SIBO Made Simple
Summary: From the 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.
EP 24 | Ask a Nutritionist: All Your Season 2 Diet Questions Answered
The elemental diet is the most impactful data-backed treatment for SIBO. And yet, it’s often misused, misunderstood and generally met with last resort trepidation. Today on the podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Michael Ruscio to demystify this approach and talk more about how he uses it for SIBO treatment, IBD, celiac, and other cases involving a highly-damaged gut.
In today’s episode, Shivan Sarna is sharing her experience of uncovering her root causes, from Lyme disease to mold exposure, and how she became the patient expert she is today. For those of you who have been asking for a patients’ perspective, more information on underlying causes, how to vet practitioners to build your SIBO medical team, and navigate a SIBO diet as a vegetarian, this episode is for you.
A lot of integrative medicine these days blends practices from Western science and ancient cultures. In today’s episode, Dr. Heidi Lovie discusses the tenets of Chinese Medicine, including modalities like acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion and gua sha, and what they teach us about thyroid and gut disorders. If you’ve be wanting to try acupuncture, or are curious why it works so well for chronic conditions like Hashimoto's and SIBO, this episode includes so much wisdom.
CBD has become a big buzz word in the wellness world, as a salve for everything from anxiety to gut issues to period pain. But what is it and how does it actually work? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Chloe Weber, a trained herbalist, acupuncturist and founder of Radical Roots, which combines the power of Chinese herbs with full spectrum hemp. We discuss what deliveries best serve digestive disorders, and how to use both hemp and cannabis as part of your SIBO plant medicine cabinet.
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.