SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is a GI condition related to a cascade of symptoms and many root causes. In the previous blog we discussed the five types of SIBO, SIBO causes, and SIBO’s relationship with IBS, histamine intolerance, and autoimmunity. In today’s article, I’ll discuss my approach to using functional medicine to treat SIBO in my practice. We will cover SIBO testing, issues with the low FODMAP diet, and how to heal SIBO naturally, once and for all!
A healthy microbiome is critical for wellness. So it is important to pay attention to the balance of the microbiome in the colon and consider the amount and diversity of bacteria, yeast, and other organisms. But what happens when organisms from the colon migrate into the small intestine? A condition called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
The use of peptide therapy to promote optimal wellness instead of disease management, is relatively new in functional medicine. I must admit I had some skepticism at first, especially since my patients benefit significantly from other modalities I offer, including nutrition, herbal medicine, and bioidentical hormone therapy. But, when I learned more about peptide therapy in clinical practice and tried it myself with nothing short of life-changing results, I felt confident in offering it to my patients as well.
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