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The Healthy Gut Podcast

Hosted by Rebecca Coomes, The Healthy Gut podcast is perfect for people who are currently treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), or have an interest in learning more about how to achieve a healthy gut.

Rebecca was diagnosed with SIBO in early 2015.  After successfully treating the condition, she has dedicated her life to empowering others to achieve health, and is passionate about sharing information on all aspects of gut health, to support others on their journey to health.


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Ep. 28 – Answering your SIBO questions with Dr Adam Sandford

This week Dr Adam Sandford joins Rebecca to answer questions from The Healthy Gut community about SIBO. Dr Sandford is a Naturopathic Doctor who focuses on blending conventional and alternative medicines, with a special focus on gut and hormone disorders. He and Rebecca get into treatment options, recurrence of SIBO, methylation pathways, thyroid and hormones and much, much more.

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Ep. 1 – 5 Steps To Improve Your Health with Rebecca Coomes

It can be difficult to remain positive when you are suffering from chronic illness, especially one that is invisible because it is in the gut. Rebecca Coomes discusses her own journey to health and how she developed the 5 key pillars to health to truly reform her health.


Ep. 2 – SIBO Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Diet with Dr. Allison Siebecker

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is estimated to affect 60% of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) yet is largely unknown. The Queen of SIBO, Dr. Allison Siebecker joins Rebecca Coomes to discuss this condition.


Ep. 3 – How To Live with SIBO When You React To Everything With Dr. Allison Siebecker

This is the second part of a two-part interview with the Queen of SIBO, Dr. Allison Siebecker.  In this episode, Rebecca Coomes talks to Dr. Siebecker about how to live with SIBO, especially when you react to everything.


Ep. 4 – The Bi-Phasic Diet, Testing and Herbal Treatments with Dr. Nirala Jacobi

Do you have hydrogen or methane dominant SIBO? Understanding what type of SIBO you have is an important aspect of your treatment program and ultimate recovery. Rebecca Coomes talks to Australia’s leading SIBO specialist, Dr. Nirala Jacobi about testing options and her diet protocol, the SIBO Bi-Phasic Diet.


Ep. 5 – Naturopathy and SIBO with Natalie Cruttenden

Learn how Naturopath Natalie Cruttenden treats SIBO naturally with her naturopathic approach, and why Rebecca Coomes credits her for saving her life.


Ep. 6 – SIBO: The Patient’s Perspective with Katie Caldwell

Katie Calwell has run the gammit when it comes to health concerns. She has been diagnosed with Hashimotos, H. Pylori, SIBO and ovarian cancer. In today’s episode she shares her health journey, how she successfully treated SIBO but then feared it would return after using antibiotics for H. Pylori. She discusses the importance of not giving up when your symptoms persist and why she believes SIBO is part of a greater issue of things going wrong in your body.


Ep. 7 – SIBO: Restless Leg Syndrome & Rosacea with Dr. Leonard Weinstock

Have you ever been driven crazy by a crawling, tingling, itsy feeling in your feet or legs?  Or perhaps you have experienced persistent redness on your facial skin that won’t go away. In this episode, Rebecca Coomes talks to gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock about why Restless Leg Syndrome and Rosacea are connected to the gut and SIBO.

The Healthy Gut podcast with Angela Pifer

Ep. 8 – SIBO: Be Your Own Health Detective with Angela Pifer

SIBO can be a debilitating condition for many people so it is important to become your own private investigator to really understand what went wrong in your body to allow SIBO to occur. In today’s episode, Rebecca talks to functional medical nutritionist aka SIBO Guru, Angela Pifer, about the importance of really listening to your body.

The Healthy Gut podcast with Dr Megan Taylor

Ep. 9 – Kids and SIBO with Dr. Megan Taylor

Kids can often experience digestive pain and discomfort, or altered bowel movement with diarrhoea and constipation. Did you know this could be caused by Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth? In today’s episode, Rebecca chats to Dr. Megan Taylor, a naturopathic doctor who specialises in working with kids with SIBO and digestive complaints.


Ep. 10 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr Ilana Gurevich

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases can be painful, debilitating and embarrassing. They can render people feeling weak, fatigued and very unwell. In today’s episode, Rebecca chats to Dr. Ilana Gurevich, a naturopathic doctor who specialises in working with people with with IBDs, SIBO and GI complaints, about how she treats these conditions and can support them to live a healthier, happier life.


Ep. 11 – Eating for SIBO with nutritionist Kristy Regan

Knowing what to eat when treating SIBO can be daunting and confusing and finding the ‘right’ diet for you can take time. In today’s episode of The Healthy Gut podcast, Rebecca Coomes is joined by nutritionist Kristy Regan to talk all about what foods we should, and shouldn’t, be eating while treating SIBO.


Dr Michael Ruscio

Ep. 12 – Sleep and Thyroid issues with SIBO

Sleep can be hard to manage when treating SIBO, knowing how much we need and how to help achieve it can be key in your recuperation. In today’s episode of The Healthy Gut podcast, Rebecca Coomes is joined by Dr Michael Ruscio to talk about all things sleep and the associated issues that can occur with your thyroid while treating SIBO.

George Clingan podcast

Ep. 13 – Why Perseverance is key for SIBO

Perseverance when we have SIBO is an important matter, from diagnosis through to treatment. George Clingan understands well the issues that people with SIBO can be faced with, being someone that has SIBO. He talks with me, in depth, about  the five key pillars to health; awareness, mindset, movement, lifestyle and nutrition and how, with support and perseverance, we are better placed to cope with the issues surrounding SIBO.

Shaun Seymour and Sam Roberts

Ep.14 – SIBO and Movement

When we are chronically ill, exercise and movement can be one of the first things to disappear from our regular schedule.

In today’s episode of The Healthy Gut podcast, Rebecca chats to Shaun Seymour and Sam Roberts, both qualified nutritionists and personal trainers, about the role movement has in our journey to recovery.

Dr Mona Morstein podcast

Ep.15 – SIBO, Diabetes and Gut Health

Rebecca speaks with Dr Mona Morstein about diabetes, insulin resistance and the role gut health plays on these conditions. Dr Morstein is recognised as an expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and also specialises in gastroenterology and hormonal disorders. Rebecca and Dr Morstein get into the detail about the importance of insulin and how our bodies use it, and why we can be predisposed to diabetes when we have SIBO. They also chat about the impact that the microbiome has on our gut health and how to protect it.

sarah butler

Ep.16 – SIBO, Organic Food and Gut Health

In this week’s episode of The Healthy Gut Podcast Rebecca chats to Sarah Butler from Organic Angels about all things organic. Not only does she run an organic delivery business, but she has three kids so is well versed in how to get kids excited about food. Sarah also shares her own personal journey with an autoimmune disease and how she has taken herself and her family on a journey to improve the health of their digestive systems.

Kyrstie Barcak

Ep. 17 – SIBO: Growing for Health with Kyrstie Barcak

In this week’s episode Rebecca talks to Kyrstie Barcak, founder of A Fresh Legacy, creator of The Kitchen Garden Box and a passionate recipe developer. They chat about the joy of growing our own food, and why it is better for us. Kyrstie was diagnosed with methane dominant SIBO last year. She and Rebecca chat about how she managed to juggle a busy business and family while treating a chronic illness.

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Ep. 18 – Fast Tract Diet with Dr Norm Robillard Ph.D.

In this week’s episode of The Healthy Gut podcast Rebecca talks to Dr Norm Robillard Ph.D., the founder of The Digestive Health Institute, a gut expert, microbiologist, author of the Fast Tract Diet book series and the Fast Tract Diet app. The Fast Tract Diet has been successfully used by people with SIBO to calm their digestive symptoms. Rebecca and Dr Robillard delve into the Fast Tract Diet.


Ep. 19 – SIBO: Eastern and Western Medicine with Dr Whitney Hayes

Dr Whitney Hayes uses the tools of both Eastern and Western medicine in her treatment of patients with IBS and SIBO. She and Rebecca get into the different ways that she helps patients back to good gut health, using a combination of acupuncture, naturopathic supplements and lifestyle suggestions. 


Ep.20 – The CLEAR Protocol with Dr Jason Klop

Dr. Jason Klop is a naturopathic doctor on a journey to educate, empower and treat those on their journey with digestive challenges. Rebecca and Dr Klop chat about how he developed the CLEAR Protocol to help people with SIBO address their symptoms through diet and lifestyle modifications.

Jessica Cox

Ep.21 – SIBO nutrition with Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox is a nutritionist with over ten years of clinical experience, and has an immense passion for therapeutic nutrition. Rebecca and Jessica talk about SIBO nutrition and why it is important to treat your SIBO with the support of a qualified practitioner.

Supporting your SIBO journey

Ep.22 – Supporting your SIBO journey with Daniela Paolone

Daniela Paolone is a passionate advocate for people with SIBO and shares her own journey with this condition with Rebecca. She discusses why finding support is so important during your treatment and why keeping positive is key.

Hormones and SIBO

Ep.23 – SIBO and hormones with Dr Robyn Kutka

Our hormones are vital to good mental and physical health, and keeping them balanced can be challenging, especially for people with SIBO. In this episode Rebecca talks to Dr. Robyn Kutka, who is a naturopathic physician specialising in hormone imbalances. She is a leading light in the field of hormone balancing and bioidentical hormone therapy.


Ep.24 – Microbiota and SIBO with Dr Jason Hawrelak

A healthy, balanced microbiota is an invaluable piece of our health puzzle when we are treating SIBO. Dr. Jason Hawrelak is an expert on the microbiota and joins Rebecca to talk about the role our microbes play in our health, and the role that pre and probiotics play in the treatment of, and recovery from, SIBO.


Ep. 25 – Adhesions and SIBO with Larry and Belinda Wurn

Adhesions are a particular risk for people with SIBO, causing additional issues in recovery. In this episode Rebecca is joined by Larry Wurn LMT and Belinda Wurn from the Clear Passage clinics to talk all about their important work on adhesions. Belinda co-developed the ‘Wurn technique’ to address adhesions non-surgically. They talk with Rebecca about how adhesions develop, what the risk factors are and what you can do about them.


Ep. 26 – 4- steps to gut healing with Lee Holmes

Rebecca is joined by Lee Holmes from Supercharged Food and the author of Heal Your Gut. Lee talks with Rebecca about how through her own illness she realised that healing her gut was key to her overall health. She and Rebecca chat about her 4 phases of gut healing.They look at how a change in lifestyle can also help to change our health overall.


Ep. 27 – 4 steps to treating SIBO with Dr Melanie Keller

Dr Melanie Keller joins Rebecca this week to talk all about her 4-Step program to treat SIBO: rebalance, reinforce, remedy and renew. Dr Keller is passionate about treating SIBO and believes that an individualised approach to treatment is imperative to success. She and Rebecca get into why sharing your complete history with your practitioner is so important to truly develop a unique treatment program.  

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