Time to stop treating SIBO like an infection and more like an injury

During the lightning round in the recent interview I did with Graeme Jones, CEO and clinical physiologist from Nordic Clinics in Stockholm, his response when I said,  “SIBO” was, “Migrating motor complex”.  That people with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, have an impaired migrating motor complex(MMC) isn’t exactly revolutionary thinking, we’ve known this for … Continue reading Time to stop treating SIBO like an infection and more like an injury

10 ways optimizing circadian rhythms can help fix the gut

The gut is under heavy circadian regulation, and circadian disruption can cause a number of problems when it comes to gut function.  Fortunately, many of these issues can be corrected through modifying your behavior. Whether you’re talking about SIBO, IBS, IBD, gastroparesis, or any of the number of functional gut disorders out there, all can … Continue reading 10 ways optimizing circadian rhythms can help fix the gut

The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health

In my last blog Bile, bacteria, and chronic inflammation, I went over the importance of bile in establishing and maintaining a healthy gut and improving chronic inflammation.  One of the primary ways bile and the enterohepatic circulation help decrease systemic inflammation is through the processing of endotoxin.  If you didn’t get a chance to check … Continue reading The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health

10 reasons why people with SIBO should care about bile

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) is commonly found in people with IBS.  The small intestine houses a miniscule number of bacteria when compared to the colon.  When bacteria overgrow in the small intestine, it can cause symptoms of IBS.  This includes: Nausea Gas/bloating Diarrhea Malnutrition Weight loss Hormonal imbalance Mood/anxiety disorders Fatigue Ironically, the small intestine … Continue reading 10 reasons why people with SIBO should care about bile

Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO

WARNING: GRAPHIC POO/BIOFILM PICTURES CONTAINED WITHIN.  DO NOT READ IF THAT GROSSES YOU OUT Taken from: http://images.medicinenet.com/images/share-article-images/share-intestinal-gas-belching-bloating-flatulence.jpg Gut disorders affect millions of people every year.  Two of the more common gut problems, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), often present with gas and bloating that most sufferers have a difficult time identifying the … Continue reading Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO

Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food

Taken from: http://eyesonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/human-circadian-biological-clock1.png Within you are trillions of tiny little timekeepers that keep things running on a schedule.  These timekeepers ensure that your body runs like a perfectly timed orchestra performing a musical masterpiece. Typically the performance goes smoothly, with nary a missed note or beat.  However, messing with the timekeepers can ruin the performance.  … Continue reading Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food