SIBO Made Simple
Summary: From the best-selling author of The Wellness Project, comes a podcast for those recently diagnosed or chronically fighting Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. Hungry for solutions and wondering WTF to do next? Each week, Phoebe Lapine sits down with a different #SIBOAmigo—medical experts at the forefront of SIBO research and treatment—to discuss the various steps to rebalance your gut for good. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by dietary changes or at your wits end with all the remedies for this complex gastro conundrum, Phoebe and her guests break it down for you in easily digestible terms, giving you the doable action items and valuable input you need to design the SIBO solution right for you. Covering everything from testing, treatments and herbal supplements to low FODMAP cooking tips and diet, this podcast is a patient-friendly masterclass in how to heal from SIBO.
Is it possible that the most potent medicine in your bathroom is what’s getting flushed down the toilet every day? Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) – taking stool from a healthy person and using it to recolonize the colon of someone with a dysbiotic microbiome – has been one of the most exciting areas of medical research in the last five years. Joining me is Dr. Andrea McBeth of Flora Medicine, who is one of the leading experts in the field. Today we talk about how they work and who benefits mo
What sets us up for good gut health later in life happens during early childhood. In today’s episode, we go beyond SIBO to talk about the rules of greater gut health and how by simply getting dirtier we can correct some of the microbiome mistakes from our youth. I’m joined by Dr. Maya Shetreat, who is a pediatric neurologist and bestselling author of The Dirt Cure. We discuss how ear infections, fever, and rashes relate to food sensitivities and a damaged microbiome.
SIBO breath testing has been the subject of some pushback in the wider medical community. Today’s episode discusses the controversy, when it’s worth doing, how to make sure your results are accurate, and what other tests might be better at getting to the bottom of your gut issues. Joining me is Dr. Patrick Fratellone, who takes us through what comprehensive tests on genetics, vitamin levels and intestinal permeability can tell you about your bigger gut picture.
We’ve all experienced some telling signs that our gut is connected to our mood. And if you’re someone with SIBO or other digestive issues, you might be dealing with some of the other downwind symptoms that occur when we let our anxiety get out of control. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. Megan Riehl, a GI psychologist who specializes in tactical approaches to relieving visceral hypersensitivity, food fears, and anxiety related to our gut.
Have you found that fermented foods, bone broth and wine make you feel sick? Do you sometimes feel edgy, anxious or are unable to sleep? Does your nose stay stuffy year-round to boot? You might be dealing with a histamine intolerance. This week I'm joined by Heidi Turner to discuss a tangible path to reversing histamine dis-regulation in just a week. If you’ve been suffering from food sensitivities, even on a low FODMAP diet, this episode is a must listen.
Want to know one of the most popular SIBO treatment recommendations on this podcast? Stress management and sleep. Today’s episode with Jennifer Hanway is all about how to change your everyday habits to foster better rest and more of it. If you’re looking for tangible ways to drastically improve your sleep, or just want to understand how our time under the covers effects intestinal motlity, today’s episode is for you!
I was able to bring on the perfect person to guide you through the subject of SIBO, fertility and child bearing, and give us a more in depth view of how our vaginal ecosystem relates to our gut microbiome. Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD. Even if you’re child-free like, you’ll find this episode fascinating because of the wide range of things we cover in regards to women’s health.
We’ve covered a lot of ground on this season of SIBO Made Simple, and along the way we’ve received some amazing listener questions. In today’s episode, past practitioners come back to answer them all. Dr. Allison Siebecker tackles some of the nuances of SIBO treatment, Dr. Jason Wysocki chimes in on structural and thyroid-related queries, Dr. Will Cole talks about experimental treatments like FMT, and Kate Scarlata clears up some diet confusion.
In today's season 1 bonus episode, you get a rare solo appearance from me, your SIBO Amigo Phoebe Lapine. Those who have read my book The Wellness Project know the first chapter of my story, from being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when I was 22, to spending the better part of my mid-twenties trying to get on board with the health hand I was dealt. In this episode, I talk about the many root causes that led to my autoimmune disease, and how some of those root causes later set the stage for SIBO.
For the season 1 finale, I wanted to get the perspective of someone who has stood in these SIBO shoes many times and found a silver (intestinal) lining. In today’s episode, Rebecca Coomes is sharing her powerful patient story, from getting through cervical cancer, to managing endometriosis, to finding balance despite a chronic case of SIBO. We talk a lot about mindset, learning to tune into your body, and maintaining a generous spirit when everything feels like it’s being taken away from you.
One of the most frequent SIBO Made Simple listener questions I’ve received revolves around the timing of treatment and diet. Is it better to feed the bacteria while on herbal or conventional antimicrobials by eating normally, or starve them with a low carb approach? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. Nirala Jacobi, who has pioneered the SIBO Bi-Phasic Diet. For those trying to understand the role of diet in SIBO healing and treatment, this is a must listen.
There are many autoimmune diseases that are considered risk factors for SIBO. And yet, many of the downstream effects of SIBO (like leaky gut) also put you at risk for developing an autoimmune disease. This week, I’m joined by Dr. Susan Blum for a primer on the immune system, how it functions within our gut’s ecosystem, and why things can go awry and lead to the development of an autoimmune condition.
For those who have had surgical interventions for endometriosis, appendectomies, or another type of abdominal surgery, or who simply have had a car accident or injury that they’ve never fully recovered from: today’s conversation with Dr. Jason Wysocki is for you. Today we are going to do a bodily deep dive into some of the structural issues that could be holding your body back from digesting properly and how to heal them with visceral manipulation and structural integration.
There’s a wealth of information about how prebiotics and probiotics can influence your gut microbiome for the better. And yet, even though SIBO is a type of gut imbalance, there’s less awareness around how these tools work to eradicate unwanted bacteria and encourage the resurgence of beneficial populations. In this week’s episode, Dr. Jason Hawrelak helps clear up some of the confusion and talk about how specific probiotics and prebiotics can be used in SIBO treatment.
Intermittent fasting has become a quickly accelerating wellness trend. As with any fad, this has led to a lot of misinformation and unhealthy applications of the original concept in daily life. In this week’s episode with Dr. Amy Shah, we get to the bottom of how fasting and meal spacing can help your digestive system recover and repair. And a lot of it comes down to how these strategies allow the migrating motor complex to better do its job.