The Healthy Gut is a platform for people wanting to learn more about gut health and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Bringing together information on current research, interviews with leading specialists, recipes and lifestyle tips, The Healthy Gut will support you to live well with SIBO.
The Healthy Gut was founded by Rebecca Coomes in 2015 after she was successfully treated for SIBO after a lifetime of chronic illness. During her six month treatment, she was surprised to find few resources for people with SIBO, and became determined to make the journey of the SIBO patient easier.
At The Healthy Gut, we passionately believe that you deserve to live life free from chronic illness and pain. We are committed to supporting you throughout your journey with SIBO; from pre-diagnosis all the way through to recovery. Because we know you want to regain your health and life a happy, healthy and fulfilling life, free to do everything (and eat everything) you want.
Rebecca Coomes was born two months’ premature and was chronically unwell for most of her life. At age 36, she was desperate to find a solution after countless visits to doctors (not to mention the thousands of dollars she spent on tests and appointments). In frustration, Rebecca turned to the internet to research a possible underlying cause. She stumbled across a naturopath who specialised in gut health and was able to quickly diagnose her with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
Today, Rebecca is free from SIBO and her health has transformed. She feels like she is finally living the life she knew she deserved. She rarely gets sick, and when she does, her body is able to cope with it easier than ever before.
Rebecca is the author of the world’s first SIBO Cookbooks: SIBO Summer Cookbook, SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook and SIBO Christmas Cookbook. She is the host of The Healthy Gut podcast and SIBO Cooking Show and is regularly asked to speak at events on gut health and SIBO.
She is a passionate cook and loves nothing more than hitting the kitchen and whipping up a tasty treat.
We get it. Managing a chronic illness like SIBO is hard. It can seriously suck sometimes. Being an ‘invisible’ illness for many people, it can be hard for others to understand exactly what we’re feeling. Abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, burping, flatulence, food sensitivities, brain fog, anxiety and depression aren’t always visible. It can make this condition feel very isolating and like no one understands what you’re going through.
Having SIBO can mean you miss out on things. Going out for pizza with friends becomes challenging. Having a spontaneous day trip can be fraught with anxiety, wondering where the closest toilet is. And then if you do relax, you can end up crippled in pain for hours, or even days, as your system processes the foods you have eaten.
Many doctors and medical practitioners still don’t know about this condition and those that do don’t always fully understand it. We need to become our own private investigators, researching causes, treatment options, diets, supplements and everything in between.
At the end of the day you are exhausted, feel sick and in pain and just wish someone would give you a big hug and make it all better.
We work with people all around the world who are looking for support and guidance on how to live well with SIBO. We support people through our SIBO Coaching Program, we share education and knowledge via The Healthy Gut podcast, we inspire with delicious SIBO friendly recipes on our SIBO Cooking Show and SIBO Cookbooks and most importantly, we bring people together so they are part of something bigger than themselves: a community of like-minded people who are supporting each other to be well.