBO has allowed for a new treatment strategies that attack the root cause of this condition. Lean more in the books Heartburn Cured and Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn available through this site on the “buy books” tab.

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 [...]

C diff Infection Linked to Heartburn Drugs

The FDA has warned for some time that the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn increases the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Now, a new review of 33 separate studies shows that prescription strength versions of the less potent heartburn drugs called H2 antagonists such as Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac, and Axid, carry the [...]

In response to Jeff Leach’s blog article: “Sorry low carbers, your microbiome is just not that into you”

I recommend that people with digestive health issues reduce, NOT increase, hard to digest fermentable carbohydrates to control symptoms of IBS, acid reflux and other digestive health issues related to general imbalance of gut microbes (dysbiosis) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This approach is outlined in my two books, Fast Tract Digestion IBS and [...]

Are Antibiotics Safe for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS ?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is linked to bacteria in our gut The antibiotic rifaximin (brand name Xifaxin) was recently approved by the FDA for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBSd). You many wonder why doctors would recommend an antibiotic for IBS. The idea that antibiotics may be helpful for IBS is based largely on the work of [...]

By |2020-09-24T16:57:36-04:00September 18th, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, IBS|54 Comments

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part III of III)

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

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 |2018-02-20T08:27:41-05:00August 3rd, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, Fiber|0 Comments

The Dark Side of Fiber (Part I of III)

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

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