SIBO test results & Detox Soup recipe

Welp, the test results for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) came back negative.

This came as big shock to both, my Functional doc and myself. I have most of the hallmark symptoms of it. I’m conflicted about the results…on one hand it’s a relief knowing it’s not SIBO. If you are familiar with it, you know it’s not an easy thing to treat or cure. It’s more of a life long issue.

But on the other, we’re back to square one.

Our next step is to run some more tests…large intestine & an extensive wheat/gluten blood test. Over a year ago, I tested fine for wheat & gluten, but she thinks it’s a good idea to take more extensive look at it. I feel like she and I are moving in the same direction, so I’m willing to follow her lead.

Watch, it’s going to be something stupid…like a vitamin XYZ deficiency or hey J, you’re actually allergic to water, oxygen and the sun. My body feels so toxic, it would NOT surprise me ha!

I felt fantastic Saturday, got in a nice long walk in sunshine & blue skies with the Bam, only to wake up Sunday feeling like my whole system had been poisoned. I tried to power through it, but that ended in a shower, pj’s and watching documentaries on sea life in the recliner by 3pm.

Monday I decided something has to change….for like the millionth time, so I started juicing <- {SO dang good!} and made what I call a detox soup. It’s simple, full of vitamins, minerals with a little kick. I didn’t have a recipe, just winged this one with whatever we had on hand and hey, Mike approved so at least it was edible. Here’s the recipe in case you are wondering…

Detox Soup

  • 3 Potatoes, diced into bite sized pieces so they cook faster because I’m impatient
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 T EVOO
  •  1 can white beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • Couple handfuls of kale
  • 1 t Cajun seasoning
  • Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste


Chop veggies, then heat pot. Add EVOO, onion & garlic. Saute until translucent.

Add broth & tomatoes, bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until fork tender. Toss in some kale.

Since the green beans & corn I used were frozen, I added them at the very end along with the beans.

Enjoy with crusty gluten filled or free bread. I added a little Braggs liquid aminos. Anyone else add this stuff to everything?


I’m kicking around the idea of expanding topics on SCB, along with the current health posts. I’m writing for you guys, so please let me know what topics you are interested in.

Here are some I’m thinking about:

  1. Bringing back virtual coffee dates.
  2. Day in the life.
  3. Product testing/recommendations.
  4. Natural health & beauty products I like.
  5. Mini challenges with you. Ex: Hit our step goal every day for a week or do a plank every day.
  6. Living & dealing with anxiety.
  7. More Bam because this is his blog anyway.
  8. The mental/emotional side of living with chronic illness.
  9. Photography, photo editing apps, tips & tricks I dig.

Comment and let me know which ones you’d be interested in reading about. Feel free to add your ideas as well. 

12 Comments on “SIBO test results & Detox Soup recipe

  1. I loved your virtual coffee dates (and everything else you post)! Hang in there friend… I have faith you will feel better one of these days. You’re doing all the right things!!! xoxo

  2. Yay and sucks about the SIBO test. Hope you find relief soon. Ah… choices ,choices. I’d love to read more about 4, 6 and 8. Those are ones I could relate to the most.

  3. Can I ask what your doctor said about treating SIBO? I’ve tested positive for it twice and both times was just treated with a round of hardcore antibiotics for a few weeks to kill it off. I’ve had chronic stomach/digestive issues (just classified as IBS) both before and after the SIBO incidents but I’m wondering if, based on what you’ve said, there could be lingering issues. Interested in any information you may have!

  4. I’m sorry that you don’t have any answers yet. Sometimes the diagnosis is almost empowering since then you have an idea of what you can do and to bring back control of your life (make sense?). I am interested in only #1 – #9.

    • Thank you Mary! Did you mean 1 to 9 or only 1 and 9? Either way thank you so much for your input. I truly appreciate it.

      • I meant all of them! You touch on so many topics that I need and want to learn from. We can learn so much from each other and I appreciate your willingness to share.

  5. I always loved the virtual coffee dates, can’t get enough of Bam, day in the life would be good, I’m always looking for something new to try so product testing would interest me too and I love your photos – so pretty much bring it ALL on 🙂

  6. i wouldn’t mind seeing mini challenges on the blog along with virtual coffee dates and OF COURSE Bam!!!

  7. My fav posts are your coffee dates and day in the life… and every post needs a Bam pic 😉
    Also it would be interesting to know how you’re mentally/emotionally coping with all you’ve gone through. I’ve got a totally different health issue but have been on a similar roller coaster of different doctors and trying to figure out my diagnosis.

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