How To Get Rid Of Sibo – Heal Your Gut Naturally With Herbs!

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SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is something that is fairly prevalent.  It can occur in those who already suffer from IBS or any other underlying condition.  SIBO occurs when there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the small intestine.  The small intestine should only have a very small amount of bacteria present.  The small intestine, when functioning correctly, is where nutrient absorption takes place.  When there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, the bacteria consume the nutrients and interfere with absorption leading to gas, bloating and pain.

Symptoms Of  SIBO

 

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Malnutrition
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Rashes
  • Joint pain

Risk Factors For SIBO

Over half of people with celiac disease have SIBO.

About 43 percent of people with chronic diabetes have SIBO.

Aging is a factor for SIBO.  Over 20 percent of seniors over the age of 61 have it.

Rosacea patients are at risk of SIBO.

Untreated SIBO

Left untreated, SIBO will lead to malnutrition.  Vitamin B12, an important vitamin and one that is hard to absorb as we get older, is even more difficult to absorb with SIBO.  A vitamin B12 deficiency is linked to many problems such as tingling in hands and feet, anemia, jaundice,cognitive issues, memory lapses, fatigue, weakness, and mental health issues including paranoia and hallucinations.  Poor absorption of fat, anemia, osteoporosis, kidney stones and damage to the intestinal walls are other concerns.

How To Heal

Treating with antibiotics is the usual course, but eliminating good bacteria is always the problem when treating with antibiotics.  Recurrence is often the case because again there is an imbalance in gut bacteria.   The first thing to do is to take a quality probiotic immediately.   Eat foods rich in probiotics.

Herbal antibiotics have been shown in studies to be very effective.  Oregano oil, lemon balm oil and Indian barberry root extract are effective.

 

To learn more about herbal antibiotics read Herbal Antibiotics

 

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10 Comments Add yours
  1. Sounds like a very nasty condition. I have always wondered what people are describing when they say that they have a gut parasite, would SIBO have similar symptoms?

  2. Great article! I have never heard of SIBO!
    Gut health can be overlooked, I am glad it has a name. Most of us probably have this to some degree.
    I love the idea of oregano oil. And you reminded me how important probiotics are!
    Thank you for this wonderful blog! Mary

    1. Hi Mary! You’re welcome! Probiotics are always a great way to start. You can use oregano oil for colds, viruses and flu as well, it’s a great idea to keep some in your home, especially with the cold and flu season upon us!

  3. Hi. This was very informative. It reinforces some of what I’ve been reading lately. I’m not religious with my lifestyle changes, but I hope some effort is better than none. I’ve been adding kombucha to my diet as a probiotic and it really does seem to make a difference in the way I feel.

    1. Hi Steve! Small changes that make you feel good will lead you to even more changes. I think adding Kombucha is a great small way to start. Then add in other foods and more fiber rich foods. Sounds like you’re doing great! Thanks for commenting!

  4. I have never heard of SIBO and it is quite incredible that some of the issues we face, such as asthma, joint pain and depression are linked to gut health. I have a friend who always breaks out in rashes and she is always trying to find the cause – maybe she should give probiotics a go – I do not think she has even imagined that her rashes could be created by an overgrowth of bacteria! I will suggest she visits your site.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Skin issues are very tied to the state of our gut health. I hope she finds relief and if she has any questions about how to go about adding in probiotics, I would be more than happy to help!

  5. I used to overlook my gut health and ignore some rather unpleasant symptoms, thinking that’s just how things are. It’s great that more recognition is going into our digestive system’s health – it affects our body in so many ways, it’s crazy! I have heard of SIBO, they actually thought that could be what was causing my symptoms, but thankfully it wasn’t! It isn’t a condition talked about enough given how prevalent it is!

    1. Hi Liz, it’s so true that people don’t realize that their symptoms can be stemming from their gut health. I’m glad your issues were not SIBO and hope they are resolved now!

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