Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

A diet that is low in certain natural sugars can reduce symptoms in patients with certain gut disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for fermentable, oligosaccharides (including the fructo-oligosaccharides found in wheat, rye, onion, garlic, leeks, and artichokes, and the galacto-oligosaccharides found in beans, chick peas, and lentils), disaccharides (milk products except hard … Continue reading Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Signs Symptoms & Treatment Stomach Ulcers

Signs Symptoms & Treatment Stomach UlcersAmplify’d from http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au Summary A stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer) is a break in the tissue lining the stomach. Most are caused by infection with the Helicobacter pylori bacterium. Symptoms may include abdominal pain just below the ribcage, indigestion, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, weight loss, blood in the vomit or … Continue reading Signs Symptoms & Treatment Stomach Ulcers

Diet Reverses Diabetes?

Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms, study finds By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet, researchers said on Thursday. They lowered their cholesterol more and ended … Continue reading Diet Reverses Diabetes?

“I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

Gluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: !!!Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comGluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol.  2011; 106(3):508-14; quiz 515 (ISSN: 1572-0241)Biesiekierski JR; Newnham ED; Irving PM; Barrett JS; Haines M; Doecke JD; Shepherd SJ; Muir JG; Gibson PRMonash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.OBJECTIVES: Despite … Continue reading “I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

Reflux (GERD) from Sleeve and the Band

Among bariatric procedures, ** gastric sleeve ** and vertical banded gastroplasty were shown to worsen reflux symptoms ** Gastric banding ** is associated with reflux symptoms in a considerable proportion of patients.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCurr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Jun;13(3):205-12.Obesity and GERD: Pathophysiology and Effect of Bariatric Surgery.Tutuian R.SourceDivision of Gastroenterology, University Clinics of Visceral Surgery and … Continue reading Reflux (GERD) from Sleeve and the Band

Sleeve Gastrectomy; Another Bad Idea

In the present study, Sleeve Gastrectomy showed persistence of GERD symptoms in patients with GERD preoperatively. Also, patients who did not have GERD preoperatively had an increased risk of postoperative GERD symptoms after Sleeve!! Another bad idea by American Bariatric surgeons: Jejunal ileal bypass = abandoned/failure Stomach stapling = abandoned/failure Lapband = abandoned/failure (in Europe … Continue reading Sleeve Gastrectomy; Another Bad Idea

Sleeve Gastrectomy; Another Bad Idea

In the present study, Sleeve Gastrectomy showed persistence of GERD symptoms in patients with GERD preoperatively. Also, patients who did not have GERD preoperatively had an increased risk of postoperative GERD symptoms after Sleeve!!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2011 Mar;21(3):295-9.Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are related to the final shape of the sleeve … Continue reading Sleeve Gastrectomy; Another Bad Idea

Probiotics–Rx Lactase Insufficiency

Probiotics--Rx Lactase Insufficiency Probiotic bacteria, which by definition target the colon, normally promote lactose digestion in the small intestine less efficiently than do yogurt cultures. They may, however, alleviate clinical symptoms brought about by undigested lactose or other reasons.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAm J Clin Nutr. 2001 Feb;73(2 Suppl):421S-429S.Probiotics--compensation for lactase insufficiency.de Vrese M, Stegelmann A, Richter … Continue reading Probiotics–Rx Lactase Insufficiency

Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease?

Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease??Amplify’d from http://www.suite101.comZinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease Sep 2, 2010 Pauline Brock Diagram of Esophagus and Stomach - Wikimedia Commons Zinc salts may be a better choice for treating acid reflux disease and heartburn than proton pump inhibitor drugs currently widely prescribed. A study entitled "Zinc Salts Provide a … Continue reading Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease?

Fructose-sorbitol ingestion provokes gastrointestinal symptoms

oral fructose-sorbitol provoked GI symptoms in 15 ED patients and one healthy control (P<0.05 ED vs control).Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govWorld J Gastroenterol. 2009 Nov 14;15(42):5295-9.Fructose-sorbitol ingestion provokes gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with eating disorders.Friesen N, Hansen RD, Abraham SF, Kellow JE.Department of Obstetrics and Gastroenterology, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney 2065, Australia.AbstractAIM: To … Continue reading Fructose-sorbitol ingestion provokes gastrointestinal symptoms