Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Here’s a personal question for you: Have you been extremely bloated and gassy, experiencing diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain? While it might seem like these not-so-fun symptoms are just par for the course when you’re dealing with a chronic condition, they might also be signaling that a specific problem—something called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (aka SIBO)—needs your attention. SIBO happens when there is an excess of bacteria in the small intestine. While bacteria are an important part of a digestive tract, SIBO can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms. First, quickie anatomy lesson: The small intestine, which connects the stomach to the large intestine, is an incredible 20 feet. (So not exactly small…maybe it should be rebranded “long”?) The entire GI tract is about 30 feet long, and bacteria and other critters hang out mostly in the large intestine, with some acting as friendly protectors, and others (acting less helpfully) contributing to inflammation. When too much bacteria move into the small intestines, they ferment all the food you eat...and that’s what triggers SIBO symptoms like bloating, excess gas, and pain. Startling stat: Up to 78% of people with IBS have SIBO. So, why do people get it? SIBO is often associated with issues that compromise the digestive system, like low stomach acid, insufficient digestive enzymes, slow motility, or antibiotics, or something anatomical, such as intestinal surgeries. Many factors may be involved, but bottom line: If you have a chronic condition (oh hi, that’s us!), you’re likely to be more susceptible to SIBO. SIBO is generally diagnosed with breath testing or by a provider’s educated guess based on your symptoms. After diagnosis, most doctors will suggest antibiotics, herbs, or dietary changes—or a combo of those. In some cases, herbal remedies have been found to be as effective as the antibiotic typically used for SIBO—plant power is real! Ok, so you suspect SIBO. What now? First, find a practitioner who can help you get a definitive diagnosis and is open to discussing all treatment options (especially if you want to avoid antibiotics). This is important, because while you can live with SIBO—and people do—it can affect your ability to digest and absorb nutrients, which can counteract your best efforts to be healthier! SIBO can also make inflammation worse, which no one needs—especially those of us with a chronic condition. Meanwhile, reach out to your WanaFam because you don’t have to deal with SIBO alone. Odds are, many in our community are coping with the same thing and stand ready to offer advice or lend an empathetic ear. And just know: If you think talking about your symptoms = TMI, that’s not something you have to worry about on Wana. We’ve all dealt with symptoms that aren’t exactly dinner conversation topics, and that’s why we’re all here. No shame, ever. Oh, and finally: We know it’s hard, but try not to stress too much. It’s advice you hear lots, but it’s especially important when you’re seeking to minimize gut problems. Less stress = happier gut!
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Books about Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
The SIBO Solution: Your Comprehensive Guide to Eliminating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Discover the real cause of your suffering. The SIBO Solution is the complete guide to solving this bacterial overgrowth for good. Are you tired of: · Constantly battling diarrhea and constipation? · Enduring painful cramps, heartburn, and abdominal pain? · Bloating so bad that it looks like you are 5 months pregnant? · Feeling tired, sluggish, and anxious all of the time? · Getting the run around from doctors who don’t take your symptoms seriously? Millions of people suffer from these symptoms every day. Many of them (including yourself) may have already tried countless diets, prescriptions, and therapies, but none of them gave any lasting relief. This is because traditional treatment methods don’t get to the root of the problem. In The SIBO Solution, you will learn proven-effective methods which will not only get rid of your symptoms, but also cure you of your digestive ailments for good. Find out: · The real cause of all of your health problems · An easy, effective method of testing yourself for SIBO · What foods are wreaking havoc on your body · Why the low FODMAP diet doesn’t work, and what does · Simple steps for healing the gut · Methods for improving motility · How to banish bacterial overgrowth and make sure it never comes back · And much more! Included are over 40 SIBO recipes which heal your body and safeguard your immunity from another flare up, so you never have to be confused about what to eat again. An effective Allimed/ Allimax protocol is included. The SIBO Solution is the only book of its kind to offer a comprehensive method for curing bacterial overgrowth by using natural methods and the first to combine the low FODMAP diet, SCD diet, and paleo/primal diet for maximum results.
The SIBO Diet Plan: Four Weeks to Relieve Symptoms and Manage SIBO
The key to SIBO symptom relief is a commitment to a SIBO-friendly diet. Specifically designed to jump-start good health, The SIBO Diet Plan equips you with an actionable meal plan and follow-up recipes to change your diet and manage symptoms. Over the course of 4-weeks, this modified low-fodmap diet progressively builds your tolerance from easily digestible foods to a more diverse range of ingredients. With week-by-week guidance that includes a meal schedule, shopping lists, and tips for meal prep, you will reset your system and begin to heal your gut.
Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease
Medical Medium Liver Rescue offers the answers you should have had all along. With his signature compassion, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares unparalleled insights into undiscovered functions of our life-saving livers, explains what's behind dozens of health issues that hold us back, and offers detailed guidance on how to move forward so we can live our best lives. Find out for yourself what liver rescue is all about: being clearer-headed, more peaceful, happier, and better able to adapt to our fast-changing times. Learn how to sleep well, balance blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and look and feel younger. A healthy liver is the ultimate de-stressor, anti-aging ally, and safeguard against a threatening world--if we give it the right support.
Podcasts about Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Health Nutrition Functional Medicine: A New IBS and SIBO Treatment for Tough Cases
My recommended first line of treatment for IBS and SIBO is a change in diet, potentially followed by probiotics, and then other steps I discuss in my gut health protocol in my book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. But what if you’ve followed these steps and are still facing health challenges? A new option to consider is immunoglobulins, which can help to restore the mucous membrane in your gut and support your immune system. In the latest research, about 70% of non-responsive patients were helped by taking a supplemental form of immunoglobulins! You’ll have the greatest likelihood of success if you use a research-backed formula, like Intestinal Support Formula. In this podcast, learn more about the research, other patients’ experiences, and if it’s right for you.
Wellness Mama: Beating SIBO, IBS and Histamine Intolerance with a Gutsy Girl Sarah Kay Hoffman
Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS, IBD, SIBO, hormonal problems, acne, and more.
Carnivore Cast: Paul Saladino - Higher Fat Carnivore, Food Poisoning, Electrolytes and SIBO
Dr. Paul Saladino and I discuss: Salmonella and carnivore Fat to protein ratios Protease inhibitors and possibly lower need for protein on carnivore Electrolytes- salt, potassium, magnesium, calcium. Need to supplement? Hydrogen-sulfide based SIBO
Revolution Health Radio: Unanswered Questions About SIBO
In this podcast, I’ll discuss the questions I think still need to be answered about SIBO diagnosis and treatment—and maybe challenge a few “truths” in the process.
Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole: Bioidentical Hormones, Low Thyroid, Psoriasis, SIBO, High Cortisol
If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle.
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