Up to 40 percent of U.S. adults experience symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) once a month, and approximately 10 percent of the adult population takes a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for this condition. PPIs come with an ever-growing list of side effects and are difficult to wean from. Worse still, PPIs merely suppress symptoms while doing nothing to treat the underlying gut problems.
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As Hippocrates would say, “All disease begins in the gut.” It seems that everyone, even mainstream medicine, is rallying around the importance of gut health. Today, we chat with Dr. Michael Ruscio, whose new book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, sets out to create a guide that walks individuals through a step-by-step self-help process of healing. His goal was to create a book that is all-encompassing, intellectually honest, and evidence-based (but not evidence-limited) and could really help someone feel empowered and educated to improve their overall health, by way of the gut. There’s definitely a gut renaissance occurring.
Do you have inflammatory bowel disease? A recent study put the Paleo autoimmune protocol to the test in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the results are quite remarkable.
Candida is one of those polarizing topics in medicine. On the one hand, you’ve got the conventional medicine perspective, which holds that candida only causes problems in severely immunocompromised people—like patients with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, you’ve got some people in the alternative medicine world that blame candida for everything and claim you can diagnose it accurately simply by spitting into a glass. Today I’ll share my experience with fungal overgrowth and how I treat it.
Do you have trouble digesting fatty foods? Back pain or nausea? A sluggish gallbladder may be to blame. Recent evidence suggests that inflammation in the gut is closely related to gallbladder function. Read on to learn about the gut–biliary connection, how gluten might be involved, and how to get things flowing again.
SIBO continues to be one of the most challenging conditions to treat. Treatment efficacy is often quite low and recurrence rates are high. In this podcast, I’ll discuss the questions I think still need to be answered about SIBO diagnosis and treatment—and maybe challenge a few “truths” in the process.