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,...

About High-Fiber Diets. Do they help with IBS or Constipation?

Fiber.  Gotta get that fiber.  Even the cartoon South Park is inundated with fiber propaganda, as one of the characters, Mr. Hanky, a talking turd overflowing with Christmas cheer, touts the benefits of “getting a lot of fiber” in your diet. Fiber is lauded as the holy substance that can help cause weight loss, relieve constipation, prevent colorectal disorders, stave off colon cancer, lower...

Digestive System Problems, IBS Cures & High Fiber Diets

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...

Diverticulosis

This week is evidently digestion week. It began with an email from a friend on helping out with a digestive condition called “diverticulosis,” which she referred to, unknown of the spelling, as “diver-tickle-o-sis.” Next, some friends came over for dinner and, naturally, we talked about IBS while eating. I’m a classy dinner host no doubt. For starters, diverticulosis is a condition, an extremely...

Hypothyroidism

It’s amazing to me how some of the most important realizations that I’ve come to over the past year have come from fragments of information obtained from some really misguided people. One of the biggest discoveries was differentiating between how complex starches and simple sugars affect the human body, shown to me by Terry Shintani, the author of a book touting an extremely low fat vegan diet....
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