SIBO

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Bloating… that enormous feeling of pressure like someone just blew up your abdomen with an air pump… and now your pants have shrunk two sizes.

Or maybe it’s that feeling of fullness like you’re dragging around an extra tire everywhere you go.

If you’re like millions of other people, you can relate.

For some people, this is an all-day problem that starts the moment they wake up and gradually gets worse throughout the day.

For others, it comes and goes – maybe related to a food trigger, or maybe with no rhyme or reason.

And along with the bloating comes the “C” word… constipation, meaning three or fewer trips to the restroom in a week..

Yet others have the opposite problem – diarrhea that strikes soon after a meal and leaves them scrambling to find the closest bathroom. [click to continue…]

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SIBO

As the real food movement continues to grow, more and more people are beginning to focus on the health of their gut by eating fermented foods and taking probiotics.

According to Global Industry Analysis, probiotic supplement sales have and will continue to raise about 6.8% for the next 5 years, which means sales growth will soar from $27.9 billion in annual earnings to $44.9 billion. (1)

But what if your probiotic is actually hurting you?

Because… if you have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), taking certain types of probiotics could be aggravating your gut symptoms.

And SIBO is much more common than you might think. In fact, a study from The American Journal of Gastroenterology published in 2003 showed that 84% of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers have SIBO. (2) [click to continue…]

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