The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.9
kids and sibo with dr megan taylor
Kids can often experience digestive pain and discomfort, or altered bowel movement with diarrhoea and constipation. Did you know this could be caused by Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth?
In today’s episode of The Healthy Gut podcast, Rebecca chats to Dr. Megan Taylor, a naturopathic doctor who specialises in working with kids with SIBO and digestive complaints about how she treats young people with this often chronic and painful condition.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 9 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:
✓ How common SIBO is in kids and why other tests should be conducted first
✓ The types of symptoms children experience with SIBO
✓ The treatment options for SIBO in kids
✓ If there is an age restriction on kids taking the SIBO breath test, and what you can do to support them to be able to take a comprehensive test
✓ Why kids can often respond so well to treatment
✓ The emotional impact SIBO can have on kids and the techniques Megan utilises to support them
✓ Diet restrictions on kids with SIBO and finding a diet that is suitable for your child
✓ The role a parent’s anxiety and stress can play on a child’s health journey
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Originally from Seattle, Washington, Dr Megan Taylor discovered natural medicine during a previous career in environmental planning, and went on to receive her degree in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (previously National College of Natural Medicine).
During her time as a student and resident, she has had the good fortune of being mentored by Drs. Steven Sandberg-Lewis and Allison Siebecker, leaders in the fields of functional and naturopathic gastroenterology and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Dr. Taylor is currently completing a second-year residency with Dr. Sandberg-Lewis at 8 Hearts Health and Wellness in Portland, Oregon, where she sees children and adults with digestive concerns, autoimmune disease, and allergies.
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About The Host
Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.