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Heartburn - Fast Tract Digestion: LPR, Acid Reflux & GERD Diet Cure Without Drugs | Surprising Truth about the Cause of Acid Reflux Explained (Clinically Proven Solution) by [Robillard Ph.D., Norman]
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"After evaluating countless types of carbohydrate and fibrous foods, Dr. Robillard derived a factor he has termed the Fermentation Potential (FP), which is a measure of the amount of carb and/or fiber in a given food providing fare for gas-producing bacteria. Knowing the FP of various foods allows one to avoid those with a higher FP, which should reduce SIBO and symptoms of GERD and/or IBS." --Michael R. Eades, M.D., the New York Time Best Seller Co-author of Protein Power

"Dr. Robillard, your work has done the greatest service of all time for those of us facing these sorts of gut issues. The diet you have outlined is nutritionally balanced and safe! I tell my clients about your book and your work; I want everybody to know!". -- --Alana Sugar, Certified Nutritionist / Whole Foods Consultant to Whole Foods Market and The American Institute for Cancer Research

About the Author

YOUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON THE BACTERIA IN YOUR GUT

Norman Robillard, Ph.D., founder of Digestive Health Institute is an author, consultant and microbiologist. He is also the creator of Fast Tract Diet and a former research scientist who devoted his career to developing new drugs for 20 years before he discovered the power of diet for his own digestive health.

Fast Tract Diet was presented at Digestive Disease Week in 2013 to provide gastroenterologists a different treatment option for SIBO related conditions.

Dr. Robillard helps people with a variety of digestive health issues through his consultation practice. He focuses on the root cause of conditions and applies his 3 pillar strategy for healing in place of drugs and antibiotics: 1. addressing underlying causes, 2. dietary modulation, 3. behavioral modification. Some of the common gut and related conditions include heartburn, acid reflux, LPR, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), celiac and Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, asthma, rosacea and leaky gut.

Dr. Robillard received his Ph.D. at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed his post-doctoral training at Tufts University in Boston. He currently serves as a scientific board member for Nutrition & Metabolism Society.

His favorite quote: "No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." - Maimonides

Find a wealth of digestive health articles and a new tool to calculate symptom potential in foods at DigestiveHealthInstitute.org.

Join the Digestive Health Institute Facebook page for the latest information on foods, health and science.

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  • File Size: 4934 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Self Health Publishing; 1 edition (January 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WZHCWK
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I became a low-fat vegan several years back, which, depending upon one's food choices, can be a diet quite high in fiber. I understand now I was eating excessive fiber, and eating it late at night as well.

Not surprisingly (I understand this after reading this book), I developed a severe case of GERD and reflux laryngitis, often being without a voice for days at a time. My doc prescribed Prevacid for 2 months which helped, but this did not address the core cause. When I stopped the meds, the laryngitis returned, and I was unable to talk for several weeks.

Wanting to address the underlying cause of my GERD & laryngitis (as opposed to just treating symptoms), I bought this book, thinking I had nothing to lose to try the diet for a few days. Within 48 hours of eating only low-FP (vegan in my case) foods, I had my voice back, and the GERD was almost immediately improved. That was 1-1/2 years ago, and though I don't limit myself now to only low FP foods, I do avoid high FP foods, and rarely if ever have a reoccurrence of GERD or voice problems.

I'll admit it's a bit more challenging to do this as a vegan, but I believe it's a small price to pay not to have to take PPI's the rest of my life.

What helped me was to make a list from Appendix C of "safe (low-FP)" vegan foods, and also a list of foods I could have occasionally.
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Last December I started Dr. Robillard's low-carb approach after reading his first book, "Heartburn Cured." At that point I was pretty frustrated and down after months of nasty heartburn and proton pump inhibitors which gave me rashes and left my stomach constantly bloated. I'd had to give up distance running because it was too painful running with heartburn, and I was refluxing into my throat during long runs. I had tried several drug-free approaches, including the Ph/acid balance approach, with no success. Within three days of the low-carb diet (I started at 25 - 30 grams per day for a week), I felt significantly better. Within a week I slowly started running again. This past Sunday, eight months later, I completed a grueling 35 mile mountainous course feeling strong and eating energy bars I made inspired by some of the ingredients in Dr. Robillard's new book, "Fast Track Digestion." I feel like Dr. Robillard's approach to digestion issues as outlined in his books has given me the ability to manage a chronic disease that had me feeling dominated and defeated. I also appreciate the nutritional options offered in his second book, including his emphasis on vegetables and certain friendlier carbs. I would encourage readers suffering from GERD to give it a try...take it seriously and don't do it half-way during the induction period and see how much better you feel. Life is too short to sit on the sidelines. Cheers!
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I bought this book about two weeks ago, and Norm Robillard's theory seemed to make a lot of sense---more than any other reflux treatment I'd read about or tried. Following the basic guidelines of his recommended diet, I've stayed away from lactose, fructose, starches and fiber, and I've had no episodes of reflux and I feel more energetic. I've been suffering from terrible GERD for about two years. A GI doctor put me on Nexium, which I suffered through for a year before finally getting myself off it. This PPI only made my condition worse and didn't stop the LPR and chronic stomach pain I was experiencing. Then, I went without medication for several months, but had periodic bouts of stomach pain, heartburn, and nighttime LPR. After two weeks on Norm's diet, I'm convinced that the source of my GERD is lactose, fructose and hard-to-digest starches and fibers. Why don't gastroenterologists know about this? Try it out. Read the book.
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I found this book interesting but frustrating because the menu plans and recipes are vague, inconsistent and a bit peculiar. Many of the daily menus seem nothing like a day's meals to me, starting with the 1st day: breakfast of a smoothie that's half yogurt and half cream, then lunch, which is 3/4 lb of chicken wings. Just weird (but maybe that's my narrow perspective - never been a chicken wing fan).

When we get to dinner: here's where things get a bit off. It's definitely a normal meal, but it calls for a 10 lb. turkey (not sure I've ever seen such an item for sale, they're all way bigger - and yes, you can use a chicken but then will the carcass be enough for the soup that shows up later on?) and "1 butternut squash": these vary widely in size, and most are 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. If you split one butternut squash of average size into 4 servings, this meal is quite likely to have more than 12 FP based on the FP tables in Appendix C, which assumes a 2.8 ounce servings of squash (hoping that's cooked - doesn't say). And does 1 lb of green beans really loose 25% of its weight in cooking? That might be true, but since the author stresses the importance of following the meal plans EXACTLY, he should be more precise in stating them. The menu and recipes should specify a 2.8 oz serving of each ingredient other than those with FP of 0, if that's what's needed to achieve the desired results.

Lack of precision also applies to the snack: "Sweetened nut mix" is shown one day one as part of a recipe that makes 8 3 ounce servings, with 14 FP per serving. That means the whole recipe contains 112 FP. However, the recipe says it makes 12 servings with 12 FP per serving.
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