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New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C

Anyone suffering from IBS-C or SIBO needs to listen to this new information. I am so happy that research is ongoing, and this new treatment is exciting and easily accessible. I subscribe to Chris Kresser’s newsletter, and he recently interviewed gastrointologist and clinical researcher, Dr. Kenneth Brown on Revolution Health Radio. Here is the link!

Have a wonderful day!

RHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C—with Dr. Kenneth Brown

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Great Resource When You Don’t Have Time To Bake and For Ingredients When You Do

When You Just Want To Put Your Feet Up!

When You Just Want To Put Your Feet Up!

 

Have you heard of Wellbee’s, buzzing back to health?

It is a fabulous online bakery and food shopping experience for those on the SCD, GAPS or Paleo Diet. They are also Gluten Free, Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free.

They have a bakery completely dedicated to making food that is SCD Legal using honey for their sweetner. They are an invaluable resource for people who can’t just go anywhere to buy pre-made food. There products are good. I have been ordering from them for two years. What is also so nice about them, is you don’t have to spend hours reading ingredient labels and figuring out what products you can buy that aren’t going to mess with your digestion. They also offer prepacked portable snacks for travel, and when you are on the go, or don’t want to cook.

Some of my favorite items are their homemade croutons (I am a huge salad fan!), nut flours, a seasoning called Paleo Powder (this is a spice blend with all clean ingredients and no fillers), Lemon Infused Avocado Oil, Fermented Pickles, Pizza Crusts (Baked in their Bakery), Pecan Bread (Ditto on the Bakery), Duck Sauce, Ketchup, Hot Dog Buns (baked by them too), Granola and Apple Butter.

Switching your diet can be overwhelming at first. It is a huge learning curve, and they make it easier. I do want to point out, when you are beginning to heal your digestion, you will get the best results by spending time in phase one of a gut healing protocol. That means sticking to meat, vegetables, bone broth, healthy fat and a limited amount of fruit. Once you are seeing improvement and feeling much better, then is the time to add in nuts, seeds, honey, and grain free baked items one at a time and see how you do. This includes adding in dairy and legumes if tolerated. I want to mention that I don’t receive any payment at all from promoting them. They are just fantastic, and you should really know about them if you don’t already. Shout out to Donna! I am sure there are many that would benefit from this resource. I know it makes things so much easier for myself!

Check them out. Here’s the link!

Wellbee’s Prepared Food

Wishing you Happy Digestion!

Sam

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

A Must Listen If You Are Struggling with SIBO, Candida or Digestive Problems

Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac really knows his stuff when dealing with healing digestion. He is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. In his latest podcast he addresses how diet alone is not enough when trying to treat SIBO and Candida.

As you may know, I used antibiotics in conjunction with diet to rid myself of SIBO under the guidance of a naturopathic physician. I started this blog to empower myself and others to take charge of their digestion and regain vibrant health all while eating delicious food! Chris discusses FodMaps, SCD Diet, GAPS diet, Candida Diet, benefits of resistant starch, and going too low carb in this 30 minute must listen to podcast. You can find it here.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

My SIBO is Gone!

I received the results of my third SIBO test this week, and it is gone, gone, gone!  It took seven months, and I feel so good! I did not get rid of the SIBO with diet alone, but it was a big part of it.  I have been working with my naturopathic doctor, and took two courses of antibiotics over the last seven months.  I will be continuing to eat Low FodMap and Paleo in a SCD framework, so there will be plenty of new recipes that are Low FodMap, SCD and Paleo.  I have found with the FodMaps, as I have healed, I am able to tolerate some of the higher FodMap foods in my diet such as dried dates, (at the advice of my nutritionist) but not any that are “illegal” on SCD Low FodMap Diet, I have been following the diet very strictly.  Go Here to Get the Diet Printout. The key is moderation and listening to your body. If you try a food in the higher to moderate FodMap category, go slow and don’t overdo it.  It is important to me to get variety of nutritious food in my diet and incorporate them slowly.  If I have a reaction, I back off and go back to lower FodMap, trying again later.  Also, wait until you are symptom free before incorporating some of the moderate and then higher FodMap foods. Make sure to look at the tags at the top of each recipe to see if it has a Low FodMap tag.  Some of the recipes are not on the low, low spectrum, so I don’t tag those as Low FodMap.  Get to know the list of foods that are high and low. Take the list to the grocery store with you to refer to. I found this very helpful. SIBO can reoccur if you go back to a Standard American Diet (SAD). I was originally eating Paleo for two years, but tweaked it to a SCD Low FodMap protocol within a Paleo template after being diagnosed with SIBO. It is important to know that Low FodMap is not a long term fix. Eating Low FodMap for too long can disrupt your microbiome and the good bacteria in your digestive tract. It is a short term symptom reliever allowing some of the bad bacteria in the small intestine to die off.  Everyone has different food tolerances and intolerances, so I encourage you to get in touch with your digestion, and find what works best for you, and get tested if you suspect you have SIBO. If you have SIBO it is very helpful to work with an experienced practitioner. You can go here to read more about it. This isn’t medical advice, just my story and experience. Wishing you a happy nutritious day!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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