Posts in Q&A
Are PPI's worth the risk?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a frequently prescribed treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as heartburn. Recent studies have drawn attention to potential risks associated with their use. What are the risks of taking PPIs? Should you avoid taking PPIs? What is the data behind PPI use and are they worth the risk?

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What to eat with gastroparesis?

Via the Q&A section of our site we got the following question: "Ive been having a hard time with gastroparesis. I know my diet needs to be low fat and low fiber. Any chance you’d write a post on nutrition for gastroparesis patients?" Here at The GutDigest we are passionate about normalizing GI illness and this question highlights an important condition that we plan to write a ton about: gastroparesis. To catch everyone up to speed, let's start with some basics.

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Why do greasy meals upset my stomach?

Via the Q&A section of our site we got the following question: "Why do greasy meals upset my stomach?"

It's a good question, and surprisingly in doing a cursory google search, it's pretty interesting what kind of disinformation is out there. It was nearly impossible to find any kind of scientific, straight forward explanation of why greasy foods give people gastrointestinal (GI) issues. Before we begin, it may be helpful

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How does coffee affect your gut?

Via the Q&A section of our site we got the following question: "I drink a ton of coffee. Is it unhealthy for my stomach?"

A good question! Right off the bat I want to say a resounding no: in moderation coffee is perfectly healthy for your gut and may even be an important part of stimulating regular movement if you drink it regularly. That said, there's a few clarifying points about the question

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