Golden coconut milk tea 🍵 Great to reduce inflammation to help with chronic autoimmune diseases. . *1 can coconut milk *1 tsp turmeric *1 tsp cinnamon *1 tsp honey .
Heat on stove top. Enjoy! .
I've been MIA for awhile. Sometimes it's nice to turn SM off and just relax. I'm halfway through my holistic nutrition certification (going great), but also working full time and still trying to heal myself and get to the bottom of these health issues. Having adrenal fatigue is hard to juggle it all. I'm just so exhausted when I get home from work and on weekends I find myself just not wanting to do anything. However, I'm learning a lot listening to various health podcasts, books and working with my nutritionist. The main thing is putting into action what I'm learning. I realized I was still doing some things that weren't the best for those with autoimmune issues, like eating nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers and eggplants), eating sugar (sugar, processed junk food, refined grains), eating dairy, wrong food combining making it hard on my digestion (I already have ibs), and eating extremely cold things like smoothies which suppress digestive fire and isn't good for my body type (Vata Dosha in Ayurveda) I'll explain that in another post... lol...sooo, long story short, now that I've made those changes, I've noticed my health and digestion drastically improve! Our health is directly related to our digestion. We aren't what we eat, we are what we digest! Getting into Ayurveda has changed my world. Can't wait to heal myself totally and share the knowledge! I will be starting a YouTube channel soon (nervous! ), but have so much I need to talk about! Stay tuned!
IBS – The Internal Struggle
Q: I am suffering from quite a lot of pain in my gut and sometimes I feel really bloated. Could I have IBS? I am the CEO of a big company and have a lot of stress. Should I see a doctor or are there natural home remedies I can use to treat the condition? T.S.
JEANNE VAN ZYL REPLIES FOR THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH:
Assuming that your doctor has factored out any other causes of your discomfort, I can confirm that there is an established association between perceived stress and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-related symptoms; however, gut issues can be caused and sustained by a multitude of factors, over and above stress. To address gut issues, I always take a top-to-bottom and inside-out-approach, where I consider the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to colon and any internal physiological or psychological drivers of gut issues. Stress may reduce stomach acid secretions and cause uncoordinated contractions of the large intestine (‘spastic colon’). This may result in bloating, flatulence, constipation and an imbalance in gut microflora. In your case, stress may very well be a primary driver of the gut symptoms you currently experience and therefore I suggest that you work alongside a natural health practitioner who will develop a tailored nutrition, lifestyle and supplement programme to support stress management and gut health from all angles.
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Milk and cheese are both dairy products and we all know that dairy products can trigger diarrhoea 😩 It's easier for people with IBS to get triggered, as compared to most people.
Coffee and soft drinks contain caffeine, that has the same effect as milk and cheese! Imagine living without your morning coffee or tea... Can you function?! 😂
Coffee, soft drinks, milk and cheese are to be expected, but cauliflower and broccoli? They're vegetables and vegetables are health food! BUT broccoli and cauliflower are difficult to digest, and will cause wind in your stomach, and too much wind in your stomach can give you really sharp pains, like how gastric pain feels!
There are lots more food people with IBS should avoid, ranging from person to person. They can still eat the food, just that they'd better prepare for the digestion process! 😖
After visiting with my doctors last month, I’ve had a bunch of new medications added to my routine. 💊 I have to start meds on the lowest dose as there is a high chance that my angry #MastCells will react badly to new treatment.
Because of the negative experiences I’ve had with starting treatment, new meds are always a stressor for me. 😬 However, I’m so thankful to say that so far I have not reacted badly to any of my new medications! 🎉
Since I’m finally taking pills that are helping I am feeling better! There’s still a lot of work to do with my health but I’m getting there. 😃 Since I’m taking so much medication, I had to find a pill organizer that could accommodate my crazy schedule.
My wonderful mom scoured Amazon searching for the best-reviewed one and found this adorable thing; I’m in love with the rainbow design. Having medical supplies isn’t fun, but I always feel like colorful medical supplies make life a little less crappy. Do you guys have any fun medical supplies that make your days brighter?
Core function, Core fitness. It is vital to have a very strong core. Basic functions of every day life you use your core. You could do all the sit ups in the world A six pack is tough. With the right nutrition & meal plan, and workout plan you can achieve the six pack that you want. The core you want. 4 years ago my core was amazing then I got lazy ate whatever I wanted and found out I had irritable bowel disease and later hypothyroidism. I thought I’d never see my abs in shape again. Well they’re back on display and I’m proud to prove myself wrong.
I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning or leave my heating pad, since my small intestine and I haven’t been friends this week (or ever), but I did it. And this cup made me happy. 😊
For anyone that has wondered, after my follow up last week with my GI, a consult with a nutritionist, and talking to my family, I’ve decided that my next step on my Crohn’s journey is trying Entyvio. I’m also going to be trying some nutritional supplements and working on some dietary things as well. My first infusion is next week, so I’m hoping to see some improvement. I’m still not able to get off my prednisone right now, though, but hopefully soon. This has been a rough year and this is pretty much my last medication to try. So I’m hoping this combination of things will be the right one for me to get healthy again. 💜🤞🏻 •