MKSAP: 35-year-old man with persistent heartburn
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up appointment for persistent heartburn with chronic cough. He has a 1-year history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and takes pantoprazole twice daily. He reports no nausea, vomiting, or dysphagia. Upper endoscopy performed 1 year […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
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Is acid reflux really SIBO?
The post Is acid reflux really SIBO? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Acid reflux SIBO bowel flora microbiota probiotic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Into The Future of Gastroenterology With Digestibles And Microbiome Testing
Gluten? Lactose? Stomach pain? Digestive troubles? Way too many people suffer from gastrointestinal issues, and much less are aware of the digital technologies that can come to their aid. Did you know that digestibles could successfully replace the dreaded colonoscopy? Or have you heard about microbiome testing? What about the swarm of health apps supporting dietary restrictions? We took a deep breath and jumped into the universe of digital technologies just to bring you as much information about the future of gastroenterology as possible. Will you jump after us? IBS, colorectal cancer, and other animals Referring to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers diet dieting digestibles digestion digital health gastro gastroenterologist gastroenterology gastrointestinal gluten gut Innovation lactose microbiome stomach techno Source Type: blogs

Update: Wheat Belly safe flours and meals
  So you kiss all things wheat and grains goodbye. And you’ve come to learn that gluten-free foods made with replacement flours like cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato flour, and rice starch are incredibly unhealthy, since they make visceral fat grow, send blood sugar through the roof, and contribute to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. But perhaps you’d sure like a few muffins or cookies once in a while . . . without paying the health price that follows wheat and grain consumption such as high blood sugar, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune conditions, acid reflux,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free low-carb wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments
During the 20th century, medicine became very good at compartmentalizing different systems of the body in order to understand them better. However, today we are increasingly realizing that different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be completely understood in isolation. The brain-gut connection is one very important example of this phenomenon. Anatomy of the brain-gut connection What exactly is the connection between brain and gut? The brain sends signals to the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract via the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“rest...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Feeling sick? There ’s an app for that! – The Big Symptom Checker Review
Do you feel under the weather but don’t want to go to the doctor yet? Are you searching for a solution to inform yourself about any possible condition from the comfort of your home and with the ease of your phone or computer? Of course, there’s an app for that! Not only one, but numerous. Join us as we test how well several services perform at gauging possible diagnoses based on one’s signs and symptoms. We entrust our diagnosis with the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Your.MD,Symptomate and Ada symptom checker services. Here’s our big symptom checker review. The age of symptom checkers Are you feeling na...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones diagnostics doctor Health Healthcare home patient primary care review smart medicine smartphone apps symptom symptom checker technology Source Type: blogs

What Was Causing a Toddler ’ s Vocal Problems? Not Any of the Usual Suspects
When a toddler presented with a raspy voice, pediatricians initially suspected respiratory infections, dysphonia and then acid reflux. But, as revealed in a “Mystery Diagnosis” column in the Washington Post, the problem was much more serious. A pediatrician initiated acid reflux treatment and referred the little girl, who had experienced voice problems since birth, to a a pediatric otolaryngologist.  The ENTs investigations revealed a diagnosis that shocked the girls’ parents: She had a rare disease—recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Caused by two strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV)&m...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 29, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Carol Polovoy Tags: Health Care News Slider Speech-Language Pathology HPV Voice Disorders Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 79-year-old man with headaches, nausea, visual disturbance, and difficulty speaking
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 79-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-month history of progressively worsening headaches, nausea, visual disturbance, and difficulty speaking. He also has hypertension and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Medications are li sinopril and omeprazole. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Right oculomotor […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
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Unwrinkled
Can you stop—-genuinely stop-—the progress, the ravages, of aging? Is it possible to arrest skin thinning and sagging, bone loss, muscle atrophy, impaired healing, hormonal depletion, i.e., all the trappings of aging and stay somewhere around 40 until you reach 100? Can you continue to ride a bicycle, dance the samba, remain slender, vigorous, energetic, smooth and unwrinkled well after peers have given into gravity and age? Or, if you are already beyond age 40, can you turn the clock back 10 or 20 years and regain the vigor, strength, health, and smooth skin that you were misled into thinking you’d regai...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Overheard: Using Respiratory Muscle Strength Training in Dysphagia
The objective data comes from what you measure as an outcome. The device is the trainer. Again, use pressure threshold and then set out to measure the outcomes, a scale, a swallow exam, a cough flow rate, a voice quality, etc. Participant: How do you establish goals? There are norms for peak cough, is this what you use? Kiourkas: Respiratory uses cough peak flow to qualify for noninvasive ventilation for ALS and neuromuscular patients. The norms are different for each person. Suggested ranges are used as a guide to assist in determining if the patient is getting worse at subsequent visits. We also use a SNIP (sniffing pres...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - February 22, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Renee Kiourkas Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia dyspnea muscle strength skilled nursing facility Swallowing Disorders Source Type: blogs

Are Grains to Blame for That Rash Too?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Could that rash be from wheat?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Got pain? Get better sleep
The cell phone blares out reveille. Your eyes open reluctantly and you realize it’s morning, having only gone to bed four hours earlier because of a late-night party. You creak out of bed to ready yourself for work, arthritic joints hurting much more than usual. A painful day lies ahead even after taking ibuprofen. Does this sound familiar? If it does, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of Americans report getting insufficient sleep on a regular basis, and approximately 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Recently, the intersection between these two conditions has become more apparent. The association between sleep...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stuart Quan, MD Tags: Fatigue Pain Management Sleep Source Type: blogs

Cracker Bowel: Why Grains are Toxic to the Human Gastrointestinal Tract
We are told to eat “healthy whole grains” to boost fiber intake, maintain bowel regularity and intestinal health–but the exact OPPOSITE is true. Wheat and grains, especially modern wheat and grains, contain an entire collection of bowel toxins. Banish wheat and grains from your diet and you are on the path to recovering gastrointestinal health and freedom from dozens of common gastrointestinal conditions. Transcript: Hi everybody, Doctor William Davis here. I call this video “cracker bowel”, because wheat and grains are a collection of very potent bowel toxins. You know, it’s ironic is...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates colitis constipation gallstones Gliadin grain-free grains IBS Inflammation irritable bowel lectins obstipation wheat belly Wheat Germ Agglutinin Source Type: blogs

Heart disease and breast cancer: Can women cut risk for both?
Very often I encounter women who are far more worried about breast cancer than they are about heart disease. But women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease than from all cancers combined. This is true for women of all races and ethnicities. Yet only about 50% of women realize that they are at greater risk from heart disease than from anything else. Currently in the US, three million women are living with breast cancer, which causes one in 31 deaths. Almost 50 million women have cardiovascular disease, which encompasses heart disease and strokes and causes one in three deaths. Here’s what’s reall...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Breast Cancer Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Thyroid Tune-Up
I am re-posting a classic Wheat Belly Blog post from a few years ago. Despite all our discussions about thyroid issues, there continues to be an enormous information gap: undiagnosed hypothyroidism, gross mismanagement sufficient to impair weight loss and increase cardiovascular risk, dismissing the importance of iodine, and ignorance among healthcare providers. This Thyroid Tune-up is therefore an updated version of the previous post. Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their autos. I show you how to tune the cars and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great.&nb...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains hypothyroid levothyroxine Synthroid Source Type: blogs

The Perfect Gift
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Redux: Dramatic facial skin changes
With this Wheat Belly Blog post, I begin an occasional series of posts from the earlier days of the Wheat Belly experience that nonetheless provide some powerful lessons on the effects of this lifestyle. Here is a post from Dawn from 2014 that perfectly illustrates what wheat and grain consumption can do to skin health. “Left = summer, 2013. Right = today. Started Wheat Belly March 20th, 2014. Lost 25 lbs by July and have maintained ever since. I can’t say enough about this lifestyle. Beyond the 25 pound weight loss, what I find striking are the changes in Dawn’s skin: the redness is gone and there is vis...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates facial change Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains rash seborrhea wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Tammy Talks About Her Wheat Belly Success
  I previously shared Tammy’s Wheat Belly success story that illustrates just how far you can take back health and reverse numerous chronic health conditions. Besides losing over 70 pounds in weight, she also: Reversed type 2 diabetes, reducing HbA1c from the diabetic range of 8.4% to 4.9%—an ideal level. Reversed hypertension Reversed gastroesophageal reflux Reversed irritable bowel syndrome Reversed rheumatoid arthritis She has also been able to discontinue a list of toxic medications, including metformin, Prilosec, and Remicade. And, as you can readily see, turned the clock back 20 years in appearance...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar diabetes gastroesphageal gerd Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains high blood pressure hypertension Inflammation irritable bowel its Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Tammy turns the clock back 20+ years living the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Not only did Tammy turn the clock back on aging and appearance by at least 20 years, she also lost 70+ pounds, reversed decades of rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux. “My doctor had me start following Wheat Belly in January. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 24 yrs ago and ran the gamut of methotrexate to Remicade infusions, steroids—you name it. I no longer have to take anything and my inflammatory markers are lower than they ever were. “My A1c was 8.4 and is now 4.9. I no longer have GERD. My BP has stabilized and the only real medicine I am currentl...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates anti-aging antiaging Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly younger youth restoration Source Type: blogs

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity
Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they can have serious downsides — including increasing the risk of obesity when they are given early in life, according to a recent study. Antibiotics kill bacteria. That can be a very good thing when the bacteria are causing a serious infection. But antibiotics don’t limit themselves to killing infection-causing bacteria; they kill other bacteria in the body, too. And that can be a very bad thing. Our bodies are full of bacteria. These bacteria, part of our microbiome, are important. Along with other micro-organisms in our body, they play a role in how we digest foods, in nor...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Source Type: blogs

Food TASTES better on the Wheat Belly lifestyle
“Almonds are sweet.” “Foods taste better.” “Candy now tastes sickeningly sweet.” “My daughter now loves asparagus.” I’ve heard these comments from Wheat Belly lifestyle followers numerous times over the years, observations that reflect the change in taste perception that develops with wheat and grain elimination from the diet. It is a consistent effect observed by so many people: the perception of taste changes with elimination of wheat and grains. It represents restoration of taste perception back to the way it was supposed to have been all along, an effect that ref...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gastrointestinal gluten gluten-free grain-free grains taste wheat belly Source Type: blogs

To help restore healthy bowel flora, eat no GMOs
One of the most potentially harmful aspects of genetically-modified crops, or GMOs, are that such crops are often engineered to be resistant to specific herbicides or pesticides. A farmer therefore can spray an herbicide to kill weeds, while the GM crop plant survives. But it means that the plant now has herbicide residues in it. Or it may contain its own built-in pesticide such as Bt toxin, expressed by the plant because the gene for this pest-resistant compound has been spliced into the plant’s genetic code. So GMO crops pose a double-whammy: the crop itself with new genetically-programmed components, especially pr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates dysbiosis Inflammation prebiotic probiotic sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Live the Wheat Belly lifestyle, get off prescription medications
Take a look at the list of medications people have been able to stop by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. These represent medications prescribed by doctors to, in effect, “treat” the consequences of consuming wheat and grains. They prescribe drugs to treat inflammation, swelling, skin rashes, gastrointestinal irritation, high blood sugars, airway allergy, joint pain, high blood pressure, leg edema and other abnormal effects caused by wheat and grains. The list includes anti-inflammatory and pain medication, acid reflux drugs, injectable and oral drugs for diabetes, numerous anti-hypertensive agents, asthma i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Timeline: The First Few Weeks
With all our talk of opiate withdrawal syndromes accompanied by nausea, headache, fatigue, and depression, it can be daunting, even terrifying, to people who face the prospect of tossing all wheat and grains into the trash bin, vowing to never let a Danish, donut, or dish of pasta cross your lips again. So it may help to lay out a timeline of what and when various changes can develop in the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. You can expect different symptoms and health conditions to recede at different rates, since they are caused by a variety of different mechanisms. For instance, the direct gastrointestinal tox...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux detoxification grains IBS Inflammation joint pain opiates withdrawal Source Type: blogs

How to become a diabetic
It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Becoming a type 2 diabetic and proudly having to finger stick your way to blood sugar control is patriotic, as it builds revenues for Big Pharma and the healthcare industry. What better way to support your country than to help successful industries grow larger, increase shareholder value, and increase the salary and perks for hard working executives? So if you want to join the growing ranks of people who are becoming diabetic, now the largest epidemic of chronic disease ever witnessed in the history of the world, here’s what you do: Cut your fat intake — Because it leaves ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What happened to the grasshoppers?
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Track Your Wheat Belly Transformation
Health, weight, and appearance are transformed by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. You can see it on the face with reduced puffiness and edema and smoother skin. You can see it on the waistline as inflammatory visceral fat recedes. You can perceive it as increased energy, reduced depression and anxiety, reduction or elimination of irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux symptoms, reduced joint pain, reversal of leg/ankle edema, and in so many other ways. But how about blood measures of health? You can witness the transformations there, too. And the transformations you see in blood markers of health can be just as dramati...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates cholesterol Inflammation triglycerides Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly One-Way Street
There’s a practical reality to the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle, one that I believe some followers of the lifestyle fail to recognize. Understand these simple facts that I’ve discussed in the Wheat Belly books and your life will be simplified. By living the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle, you will find that: You cannot consume grain-containing foods without becoming ill. Many of you have learned this lesson the hard way and found, for instance, that eating a handful of French fries fried in oil also used to prepare fried chicken will have you sitting on the toilet while your gastrointestinal tract forcefu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Constipated Society
Our ancestors who lived without grains, sugars, and soft drinks enjoy predictable bowel behavior. They ate some turtle, fish, clams, mushrooms, coconut, or mongongo nuts for breakfast, and out it all came that afternoon or evening—large, steamy, filled with undigested remains and prolific quantities of bacteria, no straining, laxatives, or stack of magazines required. If instead you are living a modern life and have pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast and you’ll be lucky to pass that out by tomorrow or the next day. Or perhaps you will be constipated, not passing out your pancakes and syrup for days, passin...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bloating bowel flora bran constipation Dr. Davis fiber grain-free grains hydrate Inflammation laxatives Opiate drugs Opiods prebiotic undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Constipation Nation
Our ancestors who lived without grains, sugars, and soft drinks enjoyed predictable bowel behavior. They ate some turtle, fish, clams, mushrooms, coconut, or mongongo nuts for breakfast, and out it all came that afternoon or evening—large, steamy, filled with undigested remains and prolific quantities of bacteria, no straining, laxatives, or stack of magazines required. If instead you are living a modern life and have pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, you’ll be lucky to pass that out by tomorrow or the next day. Or perhaps you will be constipated, not passing out your pancakes and syrup for days, passing...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bloating bowel flora bran constipation Dr. Davis fiber grain-free grains hydrate Inflammation laxatives Opiate drugs Opiods prebiotic undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life
You're reading 10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stress is something which is almost unavoidable in modern life. While the right amount of stress motivates individual performance, it is necessary if you could distinguish whether your stress is good or chronic. Chronic stress derives from repeated interaction of the body to intense and stressful situations, contributing to the release of stress hormone. The stress is troublesome when it comes to chronic,...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoriatan Tags: depression featured self improvement anxiety bad habits chronic stress Source Type: blogs

New Implant for GERD Avoids Swallowing Complications
A new implantable device has been approved for use in Europe to help treat acid reflux disease. The IM RefluxStop device from Implantica, a company based in Zug, Switzerland, is designed to avoid some of the limitations of current minimally invasive reconstructive acid reflux procedures, such as difficulty swallowing, burping, and vomiting. The company reports that in the latest comparison of its technology against Nissen fundoplication, the most common type of GERD procedure, “the new method of treating acid reflux works with both better treatment results and fewer side effects.” Since the shape of the anatom...
Source: Medgadget - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Medicine Source Type: blogs

Irreversible
Follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle and literally hundreds of diseases can be reversed: type 2 diabetes reverts to normal within weeks to months (depending on how much weight needs to be lost to restore insulin sensitivity), fatty liver reverses to normal within a few weeks, skin rashes recede, IBS and acid reflux are gone within days in the majority, high triglycerides plummet, even several forms of kidney disease can reverse. But there are health conditions that, once established, can leave effects that can be irreversible even if the initial causative condition reverses. For example, type 2 diabetes can cause kidney d...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What happened to the first wheat eaters?
  In the first Wheat Belly book, I recounted the history of wheat from its wild-growing 14-chromosome einkorn ancestor, to the 28-chromosome emmer of Biblical times, to 42-chromosome spelt and other Triticum species, and finally to high-yield semi-dwarf strains created by agricultural scientists in the 1960s now comprises 99% of all wheat products sold. The quantity of additional changes introduced since are many, including selection of strains enriched in wheat germ agglutinin and phytates for their pest-resistant properties (while increasing human toxicity), gliadin and glutenin for desirable baking characteristics ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health Inflammation wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Depression: Common medication side effect?
This study is especially thought-provoking, given that more and more people are taking medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as possible side effects. The CDC just released updated data showing a troubling recent rise in suicide rates, and that 54% of those who die from suicide do not have a known mental health disorder, so this is an important public health issue. That said, it is important to note: in this study, people who used these medications were more likely to be widowed and have chronic health problems, both of which are associated with a higher risk of depression. And many (but not all) of these medica...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Drugs and Supplements Health Source Type: blogs

MedCline Sleep System for Acid Reflux Cleared in Europe
The MedCline sleep assist device from Amenity Health, a San Diego, CA firm, won European regulatory approval to be marketed as a medical device for preventing acid reflux. We at Medgadget tried the MedCline ourselves and wrote a comprehensive review of the innovative product. The MedCline positions the sleeper in an inclined position, and thanks to an arm pocket allows one to sleep throughout the night on the left side. A left side sleeping position is critical for GERD patients since it places the stomach in an orientation that helps prevent acid from moving up the esophagus. This may also be beneficial for pregnant ...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Medicine OTC Source Type: blogs

The unique probiotic effects of L. reuteri
We’ve lately been discussing (some would say obsessing) about the unique benefits of consuming the microorganism Lactobacillus reuteri, specifically the ATCC PTA 6475  and DSM 17938 strains (available from Swedish company, BioGaia, as the Gastrus product). Benefits such as increased skin thickness, dramatically increased dermal collagen, accelerated healing, reduced inflammation, preservation or increased bone density, turning off appetite, increased empathy, facilitation of fasting, increased libido, etc. are all mediated via L. reuteri’s unusual capacity to stimulate oxytocin release from the hypothalamu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates acid reflux Inflammation lactobacillus oxytocin probiotic reuteri Source Type: blogs

Who should NOT do the L. reuteri yogurt?
Because consumption of the L. reuteri yogurt made with the ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938 strains work by raising levels of oxytocin (in addition to local probiotic benefits on reducing H. pylori and acid reflux, for example, unusual for its upper, not just lower, gastrointestinal benefits), there are people who probably should not consume the yogurt.. Oxytocin is a multi-faceted hormone whose levels decline as we age, much as does growth hormone and other hormones. But, among its many varied effects is the potential for causing uterine contraction. That is why oxytocin is administered to provoke delivery of a term infan...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging healing oxytocin probiotic reuteri skin wrinkles Source Type: blogs

Who should NOT do the L. reuteri yogurt?
Because consumption of the L. reuteri yogurt made with the ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938 strains work by raising levels of oxytocin (in addition to local probiotic benefits on reducing H. pylori and acid reflux, for example, unusual for its upper, not just lower, gastrointestinal benefits), there are people who probably should not consume the yogurt.. Oxytocin is a multi-faceted hormone whose levels decline as we age, much as does growth hormone and other hormones. But, among its many varied effects is the potential for causing uterine contraction. That is why oxytocin is administered to provoke delivery of a term infan...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging healing oxytocin probiotic reuteri skin wrinkles Source Type: blogs

A Balancing Act: Diet Selection for Older Adults
This study highlights that, beyond the detrimental effects of tube feeding on quality of life, there could be detrimental effects from non-oral feeding on the health of our patients. This is obviously not the case for all patients, so each individual case needs to be considered, but these studies comparing outcomes are important to consider. Participant: When using the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative), are there at least two numbers included in a diet order: one for foods and one for liquids? Are dietary departments fully onboard? Rogus-Pulia: My understanding of IDDSI is that, yes,...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 18, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia Feeding Disorders nutrition Speech Disorders Swallowing Disorders Source Type: blogs

Might Depression Be Linked to One of These Popular Medications?
If you’re taking beta blockers, certain kinds of anxiety drugs, certain types of painkillers (including ibuprofen), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (used to treat acid reflux), ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure), or anti-convulsant drugs, you may be at greater risk for depression. That’s according to a new, large-scale study published earlier this week in JAMA. However, this was a correlational study, so it can’t say that these medications actually cause depression or not. It may be that people with greater health problems are more likely to take one of these medications and be depressed abo...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression General Medications Psychiatry Research Drugs cause depression popular medications Source Type: blogs

Reza Band Noninvasive Acid Reflux Control Device Now Available Over-The-Counter
Those interested in trying a different way of controlling acid reflux should be happy to learn that the FDA cleared the Reza Band for over-the-counter sales and it’s already available for purchase directly from the manufacturer (Somna Therapeutics of Germantown, WI). The device works by applying pressure to the cricoid cartilage area right below the Adam’s apple. This squeezes the upper esophageal sphincter and prevents the movement of acid up the esophagus toward the larynx, pharynx, and the lungs. The Reza Band only makes sense for use while sleeping, and it takes a bit of adjusting to get it to bec...
Source: Medgadget - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI OTC Source Type: blogs

Digestive enzyme supplements for heartburn?
My love affair with spicy food came to a sad end a few years ago. Age — and I’m guessing too many jalapenos — have left me prone to heartburn if I eat meals with a fiery flare. My doctor says there’s no underlying condition causing the problem, and advises me to avoid the foods that seem to trigger symptoms. But that’s tricky sometimes. So I was particularly interested when a friend suggested that an over-the-counter (OTC) digestive enzyme supplement might help. I learned pretty quickly that there are lots of ads for the pills and powders. It’s a booming business, with sales for OTC dige...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Health Source Type: blogs

O ’NA HealthCare: A new healthcare insurance option?
I was recently invited to speak at David Wolfe’s Longevity NOW conference in Anaheim, California, where I gave a talk entitled “Germs, Muscle, and Pac-Man: New Strategies for Turning the Clock Back 10 or 20 Years” detailing some new strategies for maintaining youthfulness and vigor. (It was a longevity conference, after all. I shall be posting a similar talk on our Undoctored Inner Circle website in the next few days.) Of the 40-some vendor booths that were part of the conference, there was one that caught my eye: O’NA HealthCare. They claim to provide coverage for functional medicine care, integrat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle health insurance healthcare low-cost Source Type: blogs

Giving antacids and antibiotics to babies can lead to allergies
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Allergies are on the rise, especially food allergies. While nobody knows for sure why this is happening, a leading theory is that we may be doing things that mess up our natural microbiome. Our microbiome is the trillions of organisms that live on and in our bodies, such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. We generally think of these organisms as “germs” that can cause illness — and while they can, in some situations it turns out that the right organisms in the right balance actually help keep us healthy. Our microbiome affects how we digest foods, stay at a healthy we...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Allergies Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Apple cider vinegar … for heartburn?
I’ve always thought it sounded counterintuitive to use an acid to alleviate indigestion, but the number of times I’ve heard people treat their symptoms of heartburn with apple cider vinegar is too large to count. So, I decided to look into whether this strategy works, and to do some investigation about the idea behind its use. To my surprise, there is no research published in medical journals that addresses using raw apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, despite widespread use and recommendations from blogs and websites. What is heartburn? Heartburn is most commonly caused by stomach acid contents traveling u...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Folk remedies Health Source Type: blogs

“ I have a wheat intolerance ”
I hear this comment with some regularity when, for instance, someone recognizes me as the author of the Wheat Belly series. This is a step in the right direction. But saying that you have a wheat intolerance is like saying “I have a tobacco intolerance.” The impact of tobacco smoking on health ranges from mild impairment, to incapacitating diseases such as chronic lung disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms, to death. A rare person escapes the ravages of years of smoking, but most people develop at least one, if not half-a-dozen, health problems from cigarettes. And so it goes with wheat: It’s a rare pers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains health Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Here ’s Why You Really Feel Invisible
You're reading Here’s Why You Really Feel Invisible, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “The common denominator I found in every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.” –Oprah Winfrey Your stories—how you look at money, your interpersonal relationships with other people and your belief system—could be the reason why you feel invisible and unheard. Learning the complex relationship between each will help you to become more aware about why you...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benson Wong Tags: featured money and finance self confidence feel invisible pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs