All tagged gut health

Why I Quit Listening to Health Podcasts

Health and nutrition podcasts can provide a wealth of free information when you’re dealing with chronic gut conditions like SIBO, H pylori, leaky gut, or Celiac Disease.

But, these podcasts can also be overwhelming and keep you focused on your illness instead of living your life.

Read this blog post to learn why I quit listening to health podcasts and how I’m now feeling so much healthier!

5 Ways I Knew I Got Rid of My SIBO

Treating SIBO and getting rid of it for good is not an easy task. I was able to finally get rid of my SIBO and keep it from coming back. And I knew it was gone, not because I took another SIBO Breath Test, but because all of my SIBO symptoms were gone! Read this article to learn how I knew that I had beat my SIBO, without testing.

What I Eat in a Day for Gut Health

Figuring out what to eat when dealing with conditions like SIBO, IBS, and other gut infections can leave you confused and lost.

I create my meals specifically for gut health, and now that I’ve recovered from most of my gut issues, I really enjoy what I’m eating. Food has definitely been a large part of my healing journey, and can definitely be used as medicine.

Check out this blog post that shows what I eat in a typical day for my gut health!

When Your Doctor Says You're Fine, Part 2 - Analyzing Stool Test Results

Stool testing can be an important diagnostic tool for anyone with an autoimmune disease, or chronic illness. These tests can give you an inside look into one of the most complex systems in your body, your gut.

However, simply relying on conventional stool testing, without doing your own research to determine how the lab is analyzing the sample could leave you with some missing pieces to your gut health puzzle.

I recommend using a functional stool test (like GI MAP or Viome) in order to get you the most complete and accurate read on what’s actually going on inside your gut.

These tests are going to be a little pricier than what you’ll get from your GI doc (and most likely won’t be covered by insurance), but if your finances allow it’s so totally worth it to have a higher degree of certainty that you aren’t missing anything in your gut that could be contributing to your ill health.

When Your Doctor Says You’re Fine, Part 1 - Analyzing Lab Ranges

We’ve all been there - you go to your doctor’s office for answers about your chronic illness, gut symptoms, or autoimmune disease, and all they can tell you is you’re completely healthy.

I’ve been there so many times, and in this four part blog series I’m going to show you how to dig deeper into your medical test results in order to uncover the root of your health concerns and get back to your healthiest life!

In part one, we’re going to look at the difference between western medical lab ranges, and functional medicine lab ranges, and how they can make a big difference in your treatment plans.

My Health Journey

My health journey starts with a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, and continues today with issues like SIBO, leaky gut, dysbiosis, adrenal fatigue, liver toxicity, and overgrowths of pathogenic bacteria.

But, I’ve come such a long way, and have learned so much in the process. My gut is well on its way to healing and being the gut it used to be.