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SIBO Help in Dallas

Dad and daughter holding up peppersSmall intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is when the bacteria from the large intestine relocate into the small intestine, which is not supposed to be the case. Known for its recurrence, SIBO often affects those who’ve had surgeries and corresponding antibiotics, head injuries, taken long-term acid blockers, or lived under constant stress.

These factors can deplete your good bacteria and impair your body’s ability to produce enough stomach acid, amongst other scenarios creating an inviting environment for harmful microbes.

A Digestive Downside of Healthy Foods

People with SIBO often eat healthful food, like different vegetables, fruits and beans. But they have certain kinds of fibers and starches in them that these bugs consume. And then they ferment those fibers and starches and produce gas, such as hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or methane. The primary hallmark of SIBO is bloating, gas and burping because of the gas-producing bugs.

The Importance of Testing

An accurate test for SIBO is a breath test that measures those gases. Sometimes I will run that test on people; I also use comprehensive stool tests that groups the particular bacteria that we find in the microbiome into these different categories, or disease states, and one of them is SIBO.

Taking a Multipronged Approach

Our process involves starving harmful bacteria, restoring balance, and repopulating the gut with beneficial bacteria. This includes temporarily restricting certain foods, known as high FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols) ones, in favor of a low-FODMAP diet.

I help people with the meal plan to eliminate those foods. Once the gut has been repaired, we can typically reintroduce these foods without adverse effects. My background in food and flavor combinations in addition to listening to my client’s resources and confidence in the kitchen, allows me to create diverse and enjoyable meal plans. Although the diet can initially seem restrictive, I encourage clients to view it as a temporary therapeutic period rather than a permanent change.

My approach also leverages the power of nature, using herbals, amino acids, peptides, botanicals, and essential oils, etc allowing for some to function as natural antimicrobials to help eliminate a broad range of bacteria or pathogenic microbes and restore function to the gut lining and environment.

Healing Takes Time

It’s crucial to recognize that these approaches aren’t a quick fix for SIBO. It requires underlying work involving dietary adjustments, supplementation, and healing processes like repairing a leaky gut.

Sometimes, prescriptions may be necessary. However, while antibiotics can be effective, they also destroy beneficial bacteria, making a person’s recovery challenging. The natural route requires more time and products but ensures a better long-term outcome by preserving the “good guys.”

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I want to help you have a healthier gut. Call (817) 715-0512 today to schedule an appointment with me.


SIBO Help Dallas TX | (817) 715-0512