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Introduction to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Nearly 60 percent of those with IBS actually have a little known disorder called SIBO.
Air Date: 11/26/19
Duration: 29:27
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA)
Screen Shot 2019-11-25 at 5.12.42 PMNirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA), is a board-certified naturopathic physician. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 and practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for seven years before arriving in Australia. Nirala is considered one of Australia’s leading expert in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. She is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing service for practitioners. She is so passionate about educating practitioners that she founded “The SIBO Doctor”, an online professional education platform for functional digestive disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO and is the host of the popular podcast The SIBO Doctor podcast for practitioners. She is the medical director and senior naturopathic physician at The Biome Clinic, center for functional digestive disorders in Mullumbimby, New South Wales.

Nirala is also one of the co-founders of the Australian Naturopathic Summit, a biennial event that aims to promote and showcase the art and science of naturopathic medicine in Australia She is a member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (GastroANP) and the Naturopath and Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA).
Introduction to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Humans have trillions of bacteria in the gut that make up our microbiome. The majority of our microbiome live in the large intestine. However, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO occurs when there’s an overgrowth of the bacteria in the large intestine that spills into the small intestine. 

This condition is a subset of IBS, and it’s assumed that nearly 60 percent of people with IBS actually have SIBO. The condition interferes with digestion and causes bloating, stomach discomfort, and constipation or diarrhea. 

Dr. Nirala Jacobi, a SIBO expert, discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments for SIBO, including natural supplements that can be used to curb the effects of the condition. She also offers free resources for those with SIBO at www.TheSIBODoctor.com

Listen as Nirala Jacobi joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss SIBO.