About Dr. Siebecker
Instructor Qualifications - Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc
Dr. Siebecker is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, and the original force behind SIBO awareness and education in the Naturopathic profession.
Clinical Experience Dr. Siebecker has specialized in SIBO since 2011, treating only SIBO patients in her practice and serving as a second and third opinion referral doctor for patients who have failed previous treatments. This perspective has allowed her to identify pitfalls in SIBO care and how to overcome them to increase success (which she shares in her teaching).
Teaching Experience Dr. Siebecker created and began teaching the first-ever SIBO curriculum at a medical university (Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM) in 2013. She's been teaching physicians, medical students and patients internationally since 2012 - through conference lectures, online classes, podcasts and her free educational website siboinfo.com. She has taught over 6,000 students in continuing education conferences alone (see list below). Many of her students have gone on to become SIBO specialists and teachers, teaching alongside her at conferences and in their own SIBO courses. Her teaching style is informal and friendly, with a focus on making the complex understandable.
SIBO Pioneer In 2012, when there were no resources for SIBO, Dr. Siebecker created the first online free informational website siboinfo.com. She also co-created the first SIBO specialty clinic (SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM); the first-ever SIBO conference (NUNM SIBO Symposium, started in 2014); and the first Online SIBO conference (SIBO SOS Summits, started in 2017). In 2013, to help SIBO patients struggling with what to eat, she created the SIBO Specific Food Guide (called the SIBO Diet by most) and offers it for free on siboinfo.com. Her diet has been adapted into other SIBO diets by former students/colleagues. Also in 2013, to help patients who couldn't afford elemental diet treatment, she created the Homemade Elemental Diet Recipes, also offered for free on siboinfo.com.
"A true pioneer to bring SIBO awareness into the limelight. I’ve never meet anyone who knows that much about SIBO, and she’s just the nicest person you’ll ever meet."
- Dr. Nirala Jacobi
"A true scholar on this subject matter. She is so generous, and coming from such a good place." - Sanaz Ebriani
"Beautiful teaching, concise, clear and easy to understand. You seem to answer my questions as they pop up in my mind."
- Ellen Steens
"One of those doctors who straddles the worlds of education, research and clinical practice with apparent ease and generosity towards those who wish to learn from her"
- Dr. Penel Houghton
- Dr. Penel Houghton
Dr. Siebecker's Continuing Education Conference Presentations
SIBO Symposium, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019.
Integrative SIBO Conference (SIBO Con), 2017, 2018, 2019.
American Applications in Medical Practice (AAMP), 2020.
The Forum for Integrative Medicine (TFIM), 2019.
Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition Conference (IHAND), 2019.
Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, 2018, 2019.
GI Health Foundation: IBS Prime, 2017, 2018.
GI Health Foundation: Advances in IBS, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Nova Scotia Naturopathic Conference, 2019.
Hawaii Doc Talks Conference, 2016, 2018.
Nutritional Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2017.
Australian SIBO Summit, 2017.
Gut Instinct Conference, 2016.
The Gut Brain Practitioner Seminar, 2016.
New Hampshire Association Naturopathic Doctors Conference, 2015.
Maryland Naturopathic Doctor Association, 2015.
Food as Medicine Conference, 2015, 2020.
Functional Medicine University, 2015, 2020.
13th Annual Scleroderma Foundation Seminar, 2014.
NUNM GI Conference, 2014.
Weston A Price Foundation Annual Conference, 2014.
Ancestral Health Symposium, 2013.
British Columbia Naturopathic Association Annual Conference, 2013.
North American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, 2012, 2016.
- Co-Founder & Former Medical Director: SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic (2013- 2015)
- Co-Founder: NUNM SIBO Symposium (2014), Curriculum Coordinator: 2014-2016
- Co-Founder: NUNM GI Conference (2014)
- Co-Founder and Curriculum Coordinator SIBO Summits I & II (2017)
- Private Practice: SIBO Specialty. Portland OR (2011- present)
- Private Practice: General Medicine, Functional Endocrinology, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Portland OR (2006- 2010)
- National University of Natural Medicine, Adjunct Faculty: Portland OR (2013- present)
- Instructor: Advanced Gastroenterology, Organ Systems II: Carbohydrate & Protein Digestion & Absorption
- GI Health Foundation: IBS Board of Advisor & Faculty (2016-present)
- Best of Naturopathy 2015, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, for “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has a New Name”, Feb/March 2015.
- Best of Naturopathy 2013, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, for “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome”, Feb/March 2013.
- Best of Naturopathy 2005, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, for “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, Feb 2005.
- “The Importance and Relevance of IBS in the Female Patient”, Townsend Letter, Feb/March 2014
- “SIBO: The Finer Points of Diagnosis, Test Interpretation, and Treatment”, NDNR, Jan 2014.
- “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Common but Overlooked Cause of IBS”, NDNR, Jan 2013.
- “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: The Case of The Perpetual Patient”, NDNR, March 2011.
- Naturopathic Physician, 2006 - present
- Acupuncturist, 2005 - present
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2005, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland Or.
- Master of Science Oriental Medicine, 2005, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland Or.
- Bachelor of Arts, 1991, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ.