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Love & Guts

Dec 20, 2019

#132 Dr. Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia. Nirala is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS.

She is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing service for practitioners. She is so passionate about educating practitioners that she founded “The SIBO Doctor”, an online professional education platform. She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO and is the host of the popular podcast The SIBO Doctor podcast for Practitioners. She is the medical director and senior naturopathic physician at The Biome Clinic, center for functional digestive disorders in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Dr Jacobi is the co-founder of the Australian Naturopathic Summit

In this episode we cover

  • What is hydrogen sulphide
  • What happens when it’s in excess?
  • Do symptoms differ when HS is found in the small intestine versus the large intestine?
  • The link between Hydrogen sulphide and SIBO and HS and IBS-C and LIBO
  • How we access for excess Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Treatment strategies to reduce HS