Ep53 – The Digestive Series Part 3

Hello, I’m Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked within Women’s Health, Maternal and Children’s Health for many years.

Today’s podcast is titled “The Digestive Series Part 3”. In part 3 of this short mini-series, I will discuss the significance of the small intestines regarding fertility. I will talk about a common condition that I see in my practice – SIBO (or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) – why you might want to consider SIBO if you struggle with bloating, and what to do if you think this could be something you have.

The information in this podcast does not constitute medical advice. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the next. Please consult a qualified professional if you have any questions concerning the conditions or medications mentioned in this episode.

00:00: Introduction
01:00: Previous mini-series episodes recap
01:58: The small intestines are a massive part of the fertility journey
02:10: Not you are what you eat, but you are what you absorb!
03:02: Why is it so crucial for the absorption of nutrients?
04:49: The importance of nutrients for fertility
05:25: Episode 49 – What is the HP OAT axis, and why is it so important for everyone who’s TTC?
05:43: Episode 6 – This is why you need folate to get pregnant
06:38: SIBO (or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) & SIFO (or small intestinal fungal overgrowth)
08:16: A stomach is a sterile place, so the small intestine shouldn’t have too much bacteria
10:02: The Reproductive Health Checklist
11:20: Caveat & story from nutrition training
12:35: Who does SIBO affect fertility?
14:15: SIBO symptoms
17:13: How did the small bacteria end up in the small intestine to cause SIBO?
20:00: How to test for SIBO
23:40: How do we treat SIBO if we are diagnosed with it?
25:25: Low FODMAP diet – does it help SIBO?
27:25: If you don’t treat the root cause, SIBO can reoccur

Fun fact missed in the podcast: The small intestine is 6.7 metres long

Linked mention in the podcast

Episode 49 – What is the HP OAT axis, and why is it so important for everyone who’s TTC
Episode 6 – This is why you need folate to get pregnant
Reproductive Health Checklist

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