STRESS.....YOUR GUT MOTOR.....AND SIBO
Chronic stress & anxiety can lead to SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).
THE MIGRATING MOTOR COMPLEX (MMC)
In between meals, your body sends a cleansing wave through the entire small intestine. This is called the "migrating motor complex” and it ensures that bacteria are swept downwards towards the colon.
Stress and chronic anxiety can bring this cleansing wave to a halt. Bacteria are then allowed to stay in the small intestine and multiply, resulting in overgrowth = SIBO.
SO, If you are suffering with gut symptoms such as bloating, gas, nausea, reflux, constipation or diarrhoea PLUS you have experienced chronic stress or anxiety...you could have SIBO.
To help determine if you have SIBO and for assistance with managing your stress or anxiety, book a consult with SIBO practitioner, Lori Fryer, to see how she can help you.