Dr Farshid Sam Rahbar | Considerations When SIBO Persists Or Relapses

Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar is the founder and medical director of Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition. As an acclaimed gastroenterologist, Dr. Rahbar combines his experience, knowledge, and highly-advanced techniques with the art of functional medicine. He provides patients with an all-encompassing and comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal health.

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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.

At LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Dr. Rahbar has won several awards, including a Patient’s Choice Award. Only about 5% of physicians receive this special award. A Patient’s Choice Award is for doctors who go above and beyond when treating their patients. Additionally, Dr. Rahbar is a recipient of the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. Less than 3% of the nation’s physicians receive this award. This award represents patient satisfaction, a doctor’s bedside manner, and follow-up care.

With his unique blend of Western and holistic medicine, Dr. Rahbar has become one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after and beloved gastroenterologists. His focus is on achieving high success in treating a wide variety of disorders affecting the gut.


In this episode we cover

  • What are the related microbiomes that can contribute to the formation of SIBO
  • How the oral cavity and sinuses can contribute to SIBO
  • Why is Marcons common in SIBO patients
  • The 10 different types of gas patterns
  • How the presence of bile in the stomach can lead to SIBO
  • What to consider when persistent high levels of methane exist
  • If methane actually has a protective role. Now this you have to hear
  • What to consider in general when SIBO is difficult to treat or frequently relapses
  • The possible role of fungi in methane SIBO
  • And so much more


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Show notes



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