SIBO occurs when the bacteria in your small intestine become unbalanced and overgrow.
Ideally, the bacteria in your GI tract that make up your gut microbiome exist in balanced state. In fact, I like to think of your microbiome
as a rainforest, with many different species living together in harmony.
Most of your gut bacteria are meant to be located in your large intestine and colon, where they help break down food, synthesize vitamins, and eliminate waste. However,
external factors such as medications or a poor diet can cause your rainforest to become unbalanced. When this happens, the bacteria normally found in your large instestine and colon overgrowth and colonize in your small intestine.
As I always say, “too much of a good thing can be a bad thing,” and this is true when it comes to SIBO. Too much good or bad bacterial flora in the small intestine produces a number of gastrointestinal symptoms that interfere with you normal
If you experience any of the following symptoms, chances are you have some degree of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.