Does anyone know of a Paleo friendly GI Specialist in Nashville, TN? Or there-abouts? I am being referred to one by my Doctor for IBS. I think I just have fructose intolerance and sensitivity to FODMAPs. However, I don't know how to tell if it is this or SIBO. Any tips for when I see the specialist?
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on June 15, 2013
at 07:36 PM
Don Lazus MD in Hermitage and Paige Adams FNP is another option
on June 01, 2013
at 07:04 PM
Dr Blankenship in McMinnville is your best bet It it a bit of a haul from nashville but he is the best I've ever seen. Very active in A4M and paleo culture.
on February 18, 2013
at 05:42 PM
Well don't go to Dr. Ganda at St. Thomas. He said my symptoms were being caused by the creatine I was supplementing with. I had been cycled off for a month and symptoms were getting worse. They did check for H. Pylori and Celiac's both came back negative.
I would go to them if you need any GI work done not related, as they are very nice, quick, and all that.
on October 04, 2012
at 08:51 PM
I live in Huntsville, AL and have an outstanding Paleo-friendly gastroenterologist. His name is Joseph Brasco. He has the 'Gut Check with Dr. Brasco' forum on the Robb Wolf website. http://robbwolf.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=48&sid=f9bef0a7fde12e8c6f736f0e98b2dea2
I went to him for long-time "IBS" type symptoms. Nashville is really not far from Huntsville at all. Really worth the drive! It's only about 1 hour 45 mins away from you.
on August 09, 2012
at 06:40 AM
If your GI prescribes any PPIs - DO NOT TAKE THEM. Or antibiotics - DO NOT TAKE THEM. In fact, if you are given any medicine, be very cautious. And take anything a GI doctor tells you with a grain of salt. They are trying their best, they just do not know. Just think - they got most of their knowledge in college/university, and it was at least ten years ago. Even if they had any professional development, they still do not have enough time to read up on all new research out there.
Have you tried active probiotics? GAPS? Bone broth? Raw foods with every meal? If I were you, I would go to a naturopath for a second opinion, but I would ask around for a good one. I think 80% of all GI problems can be solved with just dietary modifications alone. The only thing you need conventional medicine for is some tests, and even they are not very helpful. Any test results are only valid when they are combined with symptoms.