Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having an amazing day.
Now, let’s discuss an essential part in improving your Awareness: becoming aware of your other conditions and history as well as understanding your symptoms.
Do you have other health conditions?
SIBO very rarely works in complete isolation. Many of us have multiple conditions that are interlinked with SIBO. And most of the time, they also have similar symptoms with SIBO which makes it harder to identify and deal with.
This is where working with a health professional can be very beneficial. They can put together a plan for you in terms of what conditions to address first. You can also take SIBO breath tests as well as other medical diagnostics tests to get a clearer view of your overall health.
What is your history?
Another key area in Awareness is your history. Understanding how you developed SIBO is an important part of your puzzle.
As you start this journey, try your best to document your health history from birth. It will be very helpful for your doctors so they can provide you the most appropriate and effective treatment.
Your history is also important as it allows you as a SIBO patient to better understand why you have SIBO and how your history has shaped you today.
Here’s another quick guide I’ve prepared that explains how SIBO develops and other common conditions associated with it.
No two people are the same when it comes to symptoms. Some people can experience bloating, constipation, nausea and other painful symptoms, while others barely feel anything.
Understanding what symptoms your body is giving you and why it is giving them to you can be really liberating. It’s our body’s way of telling us that it’s not happy with what we’re doing.
To better understand your condition, I developed a helpful tool that allows you to track your daily intake of foods and beverages – my Food and Mood Diary.
My Food and Mood Diary is a useful tool in regaining your awareness with your body. It can help pinpoint what is happening with your symptoms, mood, energy levels and bowel movements. Personally, tracking what I put into my body gave me insight into the symptoms my body was giving me. I immediately felt more connected to it and more informed about what was happening.
By using this, you can finally piece together your body’s reactions to what you eat and drink.
To download my Food and Mood Diary and to learn how to use it, click here: