Nirala Jacobi

Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Director

Dr Jacobi is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. She frequently lectures nationally and internationally on this topic.

  • She has 20-year clinical experience as a Naturopathic Doctor and specializes in functional digestive disorders
  • Dr Jacobi is the medical director of The Biome Clinic as well as


Dr Nirala Jacobi, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

She received her Bachelors of Human Health Sciences from Bastyr University in 1995. She is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the USA.

In America, Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.s) are general health care practitioners. In addition to conventional medical training, NDs receive extensive training in the art of natural medicine. The N.D. course of study is an intensive four-year graduate program including approximately 4,500 hours of academic and clinical training. The program leads to licensure as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.).

Located in Seattle, Bastyr University is regarded as “the Harvard of Naturopathic Medicine”.


Clinical Experience

  • 1998-2005 – Primary care physician at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic
  • 2006- present – Medical director and Naturopathic physician at Jacobi Natural Health Care and The Biome Clinic


Professional Speaking


  • SIBO integrative medical conference – Chicago
  • MINDD conference- Sydney
  • A5M conference – Melbourne
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine – Sydney
  • SIBO Summit SOS – online summit for patients
  • Annual SIBO update- webinar


  • SIBO Symposium – Portland, Oregon
  • SIBO Summit – Melbourne, Sydney
  • Australian Naturopathic Summit – Kingscliff, Australia
  • Treatment of Parasites – NutritionCare webinar for professionals
  • Annual SIBO update- webinar


  • SIBO symposium – Portland, Oregon
  • Annual SIBO update- webinar


  • Identifying SIBO – Biomedica webinar
  • Annual SIBO update – webinar



ANS – Dr Jacobi is a co-founder of the Australian Naturopathic Summit – a biennial conference for naturopaths by naturopaths

SIBO Summit 2016 – Dr Jacobi organised the very first SIBO Summit for professionals in Australia

In 2016, Dr Jacobi won the ANPA Excellence in Naturopathic Business development Award and the Excellence in Community Education Award

Dr Jacobi has taught numerous day long naturopathic mentorship programs which she developed.


Podcasts: FxMedicine, the Healthy Gut, The Real Food Reel, The SIBO doctor podcast

Professional Memberships

Dr Jacobi is a member of the Australian Naturopathic Practitioner’s Association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.