SIBO is a chronic bacterial colonization of the small intestine that impairs digestion, damages the intestinal lining, and creates systemic symptoms. These breakdowns give rise to disorders in the gastrointestinal system, the body, and the brain.
In this symposium you will learn a multifaceted treatment approach involving specific testing, pharmaceutical and herbal antibiotics, and a prescribed diet that reduces the bacteria, allows the intestinal lining to repair, and reduces digestive and systemic symptoms associated with chronic health disorders. This approach has not only shown a high success rate in treating SIBO, but also in preventing relapses.
Designed for the medical doctor, the alternative medicine practitioner, and the public, the SIBO Symposium features the nation’s leading experts on the topic:
Topics: SIBO Overview and Introduction, Small Intestinal Flora, Autoimmune Considerations, SIBO Treatment Protocols, Methane and Constipation
Mark Pimentel, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Pimentel completed 3 years of an undergraduate degree in honors microbiology and biochemistry at the University of Manitoba, Canada. This was followed by his medical degree and his BSc (Med) from the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. His medical training includes a fellowship in gastroenterology at the UCLA Affiliated Training Program.
Active in research, Dr. Pimentel has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous basic sciences, translational and clinical studies in such areas as IBS, and the relationship between gut flora composition and human disease. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences, among others.
Dr. Pimentel has been invited to present his work at meetings, grand rounds, and advisory boards in the United States and Internationally. He is diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Pimentel is also a member of several medical associations including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.
Dr. Pimentel is Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program and Laboratory and Associate Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is author of A New IBS Solution and over 80 research papers on IBS and SIBO.
Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc
Topics: SIBO Treatment Protocols, Dietary Treatment and Prevention for SIBO
Dr. Allison Siebecker is a 2005 graduate of National College of Natural Medicine, where she earned both her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Oriental Medicine. She has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and taught on the subjects of gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition and natural beauty treatments. Since 2009 she has focused her practice on Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). She is the author of an educational website on SIBO, is currently writing a book on SIBO and teaches continuing education to physicians on SIBO and related topics.
Adjunct Professor of Advanced Gastroenterology, National College of Natural Medicine. Author of the educational website www.siboinfo.com.
Leonard B. Weinstock, MD
Topics: Associated Diseases and Syndromes of SIBO, SIBO Treatment Protocols, Low-Dose Naltrexone: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications
Dr. Leonard Weinstock is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is president of Specialists in Gastroenterology and the Advanced Endoscopy Center. He teaches at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Director, Specialists in Gastroenterology, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri. He is an investigator at the Sundance Research Center and has participated in many research studies.
Dr. Weinstock received a BA Magna Cum Laude from University of Vermont and the medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital. His Gastroenterology Fellowship was performed at Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Weinstock is an active lecturer and has published more than 70 articles, abstracts, editorials, and book chapters. He is currently researching the role and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in restless legs syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic prostatitis and rosacea. A complete CV is available at www.gidoctor.net
Author of over 40 research papers with a focus on associated diseases of IBS and SIBO.
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP
Topics: SIBO Treatment Protocols, Herbal Antibiotics and Emerging Concepts
Steven Sandberg-Lewis has been a practicing naturopathic physician for 35 years. He teaches gastroenterology and related courses at NCNM and frequently lectures on the topics of hiatal hernia, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, intractable nausea and biliary dyskinesia at national seminars. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis receives referrals of patients with digestive diseases who desire naturopathic treatment options; often these are conditions that have defied diagnosis by other physicians. He understands the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, but also can assess function and often find successful treatments to regain normal function of the digestive system.
Professor at the National College Of Natural Medicine and researcher at NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute. Author of Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.