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SIBO - 4 facts from a dietician

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm
by ViewsAskew
I have no idea how well versed this dietician is in SIBO; she does mention research but does not cite it (of course, she is writing for an audience that doesn't likely care if they see citations). She seems to believe FODMAP is the only diet that will control the symptoms.

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/b ... ting-wrong

Re: SIBO - 4 facts from a dietician

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 am
by badnights
Seems a sensible article, for once. She says no diet will control symptoms but can help manage them while the SIBO is being treated, and the low-FODMAP one is the best "bang for your buck" (highest ratio of effectiveness to restrictiveness).

I mocked it at the time. but the naturopathic treatments I used over a period of months in 2014 actually fixed me. I used to (since when? I don't know what it started) I used to feel stabbing pain almost any time I ate. I couldn't relate it to anything in particular - something that seemed to set it off once would be ok next time - and although it felt like it, it wasn;t food poisoning because no one else got sick. Doctor diagnosed SIBO (I was seeing her for WED/RLS though! she was a holistic practitioner and quickly found out about my gut issues just by asking specific questions). She sent me to the naturopath - whom I mocked to myself.

I took herbals things (I guess with antibiotic properties) multiple times a day at first, preceded each time by an enzyme pill that broke down biofilms (the protective mucousy slime covering a bacterial colony) . The number of times per day decreased over 3 or 4 months. At some point the pain from eating stopped. I didn't believe it was really gone, because I had read that it usually came back. Sure enough, after eating poorly in the field for 3 weeks during 2015, it came back; I self-treated a shorter and wayh less rigid program, adn it went away and I havne't felt it since.

I also eat raw kimchi or saurkraut almost every day. And I took Saccharomyces boulardii for a long time in 2014-15.

Re: SIBO - 4 facts from a dietician

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:43 pm
by Oozz
badnights wrote:Seems a sensible article, for once. She says no diet will control symptoms but can help manage them while the SIBO is being treated, and the low-FODMAP one is the best "bang for your buck" (highest ratio of effectiveness to restrictiveness).

I mocked it at the time. but the naturopathic treatments I used over a period of months in 2014 actually fixed me. I used to (since when? I don't know what it started) I used to feel stabbing pain almost any time I ate. I couldn't relate it to anything in particular - something that seemed to set it off once would be ok next time - and although it felt like it, it wasn;t food poisoning because no one else got sick. Doctor diagnosed SIBO (I was seeing her for WED/RLS though! she was a holistic practitioner and quickly found out about my gut issues just by asking specific questions). She sent me to the naturopath - whom I mocked to myself.

I took herbals things (I guess with antibiotic properties) multiple times a day at first, preceded each time by an enzyme pill that broke down biofilms (the protective mucousy slime covering a bacterial colony) . The number of times per day decreased over 3 or 4 months. At some point the pain from eating stopped. I didn't believe it was really gone, because I had read that it usually came back. Sure enough, after eating poorly in the field for 3 weeks during 2015, it came back; I self-treated a shorter and wayh less rigid program, adn it went away and I havne't felt it since.

I also eat raw kimchi or saurkraut almost every day. And I took Saccharomyces boulardii for a long time in 2014-15.


Did you notice any changes in your RLS?

Re: SIBO - 4 facts from a dietician

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:34 am
by badnights
Oozz wrote:Did you notice any changes in your RLS?

It's hard to say what affected my WED/RLS since I made some massive dietary changes at the same time. Yes, my WED/RLS got better - over 2 years I was able to reduce my meds every 3-6 months til I was at slightly under half what I had been taking. But I don't know if it's because the SIBO is gone, or would have happened anyway.

I suspect the SIBO elimination must have helped, because absorption of all those nutrients from my new diet would have been better.