SIBO and the Paleo diet

Learn more about SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and my approach to getting under control with a combination of the Paleo / SCD / GAPS diet with my latest article on my new website paleo-dietitian.com. Click here to read it.

My article also includes a free PDF food list that you can download to help you determine what should and shouldn’t eat in addition to lots of important tips to manage SIBO.

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5 thoughts on “SIBO and the Paleo diet

  1. What would be the factors that deferenciatte between fodmaps issue and sibo? I am trying to determine which route is the best. I have been following the mainstream fodmap free diet that includes gluten free grains. I do o.k on this, but any slight, and I mean slight slip up and I have a flare with bloating and constipation that can last up to 4days. fructans are a big trigger, but am finding that I am getting more sensitive to all the groups as time goes by. Thanks for your time.
    Angela

    • Hi Angela! Usually, people with SIBO will also react to “safe” low-FODMAP carbohydrates, such as white potato, white rice, regular sugar and even dextrose. However, I believe that FODMAP and SIBO probably coexist more often than not or that one can lead to the other. Following the approach describe in the SIBO page of my website (http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html) might be the best way to get a hold of your symptoms in the long term and hopefully improve your tolerance. Good luck!

      • Thank-you, this is such a challenge. I get overwhelmed with how fast the info is changing. I just found your site, and yours makes the most sense. Is there a cleanse that you might recommend or protocol? I am doing black walnut tincture and oil of oregano. Did pepermint oil and it did nothing. Is there any fiber source that i can use, I get constipated very easily. How about coconut flour? Thanks again.
        Angela

      • Sorry, I don’t have any cleanse to recommend. I was successful with ADP oil of oregano, but it can depend on if you have multiples bacteria/parasite infecting your intestines and your own individual response… it is probably best to work with a naturopathic doctor on that side. If you get constipated, I would suggest taking probiotic, increasing your fat intake or taking magnesium (Natural Calm for example) at bedtime, these 3 factors have more impact than fiber to get things moving. Coconut flour is a good flour to use, but I believe it can be harsh on damaged intestines. I don’t tolerate it myself.

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