The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.32
Functional Gut Health with Dr Anthony Hobson
This week Rebecca is joined by Dr Anthony Hobson to talk all about functional gut health. Dr Hobson is from the UK and is an internationally renowned gastro physiologist. Rebecca and Dr Hobson talk about why it’s important to adopt a holistic approach in diagnosis and assessing gut function from ‘top to bottom’. They also look at the variety of GI function tests available and which are most valuable when looking for a diagnosis of gut health issues. Dr Hobson also explains more about how and why the UK is behind in its awareness of SIBO and other GI issues and how to find more help if you are UK based.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 32 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:
✓ Why a ‘top to bottom’ approach in diagnosing GI issues such as SIBO and IBS is key
✓ Why it is important to understand your own gut function
✓ How the SmartPill works for monitoring motility wirelessly and who can use it
✓ How to check for transit times, and if the sesame seed/charcoal test is enough if not using the SmartPill
✓ Gastric emptying – what it is, its symptoms and what people with SIBO need to be aware of
✓ Looking at the PH levels in the colon and ‘anal vomiting’
✓ How the IBSChek test is useful in clinical diagnosis of IBS
✓ Why the UK is behind in its awareness of SIBO and other GI issues and how to find help if your practitioner knows little or nothing about it
✓ What treatments are commonly available to people in the UK
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Connect with Dr Anthony Hobson
Dr Anthony Hobson is an internationally renowned British Consultant Clinical Scientist with experience across the NHS and private healthcare sectors as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. He has a broad base of experience in assessing gut function from ‘top to bottom’ covering areas such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), incontinence and constipation. He has been recognised as advancing the field of GI Physiology by winning several prestigious awards and has published over 200 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters including two first author publications in Gastroenterology. A frequent speaker at conferences around the globe about advances in GI Physiology, Dr Hobson also provides lectures to train UK doctors to help them understand more about the applications of GI Physiology testing.
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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.