Hi everyone, and welcome to my Get Healthy Gut website,
As far as I can remember, I’ve struggled with gut problems at a very young age. I have spent many days lying down in the nursing office at school feeling bloated, gassy, and in pain as a teenager.
As an adult, belly cramps, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and uncontrollable gas were my norm most of the time. in fact, I was scared of going out, and when I did, I would look for the closest bathrooms wherever I went.
Things got worse that sometimes I’ll be in the bathroom for hours on end, emptying my bowels. It was painful that I felt like passing out due to a lack of energy. Sometimes in the middle of the night, I’d wake with unbearable stomach pain, and I’ll run to the bathroom back and forth several times during the night. I was exhausted and weak that I couldn’t wake up in the morning.
I’ve seen numerous physicians for many years before I was finally referred to a gastroenterologist specializing in gut problems. After running some tests, the doctor told me that I had an infection called Helicobacter pylori; he then gave me an antibiotic that slightly helped, but my stomach issues continued.
Of course, I went back to see the doctor again when my gut problem didn’t resolve. He send me to get a colonoscopy which basically showed nothing, but still diagnosed me with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He gave me a list of foods to avoid and to increase my fiber intake and sent me on my way.
But to no avail, I continued to struggle for many more years. As I was desperate that I took matters into my own hands and started researching and digging into books, specifically on home remedies and holistic health. Back in the day when the internet was not as popular, I came across a book called uncommon cures for everyday health published by bottom-line health. I became obsessed with all the great health tips it provided.
I learned about sensitivity to milk and milk products known as lactose intolerance. After I stopped having milk which I mostly used for cereal at breakfast anyway. Boy! what a relief! I felt better for the first time in all those years. The stomach cramps and bloating have stopped completely.
Since then, I believe that we all know our bodies more than anyone else, so we need to take care of them in the best possible way by eliminating anything that causes harm—for instance, all junk food.
Even though my journey had just begun, I believe helping myself will also benefit others which is the sole purpose of this blog. As a healthcare professional, I have witnessed way too many patients suffering from gut illnesses. Some of them ending up with long-term complications of autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s, MS, and the like.
As you can see, many diseases that human beings suffer mostly originate from the gut. As Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, said about 2,000 years ago, “all diseases begin in the gut.”
This website was meant to share helpful tips, reviews, recipes, and beneficial quality information to improve your gut health.
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