Heal Your Gut: My 4-Year Journey to Overcome Gastritis, GERD, Acid Reflux, IBS, and Inflammation

Heal Your Gut: My 4-Year Journey to Overcome Gastritis, GERD, Acid Reflux, IBS, and Inflammation

It took me almost four years to heal from gastritis, GERD, acid reflux, IBS, and gut inflammation. Along the way, I learned some crucial lessons and made significant lifestyle changes that finally set me on the path to recovery.

😳 The 7 Things That Kept Me Stuck

1️⃣ Ignoring My Body's Signals: I didn’t listen to my body when it was getting sick. Instead, I ignored the symptoms and pain, kept going, and popped a pill. This only masked the symptoms and allowed the underlying issues to worsen.

2️⃣ Lack of Knowledge: I didn’t know the symptoms of gastritis, GERD, acid reflux, IBS, and gut inflammation. I attributed everything to bad digestion that runs in our family and my monthly cycle. Understanding the specific symptoms of these conditions is crucial for proper management and treatment.

3️⃣ Neglecting My Health: I didn’t want to spend any time on my health problems—after all, I had more important things on my plate. What was I thinking? Prioritising health is essential for long-term well-being.

4️⃣ Avoiding Professional Help: I didn’t seek professional advice, such as seeing a gastroenterologist, doing gut testing, or speaking to a nutritionist for guidance. Professional advice can provide personalized insights and effective treatment plans.

5️⃣ Misunderstanding the Root Causes: I didn’t understand that stomach and gut issues are not caused by one single thing but are influenced by many factors that can persist for years or decades. Gut and stomach issues are symptoms, not the root cause. Identifying and addressing the underlying causes is key to healing.

6️⃣ Overlooking Diet and Lifestyle: I didn’t appreciate how important a healthy diet and lifestyle are for digestive health and what impact doing it wrong can have. So, I did not make any adjustments. A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle are foundational to gut health.

7️⃣ Ignoring the Impact of Stress: I wished someone had told me that not only work stress and a hectic life but also surrounding yourself with the wrong people will impact your gut health. Managing stress and creating a supportive environment are crucial for healing.

🙏 Here is What Helped Me

#1 Track What You Eat & Drink: Identify and eliminate problem foods. Keeping a food diary can help pinpoint foods that trigger symptoms.

#2 Cut Out Acidic Foods & Drinks: Avoid foods and beverages that increase stomach acid and irritate the digestive tract.

#3 Opt for Smaller Portions: Eating smaller portions at lunch and dinner can reduce the burden on your digestive system.

#4 Stop Eating Before Bedtime: Avoid eating 3-4 hours before bedtime to give your stomach time to digest before you lie down.

#5 Manage Stress Effectively: Incorporate stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation, or walking into your daily routine.

#6 Sleep with an Elevated Pillow: Sleeping with your head elevated can help prevent acid reflux during the night.

#7 Drink MOJO & MELO Teas:

  • 🌿 Stomach SOOTHE: 1-2 cups whenever you need an energy boost instead of coffee. This blend helps calm the stomach and provide gentle energy.
  • 🌿 Stomach CALM: 1-2 cups for relaxation. Perfect for unwinding and reducing stress, which can benefit your gut health.
  • 🌿 Stomach RELIEF: 1-2 cups after your main meal to aid digestion and reduce discomfort.

Repeat this routine for at least 15 days and let me know how it goes! Click here to get your MOJO & MELO tea.

Note: I’m not a certified doctor or nutritionist, just someone sharing insights from my own journey.

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