The SIBO Doctor Podcast
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The SIBO Doctor - Episode 11 - SIBO and Constipation
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Today, Chris Gebhart joins Dr Nirala Jacobi to speak about constipation in SIBO. Chris works at Resonance Complementary Therapies in Melbourne, Australia, and has been working with SIBO for 3-4 years. Chris graduated as a Naturopath from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1995, has done post graduate studies in Japanese Acupuncture. Chris works with his partner, Natalie Cruttenden, also a Naturopath and SIBO practitioner. Chris introduced Dr Jacobi to the use of the herbal medicine, pomegranate, in SIBO treatment, which is also touched on today. Topics discussed in this episode include: Chris’s journey to becoming a SIBO treating practitioner. Methane dominant SIBO and the constipation relationship. Chronic constipation beyond SIBO treatment - what is Chris seeing in his clinic with constipated patients who remain constipated even though methane levels are dropping? Post SIBO treatment therapies to support healthy digestion throughout the entire digestive tract. Resetting and stimulating peristalsis in the large intestine. The importance of supporting bowel movements during the antimicrobial SIBO treatment phase . The theory that high methane on baseline that remains elevated throughout the test reflects IBS-C and not necessarily SIBO (via SIBO breath testing). Chris’s clinical pearls for treating constipation, and supplemental supports: Prescript Assist Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum (PHGG) Herbal based laxatives Metagenics laxatone Mediherb cascara complex Xymogen Probiomax Plus Sachets Bioceuticals Ultra Biotic 500 in later phases of SIBO treatment. Dr Jacobi’s supplement supports for peristaltic action Bifidobacterium Lactis HN019 Found in Probiomax, and Orthoplex Multigen Biotic. Mutaflor - beneficial E.coli Repair work to consider after Neomycin use. Dr Jacobi’s bowel retraining techniques: PHGG use Flaxseeds, chia seeds, and dietary adjustment to support bowel movements for patients with high methane production in the large intestine. Anatomical squatting positi