SIBO-Friendly Meal Plan: Low-Sulfur diet Guide
SIBO-Friendly Meal Plan: Low-Sulfur diet Guide
It's normal and ok to not eat perfectly > but the foods we choose do make a difference. This meal plan along with the supplements mentioned below will help re-balance your microbiome. "Food can cure you more than the medical system".
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Excessive Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) producing bacteria can cause you to pass very smelly gas, almost like rotten eggs. It can also cause bladder pain, nausea, excessive Diarrhea, redness and blotchy skin along with acne and rashes. Hydrogen Sulfide can be brought back under control in a matter of days. This diet along with a few supplements can help. Keep reading.
Yes, this is a SIBO friendly meal plan, "low in sulfur." was designed by Jessica Pecush in partnership with SIBO Clinic Canada. Jessica is a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ and AIP Certified Coach®. This specific meal plan has been adapted through clinical experience and is approved by Dr. Christian Turbide (Gastroenterologist).
Why Foods Low In Sulfur?
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a third gas associated with SIBO. H2S Serves as a gasotransmitter in the regulation of organ development and the maintenance of homeostasis in the tissue. We need it as humans, BUT excessive exposure to H2S could lead to cellular toxicity and increase the risk of various diseases. H2S derived from GUT microbes is associated with gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
This gas has shown to have both beneficial and detrimental impacts on the gastrointestinal tract, depending on the quantities found in the human microbiome. Gut microbiota intelligently regulates the bioavailability and metabolism of H2S. When the human body recognizes that we are low in sulfate, it can adapt and grow more H2S-producing bacteria, since H2S gas can be used to produce sulfate where it is needed.
However, if these bacteria become elevated, this can lead to many symptoms of H2S toxicity, such as: gas (smelly like rotten eggs), chronic fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, diarrhea or constipation, a ’leaky gut’, redness, dizziness, acne or rashes, itchiness, periodontal disease, halitosis, joint pain or bladder pain. INTOLERANCE TO SULFUROUS FOODS WILL BECOME PREVALENT! Therefore, we have created the Low-Sulfur, SIBO-Friendly Diet Meal Plan.
While there are many foods that contain some degree of sulfur in an anti-inflammatory, whole foods-based diet, several heavy-hitters have been removed from this meal plan for the time being.
Rather, it relies on plant-rich, from-scratch recipes that will have you feeling more comfortable.
It's specifically designed to help decrease intake of sulfur-rich foods, decreasing the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide produced and reducing many elevated H2S-based symptoms. It is also Low-FODMAP, specifically designed around SIBO: "TWO plans built in one".
Therefore, all food ingredients are both Low-FODMAP friendly, as well as compliant with the 'Restricted' Diet recommendations for SIBO. *The fruit servings, in particular, are compliant with ‘Low-FODMAP’-friendly limits.
The meal plan includes:
An itemized grocery list, recipes, a 2-week menu and a bonus snack bundle option for those who need the extra calories/energy between meals to remain sustained. Easy and convenient.
Foods high in H2S (can excessively worsen symptoms) that you need to avoid include:
Eggs, garlic, kale, asparagus, onion, leek, shallot, dried fruits, cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts), mustard, beer and wine, carrageenan, MSM, turmeric, peanuts and most red meats.
Supplements to consider in conjunction with the Low-Sulfur Meal Plan are:
Mo-Zyme Forte (Biotics Research) - Molybdenum (Mo): An essential cofactor for the Sulfite Oxidase (SUOX) enzyme. If “Mo is low” in the body, SUOX does not work to full capacity. The protocol includes chewing 2 tablets, twice a day with meals, until the bottle is empty. Approximately 30 days. "Available on the SIBO CLINIC CANADA website"
B12 2000 Lozenges (biotics research) - Hydroxycobalamin: This is a specific form of B12 that binds the excess Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and expels it from the system. The dosage is 1 lozenge twice a day until the bottle is empty. "Available on the SIBO CLINIC CANADA website"
Lemongrass tincture: This tincture will help to suppress the sulfur producing bacteria in the gut. Start with 3 drops twice a day. This can be mixed into a small amount of juice or added to a capsule and swallowed. Every third day increase the dose by 1 drop to a maximum of 6 drops twice a day. "Available upon request"
Flaxseed meal (your local grocery store): This powder is a great source of alpha linolenic acid (parent oil of Omega-3), dietary fibre and most importantly, blocks the production of H2S in the gut. In rare occasions, this can worsen constipation. If this occurs, take half the dose or simply leave it out. Start with 1 tsp per day for 7 days and increase by 1 tsp per week until you reach 6 tsp per day. If tolerated, keep this in your dietary routine. "Available at your local grocery store"
Epsom salts (best deal at Costco): We recommend Epsom baths. Add 4 cups of Epsom Salts to your bath every night before bed for 7 nights in a row. Bathe for at least 20 minutes and shower immediately after each bath. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate so you will be absorbing it through the skin and not your gut. Study, click here
Keep in mind that the statements mentioned above have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The ‘Low-Sulfur, SIBO-Friendly Diet’ is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any ‘disease’. This is a non-refundable product.