This one is going to go WAY against what dietitians, doctors, and even most functional medicine doctors are going to tell you. The low FODMAP diet is currently the diet of choice for IBS caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Why is it in my SIBO Mistakes series?
It's not just your "bad bugs" that like fiber and FODMAPs- the "good" bacteria 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 SIBO symptoms will be kept at bay, but at what cost?
SIBO Mistake #2: Low FODMAP Diet/Eliminating FODMAPs
The good news is that it IS possible to treat SIBO naturally and effectively. 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 want to work with me, 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,