15th to 17th August, 2013 07:00 am - 07:00 pm

Website: Ancestral Health Symposium


Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta,Georgia 30303
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August 17, 2013, 2:35 pm

Did Cavemen Get Heartburn?


A new theory suggests that acid reflux is caused by carbohydrate malabsorption, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and microbe-induced gas pressure. The pressure drives acid reflux much like dropping a Mentos in a bottle of coke. Difficult-to-digest Carbohydrates lactose, fructose, resistant starch, fiber and sugar alcohols are most likely to cause malabsorption and symptoms of SIBO-related conditions such as GERD and IBS. A novel calculation called fermentation potential (FP) can measure the gut symptom potential of any food. The low FP approach was successfully tested in a small clinical study in the Boston area.

Hall: Capitol Ballroom Center Track: General Type: