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?Read More
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.Read More
Via the Q&A section of our site we got the following question: "What is the effect of food poisoning on the microbiome?"
This is a great question, and while we still have a ton to learn about the microbiome (see our first of many posts to come on the topic here) there's actually published research looking into this exact topicRead More
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 helpfulRead More
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 questionRead More
Use the comments section of this post to ask The Gut Doc about issues with the stomach, gastrointestinal tract, and beyond!Read More