Is your low carb, high fat diet wrecking your gut?

If you have struggled with chronic GI problems, you have probably noticed that low carb and high fat diets are often promoted as the best diets for gut healing. Carbs are vilified as feeding SIBO, candida and other bad gut bugs. Healthy fats olive oil and butter are encouraged as they do not feed gut bugs and provide calories and nutrients. I personally went lower carb when I first received my SIBO diagnosis under the advisement by my practitioner at…

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The h. pylori and SIBO connection

As I have discussed in many other posts, SIBO is a secondary symptom of a bigger problem. You have to dig deeper to find your root causal issues to make lasting progress. One of the root causal issues that I see when working with clients is h. pylori. H. pylori is a gram negative gut bacteria that is known for its role in creating stomach ulcers. H. pylori has a unique ability to survive and colonize the stomach. The low…

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Gut Healing Takes Time: Tips to Evaluate Progress

When you are working on your gut, sometimes it can be tough to determine if strategies are producing a measurable result. It can be easy to ditch the RIGHT strategies before you see results and stick with the WRONG (often popular) strategies for too long waiting for results that never materialize. I know from personal experience that I abandoned valuable strategies when I didn’t get quicker results. My first trial of building vagal tone with gargling I abandoned after 2…

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Don’t ignore your Liver when you have SIBO!

It has been a couple months since I wrote a blog and I am so happy that my return post will be all about the liver! There are so many different SIBO protocols, but most fail to address the liver. You may know a little bit about the liver. You may associate liver problems with alcoholism. But, you do not have to be a drinker to have liver inflammation.  Working with SIBO clients, I see my fair share of liver…

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