S.I.B.O. “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth”

Symptoms of S.I.B.O. are associated with include any or all of the following: IBS, IBD, Gas, Bloating, Nausea, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea and/or Constipation, GERD (Reflux), Nutrient deficiencies.

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Katie Compton Functional Medicine Nutrition Bend Oregon

6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut and Find Healthy Treatment

The 6 Causes of Leaky Gut: Once you have determined that you do indeed have Leaky Gut (see this article on Lab Testing Pros & Cons for Leaky Gut), the next question should be: What is UPSTREAM and causing Leaky Gut? Functional Medicine practitioners are trained to look at physiology from a different perspective. We […]

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Lab Testing PROS & CONS for Leaky Gut (Intestinal Hyper-Permeability)

When it comes to assessing if a patient has Intestinal Hyper-Permeability, or Intestinal Barrier Penetration, a.k.a. “Leaky Gut“, there are currently only a handful of reliable lab tests that are used. It is helpful to assess and establish a baseline of Leaky Gut with laboratory testing in order to determine treatment efficacy, direction and duration. […]

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What is LEAKY GUT Syndrome?

The link between Inflammation, Chronic Disease, and Innate Vitality I start out most of my explanations to patients telling them that, “Inflammation is the #1 common denominator between all chronic disease.” “Inflammation is the #1 common denominator between all chronic disease.”  Because of this, one of my initial goals as a Functional Medicine Practitioner is to […]

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