And what does this bacteria that controls you for the better feed on?
You guessed it...FODMAPs!
Many FODMAPs act as “Prebiotics” that reach your intestines and feed the good bacteria in your gut, allowing them to grow, flourish, and support your body and mind, making you feel happy and healthy.
Now some of these prebiotics, like fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto‐oligosaccharides (GOS), are naturally found in FODMAPs like wheat, onions, garlic, beans, apples and bananas.
...probably most of the foods you’ve eliminated.
So by now, you should be realizing that STARVING your good bacteria, like you’ve been doing with the elimination diet, is a very bad idea in the long term.
Sure you’ve overcome some unpleasant symptoms in the short-term, but eliminating FODMAPS in the long-term starves your vital bacteria, leading to negative health consequences down the road.
...and making your digestive system EVEN MORE OUT OF WHACK THAN BEFORE!
Remember, your gut bacteria is in control, not you.
So with all that said, reintroducing FODMAPs is an ABSOLUTE MUST if you want to heal your gut properly, regain a normal life, and prevent your food sensitivities from getting worse.
The trick is to FEED the good bacteria and STARVE the bad bacteria...meaning you don’t want to completely cut out all the foods that you actually DO tolerate.
So how do you distinguish between good and bad FODMAPs?
It’s through a very meticulous reintroduction schedule...