When it comes to healing from any form of health issue, you are most likely are going to be taking supplements. There is so much you can do to change your diet to aid in the healing process, but sometimes it isn’t enough. It is a matter of uncovering the root cause of your symptoms to actually solve the problem.
This is where supplements can be beneficial to your healing process and to maintain your health. Being diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease, this is something that can easily flare-up if I follow of the wagon. If you have Hoshimotos, you know what I am talking about.
What I have seen in regards to gut health is changing your diet is not the only things to do. If you have SIBO, Candida, Parasite(s), or something else, there is more that needs to be done to truly kill those motherf*ckers. Similarly to Autoimmune Diseases, your gut needs more help than you think!
Supplements are vital to your health when your body isn’t able to heal on it’s own!
What I have found on social media is that people will shame others for taking supplements. In my opinion, that is ridiculous as if you body is already compromised, it can’t do it all on it’s own. The key to supplements is getting test and finding a practitioner that will guide you.
DO NOT TRY TO DIAGNOSIS/TREAT IT YOURSELF!
This is a huge mistake I made and honestly, it prolonged my healing journey. There is literally nothing worse than treating something that doesn’t need to be treated or relapsing later on. This is very true for things like SIBO to any Autoimmune Disease.
These are my biggest tips for finding the root cause, when diet change isn’t enough.
This is a no brainer, but I totally understand that it isn’t always feasible right away. Frankly, test are expensive especially when insurance doesn’t cover it. If this is you, take $20 out of your paycheck each week (or biweekly) until you reach the amount of the test. This will be worth every penny in the end!
Look for a Practitioner!
This is critical in A). getting a better understanding of your test results and B). get your supplement protocol. Depending on the test it can be confusing on what the test is trying to tell you. Also, don’t be afraid to change practitioners as not all practitioners are the same.
Google, Google, Google!
Once you get your supplements, you can usually get them from your practitioner, whoever it could be pretty expensive. Go to sites like Fullscripts to order your supplements. You can go to Amazon, but not all supplements are created the same. Use at your own risk!
With any supplement protocol, it takes time to see results. A lot of the time there is a period, where you feel worse. This can be normal especially for something like SIBO or Candida. However, it can take up to 3-6-months to see results. Have patience with yourself as stress doesn’t help you heal!
Keep in mind if a supplement doesn’t work for you, don’t hesitate to seek an alternative one. Nothing is worse than taking something to help you heal, but it makes you worse.
I’d love it if you’d share this with anyone who is healing or is hesitate about supplements! When you are healing it is important to give your body a little more help.
**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.