Over time, overly restrictive diets (like Low FODMAP) can cause your microbiome to become less diverse and can change your microbiome nutrient intake. Patients following more restrictive diets often experience a decrease in retinol, thiamin, riboflavin, and calcium. While these more restrictive diets may improve SIBO & IBS symptoms in the short-term, it is not advised to follow these restrictions longer than approximately three months or patients may experience malnourishment.
The goal of Low Fermentation Eating is to reduce or eliminate symptoms of SIBO or IBS and allow anyone struggling with one of these GI disorders to live a full life that includes delicious, nutritious foods and freedom from their gut health issues. Foods allowed on the Low Fermentation Eating diet are much broader, even including ingredients like onion and garlic, in moderation. The Low Fermentation Eating diet is easy-to-follow, completely nutritionally sustainable, and allows patients to return to eating that feels normal and not overly restrictive.