There are around 40 trillion bacteria in the body and most reside in the gut microbiome. While bacteria are a necessary component of good health, the wrong types of bacteria in the intestines can contribute to a number of uncomfortable conditions and diseases.
One such condition is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). This occurs when gram-negative bacteria, which can exist happily in the large intestine, overrun the small intestine, triggering symptoms most commonly associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Symptoms include cramping, flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. SIBO can also damage the intestinal lining leading to a ‘leaky gut’.
While many factors can impact the type of bacteria found in the digestive tract, your food plays one of the most significant roles in gut health.
While many factors can impact the type of bacteria found in the digestive tract, the food you eat plays one of the greatest roles in gut health.If you would like to find out more about our Specialised Diet Programme, please fill out the form below.