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I'm coming to the end of my second whole 30, my first was in January. I have previously experienced IBS symptoms but these cleared up when I initially started eating paleo nearly a year ago. A few weeks ago I started having symptoms again. A week into this whole 30 I decided to experiment with fodmaps as I was noticing foods to avoid on that list seemed to be exasperating my symptoms. I've found that I need to avoid cauliflower, broccoli, apples, onions and cabbage but avocado and brussel sprouts seem to be ok. Should I be avoiding these foods anyway? I wonder if just because they don't cause the same reaction, consuming them may be inhibiting my gut from healing? Does anyone have any experience with this, thanks :-)

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Hi kara, the thing with FODMAPS is that you don't usually have a reaction to all of them, or the reaction may be milder. I can't have broccoli or onions no matter what. But I can have cauliflower, but not every night. I wouldn't avoid anything that you don't have a reaction to or just limit how much you have of them.

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The volume may matter as well, if you don't consume some items in higher volumes. Generally I'm okay with FODMAPs, but even a tiny amount of agave nectar makes me sick as a dog.

 

If I eat something insanely high in onions (onion curry) or leeks I can feel really bloated, sick and strange, but it doesn't last more than a few days.

 

A lot of people who struggle with apple also struggle with pear.

 

Do you do okay with any of the other alliums? Spring onions? Garlic? Leeks?

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Thanks for your responses. I seem to be able to tolerate cooked apples. Garlic is ok too and I'm going to try leek this week. Feeling heaps better avoiding cabbage, cauli and broccoli.

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