For anyone who has suffered from a chronic medical condition, you will probably sympathize with this statement: “I just want to be healthy already!” Unfortunately, there is no “flip of a switch” answer for recovery when you have SIBO or another chronic condition.
Healing from chronic illness requires self-control, determination, overcoming setbacks, and will-power. A huge part of this is developing a new approach to eating in a world surrounded by temptations, convenience food, and nutrient-poor options.
Having gone through the experience myself, I understand how overwhelming it can be to make dietary changes. As a holistic nutritionist specializing in SIBO and related conditions, my goal is to help you navigate these changes to make the process as streamline as possible.
I understand how overwhelming it can be to make dietary changes
A variety of dietary approaches have been proposed for reducing the symptoms of SIBO. I have experience working with the following diets:
- Dr. Siebecker’s SIBO Specific Diet
- Low FODMAP
- Low Sulfur (Thiols)
- Low Fruit
- Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
- Autoimmune Paleo (AIP)
Some of the categories of foods that are commonly limited or eliminated on a healing protocol include:
While it is not usually necessary to eliminate all of these categories, many who recover from SIBO have found that dietary changes were a necessary part of getting them feeling healthy again. These individuals often feel a sense of renewed hope when they are no longer controlled by their symptoms and can pinpoint which foods are triggers for them.
Unfortunately, some individuals who are desperate for symptom relief (including myself before I studied nutrition!) make drastic dietary changes without understanding the repercussions that can result from nutrient deficiencies. When eliminating an entire category of foods, there are many factors that must be considered to avoid creating even more serious issues.
Wondering if you might have nutrient deficiencies? Confused about which dietary approach to take? Thinking about taking supplements but don’t know what is best? Check out my services to see how I may be able to help you sort through the madness.