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TERRIBLE IBS AND FODMAPS

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Hi my paleofriends, I'm writing because of my ibs. Going paleo my ibs 80% gone. But the only veggie I ate was the carrot, who is a LOW fodmmap, so it is good. 7 days ago I started to eat Broccoli, a few and this last 3 days a lot. In these last 3 days I ate broccoli and spinach for the first time on my life, result? Now I've got TERRIBLY gas in my gut, pain, and luckily no diarrhea! But believe me, much,much pain. I read that BROCCOLI are HIGH fodmaps veggies, so I said, That.s the broccoli who made me sick!

Could It be? Maybe I should followe the fodmaps diet? I will for sure eliminate broccoli for now.

Hope someone will answer to me

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on January 29, 2013
at 10:23 PM

Spinach is one of the highest natural sources of oxalic acid as well, I have an oxalate sensitivity. You may as well.

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on January 29, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Here is a great list of safe and unsafe paleo foods for FODMAPS:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/support-files/Paleo-FODMAP-food-list.pdf

Broccoli/cauliflower/cabbage are the WORST. If you really want to eat them, take enzymes with your meals. Even something simple like Beano should help.

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on January 29, 2013
at 06:50 PM

Yes, eliminate the broccoli (who wants to hurt that bad?) and experiment carefully with the other cruciferous vegetables.

My experiment with FODMAPS taught me I need to watch milk (lactose) and cruciferous vegetables (raffinose), so I understand your pain completely. A life without Brussels sprouts makes me sad, but I'll survive. :-)

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