The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.31
Lyme Disease and SIBO with Dr Farshid Sam Rahbar
This week Rebecca is joined by Dr Farshid Sam Rahbar to talk about Lyme Disease and SIBO. Dr Rahbar is an acclaimed gastroenterologist with a passion for using the ‘whole-person’ approach in treatment. Rebecca and Dr Rahbar talk about the link between Lyme Disease and SIBO, how it’s caused, its symptoms, risk factors and the treatments available. They also chat about how important it is to map out your own medical history, to determine which symptoms are digestive or non-digestive and how this may help if you are not responding to your SIBO treatment.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 31 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:
✓ How Lyme disease is caused and tips for avoidance
✓ Which to treat first, Lyme Disease or SIBO
✓ What are the treatment options available for treating Lyme Disease
✓ Whether Lyme Disease should be considered an underlying cause for difficult/chronic cases of SIBO
✓ What Ozone Treatment is and how it works
✓ What lifestyle modifications should be made to help treat Lyme Disease
✓ Dr Rahbar’s views on claims that Lyme Disease doesn’t exist (at all) in specific countries, despite people reporting Lyme-like symptoms
✓ Why knowing your what are digestive and non-digestive symptoms are is important when talking about your own medical history with your practitioner.
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Connect with Dr Farshid Sam Rahbar
Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar is the founder and medical director of Los Angeles Integrative Gastronterology & Nutrition. As an acclaimed gastroenterologist, Dr. Rahbar combines his experience, knowledge, and highly-advanced techniques with the art of functional medicine, providing patients with all-encompassing and comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal health. Dr. Rahbar attended the University of Tehran in Iran and completed his residency training at St. Mary’s Hospital in New York, one of the most prestigious and well-known medical facilities in the world. In 2009, Dr. Rahbar founded LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, where he combines Eastern and Western medicine to create a unique, “whole-person” approach to caring for the body, designed to optimize and improve a patient’s health. With his exceptional ability to patiently and keenly listen to his patients, insightfulness in discovering the root of what is causing their symptoms, and his unique blend of Western and holistic medicine, Dr. Rahbar has become one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after and beloved gastroenterologists, with a highly successful ability to treat a wide variety of disorders affecting the gut.
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About The Host
Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.