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  • heatherj
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    Hi Robray, Keep at it, and I’m sure you’ll figure it out! Its a long process, though, isn’t it? I have read that SIBO tests are about 80% accurate so there is a 20% chance that you have SIBO even if the results come back negative. On the other hand, I do encourage you try Fructose Malabsorption test. Or try a low FODMAPs diet and see it helps. I hope the bile supplements work. Not to put a wrench in things (or to go against anything Norm says!) but coconut oil actually causes me inflammation (blasphemous, I know!). I only say that so you will take note of any adverse symptoms you might have after ingesting coconut oil. I have read in forums that other people have similar reactions to coconut oil, so I’m not the only crazy one out there. Why should a girl like me not be able to eat grains, dairy, fructose, bone broth or coconut oil? Well, I haven’t been able to figure that out yet. But hopefully I will one day. 🙂

    Good luck with the whole process and especially getting through the holidays. If it helps at all, we have a whole gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low sugar (and still delicious!) holiday meal plan (from Thanksgiving to New Years) over at Stuffed Pepper. So if you’re hosting, maybe you will find inspiration and if you’re a guest, maybe you can bring something (?).

    Get better soon!

    heatherj
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    Hi Robray,

    Are you still having issues? I have been having problems with bone broth, too and I’ve been searching for information on it for months. I thought I was crazy, and that maybe it was something else in the ned, so I had some bone broth today, and it was clear that that was what I was reacting to. So I did more searching and read that bone broth contains free glutamines, which are supposed to be great for healing… in fact many people take L-glutamine as a supplement… but apparently the body turns glutamine into glutamate, and if you have a problem with MSG, (which I do!), then you could also have a sensitivity to glutamine. 🙁 I have not verified any of this information, I just saw it on various blog posts today. So I plan to continue researching this. But it is interesting.

    Also, I SWORE I had SIBO, because my symptoms were so very much a description of SIBO. But test results came back negative. I was actually depressed about this, because I was hoping to finally find a solution to all my troubles! I desperately asked the technicians where I took the test what else could it POSSIBLY be and they said the symptoms of Fructose Malabsorption (FM) look a lot like SIBO. So took the Fructose Malabsorption test and it was clear that I had FM. So if you have FM, then all that fruit you were eating could undoubtedly cause you issues! (Not that every fruit is a problem with FM, but many are, and excessive amounts are, too).

    Anyway, I hope that helps. I’d be curious to know how you’re doing now.

    heatherj
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    in reply to: Low FP Ingredients #4313

    good to know. thank you.

    heatherj
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    in reply to: Low FP Ingredients #4311

    I know what you mean re: maple syrup. 🙂 but I am pretty disciplined about my sweets intake. I’ve also been on low-carb and anti-candida diets. So for someone with fructose malabsorption would you recommend no more than one teaspoon per serving/sitting? I just want to use it to sweeten things like green smoothies, and margaritas 😉

    Great news on coconut milk!

    Thank you!

    hk

    heatherj
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    in reply to: Low FP Ingredients #4306

    Hi Norm,

    I have a couple of questions about ingredients.

    1) You list maple syrup as low in FP, so I assume its safe. But then you also list honey as low FP, and I thought that it wasn’t safe. All your recipes seem to use either dextrose – which I am wary of, because I have a gluten/grain sensitivity, or Splenda, which I have never been fond of – flavor-wise or chemical-wise. So could I use maple syrup (low FODMAP friendly, which is why I like it) as a safe substitute, in small amounts, in some of your recipes?

    2) Also, I’m a little confused on the status of coconut milk. I have a dairy intolerance, and so I drink coconut milk in my morning coffee, and sometimes use it in recipes in place of dairy. I use the canned version (not the refrigerated carton version). Is it safe?

    Thanks so much for your help. I’m excited to try out the diet. After a gluten- dairy- soy- free diet, then paleo, then FODMAPs, has only gotten me so far, I think this might be the missing piece!

    Heather

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