The SIBO breath test involves a 24-48 hour prep diet. This means 24-48 hours prior to your test.
Some practitioners may suggest a longer prep depending on how fast your intestinal tract moves along i.e. constipation. However, that is something you would have to discuss with your practitioner OR you can email SIBO CLINIC CANADA at email@example.com for help.
During this prep, stop taking all non-essential medications, supplements, and pro-biotics. This includes over the counter pain medications, allergy medications, and antacids. If you don’t know what medication is considered essential, consult your prescribing physician. The goal is to starve the bacteria for a day in order to produce the best results when doing the test. Bacteria fuel on plant products and sugars, so the only foods that you can have on the prep diet are listed here – if it is not on this list DO NOT eat it:
Any meat/poultry/fish/seafood that is not cured or brinedPlain, steamed white riceEggsClear meat broth (made only from the meat, no bone/cartilage or vegetables)Fats/oils (coconut/olive/vegetable oils, butter, or lard)Salt and Pepper (no other herbs/spices)Weak black coffee and/or weak black tea (plain, no sweeteners or cream, NO green or herbal teas)Plain water (no mineral water or water with additives)