Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) - Dr Julie Logan
This talk was originally given at the Autism One Conference in May 2016.
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is an “abnormally large numbers of bacteria present in the small intestine, leading to impairment of digestion and absorption” (Dr. Mark Pimentel, MD, of Cedars-Sinai). One common misconception is dysbiosis (overgrowth of bad bacteria and/or yeast with lack of good bacteria present) causes SIBO, but in fact, dysbiosis is the result of SIBO. The real issue is dyskinesia or abnormal movement of the intestines. Patients with multiple digestive issues, including children with autism, may be at risk to developing SIBO. There are many causes and contributing factors that could lead to the development of SIBO. Specific testing is required to identify SIBO. Correcting SIBO is a multi-step process that involves specific supplements, medications, and diet. You can find the handout here.
Julie Logan, DC
Dr. Julie Logan DC practices in Warrenville, IL, and with Dr. Anju Usman at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL. She is a MAPS certified physician and specializes in working with children with the symptoms of autism, ADD/HD, PANDAS/PANS, food sensitivities, methylation defects, GI issues, and environmental illnesses. She applies both biomedical as well as chiropractic principles of restoring optimal health to her patients.