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NCNM SIBO Center for IBS Disorders Opens

Posted on 29 November 2013 by Jason

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) recently opened the SIBO Center, believed to be the first natural medicine clinic in the U.S. with a center dedicated to the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and associated gastrointestinal disorders. IBS, one of the most common and hard-to-treat health conditions, is thought to affect more than 60 million Americans. A small but growing number of physicians are recognizing the significant link between IBS and SIBO.
The decision to open a dedicated SIBO Center within NCNM Clinic came with the success Professor Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, and SIBO Medical Director Allison Siebecker, ND, have had treating gastrointestinal conditions in their patients and in preventing relapses of the condition. Sandberg-Lewis explained, “We realized that by treating SIBO, we were on the leading-edge of a new clinical approach to IBS and other SIBO-related health disorders, such as chronic iron deficiency anemia, rosacea, fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux.”
Eager for medical practitioners of all disciplines to join them and other leading SIBO medical experts, NCNM will host the first annual SIBO Symposium on January 18-19, 2014. Designed for the gastroenterologist, the alternative medicine practitioner and the public, this symposium will present a multifaceted treatment approach. Discussions will include specific testing, pharmaceutical and herbal antibiotics, and a prescribed diet that reduces the bacteria, allows the intestinal lining to repair, and reduces digestive and systemic symptoms associated with chronic health disorders.
For more information or to register: http://sibosymposium.com.

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