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With host Dr Nirala Jacobi BHSc ND, Chief Medical Officer,

May 25, 2018

In today’s episode, Dr Nirala Jacobi is in conversation with Kayle Sandberg-Lewis.  Kayle recently gave a lecture at the New Orleans SIBO conference on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and SIBO.


Kayle holds a master’s degree in Behavioral Medicine and has a private practice specializing in acquired brain injuries, anxiety and stress-related disorders. In recent years, she has been exploring the link between brain injuries and gastrointestinal disorders.


Board-certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance as a Neurofeedback Practitioner, she is also trained in peripheral biofeedback. Kayle has several tools at her disposal to help the disordered brain calm itself and function more optimally thereby leading to improved vagal tone.


Kayle serves as adjunct faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine where she created the Applied Psychophysiology track in the Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health.


Topics discussed include:

  • How Kayle entered the traumatic brain injury field.
  • SIBO, the migrating motor complex, and how TBI can impact this.
  • Differentiating parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system dominance.
  • The risks of sympathetic dominance to the digestive system.
  • What common injuries are actually classed as TBIs, and how might this contribute to gastrointestinal health?
  • The cumulative effect of minor head injuries.