It’s here, it’s here!
After 6 months of hard work in the background, my new podcast has finally hit airwaves with its first three episodes.
If you’re not familiar with the premise of SIBO Made Simple (or don’t even know what the acronym means), I’d highly recommend listening to the trailer here or below.
About a year ago, after succumbing once again to some pesky gut symptoms, The Wellness Project 2.0 found me: Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth. After my diagnosis, I spent the following 12 months going down the SIBO rabbit hole.
What I discovered was a mountain of options, many of which contradicted one another. As I researched, I curated and I synthesized. And as always, I shared my findings with you all here on Feed Me Phoebe. The response was instantaneous and overwhelming.
After receiving hundreds of your emails, comments and messages, I decided to start this podcast as a new way to help you build your SIBO self-care toolkit. My goal is to give you a clear picture of how to choose your own SIBO adventure without it feeling like a complete, social-life-killing drag. And enlist the help of incredible experts to help answer some of your biggest SIBO questions.
The first three episodes that went live today feature some incredible SIBO Amigos and take us through many important pieces of the puzzle.
In episode 1, I interview the Queen of SIBO, Dr. Allison Siebecker. If you’ve fallen down the same rabbit hole as myself, you’re likely already familiar with Dr. Siebecker’s work and her fabulous website, siboinfo.com. In our conversation, we cover a TON of ground. It’s just the kind of episode I was hoping to offer someone who was recently diagnosed and not sure what to do next.
You’ll learn what the connection is between SIBO and IBS, how to tell if you have SIBO or another type of overgrowth, the main underlying causes, how to choose the right breath test and type of treatment, and how diet factors into all this.
In episode 2, we move onto some of the 2.0 elements of treating SIBO naturally with your whole microbiome in mind. Of all the posts I’ve written on SIBO so far, the topic of natural treatments has by far been the most commented on and shared. To help flesh out the options further, I turned to Dr. Will Cole, who is an all-around holistic medical wiz.
If you’re confused by the various treatment options out there, this episode is a must-listen. We talk about whether you should take probiotics while using herbs to kill your SIBO, biofilm and how to fight it, die-off symptoms and how to know if this is what you’re experiencing versus an intolerance of something in your treatment, what supplements to take to prevent relapse and so much more.
The third episode is one that’s near and dear to my heart–also, one that I think should be a prerequisite for anyone with Hashimoto’s or hormonal imbalance. Dr. Jolene Brighten really knows how to make all the various connections and motherboard adjustments that need to be made, a lot more simple. So I am THRILLED to have her on the show to talk about the thyroid-gut connection.
We go over how hormonal birth control leads to leaky gut, the issue with women and stress/self-care and why that makes women more prone to gut issues, how insufficient thyroid hormones contribute to the risk of food poisoning, and how a SIBO diet dovetails with a diet to support your thyroid.
Listen to Episode 3: The Thyroid Thread & What Women Need to Know About SIBO with Dr. Jolene Brighten
In addition to listening to these first three episodes, here are some more ways to get involved in the new SIBO Made Simple community:
- Share the show with friends–especially those who have their own gut baggage or hormone issues. I can’t tell you how many people have written me to say they’d never heard of SIBO, but after reading my posts, decided to get tested. It’s a real answer in the darkness for many people, and my only hope is that this show helps grow awareness for this complicated condition.
- Subscribe! You can find the podcast on your favorite podcasting stations here: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play.
- Rate and Review: Especially on iTunes, the number of reviews you get can make or break a new podcast in the first few weeks. I would be honored and so appreciative if you could take a minute to leave a sentence about the show or my work here.
- Join the community! Since I pre-recorded the whole season this past fall, I wanted to make sure there was a way to have a conversation in real time. That’s why I created this closed facebook group. More importantly, I’ll be doing a special bonus episode at the end of the season called Ask a Doctor. In it, I’ll have past experts answer all of your questions throughout the season. Simply leave them in the facebook group or comment below as they come up.
- Sign-up for the FREE transcripts! To make it easier for you to follow along and take notes to discuss with your health team, subscribers to the Feed Me Phoebe newsletter will also receive free copies of the transcript for every episode! Sign-up below.
A huge thank you to everyone here who has supported each and every new venture of mine. Of course, any time I try a new skill and put the project out in the world, it fills my tummy with anxious butterflies (even more than there are already!). But I mean it when I say: this one is for YOU. Being able to put this information out into the world really helps turn my own health lemons into lemonade. I hope you find it as helpful in your own journey as I have in mine.
With health and hedonism,