Phoebe Lapine teaches the simple way to take care of SIBO

146- Finding Root Causes for SIBO with Phoebe Lapine

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

April 8, 2021

The more research that is done on different digestive issues, such as IBS, the more we are discovering that there are hidden contributing factors that need to be addressed.

The question then becomes a chicken or the egg scenario, where we aren't quite sure what factor has led to the health condition, but we know that both need to be addressed at some point.

For instance, SIBO is often present in cases of IBS, yet only the IBS is initially treated. If you are missing such a big component like SIBO, it is hard to take care of the IBS.

In this episode with Phoebe Lapine, we will be talking about what SIBO is, and how to reduce symptoms of SIBO.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What gut conditions are most likely impacted by SIBO simultaneously
  • Types of tests you can take to check for SIBO
  • Treatment options to reduce bacterial overgrowth
  • What foods can be helpful and harmful for SIBO


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:00] What led Phoebe Lapine to become a food and nutrition writer
  • [4:45] When Phoebe was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, did she have many symptoms
  • [6:15] How many people have SIBO
  • [8:30] Which tests can be done to confirm if symptoms are related to SIBO
  • [11:00] Why do women suffer so much from IBS and digestive issues compared to men
  • [13:45] Is it difficult to actually get to the root cause of SIBO because of other underlying health issues that can impact SIBO
  • [18:00] What are some simple SIBO treatment options that will knock down a lot of the overgrowth
  • [21:00] How long does it take to recover from SIBO
  • [22:45] What can you do to break down the biofilms that protect the bacteria
  • [24:30] Are there foods people with SIBO should completely avoid
  • [29:30] Once the bacteria is in the small intestine, is it there forever, or does it need a consistent flow of bacteria to stay a problem
  • [31:30] Phoebe Lapine's final thoughts on SIBO

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Phoebe Lapine

Phoebe Lapine teaches simple ways to live with SIBO

Phoebe Lapine teaches simple ways to live with SIBO

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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