The SIBO SOS Summit starts today June 24th and runs to June 28th.
SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) is the #1 leading cause of IBS and other digestive problems and can cause bloating, chronic constipation or diarrhea (or both!!), anxiety, depression, pain and a host of other symptoms.
Shivan Sarna and co-host Dr. Allison Siebecker (a SIBO expert and hero of mine), are bringing some of the foremost experts in the country together to discuss this potentially life altering disease. Over 5 full days of expert interviews Shivan will take a deep dive into the causes, treatment options and expert opinions on everything from diet, to medication you need to know about to regain your optimal health and how to beat SIBO (even if you didn’t know you had it!)
You’ll also meet a host of patients who have lived with SIBO and have learned how to heal themselves… their passionate stories will give you the hope you need.
In her SIBO treatment interview Dr. Siebecker shares the following:
There’s several layers that we can aim our treatments at. I would say the top layer is the symptoms. And of course we want to get somebody feeling symptomatically better as soon as we can. And this is in regards to SIBO, it could apply to other diseases but specifically SIBO. The next layer down would be the bacteria. That’s the actual SIBO, the accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine aiming at eliminating those bacteria. And then the bottom layer would be the underlying cause of the SIBO. And that’s really where most of us probably want to focus our treatment because if we can get rid of the underlying cause well then we can get rid of SIBO and we can cure it, but that isn’t so easy.
I love these 2 tips she shares for the painful bloating:
something that helps a lot is charcoal, activated charcoal because it actually absorbs… gas into its little pockets and chambers inside the charcoal. That can really help people, especially if you’re having pain from the bloating that can really help.
Another thing is you can lie face down on your stomach and it puts the anatomy in a position where it can allow gas to be burped out and you can get some relief that way.
I’ve used the latter face down position but didn’t know about the charcoal tip, which is why I love these summits – I always learn something new!
Dr. Siebecker goes on to share in detail about
- pharmaceutical antibiotics
- herbal antibiotics (you would need to add in the allicin/Alimed if you had constipation type of SIBO or high methane)
- prokinetics like triphala, MotilPro and Iberogast (and some pharmaceutical prokinetics) to assist motility
- the elemental diet
- visceral manipulation, massage and acupuncture
She ends with how important stress reduction is and that’s where my work comes in!
I hope you can join us. You can register for SIBO SOS here