AO Scan Can Help With SIBO


So Long SIBO

We thought to add some general information about SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth to our Solex.Life blog as it is something that is a challenge for an overwhelming number of AO Practitioners’ patients.  Below are some thoughts from a variety of practitioners. *Of course, check with your doctor before doing anything.

About AO Scan and SIBO: Have you been seeing hydrochloric acid coming up “our of range” on your AO Scans? Did you know that you need adequate levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach to digest food and to keep bacteria in check.  Keep an eye out for this and other things like H-pylori, e-coli coming up repetitively on your various AO Scans. 

Bacterial Overgrowth Overview, Causes, Tests, & Diagnosis

It’s critical to know how to recognize and identify symptoms before we go through the step-by-step process to help treat SIBO.

Have you ever been unable to button your pants due to gas or swelling? If you’ve ever experienced gas or swelling and you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, there’s a good chance you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Even if you don’t experience symptoms like abdominal swelling to an extreme, any amount of swelling is not normal. Bloating is a symptom of intestinal inflammation, which is one of the SIBO symptoms most frequently seen.

When you are learning how to treat SIBO, it is crucial to know how to identify and recognize symptoms.

What is SIBO?

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, hence known as SIBO, is precisely what it sounds like. Your small intestine gets colonized by too many bacteria, instead of being balanced.

It is true that I think of your microbiome as a rainforest inhabited by many different species that work together to support your immune system, thyroid function, bone health, and overall health.

The majority of bacteria living in your gut belong to the species Prevotella.

They are crucial for breaking down food, producing vitamins, and eliminating waste in your large intestine and colon. However, taking medications or eating a poor diet may alter the balance of your rainforest and lead to symptoms of SIBO.

When your rainforest is unbalanced, bacteria in your large intestine and colon replace those normally found in the small intestine, triggering SIBO symptoms

. Additionally, your gut is naturally well-lubricated and protected by mucus. However, intestinal bacteria can damage the mucosal lining, creating an open door for bacterial biofilms — or groups of microorganisms that are adhered to a slimy layer of protection.

If the mucus is damaged, bacteria attached to the cell membrane are harder to control.

The 10 Chief SIBO Symptoms

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

This is true when it comes to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Too much of a good or bad bacterial flora in the small intestine can create a variety of gastrointestinal problems that interfere with your normal digestive process.

SIBO symptoms can range from digestive imbalance to chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.

And YES, too many probiotics may not be what you need…it may be hurting you. My favorite supplement line of all-things-gut is BodyBio. Check them out.

Bloating, Gas, and Diarrhea

Bacteria in the small intestine that have absorbed undigested food metabolize it and produce either methane or hydrogen, which are then released in bowel movements. I will discuss hydrogen vs methane in a moment.

Abdominal pain.

Intestinal inflammation caused by bacterial overgrowth is often painful, particularly cramping.

Constipation is less common than diarrhea.

SIBO can adversely affect the natural gut flora, which can impair waste elimination.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

In fact, one study proved that nearly 80% of people with IBS also had SIBO.

Therefore, SIBO symptoms are extremely similar to those of IBS.

When the SIBO was treated, nearly half of the patients experienced an improvement in their IBS.

Food Allergies the Cause?

Food allergies are harmful reactions to certain foods.

The immune system mistakes certain foods as harmful invaders and attacks them.

There are two kinds of food allergies: immediate and delayed.

The immune system attacks the food before it can be digested, causing the allergic symptoms.

Food allergies can be mild or severe, with some symptoms lasting for only a few hours and other symptoms lasting for days or even years.

Food allergy testing is used to test for and diagnose food allergies.

For test results to be accurate, a food must cause a reaction in the person being tested.

Although food allergies are rare, they are not unknown. Food allergy testing is available on request, and can be done thru your doctor or with your AO Scan Technology.

Speaking of Food Allergies, have you seen the expanded Food Sensitivities and Allergy portion of the AO Scan Technology Vital Scan 

This is significant! There are over 200 items on this scan that can be done in just minutes. Scans can be done daily to see patterns and can be done in the privacy of your own home….by you! CONTACT ME!

SIBO causes dysmotility, which prevents you from absorbing nutrients properly and permitting both food and bacteria to linger in your gastrointestinal tract, increasing inflammation even further.

Furthermore, SIBO causes histamine intolerance, which inhibits your ability to absorb nutrients properly and causes constipation.

When the junctions that keep your intestinal wall closed become leaky, toxins, germs, and unfinished food particles can escape into your bloodstream and be attacked by your immune system.

Your immune system sees these particles as foreign invaders and launches an attack on them.

A condition that lasts for a prolonged period of time.

When the colon is still open and particles enter the bloodstream, your immune system sends out waves of inflammation.

Your immune system, in response to the wave after wave of inflammation, produces poor quality signals and fires less accurately.

Molecular mimicry occurs as antibodies are created against molecules that are similar to your body’s own tissues. These molecules are present in large amounts in the bloodstream after particles escape the colon.

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Even if you are eating enough vitamins and minerals, they may not be absorbed into your body since the gut lining is compromised if you suffer from deficiencies.

AO Scan to the rescue again!  AO Scans show the energetic imprint of vitamins and minerals. An AO Scan user

Poor absorption of fat.

Because bile acids are responsible for breaking down and absorbing fat while lacking in people with SIBO, a pale-colored stool is produced that is also large and stinky.

Rashes Are a Common Problem, Particularly Those Associated With Rosacea, Which Can Be Difficult to Treat.

The release of cytokines (regulators of host immune responses that promote inflammatory reactions) in response to rosacea and other skin rashes is caused by the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

What Is SIBO?

Our food is broken down by enzymes in the mouth before it enters the stomach and then travels down the digestive tract to the small intestine, where bacteria are passed to the colon along with it.

Unfortunately, this process may be disrupted by a variety of risk factors, including:1

Our food is broken down by enzymes in the mouth before it enters the stomach and then travels down the digestive tract to the small intestine, where bacteria are passed to the colon along with it.

Unfortunately, this process may be disrupted by a variety of risk factors, including:

SIBO produces hydrogen and methane gas.

The overgrown bacteria in your small intestine can thrive during the colonization process, consuming the undigested food passing through.

This process produces hydrogen, which is fermented sugars.

The archaea in your small intestine, in addition to being single-celled organisms, are fed on hydrogen.

Your gastrointestinal tract produces excess gas in addition to a range of digestive, psychological, and chronic disorders as a result of SIBO.

Do You Have SIBO Symptoms, or IBS?

Although symptoms of SIBO are very variable in different people, it is common that these signs are invisible. Up to 15% of healthy people and 80% of people with IBS have SIBO.2

Are you sure you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?

I believe that “too much of a good thing” can lead to “a bad thing.” In this case, SIBO, too much good or bad bacterial flora in the small intestine can disrupt your usual digestive process.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an under-diagnosed condition that can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms in both dogs and cats. Here are a few of the most common signs:

Tests for SIBO.

You should understand the difference between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth types before I explain the most effective and accurate lab tests for SIBO3. Now that we’ve covered the two types of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, I’ll tell you how they affect testing.

Methane vs Hydrogen

When bacteria overgrow in the small intestine, the carbohydrates they eat may ferment before digestion, producing hydrogen gas. This leads to elevated levels of hydrogen in the GI tract, causing SIBO symptoms.

SIBO Hydrogen

A rise in hydrogen on a breath test signifies the presence of hydrogen SIBO. This kind of bacterial overgrowth is also known as diarrhea-prone SIBO because of the by-products of carbohydrate fermentation causing osmotic movement, resulting in water uptake in the bowel and causing diarrhea.

Unfortunately, hydrogen SIBO can also damage your gut’s mucosal lining, leading to lactase deficiency. This is one of the reasons why sudden food intolerances are a sign of an underlying gut infection.

Methane gas intestines

Since archaea in your gut increase produce methane as the hydrogen feed them, this can reduce your hydrogen levels which is why you can get a false negative hydrogen breath test result and still have methane SIBO.

If you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and constipation as your main symptom, you are almost certainly suffering from methane SIBO.

If you’d like to know which bacterial type (SIBO hyd or methane) you have, your lab testing should identify that.

SIBO Testing Options


AO Scan Testing & SIBO

Did we mention that we can easily see energetic patterns of intestinal bacteria and the type of bacteria in the body field?  Our testing is frequency based and can be done in clinic or over the phone using our AO Scan Technology. Tests are non-invasive and there are no contraindications. Test can be done repeatedly in minutes so it is easy for naturopaths, health coaches, biohackers or YOU  to have a better understanding of how the body is ebbing and flowing as it relates to bacteria.

Our AO Scan Technology is the best place to starts and can be followed up by any of the below tests. Would you like more information on our scans?  CONTACT us.

A breath test is used to determine whether alcohol is present in a person’s system.

Is alcohol or gut fermentation coming up often on your AO Scan.  Here may be why…

This is the most accurate and reliable SIBO test. It determines whether the bacterial overgrowth is hydrogen or methane-dominant. It’s a bit messy, though.

Before you measure your baseline levels of hydrogen and methane, you must fast for 12 hours and then breathe into a small balloon to measure your baseline levels.

Next, you must precisely consume a set amount of sugar to feed the bacteria and take repeated breath samples every 15 minutes to see if hydrogen or methane levels increase.

It is possible that hydrogen dominance is present in your body, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean only one kind of gas is there. It is also possible for one gas to be prevalent over the other.

The Aerodiagnostics Lactulose Breath Test is excellent.

The Organix Dysbiosis Test is a method for detecting signs of bacterial imbalance in the intestine.

Your one-shot SIBO test produces by-product pee if you have a yeast or bacteria overgrowth in your small intestine. This SIBO test is much simpler to administer and only requires a single sample.

It doesn’t ascertain whether your bacterial overgrowth is hydrogen or methane-dominant, despite the fact that it is much simpler.

The Comprehensive Stool Test is a diagnostic tool used to determine the presence of occult blood in the stool.

All of these are also functional medicine tests measuring the flora of the large intestines.

If I notice an increase in all the good bacteria, I believe that I have SIBO.

I often use stool testing to test for multiple gut infections at once.

This was mainly due to Candida overgrowth, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and parasitic infections occurring simultaneously.

The 3-Step Treatment for SIBO is listed below.

To get rid of SIBO most people should take a three-step strategy that restores your gut’s natural equilibrium.

In it, you will find all the information you need to conquer SIBO.

There are a number of great products on the market, but we have found that the Cell Core Biosciences or BODYBIO are great choice…..along with charging sugar pellets and mineral water with the appropriate frequencies.

Starving the overgrown bacteria is step 1.

Eliminate all sugar and alcohol from your diet, and limit starchy foods, fruits, and legumes.

If you’ve gotten your gut back in balance, you may eventually be able to reintroduce some inflammatory foods, but avoiding  gluten and dairy in particular if you have an autoimmune or thyroid condition.

Step 2: Attack the Bacteria

Some doctors frequently use Xifaxan and Neomycin to battle the harmful bacteria.

Neomycin is more effective against hydrogen-rich SIBO and Neomycin against methane-producing SIBO.

Pathogenic microorganisms are killed without damaging the healthy gut flora by wiping out the pathogens with the least amount of impact.


Your SIBO symptoms may remain the same if starving the overgrowth and attacking the bacteria have little effect, as a biofilm may have formed around the bacteria, making it more difficult to eliminate.

In these cases, It is often recommended using a  biofilm disruptor. It is usually  a blend of magnesium caprylate, berberine, and extracts from tribulus, sweet wormwood, barberry, bearberry, and black walnut.

These ingredients work to eliminate the bacteria naturally, as well as to kill them. Many of these herbs also take care of a parasitic load.

You can look out for supplements to use in place broad-spectrum prescription antibiotics, which can eradicate both harmful and beneficial microorganisms. These are generally a great way to support your quest for optimal health.

Step 3: Restore Your Good Bacteria

To recap, you must recolonize your intestinal tract with good bacteria at the end of the treatment.

This will boost your immune system, enhance your digestion, and nourish your body.

In addition to SIBO, you should also be on the lookout for certain probiotics that might fuel the fire.

The Problem with Most Probiotics Is That They Do Not Support a Firmly Established Probiotic Industry.

When there are too many microbes in your small intestine, it is often due to an overgrowth of lactobacilli or bifidobacteria.

The majority of probiotics contain these bacteria, so including them in your diet is another way to increase the bacteria in your intestine.

Your symptoms may indicate small intestinal bacterial overgrowth if probiotics containing lactobacillus or bifidobacterium make them worse.

Why Soil-Based Probiotics Are Best for SIBO

There are no lactobacillus or bifidobacterium strains in soil-based probiotics, so they don’t colonize the small intestine or nourish the bacteria already there.

In other words, they provide all the benefits of a probiotic without containing lactobacillus or bifidobacterium.

Using the AO Scan Technology and some of these strategies, we hope you  can regain your health in the long run by combating your signs and symptoms of SIBO!

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