SIBO and the Elemental Diet
SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a condition that occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria resides and over-populates the small intestine. Possible symptoms a person can experience include bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools. The physicians may recommend the Elemental Diet to help ease SIBO symptoms.
If left untreated, SIBO can lead to the inability to absorb nourishment and nutrients from food, possibly leading to a type of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency.
At Pearl Natural Health, we consider SIBO part of the one’s whole health picture with symptoms that range from poor appetite, foggy thinking, digestive disorders from mild to more severe including IBD and IBS. We treat SIBO with diet, herbs and, when needed, pharmaceuticals.
We offer onsite SIBO testing to evaluate its presence and diet is a major part of treatment. For people who absolutely find most foods irritating, an Elemental Diet can be recommended.
In this short video Pearl Natural Health’s Dr. Gary Weiner talks all about the Elemental Diet: what it is and why it is recommended in cases of SIBO, IBS and IBD.