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Microbiome Importance

Everyone’s microbiome is unique, but there are a few generalities about what’s healthy and what’s not.🔍🤔

“In healthy people, there is a diverse array of organisms,” says Dr. Gail Hecht, chair of the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education. Most of those organisms are bacteria, but there are viruses, fungi, and other microbes as well.

“In an unhealthy individual, there’s much less diversity, and there seems to be an increase of bacteria we associate with disease.”

Tackle Your SIBO Symptoms!

Gut health experts share the 18 best ways to tackle IBS symptoms, as reported by the Daily Mail. IBS and SIBO symptoms can go hand in hand; as 80% of IBS patients may in fact have SIBO.

Dr. Simon Smale👨🏻‍⚕️, a gastroenterologist at Manchester University, claims we can transform our gut health with these top tips.

1. Choose red wine over spirits 🍷
2. Ditch carbonated drinks and enjoy herbal teas instead
3. That includes “diet” fizzy drinks
4. Ready-made meals are a no go
5. Take a clinically proven antibiotic 💊
6. If nothing is working, meet with a Dietitian
7. Limit your intake of onions and garlic
8. Eat less broccoli and cauliflower 🥦
9. Avoid Brussels sprouts
10. Watch out for fruits such as plums, nectarines, and mangoes
11. Improve your sleep routine 😴
12. Go to bed at the same time every night
13. Avoid bright lights before bed
14. Rollerblade around the block or go for daily walks
15. Get up from your desk to stretch every hour 🤸🏼‍♂️
16.Try incorporating yoga into your daily routine
17. Try two coffees per week instead of per day ☕️
18. Don’t leave long gaps between meals

Visit the article for full details outlining each of his 18 top tips!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6924793/Gut-health-expert-reveals-18-best-tips-tackle-irritable-bowel-syndrome.html

Signs You May Be Ignoring

Signs Of SIBO You May Be Ignoring🌱

As most of you know, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can mimic other digestive issues. Common symptoms of SIBO (that can often lead to a misdiagnosis, such as IBS) include:

1. Bloating and gas
2. Diarrhea
3. Stomach and abdominal pain
4. Fatigue
5. Strange bowel movements
6. Vitamin deficiency

Ask your doctor or Naturopathic Physician about getting tested for SIBO with a Hydrogen Methane Breath Test Kit. Check out our website for more information!

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Testing

Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove from A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic🌿 covering the different types of testing for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, also known as SIBO.