Chronic diarrhea more common in the obese

Chronic diarrhea is a common condition affecting nearly 20 million Americans every year. Many factors may contribute to the condition including: ObesityHigh daily carbohydrate intakeBeing femaleFeeling depressed A lot of mystery surrounds the causes of diarrhea. As a result, people often have problems addressing it. One factor strongly associated with chronic diarrhea is obesity. However, … Continue reading Chronic diarrhea more common in the obese

11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods

Unfortunately for many with gut problems, reintroduction of foods is tough.  And the long term use of a restriction diet probably has them eating a very small number of foods.  There are a number of restriction diets to help with gastrointestinal disorders: Low Fodmap, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the Autoimmune Protocol, Keto, and Carnivore. While … Continue reading 11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods

Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?

If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling.  Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?

New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

The beautiful part about science is that different research groups come at problems from different perspectives.  In a recent paper looking for biomarkers to differentiate irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) from inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) and healthy controls, researchers found a unique profile of proteins found in the intestinal fluids of people with IBS. These findings are great … Continue reading New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO

WARNING: GRAPHIC POO/BIOFILM PICTURES CONTAINED WITHIN.  DO NOT READ IF THAT GROSSES YOU OUT Taken from: http://images.medicinenet.com/images/share-article-images/share-intestinal-gas-belching-bloating-flatulence.jpg Gut disorders affect millions of people every year.  Two of the more common gut problems, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), often present with gas and bloating that most sufferers have a difficult time identifying the … Continue reading Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO

Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?

Over the course of the last 2 blogs, I've covered ways to improve gut health and inflammation by decreasing exposure to endotoxin.  In my last blog I specifically covered reducing endotoxin by fasting. Fasting does a great job of keeping bacteria from overgrowing in your small intestine but it can't completely eliminate your exposure to … Continue reading Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?