Look for the GAPS support thread on these forums, GAPS is basically low FODMAP plus bone broth and probiotics, and is aimed at healing the gut so that if the incompatibility is caused by an infection or a damaged colon (as opposed to a genetic factor) then you should be able to tolerate them better. Understanding that the healing will take time, of course.
EDIT: here's the link: GAPS support thread
Started Feb 18 2011
Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.
You just have to keep on searching every route possible until you find the trouble.
Eliminating FODMAPS made a huge difference for my long term GI issues. I recently realized that my probiotics may be causing problems and I think they're FODMAP related?! My issues improved even more after stopping them, but I know that probiotics in general are a huge help, so I'd like to find one that I can take. Can anyone recommend a good low-FODMAP-friendly probiotic?
Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Did you ever find out what was causing your issues, and if so, how did you solve them? I've been having EXACTLY the same issues for the last 5 months, and all the tests & procedures (thousands of $ worth- literally) haven't turned up any results. I've been on a liquid diet for 2 weeks and I seem to be fine (as far as digestion goes, at least), but I know I can't keep it up. I'm planning on going FODMAP-free for at least 4 weeks after I start re-introducing more solid foods. Were you "cured" after eliminating FODMAPs? Are you still having issues? Anything? Please help, I'm a little desperate for answers... Thanks
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf
I'm sorry to hear you are going through the same thing. I was doing better on a strict FODMAP diet. Then I became pregnant and started having a lot of cravings for non-FODMAP foods. So one day I just listened to what I was craving and....no pain. This has continued throughout the entire pregnancy. I've heard of babies passing onto the mothers "protection" for certain illnesses, so now whether it will return after I have had the baby I don't know. I'm sorry I'm not much help as I see getting pregnant isn't probably an ideal solution lol. I will say, though, that while doing FODMAPS I had no problems unless I slipped up and ate something seasoned the wrong way at a restaurant or whatnot. I stuck mostly with meat and sweet potatoes for a really long time.
We would like to start FOODMAPs, but the info seems so contradictory. Some sites include all cruciferous veggies as bad, some by whatever reason say bok choy is Okay? Why bok choy? Same with eggplant. Some want to eliminate all fruit, this chart says grapes are Okay??? I am so confused.
Are there vegetables that one can eat save for zucchini?
Last edited by Leida; 08-10-2012 at 10:33 AM.
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I think most of my food is fodmaps. If I tried eliminating them, I'd be eating water all day. If anything, I'm about to take a step in the other direction and include some non-primal fare more often. Canola oil is in a lot of foods that are otherwise looking good. Having it banned means we stand in the store flipping things over for hours and shaking our heads. I kind of miss eating.
I know, I'm the devil. Throw holy water at me and watch it sizzle.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.