Posts

Referral Rewards Program

When you refer a practicing Physician to our lab and they purchase a Hydrogen Methane Breath Test Kit, you will receive a kit free of charge! Our way of thanking you for spreading the word about SIBO Canada and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

Please ensure the new practitioner mentions that you referred them to our lab. This offer is good until March 31, 2019.

Things To Do When You Have An Unhappy Gut

Dealing with gut troubles isn’t easy, especially if you have reoccurring Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite distraction techniques, ways to soothe, and hopefully relieve some of the discomfort.

  1. Make sure you’re taking the proper herbal antibiotics and medications from your prescribing naturopathic physician and not missing a dosage.
  2. Drink lots of water! Adding rosemary and lemon to your water can help aid in digestion.
  3. Avoid all alcohol, dairy, sugar, and high FODMAP foods. (And any other foods your body is sensitive or intolerant to.)
  4. Attend a deep-stretch yoga class. Focus on letting go of the discomfort and finding peace within your breath and the stretches.
  5. Speaking of yoga class, skip the heavy cardio and workout! Some simple stretches are just the right amount of physical activity to manage while going through any tummy pain.
  6. Eat whole, natural foods that are low FODMAP approved. Avoid processed, ready-made-meals and stick to food straight from the ground.
  7. Wear clothes that your body is comfortable in. Skip the jeans and tight work clothes. Find options that don’t push on your stomach and increase discomfort.
  8. Make bone broth and sip on it throughout the day. Bone broth has wonderful proven benefits including reducing inflammation, healing the gut, eases digestion, and aids in better sleep.
  9. Run a warm bubble bath and pour in lavender essential oils to calm your mind. Find a good book and read your worries away.
  10. And after a relaxing bath, get lots of sleep! Sleep works wonders for healing our bodies and minds.

Mind Your Meal Times

Your gut is an incredible machine. It uses its muscular design to sweep food through the machinery of digestion, absorption and excretion. However, you probably didn’t realize that the machine has a self-cleaning cycle called the migrating motor complex (MMC). These rhythmic waves of contraction are designed to sweep away any digestive leftovers, and they are also thought to help control the growth of bacteria in the small intestine.

In order to optimize the migrating motor complex (MMC), you need to adequately space your meal times because these waves occur post absorption. While it varies between individuals, the migrating motor complex will occur typically 90 minutes post digestion and absorption. This is big news for a nation of constant snackers. If you are eating every 1-2 hours, you are less likely to access that self-cleaning cycle. A smarter approach? Do your best to space your eating opportunities four hours apart and try not to eat before bedtime.

Referenced from: Bio-K Community