I also hope to get my 12-year-old daughter on board so she can do the restart with me. She's hitting a stage of her life where she can really get her head around nutrition and good choices, but she doesn't quite yet know how great she will feel if she actually makes the good choices!
@abacuyani. There are several SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) diets out there, SCD, GAPS, Low FODMAP, and Ceders-Sinai Diet. What they all have in common is limiting fermentable sugars and starches to improve bloating and tummy pain. This should work well with the RESTART® program which also focuses on obtaining carbohydrates from low-sugar, non-starchy veggies. This list gives you some idea what your options are: http://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_specific_diet_food_guide_sept_2014.pdf.
That is the exact handout that my naturopath just gave me. :) it's the diet I'm going to try to follow for a while. Do you recommend avoiding all grains? Grains aren't listed on the handout at all
@abacuyani. If you're avoiding FODMAPs, then you'll want to avoid gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, and rye, because these grains contain a lot of Fructans that can cause bloating with SIBO, quite apart from the effects of gluten. (Incidentally, this will only help you on the RESTART® program). Fructans are probably the reason why many people feel better not eating wheat, with or without gluten sensitivity. As for other grains like rice, or pseudograins like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat, you'll have to experiment on yourself and see what your tummy can handle.
Yeah, I don't think I do well with rice, but not sure about the pseudograins...
I may need a RESTART after the holidays. I plan to eat to many grain free honey sweetened treats on Christmas!
Me too. I'll be doing the program right along with everyone else!
I had 5 Christmas parties in the last week and my body is definitely feeling the sugar overload. I definitely need a restart! :)
My wife I and just got back from a weekend away from the kids in which we consciously ate whatever we wanted, including amazing desserts. The first night, I felt great. It was like, what's all the fuss? But by the end of the second day it was hitting me: the sugar stupor, the tangled GI system, the whipsawing moods. Sometimes I think we try so hard to have a good time that we just make it HARD. I'm looking forward to a restart too!
Seriously, I always think it will be no big deal. But then my body proves me wrong!
What about gluten free oats? Are they considered a grain or pseudograins?
Oats are a grain. And they are complicated. New research shows that even gluten-free oats can cause significant symptoms in gluten-sensitive individuals, depending on the cultivar of oats used. Turns out, different oat cultivars express different amounts of a protein called Avenin. And Avenin cross-reacts with gluten (G12) antibodies. Since there is no way to tell if you're getting a high-avenin or low-avenin cultivar of "GF oats" (the suppliers themselves won't even know), it is recommend to avoid all oats, if you are gluten sensitive. http://holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-h-n/nutrition-a-lifestyle/1672-are-oats-really-gluten-free.html
Thank you. That's helpful information. I'm very excited about winning the restart program! I know begins on January 6 at seven. Will be every Wednesday at 7 o'clock for five weeks? Just wanting to get it in my calendar :-)
Yes, Wednesdays at 7pm, Pacific Standard Time. January 6th - February 3rd, 2016. Welcome aboard!
Do you know of anywhere to find recipes that follow the guidelines of that SIBO diet handout that you posted?
Ok so I'm thinking about trying GAPS. I'm little grossed out by making my own bone broth. Do you know anywhere I can buy some????
GAPS recipes are all over Pinterest. More than enough to keep you busy. As far as bone broth is concerned, it's essentially just chicken or beef stock with a longer simmer time, 12-24hrs. I usually just make it with leftover veggie cuttings and leftover chicken bones. If you don't want to make it yourself, these guys look like they're doing a good job (although I haven't tried their product): http://www.bonebroths.com/
If I could just jump in here.... I encourage you to make your own bone broth! It's easy, especially if you cook frequently. I pretty much always have ziplocks of bones in my freezer (we cook lots of whole chickens and bone-in meats); I always use an onion and a carrot in there too, and then whatever other veggies are on hand. If you don't want to simmer on your stove for 24 hours a crockpot works just as well. I just made my first batch of bone broth in a pressure cooker (Christmas gift, yay!) and it turned out divine in an hour. I like to throw in a little apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon or two of fish sauce. It seems like Whole Foods is starting to carry bone broth; I think I've seen it there.
Thank you so much for the info. I'm going to try it in the crock pot :)
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