The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.82
SIBO Breath Testing with Eric Hamilton
In this, the last episode of season 2, learn all about SIBO breath testing as Rebecca is joined by Eric Hamilton from Quinton Instrument Company. Rebecca and Eric discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the SIBO breath test, from how the test actually works, to what to do if you cheat on your prep diet. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about testing for SIBO then you can’t miss this episode.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 82 of The Healthy Gut podcast, we discuss:
How Eric’s own personal experience of SIBO testing and treatment has helped him to deeply understand the condition
Why you would test for SIBO rather than just working from symptoms
How a SIBO breath test actually works
Why it’s important to follow the prep diet before your breath test
What you can eat on the breath test prep diet, following your practitioners advice
What can happen to your results if you don’t follow the prep diet prior to testing
How to perform the SIBO breath test effectively
Understanding what is being measured with the breath test
What to do if you cheat with your prep diet before testing
Why scheduling time for your prep diet and testing is important
What the difference is between the lactulose and dextrose breath tests
How your SIBO breath test results are interpreted by a practitioner
What is considered a positive SIBO breath test, looking at the Rome Consensus and North American Consensus
Hydrogen Sulphide testing research and development
How accurate a SIBO breath test is
Remembering to look at the complete picture with your own health
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Connect with Eric Hamilton
Eric Hamilton is the President and CEO of QuinTron Instrument Company, Inc. established in 1962, is the first medical device company to develop specialized breath analyzers and collection systems for gastrointestinal disorders.QuinTron is considered the gold-standard and true pioneer in breath analysis for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and carbohydrate malabsorptions making QuinTron the global leader of the highest quality and trusted devices for breath testing. Since 1999, Eric Hamilton has been a driving force at QuinTron stemming from the combined years of expertise
from both Eric’s father (40+ years) and grandfather (50 years), Dr. Lyle Hamilton, Ph.D, author of “Breath Tests and Gastroenterology” and has been awarded multiple patents related to breath testing.
Quintron have been awarded Best medical device manufacturer 2 years in a row 2018 & 2017 from Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Best in Hydrogen & Methane Breath Testing Solutions (2017). They have also partnered with NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium) to provide analyzers to physicians to learn more about SIBO testing and carb malabsorption
In February 2016, Eric founded Synergy CME Resource Group, Inc. an independent, non-profit,
medical organization which develops continuing education programs and provides industry
leaders, medical providers, and patients with an unbiased forum for education of unique and
SIBO Patient Research Program
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About The Host
Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.