Phoebe Lapine from Feed Me Phoebe gives us everything you ever wanted to know and more about Small Intenstinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

SIBO Made Simple Podcast

SIBO Made Simple: 90 Healing Recipes and Practical Strategies to Rebalance Your Gut for Good

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Some takeaways from the episode:

  1. There are 25 to 45 million Americans living with IBS, 75% of which are women.
  2. 60% of all IBS cases are said to be caused by Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
  3. SIBO is an issue of location, not type. You can have perfectly good critters, they’re just too far up your intestinal tract.
  4. When bacteria in your small intestine feast on their favorite foods they release gas, causing uncomfortable bloating, IBS symptoms, leaky gut and inflammation.
  5. People who react to “good gut foods” like kombucha, legumes and sauerkraut, might have an overgrowth at play.
  6. SIBO is a sign that something in your digestive system has gone wrong, not a disease in and of itself. You must uncover your root cause— the reason the bacteria are overgrowing. Often there are several.
  7. One of the most common causes of SIBO is a simple bout of food poisoning.
  8. Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions like Hashimoto’s, Celiac, IBD and Endometriosis are also big risk factors for SIBO.
  9. Stress can cause SIBO, and often treating SIBO can be a huge source of stress in and of itself.
  10. SIBO can be resolved with medication, but often it takes many habit changes and diet tweaks to heal your gut for good.

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