Speaker: Diane Mueller and Miles Nichols
Friday, May 5 | 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Breakout Session #2
Small Intestinal Overgrowth (SIBO) and the Microbiome: New Insights about SIBO and SIFO root causes, assessment, treatment, and diet
Research conducted by Dr. Pimentel suggests that around 84% of cases of IBS show positive fora SIBO breath test. Studies suggest that 10-15% of people worldwide have IBS. Do you haveclients that suffer from bloating, acid reflux, constipation, or diarrhea? Often autoimmunity, depression, anxiety, and insomnia are associated conditions, and we will explore these connections.
We will talk about recent research about the primary root causes for SIBO and how there mayalso be Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO) in many cases. We will discuss advantages and disadvantages of available testing and interpretation of labs. We will speak to some debatein the field about diets during and after SIBO and SIFO treatment. We will explore treatment strategies and appropriate use of supplements. We will also briefly cover re-testing, impacts onthe microbiome, and the importance of activating the migrating motor complex (MMC) and addressing leaky gut.
Dr. Miles Nichols is a Doctor of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and functional medicine. Dr. Miles is an author, national speaker, and he trains clinicians about how to integrate a functional medicine and mindfulness-based approach into clinical practice.
Growing up, Dr. Miles’ father was a medical doctor and state senator who worked tirelessly to serve underprivileged populations. When Miles was 15, his father passed on suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. This propelled Miles to passionately dive into learning anything and everything about how to reverse and prevent chronic illness through nutrition, lifestyle, supplements, herbs, and mindfulness practices.
Dr. Diane Mueller is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Diane speaks nationally and has been featured on Podcasts and TV news. She is the author of “Stress Resilience” and trains clinicians infunctional medicine and mindfulness practices.
Dr. Diane became passionate about medicine through her personal struggles with chronic digestive issues, mold illness and Lyme Disease. Diane recalls needing to use enemas and laxatives as a very young child for her severe constipation. This inspired Diane to figure out root causes behind her issues and help others with their health struggles.