The Histamine and SIBO connection

Histamine intolerance is really common in SIBO sufferers. Histamine is a chemical released by our body’s immune system in response to an injury, infection or foreign substance in the body. Histamine kicks off an inflammatory response that helps increase blood flow and white blood cells to infected or injured areas of the body. When your immune system is functioning optimally, histamine can be helpful. But, histamine becomes a problem child when your immune system becomes dysregulated. A good example of…

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Are you over treating your SIBO?

When I was diagnosed with SIBO 5 years ago, I was put on an herbal regimen to clear the bacteria overgrowing in the small intestines. I was also put on a very restrictive diet to starve the overgrowth. Symptomatically, I felt a bit better while I was treating the SIBO, but I still did not feel great. After 5 weeks on the herbs, I told my functional practitioner at the time that I was still bloated. He told me that…

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