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Mona Morstein, NMD, DHANP

Tempe, Arizona | USA

Dr. Morestein graduated Summa Cum Lauda from Arizona State University in 1984 with a BS in Nutrition, and received her Naturopathic Medical Doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1988. Dr. Morestein spent 13 years in private practice in Great Falls, MT before accepting a faculty position at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ where she has acted as Chair of Nutrition, Professor of Gastroenterology and Clinical Supervisor for the past eleven years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Morestein has continued private practice at Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions in Tempe, AZ.


Dr. Morestein is the founder and Executive Director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association, a non-profit organization designed to prevent the onset of and effectively control and reverse all types of diabetes using comprehensive

alternative medicine. A well acknowledged expert on diabetes in the naturopathic profession, Dr. Morestein is also a Type 2 Diabetes Expert of the TAP Forum, author of the book Mastering Diabetes: from Victim to Victor, and has been interviewed on the MSNBC Diabetes show. In 2012 Dr. Morestein received the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians yearly "The President’s Award", for services to naturopathic medicine throughout her career, and in 2013 was voted "Best Professor" by students at SCNM. In addition, Dr. Morestein is the creator of Two-Day Seminars: Diabetes Comprehensive Seminar and Insulin Intensive Seminars, as well as a 11-week webinar series on Dr. Morestein also owns and moderates NaturopathicChat, the largest naturopathic email list.

"SIBO Problem Solving: From Laboratory Analysis to Patient Care"

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is considered to account for up to 60% of IBS patients.  The best clinical test to diagnose it is a glucose or lactulose breath test.  However, the test results can come up in very questionable ways, making it difficult to determine if a patient has SIBO, or has cured SIBO.  Patient may not be diagnosed accurately or patients may be massively over-treated based on the grey areas of interpretation. There are also problems with patient not reacting to treatment, or reacting to the treatments, and knowing why to look into other reasons patients are still not better.   Dr. Mona Morstein will go over many different lab results, discussing how to best interpret them.  She will go over many different situations, helping to enhance patient care.. For anyone who sees SIBO patients, this is a wonderful, educational and clinically useful lecture to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to diagnose hydrogen, methane and H2S SIBO. 

  • Understand how to analyze results as patient is cured. 

  • Understand the elevation of hydrogen post-methane treatment. 

  • Understand the grey interpretation areas and how best to apply those. 

  • Understand how to work with patient not responding to treatment or responding very slowly. 

  • Understand when to look for other conditions. 

Past Conference Participation

2017 NMSA Annual Conference - Phoenix, Arizona

~ Featured Speaker ~

"Medicine, Mistakes & Motivation"

2020 Integrative SIBO Conference - San Diego, California

~ Guest Speaker ~

"SIBO Problem Solving: From Laboratory Analysis to Patient Care"

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