SIBO: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Implications for Children with Chronic GI Dysfunction

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a complex medical issue that is present in more than half of people suffering from IBS and is one of the reasons that normally effective therapies for dysbiosis fail.

In SIBO, bacterial (and fungal) overgrowth exist, but the problem is amplified by an abnormal movement pattern of the intestines. The resulting damage leads to the inability of the intestines to do the work of digestion, which leads to more bacterial overgrowth, and so the cycle continues. Patients with multiple digestive issues, including children with autism, may be at risk for developing SIBO. We will discuss the contributing factors and present a number of testing and treatment options. Correcting SIBO is a multi-step process that involves specific supplements, medications, and diet


Julie Logan, DC

Julie Logan, DC, practices with Dr. Anju Usman at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL. She also has a chiropractic practice in Warrenville, IL. She is a fully MAPS trained and certified physician and specializes in working with children with the symptoms of Autism, ADD/HD, PANDAS/PANS, food sensitivities, thyroid problems, methylation defects, GI issues, and environmental illnesses. She applies both biomedical as well as chiropractic principles of restoring optimal health to her patients.  She has successfully battled some of these conditions and problems in her own health as well as resolving the symptoms of autism in one of her own children. This has given her a heart to help others who are suffering from the same.