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My SIBO Soothe and Manage Program is powerful for not only easing the symptoms of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) but for managing recurrences. It can sometimes be overwhelming to begin a new program like mine. Luckily, there is an app that can help you on your journey called Suggestic.

If you have struggled to follow a low FODMAP diet or are brand new to the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program, Suggestic can be a massive help in guiding you through the ups and downs of this new and healthy program. Let me explain what Suggestic is and the advantages of using it.


Adapting to a low FODMAP Diet

Many of my clients have long been looking for relief from their SIBO symptoms. New foods  have the potential to cause a flare if you don’t know what you’re doing. The key is patience–total mastery of SIBO Soothe and Manage Program isn’t something you do in a day or a week. Or even, for some, in a month. The SIBO Soothe and Manage Program, a modified low FODMAP plan, takes time and practice. The first step is eating a low FODMAP diet —short for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides, and polyols, a collection of short-chain carbohydrates found in many common foods, which feed the gut bacteria overgrowth causing SIBO. If you’ve been diagnosed with SIBO, the likely treatment is antibiotics. My program helps soothe and manage the symptoms in conjunction with your herbal or pharmaceutical antibiotic protocol.

Not all SIBO sufferers have the same triggers, which is why the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program is so important. I am teaching you to learn which foods you– and you alone– are reactIng to. We start off with delicious and very easy-to-digest soups and purees in the Soothing Phase. Gradually, we add different foods to slowly allow your gut to adapt to more complex nourishment. By the time you have reached Phase IV, you are looking and feeling amazing–you’ve got your life back!


Meet Suggestic

Who hasn’t tried a new eating program and wondered if they are following it correctly–even a plan as straightforward as my SIBO Soothe and Manage Program? Lots of times I hear questions like, “How will I know if I’m getting enough protein? Or, “Is having some symptoms to be expected?”

Your iPhone can now support your SIBO Soothe and Manage Program and help limiting your symptoms  much easier. Suggestic is the most helpful SIBO management app that I have found and I have been using it personally. I recommend that everyone give it a try.


Customized SIBO App

As a pre-med school student, I felt sick all the time. I lost weight–I had diarrhea almost every day, my hair lost its luster, I felt achy and had zero energy. My doctor found I had SIBO but after the antibiotics, and super strict diet, nothing seemed to work. Over time I had to learn which foods were right for me and I had to lower my stress levels. Then I began to see positive results. I got serious about my new approach to eating and nutrient management and, though I still am careful about what I eat, I am virtually free of symptoms.

I also enjoy having so much more energy–no more brain fog. I sleep much better and don’t wake up in the middle of the night or feel tired in the morning. My digestive health has greatly improved and I tolerate and enjoy high FODMAP food now. The SIBO Soothe and Manage Program was designed to help you experience life at its fullest.

Making the SIBO Easier to Manage

Following the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program will be easier for you, too, with the help of Suggestic. Simply go to the Apple app store and download the Suggestic SIBO Soothe and Manage Program diet app onto your phone. It’s free!

Once you select my SIBO Soothe and Manage Program, a whole world is unlocked. You can learn all about the science of how following a low FODMAP diet helps manage SIBO, how to get started on the program, what to eat and what to avoid, and locate restaurants that have low FODMAP options on the menu.

Experience Tracker

This SIBO Soothe and Manage Program app is not just about what to eat. Suggestic has great trackers to support other aspects of your life. The team at Suggestic understands that stress, work and other challenges can sometimes derail your best intentions to follow a program. At any time during the day, you can log your mood, how you slept, how much water you’ve had. I make a point of referring back to my log to see how I felt if I ate something different.

I also notice that if I don’t get at least 7 solid hours of sleep, I am definitely more cranky and less mentally sharp. Shorting yourself on sleep is a common mistake that the Suggestic app can help you fix. Be attentive to the self-care aspects of the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program with Suggestic and make sure you are getting what you need.

On the upside, I also like to note when something was going really well, I could see that, yes, I had good sleep, drank enough water, and was generally in a great mood. Taking my SIBO Soothe and Manage Program on Suggestic can help you log the aspects of your lifestyle that yield the most success.

My Favorite Features

There are so many amazing features on the Suggestic app that are designed specifically to make everyday eating easier while you are following the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program. You can log the meals you’ve eaten so you’re never wondering how you are doing.

If you’re super busy like I am, you will especially love the grocery list feature. Just tap on the food basket icon and the shopping list for your selected recipe appears. Once you purchase the item, cross it off the list.

Or you can select the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for your meal plan, then create shopping lists. So easy!

You can further personalize your suggestions by adding filters. Don’t tolerate rice or don’t like potato? No problem! Just select them as  foods to avoid and Suggestic will filter them out for you. That means you won’t see any recipes or restaurant options with potatoes or rice for that specific phase of the program.

When you sign up for my SIBO Soothe and Manage Program on Suggestic, the extra guidance is amazing. For each phase, you will receive a fresh set of reminders and supportive emails (if you wish).

You’ll also have access to exclusive recipes that are specially formulated to keep you deliciously full–remember, this program is about learning how to enjoy what you eat and nourish yourself as you heal! Suggestic aims to solve many of the challenges people face when adopting a low FODMAP diet.


Getting Started

Once you download Suggestic from the Apple app store (you can download it for free here), you will be guided through each step of the process of getting started. It’s like having a personal nutritionist interview you to determine your goals. The journey for my SIBO Soothe and Manage Program on Suggestic is a simple plan that teaches you what you can eat to manage your SIBO symptoms. It gives you exactly what you need to reach optimal health and be liberated from SIBO as much as possible. Once you have the essentials set up—a day to begin, foods to buy, etc., then your journey is underway.

It is a comprehensive SIBO Soothe and Manage Program app that guides you in creating the best plan for your health.

Each day, you will track how you eat and live. The goal is to have no foods that will exacerbate your symptoms.  And to learn de-stressing practices like meditation, deep breathing and mindfulness.

Follow my rules throughout the program and you will begin to have great success. After the first few days, with the help of this awesome app, the beginning stages become much more manageable.


Nutritional Guidance

Here’s what I love about Suggestic: Preparation is about making sure you have the foods and supplements you need to get through the program. And you will also purge your fridge and pantry of anything that can bring on a flare.

This list may surprise you–you will need to read ingredients carefully. I’m not going to give away the complete surprise of the journey here… Every day you will be guided with task lists, emails, at times instructional video, and lots of food choices. If you’re more independent, know that these are optional and you can always be selective about the recipes, ingredients, and other elements–it’s all meant to support you, not hinder you.


Recipes, Recipes, Recipes!

I also love that Suggestic has all my recipes, plus more I created just for the app! That’s right. You can’t find them anywhere else… Need my personal favorite Coconut Fat Bombs recipe? It’s there! Craving a healthy snack? Just open the app! Wondering what to make for your family for dinner? No problem!

With the meal planner feature, you can prepare for the week so much more easily. Just select meals for each time and day and you’re all set. The SIBO Soothe and Manage Program app puts together your customized shopping list.


Eat Out Without Worry

I’m often asked about the best low FODMAP-friendly restaurants in the area—no matter where I am. So I open up Suggestic and tap the “Eat Out” button. Endless results appear with all sorts of great info like acceptable menu choices, how far away, how expensive, even if it’s open at the time I’m searching. Pretty cool.

Also, when I get to a restaurant, if it’s someplace with our augmented reality feature, I can point my phone at the menu, and the app will show me items that fit into the SIBO Soothe and Manage Program app or not. I don’t have to wonder what to eat and have less educating to do with my waiter about how to prepare my meal. Such a relief.


Use Your Smartphone to Support Your Lifestyle!

I come to realize how helpful my iPhone actually is in keeping my lifestyle organized and on track. (And don’t worry if you don’t have an iPhone. Suggestic will have an Android version soon. In the meantime, you can get all the latest SIBO app updates on my website or sign up for my newsletter.

Having Suggestic is super important because it reduces the stress of navigating through a healthy and nourishing SIBO friendly lifestyle. I recommend getting the app and signing up for my SIBO app. Experience for yourself what I’m so excited about. Once you sign up and put it to work every day, you’ll never regret it.