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Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) can affect the microbiota of the intestinal tract.  As a result, it has been suggested that people taking PPI‘s might be... More

Lactose intolerance and milk allergy are often considered the same problem.  But they are two entirely different medical conditions that require different courses of action. ... More

The prevalence of H. pylori increases with age.  This phenomenon is thought to be due to increased use of medications and decreased secretion of protective... More

Previous research has established that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis caused by excessive consumption of alcohol.  This new... More

In the past few years the Gluten-Free diet has become very popular.  Part of the popularity is fueled by the idea that while a person... More

Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are often diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth but seldom tested for carbohydrate malabsorption.  To look at this issue... More

Much has been written about the IBS and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  Fewer studies have focused on the incidence of lactose intolerance in IBS patient... More

A high prevalence of Fructose malabsorption has been reported in previous studies of IBS patient. This research sought to examine whether the findings held up... More

Good article today http://www.thetimesnews.com/lifestyles/lifestyles-home/understand-the-facts-of-lactose-intolerance-1.348681 about lactose intolerance.  Key take home points are that lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you can’t consume any dairy.  Most people can... More

The hydrogen breath test shows the bacterial fermentation of unabsorbed intestinal carbohydrates. Malabsorption of carbohydrates is a key trigger of irritable bowel syndrome type symptoms... More

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