January 15, 2014 at 8:30 am #14668jdmc123Participant
Refeeding with brain fog, leaky gut, yeast and SIBO overgrowth. How does it work by refeeding with these issues? Can’t seem to get my head round this..
ThanksJanuary 15, 2014 at 8:33 am #14669jdmc123Participant
Also how do you refeed with blood sugar issues?March 27, 2014 at 2:57 am #16054ajdcollierParticipant
I’d like to know this too. I’ve had some increased sibo issues since I increased my carbs – potatoes, rice, etc.April 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm #16190May 26, 2014 at 2:40 am #16510ajdcollierParticipant
This still doesn’t answer my question. I have been diagnosed with SIBO. When I eat carbs, I bloat and gain weight fast. I have gained approx. 30 lbs since refeeding. Certain things are better, but I still get bloating and puffy, and no weight loss. With SIBO, there is bacteria in the upper small intestine that should not be there. Part of the treatment for SIBO involves avoiding specific carbohydrates because they feed this bacteria. Anyone have any real experience with this who can make recommendations, instead of just telling me to avoiding carbs? When I avoid carbs I may as well be committed because I don’t feel good physically or mentally.May 26, 2014 at 11:50 am #16514DavidModerator
Don’t cut carbs, but increase activity so you lose any extra weight you’re carrying. Digestion should improve with improved overall fitness.May 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm #16545TinaTParticipant
Um… David… have you read Matt’s books??
Increased activity can SLOW metabolism: more exercise = need for more calories. If more calories are not delivered, metabolism will slow down to compensate. This is the opposite of what we’re trying to achieve.
180, E4H and Diet Recovery are NOT about losing weight.
adjcollier – have you read the books? They really do help in understanding WHY all these suggestions for eating and refeeding are out there.
Matt mentions in E4H and DR2 both, that improving the metabolism will help move things through the digestive tract faster, and bacterial overload will improve (i.e. diminish). SO… anything you can do to up your core temperature with food – if carbs don’t work for you, how about some fat? Bacon? ice cream? What sounds good to you? If your body could ask for anything on the menu, what would it want you to eat?? Find that thing it wants – and then eat LOTS of it.
Be sure to get enough salt and not too much water, also. If you crave sugar – give in and have some of that, too.
Experiment with different foods, and find what works for YOU, personally. It’s a journey worth taking.May 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm #16547DavidModerator
Yeah, I’m aware my advice contrasts with the views presented in those books. But exercise and watching calories (not too low, but enough to gradually lose unwanted weight) has helped my digestive problems, while giving me more energy. I understand others will want to try different solutions.May 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #16557TinaTParticipant
Thanks David. I was a bit confused why a “moderator” on this forum would be advocating activities in direct opposition to the philosophies of 180, and so inline with “mainstream” diet mantras.May 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm #16561AnnaBParticipant
I second what Tina says. Increasing the body temp and metabolism can help your body clear many different kinds of infections. The re-feeding may be uncomfortable at first, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work.
Something else that might help- eat a shredded carrot every day- it helps remove bacteria, etc, from the gut.
Or you could try using activated charcoal- it can help clear out bad stuff in the gut as well.
There’s also antibiotics… I think the one for SIBO is rifraximim. You’ve probably already heard of it if you’ve been officially diagnosed. I know a lot of people that find Matt’s site often prefer a more natural approach and thus don’t want to take antibiotics, but if you’re not getting anywhere with re-feeding, it could be an option to just get you out of pain and over the current hump so you can make some progress. Some people report feeling better with a more “sterile” gut anyway (as in better after using antibiotics and eating daily carrots)… Instead of going the probiotic route. Something to look into.
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