As many of you know, I have been on the official track of healing my gut. Before, I knew something with wrong, but I felt that my stomach issues were “normal”. That being gassy, bloated, and uncomfortable after a meal was normal. As I have learned more about the gut and holistic health was when I knew something was up.
For some back story, as a kid up until high school, my mom would say, “I am a German Sheppard”. As in I had no problem pooping whatsoever. At the time my nutrition was the opposite from what I eat now. Then at some point my digestion changed.
I went from being fairly regular to alternating with constipation and diarrhea, bloating, cramping, and gas.
I knew something was up as I was so regular to now hoping not going period. This is how my digestion has been since. My mom and grandma both have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. So, I just assumed I had the same. If you struggle with IBS, you can check out some remedies that have helped me here!
Fast forward to now, I have been gluten-free for over a year, cut out artificial sugars, switched to organic, grass-fed dairy, and changed my exercise routine.
Yet, here I am with the same symptoms if not worst.
Let just say I am FED UP! Since, I have pretty much have you all caught up my gut history, it is time to focus on how I am healing my gut. As for now, I am mainly focusing on managing my symptoms until I get stool test done.
I am working with western medicine and a holistic nutritionist (more on this later) to find out is going on. The one test I took was SmartGut by uBiome.
The test was recommend by my nutritionist, in which it does accept health insurance so I didn’t pay anything out of pocket. This isn’t sponsored and I recommend you speak with your nutritionist and/or doctor before getting the test.
I wasn’t surprised to see I had indicators of IBS, but I was surprised by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis. The purpose of the test was to see what is going on with my microflora. A lot of my bacteria is low or high, which can explain a lot of my symptoms (i.e. bloating specifically).
This is a good test to see what is going on, but it doesn’t tell me anything about the underlining cause. This is already super long, but in February I see a specialist for my gut so hopefully we can get the balling rolling.
I’d love to start a conversation or if you could share you story about healing your gut. Coming from a holistic standpoint it can be frustrating when you aren’t getting answers when you’re making changes. Especially if you’re like with NO patience!
Feel free to DM me on Instagram with anything! Thank you so much for reading especially if you made it this far!