The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.65
Life Beyond SIBO
Chris Gebhardt is one of Rebecca’s own naturopaths, he joins her this week to discuss the important topic of life after SIBO. During SIBO treatment many people refer to things, going back to normal, once their treatment is completed. Chris and Rebecca discuss what a new normal looks like and how to create robust gut health after SIBO has been cleared. They also look at why clearing SIBO before addressing other gut health issues is key.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 65 of The Healthy Gut podcast, we discuss:
✓ Why clearing SIBO before addressing other gut health issues is key
✓ Relapse rates in SIBO and why they are on average ⅔
✓ What the symptoms of hypochlorhydria are and how it can be diagnosed
✓ Why proton pump inhibitors should only be used short term and the link to SIBO
✓ Identifying adhesions and what treatments are available
✓ Why following a Low FODMAP diet for a long period of time is bad for your gut ecology
✓ The differences between the Bi-Phasic Diet and The Fast Tract Diet
✓ Food reintroduction, and why it should be done very slowly
✓ Why it’s important to have a diverse diet once you complete SIBO treatment, with plenty of plant based foods
✓ The importance of building a robust microbiome when treating SIBO
✓ Why being your own gut health detective is important when identifying the reason you have SIBO
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Chris Gebhardt is a registered acupuncturist and naturopath. Since graduating as a naturopath in 1995 Chris has gone on to practice and study extensively including an undergraduate degree in acupuncture and post graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture, Emmett Technique and an internship at the Guang Xi TCM Hospital in China. Chris delivers a unique style of physical therapy that offers quick and lasting relief to a broad range of musculoskeletal issues. He also works closely with Natalie in the care of patients with fertility issues. Chris is also highly sought after as a practitioner for those suffering from chronic and complex digestive disorders.
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Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.
7 thoughts on “The Healthy Gut Podcast Episode 65”
Thanks again Rebecca – your Podcasts are wonderful, as is Chris, who has helped me get back to much better gut health after following his methodical, clear-sighted, well-informed approach. I’m now enjoying much more diverse foods and loving it, and although not completely there, my uBiome tests 9 months apart reflect my improvement in symptoms, including improved energy and enjoyment of foods! Yay to Chris, and bravo to you!
Hi – wondering if doing the Ubiome test would be best to do AFTER I’ve finished with the killing phase of treating my SIBO? Are the results most helpful after kill phase and after heal phase.
Some people like to do a before and after comparison, so they can see the impact their SIBO treatment has had on their broader microbiome. It’s really a personal choice as to what you’d like to do.
Absolutely loved it…….well done Chris (my Naturopath who got me on the right track). I paid heed to the carrot situation……whilst Stephanie (comment above) is correct, I am always “open”to change as we are all different (as we all know)!!!
I love your podcasts and appreciate all the information they provide. It was one of them with Dr Siebecker that led me to look at, and confirm SIBO as my diagnosis!Thank you very much for all your work in pursuing these experts (my PCP certainly is of NO help!) On this podcast, Chris talked about the benefit of zinc, both for assisting in the production of hydrochloric acid and for gut healing. However, I have been unable to find any research that supports this. What I am finding indicates zinc suppresses HCl production. The research I am finding isn’t particularly new. Can you please provide me with newer research links that support this? Also, what form of zinc and in what dosage is he using it?
I was confused when Chris mentioned carrots as being highly fermentable on the Fast Tract Diet. I have followed that diet and eat a lot of carrots so I checked the list in Dr. Robillard’s book. Both raw and cooked carrots are considered “low relative symptom risk” and fermentation potential is 5 for cooked and 7 for raw. Did I misunderstand him? Thank you!