Fructose Malabsorption

Posted by CL @lelia, Dec 5, 2018

I'd like to start a discussion on fructose malabsorption, how to control it, what to eat and not eat, etc. . Is anybody interested?

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Definitely since fructose is one of the sources of fuel for SIBO and other GI issues

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@guthealth

Definitely since fructose is one of the sources of fuel for SIBO and other GI issues

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So any sweets are bad for gut health. I need help.

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@guthealth

Definitely since fructose is one of the sources of fuel for SIBO and other GI issues

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Yes it is. Thanks for replying.

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@sandyabbey

So any sweets are bad for gut health. I need help.

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I hear you. It took me 13 years to get my G.I. issues under control, and am still working on it. Don't give up hope. I plan to share what I've learned.

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@sandyabbey

So any sweets are bad for gut health. I need help.

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High fructose, refined sugars, complex carbs all are hard for an inflamed intestine to digest and absorb and provide fuel for bad bacteria to feed on.

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@guthealth

High fructose, refined sugars, complex carbs all are hard for an inflamed intestine to digest and absorb and provide fuel for bad bacteria to feed on.

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Even Jello is a no-no. I used to eat a lot of Jello thinking it was a safe food. Loaded with sugar.

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Have you heard of and/or tried low FODMAP? I was diagnosed with GERD 20+ years ago but recently they found I am fructose intolerant. They put me on the FODMAP elimination diet/eating plan. Haven't felt better in years. Still in the food reintroduction phase. Lots of good information out there. Starting to think I never really had GERD.

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@baponline

Have you heard of and/or tried low FODMAP? I was diagnosed with GERD 20+ years ago but recently they found I am fructose intolerant. They put me on the FODMAP elimination diet/eating plan. Haven't felt better in years. Still in the food reintroduction phase. Lots of good information out there. Starting to think I never really had GERD.

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I am also on the Low FODMAP diet. I was relapsing until I started working with a nutritionist about two months ago. Before then, I had suffered from chronic, nonstop diarrhea for three months and lost 20 pounds. I am now on my 21 day without diarrhea. I am in the early stages of recovery and slowly trying and introducing new foods. I am cautiously optimistic, and truly believe the diet is what has kept me from relapsing this time. I started the diet on my own and made many mistakes until I met with the nutritionist. My troubles started after taking Clindymycin. It was first thought I had CDiff but the GI doctor eventually diagnosed me with SIBO. Never thought an antibiotic could totally unbalance someone’s gut to this extent. I do believe diet is key to recovery in these cases and I am glad to read someone else is benefitting from it. Gives us all hope.

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@guthealth

I am also on the Low FODMAP diet. I was relapsing until I started working with a nutritionist about two months ago. Before then, I had suffered from chronic, nonstop diarrhea for three months and lost 20 pounds. I am now on my 21 day without diarrhea. I am in the early stages of recovery and slowly trying and introducing new foods. I am cautiously optimistic, and truly believe the diet is what has kept me from relapsing this time. I started the diet on my own and made many mistakes until I met with the nutritionist. My troubles started after taking Clindymycin. It was first thought I had CDiff but the GI doctor eventually diagnosed me with SIBO. Never thought an antibiotic could totally unbalance someone’s gut to this extent. I do believe diet is key to recovery in these cases and I am glad to read someone else is benefitting from it. Gives us all hope.

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By the way, I was also diagnosed with GERD ten years ago but have not needed medication since I started to limit sugar, carbs and lactose. It is now believed the acid suppressing medications we take for GERD are another contributor to dysbiosis. I don’t plan to go back to taking acid suppressing meds either. Have not needed them.

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Hello, I am sitting here thinking that sounds like me. Doctors diagnose acid reflux disease I was given Omeprizole. Having a lot of burning in upper abdomen after a meal but even upon awakening feeling the slight burn. I'd like to learn more about this because I am afraid to eat anything. Stopped eating meat 10 months now, hard to digest. I really need help.

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