On Wednesday the 19th Chris Kresser will be joining us on the Balanced Bites podcast to discuss digestive health.
Topics covered will include:
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Gut pathogens
- Maintaining healthy gut flora
- The best nutritional approaches for gut healing
Liz and I regularly talk about the very practical, how-to side of addressing health and nutrition related concerns, but we're beyond geeked-out excited to have Chris come onto the show to talk with us about digestive issues we've been dying to dig into a bit more.
Leave your questions in the comments section before the end of the day on Thursday (October 13th).
Really looking forward to the podcast. As a newcomer to paleo nutrition, I’ve wondered about kefir. It’s one of few ways our family eats dairy, and I use it several times a week in smoothies with unflavored/unsweetened whey protein powder and organic berries. Is it acceptable to use kefir since it’s fermented, or should we still avoid drinking it (or at least limit the consumption)?
I’m in the middle of listening to the April podcast that has Matt, Chris and Robb… awesome. Can’t wait for this one!
Is rosaecia related to gut health and what can be done about it?
Hi Diane and Chris, I have a question relating to digestive health for my 16 year old son who was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis about 4 years ago. His last endoscopy in Feb, 2011 showed a normal stomach. I am attempting to get him off of the drug, Omeprazole, that was prescribed by his Gastroenterologist 4 years ago. We have made several attempts over the last few years, but have been unsuccessful due to what I think must be acid rebound and pain. Most recently, we have slowly reduced the dose of Omeprazole over 18 days and then stopped it completely. It has been two weeks since he has none and what a terrible, painful time it is. From all the resources I can find about rebound, we have used DGL, meadowsweet, enzymes, H2 acid blockers and probiotics to get him thru this period. Do you have any suggestions or ideas for this type of situation? I have listened to all of Chris’s podcasts, all of Robb Wolf’s podcasts and book, read Paul Jaminets book, GAPS, Elaine Gottschall, and working on Diane’s (just found you)
🙂 We have been through the conventional medicine route with endoscopies, proton pump inhibitors, corticosteroid inhalers, fexofenadine and eye drops for allergies. I suspect some of these treatments made his condition worse, such as stool samples that show high candida. We have been eating Paleo since June of 2010 and his allergies are much better verging on none noticable. He is a 6’2″, 170 lbs, Deadlifts 300 #, plays baseball and basketball for his high school teams. Stool samples through enterolab showed him as gluten sensitive, and we eliminated gluten almost two years ago. He makes some typical 16 year old diet blunders of a soda, fries, or an occasional chicken taco on corn tortilla once in a while, but his diet is very clean otherwise. Any suggestions to deal with reprecussions of PPI’s? Thanks
Hello Diane and Liz,
I love you guys, your blogs, and your podcasts and am very excited to hear from special guest Chris Kresser. I’m a 120lb, reasonably athletic, 27 year old girl (woman?) who was diagnosed a year and a half ago with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I had at the time been suffering from extreme bouts of nausea and bloating, and a terrible cycle of constipation and diarrhea. The diagnosis came following an exhaustive panel of blood tests, breath tests, ultrasounds, and even an endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy which turned up no other conclusive diagnoses. The only oddity was that I had a “sensitive liver” which becomes easily inflamed by medications. Once I was diagnosed with IBS I joined my boyfriend in going Paleo and ditched my fiber pills, anti-nausea and anti-spasmodal medications, and started using a form of birth control which does not have to be digested. I now only take a daily probiotic and otherwise follow a strict Paleo lifestyle. My liver is back to normal, and I feel better than I have in a long time. I’m mostly happy, but still suffer from daily indigestion and bloating, generally first thing in the morning, between 2-5pm, and right when I lay down to sleep at night. My boyfriend, who eats the same food as I do, suffers from none of these problems. This is annoying, but far less troublesome than my past symptoms, so I’ve sort of just assumed it’s a part of my life with IBS. I wanted to ask Chris if he thought this was true – even with a strict Paleo lifestyle, should I expect some daily digestive annoyances because of my “syndrome”? As a parallel question, I also notice the symptoms increase in severity during my period, and if I do have an occasional IBS “attack” it only happens right before or during that week. I assume this means my condition is tied to my hormones, so is the daily bloating just part of being a woman? Any thoughts or suggestions for relief would be appreciated. Thank you!
Really awaiting this podcast as I am getting back into maintaining healthy gut flora after a course of antibiotics due to food poisoning!
I’d like to hear more creative suggestions for a FODMAP AND Nightshade free diet. I’m trying to improve my digestion (and hormone imbalance) to clear up mild acne and improve body temperature as I’m about 1 degree below normal (I’ve read this could be insulin problems and the body is trying to reserve energy supplies – this also means cold hands and feet). I’m also cutting out fruits and vegetables that contain insoluble fibre. (I’m on the Autoimmune Plan in Practical Paleo). I find that at most meals I have either Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Pineapple, Carrots or something else that contains good carbs. I’m also cutting out nuts, seeds, eggs and butter which although I think has helped, it has left my meals plans looking quite similar day-to-day.
I’m eating Sauerkraut which I know is a FODMAP but I love the taste and hope that it helps my skin. I’m also drinking Kombucha daily.
Thank you, I look forward to the podcast!