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Which foods feed which gut microbes?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Aileen, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    (This is probably a poor title for this thread but I can't think of anything right now - suggestions welcome)

    Anyone know what gut bugs would cause me to have instant hunger, fatigue, bloating, burping, heaviness and later progress to headache after eating fresh strawberries?

    I am on a very restricted diet because almost everything causes symptoms, usually horrible migraines, including vomiting. The past couple weeks I have tried a small amount of strawberries (local) as they are now in season. Haven't had fruit in quite some time.

    It would appear that there are some misbehaving gut microbes that are enjoying the fresh strawberries even more than I did. (they were really good! :D) I became ravenously hungry half way through my small bowl of berries. Now, almost 12 hours later, the culprits are still demanding more. (not gonna happen)

    I am assuming this is a clue to what is wrong. But I don't know what exactly is in the strawberries that the bad microbes are loving or which microbes are causing the problem.

    Does this suggest which prebiotics I should take or avoid?
     
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    acer2000 Senior Member

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    Its tough to say, but if you notice the symptoms soon after eating, you might want to get tested for SIBO. Either that or try out the FODMAP diet (or both - they are related). Certain kinds of carbs can cause bacteria to ferment food in the small bowel. Technically these bacteria shouldn't be there. Its also possible to have sensitivities to certain classes of foods or types of sugars/fats/etc. Are there any patterns to which foods cause your symptoms?
     
  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @Aileen
    strawberries are high in histamine..
    I can't eat them any longer, they caused my left eye to droop almost instantly....horrible, I love raspberries most of all but am far too frightened to eat them now.
     
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