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Pam, I would also add that for most cases of IC, to be honest and with respect, what is the point in testing for SIBO? It is highly likely that most of us have it. This diet is pretty darn easy to follow and worth a shot for a good solid 2 or 3 months for ANYONE with IC!! In addition, if you google a good list of Candida symptoms, my IC doctor has found that nearly EVERYONE has candida also. So in my opinion it is REALLY important for symptom reduction and GUT HEALING to cut out SUGAR (and alcholol for a while, especially in the presence of candida) The problem with treating candida effectively is that it requires strong antifungals which can be very hard on someone with IC that already has a lot of inflammation. This is why it is important to work with someone like Dr. Brizman ICAMA.org.