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Tue, Feb 12 12:57pm · Unexplained diarrhea,malabsorption,dizziness,feeling faint, confusion in Digestive Health

Ask for the SIBO test – small intestine bacterial overgrowth. The diet is strict, but it works. Ask your consultant about the FODMAP diet, developed by Monash University. It’s not easy but I’ve gone from having a hardly functioning digestive system, always worried about going out, unable to travel, to being able to visit India ( on a very restricted diet!), Russia (Russian food is great for me) and many European countries. Good luck!

Oct 3, 2018 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth in Digestive Health

FODMAP is definitely a life-saver, but only if you stick rigidly to the rules for a long time. My specialist dietician told me many people say it doesn’t work, but she always finds that they haven’t been able to follow the diet precisely.

Mar 2, 2018 · Small intestine bacterial overgrowth in Digestive Health

By the way, FODMAP says you shouldn’t take any of the kind of medication or supplements you mention whilst on the diet.

Mar 2, 2018 · Small intestine bacterial overgrowth in Digestive Health

You get used to the vegetables you can eat. I miss onions, garlic, mushrooms and that kind of thing. Gluten free bread is readlly available, as is lactose free milk. Fermented cheeses are fine in moderation. You really have to boost your protein intake without using pulses. Difficult for vegetarians. Good luck with it. It really works for me.

Mar 2, 2018 · Small intestine bacterial overgrowth in Digestive Health

Look at my reply about the FODMAP diet (Australian). Smoothies definitely out! You have to follow it carefully under the supervision of a specialist dietitian and it’s not easy for everyone. You need to give it at least 4 months. Treatment is free in Britain but I don’t know about the US.

Feb 27, 2018 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth in Digestive Health

After years of struggling with a condition eventually diagnosed as SIBO and only marginal
Improvement on a rolling progmme of antibiotics, I was referred to an NHS FODMAP dietitian ( you can look up the FODMAP diet online). After six months of strict adherence to the diet my condition has stabilised and I’m eating more. I still make mistakes and suffer for it but it really did the trick for me. My only problems surround eating in restaurants and in other people’s homes, plus the fact that FODMAP isn’t supposed to be permanent – I don’t know if I can ever come off it.

Dec 22, 2016 · Small intestine bacterial overgrowth in Digestive Health

I have also been concerned about using raw egg yolk to make mayonnaise. I have found a Roumanian recipe which uses cooked yolks. I’m going to try it. Also, after having been a life long vegetarian I have very reluctantly opted to include fish and some chicken in my diet in order to take in sufficient protein. I also add butter to vegetables to ensure sufficient fat intake.

Dec 22, 2016 · Small intestine bacterial overgrowth in Digestive Health

I bought an American book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, which contains information and recipes for all chronic gut conditions which cause diarrhea. I also have a list of permitted foods and drinks on my notice board for the Carbohydrate Specific Diet. Any thing that causes problems I eliminate on top of that. I take a high-powered probiotic to counteract the effects of antibiotics and a full DRD of Vits B12 and VitD. For instance, breakfast might be scrambled eggs, lunch fish, chicken or fermented cheese with home made cranberry sauce or chutney ( made with honey) and steamed vegetables. Dinner might be something similar. Expect to have a withdrawal headache to begin with but it will go away. In my opinion, none of the so-called bread recipes are any good.