Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you?
I remember when I was struggling with my digestive issues far before I got into nutrition and alternative health. I will never forget walking into the doctor’s office after waiting an hour to be seen, pouring my heart out to this man about how my digestive issues were ruining my life only to be told to eat more fiber and that I needed to be referred out to run additional testing for thousands of dollars. I was in my early 20’s, I obviously didn’t have that dough to be throwing around but I thought it was my only option after seeing tons of other doctors, being told that my blood labs looked fine and I should consider taking anxiety medication.
I thought this was my last resort. I went through with the testing, only to be left with more questions when I was told “everything looks fine, just a little gastritis, here’s some Nexium.”
Zero explanation as to why I may have gotten gastritis, no diet advice, no lifestyle advice, no mention of other symptoms I was experiencing, how to reduce stress or how to eat to help gastritis.
To this day I don’t even think I had gastritis they needed something to tell me to make these tests seem viable.
It wasn’t until I started asking these questions (the ones on the right) + taking my health into my own hands that my digestive system finally started to heal.
How in the F can we walk into a doctor’s office to discuss our digestive issues and never discuss what we are eating? Digestion is the process of breaking down food! Food that gives us nutrients and life. What in the actual fuck? How can a doctor that specializes in digestion not discuss diet with you? MIND BLOWN.
Miralax? Are you kidding me? It contains anti-freeze!
Metamucil? Are you looking for a hormonal shit storm, maybe some diverticulosis? Maybe WORSE digestive issues? It contains the very ingredients that wreck it.
I love the famous blanket recommendation to eliminate dairy without knowing a goddamn thing about what a person is eating.
Don’t fall for this trap. Advocate for yourself. Work with someone that is on your team and truly wants to help you find the root cause to your issues. Don’t settle for less.