Jennifer Hooker is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) with 15 years of experience, and ~200 hours (and counting) of continuing medical education from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Jennifer holds advanced training in gut dysfunction, hormones, energy production, detoxification, metabolic disease, and immune function.

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How Probiotics For IBS Can Fight Digestive Problems

Probiotics can effectively treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) unless you also suffer from small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). If you have SIBO, probiotics may worsen your digestive discomfort. If you test negative for SIBO, probiotics are an excellent treatment option for IBS. Probiotics (or “good bacteria”) repopulate the colonies of beneficial bacteria…