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Does anyone know about cases where increased fat consumption aggravates irritable bowel syndrome?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM

That's the question.

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on December 16, 2010
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I asked for the highest dose possible, for a 10-day application. He looked at me funny and said, "then you're asking me to be not a doctor but an order taker..." Exactly! Anyway, he did it. Problem solved--provided I abstained from any starchy vegetables or high-carbohydrate fruits. Note I used ZERO probiotics. In other experiments, I found probiotics actually aggravated my condition.

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My hypothesis is that IBS caused by SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) will be cured by a high fat diet. This is because most carbs will feed unhealthy SI bacteria. The overgrowth triggers premature elimination. Here was my test (not conclusive of course, n=1, etc., etc., don't try this at home): I went to the urgent care and told them that I suspected I'd been exposed to a bad bug at a restaurant; I asked specifically for Rifaximan, a non-systemic antibiotic (heard about it in a PubMed article related to curing SIBO in celiac patients). [To be continued in next comment]

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Had IBS for 7 years and listened to all the advice about staying away from fat, but nothing changed. I agree above...I now find the opposite affect.

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on December 16, 2010
at 07:23 PM

Tons of info out there about why fat and IBS don't agree, usually due to muscle spasms digestion.

I would talk to a gastroenterologist if you don't know your direct cause.

Barring doctor, I'd do an elimination diet to narrow down the cause/identify allergies.

If you're bot already super strict no gluten, pretend you're celiac 30 days and avoid it like it's going to kill you instantly and see if your symptoms change.

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531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

on December 16, 2010
at 07:22 PM

I find it is exactly the opposite.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:46 PM

I asked for the highest dose possible, for a 10-day application. He looked at me funny and said, "then you're asking me to be not a doctor but an order taker..." Exactly! Anyway, he did it. Problem solved--provided I abstained from any starchy vegetables or high-carbohydrate fruits. Note I used ZERO probiotics. In other experiments, I found probiotics actually aggravated my condition.

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:18 PM

Had IBS for 7 years and listened to all the advice about staying away from fat, but nothing changed. I agree above...I now find the opposite affect.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:44 PM

My hypothesis is that IBS caused by SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) will be cured by a high fat diet. This is because most carbs will feed unhealthy SI bacteria. The overgrowth triggers premature elimination. Here was my test (not conclusive of course, n=1, etc., etc., don't try this at home): I went to the urgent care and told them that I suspected I'd been exposed to a bad bug at a restaurant; I asked specifically for Rifaximan, a non-systemic antibiotic (heard about it in a PubMed article related to curing SIBO in celiac patients). [To be continued in next comment]

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on December 16, 2010
at 10:48 PM

If you've got gallstones, it may be causing IBS. That in turn would only show up after eating a lots of fat. Fat isn't the real issue, but fat appears to be causing the problem at first blush

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on December 16, 2010
at 07:27 PM

When I was in college, I got very sick with some kind of intestinal prob. The doctors were useless about helping (surprise surprise) and to this day, I don't know what exactly it was. My guess was some kind of severe problem caused by eating super crappy cafeteria food at school. I was sick for 3 months, lost a huge ton of weight, and basically only got over it when I got so sick that I stopped eating food other than a few bites of rice each day. Whatever it was, the rice only diet actually fixed most of it rather quickly.

But a side effect was it was actually months and months, really almost a year before I could handle eating much fat at all or I would feel the symptoms coming back very quickly (severe nausea). I think that illness caused severe damage that took a long time to heal. That time period and prob with fat was actually in contrast to the whole rest of my life, before and after, in which I could eat as much fat as I pleased with no problems. But during that time, there were few foods that I could eat safely and those were processed grains and rice. Small amounts of smoked salmon were OK (that stuff is lowfat) but if I ate too much (more than one small serving per day), even that would make me sick.

My suspicion is that if the organism is sick, then foods that would normally be healthy may no longer be able to be tolerated until after health returns. In my case, seems like my intestines could not handle anything that was not super bland. Even if those things were healthy for the rest of my body, my digestive tract was too damaged to handle them.

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