Home / The SIBO Team


    Elmer Bernard is the founder and CEO of SIBO Clinic Canada, a private breath testing facility located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, specializing in SIBO breath testing and interpretation.

    Elmer has studied health and nutrition for more than 20 years, with specific focus on the microbiome. He has achieved many Functional Medicine and SIBO certifications. He is highly experienced in breath test analysis.

    Elmer, an avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast, has a passion for weight training and healthy living. Eight years ago, things spiralled out of control when he started to suffer from debilitating digestive issues. Frustrated and unable to find the answers or support he needed, his journey into the world of SIBO began. He quickly discovered he was not alone in his symptoms or frustration and that wait times for SIBO testing were at least a year, sometimes longer.

    Elmer felt the wait times were unacceptable and he was determined to do something to change it. He decided to step away from a lengthy career in the finance industry to focus his full attention on helping other people who suffer with SIBO.

    Through SIBO Clinic Canada, Elmer provides a detailed, timely analysis of results, as well as unwavering support and clear direction to clients. Clients then work with a practitioner to find proper protocols that will ease symptoms and regain health.

    After overcoming his own battle with SIBO, Elmer now enables others do the same, not just as a testing facility, but as a much needed support system as well.

    Sandy Rideout

    Sandy Rideout, is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) who helps people worldwide with complex health issues. These individuals often deal with long-lasting health problems and struggle to manage their symptoms, affecting their daily function.

    Sandy specializes in SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and other gut issues, hormonal imbalances, and methylation processes. He is also known for his informative YouTube channels, "B12 Deficiency Uncovered" and "DOC SIBO," where he shares valuable insights and information on these health topics.

    Sandy created and designed a remarkable resource tool known as the SIBO Mind Map, the only one of its kind. It is a comprehensive resource that contains over 2,000 peer-reviewed published papers about SIBO, bringing everything there is to know about SIBO into one place.

    In addition to the SIBO Mind Map, Sandy is the creator of the world's only interactive Methylation Map. Methylation is a critical biochemical process in your body that involves adding a "methyl group" to various molecules, controlling gene expression, DNA repair, detoxification, and more. Sandy's Methylation Map helps people understand and explore this complex process, making it easier to grasp and manage.

    Functional Medicine Consulting is like being a health detective, always looking for the missing pieces of the puzzle. Sandy believes in treating the whole person who has the disease, not the disease that the person has. Functional Medicine is all about understanding your unique body chemistry and how your cells work. Your body needs the right nutrients to function at its best. If you miss even one essential nutrient, like B12, your body won't balance, leading to health issues. Medical diagnoses like depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and asthma don't tell us about these nutrient imbalances.

    Sandy believes in empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being by addressing the underlying causes of their health challenges. He strives to educate and support clients on their journey to optimal health.



    Dr. Christian Turbide is an actively practising Gastroenterologist in Calgary and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary Medical School. He is also a previous examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for the Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology national exams. He has been voted on several occasions as the teacher of the year for the Gastroenterology Residency training program at the University of Calgary for endoscopy skills and clinical teaching. He uses both a western based standard of care with his patients and a more holistic lifestyle based approach to treating his patients. His writings were featured in Huffington Post and he has been interviewed on national radio shows and on CBC. He has presented at many conferences in Canada, USA and around the world. He has experience formulating natural products and has obtained a Health Canada Natural Product Number for one of his formulations.

    Dr Turbide decided to join the SIBO Clinic Canada team because he was so impressed with their professionalism, standards used for the testing and the quality of the service.


    Rory Hornstein

    Rory Hornstein, RD, BEd. is a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition for sports, exercise, weight management (adults and pediatric/adolescent), eating disorders and body image, food intolerances/allergies, immune system enhancement, and digestive disorders. She is the designated person for nutritional consultation at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary through her private practice. At the age of twelve, Rory was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. After years of trying to heal, Rory realized the power of using diet in conjunction with traditional medicine to control her inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rather than allowing it to control her. Nutrition became the link between feeling sick and feeling well. Rory has been in private practice for twenty years and specializes in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease while sharing her personal experience and expertise. Click here for Rory