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By Banks Chiropractic on 8/14/2014 3:48 PM

As a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner I see people with a wide range of symptoms.

 

If you polled 50 Functional Medicine Doctors, all would agree the place to start with a complex patient is in the gut.

 

Research is now showing that there is a relationship between SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and FM (fibromyalgia).

 

SIBO refers to a condition in which an abnormally large number of bacteria are present in the small intestine. Additionally, the types of bacteria in the small intestines resemble the bacteria of the colon rather than the small intestine.

 

Simply put, small intestine bacterial overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of a bacterium that normally lives in the gastrointestinal tract, but has abnormally overgrown in the location not meant for many other bacteria.