SIBO (Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth) is a relatively common condition in which the first portion of the small intestine, the duodenum, which should be close to sterile, becomes overgrown with bacteria. The abnormal presence of bacteria here changes the environment of the duodenum leading to a host of detrimental alterations including digestive and absorptive issues, impaired immune function and a decline in well-being. Patients with such symptoms are often in turn medically diagnosed/ labeled with a variety of digestive diseases, chronic skin conditions, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and emotional disorders stemming from the SIBO and treated with drugs. The causal underlying factors are ignored and with the addition of piled on drugs, the problems generally worsen and become more complex over time.
Medically, when SIBO is identified, antibiotics are commonly administered. This can produce short-term symptomatic improvement in some cases but inevitably the symptoms soon return often much worsened than they were previously due to the side effects of the antibiotics. See article, “SIBO: Antibiotics are NOT the Answer”. The following case study from our clinic illustrates this common scenario.
SIBO has in recent years become a favorite topic of the Alternative/Functional Medicine Crowd. Here too treatments are administered rather than identifying and addressing causal factors. Herbs, homeopathic agents and a myriad of other non-specific supplements are employed. These alternative medical treatments just like conventional medical treatments are also certain to have short-lived effects. Here too, the real causal factors, which differ from patient to patient, are not addressed. See “The Facade of Functional and Alternative Medicine”.
To bring about long-term improvements in health, the causes responsible for the SIBO must be addressed. The results of appropriate lab testing procedures interpreted by an experienced practitioner should be combined with an extensive, patient history and physical examination. Each patient requires a personalized plan along with professional guidance for carrying the plan through to assure long lasting results. When causes are addressed, a high state of reliable health and vitality is achieved. Not only is the Bacterial Overgrowth successfully reversed but in addition, a comprehensive health program providing the essentials for the Re-Creation™ of the entire patient is employed. This brings about optimal results evidenced by numerous before /after SIBO test results from our Clinic.
For over forty-five years we have successfully assisted many patients with SIBO and other chronic digestive disorders including Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and others without ever “treating” these conditions. The Goldberg Bio-Hygienic Re-Creation System™ reverses chronic diseases by addressing causal factors and creating the optimal conditions for patients to be Re-Created™ to the full extent of their potential. “Treatments”, as commonly utilized, standard or alternative, are not employed.