Category Archives: General Health

Blossom / Nerium Open House

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Blossom Natural Health / Nerium Open House in Camas Washington

SIBO-Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

What is SIBO?

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is when the bacteria in our gut get out of balance and overgrow. These bacteria typically live in the gastrointestinal tract or Large Intestine, but with SIBO they have overgrown in the Small Intestine, a location not meant for so many bacteria. This bacteria can interfere with our normal digestion and food absorption.

Signs Of SIBO

  • Gas
  • 
Bloating
  • 
Diarrhea
  • 
Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Food intolerances: gluten, casein, lactose, fructose and more
  • Chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders and autoimmune disease
  • Vitamins and minerals deficiency

Other symptoms may include headache, joint pain, respiratory, skin, brain and mood symptoms.

It has also been proven that there is link between IBS and SIBO. Close to 80 percent of those suffering from IBS may actually have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Treatment

*First, reduce the bacteria. This can be done with Antibiotics, Herbal Antibiotics, Elemental Formula (An amino acid-based formula) and Diet

*Healing the SI lining with diet and supplements

*Preventing a relapse

It is important for patients to get proper testing, as well as pharmaceutical and botanical management through a qualified health care practitioner. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your health concerns and the options available to you.

Sources

mindbodygreen.com

ndnr.com

sibosymposium.com

Neuro-Endo-Immune (NEI) Certification Completed

Learning the best way to navigate the complexities of medicine and find solutions for patient’s troubles is a never-ending pursuit of mine. I am proud to announce that I have just successfully completed a training program that has challenged me to better understand the tools available to address health through the evaluation of nervous system function. After completing this program from NeuroScience, Inc., I have been awarded NEI Certification. This means that I have successfully mastered the tools and approaches to comprehensively and effectively treat many of the most common, yet complex health concerns through innovative nervous system assessment and unique treatments. This has already started benefiting some of my patients, by providing new and very efficient approaches to health concerns – saving my patients both time and money. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your health concerns and the options available to you.

GAPS – Healing the Mind Through the Gut

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome approach is a comprehensive healing protocol developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a neurologist and nutritionist who specializes in treating compromised gut health, the root cause of many neurological disorders, including autism, ADD/ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia. This FREE wellness class is being offered by New Seasons – Fishers Landing from 7-8:30PM on May 8th.

Spring Is Here!

While we love to see Nature coming into bloom, for many, this also means it is allergy season. With naturopathic medicine, you can treat your Seasonal Allergies.