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SIBO- Everything You Wanted To Know About Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

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:

green checkEat more Grains
green checkTake These Antibiotics
green checkEat more Fiber
green checkTake Rifaximin and Erythromycin
green checkFollow a Low FODMAP diet or Elemental Diet
green checkTake 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.

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The Missing Piece in Treating SIBO- Prokinetics 1

 

Here’s What You Will Learn In My Free Guide and Video Series That Covers Everything You Need to Know About SIBO:

green checkWhat causes SIBO.

green checkHow to “Release” the IC valve using self massage.

green checkThe Best Diet to Follow When you Suspect SIBO.

green checkThe 4 most common mistakes made on a Low FODMAP diet.

green checkWhy SIBO is difficult to treat.- (This is a two part series loaded with the reasons why treatment fails)

green checkNutritional deficiencies and consequences of a SIBO and Low FODMAP diet.

green checkSIBO and Thyroid Disease-Why Low Thyroid and Thyroid Medication Causes SIBO

green checkSIBO and “The PILL”

green checkWhy SIBO treatments fail most of the time- (hint it’s more than following a FODMAP diet)

green checkBiofilms and why they are needed in the treatment of SIBO.

green checkPreventing SIBO with Prokinetics.

green checkWhy some people feel worse when They take Probiotics.

green checkSome of the most common Gums To Avoid if You have SIBO/IBS.

green checkThe best kind of probiotics to take when you have SIBO.

green checkThe Most common Nutritional Deficiencies we see on SIBO and Low FODMAP diet.

green checkGlucose Breath tests vs Lactulose breath tests- pros and cons of each.

green checkHow to understand Breath Testing.

green checkIleocecal valve and why it’s Important for SIBO and IBS sufferers.

green checkThe 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.

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