Alright, I have so much to update you all on! Don’t forget to read Part One to get my mini back story about why I am healing my gut in the first place.
So, back in February of 2019 I went to see the specialist. I brought my food journal, Ubiome results, and supplements I was taking at the time.
The appointment was productive, in my opinion, as she didn’t dismiss me at all. We did narrow it done to simply IBS or SIBO. Honestly, I had an inkling that it was SIBO based on all the research I did on it.
At the time, I didn’t get tested as I wasn’t willing to spend the money.
In all honesty, I got in my own way during my healing my gut journey.
I got the SIBO breathe test done back in May. Don’t do what I did, if you have the money just get tested!
Going back to February’s appointment, I had blood tests done to check for inflammation markers, thyroid function, and if c-reactive protein were present in the blood stream.
I also had an ultrasound done on my right kidney, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. All of the results can back negative and everything was in normal range.
At the same time, I had another Ubiome test done, which was pointless in my opinion. Especially as a lot of the foods I was eating was making my symptoms worse.
Instead, I did an elimination diet for 21-days to get some relief from my symptoms. I went with Low Fodmap as a lot of the high fodmap foods I was reacting to. I highly recommend the Monash app for this as it makes it easy to see what is okay to eat.
The plan at the moment is if I feel better after the 21-days, is to go into a leaky gut protocol. You’ll have to check out Part Three to see what steps I took next to healing my gut for good!
Thank you so much for reading and I’d love to hear any low fodmap recommendations you have below too!
**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.