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SIBO Basics

SIBO stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth and is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.  The small intestine is not set up to handle larger amounts of bacteria, like the large intestine can.

This bacterial overgrowth can interfere with normal digestion and cause damage to lining of small intestine (leaky SI/leaky gut).  When we eat certain carbohydrates, they may ferment, feeding the bacterial overgrowth.  This can cause a variety of symptoms and nutritional deficiencies.

SIBO Signs and Symptoms may include but are not limited to:

·      Constipation
·      Diarrhea
·      Abdominal Bloating
·      Belching
·      Flatulence/Gas
·      Food Cravings
·      Heartburn
·      Reflux
·      Nausea
·      Food Sensitivities
·      Anxiety
·      Depression
·      Headaches
·      Joint Pain
·      Fatigue
·      Anemia (Iron or B12)
·      Weight Loss
·      Brain Symptoms
·      Autism
·      Cortical Inflammation
·      Asthma or other respiratory symptoms
·      Eczema, rashes, acne or other skin symptoms

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