The Health Edge 31: SIBO Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth


In this episode of The Health Edge, John and Mark review the hot topic of SIBO, small bacterial intestinal overgrowth. In this emergent area of research, migration of bacteria normally present in the colon (large intestine) migrate into the small intestine and find “safe haven”. SIBO is now well associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and may be associated with a host of other health problems.

John and mark briefly review testing and treatment strategies of SIBO.

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