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Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS, IBD, SIBO, hormonal problems, acne, and more. Sarah got her start when trying to heal her own health problems years ago. Now she’s a gut health researcher and journalist who speaks out highly detailed information and then condenses it into digestible ways for women worldwide.
Sarah is also a mom to three absolutely adorable children, so I’m sure we’ll talk all things motherhood today as well!
Episode Highlights With Sarah Kay Hoffman
- How Sarah’s colitis diagnosis changed her life dramatically 10 years ago
- The ongoing health issues she tried to figure out for years that all stemmed from a gut infection
- Symptoms of SIBO and why it’s so hard to get rid of when you have it
- A natural protocol for healing SIBO once and for all
- How the GAPS diet works to allow the digestive system to rest and heal
- Why there are so many approaches to healing SIBO, and how to know which one is right for you
- The key principles of a FODMAP diet
- Sarah’s approach giving her kids a good foundation for digestive health
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- The Gutsy Girl’s Bible: An Approach to Healing the Gut
- Should I Take a Probiotic With SIBO?
- How to Test at Home for Low HCL (Stomach Acid)
- Beginner’s Guide to Digestive Health Testing
- Just Thrive Probiotics
- The Gut and Psychology Syndrome
More From Wellness Mama
- 219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan
- 244: Debunking Probiotic Myths With Just Thrive Founder Tina Anderson
- 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
- 82: Discovering the SIBO Solution with Sylvie McCracken
- 52: Overcoming Gut Infections: SIBO, Protozoa & Candida
- Why SIBO Leads to Major Health Problems (And How to Fix It)
- What Our Poop Reveals About Digestive & Gut Health
- Lab Tests You Can Order From Home (Without A Doctor)
Did you enjoy this episode? What questions do you have about SIBO or other gut-related illnesses? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
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