27. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) with Dr Nirala Jacobi

Filly is joined by the amazing Dr Nirala Jacobi, an international leading expert in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Up to 80% of people with IBS have SIBO, so if you have gut issues, you’ll definitely want to listen in. Dr Jacobi has been a pivotal educator and mentor in our own practice (Filly is a qualified SIBO practitioner), particularly in treating tricky gut issues, like SIBO. If you love the nitty-gritty science-backed details about gut health, you’re going to love the wealth of knowledge Dr Jacobi brings to today’s conversation! 


About Dr Nirala Jacobi


Dr. Nirala Jacobi is a naturopathic doctor (ND) and internationally recognised expert on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). She is the creator of the SIBO Biphasic Diet, a resource that has helped tens of thousands of SIBO sufferers around the world.


Dr. Jacobi is the host of The SIBO Doctor Podcast and the founder of The SIBO Doctor, an online educational platform that includes a practitioner certification program. She is also the medical director of SIBOtest, providing innovative testing options for SIBO and IBS.

Dr. Jacobi is known for her systematic and effective approach to diagnosing and treating SIBO and other functional digestive disorders. Having received her naturopathic doctorate in 1998 from the esteemed Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, she brings more than two decades of clinical experience and expertise to her patient clinic, the Biome Clinic.


In today’s episode, Dr Nirala Jacobi talks to Filly about:

  • How Dr Jacobi got into specialising in gastrointestinal health, and particularly SIBO
  • The underlying causes of SIBO
  • Common symptoms with SIBO (and some uncommon ones!)
  • Testing for SIBO, and common mistakes practitioners make when diagnosing SIBO
  • Common ways to treat SIBO
  • The connection between stress, “busyness” and trauma and SIBO


Show Note Links: 


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