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Low FODMAP diet and diverticulitis

Low FODMAP diet and diverticulitis

It’s well-known that the low FODMAP diet can help relieve symptoms in those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, this special diet may be more versatile than ever imagined. This is because recent studies show that the low FODMAP diet may be helpful for those with another gastrointestinal condition known as diverticulitis. Let’s learn a little more about this condition and how the low FODMAP diet may help those suffering from diverticulitis symptoms. What is diverticulitis? Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that are found mostly in the lower part of the large intestine.  They are caused when weak areas of...

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SIBO Test

SIBO Test

So, you’ve been diagnosed with a digestive condition such as irritable bowel syndrome, cut out gluten and any trigger foods, and still have symptoms. The next step should be to get tested for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). If you are not sure what to ask for, read below for information on the most common testing used to diagnose SIBO. Breath testing Breath testing is the most common and least expensive form of testing for SIBO. This type of testing helps detect the presence of any methane or hydrogen, which are gases that the body itself cannot produce. If colonic-type...

Jul 11, 2018 0 comments

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SIBO diet

SIBO diet

SIBO Diet SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is in a category all its own as far as diet goes. Although a gluten-free and lactose-free diet may work for some with this digestive condition, it usually warrants a more specific diet. No particular eating regimen has been standardized as a SIBO diet treatment. However, follow these tips to help you create a diet regimen that will work best for you and your SIBO treatment. Go Elemental One option that has been found to be effective in initial treatment of SIBO is an elemental diet.  This type of diet is highly...

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What is SIBO?

What is SIBO?

Have you been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease, put yourself on an IBS-friendly diet, but are still experiencing symptoms? If so, then you may be living with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, also known as SIBO. What exactly is SIBO? SIBO is a digestive syndrome that is basically an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.  The most common symptoms of SIBO include diarrhea and malabsorption, the latter which can present as vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Other symptoms of SIBO may include: Gas Bloating Abdominal pain and cramping Constipation, although SIBO is more commonly associated with those...

Jul 04, 2018 0 comments

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