The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.63
Dr Steven Sandberg Lewis is recognised as a leading practitioner in Naturopathic gastroenterology. He joins Rebecca on The Healthy Gut Podcast to discuss functional gastroenterology and why we need to take a holistic approach to our digestive health. They discuss SIBO, reasons why SIBO treatment might not be working, what to do if you suffer with bloating, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Pro kinetics and laxatives, and much more.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 63 of The Healthy Gut podcast, we discuss:
✓ The functional medicine approach to treating SIBO
✓ Why we should take a holistic approach to our digestive health
✓ Whether we should be considering the whole digestive tract when treating SIBO
✓ What to look at when treatment isn’t working
✓ Why it’s important to find out whether other conditions are at play
✓ Bloating after a clear SIBO test, and what else could be causing it
✓ The difference between peristalsis and the migrating motor complex
✓ Whether fasting should be part of your SIBO treatment
✓ Why, and how, you might use prokinetics and laxatives
✓ The effect that Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome has on the ileocecal valve
✓ Whether an ‘all clear’ diagnosis for SIBO is the holy grail
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Dr. Sandberg-Lewis is a practitioner of Naturopathic gastroenterology. He has been in practice for 38 years and in 1996 he joined the full-time faculty of the National University of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. He provides patient care and teaches gastroenterology courses as well as supervising student clinicians at NUNM. He is a frequent presenter at educational seminars around the U.S. and Canada. He has authored or co-authored a series of award winning articles on hiatal hernia syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. He was listed among Portland Oregon’s “Top Docs” in the January 2014 edition of Portland Monthly magazine.
Dr. Sandberg-Lewis often treats patients whose health conditions have defied diagnosis despite exhaustive medical testing or complex digestive disorders that have not responded to treatment. Areas of special focus include irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, GERD, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease (including microscopic colitis), biliary dyskinesia and unrelenting nausea.
Dr. Sandberg-Lewis is the author of the textbook entitled Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional GI Disorders (2009, NCNM Press.)
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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.