Dr Jacobi – featured SIBO speaker at Mindd 2017

Dr Nirala Jacobi, SIBO expert, will be first in the line up of speakers this weekend at the Mindd International Forum 2017.

Mindd International Forum 2017

This event, being held on the 20-21st of May 2017 in Sydney, focuses on practitioner training in the area of maternal and child health.  Speakers will be discussing topics such as toxic burden, the gut microbiome, nutrition, immune function, trauma, mitochondrial function, infections, and more.

The topics discussed will dive into conditions such as ADHD, autism, CFS, PANDAS, tick-borne infections, OCD, ODD, allergies, asthma, mitochondrial dysfunction, microbiome damage, Sensory Processing Disorder, immune dysregulation, and digestive disorders.

Dr Jacobi will be presenting at Mindd on the diagnosis and treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  This condition can have far reaching effects if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Further Practitioner Education

Dr Jacobi is passionate about practitioner education and offers an education and SIBO testing service through her company, SIBOtest, of which she is the Chief Medical Director.

For a comprehensive introduction to SIBO, head to The Foundations of SIBO Assessment and Treatment.  Dr Jacobi also offer ongoing educational and clinical resources for practitioners through SIBOtest.

For those of you keen to dive into the podcast world, listen to recent episodes of experts in conversation with Dr Jacobi about SIBO and related conditions.  Head to the SIBO Doctor Podcast.

See you at the Mindd International Forum!


5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium

We are gearing up for the 5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium.

This event is set to be held in Sydney from the 21-23rd of April 2017, and is a 3 day masterclass that delves into personalised medicine.

Amongst the high calibre featured speakers is Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis ND, SIBO and functional gastroenterology expert, who will be weaving us through the intricacies of SIBO.

This symposium not only reveals functional gastroenterology insights, but will also focus on the latest in endocrinology, toxicology, and genomics.

SIBOtest is a proud sponsor of this event.

See you there!

SIBOtest Team

Panel of SIBO experts – Free Video

Join Dr Nirala Jacobi, Dr Alyssa Tait, Dr Allison Seibecker, Rebecca Coomes, Dr Jason Hawrelak, and Dr Iggy Soosay, for their Q&A Panel captured at the SIBO Summit 2016 in Melbourne.

SIBO Summit attendees were invited to engage with the experts, and to ask questions about their own cases.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Salicylate and histamine sensitivity treatment.
  • SIBO testing guidelines for children.
  • Treatment suggestions for Hydrogen Sulfide.
  • When is SIBO testing indicated, and when is stool testing indicated.
  • Opioids as risk factors for SIBO development, slowing the motility of the small intestine.
  • Pain management options that do not hinder the motility of the gut.
  • Fecal microbial transplants.

And much more..

Head on over to SIBO Summit for your free access to this panel, and listen in on the vast array of topics discussed that are relevant to SIBO practice.

Of course you’re always welcome to make use of our Practitioner Education Portal as well.

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SIBOtest Team

SIBO Case Presentation with Dr Iggy Soosay

Dr Iggy Soosay SIBO Summit 2016

One of our local SIBO experts, Dr Iggy Soosay, founding member, chairman, and senior lecturer for over 15 years at ACNEM, and nutritional & herbal medicine clinician with over 30 years of experience, discusses how to treat SIBO in a straight forward manner.

Walk through a case study with Dr Soosay – a free Bonus Video from the SIBO Summit recordings.

Of course you’re always welcome to make use of our Practitioner Education Portal as well.

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SIBOtest Team

Untangling The Web: Visceral Mobilisation In SIBO


Alyssa Tait is a physiotherapist and naturopath who specialises in abdominal and pelvic pain disorders, the gut, and urogenital microbiome.

Alyssa joined the SIBO Summit to introduce us to a therapy synergistic to SIBO treatment – visceral manipulation.

Visceral manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids the body to release restriction and unhealthy compensations, pain and disfunction.

In her talk, Alyssa highlights:

  • The role of fascia and connective tissue in maintaining healthy biomechanics of soft and hard tissues of the body.
  • Visceral manipulation
    • What is it?
    • How it works?
    • What is it useful for?
    • Therapeutic application for SIBO treatment
  • Restrictions, including adhesions and strictures and the role of visceral manipulation in their management.
  • Where to find visceral manipulation treatment.

Alyssa also gives us a taste of what this therapy might feel like by guiding us to try out a simple technique on ourselves.

To access your full copy of Alyssa’s brilliant talk, head to SIBO Summit

Of course you’re always welcome to make use of our Practitioner Education Portal as well.

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SIBOtest Team

Advanced SIBO Treatment – How To

dr niralajacobi SIBOtest

Dr Nirala Jacobi, ND, leading expert in SIBO and IBS, international speaker, clinician, founder and medical director of SIBO Summit, spoke at the recent SIBO Summit.

In her talk, Dr Jacobi highlights

  • Advanced SIBO treatment.
  • The Bi-phasic Diet and how to use it.
  • Histamine and salicylate intolerances.
  • Herbal antimicrobials for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO).
  • Malnutrition and deficiencies due to upper gut infection (SIBO).
  • How to attend to clients who are allergic to everything.
  • Therapeutic sequencing in SIBO treatment – eg when to use gut healers, enzymes, digestive aids, antimicrobials etc.
  • Specific formulas that Dr Jacobi recommends for treatment.
  • How to stimulate the migrating motor complex (MMC).
  • Customising treatment to the patient’s needs.
  • The recipe to Dr Jacobi’s famous herbal bitters formula

To walk through comprehensive advanced SIBO treatment with Dr Jacobi, head to SIBO Summit.

Of course you’re always welcome to make use of our Practitioner Education Portal as well.

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SIBOtest Team

The Prebiotic & Probiotic Controversy

Dr Hawrelak SIBO Summit 2016

Do we use prebiotics and probiotics in SIBO management?

Dr Jason Hawrelak, world renowned gastrointestinal health researcher, educator, clinician, and gut microbiota expert (founder and head of research at Probiotic Advisor), joined us at the SIBO Summit to discuss this controversial topic.


  • Are they effective
  • Are they ineffective?
  • Do they make SIBO worse?


In his talk, Dr Hawrelak highlights

  • The Prebiotic & Probiotic Controversy – do we or don’t we use this therapy in SIBO treatment?
  • Study analyses and exciting insights, such as there being a 700% increase in SIBO risk for people taking Proton Pump Inhibitors.
  • Strain specific probiotic use and the potential for amelioration of SIBO symptoms.
  • The range of probiotic actions, and how probiotics can help resolve SIBO.  For (a very brief) example, some stimulate the MMC, help heal leaky gut, have selective antimicrobial action, decrease intestinal inflammation, reduce visceral hypersensitivity, and enhance secretory IgA production.

To access your 1 hour and 27 minutes with Dr Hawrelak head to SIBO Summit.

Of course you’re always welcome to make use of our Practitioner Education Portal as well.

In health

SIBOtest Team

60% of IBS caused by SIBO

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal issue in the world, and studies have shown that 60% of IBS is caused by SIBO.

Do you want to know more about how to help your patients with this?

Dr Allison Siebecker, a world renowned SIBO specialist and pioneer of SIBO investigation, shares her insights with us.

Below is a little taste of Dr Siebecker’s talk.  To access your comprehensive 1.5 hour session with Dr Siebecker head to the SIBO Summit page.


  • SIBO is an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the small intestine, not pathogenic bacteria.  The issue is location, not bacterial type.
  • Digestion and absorption as a factor for the patient, due to bacteria competing with the host for food.
  • SIBO and the LPS relationship to mood disorders.

The Migrating Motor Complex

  • The migrating motor complex (MMC) is essential to normal healthy functioning of the small intestine. Dr Siebecker discusses how it is disrupted in SIBO.
  • The relationship of food poisoning, stress, drugs (such as commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitors), and antibiotics to MMC impairment.
  • Diseases that can cause impairment of the MMC, such as hypothyroidism and diabetes.
  • How important the quantity and integrity of the ICC cells is in the functioning of the MMC.
  • To view the MMC in action head here and click on #13

What causes SIBO?

Dr Siebecker further discusses underlying causes to SIBO, as well as risk factors, such as drugs, surgery, other diseases, lifestyle factors, injury, and genetics.  She also discusses various disorders and diseases associated with SIBO.

Further, Dr Siebecker discusses pathogenic bacteria and how their release of cytolethal distending toxin B (Cdt B) impairs the MMC through molecular mimicry with the vinculin protein in ICC cells.

The above is a brief summary of what Dr Siebecker discusses in the first half hour of her session. To access your full 1.5 hour session with Dr Siebecker, head to the SIBO Summit page.

For further SIBO research and reading, head to Dr Siebecker’s practitioner education website.

Of course we also have the Practitioner Education Portal available to you at any time as well.

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SIBOtest Team

Holistic Practitioner Podcast feat. Dr Nirala Jacobi

Stephen Anderson, of the Holistic Practitioner Podcast, interviewed Dr Nirala Jacobi about SIBO Testing & Treatment in Australia.

Listen in to discover more about methane dominant SIBO, small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO), possible underlying factors to SIBO, when to test for SIBO and when to implement the SIBO treatment protocol.

If you’re keen to access more resources head on over to the SIBO Summit page. Here you’ll find the recordings from the brilliant speakers at the 2016 SIBO Summit.

Of course you are always welcome to access the practitioner education portal as well.


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Dr Siebecker is a phenomenal researcher with an endless thirst to better understand, dig, and probe.

She puts out a FREE quarterly newsletter which is packed with information and research links.  She’s asked the team here at SIBOtest to extend the invitation to receive her SIBOInfo.com newsletter to all our practitioners.

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