Celiac disease is a big risk factor for SIBO, and yet, it’s often an overlapping condition that many doctors miss. In today’s conversation, I’m joined by Dr. Lisa Shaver to discuss the relationship between leaky gut, gluten, and the body’s autoimmune response in someone with celiac disease—and how these mechanisms can lead to other gut disorders like SIBO.
We also get into why gluten has become public enemy number 1 in today’s modern food culture, whether non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a legit condition, and the dangers of someone going on a gluten-free diet without proper medical due diligence.
Dr. Shaver is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon whose private practice focuses on celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, GERD, SIBO, IBS and other digestive disorders.
A quick taste of what we’ll cover:
- The genetic components of celiac disease and what triggers its expression
- How leaky gut is impacted by the vagus nerve, emotional traumas or stressors, and the downwind impact for both autoimmune conditions like celiac and SIBO
- Why celiac disease is on the rise
- Common mistakes people make when testing for celiac or unpacking patients’ symptoms
- The most important lifestyle changes celiacs need to make in addition to eliminating gluten
- Whether non-celiacs with SIBO should eliminate gluten from their diet
- How the gluten-free diet and the low FODMAP approach can be explored in tandem
- The difference between food sensitivities and autoimmune-based food reactions
- And so much more…
Resources, mentions and notes:
- Dr. Shaver’s website
- Episode 3 on the gut hormone connection with Dr. Jolene Brighten
- Phoebe’s book, The Wellness Project – which has the whole story of how I detoxed my life!
- Join the SIBO Made Simple Facebook Community Page
- Subscribe to receive a free low FODMAP cookbook
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Disclaimer: The information in this podcast does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, or treatment. The information discussed is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.