A DIETITIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH
Did you know the prevalence of IBS is approximately 10% in Western countries and, due to its chronic relapsing course, up to 50% of patients consult a physician for these symptoms? Did you also know that 60-80% of IBS is linked to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)? Knowing these statistics, it is inevitable that dietitians will encounter patients with this diagnosis. SIBO is challenging to manage and can cause other conditions such as depression, brain fog, fatigue, eczema, rosacea among others. However, most doctors do not address SIBO in its entirety, or know how to treat it. This is where a dietitian can be a critical piece by fully understanding the scope of this condition, identifying risk factors, and knowing how to intervene. As with any GI condition, diet and nutrition are vital for the successful management of SIBO. This webinar will give dietitians a comprehensive, up to date, evidenced based review of the research that will put you ahead of the curve.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify risk factors that contribute to the development of SIBO.
Recognize coexisting conditions that can be attributed to SIBO.
Differentiate among appropriate tools to diagnose SIBO.
Select appropriate diet and nutritional intervention strategies for the treatment of SIBO.
About the Presenter: Alicia Galvin, MEd, RD, LD, CLT, IFNCP
Alicia Galvin MEd, RD, LD, CLT owner of Alicia Galvin LLC, has practiced in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a keen interest in gastrointestinal (GI) disease, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, developing therapeutic diets for them to manage these conditions. She currently practices as an integrative and functional dietitian, helping patients develop customized solutions that empower them to take control of their health challenges. She earned a Master of Education in Counseling degree from the University of North Texas and completed her Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) certification with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) with a specialty in food sensitivities and chronic inflammatory conditions.
In addition to founding her own practice, she also works with Carpathia Collaborative, a premier Functional Medicine Clinic in Dallas. She has served as Mentor Coordinator for the Nutrition Entrepreneur DPG, has been published in Today’s Dietitian as well as served as contributor to SCAN newsletters and PLM magazine.