Animal protein vs plant protein: Which is best for the gut?

Animal protein vs plant protein, which is better for your gut? Research seems to show that replacing animal protein with plant protein has a beneficial effect on general health. This relationship is especially strong for cardiometabolic health(type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease). However, these studies are often epidemiological, so they have their limitations. Furthermore, it … Continue reading Animal protein vs plant protein: Which is best for the gut?

How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS

A low FODMAP diet is a common approach to managing irritable bowel syndrome. FODMAPs are rapidly Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyls. The problem with FODMAPs is that they ferment rapidly and are poorly absorbed. So they stick around and feed bacteria that cause gas and bloating. Most people have no issue with FODMAPs, though … Continue reading How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS

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

Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know

Low carb diets are becoming increasingly popular due to their effectiveness for weight loss. Though they've been around for while, concerns over their long term effects prevented health authorities and physicians from recommending them. Even if there are long term concerns with low carbohydrate diets, being overweight or obese likely causes much larger problems. As … Continue reading Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know