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Love & Guts

Feb 10, 2019

#82 Is long term use really the answer to GERD? Dr. Marvin Singh practices as an integrative gastroenterologist in San Diego. He is a diplomate of the American board of integrative medicine, board certified internist and gastroenterologist.

Dr. Singh was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Singh is currently a voluntary assistant clinical professor at UCSD in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health; prior to this, he has been a clinical assistant professor at UCLA and an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Singh is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the True Health Initiative, among many other societies.

Dr Singh is co-editing the textbook of Integrative Gastroenterology, the 2nd edition. He is dedicated to guiding his patients toward optimal wellness every step of the way, in whatever manner they need it. He uses cutting-edge tests and personally designed protocols to develop a truly individualised plan based on genetics, microbiome, metabolism, and lifestyle.

In this episode we cover

  • How Marvin went from being overweight, having fatty liver and generally being unwell to healthy and a big advocate for integrative medicine
  • We get into GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or you might refer to it as GORD
  • What is it and what drives it
  • The link between GERD and SIBO
  • How most of the time its related to low production of stomach acid not high
  • How we test for low stomach acid
  • What the common pharmaceutical treatments are
  • The dangers of long term PPI use
  • Marvin discusses how he may wean someone safely off PPI’S
  • We chat about some natural therapies for GERD and plenty more