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

Jan 26, 2017

Here we are following on from Episode 2 - SIBO Queen Insights Part 1.  Dr Nirala Jacobi continues the conversation with Dr Allison Siebecker about their clinical experiences, research, and SIBO insights.


Topics include:

  • How to approach treatment with patients who are severely food restricted and have SIBO.
  • Challenges experienced as a practitioner working with chronically ill patients.
  • The importance of taking a methodical approach to SIBO treatment.
  • Other functional tests recommended alongside SIBO testing and treatment, such as:
    • Stool testing
    • Blood testing
    • Hormonal testing (sex hormones, adrenals, thyroid)
  • Yeast overgrowth in SIBO and how to approach this in treatment.
  • How hormonal imbalances in the body can affect motility of the small intestine and the testing necessary to get the full SIBO picture.
  • UBiome PCR testing on the microbiome to ascertain species diversity in the GIT.
  • Comparing modern civilisation microbiota diversity to that of tribal groups and how to use diet to start to diversify species in an environment inclining towards decimation.
  • The way to use testing in methodical SIBO treatment.
  • What SIBO tests to use, lactulose, glucose, or fructose, or all of them?
  • What is on the horizon for hydrogen sulfide dominant SIBO testing?
  • Practitioner pearls and protocols.
  • Partially hydrolysed guar gum and practitioner feedback using this in SIBO treatment.
  • Dietary tips for symptom relief, and treatment of SIBO.
  • Prebiotics recommended by Dr Jason Hawrelak.


Resources - Dr Allison Siebecker’s website

SIBO Summit 2016 - Recordings available of expert speakers


Thanks for listening, and catch you next time!

The SIBO Doctor podcast crew



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 was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.  Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, Board of Advisor 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  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.