Our health depends not just on what we eat, but our ability to digest, absorb and assimilate our nutrients. Topically applied essential oils can play a key supporting role in optimizing our digestion when dealing with SIBO. When digestion is challenged, topically applied remedies can offer valuable digestive support. Digestion is a “rest and digest” parasympathetic event. Our nervous system needs to be in this relaxed state for the optimal digestive cascade to occur. Applying a small drop of Parasympathetic blend to the vagal nerve (behind the ear lobe on the mastoid bone) helps begin the digestive process by trigger the optimal digestive cascade where saliva is released from the mouth, HCL from the stomach, bile from the gallbladder and digestive enzymes from the pancreas and appropriate absorption and assimilation in the small intestine and elimination through the large intestine.
Integrative SIBO Conference 2018 Speaker Kayla Sandberg-Lewis is a Neurofeedback Practitioner, who introduced the relationship regarding Brain Injuries and SIBO.
Here are some of my notes :
• Brain injury causes: Stroke, explosives (military), car accidents (whether or not you hit your head), falling ( whether or not you hit your head ), sports injuries, abuse, assaults, birth trauma - using the forceps, anoxia - absence of oxygen, metabolic disorders, infections, tumors.
• Head Trauma can cause the body to be switched to a sympathetic dominance state. This leads to a huge decrease in digestive activity because the brain stem is in high arousal or fight or flight / freeze state.
• Brain Injuries effects the intestinal contractility and Is attributed to secondary inflammation, hyperpermeability and GI motility problems leading to SIBO.
• Brain Injuries induces changes in the microbiota of the cecum, produces norepinephrine which alters mucoprotein production, and pro-inflammatory cytokines
Integrative SIBO Conference 2018 speaker Dr. Danielle Lewis, Worked in the field of Physical Therapy for many years and currently focuses on women’s medicine and primary care. She is a certified Holistic Pelvic Care provider.
Here are some of my notes to share with you.Some of the following info I took from the source she cited in her presentation (SIBO In patients with Interstitial Cystitis and Gastrointestinal Symptoms)
• IC is chronic syndrome characterized by pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency, urgency to empty bladder, visceral sensitivity and dyspareunia. • IC is viewed as a disorder that co-exists with IBS. Evidence for immune activation in IBS and IC include: 1)mast cells in bladder biopsies 2) mast cells in ileum 3) mast cells adjacent to colonic nerves and lymphocytes in lamina propria and myenteric plexus in IBS 4) interleukin elevation in urine in IC and in serum in IBS.
• 81 % of IC patients with IBS had a positive SIBO breath test in a recent study
Another great eye opening presentation was give by Farshid Rahbar MD. Dr. Rahbar founded LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, where he combines Eastern and Western medicine to create a unique, “whole-person” approach to caring for the body, designed to optimize and improve a patient’s health. Dr. Rahbar has become one of Los Angeles’ most sough-after and beloved gastroenterologists, with a highly successful ability to treat a wide variety of disorders affecting the gut.
He began his lecture with the disclaimer indicating the information and evidence he is presenting at the 2016 SIBO Symposium, is based only on observation collected through his Los Angeles GI Practice.
Dr. Rahbar said that about 65% of his patients that tested positive for a tick borne illness also had an abnormal SIBO test result.
Some of his patients do not recall exposure to a tick bite. Perhaps...
This year, The SIBO Symposium had a very fascinating presentation regarding adhesions and how they may be linked to reoccurring SIBO in some cases. A revisiting speaker to the symposium was Larry Wurn, LMT, co-founder of Clear Passage in Gainesville, Florida. He presented a very compelling lecture to a room filled with very interested practitioners. He started his presentation by stating that Clear Passage has been conducting research for manually decreasing adhesions for the past 25 years.
In 1984, Larry's wife, Belinda Wurn, PT (co founder), was diagnosed with cervical cancer and went through treatment resulting in a debilitating condition which adhered her pelvic area with its adjoining tissues causing what is know as "frozen pelvis". She was in so much pain. Surgery was not an option because the doctor informed them that adhesions would form once again after surgery. They began to research and investigate other ways to find Belinda s...
These past few months, I'd been excitedlyanticipating my travel to Portland to attend the 3rd annual SIBO Symposium. Dr. Allison Siebecker, a highly regarded SIBO specialist, presented a SIBO diet update to her eager audience. Many of her keen listeners consisted of MDs, NDs, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Health and Wellness Coaches and Chiropractors. I attended as patient and a CHC (Certified Health Coach).
I would like to share with you some of the highlights and key take aways from Dr. Siebecker's lecture this past weekend. Please keep in mind that her data is based off challenging SIBO patients. This information may not apply to simple SIBO cases. However, it may be very useful during a flare.
Things to keep in mind:
1. Individuals vary greatly- What may be tolerable for one person may not be tolerable for the other. Everybody is different. Tolerances may change over time with treatment. Experiment to find tolerances. Variations of fruits and vegetables may vary (softer is better). Its i...