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Love & Guts

Oct 26, 2020

#177 Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar is the founder and medical director of Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition. As an acclaimed gastroenterologist, Dr. Rahbar combines his experience, knowledge, and highly-advanced techniques with the art of functional medicine. He provides patients with an all-encompassing and comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal health.

Dr. Rahbar attended the University of Tehran in Iran and completed his residency training at St. Mary’s Hospital in New York, one of the most prestigious and well-known medical facilities in the world. In 2009, Dr. Rahbar founded LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, where he combines Eastern and Western medicine to create a unique, “whole-person” approach to caring for the body, designed to optimize and improve a patient’s health.

At LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Dr. Rahbar has won several awards, including a Patient’s Choice Award. Only about 5% of physicians receive this special award. A Patient’s Choice Award is for doctors who go above and beyond when treating their patients. Additionally, Dr. Rahbar is a recipient of the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. Less than 3% of the nation’s physicians receive this award. This award represents patient satisfaction, a doctor’s bedside manner, and follow-up care.

With his unique blend of Western and holistic medicine, Dr. Rahbar has become one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after and beloved gastroenterologists. His focus is on achieving high success in treating a wide variety of disorders affecting the gut.

In this episode we cover

  • What are the related microbiomes that can contribute to the formation of SIBO
  • How the oral cavity and sinuses can contribute to SIBO
  • Why is Marcons common in SIBO patients
  • The 10 different types of gas patterns
  • How the presence of bile in the stomach can lead to SIBO
  • What to consider when persistent high levels of methane exist
  • If methane actually has a protective role. Now this you have to hear
  • What to consider in general when SIBO is difficult to treat or frequently relapses
  • The possible role of fungi in methane SIBO
  • And so much more