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The Secret SIBO-Hypothyroid Connection

ibs sibo thyroid Nov 04, 2021

Did you know there is a SIBO-Hypothyroid connection?! ...

That would explain a lot, right?

Maybe you've had low levels of T3 for years but you didn't realize it could have something to do with your IBS or SIBO.

Working to improve gut health can improve thyroid antibodies.
Clues that you may have an underperforming thyroid:
- You have SIBO or IBS

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Are Prokinetics Missing From Your Treatment Plan?

ibs sibo Dec 03, 2020

What do you do once your antibacterial protocol to treat SIBO is done?

There is typically a break before starting the next round of antibacterial treatment if it's needed.

So, you have a few options:

1. Reassess your symptoms: are they better or worse? 

2. Redo the SIBO test: to see how the levels of gases have changed 

3. Try a prokinetic 


Why are prokinetics important?

They do three things:

1. Maintain progress you have made with the antibacterial treatment

2. Can give symptomatic relief 

3. Help to prevent relapse, which is common with SIBO


How do they work?

Unlike laxatives, they don't work on the large intestine primarily, although some can affect it. Prokinetics target the upper digestive system: the stomach and small intestine. 

Prokinetics help the Migrating Motor Complex (MMC), which is affected in SIBO.

They are not habit forming like laxatives and can be used long term.

Prokinetics stimulate the smooth...

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