THP 015: SIBO testing And treatment in australia with nirala jacobi

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Nirala Jacobi is a US-trained and certified Naturopathic Doctor practising in Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia.

Nirala specialises in the treatment of digestive disorders, in particular, SIBO and IBS. She is the chief medical officer for the SIBO testing facility in Australia,

Nirala is arguably the leading expert on the topic of SIBO in Australia and in this episode we talk about the testing, interpretation of test results, and the treatment of SIBO.

  • Today's Guest

Dr. Nirala Jacobi

Join todays conversation with Nirala as she gets into the details of SIBO testing and treatment.


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2 Alidenes Road

Wilsons Creek, NSW, 2482



02 6684 0778



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  • TOPICS Discussed

*You can click on a time to go to that section in the audio

4:03 – How Nirala first became interested in SIBO

10:19 – Diagnosing methane dominant SIBO and the challenges this presents

18:08 – SIFO (small intestinal fungal overgrowth) a very common concomitant condition with SIBO

19:36 – Should you retest for SIBO after SIBO treatment

22:04 – Some of the things that patients will tell you that are a red flag for a possible SIBO diagnosis

24:26 – If SIBO symptoms are clear should one bother testing for SIBO or just do a SIBO treatment protocol?

25:44 – Nirala Jacobi’s Biphasic Diet for SIBO

29:04 – SIBO treatment success rates and SIBO relapse after treatment

29:46 – Dr. Mullen from Johns Hopkin University

32:31 – Underlying factors that can cause SIBO

34:24 – Alyssa Tait, a practitioner that works with SIBO with underlying complications of adhesions

37:07 – Martin Blazer missing microbes

37:58 – Silent SIBO or SIBO that does present with the classic digestive symptoms of SIBO

39:03 – Dr Lyn Patrick

44:22 – The SIBO Summit hosted my Nirala in October, 2016

46:20 – Nirala Jacobi’s podcast on the topic of SIBO launching at the end of October, sign up for notifications here

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