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How I’m Healing from SIBO

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Before I was officially diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth), I thoroughly researched all of the most recent information about how to treat it. Armed with this knowledge, I visited my naturopath, arrogantly thinking I knew the best way to eradicate my infection because I’d learned all the latest recommendations. Together, my very knowledgable doctor and I decided on a treatment plan based on the latest research, but as I strictly followed the “correct” course of action, my case of SIBO only got worse! What is SIBO? SIBO stands for small intestine bacteria overgrowth. It’s technically an…read more

Autoimmune Paleo Travels

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Healing diets aren’t always easy, especially when it comes to navigating traveling. I hadn’t had much experience with this until recently, and I kind of got a crash course in it! Unexpectedly, I had the opportunity to make two separate trips to South Dakota within one month, first to visit my grandpa in hospice and then to attend his funeral. I learned some tips from the experiences and wanted to share them with you in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Seek Out Support I was fortunate…read more

5 Healing Diet Challenges and Ideas for Navigating Them

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In my experience, the most difficult part of adopting a restrictive, healing diet is not removing certain foods or even all the extra cooking and resultant cleaning. The hardest parts, to me, are the social aspects, navigating a busy life without the convenience of takeout, and needing to plan ahead for every. single. meal. Reminding myself that my healing diet is temporary relieves some of my stress. Eventually my body won’t need a strict autoimmune paleo diet, and I will have more flexibility. I’m slowly encountering this as I successfully reintroduce some foods. My hope is…read more