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Dr Donna Beck

Dr Nirala Jacobi speaks with Dr Donna Beck ND with over 20 years of clinical experience at her integrative medicine private practice in Portland, Oregon.  She specialises in the customisation of bioidentical hormone therapy, and digestive disorders.  Today Dr Beck talks to us all about salicylate sensitivity – a condition that can be implicated with SIBO.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

-What are salicylates, and what foods are they in?
-What causes the tip of balance in our bodies into salicylate sensitivity?
-The role of stress in the onset of salicylate sensitivity.
-Metabolic acidosis, respiratory alkalosis, immune dysregulation.
-Salicylate sensitivity and how it can be implicated with SIBO.
-What naturopathic medicines contain salicylates?
-The diverse symptoms that can present with salicylate sensitivity.
-Treatment options for salicylate sensitivity.
-The crucial role of minerals in salicylate treatment.
-Symptomatic relief from acute sensitivities.
-Enzyme deficiencies and unique treatment options using single enzyme therapy.
-Digestive flora and the role of species destruction in sensitivity development.
-The relationship of yeast overgrowth to sensitivity development.
-Salicylate sensitivities as a treatable metabolic phenomenon rather than a chronic condition.
-Monitoring strategies to test sensitivity treatment progress.
-Diet resources for salicylate sensitive patients.
-Common foods high and low in salicylates.
-Therapeutic herbs that are high, and low in salicylates.
-Topical considerations for salicylate sensitivities
-How salicylates are metabolised and how to support these pathways with diet.
-Salt as a major driver of acidity.
-Food reintroduction strategies for patients are or have been quite restricted.
-Buteyko breathing before meals.
-Testing options and recommendations.
-Are parasitic infections implicated in salicylate sensitivity?
-Water quality and pH requirements for best digestive health.
-Planetary stress and how this is impacting salicylate production in plants.

Resources for listeners

Dr Donna Beck
Location – Gresham, Oregon
Website: afamilywellnesscenter.com
Email: afwc330@gmail.com

Dr Anne Ruth Swain – Salicylate specialist from Australia

A salicylate content of herbs guide – Dr Donna Beck is collaborating with Glen Nagle and it is in production.

Dr Feingold & the Feingold diet for hyperactive children

Feingold association

Dr Paul Saint Amand

Fibromyalgia treatment centre

Buteyko breathing

 

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About the Author


Dr Nirala Jacobi BHSc ND (USA)

Dr. Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia and is still a licensed physician in the USA.

Dr Jacobi is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the natural treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. She is a national and international speaker on this topic and her annual SIBO Webinars and SIBO Master Classes are popular and well-attended.

She frequently lectures on her Bi-Phasic SIBO diet and herbal approaches for the treatment of SIBO.  Dr Jacobi is the medical director of SIBOTest, an online testing service and educational portal for practitioners.  She also has a busy practice in northern New South Wales and offers mentorship sessions for practitioners


"Since specialising in SIBO our practice has grown enormously, people are seeking us out for the treatment. Specialising in SIBO as a business owner has…what do I say…made us busy!"


"Because there are the clearly defined treatment protocols to follow, the treatment outcomes are excellent."


Natalie Cruttenden
Natalie Cruttenden Resonance Complementary Therapies

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