On Friday of last week, I had the amazing opportunity to present my Grand Rounds presentation before I graduate next month. The title of my presentation was “Treating SIBO Naturally With a Multi-modal Approach: Why Diet and Anti-Microbial Botanicals are Not Enough.”
During my presentation, I presented on a case that I had worked on in the naturopathic clinic where the patient was not improving as a result of making significant dietary alterations and taking anti-microbial botanicals to manage her SIBO symptoms. I discussed additional elements that I incorporated into her treatment that significantly moved the needle and helped improve her symptoms, such as SIBO breath testing (and re-testing) for targeted anti-microbial recommendations, the usage of motility agents, vagal nerve stimulation, gut repair and repairing the nerves that are responsible for the optimal functioning of the gastrointestinal housekeeping waves that prevent bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine and SIBO recurrence (the migrating motor complex). I also supported my multi-modal approach with current research.
I have genuinely enjoyed listening to the Grand Rounds presentations of my fellow colleagues in clinic. Everyone has been presenting on clinical topics that are of interest to them, and it has been a great opportunity to learn more about their clinical perspectives and research.
It is hard to believe that graduation will be happening next month! I have been pondering a lot about my experiences during the naturopathic medicine program and my journey these last 4 years at NUHS. I am getting prepared to enter the next phase of my journey.
Learn more about NUHS’ naturopathic medicine program here.