Welcome to Day 1 of Week 4 of my Living Well with SIBO Journey: 5-Week Challenge! 

In week 3, we talked about Nutrition: the role diet plays in your SIBO journey, the types of SIBO diets, the importance of diversity in your nutrition, managing food intolerances and food reintroduction and understanding the seasonality of foods.

This week, we will look into the fourth Key Pillar to Health: Mindset

Mindset is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to dealing with a chronic illness like SIBO. I know how difficult it is to think positively when you are unwell. We can all be forgiven for feeling sad, depressed, angry, lonely or isolated, but it’s important that we find the right tools and resources to help us shift from this headspace. 

Negative thinking can dramatically hinder our journey back to health. When we think negative thoughts, we trigger our fight or flight stress response. When we are in fight or flight, our body’s self-repair mechanisms are also impaired. Worse still, our gut diverts its energy away from digestion, further compounding our already impaired gut function.

Types of Mindset

There are two types of mindset: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. People with a fixed mindset believe their basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success – without any effort. 

Meanwhile, in a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. They always think that if there’s a challenge, there’s always a solution. 

The butterfly effect of thinking

The butterfly effect of thinking is what our thoughts lead to. It starts with a thought, that will ultimately lead to an emotion, behaviour and impact. 

Download this guide that I have prepared for you today to know more about the butterfly effect of thinking and the types of mindset.