How I Ended 25 Years of Constipation

This post was originally published as a success story on Healthy Gut at the SCDLifestyle website, reprinted with permission. The original article can be found here: Dietitian-ends-25-years-of-constipation. The Constipation Started in My Teens… and Lasted 25 Years My struggles with chronic constipation started in high school. I distinctly remember this time period because it was […]

Sauerkraut Science: How to Make the Perfect Kraut

  If you have any issues with your gut, or with any aspect of your health for that matter, you have probably heard that you should be including fermented foods in your diet. I learned about the health benefits of fermented foods when I read Natasha Campbell-McBride’s Book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome.” She recommended homemade fermented yogurt […]

Do You Know Your SIBO Type?

Just like there are different types of IBS – IBS constipation, IBS diarrhea and IBS mixed, there are different types of SIBO. And the different types of SIBO can certainly relate to what type of IBS symptoms you may have.   This article will explain the 3 dominant types of SIBO, how they differ and […]

Four Reasons Wheat is Triggering Your SIBO Symptoms

A hot, freshly baked buttery roll…delicious. A steaming bowl of macaroni and cheese….so comforting Eating pizza with your friends and family…..priceless You like your freedom of being able to eat what you want. But you just can’t get rid of this nagging feeling in the back of your mind. You see the shelves of gluten […]

What’s The Right SIBO Diet For You? With so many diet choices out there, it can feel so overwhelming… if you’re not sure where to start, this guide will help you discover exactly which one is right for you.

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6 Tips to Starting the FODMAPs Diet without Feeling Overwhelmed

Were you told by your doctor to try the FODMAPs diet, but you weren’t given any resources to get started? Maybe you have been searching on the internet, but have become overwhelmed with all of the different and often times conflicting advice. Reported clinical experience as well as randomized, controlled clinical trials show that the […]

What you need to know about taking Xifaxan (Rifaximin) to treat your SIBO

If you’ve been prescribed Xifaxan® (Rifaximin) for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) then you aren’t alone. It’s quickly becoming the most commonly used treatment by doctors around the world. However, it’s still an antibiotic and it can be scary to think about putting it in your body. If you are debating taking it then this article is for […]

Do You Have Lactose Intolerance?

Do you experience gas, bloating, painful cramping, and diarrhea after eating dairy? Then you are in good company. Sixty-five percent (some estimates are even higher) of the world’s population have trouble digesting lactose, the carbohydrate that gives milk its sweet taste. This condition is called lactose intolerance. Lactose is the predominant carbohydrate found in all […]

Fermented Milk

Dairy Kefir

Kefir is a fermented, creamy milk drink that originated in the Caucasus Mountains. Kefir is made by using kefir “grains”-not to be confused with real grains-like wheat or rice. Kefir grains are a symbiotic cluster of lactic acid bacteria and yeast that looks like a small piece of cauliflower floret, but soft and pliable. The […]

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How To Wean Off Your Acid Suppressing Drugs-Part 3

Are you taking an acid suppressing drug to help control your heartburn such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, or Protonix? These drugs are called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce stomach acid secretion to control symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I mentioned in the previous post Five Reasons Why You Need Stomach […]