What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Robby Gustin CFSB CrossFit Blog, CFSB Nutrition, Wellness Wednesday

A lot of people have IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but most people don’t realize that there is some underlying cause that is leading to those symptoms of IBS.

The #1 cause of IBS is something called SIBO, which stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO occurs when too much bacteria, which should normally stay in the large intestine, starts to inhabit the small intestine, which shouldn’t have quite as much bacteria. This can happen for any one of a number of reasons including excess sugar consumption, antibiotic overuse, slow motility (constipation), etc.

Unfortunately, SIBO is rarely tested for in the conventional medical world, and as a result most people have to take a supplement or prescription for the rest of their life to deal with the symptoms of SIBO.

In this first video, we talk about what SIBO is and how to find out if you have it. In the second video we’ll talk about ways you can work with a qualified health practitioner to recover from SIBO.

As always guys, but especially with this video, nothing said in the video should be taken as medical advice or as a substitute for medical advice. It’s not meant to diagnose, treat, prescribe, or cure. Always talk with your doctor or other qualified medical practitioner before pursuing any new health protocol.