Emily T Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 So I finished my whole30 and I am so happy it went so well. But I am still having GI issues that lead me to believe I may have SIBO or leaky gut and I am really trying to fix these. Basically the symptoms I have are constipation and bloating, not in response to specific foods but pretty much all the time. I've been taking 1 teaspoon coconut oil in the morning the past three days which cured the constipation but threw me over the edge in the opposite direction - nausea, upset stomach, loud gurgling, and diarrhea. I am going to continue to document my progress here and record my symptoms as things move along. I have based this plan on this article as well as other internet-based research, though I have an appointment with my GI doctor Wednesday and hopefully can be tested for SIBO at that point. First, the rules: 1. No nuts, seeds, or nut butters 2. Bone broth - at least 1 cup per day 3. Supplement with garlic (in cooking) and coconut (supplements, as the oil makes me terribly nauseated and gives severe diarrhea) 4. One serving of probiotic food daily (kimchi, kefir, pickles, yogurt, etc) - not at the same time as the coconut, as it seems to make me sick! 5. Digestive enzymes - avoid in first week. If symptoms do not improve, add in second or third week. 5. Small amounts of sugar are permitted as additives in things like bacon, chipotle peppers, etc. Honey is permitted if required in a recipe for a savory dish. 7. No grains, legumes, or soy. 8. White potatoes - permitted, but does not count as a vegetable - cannot push green stuff off the plate! 9. Dairy - I plan to reintroduce cheese and yogurt slowly (I have never ever had a bad reaction to dairy and I really missed cheese - but I will start with 1-2 servings per week). 10. Sweets - No traditional cakes/cookies/sweets. I plan to enjoy some paleo treats (homemade date bars or paleo pancakes!) or wine at some point, being mindful that this will impact the healing process and that I can easily go overboard if not careful. I would welcome any suggestions on ways to improve my diet to heal my intestines and digestive tract! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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