Is Low Fermentation Diet Good For SIBO?

Is Low Fermentation Diet Good For SIBO?

October 8, 2019 7 By Ewald Bahringer


Eric Bakker, the naturopath from New Zealand. Thanks for coming back. SIBO and a low fermentation diet. I just found this interesting paper online. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, low fermentation
diet, SIBO diet. But I just can’t get my head around this. There’s some stuff in here that really just,
I don’t know, I just can’t work it out. No yogurt. It contains simple sugars like lactulose and
also bacteria. You’ll have a hard time cleaning the bowels
with yogurt. So these bacteria, which also produce gas
can cause more problems. What a load of crap! Yogurt’s one of the best foods to eat for
the gut. Now we’ve got a medical center telling you
not to eat any yogurt. Now the yogurt I’m talking about is actually
like real yogurt. It’s not the crap you buy in the shop. Okay? I think many people would not eat the yogurt
that I like. It’s the cell yogurt. It’s the Greek yogurt. It hasn’t been adopted or played with. They haven’t pumped all these artificial sugars
or crappy plastic econo fruit to them. This is like real stuff that you can make
at home. It’s got plenty of bacteria in it. Most of the lactulose or the lactose has gone
out of this. It will have been digested by the bacteria. Okay? I’ve yet to meet a sick patient with a gut
that can’t tolerate a teaspoon of yogurt. So I’ll often start a person on a teaspoon
of yogurt per day. If they can’t tolerate that, get it out of
their diet, clean up their gut, get the bacteria gone. But not with this damn Xifaxan. I still have these doctors telling me Xifaxan
is the best drug to clean up the bacteria SIBO. That’s not true. There are many natural agents at work in a
far superior sense over Xifaxan. Now, to take yogurt out of the diet, because
saying to people it producers gas, to me, that’s just a dumb statement. So on this page here, I can’t work out what
they’re putting here. Carbohydrates, and they’re saying rice, potatoes
and sweet potatoes are best. That’s true. But what they should also make as a statement
that they are better cooked and then the next day baked or fried. So if you do have gut issues, you’ll always
find that baked potatoes, especially baked sweet potato is better than boiled or mashed. Okay? So that’s a tip that I’ve worked out a long
time ago with experience. When you modify the carbohydrate with starch
after you’ve cooked it, like the following day, it tends to be much easier on the digestive
system. Good tip for you guys. And that’s all fine. Therefore, peanut butter is fine. Well, that’s not true because actually peanut
butter is a crappy kind of thing to eat. Think about aflatoxin, think about mold. Okay? Peanut also has a very high potential for
allergies with many people with SIBO or leaky gut. I never recommend peanuts to people until
they were in really good health and even then, I still think they’re a crappy food. They’re great for making pigs fat, but they’re
not a fantastic food for humans. They’re not nuts anyway, they’re legumes. I just don’t find them a food. If you want nuts, look at almonds, look at
Brazil nuts, look at nuts that offer true value that are actually… contain a high
level of nutrition without giving you the potential for molds or toxins. So be careful with peanuts. All right? Chocolate is allowed, but watch for milk chocolate. Chocolates should not really be allowed for
people with SIBO. It’s just not really a great food to have. Chocolate in very small amounts. Dark chocolate is good for healthy people,
but when the tummy’s a bit funny, I’d be very careful with chocolate. And then they’re saying Rice Krispies, they’re
ideal for breakfast. I mean, what kind of a medical clinic is this? Refined kind of starchy rise. Better giving people oats for breakfast or
eggs for breakfast. There are definitely better breakfast that
you can look at. So they’re also saying here to watch out for
steak houses because many people cook meat with butter and butter contains lactose. Well, I can tell you now, I’ve never seen
a problem with high quality butter with people. So small amounts of butter are fine to eat. So of course it may contain lactose, but if
you go and breathe the area outside, there’s probably lactose in the air that you’re breathing
anyway. I mean, be careful people of these kinds of
guys. Okay? These cookie cutter diets that you pin off
from the internet, these sorts of things, be very careful because you may actually believe
everything in there to be true. The diets that you need to follow in my opinion
with SIBO is a common sense diet. If you eat a food and you get gas or pain
out of it, cut that food out. But remember, test the gut to see what you’re
playing with before you introduce food into the gut. Okay? So before you strip everything out of your
diet, check to see what the gut needs in terms of treatment before you start making all these
kinds of radical diet changes. Now, I’ve been in this game 30 plus years
and I’ve seen just about every kind of diet you can imagine, hundreds of diets. And I find that most all of them are very
limiting in how they help people. The best diet for Mary Jo is Mary Jo’s diet. If you know what I mean, okay? It’s a diet that suits her gut the best. Now the gut for Mary Jo will be entirely different
from the gut from the doctor who wrote this paper. Right? So don’t fall for the trap that everybody
needs to follow a similar diet with SIBO, because I’ve yet to meet two people who’ve
got an identical microbiome. I’ve never found one. And therefore you need to really modify this
diet to suit yourself. Now you may be one of those people who can
say to me, “I can have three bananas with breakfast and a bowl of rolled oats. And then later on for lunch I would have two
slices of whole meal bread and I have no problem with that. But when I eat X, Y, Z, oh man. If I eat a piece of broccoli, ooh!” Okay, well, you worked it out. But don’t follow the line that you have to
be gluten free, lactose free, dairy free, this free, that free. In fact, if you keep going like that, you’ll
be friend free and probably husband or wife free because you’ll annoy that many people. Work out what suits you. Okay? Modify the diet to suit your own specific
needs, particularly if you’ve got SIBO or inflammatory bowel condition or a gut issue. And before you know it, you’ll work out exactly
what suits you and what doesn’t. And as your health improves, the tolerability
improves. You’ll eat more and more and more. All right? Don’t ever believe the line that you need
to stay off particular foods for the rest of your life, because when people tell you
that, you need to turn around and walk out the door. All right? Thanks for tuning in.