Episode #4 SIBO with Dr. Nirala Jacobi

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About This Episode

In episode #4 of The Alex Manos Podcast I speak with Dr. Nirala Jacobi on SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), a very common cause of bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and other GI symptoms.

We discuss the causes of SIBO, which Dr. Jacobi breaks in to four different categories:

  1. Motility issues

  2. Digestive deficits

  3. Obstructions/Adhesions

  4. Medications

Dr. Jacobi’s website is: www.thesibodoctor.com.

We discuss the challenges of methane dominant SIBO, and how we need to enhance our understanding of this type of SIBO to develop effective strategies/treatment.

We also discuss why histamine intolerance is such a common finding in individuals with SIBO, and, whether biofilm supplements are of benefit, when to consider them, and  how the sequence them within a programme for maximal benefit.

Episode Links

Helpful Papers:

  • Hydrogen and Methane-Based Breath Testing in Gastrointestinal Disorders: The North American Consensus: click here
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bridge between Functional Organic Dichotomy: click here
  • Probiotics for Preventing and Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Current Evidence: click here
  • Link between hypothyroidism and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: click here
  • Methanogens in humans: potentially beneficial or harmful for health: click here
  • Microbiota, gastrointestinal infections, low-grade inflammation, and antibiotic therapy in irritable bowel syndrome: an evidence-based review: click here
  • Mast Cells and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: From the Bench to the Bedside: click here

Supplements mentioned:

These are listed for educational purposes only, an to support practitioners following the podcast. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before making any changes to your medication or supplement programmes.

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