Fecal Microbiota Transplants for SIBO? My Experience

From December 5th through the 16th, I was in the Bahamas receiving fecal microbiota transplantations to help rebalance my imbalanced gut. It was a unique experience and I think it could be a promising treatment strategy for many diseases in the future. So, why did I decide to undergo FMT treatment? The primary reason was that after years of trying to rebalance my gut, it remained full of overgrowths with little diversity. Both recent  stool and organic acid testing revealed overgrowths of…

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Why I don’t believe in SIBO diets…

  When I first got diagnosed with SIBO, my practitioner put me on the extremely restrictive Low FODMAP/SCD combination that seems to be the go to protocol by many in the SIBO community. I was on the diet for about 4 months in conjunction with herbal and antibiotic treatment. Although I was following the diet to a tee, my health continued to deteriorate. I struggled to maintain my weight, my gut symptoms were even worse than before and my hormones…

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Probiotics….Friend or Foe?

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a hot topic in the functional medicine world.  SIBO can be defined as an increase in the number or the type of bacteria in the small intestine leading to many unpleasant GI symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea [i] Opinions on how to effectively treat SIBO seem to differ widely among practitioners. When I was diagnosed with a mild case of SIBO, I dove head first into the online SIBO communities and the…

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