Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is the over abundance of bacteria in the small intestine. The symptoms of SIBO closely mirror those of IBS, largely because it is estimated that up to 85% of IBS cases are actually caused by this bacterial overgrowth. Because of its relatively recent discovery, many practitioners are not yet across the symptoms, testing or treatment of this common imbalance, which means it is often missed in IBS sufferers. With a personal history of SIBO and because a large portion of our clients come to us to deal with SIBO and it’s associated root causes, we have provided a comprehensive SIBO series that covers:

  • What is SIBO and is it the hidden cause of your IBS?

  • SIBO testing

  • Natural SIBO treatment protocols and considerations

  • Additional detail on methane SIBO and its link with constipation

If you are looking to educate yourself about SIBO or want to know our general approach to working with SIBO clients, please read the following detailed blog posts to learn more.

SIBO Blog Posts

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Is SIBO the hidden cause of your IBS?

This first part in the SIBO series is an introduction and covers:
> What is SIBO and how it can ruin your health
> Why it’s important to know which ‘type’ of SIBO you have
> Symptoms to look out for and why SIBO is often the cause of IBS
> The most common underlying root causes of SIBO

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The second part in the SIBO series is all about testing, including:
> The ‘gold-standard’ SIBO test you need to ask your practitioner about
> Why a negative test result doesn’t always mean you don’t have SIBO
> Why SIBO testing and SIBO retesting is so important
> Other GI testing you should consider

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The final part of the SIBO series is about treatment protocols and considerations, including:
> How to make changes to your diet that reduce your SIBO symptoms fast
> The three most effective ways to remove a SIBO overgrowth
> Why supporting digestion and detoxification while eradicating SIBO is essential
> When to introduce probiotics for SIBO and how to avoid aggravating your symptoms
> The importance of addressing the root cause of SIBO and why relapse is so common

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An additional guide about this unique form of SIBO, outlining:
> Why methane SIBO is different
> The methane SIBO and constipation connection
> Testing for methane SIBO
> Methane SIBO treatment

If you’re looking to work with a team of SIBO experts, we’re here to help.