SIBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth


Dr. Zen’s Daily Tip: Do you experience gastric symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea and, or fatigue with no relief in sight? Well, you might actually be experiencing symptoms of SIBO. SIBO, stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and it is defined just like the name says as an excessive amount of bacteria in your small intestine. This might not sound bad but actually in a healthy gut, the highest concentrations of bacteria should be in your colon not your small intestine. When you have SIBO, food passes through the small intestine and it’s absorption is interfered by the overgrowth of bacteria, this in turn leads to those pesky symptoms like gas, bloating and abdominal pain. Good news is that is if you do have SIBO, researchers have found that herbal treatments are as effective as three rounds of antibiotics in patients who do not respond to rifaximin.

Natural Treatments for SIBO:

  • Oregano Oil, Berberine Extract, and Lemon Balm
  • Probiotics
  • FODMAP Elimination Diet
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin D
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Iron
  • Zinc

Stay Tuned for more information how to complete the FODMAP Elimination Diet.


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