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5 Ways I Knew I Got Rid of My SIBO

Treating SIBO and getting rid of it for good is not an easy task. I was able to finally get rid of my SIBO and keep it from coming back. And I knew it was gone, not because I took another SIBO Breath Test, but because all of my SIBO symptoms were gone! Read this article to learn how I knew that I had beat my SIBO, without testing.

When Your Doctor Says You're Fine, Part 2 - Analyzing Stool Test Results

Stool testing can be an important diagnostic tool for anyone with an autoimmune disease, or chronic illness. These tests can give you an inside look into one of the most complex systems in your body, your gut.

However, simply relying on conventional stool testing, without doing your own research to determine how the lab is analyzing the sample could leave you with some missing pieces to your gut health puzzle.

I recommend using a functional stool test (like GI MAP or Viome) in order to get you the most complete and accurate read on what’s actually going on inside your gut.

These tests are going to be a little pricier than what you’ll get from your GI doc (and most likely won’t be covered by insurance), but if your finances allow it’s so totally worth it to have a higher degree of certainty that you aren’t missing anything in your gut that could be contributing to your ill health.

Tips For Reintroductions on the low-FODMAP Diet

The low-FODMAP diet isn’t forever, and it’s really only a tool to use to reduce your IBS and SIBO symptoms while you work on healing your gut and getting rid of any overgrowths.

I know how difficult it is to work on expanding your diet after you’ve been eating low-FODMAP for a while and feeling great. But it’s important to reintroduce these carbs as they’re the only source of food for your good gut bacteria.

So, I came up with a few tips for helping you get started in your FODMAP reintroductions!

#1: Work on introducing the category of FODMAPs you don’t react to

#2: Start with small portion sizes

#3: Support your digestion

#4: Don’t stop reintroducing if you experience some symptoms

My Health Journey

My health journey starts with a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, and continues today with issues like SIBO, leaky gut, dysbiosis, adrenal fatigue, liver toxicity, and overgrowths of pathogenic bacteria.

But, I’ve come such a long way, and have learned so much in the process. My gut is well on its way to healing and being the gut it used to be.