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Alcohol and SIBO

"Is it ok to drink alcohol?" is a question I hear frequently. The answer is essentially "Yes, maybe, sometimes". Wait, what? My first answer, the most general one, is Yes. It's ok to try anything when you have SIBO because we know that while food consumption may cause...

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My New Book – The SIBO Diet Plan!

My new book, The SIBO Diet Plan, is available now on Amazon.com., BarnesandNoble.com, Target.com and Walmart.com. I'm really excited to be able to share information about SIBO including a four week meal plan, a calming menu for flare states, shopping lists, over 90...

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5 Reasons to Reevaluate Your Strict SIBO Diet

As a nutritionist who just put out the book, The SIBO Diet Plan, one might guess I’m a stickler for people staying on a strict SIBO diet. However, one of my favorite phrases is, “The diet works for you, you don’t work for the diet.” This means that if a strict SIBO...

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Bulk Cooking Basics

Bulk cooking is typically when you cook multiple meals over the course of a whole or half day. You can then either freeze some portions of the meals to eat later or eat the meals over the course of the week. I don’t often have the luxury of a free day to spend cooking...

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Level Up Your Bone Broth

Ok, let’s be honest. Bone broth is great for you, but some people feel a bit blah about the taste. Not to fear, it’s time to take your bone broth to the next level. Try different add-ons for extra taste and nutrition. Here are a couple of combinations to try; feel...

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Connections: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & SIBO

Guest Post by Stephanie Kelly, Vital Food Therapeutics Nutrition Intern What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)? EDS is a range of roughly 6 types of possible genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues, specifically collagen synthesis, characterized by skin...

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Choosing Your SIBO Team

Tackling SIBO all on your own can create isolation, time issues and anxiety. It’s helpful to have an entire team because SIBO can be connected with many other conditions and people tend to have a large variety of symptoms. Your team size or members will likely change...

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8 Food Substitutions for a SIBO Diet

Starting a SIBO diet can be extremely challenging! Here are some substitutions to use for foods you may be missing: Garlic: Garlic is high FODMAP and is an issue for many people, even in small amounts. Substitute store bought garlic oil (Here are some recommended...

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20 Nutrient Dense Foods for a SIBO Diet

This post was created in conjunction with Brooke Hopfauf, The Nourished Roots. All of the foods listed are low FODMAP and are part of Dr. Siebecker’s SIBO Specific Food Guide, which limits polysaccharides and FODMAPs. Food sensitivities and reactions vary widely, so...

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