Do you ever feel like there’s so much more going on than your gut symptoms?
How else could it be that you have tried so many things without success?
Especially when you have been trying your hardest to get better and you are doing all the right things… there must be more to it.
And there is.
There is more going on than leaky gut. There is more to this than what you’re eating. You do need something different – you must, because nothing has worked yet.
No cleanses, supplements or courses seem to have made a difference.
I’m sure you’ve also tried the breathing, the yoga, the meditation and perhaps even a psychologist, yet the stressful feelings (and gut symptoms) are still there.
This happens when the root cause of your symptoms has not yet been found.
When the physical, emotional and energetic causes of your upset stomach have not yet been uncovered.
I can recall a few years ago I was standing in the kitchen and I felt such a wave of despair. My head was spinning and I felt so separate from everything around me. I just couldn’t understand why I wasn’t getting better. Why, despite everything I was doing, I still felt so anxious and my symptoms weren’t improving. I desperately wanted help but I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what the problem was. I didn’t even know what to ask for help with.
All I knew is that I wanted to get better and it wasn’t happening.
And then I realized.
I am different. The usual things weren’t going to be enough. Logic wasn’t going to help me anymore. It wasn’t a problem-solution type of situation. It was much more than that.
I knew then that I had to go deep inside myself to really properly understand what was happening inside my body and why.
I spent the next year doing just that.
I discovered the drivers of my stress, a big one being what I was saying to myself and why.
I realized how hurt my body felt. I was overwhelmed by the pain my body was feeling – pain that I had inflicted on it by hating it so much.
I didn’t love my body and I didn’t love myself, and I hadn’t for basically all my life. And that hurt.
But as I worked through this, the hurt began to heal. My body and I slowly started to become friends.
Instead of hating my body for all that was going wrong, I started loving it for always being there for me.
Was this hard? Incredibly. It was very hard to love my body in spite of it not ‘working properly’.
But my body was unwell because it was trying to tell me certain things about myself and about my life. It was trying to communicate with me and I was ignoring it. I was hating it for trying to speak up.
Your body is going to be with you for life. It’s where you live. It’s a part of you.
It’s not possible to hate your body into getting better. It’s only possible to love it into getting better.
When you and your body work as a team, nothing can stop you. But if you’re in constant conflict, that’s all you’ll get back.
As hard as it is to love your body when you’re in pain and unwell, it is an absolutely crucial step in overcoming chronic health issues.
Because when nothing external is working, the only place left to go is within.
And this is actually a very empowering thing because you get to discover more about yourself and who you really are. You get to repair any old hurts and be free from past events that have weighed you down.
Most importantly, your physical symptoms begin to heal.
So, I encourage you to explore your relationship with yourself as a key part of your gut health journey. It could be the number one thing that your gut needs.