Category: SIBO

December 15, 2017

Mapping the Microbiome: Lab Testing for Dysbiosis 

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND As the interest in the human microbiome grows, the complexities of the microbiome and the link between a dysfunctional microbiome and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, acne, diabetes, eczema, allergies, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression and anxiety, cancer and many autoimmune conditions continues to unfold. When we refer to the […]

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September 13, 2017

Integrative Treatment of Eczema: Addressing the Gut-Skin Connection

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Eczema is a general term used to describe a group of skin conditions where the skin becomes red, inflamed and itchy. Sometimes the skin will weep or become hard and scaly. In infants, eczema typically appears on the scalp, face and elbows/knees. In older children and adults, it is more often […]

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May 29, 2017

Stop the Digestive Madness! Find the cause of your IBS

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND SIBO or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a clinical syndrome that is gaining broader acceptance as the true underlying factor in most, if not all, cases of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. What does SIBO look like and how do you get it? Before explaining these things, let us have a […]

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Intermittent Fasting: An Important Part of the Treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth/IBS

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in the gut where the bacterial population in the small intestine greatly exceeds the amount normally found there causing gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. It is now generally accepted that IBS is not caused by stress, but by bacterial dysbiosis and more specifically, […]

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December 20, 2016

A Holiday Treatment Plan

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Our health is something that should be maintained and kept as a priority all year long. However, the holiday season may be the most important time of the year to focus on the imbalances and deficiencies in our health. The excessiveness of the holidays can push our physiological processes beyond their […]

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November 9, 2015

Herbs and the Microbiome

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND The microbiome in our gut is a dynamic environment that shifts in response to our diet, our hormones, and our stress levels. Studies have linked the microbiome to mood and behavior, gut disorders, eczema, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and obesity. The most popular and well known treatment to support gut and immune health is […]

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September 16, 2015

SIBO: The Common Root Cause of IBS

Dr. Preet Kangura, ND  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has continually been shown to be the root cause of IBS. 70 – 80% of people, who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), will test positive for SIBO. Before explaining why this is a crucial finding, let’s take a quick look at what much […]

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Testing for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND SIBO TESTING:  The Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test We can now diagnose and assess SIBO through a breath test. When some bacteria digest foods, they produce gases. Only bacteria, not humans, produce hydrogen and methane as metabolic by-products (1). You may be familiar with breath testing as it is used in […]

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Treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Why Is My Naturopathic Doctor Prescribing Antibiotics? Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND By definition, SIBO is “bacterial overgrowth” (of the small intestine). Therefore, part of the treatment for SIBO involves a concerted effort to destroy the bacteria that are wreaking havoc in the small intestine. There are two options for killing the bacterial overgrowth: two weeks […]

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Chicken Broth for Gut Healing

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Based on your SIBO results your health care provider will support you in determining an appropriate diet to follow. This may include following the guidelines of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (Gaps Diet), the low FODMAD diet, or it could be a combination of these […]

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