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The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.2

Understanding what is SIBO with Dr. Allison Siebecker

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is estimated to affect 60% of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) yet is largely unknown.

In this episode of The Healthy Gut Podcast, Rebecca Coomes is joined by the Queen of SIBO, Dr Allison Siebecker to discuss this condition and about understanding what is SIBO exactly.

Plus, included in this episode is a free download of our SIBO guide, giving you an easy checklist of the causes, risk factors and associated conditions.

In Today's Episode

In Episode 2 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:

✓ Hear Dr. Allison Siebecker’s own personal journey with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

✓ Why SIBO is a chronic illness for 2/3 of all patients, and how treatment should be about management rather than cure

✓ What SIBO is, how it is caused (only a few causes) and why there are multiple risk factors that can lead to it developing

✓ The common symptoms of SIBO; both physical and mental

✓ How to test for SIBO: which ones are accurate and which ones aren’t

✓ The different treatment options: antibiotics, herbs and the Elemental Diet

✓ The different diet options and which one you should use

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Connect with Dr Allison Siebecker

Dr Allison Siebecker’s website is jam-packed full of useful information, resources and links to research.  She also produces a quarterly newsletter which is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about SIBO. She offers Skype consultations, which can be organised via her website.


SIBO Patient Research Program

Would you like to participate in the forthcoming SIBO Patient Research Program?  Rebecca Coomes is conducting a global research program on the SIBO patient.  This research will be presented to doctors, other researchers and health practitioners so they can better understand who the SIBO patient is and how they can treat them effectively.

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About The Host

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.

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5 thoughts on “The Healthy Gut Podcast Episode 2”

  1. I did two weeks of antibiotics and my methane went down but my hydrogen doubled. My doctor said she has seen this before. I’m worried. I am finishing my second round of antibiotics and will retest this week. Any reassurance would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Bernadette
      The critters that make methane require hydrogen to do so. So when we kill off the methane critters, it’s very common to see the hydrogen levels increase. This is because no one is eating that gas anymore. So it’s actually a sign of improvement, and nothing to worry about it.
      Kind regards

  2. Lorna Sutherland

    HI, This is very interesting and helpful! I notice that for the breath test I am to stop antibiotics for at least 2 weeks. Does that include herbals types such as Berbers?

    1. Hi Lorna
      SIBO Test, Australia’s leading SIBO testing facility, advise patients to stop herbal antimicrobials (eg. berberine) 1 week prior to testing. They recommend antibiotics use is ceased 1 month prior to testing.
      Kind regards

  3. Thanks for pulling everything together for me as I try to understand my condition and work with a naturopath trained by Dr Jacobi.

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