SIBO Fundamentals


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Do you know the SIBO Fundamentals?

Do you find Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) confusing?

Do your patients sometimes seem to know more than you do?

Do you feel like you’re not up-to-date with the latest SIBO research?

We’ve got the right course for you!

SIBO is the most common cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Find out why SIBO is not just another bacterial dysbiosis, and why you must do more than just treating bacterial overgrowth.

Do you know how to confidently diagnose and treat SIBO? Do you know the risk factors for developing SIBO and SIBO relapse?

A SIBO case can be very confusing, sharing an impact with functional gut disorders, hormonal issues, the enteric nervous system, food intolerances, the immune system, the microbiome, methylation and genomic issues and a whole lot more.
Do you want to give your patients the right foundation for good health? Start a path to health with the SIBO Fundamentals.

Rapidly improve your understanding of the SIBO basics to get your patients off on the right foot. Learn how bacteria that accumulate in the small intestine can create by-products that cause symptoms like bloating, pain, diarrhea, constipation, brain fog and other symptoms. Give your patients a plausible explanation for their symptoms and a clear treatment path to restoring their gut health.


Here’s what you will get in the SIBO Fundamentals Course


  • Supercharge your SIBO knowledge with 3 hours of video content direct from SIBO experts
  • Study with SIBO experts Dr Jason Hawrelak, Dr Allison Siebecker and Alyssa Tait
  • Discover SIBO causes, symptoms and treatment
  • Strengthen your lab interpretation skills
  • Take home a treatment algorithm to successfully treat SIBO
  • Add to your skill set and become more effective in your treatment approaches
  • Gain confidence in using pre- and probiotics in SIBO management
  • Give your patients the best chance to restoring their gut health
  • Test your knowledge with the course quiz
  • Become SIBO certified and get listed as a SIBO treating practitioner on Google’s number one ranking site for SIBO testing
  • Learn at your own pace, with access to the course for a full year from purchase


About Dr Allison Siebecker

Dr Allison Siebecker is known as ‘The SIBO Queen’ – a highly respected Naturopathic Physician and internationally recognized SIBO expert. 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 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.

In the first course module, Dr Siebecker discusses SIBO causes, symptoms and treatments. She gives a comprehensive discussion about SIBO, and shares a treatment algorithm and a plethora of clinical pearls.


You will learn from Dr Siebecker:

  • Underlying SIBO causes and risk factors
  • SIBO testing interpretation
  • Overall treatment approach (with diagrams)
  • SIBO treatment algorithm

Listen to The SIBO Doctor Podcast interview with Dr Siebecker


About Dr Jason Hawrelak

Dr Hawrelak is a researcher, lecturer, naturopath, and nutritionist with over 16 years of clinical experience.  He practices at Gould’s Natural Medicine – a 135-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Dr Hawrelak completed his PhD examining the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics, and herbal medicines to modify the gastrointestinal tract microbiota.  He is currently the senior lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine where he coordinates the evidence-based complementary medicines programs.  Dr Hawrelak also teaches the gastrointestinal imbalances unit, within the Masters of Science and Human Nutrition, and Functional Medicine Program at the University of Western States, in Portland, Oregon.

In the second course module, Dr Hawrelak discusses the role of pre- and probiotics in SIBO management. He demonstrates how select pre- and probiotics can be effective tools in the treatment of SIBO.

You will learn from Dr Hawrelak:

  • The importance of strain specificity in relation to the therapeutic effect of pre- and probiotics in SIBO treatment
  • Pre- and probiotic compounds to include or avoid in SIBO treatment
  • Recent probiotic research in relation to SIBO treatment and methane reduction

Listen to The SIBO Doctor Podcast with Dr Hawrelak


About Alyssa Tait

Alyssa Tait (B Phty, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Grad Dip Health Sci (Nutrition Medicine)) is a physiotherapist and naturopath with a special interest in abdominal and pelvic pain disorders and the gut and urogenital microbiome. Her initial interest in gut health stemmed from her postgraduate studies in physiotherapy, focusing on constipation and other bowel disorders in the context of continence issues. This led to further studies in nutrition medicine, followed by herbal medicine and naturopathy, and she is currently completing her Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Her physiotherapy management of gastrointestinal tract dysfunction heavily employs the use of visceral manipulation, a gentle manual therapy that aids the body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral manipulation will be the focus of her presentation.

In the third course module, Alyssa describes visceral mobilisation, which is a useful manual therapy adjunct to naturopathic treatment of SIBO.

You will learn from Alyssa:

  • Accurately summarise visceral mobilisation, and its proposed mechanisms of action, to their patients
  • Recall research findings in relation to the effects of visceral mobilisation
  • Differentiate visceral mobilisation from massage and other forms of manual therapy
  • Use analogies to help their patients understand when visceral mobilisation may be of benefit
  • Perform a simple visceral mobilisation technique on themselves
  • Appreciate the role of the visceral mobilisation manual therapist in the team of the patient with SIBO
  • Find a practitioner trained in visceral mobilisation to refer to

How does the SIBO Fundamentals program work?
Starting today, you will receive access to the SIBO Fundamentals course for a full year.
You can refer back to the lessons whenever you want. Each lesson will conveniently remain in your account so you won’t have to search for it when you’re ready to get back to it.
You will receive a course certificate of completion.

Register as a SIBO Fundamentals certified practitioner

Once you finish the course, you can take the next step to register as a SIBO certified practitioner and get your details listed and able to be found by patients seeking out SIBO savvy practitioners in our global practitioner database. This is the number one Google ranking site for SIBO testing.

To get listed, simply complete the 5-minute quiz covering 10 fundamental SIBO topics. Upon successful completion of the Quiz,  registered practitioners on are eligible to have their contact details listed on our global practitioner search as a qualified SIBO treating practitioner.

Once you have passed the quiz, please send an email to [email protected] with your preferred contact listing details, and we’ll be in touch to update your search listing.

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