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