Episode 86: SIBO Has Many Root Causes

Thalia Farshchian

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Thalia Farshchian ND, who discusses the importance of getting to the root cause of SIBO. She explains that there are multiple causes for SIBO, such as prolonged use of GERD medications, parasites, antibiotic use, as well as a history of IBS and Crohn’s. Treatment and dietary changes may need to be on a long term basis for optimal results.

Dr. Farshchian is an associate doctor at Medical Options for Wellness. Dr. Farshchian completed her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She specializes in the treatment of Lyme disease and its co-infections, mold illness, chronic inflammatory response syndrome and mast cell activation syndrome. Her immersion into Lyme disease and mold illness stemmed from treating chronic digestive and hormone disorders. In complex and challenging patients, Lyme, mold and mast cell activation syndrome appeared to play a key role in their healing process.

Dr. Farshchian works closely with her patients to piece together the constellation of symptoms to ultimately understand the core issue.