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NFH sponsored webinar by Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): update on diagnosis and management

February 26, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST 

Abstract: Competent diagnosis and management of SIBO demands an understanding of the various risk factors that predispose to its development. Addressing the underlying causes is key to effective treatment. SIBO can be a chronic or recurring problem for some patients for whom the causes cannot be completely corrected. Testing for SIBO is not always straight-forward and requires a basic understanding of breath testing, endoscopic procedures, and interpretation of results. Treatment options include prescription drugs, botanicals, elemental diet and therapeutic diets. Other conditions can masquerade as SIBO that may be more ominous, there may be co-morbidities, and a comprehensive differential diagnosis must be considered for all patients.
Learning objectives: 
Attendees will understand: 
  1. The various risk factors predisposing to SIBO
  2. The role of a dysfunctional migrating motor complex
  3. Appropriate testing protocols and interpretation of test results
  4. Treatment options, including prescription drugs, botanicals, elemental diet, and therapeutic diets Dietary ingredients and supplements to avoid
  5. Masqueraders of SIBO and possible co-morbidities 
Dr Michael Traub graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1981. Since 1986, Dr. Traub has been medical director of Lokahi Health Center, an integrative healthcare center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He is board-certified in naturopathic oncology and homeopathy. In 1986, Dr. Traub was appointed to the staff of North Hawaii Community Hospital, becoming the first naturopathic physician in contemporary times to hold such a position. Dr. Traub served as President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 2001 to 2003. In 2006, he was honored by the AANP as Physician of the Year. Dr. Traub has held numerous other leadership positions within the naturopathic profession and in integrative health-care organizations. Dr. Traub’s research includes homeopathic growth factors in HIV and AIDS, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, integrative breast cancer treatment, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in bone marrow failure syndromes, hypovitaminosis D and elderberry extract for prevention of influenza. He has presented at numerous medical conferences, including the 1999 International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Paris. 
He is the author of two textbooks on dermatology, has contributed to several other integrative medicine textbooks and serves on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal and the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a board member of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium and was co-author of the “Final Report of the National Policy Dialogue to Advance Integrated Health Care: Finding Common Ground, 2001-2002.”

Areas of Expertise: 
Naturopathic oncology, dermatology, cardiovascular disease, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, detoxification, homeopathy, dietary supplements, mindfulness-based stress reduction, lifestyle counseling 

Free Webinar with CE credits 
Canadian residents: Category A- 1.0 credit
AANP: Pharmacy-1.0 credit 
OANP: Pharmacy-0.75 credit; Pain-0.25 credit