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Choosing the Right Probiotic

Teresa Esterle, M.D. There are many considerations when choosing a probiotic. Generally speaking, most people can benefit from taking one. We always recommend working with your provider to get a specific recommendation that is best for you. However, there are three things you should be particularly concerned with: 1. Picking a Quality Brand This is

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SIBO Explained

“A study published in 2003 showed that 84% of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers have SIBO.”

SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth, is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the lining of the small intestine resulting in a “leaky gut”. When our gut is working normally, as we digest food the bacteria gets transported along to our large intestine to be eliminated. If this system is disrupted and bacteria is leftover in the small intestine, we may begin to see these signs.

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