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Mon, Jan 6 12:44pm · LINX procedure in Digestive Health

I had LINX at Mayo in Phoenix in 2014. Back then insurance did not cover it even though they said they would before the surgery so was 6600.00 out of pocket. I still had to take meds which was the main reason I had the surgery. I had a very difficult time after eating, bad chest pain. Finally had it enlarged in 2018 and is better but still have problems trying to burp, have to bend over to force it out. What really helped me was finding out I fructose malabsorption, once I cut out all fruit and some vegetables and sugars I finally got of all meds and probably wouldn't have needed the surgery to begin with. I was tested for it before surgery and was negative so not always accurate. Experiment with foods before surgery, I wish I had. Anyone out there that has had LINX have any long term issues?

Aug 27, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

Diet matters, gut bacteria is responsible for almost all diseases including cancers and autoimmune which include things like MS, diabetes, and many other problems. This is just now getting the attention in the medical community but still doctors haven't been trained on how to deal with this other than meds and surgery. I also regret my surgery which was very expensive. I was tested at Mayo for FM and Lactose intolerances and it was negative. After the surgery I was still unable to get off meds until I read Fast Tract
digestion. I thought fruit was good for me and love fruit especially since that's the only sweet things I had. I had cut out all wheat products and sugars years ago. Once I stopped fruit it only took a day to feel better, it ferments in my upper intestine, can't digest it! Also have you been tested for Celiac? Most people that have it are thin, you said you had problems keeping weight on. That also causes all kinds of trauma in your body. You can try cutting out all carbs for a month. Yes it's tough to do but after a few weeks the cravings get better. Don't need the vegetables for awhile just eat proteins. Can have low fat proteins if fat bothers you just remember when buying meats to make sure they are antibiotic and hormone free or you'll continue to have problems. Heal your stomach. Dr Gundry just came out with a new pre and probiotic. Usually probiotics give me bad gas and don't need help in that department! None of this is easy but once you feel better it will be worth it!

Aug 25, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

Yes, Both of Dr Gundry's books, Plant paradox and Longevity Paradox and Fast Tract Digestion, Heartburn or one for IBS.

Aug 25, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

If I cheat and have any sugar I pay for it so you'll have to decide if it's worth it! If i cheat for too many days in a row then it takes weeks to feel better, bad bacteria builds quickly and takes forever to get rid of. You will eventually get used to living without it!

Aug 25, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

I was tested and it was negative. Also went to Mayo nutritionist, they are old school and didn't have a clue about diet for SIBO or Fm. Just gave me handout for FODMAP. Also asked about items on the list that raise my blood sugar (when I get off my diet my A1c goes up). She gave me the Mayo diet which was all carbs!! You have to do all the research yourself like I said before doctors only know how to administer drugs. Your SIBO is probably caused by the intolerances in your diet. Once you get the bad bacteria in you system it wrecks havac. I've been studying nutrition for the last several years in hopes to get my license and help people get through this. I mentioned the books that have helped me and the KETO diet pretty much eliminates all the foods I can't eat. They love to tell us to eat fruits its good for us but it really isn't, it's sugar no matter how you cut it. You can take some supplements and one that has really helped me is Collagen. I put 2 scopes in my coffee in the morning. Also great for your skin and hair!! This is a great sight to share ideas. Possibly after your gall bladder surgery you were given antibiotics in your IV, that can cause all kinds of digestive issues. Just keep searching, you will find all the answers!

Aug 25, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

Yes, his book helped me a lot and I can't eat any wheat products oatmeal, potatoes ect. The book Fast Tract Digestion, Heartburn also wqs a big help explaining how these foods react and cause problems, there also is one for IBS. I also found a glass wine after dinner also helps my digestion!!

Aug 24, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

Fructose malabsorption is more than high fructose corn syrup. It's all sugar, fruit and many vegetables that are really fruit such as cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes basically anything with seeds. I felt better in about 1 day. If you feel better then you eliminate it permently. I have not found a good dietician, was very disappointed in Mayo's dietician, they were not updated on anything and mostly recommend FODMAP diet which allows many foods I can't eat. I've read many good books that have helped me they are listed on my posts but basically I'm on Keto since it's very low carb and whole foods. Just keep in mind doctors treat with meds not diet when diet will change everything and keep you off the meds. I've been able to get off everything I had been on for nearly 20 years.

Aug 24, 2019 · Fructose Malabsorption in Digestive Health

It's a breath test but I had it done before I had the Linx surgery and it was negative. The best way is the elimination diet. I was still on PPI's after surgery and once I cut out fructose with in a day I was off meds. Now if I have any I react to it. It's in everything, on whole foods diet, cook everything myself so I know what's in it.