SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is the major underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and extremely under-recognized. The vision of the Sage Clinic SIBO Lab is to provide convenient, cost-effective SIBO testing to Canadian practitioners and their patients in order to assist them in identifying and successfully treating SIBO.
Opening the SIBO Lab was the vision of Sage Clinic founder Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, who has had a keen interest in SIBO for over 10 years. Dr. Veeravagu has attended both the introductory and advanced SIBO Symposiums in Portland, Oregon led by SIBO experts Dr. Allison Siebecker and Dr. Mark Pimentel. He stays current on the very latest in SIBO research and protocols. Sage Clinic was the first clinic in Canada to obtain a Quintron Breathtracker SC machine after it received Health Canada approval in the spring of 2015, which is the gold standard in SIBO diagnosis. Our aim at the Sage Clinic SIBO Lab is to provide convenient, cost-effective Lactulose Breath Testing to Canadian healthcare practitioners.
Resources to learn more about SIBO:
Website of Dr. Allison Siebecker, the world’s top naturopathic SIBO specialist and former classmate of Dr. Veeravagu’s: www.siboinfo.com
SIBO testing interpretation article by Drs. Siebecker and Sandberg-Lewis: click here
SIBO overview article by Drs. Siebecker and Sandberg-Lewis: click here
Comprehensive World Journal of Gastroenterology 2014 article on Breath Testing in IBS and SIBO click here
Video on hydrogen and methane breath testing from Quintron, the manufacturer of the Breathtracker SC machine recently obtained by the Sage Clinic SIBO Lab: click here