SIBO is infamously difficult to kill and even more difficult to keep that way. This is because attacking a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with anything less than a really comprehensive natural treatment protocol, that is more than just diet or antibiotics, is essential for long-term healing. Natural SIBO treatment protocols that rely on single herbal products just don’t seem to cut it. And secondly, because SIBO is often the consequence of some other dysfunction or imbalance within the body, if this is not resolved following SIBO eradication, it can increase your risk of relapse and the need for further SIBO treatment. Layer over the top of these challenges the huge variety of symptoms seen amongst SIBO sufferers, which means that intervention needs to be tailored specifically to the individual, and you start to understand why natural SIBO treatment really is the domain of practitioners specialising in this condition.
With that in mind, I wrote this blog post series to help you understand the latest research and intervention options available. The science of natural SIBO treatment is ever-changing as new research sheds light on the most effective options we have around. This basically means that what we do today is completely different to what I was doing (and what you might read on old blog posts and forums) to treat SIBO two years ago. So, where to start with the most cutting edge, all natural SIBO treatment and herbal options? I’ve divided this ‘treatment’ post up into the four phases I use with my SIBO clients.
As a general rule, I like to use berberine, neem and oil of oregano for hydrogen-dominant SIBO and allicin, oil of oregano and neem for methane-dominant SIBO.