I haven’t update you all in hot second about healing my gut! With the semester finally over, I have so much more time to put into my blogs that it doesn’t feel like it is something I have to do. It is the worst when it doesn’t feel fun anymore, but anyways that’s not the point of this blog!
If you haven’t checked out Part 1 or Part 2 yet, be sure to check it them out so you get the full low down! The last time I updated you I was doing the low fodmap elimination. I’m going to be honest, I feel the elimination helped me release the food wasn’t the problem, but my stress was effecting ability to heal the gut.
I’m going to back up a little bit, so I did the low fodmap elimination for 21-days. I honestly felt great there was no bloating, awful smelling gas, or anything like that. My gut health was a lot better than it was before that’s for sure. Once the 21-days were over I began to reintroduce foods.
What you’re supposed to do is you can either:
1). Take one fodmap and gradually increase the serving size over the course of the day and then take 3-days to make note of any symptoms.
2). Take one fodmap and increase the serving size over the course of 3-days then take 3-days to make note of any symptoms.
I went with option one, but at the same time I was dealing with a lot of stress. So it got to the point where I couldn’t tell if it was the fodmaps causing my digestive issues or not. Turns out it was the stress not the fodmaps that was impacting my gut health.
After speaking with my nutritionist, she had me amp up my magnesium to manage my stress and regulate my moods. I honestly felt like I was PMSing and I haven’t felt that way since I was on the pill.
Once I started taking the magnesium blend, my digestion went back to what it was before. Ever since then I have been able go regularly with no symptoms and actually reintroduce foods (little did I know she came back with a vengeance)! Guys, I was able to eat eggs again EGGS!!!! I legit started tearing up because it was so good.
I have also been able to reintroduce is baby broccoli, asparagus, apples, bell peppers, and of course my nut butters! For sure I know I am definitely on the right track to healing my gut.
In the next two weeks, I am seeing my functional nurse practitioner to make sure I am solving the root cause. If you don’t solve that root cause, the symptoms will just come back and sometimes worse. For now, I am slowly reintroducing certain vegetables and fruits, but definitely keeping my stress low.
I am truly thankful that you made it to the bottom to read my story! I would love to know what you did to heal your gut. Please share this with others who could be having similar issues! 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.