Alex Howard Group
May 23, 2024

The Link Between SIBO and Stress

Stress is a powerful state. Although it manifests in the mind, it often makes its way through your body, causing all sorts of havoc.

In fact, have you ever experienced random bouts of bloating, acid reflux, heartburn, nausea, loss of appetite or bowel movement changes when you’re stressed?

This could be due to an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria in your small intestine brought on by stress.

This is called SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).

It can come on during stressful periods because your small intestine’s housekeeping system, your migrating motor complex (MMC), can become damaged or sluggish when your mind’s under pressure.

That’s why at The Optimum Health Clinic we have an integrative approach to healing issues like these, looking not only at what nutritional changes need to be made but addressing the psychological aspect as well.

Because without addressing the root cause, you could be stuck in a never-ending cycle of SIBO when you’re stressed.

Watch Kirsty Cullen, our nutritional therapist and Chief Executive, to learn more about the crucial link between SIBO and stress, and how The Optimum Health Clinic’s holistic approach could help put these symptoms at bay when you’re stressed.

If you're experiencing SIBO, set up a no-cost Discovery Call with one of our team members to see how The Optimum Health Clinic could help you.

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