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Candida Connection and fungal overgrowth

The SIBO – Candida Connection: What You Should Know About Fungal Overgrowth

Lately, I’ve had candida on my mind. Not just because I have a Live Workshop coming up with Dr. Ami Kapadia all about fungal overgrowth (aka Candida or Small Intestine Fungal overgrowth (SIFO))… But also because treating my own fungal overgrowth was a major turning point in my own health. See, I didn’t realize SIFO …

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How SIBO Impacts Your Hormones

How SIBO Impacts Your Hormones: What You Need To Know To Heal Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Lately, hormones have been on my mind. I just finished recording a brand new Workshop training with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND about hormones, the gut, SIBO, and how it’s all connected. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis really explained to me HOW exactly the gut can impact our hormones (and it was information I’d never heard before). If you …

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Link between SIBO, anxiety and depression

The Link Between SIBO, Depression & Anxiety: Insights From 5 Expert Practitioners

In today’s post I’m getting REALLY real (and vulnerable) – talking about a subject that’s hard for many people to broach: depression and anxiety. Listen – I didn’t want to accept I had Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (so not sexy), or Lyme Disease (from a bug!) so you can imagine my reaction to even considering …

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3 things to do when nothing is working for SIBO

3 Things To Try When Nothing Is Working for SIBO

There isn’t a diet left you haven’t tried. You’ve seen doctors, alternative practitioners, MDs, NDs, and everything in between. You’ve tried herbals, antibiotics, antibiotics & anti-fungals, spent more than you’d like to remember on probiotics, prokinetics, and gut-healing supplements. The underlying causes has been found and  you’ve been tested and retested. It feels like you’ve …

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The Good (and Bad) of SIBO Diets

The Good (and Bad) of SIBO Diets – And What To Do When You’re Stuck on A Restricted Diet

It starts innocently enough: you decide to try an elimination or other specific diet for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth like: Low-FODMAP Low-Fermentation SIBO Specific SCD GAPS or AIP At first, taking certain foods out of your diet really helps! But then there is a fork in the road for almost everyone: You either get better …

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Is Coffee Friend or Foe For SIBO & IBS

What 7 SIBO Experts Think About Coffee (Is Coffee Friend or Foe For SIBO & IBS?)

Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning? I’ve always loved coffee, but I’ve often wondered: is coffee making my Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms worse? Because this is one of my #1 questions, I’ve made it a habit to ask as many expert …

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Methane SIBO

5 Things You Might Not Know About Methane SIBO

Whether you call it methane-dominant Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) or a “Methane Bloom” – one thing is for sure: Methane sucks! There, I said it! And the truth is that methane-dominant SIBO and hydrogen-dominant SIBO are very different  – and treating them like the same condition can hold you back in healing… and make …

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Fiber, The Low-FODMAP Diet What To Eat During SIBO Treatment

Dr. Mark Pimentel on Fiber, The Low-FODMAP Diet , and What To Eat During SIBO Treatment

“Who are you???” I had just walked into Dr. Mark Pimentel’s office for my first appointment when his nurse looked up and said that. At first I thought she mistook me for a celebrity (we were in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai hospital after all!). But actually, she was just surprised because Dr. Pimentel hardly ever …

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Apple Cider Vinegar and SIBO

We Asked 8 SIBO Experts Their Opinion On Apple Cider Vinegar (The Answers Will Surprise You!)

Depending on who you ask, apple cider vinegar is either a miracle cure-all or just another condiment in the back of the cupboard. Some people swear by it like it is mother’s milk. And other people are like, “Yeah, you know that apple cider vinegar? It’s not as good as you think it is. Whatever …

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Are Probiotics Helpful or Harmful For SIBO

Are Probiotics Helpful or Harmful For Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth? (I Asked An Expert)

To use probiotics… or not to use probiotics – that is the question (when you have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). And it’s a BIG question. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions we receive at ALL of our SIBO SOS™ Masterclasses. While different practitioners have different opinions, I decided it was time for …

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Pro and Cons of 6 SIBO Diets

The Top 6 SIBO Diets (And Pros & Cons of Each)

There are literally HUNDREDS of different diets recommended for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – which means it can be really overwhelming and confusing to get started. Should you try low-FODMAP or Elemental? Gluten-free or low-fermentation? Vegan or all meat? Should we be eating to feed the gut bugs or starve them? Are apples allowed …

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A Simple Blood Test That Can Reveal The Root Cause of Your Gut Problems

A Simple Blood Test That Can Reveal The Root Cause of Your Gut Problems

Being sick is bad enough… But being sick without knowing WHY or WHAT is causing your symptoms is truly torturous. And for millions of people with gut health problems, it has been their reality. You’re guessing at the right treatment (and getting it wrong more often than not) Feeling isolated and alone Struggling to explain …

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Is The Fast Tract Diet™ Better Than Drugs

Is The Fast Tract Diet™ Better Than Drugs For SIBO Recovery?

Shivan Sarna interviews SIBO expert, Dr. Norm Robillard One of the first things I learned about after my Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) diagnosis in 2015 was this: Diet alone is not enough to resolve SIBO. That’s why many SIBO experts and SIBO doctors recommend using antibiotics like Rifaximin (Xifaxan) or herbals to treat SIBO. But …

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The 3 Key Phases to SIBO Healing

The 3 Key Phases to SIBO Healing With Dr. Gurevich

Shivan Sarna interviews SIBO expert, Dr. Ilana Gurevich Finding relief from your Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) symptoms is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. Each one fits somewhere… the question is what order do you need to fit the pieces together, to come up with a complete picture? Dr. Ilana Gurevich, a board-certified naturopathic …

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What’s The Difference Between IBS, IBD, and SIBO

What’s The Difference Between IBS, IBD, and SIBO? with Dr. Gary Weiner ND, LAc

Shivan Sarna interviews guest expert, Dr. Gary Weiner on the topic of IBS, IBD, and SIBO If you’re having digestive problems, you have enough to deal with without having to keep a bunch of acronyms straight. But if you go visit your doctor – or do some research on your own – you’ll find a …

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SIBO & Gluten

SIBO & Gluten: The Truth You Need To Know with Dr. Lisa Shaver

Should you commit to a gluten-free diet if you have SIBO? It’s one of the most common questions we hear from the SIBO SOS™ community.   Some practitioners think only those with Celiac Disease need to be gluten-free. Others think gluten is evil and should be avoided by everyone – especially those with gut issues …

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SIBO and Candida Overgrowth with Dr. Tom Messinger

Shivan Sarna interviews guest expert, Dr. Tom Messinger on the topic of Candida Everything from icky oral thrush, to embarrassing vaginal yeast infections, and of course, as a major cause of SIBO… candida is very much the “fungus among us.” It affects millions of people and can cause real havoc on the body, especially in …

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What Is SIBO? The Ultimate Guide To Understanding Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Whether you’re already diagnosed or just seeking answers, today I want to give you the ultimate guide to Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). I’m covering all the fundamentals: what SIBO is, the symptoms it causes, and how to find out if you have SIBO… “Shivan, have you ever heard of something called SIBO?” I was …

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Shivan Sarna

To feel better for longer from bloating, gas, constipation, you need to be empowered with knowledge and inspired to take action. I connect you with the experts, distill the information in an organized and actionable way. This is the information I wish I had when I first learned about SIBO.

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