SIBO- Here’s What You NEED to Know Right NOW
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is an imbalance of the microorganisms in your gut that maintain healthy digestion. When too many bacteria, or the wrong kind, populate the small intestine, it can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as gas and diarrhea. It can also inhibit your ability to digest and absorb nutrients from food.
Some studies indicate that up to 80% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have SIBO. The prevalence among healthy people is unknown. Doctors assume that SIBO is generally underdiagnosed. Mild cases may be asymptomatic, while moderate cases feature many non-specific symptoms that overlap with other conditions, such as IBS. SIBO isn’t often directly tested for, and even when it is, the tests available are imperfect.
Are You Tired of Suffering from Embarrassing Diarrhea or Gas, Belching, Bloating And Painful Distention, Bad Breath, Skin Conditions, Anxiety And Depression…
If you’re like Most of my patients who suffer with these conditions you’ve probably been told by your Gastroenterologist:
Eat more Grains
Take These Antibiotics
Eat more Fiber
Take Rifaximin and Erythromycin
Follow a Low FODMAP diet or Elemental Diet
Take These Probiotics
GOOD LUCK- Most of these suggestions will either make your condition worse or not even come close to fixing your problem in the long run! Some of the advice that you will find on facebook groups or by “health bloggers” is like the blind leading the blind. I see some of the worst information and treatment recommendations being suggested, it is no wonder why many patients continue to get sicker. This is the reason I created this SIBO video series –
What is SIBO Exactly?
If you are here and never heard of SIBO- simply put, it is where bacteria and microorganisms that usually live in the colon (the lower gut) somehow takes up residence and grow in your small intestine (the upper gut). They then have a party on any fermentable food that comes along, give off gases, predominantly hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) and you look like you swallowed a balloon with enormous bloating. The bacteria involved are normally gram-negative types including proteus, enterobacter or Klebsiella, to name a few.
Get My Free Guide on SIBO
Here’s What You Will Learn In My Free Guide and Video Series That Covers Everything You Need to Know About SIBO:
What causes SIBO.
How to “Release” the IC valve using self massage.
The Best Diet to Follow When you Suspect SIBO.
The 4 most common mistakes made on a Low FODMAP diet.
Why SIBO is difficult to treat.- (This is a two part series loaded with the reasons why treatment fails)
Nutritional deficiencies and consequences of a SIBO and Low FODMAP diet.
SIBO and Thyroid Disease-Why Low Thyroid and Thyroid Medication Causes SIBO
SIBO and “The PILL”
Why SIBO treatments fail most of the time- (hint it’s more than following a FODMAP diet)
Biofilms and why they are needed in the treatment of SIBO.
Preventing SIBO with Prokinetics.
Why some people feel worse when They take Probiotics.
Some of the most common Gums To Avoid if You have SIBO/IBS.
The best kind of probiotics to take when you have SIBO.
The Most common Nutritional Deficiencies we see on SIBO and Low FODMAP diet.
Glucose Breath tests vs Lactulose breath tests- pros and cons of each.
How to understand Breath Testing.
Ileocecal valve and why it’s Important for SIBO and IBS sufferers.
The Migrating Motor Complex.
Strap yourself in.. most cases of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth are a BEAST to treat. Antibiotics are NOT the answer, They are part of the problem.
The more you or your Functional Medicine doctor know about the Cause of your SIBO,
the Greater your chances are for a Successful treatment outcome.