Probiotics are a necessary part of treating SIBO.
Using the right probiotics can dramatically improve symptoms (if used correctly), or potentially make some of your symptoms worse.
Certain probiotics are better for SIBO than others, and you need to make sure you use the right ones.
The type, dose and species of probiotic that you use in the beginning of your treatment should be different than what you use toward the end and throughout your treatment.
Read this article to determine which probiotics you should be taking, but more importantly which probiotics you should be avoiding:Continue reading
SIBO, short for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, may be one of the most common gastrointestinal issues you've never heard about.
SIBO refers to an overgrowth of bacteria (often accompanied by fungal overgrowth as well) that causes a multitude of both intestinal and extra intestinal symptoms.
Symptoms ranging from depression to weight gain and fatigue - they all may be associated with changes to the microflora of your intestinal tract.
But is it common? Take a look at these studies...
SIBO has been detected in as many as 50% of patients taking acid blocking drugs.
It is estimated that up to 50% of hypothyroid patients deal with SIBO in some form.
Somewhere between 4% and 78% (depending on the study) of patients with IBS actually have SIBO.
We aren't talking about a small amount of people here, we are talking about a huge portion of the population.
If you are struggling with any GI related symptom then read this list of SIBO symptoms to help you determine if you need further testing. Continue reading
Gas, bloating and constipation.
What do these three things have in common?
They may be caused by SIBO, SIFO or yeast overgrowth inside your body...
SIBO is an inflammatory condition which can cause problems in all systems in your body.
Because it can be so difficult to treat it requires a combination of: specific diet, special treatment (including antibiotics and/or herbal therapies) and certain herbs to help boost intestinal movement (AKA prokinetics).
All of these need to balanced while trying to find and treat the CAUSE of SIBO.
If you don't address the cause of the SIBO, then it is likely to come right back - even after treatment!
If you've been recently diagnosed with SIBO or you're wondering what types of food you can/should eat then this is the post for you.
Did I mention that I also suffered from SIBO and used this exact treatment plan to heal myself?
Because I've been through this and have experienced the symptoms I've gone through great lengths to make this a VERY comprehensive guide...
We are going to dive into ALL of the following in detail: