Hey hey there! I think a lot of you started following this blog when I was updating it frequently regarding my health issues. Well, this space is going to start looking a little different! I’m still experiencing many of the health issues I originally posted about, but it seems like I may be back to… Read More Just a little health update:
I mean, is it really that surprising that I’m hitting you with yet more diagnoses? The #slayingSIBO saga began when, after two years of total digestive frustration, I want to a gastroenterologist and they made me blow into balloons and tested my breath and told me I have SIBO (you can check out all my… Read More #slayingSIBO or Something Else? UPDATE
“You eat so well!” “You crush it in the gym!” “You’re young and look so healthy though!” All comments that have been said to me — and yet, here I am, about to turn 27 and feeling like an 80 year old whose life has been ripped away from her far too soon with every… Read More I may just be the sickest healthy person you know…
SO. Here I am, 3 days after finishing my two-week round of Xifaxan, and I feel… the same. In fact, I might feel worse? Because along with not finding relief, that ROUGH round of antibiotics left me with some fun side effects: breakouts, weird rashes, swelling in my limbs, worsened joint pain… super fun times,… Read More #slayingSIBO // general update
..there are a few things I just HAVE to update you on. Some good things, and some “you’re never going to believe this” things.… Read More #slayingSIBO Update
It was an interesting thought: your body has been listening to your mind your entire life. Every negative thought, your body has heard and absorbed. Kind of eye-opening, right? I thought about all the negative thoughts I’ve had in my 26 years on earth – every self-diminishing thought, every “what if”, every “you’re not good enough”. Thinking about that, it’s no wonder the physical pain you can feel and damage you can experience as you walk through life.… Read More Talking to yourself – weird or necessary?
As hopeful as I was, I should have known the appointment would be frustrating, leading me to the search of yet another doctor.… Read More On to the next… #slayingSIBO
Have you ever been told you’re a ruminator?
Well, I have been one all. my. life. I was born a type-A, worry wart of a child — truly, I tell you it’s a miracle I’ve made it to age 26 without becoming a total basket case. The self-induced stress I have put my body through has probably primed me for SIBO!
… Read More The Waiting Game… #slayingSIBO
Here you will find a running list of resources I find extremely helpful in understanding and slaying SIBO! I’ll keep this updated as I stumble upon anything new! Doctors You Should Know: Dr. Will Cole Allison Siebecker Websites and Blogs: http://www.siboinfo.com http://www.feedmephoebe.com/ http://www.chriskresser.com http://www.bellalindemann.com Podcasts: SIBO Made Simple https://drruscio.com/podcasts/ The Healthy Gut podcast Instagram: The… Read More My SIBO Resource Shortlist: #slayingSIBO
Answers. I finally have some answers. I finally have evidence that some of the extreme, debilitating, social-life stealing, soul-sucking symptoms I’ve been experiencing for the past two years are not in my head, but can indeed be backed up by scientific proof and number-defining results.
It’s freeing, in a sense, but the diagnosis itself is anything but, because the diagnosis of SIBO means I have a long road of healing ahead of me. … Read More Slaying SIBO: