SIBO

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, methane, 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. 

 

G-I 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 defenses 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 a deep specializiation in the treatment of SIBO and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Having spent 2 years focusing on naturopathic gastroenterolgy, I completed an intensive SIBO mentorship with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, one of the pioneers of SIBO treatment in the US. Dr. Siebecker, another well-known name in the SIBO community was an instructor of mine as well.

 

Having participated in the treatment of hundreds of patients with SIBO, I have since had the opportunity to treat hundreds more SIBO patients in my own practice.

 

And I had once personally suffered from SIBO around 2015, managing to fully recover from it, so I am particularly passionate about helping those with this often complicated condition, which is still not always receiving the empathy and respect it derserves from all medical quarters. I've walked a mile in your shoes so to speak...

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 that I legally cannot offer individualized treatment advice on this kind of call.

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