Matt Stone argues that gut health is vitally dependent on how well your metabolism works at a cellular level. Or turning it around the other way, if you have a low metabolism, then that can cause gut problems: poor digestion, SIBO, GERD, you name it.
If that’s true, then the way to fix gut problems, he argues, is to fix your metabolism first rather to pursue specific fixes.
The article I read is specifically about the GAPS diet. This diet can lower metabolism and therefore could cause more problems than it fixes.
Is he right? I mention this idea here because there are a lot of folks here who have gut problems but also seem hell-bent on crashing their metabolisms into the rocks: going very low carb, or juice fasting, or calorie restricting.
Here is the article: The GAPS Diet.