The following websites are great places to learn more about SIBO, IBS, FODMAPS and other relevant acronyms. Research, treatment, food lists, you name it. Happy surfing!
SIBO stands for Small Bacterial Intestinal Overgrowth and may be present in up to 75% of people with IBS. Dr. Allison Siebecker out in Portland, Oregon is one of our leading natural medicine experts on SIBO. siboinfo.com is her website. Go there and click on the About SIBO menu tag to get all your basic questions answered, including up to date testing and treatment recommendations.
FODMAPS is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These carbohydrates feed gut bacteria and can lead to painful symptoms in people with IBS. Registered Dietitian Kate Scarlata is an IBS and FODMAPS expert based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has the best at-a-glance low-FODMAPS handout I've seen anywhere, and lots of other fantastic resources on her various online sites. Click here to visit Kate's website and learn more.
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) was the first nutritional system to identify and address the association between GI symptoms, intestinal inflammation and fermentable carbohydrates and starches. To learn more, check out scdlifestyle.com and breakingtheviciouscycle.info.
The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) was developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride. GAPS adds a nourishing, traditional twist to the foundational SCD noted above. GAPS food features homemade meat stock, bone broth (not suitable for everyone with SIBO, fyi) and lactose-free 24-hour yogurt. Click here to learn more.