About the Book
HERE'S WHY YOU NEED THE NEW BOOK: IBS, SIBO, AND THE GUT MICROBIOME, by William B Salt II, MD.
- Most health care professionals are not knowledgeable about the IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and gut microbiome related diseases revolution. Furthermore, time constraints in office visits significantly compromises care. It is increasingly important for the patient to be educated and informed, in order to take responsibility for health and identify the appropriate health care professional with whom to work collaboratively.
- Written by a caring and expert gastroenterologist with 40 years of clinical and teaching experience, specializing in IBS, who has authored three books on the disease and the Livestrong.com Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) center on the Internet
- Based upon the latest gastroenterology science
- Integrates the breakthrough research, experience, and teaching of Mark Pimentel, MD, gastroenterologist at Cedars Sinai and IBS, SIBO, and gut microbiome expert. For example, Dr. Pimentel has shown that IBS with diarrhea is often caused by bacterial food poisoning, which results in an autoimmune motility problem involving the migrating motor complex (MMC) of the small intestine and IBS/SIBO. He has also shown that IBS with constipation is commonly related to methane produced by a microbe called, Methanobrevibacter smithii.
- Includes the Institute of Functional Medicine's key strategies for restoring gastrointestinal equilibrium
- Covers the latest non-invasive diagnostic testing, including blood (for example, Dr. Pimentel has developed the IBSChek blood test, which diagnoses post-infectious IBS), stool, and breath tests (for SIBO and methane; sucrose or sugar intolerance, newly recognized as very common can also be detected). A new wearable biosensor called AbStats will soon be available to help diagnose digestive dysfunction. So most patients do not require scopes, X-rays, or scans.
- Covers the latest treatments, including diet (such as the low FODMAPS diet and the Cedars Sinai Low Fermentation Diet), new fiber supplements (such as SunFiber and SupraFiber), dietary supplements (such as Atrantil), medical foods available without prescription (such as IBGard and FDGard), medical foods requiring a prescription (such as Enteragam), and prescription-requiring drugs, such as Amitiza, Linzess, Viberzi, and Xifaxan
- UPDATED REGULARLY WITHOUT CHARGE. The first version will be published no later than April 1, 2017. It will be text-based with a few key graphics and illustrations. Subsequent versions will be carefully edited and include more comprehensive graphics and illustrations. Once initially purchased, you will have a "living book" and all updated versions will be free.
THE GI TRACT OR GUT IS THE KEY TO HEALTH
Research has confirmed the wisdom of ancient healing traditions:
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract or gut plays a central role in health and disease, and it's usually the first place to start in improving both gut and overall health.
THE SYMPTOM TRIAD OF ENTEROPATHY: BELLY PAIN, GAS, AND BOWEL DYSFUNCTION
Enteropathy is the term describing disease or dysfunction of the small intestine, colon, or both. The most common GI or gut symptoms are those of enteropathy:
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Gas, bloating, distention, flatulence
- Bowel dysfunction (diarrhea, constipation, or both)
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
These enteropathy symptoms are the symptoms of IBS, which is the most common GI diagnosis world wide. IBS is the most common cause of enteropathy.
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
These enteropathy symptoms are also the symptoms of SIBO. SIBO refers to the presence of colonic bacteria in the colon, where they aren't supposed to be.
IBS AND SIBO INTERRELATIONSHIP
IBS and SIBO are interrelated, because IBS is the most common of many possible causes of SIBO. Conversely, most with IBS have associated SIBO.
THE GUT MICROBIOME
The symptoms of IBS and SIBO inform (and warn) you that your gut microbiome (the collective name for your resident GI tract microbes) is dysfunctional.
But this gut microbiome dysfunction not only contributes to or causes your GI symptoms, it also affects your entire well-being. If you are fatigued, have fibromyalgia, and/or have one or more disorders of autoimmunity, emerging science confirms that gut microbiome dysfunction results in "leaky gut" and commonly underlies these problems.
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The first version will be published no later than April 1, 2017. It will be text-based with a few key graphics and illustrations. Subsequent versions will be carefully edited and include more comprehensive graphics and illustrations. Once initially purchased, you will have a "living book" and all updated versions will be free.
About the Author
The IBS Guru:
Caring for and teaching those suffering with
IBS, SIBO, and gut microbiome related diseases
He graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University and trained at Vanderbilt University Hospitals, where he also served as a Chief Resident in Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Salt has had a life-long career focus upon and expertise in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and most recently, the commonly associated gut microbiome dysfunction of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).