The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.52
A Real Life SIBO Patient Story
Sharon Treadgold shares her incredible real-life SIBO story on today’s podcast. Initially being diagnosed with IBS and told to change her diet, Sharon commenced a journey to discover the myriad of conditions at play as her health spiralled downwards. Realising she had to take control of her health, she sought out experienced practitioners and created a health care dream team who have been integral in significantly improving her health.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 52 of The Healthy Gut podcast, we discuss:
✓ Sharon’s experience with her digestive health issues, including her journey with SIBO
✓ Why developing a trusting relationship with your practitioner can ease the burden and anxiety on you
✓ Why Sharon sought therapy to support her mental health to give her the tools to deal with her illness
✓ Why Sharon practises a daily mantra to spread joy, take delight and marvel at life’s absurdities
✓ Bringing humour into her experience to help her get through even the darkest days
✓ How the 5 Key Pillars to Health have supported Sharon during her journey
✓ Awareness: Becoming aware of her condition and connecting with her body
✓ Nutrition: Understanding what she needed to eat that was suitable for her health and why she increased her fat intake
✓ Movement: Why she got outdoors, hired a trainer at the gym, commenced yoga and Barre3, and loves to dance
✓ Mindset: Why incorporating meditation, bibliotherapy and the mantra ‘this sucks, but I can handle it’ has helped her mentally cope with her illness
✓ Lifestyle: How realising she was making herself exhausted, and not being balanced, was fuelling her illness, and how giving herself some quiet time and finding happiness in it has helped enormously
✓ Developing a healthcare dream team and why Team Treadgold all deserve gold medals
✓ How she’s realised only she can be the manager of her health care dream team by finding who and what works for her
✓ Why Sharon joined the SIBO Coaching Program and how it’s become part of her SIBO family, given her connection with other SIBOers and been part of her health care team
✓ Sharon’s top tips on how to survive SIBO for the long haul
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Resources mentioned in today's podcast
✓ Download: 5 Key Pillars To Health
✓ Download: SIBO Food and Mood Diary
✓ Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
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Connect with Sharon Treadgold
Sharon Treadgold has been on a gut healing adventure since the summer of 2016 when she first tested positive for SIBO. Guided by the mantra “This sucks, but I can handle it,” she has found unexpected strength through her suffering. With chronic digestive disorders on the rise, she believes the time is ripe for a gut health revolution. She’s not exactly sure what that will look like, but she’s certain there will be plenty of Swiss chard, deep breathing, dance parties, and belly laughs involved. An elementary school teacher and self-proclaimed gut activist, she hopes to see organic food served in school cafeterias by the time she retires. Connect with Sharon >>
SIBO Patient Research Program
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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 52”
Great podcast! I’m on my way up to Portland from Southern Oregon in a couple of weeks to start my SIBO journey after 26 years of poor health. Sharon’s story is so similar to mine and I can relate to her drive and outlook but sometimes I need to hear encouragement to keep a positive outlook. Thanks, Sharon!
Karna, my family is from Southern Oregon, so we have even more in common! Thank you for your feedback–I especially needed to hear it as I have been going through a challenging time recently on my SIBO journey. You’re really lifting my spirits tonight!
Best of luck here in Portland with your own SIBO adventure! Please keep in touch if you can!
Excellent breakdown of SIBO and the path through it. Sharon is a trouper and incredible self educator.
Paddy, I appreciate your support. Your comment is helping me continue on my healing path!
Sharon is so articulate and funny! Her
podcast was so interesting and helpful.
Thank you, Sharon!!
You are so welcome, Greta! Thanks for listening and glad you found it so helpful.