In this episode I talk to one of the leading experts on gut health and SIBO, Dr. Allison Siebecker. Listen in as we break down how very important gut health is and take the shame off any digestive issues!! We discuss the causes and cures of SIBO, IBS and how our gut impacts so many aspects of our life. Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She is the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at that Clinic, and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010. Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education – she is an Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology, she’s on the IBS Board of Advisors & Faculty for the GI Health Foundation, Co-Founder & Curriculum Coordinator of the 2014-2016 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, and is the author of the free educational website siboinfo.com. In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the ‘Best in Naturopathy’ award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”. Dr. Siebecker is currently writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source.
I recently found out I have SIBO. What the heck is that you ask? It stands for “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.” I am actually relieved with this diagnosis because it has really brought my awareness about GUT HEALTH to the surface.
In this episode I share about my journey, the symptoms that led me to get tested (ironically I was not really having stomach/digestion based issues), and the healing opportunity this has presented.
I also talk with Gut Health Expert Dr. Sayed A. Shah, MD. His personal journey with Integrative Medicine started when his son was diagnosed with Autism. By using Integrative Medicine practices, they have been able to overcome many of the challenges his son has faced. Integrative Medicine is personalized medicine that deals with the root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr. Shah will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your health problem through cutting edge lab testing and create a customized protocol to your specific needs as a unique individual. He seeks to promote wellness and healing by working together with you!
Learn more about Dr Shah and his center here: https://mimqc.com/