A guide to recognizing and overcoming SIBO
with a 21-day plan to stop feeling bloated, start losing weight, and fix your gut.
Even as millions of Americans suspect they’re suffering from a gastrointestinal disorder, they may spend years in pain before they figure out just what’s going on with their gut. And while irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is commonly diagnosed, SIBO, a disorder with basically all the same symptoms, is not.
So, what is SIBO? The acronym stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, a disorder in which bacteria that usually grow in other parts of the gut start to proliferate and take up residence in the small intestine. This causes a whole confluence of symptoms, ranging from bloating and cramps, to uncontrollable weight gain or weight loss, to even malnutrition when the bacteria eat up vital nutrients from our food. Even though several studies have shown that as many as 84 percent of patients with IBS also tested positive for SIBO, it remains understudied and underdiagnosed.
After decades of dealing with debilitating symptoms with no relief, Shivan Sarna’s life changed when she was diagnosed with SIBO. As she eliminated her symptoms one by one through lifestyle changes and help from her physicians, she started to synthesize her personal experiences with Western and naturopathic medicine and dedicate herself to advocating for those suffering from SIBO, or those who think they could be.
Now, in this groundbreaking book, Shivan shares her step-by-step plan to treat and even cure SIBO, with information on what to eat and what to avoid, how to build a routine to manage your symptoms, and how to work with your doctor to find supplements and medications that promote healing. Shivan also includes her 21-day SIBO Specific Diet, which includes more than 40 recipes to put you on the path to recovery. Whether you’re SIBO-diagnosed or SIBO-suspicious, this empowering guide will change the way you approach and think about your gut and overall health.
Eating When Every Bite Scares You Is No Way To Live
Most people who have SIBO have a day, a week or even months where they are scared to eat. Because every bite of food seems like it’s causing more bloating, more pain and more suffering.
All these answers and more are waiting for you inside Healing SIBO
I’m Shivan Sarna and over the past 20 years you may have seen me as a TV Host (especially if you like shopping). So how did I end up at SIBO SOS?
After a lifetime of digestive problems, I was diagnosed with Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth in 2015. I was so excited to finally have a name for the symptoms that made me miserable – but I was quickly very frustrated by how hard it was to get access to reliable SIBO information, or even an appointment with a doctor who had experience treating SIBO. I set out to get answers about SIBO for myself – but along the way, I met hundreds (and then thousands) of other people like you who had the same problems: How do we find experts who really understand SIBO? What do we do if we can’t travel to see one these experts? Will we have to suffer forever?
I went back to my roots as an advocate and educator focusing on bringing the experts together in one place to teach all of us: that’s how SIBO SOS® was born.
After finding the answers for myself, I created SIBO SOS®, four summits, and a documentary all about how to heal from SIBO and gut issues. Then I wrote my book, “Healing SIBO” to get the answers to YOU. In your journey to understand, treat, and manage IBS, SIBO, and other digestive issues, I’m your guide, advocate, support, and shoulder to cry on – I’ll give you a nudge, introduce you to the people with the answers, and always be here to encourage you.
I want to save you time, energy and money by giving you the expert answers in a concise way.
Get the answers you need so you can start healing and get back to life!