Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is increasingly being recognized as an underlying contribution to a plethora of health conditions. Not just irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Bacteria should only be located within the large intestine. Yet for various reasons including constipation, overuse of antibiotics, poor diet, and medications like proton pump inhibitors, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a growing health problem worldwide.
Symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, belching, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence and other symptoms.
Often patients are dismissed by their physicians as “just having IBS” when in reality they feel ill due to overgrowth.
Sibo Is More Common Than You Think
SIBO and its sibling, SIFO (Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth), are very common. I personally suffered from bacterial and fungal overgrowth in my 20s. My treatment was so successful I made Functional Medicine my life’s work. I have treated more than 40,000 clients during my career but fear many more suffer and continue to go undiagnosed.
The cornerstone philosophy of functional medicine is “heal the gut first”. Therefore, it is paramount to ask detailed questions, conduct comprehensive gut health testing and implement the appropriate treatment for SIBO. Only functionally trained, certified and experienced providers, such as myself, are qualified to identify and treat this disease.
A profound medical paradigm shift occurring. Patients are demanding more comprehensive care and enlightened physicians are adopting functional medicine. Only functional practitioners have the time and training necessary to diagnose SIBO and help you to perform at your best.
Testing Is Easy & Convenient
There are a few specialized options to detect SIFO and SIBO. Fortunately, these tests can be performed from the comfort of your own home and turnaround is quick.
Each person is unique and requires different treatments. Once we understand your story we create a personalized wellness plan. The outcomes are nothing short of remarkable.
SIBO/SIFO evaluation is right for you if you:
- Suffer from chronic digestive symptoms and your health care providers have no answers
- Are a patient who wants to get to the root cause of your symptoms or want to overcome your digestive issues
- If you are a patient who has been on chronic proton pump inhibitor treatment and continue to suffer from unending abdominal discomfort
- If you know or suspect you could have been exposed to mold, have recurrent yeast infections or are chronically tired