SIBO & DISORDERED GUT MICROBIOME
Thursday, September 14: 5:15PM - 6:15PM 
 
ABOUT THE LECTURE: 
Alteration of gut microbiome is more and more being recognized as potential mechanism of illness, disease association, or a target for therapeutic intervention. A common scenario is SIBO, which may be post-gastroenteritis, or may be part of a phenotypic presentation of a variety of other conditions such as tick-borne illnesses. This presentation will focus on better understanding of SIBO, its clinical significance and principles of management.
 

Farshid Sam Rahbar,
MD, FACP, ABIHM, FAARM
ABOUT DR. RAHBAR:
Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar is a holistic and an integrative gastroenterologist in Los Angeles. He practiced traditional gastroenterology until 2006, when he realized the need for bringing a functional model of care into his GI practice. In 2007 he completed Integrative Medicine training and obtained ABIHM status. He then completed additional training in Anti-aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and achieved FAARM board certification through A4M. Afterwards, he completed additional training in functional medicine through IFM, Institute for Functional Medicine.

In 2013, he realized the potential for Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases (TBD) presenting primarily with GI manifestations. This immediately opened the door for further learning, the first of which was ILADS basic training in Oct 2013. By December of 2014 his practice had seen over 100 cases of Lyme and/or TBD presenting with GI manifestations. In October 2015, Dr. Rahbar presented his experience in a plenary session at the ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) at the annual ILADS scientific conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is currently serving as be a board member of ILADS and its educational committee. The experience in his practice over the last several years has emphasized the role of infections, acute and chronic, in causing ongoing GI related conditions and symptoms.

Dr. Rahbar has significant interest in areas of dysbiosis, SIBO, "leaky gut" and measures that help these conditions. Like many other experts, he believes that integrity of the GI system is crucial to the start of any treatment in functional medicine model involving a “whole-person approach”.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Dr. Rahbar has indicated that he has no financial relationships with any commercial supporters.


A COMPLIMENTARY TOPIC VIDEO, COURTESY OF:
FARSHID SAM RAHBAR, MD and LOS ANGELES INTEGRATIVE GASTROENETEROLGY & NUTRITION
 


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