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Avoiding FODMAPS to treat yeast and other intestinal problems?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I figured FODMAPS are the cause of SIBO, acid reflux and constipation. Am I right to make this generalization or could there be other reasons/causes for the combination of symptoms?

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on February 03, 2013
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I've never heard ANYONE claim that starch is "irritating" to the gut. But starch can feed pathogenic bacteria and fungi and cause them to overgrow. Starch = shitload-of-glucose = more food for the critters

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on November 24, 2012
at 08:53 PM

I would disagree with that generalization. The main thing with FODMAPs is that they cause gas, not the symptoms you describe.

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on February 03, 2013
at 04:28 AM

One discussion here:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html

She has a protocol that combines paleo and FODMAPS with ideas for treating SIBO.

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on January 05, 2013
at 11:28 PM

I don't buy the line about starch being an irritant to the gut. I'm not the only one:

Chris Kresser has a great article about this as well:

http://chriskresser.com/got-digestive-problems-take-it-easy-on-the-veggies

Soluble fiber: gentle to the gut; think cooked carrots, sweet potato, parsnips.

Insoluble fiber: harsh on gut; leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts.

When I was dealing with candida, at my worst, I was avoiding vinegar, mushrooms, starch and all fruit. While I'm not 100% sure I've killed it all off, my worst symptoms are gone and I eat fruit if I feel like it, and I sure as shit am not going up my sweet potatoes again!

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on February 03, 2013
at 12:24 AM

I've never heard ANYONE claim that starch is "irritating" to the gut. But starch can feed pathogenic bacteria and fungi and cause them to overgrow. Starch = shitload-of-glucose = more food for the critters

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on November 24, 2012
at 07:23 PM

i think starches are a big problem in digestive issues so i would avoid those (they are legal on FODMAPS).

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