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In this episode, you will learn about SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), its causes, and treatment options.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Allison Siebecker.  Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine.  She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.  Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, IBS Board of Advisor & Faculty for the GI Health Foundation, Co-Founder & Curriculum Coordinator of the SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, and is the author of the free educational website siboinfo.com.  In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, "Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS" and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”. Dr. Siebecker is currently writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source.

Key Takeaways

  • What is SIBO and what symptoms are commonly experienced?
  • What is the difference between dysbiosis and SIBO?
  • What triggers SIBO?
  • What is SIFO?
  • What is the migrating motor complex and what role does the neurological system play in SIBO?
  • Do structural or physical issues play a role in SIBO?
  • How is a patient tested for SIBO?
  • What is the difference between hydrogen and methane dominant SIBO?
  • What is the role of leaky gut in SIBO?
  • Is there an autoimmune component to SIBO?
  • Is there a connection between SIBO and MCAS?
  • How is SIBO treated with both pharmaceuticals and natural compounds?
  • What prokinetics may be used to support the migrating motor complex?
  • How is relapse after treatment prevented?

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SIBO SOS™ Virtual Conference

Interview Date

June 7, 2018  


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