That would explain a lot, right?
Maybe you've had low levels of T3 for years but you didn't realize it could have something to do with your IBS or SIBO.
I know you're asking yourself, is this food going to make me more bloated? You might even be scared of eating it.
Diet can be a useful tool to help you feel better but it is not something that needs to add more stress into your life. It is only a guideline, to get you to become aware of how your body reacts to certain foods and what you feel best eating.
Maybe you are craving mac and cheese. That's your comfort food. But how do you feel after eating it?
One place that patients often start with a SIBO or IBS diagnosis is a Low-FODMAP diet.
This diet is not treating your SIBO completely but can help. It is providing some relief but it won't address the underlying bacterial overgrowth and dysbiosis.
So it's completely optional if you want to try a Low-FODMAP diet right away or in a few months from now, while you treat your SIBO.
Watch the video above to learn more about what to eat and what to avoid!
What do you do once your antibacterial protocol to treat SIBO is done?
There is typically a break before starting the next round of antibacterial treatment if it's needed.
So, you have a few options:
1. Reassess your symptoms: are they better or worse?
2. Redo the SIBO test: to see how the levels of gases have changed
3. Try a prokinetic
Why are prokinetics important?
They do three things:
1. Maintain progress you have made with the antibacterial treatment
2. Can give symptomatic relief
3. Help to prevent relapse, which is common with SIBO
How do they work?
Unlike laxatives, they don't work on the large intestine primarily, although some can affect it. Prokinetics target the upper digestive system: the stomach and small intestine.
Prokinetics help the Migrating Motor Complex (MMC), which is affected in SIBO.
They are not habit forming like laxatives and can be used long term.
Prokinetics stimulate the smooth...