5 years ago i became very ill. Feeling absolutely fatigued, weak and not myself anymore i started on a journey to find out what was 'wrong' with me. Never did i imagine that i would be here, 5 years later, starting a blog about gut health and how to get better by eating ( and not eating) certain foods.
It's been a journey of seeing specialist after specialist, receiving more and more diagnosis on the way, I could have left it at that, accepting the diagnosis of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, EBV & Cytomegalow virus , Mold toxicity and CIRS. And there is validity to those diagnosis and i know i do have these illnesses. But what i couldn't accept was that, no matter who i saw, they all told me that there was nothing i could do about it, there is no cure for any of these illnesses, and to just come back in a year to see if science had figured out a way to help by then.
Being who i am, i couldn't just sit still and do what all these doctors said, to just get used to being this ill. i have researched and talked to many others who suffer from the same conditions. I have joined many facebook groups, wanting more knowledge and talking to others in the same boat.
I also am extremely lucky to have an amazing GP and Naturopath whom i can trust, and she has been a life line more than once. Together we have figured out that i have SIBO, systemic candida, and leaky gut and salicylate & gluten intolerance on top of all the other things ( or was it them starting it all of in the first place....bit of a chicken and egg situation ) These illnesses can be the root cause of many other conditions i have, but none of the specialists i saw ever even asked me about my digestion, gut health or bowel movements.
So here i am , 5 years on, on another journey of healing my gut in a bid to heal all the inflammation in my body. I have completed a 14 day elemental diet fast, and am slowly slowly reintroducing food. Having so many intolerances it is really hard to know what is ok to for my gut and what isn't. This has inspired me to create a blog where i write about the food i can eat, share recipes and help others to take a chunk out of the guess work of what one can eat when you can eat hardly anything at all.
My recipes are based on the SIBO biphasic diet, created by Dr. Allison Siebecker, my portions are measured according to the Low Fodmap diet of the Monash University and i stick to low salicylate foods.
I really hope you get something out of this blog, may it help you feel less alone, more nourished and supported.