The Healthy Gut Podcast Episode 81

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The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep. 81

Lessons learned from having chronic SIBO with Rebecca Coomes

Rebecca Coomes was diagnosed with SIBO in early 2015. On today's podcast, she reflects on the insights she has gained from having a chronic condition and the lessons she has learned about herself, her health, her body and SIBO.

In Today's Episode

In Episode 81 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:

  • Why SIBO can be a wake up call we need to listen to

  • 100% resolution might not be possible but 75% or 80% improvement can be and that is ok

  • If we have been sick a long time, we can’t expect complete resolution within days

  • Why we should focus on how we are feeling rather than what test results say

  • Testing is helpful for diagnosis and understanding what it going on but we need to treat the whole body and the person, not just the test results

  • Why tracking how we're feeling is so helpful in recognising how we're changing

  • Diet is helpful in controlling symptoms but isn't the only element in treating SIBO

  • Why working with a skilled dietician or nutritionist is such a good investment in developing a nutritional protocol that's right for us

  • The importance of recognising disordered eating early and investing in a skilled psychologist who can help us navigate through the challenges of SIBO

  • Why there are 4 stages to treating SIBO, yet so many people only do the first 2

  • Importance of taking a 360 degree view to health and not just focussing on taking drugs and diet to fix this

  • The importance of building a dream team of Practitioners around you

  • Not letting your location stop you from getting great care

  • Understanding that we know our bodies the best. Trust your symptoms and instincts

  • Changing your internal dialogue and limiting self beliefs

  • Writing down your goals and working towards them

  • Prioritising your spending so you spend money on health and fulfilment rather than distractions

  • Looking to see what positives and lessons you can take from this experience

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  • The Healthy Gut Podcast season 3 survey

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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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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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