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  • Writer's pictureDr. Stephanie Graham

Treating SIBO with the Elemental Diet

There's nothing more fulfilling than helping those suffering from gut issues discover lasting relief. Bloating, gas, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain can truly be tormenting for countless individuals. Often, the sneaky culprit behind these woes is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

In the past, I hesitated to recommend the elemental diet early in treatment, but the mounting evidence has made me more comfortable sharing about it sooner. Yes, it's a challenging plan for patients to stick to, but the results speak for themselves – it can work in less than a third of the time compared to traditional treatments.

Most SIBO treatments aim to give your digestive tract a much-needed break by following specific dietary guidelines. Traditionally, this restrictive diet would last for three long months. However, by replacing meals with easily digested elemental shakes, you can experience significant relief in just 2-3 weeks!

Remember, different treatments suit different people, so discuss your options with your doctor to find what works best for you.

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