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the Cour Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 8 of my 10-Day Discovery Journey to living well with SIBO! 

Many people suffer from recurrent SIBO, but why does SIBO relapse? 

SIBO relapse occurs in 66% of all SIBO patients and is often due to the underlying cause not being addressed. This can include the deficiency of the migrating motor complex (MMC) and anatomical or structural alteration affecting the small intestine. 

Understanding your condition

When you have SIBO, you need to learn all the aspects that have compromised your gut health.

Some people might have had a significant food poisoning incident and have had tummy troubles ever since. For others, it can be a complex puzzle with no immediate answer.

What’s most important is that you have a clear understanding of your condition.

This way you can start to take the necessary steps to help prevent a SIBO recurrence, increase the time between relapses, or minimise the severity of the relapse and symptoms.

It’s not a quick fix 

It’s also important to understand that treating your SIBO is not a quick fix solution. It can take time to repair your gut, and your treatment may take you months or years.

As a general rule of thumb, for every year you have had digestive issues, it can take a month to recover from them. If you haven’t felt great for 5 years, you can expect it to take approximately 5 months to recover.

This period of time won’t necessarily all be spent in active treatment, and you will most likely feel significantly better sooner than that, but you may not feel like you have reached your ‘goals’ until the end of that period of time.

Your SIBO treatment is often just the first step in your full return to health. When you finally know what has been causing your gut problems, you’ll be able to take control of your health once and for all.

The 5 Key Pillars to Health

As a SIBO patient, I know how it feels to have a SIBO relapse. I know it’s difficult, but always keep in mind that a person is more than their test results. 

This is why I developed the 5 Key Pillars to Health – Awareness, Treatment, Nutrition, Mindset, and Lifestyle – that helped me in regaining my full health. 

If you want to dive into this 5-step system, follow Course 1: 5-Week Challenge.