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One question that comes up regularly is whether or not SIBO and fermented foods can mix, otherwise known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Luckily, I recently had the chance to talk with Dr. Allison Siebecker at The Healthy Gut Summit about SIBO.
According to Dr. Siebecker, in order to heal SIBO, you must change your diet and add a prokinetic, or motility stimulant.
Fermented foods do not feed bacterial overgrowth because they are predigested—much of the microbial activity that would happen in your gut takes place in a jar. Once you eat them, fermented foods are easily broken down.
It’s important to remember that SIBO is often the sign of a problem, not the problem itself.
To get rid of SIBO, you may need to correct a deeper imbalance:
Clearly, SIBO can be a very complex disorder!
I would love to hear your thoughts on SIBO and what you’ve been through. Leave a comment on Facebook, and let me know what has worked for you.
P.S. If you would like to learn more about SIBO and you missed my interview with Dr. Siebecker, sign up to hear it and more than 30 other interviews on gut health HERE!
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