How Do I Test For SIBO?
There is a lactose breath test that you can take where: "...you will swallow a drink containing the sugar lactulose. Next, you will breathe into a balloon approximately every 15 minutes over the course of three hours. Each time, we remove the breath sample from the balloon and test it. SIBO may be present if your breath sample contains hydrogen or methane shortly after drinking the solution (1)". You can read the full test guidelines here.
SIBO-Safe Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia pudding
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
All these ingredients together in a mason jar, shake and let sit overnight or for at least 1-2 hours. Then add optional toppings below!
Toppings - for when you're SIBO is under control
- crushed pecans or you can use a different nut/seed in the meantime like almonds or pumpkin seeds
- a small serving of fruit (this will completely depend on your personalized protocol)