This one is going to go WAY against what dietitians, doctors, and even functional medicine doctors are going to tell you! The low FODMAP diet is the current diet of choice for IBS and SIBO. So why is it in my SIBO Mistakes series?
It’s not just your “bad” bugs that like FODMAPs- the good guys in your colon love FODMAPs, too! When you starve the bacteria in your small intestine it’s kind of like robbing Peter to pay Paul- yes, your small intestinal bacterial overgrowth will be kept at bay, but at what cost?
SIBO Mistake #2: Low FODMAP Diet
The good news is that it is possible to treat SIBO AND eat FODMAPs! Most often it can be done naturally, too! No, it’s not a quick fix, but it can be done. Through a combination of dietary modifications (NOT low FODMAPs), exercises, and supplements, I have seen great progress be made with this notoriously hard to treat condition.
If you are ready to work with me on your small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, please download my e-book “Why conventional Medicine CAN’T Cure IBS” below. The application process to become a patient is discussed in the last couple of pages of that book.
May you have your FODMAPs and eat them, too,