Norman Robillard, Ph.D., is a microbiologist and researcher who spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry before founding the Digestive Health Institute. His goal is to develop holistic treatments for digestive illnesses based on a clear understanding of the underlying causes of disease. Norm was the first to recognize a connection between bacteria in our intestines, nutritional malabsorption and the symptoms of acid reflux. Based on his extensive research, he created the clinically proven Fast Tract Diet, a safe and effective alternative to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and H2 blocking drugs. Fast Tract Digestion books are now available for Heartburn and IBS on the books page. Bacterial overgrowth fueled by nutritional malabsorption is a factor in several other digestive health conditions. Research in this area is the main focus of the DHI. Additional versions of Fast Tract Digestion are in the works for a number of these conditions. Norm received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed post-doctoral training at Tufts University.

2:30 Introduction of Dr. Norm
5:00 Carbohydrates as a fuel source
7:30 SIBO Explained
11:15 Increased presence of SIBO?
13:30 Causes of SIBO
16:00 Is a low carb diet helpful?
18:15 Naked and Afraid
19:00 Antibiotics – are they needed and when?
21:00 Malabsorption of carbohydrates
22:30 The Five problem categories of intestinal gases – fructose, lactose, sugar alcohols, resistance starches and fiber
25:45 Why the need for a new diet?
26:15 Fermentational potential and the glycemic index
32:00 How you get started with The Fast Tract Diet
33:15 A few examples of the types of foods
35:50 Resistance starches and paleo
36:30 Probiotics/prebiotics/supplements
42:30 Can you self-diagnose?
43:00 Top gut friendly practices everyone should follow
45:45 Intermittent Fasting and cheat meals
47:30 How to find Dr. Norm