Health Matters

Several weeks ago Scott had some tests done to try to identify the cause of his gastrointestinal issues which have plagued him for some years now. The results of these tests recently came back and he was able to discuss them with his naturopath. The first test was simply checking for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and came back positive. SIBO is a condition which occurs when bacteria that normally grow in other parts of the gut start growing in the small intestine. It causes pain, diarrhea, and malnutrition. It is treatable through antibiotics, herbal supplements, and diet, although there is a high rate of recurrence since these treatments do not address the underlying issue (which is often unknown). Continue reading “Health Matters”

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