SIBO and Prokinetics with Dr Allison Siebecker - Part 1
Impaired motility is a major underlying cause of SIBO. Two thirds of SIBO cases relapse. In today's two-part episode, we discuss how Prokinetics have emerged to become a critical tool to lengthen the remission period.
ABOUT DR ALLISON SIEBECKER
Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.
Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, Board of Advisor for the GI Health Foundation, Co-Founder & Curriculum Coordinator of the 2014-2016 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, and is the author of the free educational website siboinfo.com.
In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”. Dr. Siebecker is currently writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source.
Topics discussed in this episode include:
- The Migrating Motor Complex (MMC)
- Laxatives vs prokinetics
- Pharmaceutical and natural approaches to prokinetics
- Methane dominant SIBO vs IBS-C Methane
- When to dose prokinetics
Dr Siebecker's website - siboinfo.com