Introducing Gut Health Problems …

by | Nov 18, 2022

I am about to embark on a healing journey.

Yesterday, I met with my coach to go over the results of my GI map test and let’s just say …

It wasn’t pretty.

I’m kind of embarrassed to tell you.

Makes me feel like a bit of a fraud.

Here’s what my gut health looks like …

My results showed H pylori which is a kind of bacteria that infects your stomach and can damage the tissue in your gut.

We suspect I also have SIBO which is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and basically means there’s an abnormal amount of bacteria in my small intestine which is not supposed to be there.

It doesn’t stop there.

I may have a parasite (we are doing additional testing) and potentially some toxins from mold (more testing will confirm or deny this).

So yeah …

Mr. nutrition guy who teaches people how to live a healthier lifestyle is over here looking all sorts of fucked up.

Tough pill to swallow.

Especially because I have no idea how all of this transpired.

I’ve had gut issues for as long as I can remember. But I thought they were normal.

They never hindered me in any way.

I never thought it was anything serious.

In fact, the main reason I started down this path in the first place is because we are incorporating a functional side of POP and I wanted to experience it for myself so I can better relate to our clients.

It’s funny because after working with thousands of individuals over the last 10+ years I’ve consistently found something to be true …

Most people don’t realize how poorly they feel until they actually feel better.

And that absolutely applies to me as well.

There have been little gut health signs and symptoms that I’ve ignored.

We get used to it. It becomes our new normal.

It’s like when someone constantly under eats and deprives themself and then they no longer feel hungry.

Not feeling hunger is not normal but it becomes normal when that’s how you live on a daily basis.

For me, I ignored some brain fog, I ignored the fatigue, I ignored the increase in anxiety. I ignored waking up in the middle of the night every single night and I ignored the poor digestion.

There’s a saying that I wish wasn’t true …

People only make a change when the pain of their current situation exceeds their perceived pain of change.

I hate that. But it’s accurate.

Why do we need to get to a place of unbearable pain to change?

Why don’t we change … even when things are “fine?”

I don’t want “fine.”

I want to thrive.

The truth is, I should’ve looked into my gut health sooner but I’m here now and I can only learn from it and get better.

I’m excited to go through this process.

I know it’s going to be a long journey that will test my patience but it’ll be worth it.

I don’t even know why I’m sharing this.

Probably it’s because I want you to know that I struggle too. That I don’t always have my shit together. That I’m often in the exact same position as you.

I’ll let you know how my gut health journey goes.

I hope to be an example with my actions and not just with my words.

We’re in this together.

And most importantly, I deserve to feel my best and so do you.

We don’t have to settle for ok. We don’t have to settle for less than.

We CAN feel fuckin amazing.

I’ll keep you posted on my journey.

Thanks for being a part of it.

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