Posts Tagged: GERD

The GAPS Diet

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By Matt Stone I first wrote about Natasha Campbell-McBride and the GAPS diet many years ago, commenting on what an excellent public speaker Campbell-McBride is.  She speaks with a tremendous amount of confidence and fervor.  You are convinced, after hearing her speak, that she really knows something and is eager to bring it to those in need.  But these good intentions and good impressions aside, most find the GAPS diet to be woefully ineffective.  For some, like a young girl who recently contacted me after what seems to be some electrolyte-related heart troubles caused in part by her GAPS experience, it can do a lot of damage. So what, in my assessment, is the good, bad, and ugly of GAPS (with an emphasis on bad and ugly as everyone else… Read more »

Digestive System Problems, IBS Cures & High Fiber Diets

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Digestive system problems and disorders are the in thing.  You ain’t cool unless you’ve got some kind of digestive issue, be it Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or even just plain old chronic constipation.  You are certainly in the minority if you’re in your golden years and don’t suffer from Diverticulosis or at least have a few juicy hemorrhoids.Although high fiber diets may be touted as the be-all-and-end-all of IBS cures, it may actually be counterproductive in the fight against digestive issues. The vast majority of gastrointestinal disorders relate to the bacterial ecosystem that exists within the digestive tract.  A bit of a chicken or egg question, either the bacterial ecosystem becomes deranged, known as dsybiosis or dysbacteriosis, which prevents proper absorption, or sugars that aren’t absorbed… Read more »