If you haven’t checked out Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 I highly recommend you do as you’ll learn about why I got started, my western medicine experience, and more! I am so happy to finally have test results and treatment for SIBO.
To be honest, going to the GI was a waste of both of our times. The Physician just wanted to put me on Rifaxmin (which I have nothing against) even though I didn’t test for SIBO.
I wanted a more holistic approach, but it was also my own fault as I didn’t want to pay for the SIBO Breathe Test.
Not only did I get the test done at the Integrative Center, I also had a lot more tests done.
She had me test for:
- IgG and IgA Food Sensitivities
- Thyroid Function
- Adrenals Function
- Epstein-Barr Virus
Not only did I have Methane SIBO, but I also had Epstein-Barr due to having Mono in high school, Thyroid Antibodies (Hashimotos), and a handful of food sensitivities.
I have been saying I wanted answers to my gut, and I certainly got them! For the past two-months I have been taking supplements to manage it all.
These are the supplements I have been taking:
- Lauric Select
- Wellness Transfer Factor
- FC Cidal
- Interfase Plus
- Beta Plus
- Beta Plus HP
- Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Most of these are used for the SIBO treatment, but to also boost my immune system, remove the viral infection, and reduce inflammation.
With a couple days I felt amazing! However, I got cocky with the baby broccoli and ended feeling the extreme bloat.
I also had my IUD removed, which can also effect digestion, in which that will be a whole other blog. So, pretty much at this point, I am still taking my supplements, meditating, reducing stress, and letting my body heal.
I do believe more things are not functioning, but I am making the right steps to healing my gut for good!
Thank you so much for reading!
**This information is not meant as medical or nutritional advice and should not be taken as such. Always check with your qualified healthcare professional before incorporating new supplements or nutritional changes into your routine. A Primal Health Coach (PHC) is trained to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary changes and nutritional supplements. A PHC is unable to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. I cannot guarantee any specific result from recommendations as we are all bio-individually different. If you are under the care of a healthcare provider, it is important that you contact them and alert them to any changes in your lifestyle in regards to nutrition and supplements. A health coach may be a beneficial addition to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication, so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.