Rebecca’s Story

Meet Rebecca Coomes

Meet Rebecca Coomes

Rebecca spent most of her life feeling sick. Born two months premature, her immune system was compromised and she had developed multiple food intolerances and an autoimmune disease by her mid 20s and a genetic disorder by her mid 30s.

She saw countless doctors who couldn’t explain what was wrong with her. They suggested she had IBS, with minimal guidance on a solution. At other times, she was told she was overanxious and just needed to calm down.  She was frustrated, depressed and angry that her life wasn’t going the way she had planned. After years of illness, Rebecca took matters into her own hands.

She built a support team of health and wellness practitioners, starting with a Naturopath who was a gut specialist.  She diagnosed Rebecca with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  Rebecca felt enormous relief that she finally had an answer as to why she had suffered from a disordered digestion for so long.

As she began treatment for SIBO, Rebecca realised she had to do more than just pop a few pills to kill off the excess bacteria.  To regain full health, she needed to overhaul her awareness, nutrition, movement, mindset and lifestyle.

Rebecca developed a 5 step system that addressed each of these areas, and worked with her health and wellness team to achieve success.  Changing her thoughts, how she moved, what she ate, who she spent time with and how she listening to her body, whilst healing her gut, saw her transform her life.

Today, Rebecca is the author of the world’s first SIBO cookbooks, SIBO Summer Cookbook and SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook, is the host of the SIBO Cooking Show, and releases new cooking shows every Wednesday. She is the host of the SIBO podcast, launching in August 2016.  Rebecca runs a SIBO coaching program, working directly with people who have SIBO, taking them through her 5 step method to support their vision of achieveing health and happiness. She regularly holds gut health workshops, is a speaker on gut health and SIBO, and guest contributor and blogger to health and wellness sites.

How Rebecca Beat SIBO

In early 2015, Rebecca Coomes was diagnosed with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). After a lifetime of chronic illness, she finally had an answer as to why she had been feeling so sick for so many years. She worked with an incredible Naturopath who helped heal her gut and reduce the excess bacteria living in her small intestine.

But she realised that her journey to health would take much more than popping a few pills. She had to become AWARE of the symptoms her body was giving her, had to focus on her NUTRITION, because it had the power to help heal her body. She also had to incorporate MOVEMENT back into her daily life, because she had become sedentary. Her MINDSET needed to change, as I was so focussed on what she couldn’t do, she forgot to see what she could achieve. And finally, her LIFESTYLE had to change to support the new, healthy her.

books by rebecca

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The SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook is jam-packed with over 60 SIBO-friendly recipes the whole family will love.

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The SIBO Summer Cookbook contains over 50 SIBO friendly recipes, based on Dr. Nirala Jacobi ND’s SIBO protocol.

SIBO Christmas eCookbook

The SIBO Christmas eCookbook showcases mouth-watering sides and desserts for all your festive celebrations.


The Healthy Gut book follows Rebecca’s journey from sickness to health as she healed her gut, changed her mindset and began moving her body.

One comment

Nicole says:

You are a SIBO celebrity. Thanks for being a pioneer and contributing so much to the community. I feel less alone because of people like you.

For me, I think anxiety and tight pelvic floor muscles that affect bowels are part of the problem. I wish I had known sooner about all the underlying causes. Good cook books make the healing journey easier! :)

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