Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS

Dyspepsia is the most common upper GI condition that people experience. It presents with: An excessive feeling of fullnessEpigastric pain(Pain just below ribs)DiscomfortBurningNauseaBelchingVomitting These symptoms often occur acutely due to dietary exposures, consuming certain foods and such. But it can also be a recurring problem in some people. When there is a cause, such as … Continue reading Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS

The key to controlling small intestine inflammation

Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation

The secret to eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where excess bacteria grow in the small intestine. While there are normally trillions of bacteria in the gut, their numbers are low in the small intestine of healthy people. Different areas of the gut contain varying amounts of microbes, expressed as log colony-forming units per gram(CFU/g). In … Continue reading The secret to eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

Healthy gut diet: Foods you should eat for optimal gut health

We get a number of requests to post a "healthy gut diet", which is impossible to do. The primary issue is that we're all different. Thus, what's best for your gut depends on several factors: Are you trying to fix a problem or optimize an already healthy gut?GeneticsFood allergies & intolerancesActivity levelsSleepWorking day vs night … Continue reading Healthy gut diet: Foods you should eat for optimal gut health

Bloating when you eat fiber? Try this trick!

Many people, particularly those with gut problems, complain about bloating when they eat fiber. It may seem trivial, but in some people, it's really intense. This presents a problem because fiber has many benefits. Fiber intake: Decreases inflammation in the gutSeals up the gutHelps control blood sugar and appetiteReduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading Bloating when you eat fiber? Try this trick!