Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth happens when the bacteria from your colon goes up the opposite direction to your small intestines. According to functional nutritionist Lisa, food does not push through when the small intestines feel the need to absorb more nutrients.
When going on a high fibre/ FODMAP diet, a bacteria playground could occur. Methane or hydrogen/hydrogen sulphide can be tested after consumption of glucose or lactulose. 2-3 hours of blowing out air.
Traffic Jam in your gut? What happens when you add faulty traffic lights and large slow to digest trucks? What is the speed food goes through, what is the length? How can we feel by palpitating our belly?
- Duodenum: 20-25 cm.
- Jejunum: 2.5 m
- Ileum: 2-4 m
- Large intestine: 1.7 m
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