Nirala Jacobi is a US trained and certified Naturopathic Doctor practicing 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 that can be found through the website www.sibotest.com.
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.
[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
[22:05] – 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
[32:31] – Underlying factors that can cause SIBO
[37:58] – Silent SIBO or SIBO that does present with the classic digestive symptoms of SIBO