Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth


SIBO  is a condition in which the small intestine becomes overgrown with bacteria that do not belong there, having migrated from the large intestine (colon). Once the bacteria have colonized the small intestine, they produce gas as a byproduct of breaking down the foods we eat and fermenting them. These gases (hydrogen, met


hane, hydrogen sulfide) create symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. Many people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and it is becoming increasingly clear in the research that SIBO is a leading cause of IBS. 


Symptoms associated with SIBO

  • Bloating

  • Nausea

  • Abdominal cramping and pain

  • Excess gas

  • Altered bowels including diarrhea and constipation 

  • Malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies such as anemia

  • Weight loss

Non-Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with SIBO:

  • Flu like symptoms

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Muscle pain/soreness

  • Impaired cognition/brain fog

  • Anemia

  • Rosacea

  • Histamine intolerance

When treating SIBO it is important to support the body's natural defences that exist to prevent it in the first place. A step by step holistic treatment plan tailored to your unique digestive history and presenting complaints is crucial for success. Nutritional support and lifestyle recommendations are also part of every SIBO treatment plan.

I have specialized in the treatment of SIBO and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I spent 2 years focusing on naturopathic gastroenterolgy 

and completed an intensive SIBO mentorship with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, a pioneer of SIBO treatment in the USA.

Since then, I have treated hundreds of patients with SIBO. I also had SIBO myself and recovered from it several years afo. I am passionate about helping those with this condition.

How to work with me if you have or suspect you might have SIBO:


1. If you are local or able to come to my office for your initial visit, we can create a customized treatment plan for you. The first visit will last around 90 minutes and will help us understand the root cause of your SIBO. 

2. If you are unable to come to my office for your initial visit, I can offer you an educational SIBO consultation. In this call or video conference, you can pick my brain about SIBO and ask all of your questions . Please note, I can not offer individualized treatment advice on this call.

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Lauren Steinman


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