Rebecca Coomes The Healthy Gut Podcast with Dr Allison Siebecker on Migrating Motor Complex

The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.39

Migrating Motor Complex

The Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) is an essential gut function but how does it work? Coming to you from a live recording at 8 Hearts in Portland, OR, Dr Siebecker talks all about what the Migrating Motor Complex is, what it does and why it’s one of our bodies essential functions. She and Rebecca also discuss how and why you might use prokinetics and their benefits. They also get into the subject of bowel movements; how often we should go to the toilet, how to achieve a good bowel movement and what to do if you are experiencing difficulties.

In Today's Episode

In Episode 39 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:

✓ What the migrating motor complex is, otherwise known as the MMC

✓ How the migrating motor complex, ‘housekeeping wave’, works

✓ How to test the migrating motor complex; the Antro-Duodenal Manometry test and the new Acoustic Gastric Motility test

✓ The two different types of motilities and their functions

✓ The pros and cons of fasting

✓ What prokinetics are and how they work

✓ What the difference is between a prokinetic and a laxative

✓ How to use a prokinetic

✓ Why it’s important not to become stressed about bowel movements

✓ What to do if you are struggling with regular bowel movements

✓ The different treatments for both diarrhoea and constipation

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Rebecca Coomes The Healthy Gut Podcast with Dr Allison Siebecker on Migrating Motor Complex

Connect with Dr Allison Siebecker

Dr Allison Siebecker ND is a respected naturopathic physician who has brought SIBO into the limelight of alternative and complementary medicine. She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic, and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010. Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education and is the Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NCNM, Coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians and is the author of the free educational website


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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.

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