Could You’ve got a Sensitive Gut

 

Can The Gut Control The Brain? Bacteria’s Role In Autism with Dr. Derrick MacFabe | EDB 27

Video taken from the channel: Different Brains


 

Brain Fog? Here’s Why You Need to Heal Your Gut (DO THIS!!) | MIND PUMP

Video taken from the channel: Mind Pump TV


 

MY GUT HEALTH STORY | Post-Infectious IBS & C. difficile

Video taken from the channel: Meghan Livingstone


 

Sensitive Gut Dr. John Haydek

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Bob Show HD Archives


 

“Sensitive Stomach” with Dr. John Haydek

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Bob Show HD Archives


 

Is a Sensitive Gut Common?

Video taken from the channel: The Dr. Bob Show


 

What’s Going On In My Gut? GI Issues and Parkinson’s

Video taken from the channel: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s


If your gut reacts negatively to emotions and it’s affecting your life, talk to your doctor. Find out if you have a digestive issue that’s causing physical as well as emotional stress, such as IB. It’s called the enteric nervous system, and it can have a powerful effect. For instance, when you feel nervous or threatened, digestion can slow or stop so that your body can focus on functions with higher priority and that might result in cramps or diarrhea. This is a hallmark of the condition called irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

Could You Have a Sensitive Gut? WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 If you’ve ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there’s a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract. It’s called the enteric nervous system, and it can have a powerful effect.

If your gut reacts negatively to emotions and it’s affecting your life, talk to your doctor. Find out if you have a digestive issue that’s causing physical as well as emotional stress, such as IBS, and take steps to treat it. These may involve changes to your diet and other lifestyle habits. If your gut reacts negatively to emotions and it’s affecting your life, talk to your doctor.

Find out if you have a digestive issue that’s causing physical as well as emotional stress, such as IBS, and take steps to treat it. These may involve changes to your diet and other lifestyle habits. Your “gut” is the series of organs — mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon — that transform the food you eat into the nutrients your body needs to live and to thrive. If you’ve ever had an upset stomach, constipation, heartburn or gas, you know how sensitive the gut can be. Most people with a sensitive gut do not have a specific disease, although some may be sensitised by a previous attack of gastroenteritis (3).

But the greatest cause of gut sensitivity is stress (4). Many people develop a sensitive gut after a particular life event that shocks or wrenches their gut out kilter. People with a sensitive stomach may experience recurring gas, bloating, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea.

Someone who has a sensitive stomach might connect their sensitivity to. If you tend to have stomach issues even after having a single glass, that’s a pretty good sign that you’re someone who reacts strongly to the beverage. However, if you have sensitive digestion, the high fiber content in dates could irritate your bowels if you eat too much of this fruit.

Besides this, dried fruits commonly contain sulfites. Signs of sulfite sensitivity could include bloating, diarrhea, gas, skin rashes, nausea, and asthma.

List of related literature:

If you have IBS, you can put your sensitive gut to good use by paying attention to your gut instinct.

“IBS For Dummies” by Carolyn Dean, L. Christine Wheeler
from IBS For Dummies
by Carolyn Dean, L. Christine Wheeler
Wiley, 2011

Often, both intuition and wise mind are described as “feelings” that come from “the gut” or the stomach area.

“The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance” by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
from The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
New Harbinger Publications, 2007

By becoming more aware of pleasant gut sensations and learning to think about occasional negative sensations such as fullness, abdominal pain, and discomfort as normal rather than serious, you may, over time, avoid feeling that discomfort.

“The End of Illness” by David B. Agus
from The End of Illness
by David B. Agus
Free Press, 2012

In my experience, there is usually an underlying emotional stress or anxiety associated with IBS patients, which can go hand in hand with an imbalance in gut bacteria as there is a scientifically recognized connection between gut health and mental health.

“Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy” by Dr. Joseph Mercola
from Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Hay House, 2017

For instance, if you experience a gnawing stomach-ache, a sore neck, tight or clumsy muscles, powerful food cravings, or any other physical sensations, you can ask your body what these sensations mean for you; you can work with your body instead of running from your discomfort.

“The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You” by Karla McLaren
from The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You
by Karla McLaren
Sounds True, 2010

Or the nerves can be overly sensitive to the stretching of the bowel (because of gas, for example).

“Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Colon Cancer” by Konstantin Monastyrsky
from Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer
by Konstantin Monastyrsky
Ageless, 2005

Although you can’t feel the leakiness of your gut, you can feel digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, and the quality of bowel movements.

“The Allergy Solution” by Leo Galland, M.D., Jonathan Galland
from The Allergy Solution
by Leo Galland, M.D., Jonathan Galland
Hay House, 2016

Is the irritable gut an inflamed gut?

“Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set” by Hamid M. Said
from Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set
by Hamid M. Said
Elsevier Science, 2012

Painful sensations are more likely, and occur at lower thresholds, if the gut is inflamed or if a functional bowel disorder exists, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

“Textbook of Gastroenterology” by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Anthony N. Kalloo, Neil Kaplowitz, Chung Owyang, Don W. Powell
from Textbook of Gastroenterology
by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Abdominal Discomfort or Pain IBS should not be diagnosed in the absence of abdominal discomfort or pain.3 Distinguishing discomfort from pain can be problematic for both the patient and physician, however, because of the strong influence of cultural issues.

“Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease E-Book: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features” by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt
from Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease E-Book: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features
by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

View all posts

88 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Thanks to Dr Ojeabu for curing me of HERPES 2, Indeed you are
    great, your herbal medicine its real and 100% satisfactory, am
    glad to have patronised you. Once again thanks to you for the
    good work you have done in my life. i will advised anyone out
    here living with herpes should please contact him to get the
    herbal cure for HERPES its 100% guarantee and work, with no
    side effects. I recommend his service for you kindly contact
    him to get your cure as well,.on his email: [email protected] gmail.com WhatsApp:
    +2349066748781

  • Thanks for sharing your story. I have been fight with this same thing for 4 years now and have tried everything. Had all the same tests you have mentioned and Drs just use the term IBS as a blanket statement for we don’t know what it is. My triggers are stress, constipation and a lack of sleep. I just want to say to everyone here that is suffering from this awful thing, that i recently have been taking magnesium and that seems to help for constipation but what really has given me the most relief is the colloidal silver i have made myself. I did my homework in this process and can say that for me it has given me 4 months of relief and i have been eating all the same foods pre IBS. If anyone else has tried it with success please share your story.

  • I have Parkinson’s disease and the video really helps me understand this disease. I am not so frighted now. I had 2 siblings that also had it.

  • Hi guys! Thank you all so so much for your comments, support, and sharing your own stories. I’ll be saving many of your questions for a future video(s) including a Q&A, so look out for that sometime in the future.
    One of you said in the comments that we’re all in this together, and you know what? We are. Regardless of your health struggle, nobody is ever alone. Thank you all so much for watching and listening. xo Meghan

  • Meghan, did you end up making videos on your experience with your natropath in regards to IBS? Also curious if you could elaborate on how you should not follow the Low-Fodmap diet long term. Thanks for sharing! Trying to figure out all of my triggers still, IBS is tricky!

  • Brilliant as always Meghan! You have so much courage. We could almost relive this with you. You did so well talking about such a personal journey and it’s commendable that you want to help others with similar problems. So interesting to hear your story. Thank you.

  • Guys! Do sports! Do sports! Do sports! It will be more effective than relying on your diet only!! You will never be consistent with your diet in your long life! Of course eat healthy but if you do not exercise enough or at all that will be an issue

  • Hi Meghan, thank you for sharing your experience. I was diagnosed with C Diff in February this year after taking antibiotics to cure a skin infection. After a 10 day course of Vancomycin, the symptoms subsided. However, a week after the antibiotic course, I relapsed in March. This time the symptoms were much more severe, I couldn’t eat and could rarely drink and I was in hospital for a couple of days. The hospital put me on an anti sickness drug which yes, stopped me from going to the toilet, but it didn’t stop the infection building up inside. They needed a stool sample to confirm the C Diff had returned before they could treat me with anti-biotics. So I waited in excruciating pain for several days until the doctors eventually gave me a 14 day course of Vancomycin. I remember after taking the first tablet, within an hour I felt much better. I took them this time with probiotics (ones that I could take with antibiotics), so I would build up the good bacteria. This worked okay-ish… My gut, as you have said, has never gone back to normal. I am having to eliminate foods from my diet in fear of having another “episode”. Now, in June, I fear another relapse is in progress. I just think the infection has done irreparable damage to my already sensitive gut:(. I have been reading and watching several videos of treatment of C Diff, relapse rates and antibiotics etc, hence how I have stumbled across your video. It is causing unnecessary stress and anxiety in already a difficult time for everyone with this pandemic, I just want it to go away! ��

  • Girl!!! I needed that laugh… explosion!! Sorry this happened to you, I just found out Friday ������ I’m freaked out but glad to have some answers

  • Dear lovely Megan, thank you for being open to talk about your experience and even morefor sharing all relevant content on your channel. Keep following, happy holidays from Montenegro on Balkans!

  • Thanks for sharing your story! Do you still take a probiotic? Do you think taking one regularly helps keep your IBS managed (in conjunction with a healthy diet). I’ve had some digestion issues as well, and wondered if a probiotic would help, or if they’re gimmicky…

  • I started fasting on my “normal” high carb diet. 24hrs between each fast, doing this daily for the past few days. Is this going to be beneficial to my health knowing that I’m not limiting the carb macro? It seems that by limiting insulin spike to 1x a day it will be helpful but I am curious to know your opinion. By the way, hunger hasn’t been an issue at all the past few days, I fast while drinking water and taking in small doses of pink salt.

  • Meghan pls pls can I get your email Id
    I have recently dig nosed with inflammation in bowel system
    Pre cancer cells
    Pls I need help
    I am on anti depressants pls need advice

  • MY GOD you look soo healthy. Im going through some very painful abdo problems right now and tried soo many things even an colonic around 3 years ago. I fell really ill 9 years ago and was diagnosed with CFS but i never beleaved the doctors and told them so,the amount of times i have been blue lighted [AMBULANCE] into hospital i lost count past 100 but found this amazing Chiropractor who has been helping me. I knew from research the GUT is soo important to not only our general health but also mental as the gut is known as the 2nd brain and tells the head brain what hormones and at what level to secrete so after finding out about C-DIFF im having some samples tested privately. Im soo happy for you SCOOBS UK.

  • As someone who has to eat Gluten Free (after years of horrible Gut and Intestinal issues) and now Dairy/Spice Free after a bad GERD flare up that landed me in the ER with lots of pain in my Esophagus Sphincter a few weeks ago, I am so happy to have found ur channel! Re-learning how to eat and get the nutrients I need has been difficult but I have learned so much in watching ur videos.

  • I may not be in your position, but as someone who became lactose intolerant after having my first child and having a mother who’s allergic to gluten I just want to say….thank you for sharing your story ❤ it helps to know that you are not alone

  • Hi ive just come across your channel. Thank you for sharing your personal story really appreciated watching it. Id love to hear more about the FODMAP regime that you did. Ive suffered with I B S for over half my life and in the past few years have developed Proctitis which is a form of I B D. Ive not had much success with anything that i do. For the most part i eat healthy i practice intermittent fasting and also food combining. Ive hit a wall recently and started eating crap again because i get so frustrated with how much im careful and practice this and follow that and dont see benefits and think what the hell im bloated doing all this i may as well eat some sweets etc. Any information or book or youtube recommendations would be great or even someone to go and see. Im in the North East of England. Ill continue to work my way through your videos. Hope you are having an IBS free day ��

  • I can totally relate to you, just last month I developed C.diff after taking antibiotics for Pylori and they had to put me on Vancomycin and now just recently I started having the same symptoms and called my GI and he said to go ahead and start back on Vancomycin. I am so frustrated to say the least, I have also developed a fear of food.

  • I have also been low FODMAP, and it’s been the thing that has SAVED me! I started it 2 years ago and practically eliminated foods containing FODMAPs for the first couple of months and now I can eat a lot more foods in limited quantities. Even now, I still have to watch the amounts of FODMAPs I consume and which foods I tolerate. I, too, am not “cured,” but this is the most doable “diet”/ way of eating I’ve adopted:)

  • hi!! i’m dealing with very similar symptoms right now and i completely understand how frustrating it it’s. for me it’s been about three months with pretty much no answer and i’m only eating bread and eggs. i’m hoping to get answers soon but my GI thinks it could be pi ibs

  • Thank you for sharing! I was diagnosed with SIBO last fall and have been working with a functional medicine doc and nutritionist to work toward healing. It’s been a rough road! Hearing your story is encouraging. Thank you!!

  • Virgin Coconut oil 1 teaspoon, Tumeric 1/4 cup (1 tspn mixed in 1 cup water),  Kefir 4 spoons, (Pinehedge brand or Lifeway), Oregano oil 4 drops, Black seed oil (Kolanji oil)1 teaspoon, Primal Defense 1 capsule, Berberine 1 capsule. All of them 3-4 times a day for about 2 months, and then slowly taper off up to 6 months. The above will kill the bacteria gradually, as well as inhibit C. Difficile spore germination.  Coconut oil is rich in Lauric and Capric acids both of which have the ability to inhibit/block spore germination, which is key to quicker recovery time. Reduce also sugar consumption. It is very sad to hear that these incidents are on the rise, yet Doctors have a tunnel vision and follow dogmatically medical protocol to presumably help patients, though without much success, only to prolong pain and suffering. Following a diligent research to get a cure for my C. Difficile infection, I’m now able to take care of it confidently and with hope, and so can you.  It takes time, keep at it, and don’t give up. Good luck!

  • Don’t waste your time with this, if you want the real cure come to my channel. You’ll find out what’s really causing all these gut problems and how to fix them.

  • Thank u I know it’s hard to share all the personal info! I can completely relate to EVERYTHING u said! However for me I find it difficult to continue to eat what I know is good for me and stay away from foods that are bad for me—it’s like I have an uncontrollable urge to eat poorly….:(

  • Acquired brain fog this morning right after eating oatmeal with rug and quinoa. Totally doesn’t make sense, since it should be healthy AND I’ve usually never had negative experiences with grains in general.
    Started out more than well-slept and all awake.
    And it won’t go away whatever I do. Exercise, coconut oil, tea, proteins, fats, hot/cold showers… Christ I hate it.

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I had IBS for ten years and found out that we had Coliform bacteria in our well water. As soon as we moved, my IBS was gone. Then after two rounds of antibiotics for Lyme disease, my stomach was a mess and I found out I am allergic to gliadin in wheat. I use florjen 3 probiotics from the pharmacy.It is the refrigerated kind, which I was told is the best kind of probiotic.

  • Hi guys if you want to know how to decrease your brain fog issues drastically. I had of from March straight to August. I actually have access to probiotic organic products that cleared mine,also exercise helps along with it and a change in your diet…You can email me at [email protected] gmail.com.

  • Hey Guys! Thank you for sharing your experiences and helping others with learning how to better manage their condition. We know that a lot of existing solutions out there are subpar, so we’re trying to find better ways to support people with IBS. The company I work for is offering free virtual support (access to a registered dietitian and health coach) for people with IBS. If you guys are interested in working with a dietitian and health coach to potentially find diet-related symptom triggers, please fill out our screener to see if you qualify! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQGD8WC

  • Thank you for sharing! I’m trying to do elimination diets to see what is irritqating my gut do you have any sugestions of how to stick with it?? I’m finding it very hard

  • Thank you Meghan for sharing intimate parts of your life, and well done for trying to get it all sorted, you are a very smart lady and am very sure your testimony will greatly help people suffering with the same things as you, i worked in a chemist and i wasn,t the smartest by far but one thing i did learn was to bring things into a very simplistic way so people could understand and i am sure you felt very lonely at your worst time, and so your honesty is brave and will bless so many, no need to reply save it for the ones who maybe are poorly who need some love and advice, take care keep up the good work love Jacqueline

  • I was diagnosed with sibo and I took xifaxan and wound up with cdiff I’m wondering what medication you took to eradicate your cdiff I’m suffering badly don’t know which one to treat first

  • Thank you for your video! I am in absolute agony with my stomach issues. I have always had IBS symptoms and terrible reflux. A year ago I had Nissen Fundoplication surgery for my reflux and it helped immensely with that… however I have developed chronic diarrhea since the surgery. A month ago I was on some high IV antibiotics for an unrelated issue and 3 days ago I developed a fever, severe stomach pains and horrible diarrhea. I can’t eat anything and even drinking water makes my stomach hurt so much. They are currently testing me for C Diff so I will see what the results are…. but this is an agonizing feeling and I could totally relate to your struggles. I’ve been running to the bathroom 5 times a day for a year and the last 3 days have been easily 30 times a day.

  • I have been praying for this video for 3 months! I havent been able to find any videos that talk about what happens AFTER!! Thank you for putting a video out there for me to finally run in to!! I also have C.Diff with colitis along with chronic kidney stones and POTS… My recovery consists of a lot of medicines, bathroom time, fatigue and food elimination. I feel like I’m in the constant state of mourning with very little answers and direction (insurance red tape). Everything thing I hear is “you can’t do this” or “you can’t eat that”!Its getting old lol… Thank you so much for sharing your very sensitive and personal story. I cried like a 44 year old cry baby soon as you said the word c.diff! Lol.. This Is the first video I’ve watched of yours and I’m so excited to watch more! Warm wishes of healing to you ��

  • I’ve been looking and going to the doctors this whole year and no answers and now I found this vid and its exactly what happened to me! I got C Diff and my gut never went to how it used to be! Finally someone that knows what I’m dealing with!

  • Thank you so much for this video. I think it’s important to hear other people’s experiences so that we know we are not alone in our struggles. I had c diff in 2018 and it was a nightmare. It’s been 10 months since I’ve had it but my gut health is not the same. I am more sensitive to food, I developed more acne than I have ever had, and my stool is never solid. I need to see a gastroenterologist soon to figure out why I am having these problems, but I suspect the cdiff is the problem since all these issues developed post c diff. I appreciate your story so much because it makes me think I can get down to the bottom of my gut issues too.

  • Thank you for opening up, I appreciate. I to, am on a low fod map diet. And it’s nice to not feel so alone. Sometimes it’s not easy opening up and being honest about issues we go through. Some times when I tell my friends about it I feel like a hypercondriact. Telling them about foods i can eat or don’t eat

  • Your commitment to gut health is so inspiring! Your hard work and dedication is amazing, so props to you. All your videos are so beautifully done, and I think you’re so right about getting to know your body and what sorts of foods make it feel good and what things don’t, especially because each person is different. Thank you so much for sharing and for making these videos!

  • Thank you so much,,,for�� sharing…
    �� high five, i had similar problem, and it’s better than before and all those tests ����,,,,but now i eat and drink everything accept milk and avoid leafy vegetables.��(��but then I can’t totally avoid leaves����,)

  • Hello. I was diagnosed with C Diff one week ago. I’m having a really hard time eating and I’m down to 92 pounds (height is 4′ 10”). I was on Flagyl for five days and have switched to vancomycin. I’m trying to gain some hope that this can get better. I feel completely debilitated. I’m looking for a gastroenterologist. Thanks for your video. It definitely helps.

  • My mom has c-diff in the summer. Hasnt eating properly since then. She’s lost 20lbs and is back in the hospital now. She couldn’t even tolerate

  • For constipation, try a portion of sweet potato, once a day. Boiled, microwaved or roasted. Leave the skin on if it’s clean and unblemished. Sweet potato plus adequate water intake works really well for me.

  • This quote came to mind after watching your video:
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”
    I’m glad you’re feeling better ����
    I’ve struggled with digestive issues my whole life and now I’m essentially eliminating dairy and gluten, using turmeric and probiotics to heal my gut, then hopefully gain some weight. Your videos really help, so thank you ����

  • Hello sister,, you big heart to share your story to help people overcome their mysteries.. General practitioners they suck they hopeless I am on very similar situation nearly 2 years but slightly different constipation get non stop Aches Aces pulzy pimples joint pain bone pain radiating pain stomach gargling none stoppingly.. can digest any protein I digest food particles test revealed Akermancia none on my gut..tingling sensation on body.. small intestine bowl obstruction.. 5cm.. Gastroentrologist thinks is infection.. heading colonoscopy.. soon any tips want to share to me appreciated

  • As someone who is dealing with a c diff. Infection right now. Why did you wait weeks to go to the doctor? I ask since you make this sound like the first issues you had with your stomach, so it wouldn’t have been normal to have the gut struggles. Any nurse line or online will tell you if you’re pooping x amount over x amount of days see a dr.

  • Thank you for sharing your story! ♥️ I was diagnosed with IBS about four years ago and I can so relate to your experiences and I think it so important to talk about this with people, thank you again for a great video and a great channel!!

  • My visited people in a hospice to pray for them. Shortly there after she was diagnosed with c diff! She has seen specialists. Nothing has helped get rid of this!

  • I have done piles operation 5 months ago and I have been taking antibiotics for a long time and now my toilet is not clean 3 months I face this problem I have no bowel pain what can I do now

  • This was great!! My story started with h pylori so right now I”m doing a combination of SCD, Fodmap and no lectins. But my question is (and maybe this is rhetorical) will this be lifelong?! I’ve had 3 naturopaths and a TON of supplements. I’m h pylori free still, but I am wondering if my SIBO had returned. Anyway…thanks for the video!

  • Could you do a video on gallbladder health? Like what not to eat and things to do to help it. My mom and sister had theirs removed and I would like to prevent that. Of course I am going to talk to my doctor but would love to hear your tips. Also, if you have any tips for post removal that would be appreciated as well. Thank you so much for your videos!

  • This thus far has been the most informative video on what’s going on with me. Last month I had a bad meal from Chipotle and I contacted food poisoning. I didn’t throw up but I was super nauseous! For about two weeks, I had severe stomach issues, anxiety/panic flare ups (never had any anxiety issues previously) and just overall just felt like crap. I had a bad issue with bloating, gas, stomach gurgling, diarrhea and constipation alternating, and celiac like symptoms. I freaked out really bad and that didn’t help. I started thinking of all of the things that could have been wrong and we all know if you research your symptoms online, it makes things worse. According to WebMD, you’re dying! �� I wrote a list of all of my symptoms which took up a whole notebook page front and back and all of the measures I took to try to get better. I changed my diet big time. My body was super upset at me as I stopped smoking (didn’t do it all that often anyways) and started cutting things cold turkey. But the best thing I did was adopt a low FODMAP diet and it’s helped tremendously so far. I finally got into the doctors office and they tested for H Pylori, waiting on results now. He believes that I now have Post Infectious IBS from getting that food poisoning and because I couldn’t vomit it, it turned into PI IBS. I have a stomach made of iron it seems. I have not vomited since a young age from illness from anything, so, I’m not surprised I didn’t throw it up. I wish I would have though because it’s proven that 50% of people who get food poisoning and throw it up, won’t have PI IBS. Listening to your story, I am prepared to have it for the rest of my life but like you, I just want to feel normal again. I’ve said that so many times. I still get abdominal discomfort and I’m shallow on breath often and I never sleep through the night without waking up. Again, thank you so much for this video. Things make total sense between this and my doctors visit, now I can let my anxiety calm down a bit knowing that it’s not life threatening! Subscribed for future videos!

  • I can understand you, bad digestion is a very serious issue, I also know my gut well now and it definitely helped me eliminate some types of food that I can’t digest anymore

  • Thanks so much for sharing your story! You definitely are not alone! Gut health is huge and is the leading edge in the medical world right now. My son started taking JuicePlus and his digestive issues are healed! God bless you!

  • Thank you for sharing your story! I have struggled with food phobia due to chemo-induced diabetes. I continue to look for the right nutrition plan for me and am thankful to have found your channel for the nutritional aspects. Thanks again for sharing-I know that’s not always easy!

  • Will you share more about how you got into a certified holistic nutritionist, and how you determined this field over nutritional science, dietitian, etc. I want to get into this field, but not even 100% sure what all is out there. Additionally, could you share any great text books used during your studies?! I’d love a video on the health, nutrition, and wellness education options, your story, and how you picked your story!

  • I’m struggling with C.Diff right now. I’ve already been treated for it twice. 2 rounds of Vanclomycin.. I think its coming back.. & I could just cry. I’m so upset. I got it from antibiotics from a tooth issue.

  • I’m going through something similar! After many different doctors visits I was Diagnosed with LPR by an ENT and given a Prilosec (this coming after two rounds of antibiotics for chest congestion and allergic rhinitis). I feel like it wasn’t helping one bit, so I made diet changes, and I’m now following a natural supplement regimen. However, I feel like my gut hasn’t been the same since the antibiotics. I’m going to see a chiropractor tomorrow in hopes that a readjustment will help get my bowels moving properly again. This journey has caused me to lose a lot of faith in doctors, but hopefully it will be back to normal life soon!

  • I really wish when people refer to themselves or guests in these videos that you would make it apparent just what type of doctor they are. As in this case, he is a chiropractor.

  • Meghan, I just love your videos. I, too, have had my share of gut issues and it is very hard to talk about. Thank you for talking about your gut health, putting light on how important it is to listen to your body, and showing how to keep going in your health journey!

  • Thank you sooo much for sharing this videoI’ve been struggling with IBS for the past 5 years and I’ve experienced everything under the sun. Currently where you were about having a phobia and fear of eating/being told to go on an antidepressant and I’m trying to find foods and inspiration to combat a lot of these symptoms. I’d love to see a cookbook from you in the future and learn about your probiotic regime

  • If you have any type of anxiety, look into the polyvagal theory. A dominant sympathetic nervous system will give you IBS symptoms. By focusing on your parasympathetic system, you can relieve digestive problems, especially if you can only get so far through dietary restriction.

  • You’re so strong for making this video! I went through pretty much the same thing and I cannot explain how upsetting having post infectious ibs is. When you said the doctor told you this would be a life long condition and you started crying. I got teary eyed because the exact same scenario happened to me. After years of trial and error I finally have everything under control and my bloating is so much better. With that said, I came across your video because my mom was just diagnosed with c.diff last night and I’m terrified I’m going to get it. When you said it left you with post infectious ibs my heart sank because I have already experienced all of that and everything is good for me right now. Do you know how contagious c. diff is? From what I’ve been reading online it comes across as very contagious so I’m terrified now I haven’t experienced any symptoms but if I do I’m going to go straight to the hospital.

  • Thank you so much for sharing! I know is hard to talk about it. As you were recalling your journey I recalled mine. Please keep up all your hard work. It feels good to know I’m not alone.

  • Thank you for sharing you are a beautiful person. I love your spirit. I teared up watching this. I was diagnosed with Gerd last year and I understand about wanting to go back to normal. Later on that year I was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule. I understand the emotions that go with no feeling good and wishing it would all go away. Thank you for being so transparent. ��

  • Thanks for the video content! Forgive me for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you considered Weyannah Reyharlotte Method (do a google search)? It is an awesome exclusive product for getting rid of IBS and irritable colon Immediately minus the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my buddy finally got great results with it.

  • Thank you so much for sharing your story. It’s very similar to mine. I had c. diff in 2015, it came back in 2016. After my tests started coming back normal, I was still convinced something was wrong. I was still rushing to the bathroom, having intense lower abdominal pain, intense bloating, etc. I did a colonoscopy and some other testing and everything was normal. Was told it’s post infectious IBS and to give it at least 4 years to get better. While changing my diet and taking probiotics and digestive enzymes has helped, I’m still not completely healed and I do have flare ups that feel like I have c diff all over again. It’s hard for people to relate who have never been through this before. Thank you again for sharing. Sending you lots of love ��

  • I have had IBS D since coming back from Thailand in “05 but have had major progress in 2012 after I did a hypnotherapy program (tapes from a dr in the UK) after my worse year in 2011…it helped the chronic pain and no I only get 1 -5 bad morning a month instead of daily attacks…I had to stop dairy gluten eat and go vegan whole food plant based and as organic as possible to keep the FM pain under control though… I suspect Lyme disease was also a factor as I also got much better after homeopathy for Lyme in 2013 ( I couldn’t drive because my legs cramped so bad it was like having knives in the thighs and then trying to walk, or flex…). By 2014 I was driving and biking daily with no pain again… Thank you for sharing the craziness that chronic illness can bring so many people just don’t see our suffering be they are affair to ask or we get to good as pushing through Reiki Blessings <3

  • I want to share some very important information with anyone that reads this post. There is an epidemic of gut problems. The Dx’s are too numerous to mention and to be honest it doesn’t really matter with the info I am going to share. We all must remove gluten from your diets.Why, because all wheat is laden with glyphosate. Most people think that glyphosate is a pesticide and it is. What not many people know is that glyphosate was patented as an antibiotic. That’s right. The way it works on insects is when they eat the wheat the glyphosate destroys the insects gut flora and they just blow up and explode. So in reality we are all eating a very potent antibiotic that is totally destroying our gut microbiome. Please do a You Tube search on a Dr. Zach Bush. Just putting his name in the search will pop up tons of videos.

  • Oh wow what an inspiring journey! My daughters boyfriend has an advanced case of colitis. He is on a chemo infusion regimen every other month and takes a potentially deadly drug daily to deal with the symptoms. Yet he refuses to heal his gut naturally. He eats crap and sugar and high calorie foods just to gain weight but it isn’t working. I wish he would have the wisdom you do but I think he is headed for the removal of his colon if he continues on his chosen path. So frustrating to watch and not be able to help him. Ugh the stupidity of youth! I’m certain someone will see your video and be healed. Bravo!

  • Oh Meghan, you and I have such similar stories! Digestive issues are SO frustrating. I remember being so heartbroken that there wasn’t a simple cure to my problems it is something I have to deal with and manage for the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing your story and for always making great videos that have to do with gut health!

  • Hi Meghan. I am going thru trying to get rid of C. Diff currently. Took amoxicillin for sinus infection few weeks ago and that’s what caused it. Thankfully no pains but so bad diarrhea and exactly what you described. I am on 2nd week if Flagyl trying to get rid of it. I’ve always eaten very healthy but now including fermented foods and probiotics along with kefir. Fingers crossed:) thank you so much for sharing your story!

  • Ugh I was hoping that you were going to say you found a cure. I have PI-IBS after taking Vancomycin for ten days to treat C-Diff. I’ve been off medication for 5-6 weeks and I am pretty stable for the most part. I went gluten free and that has been tremendously helpful but I accidentally ate some artificial sweetener and that really set me off. I’m eating the same foods everyday, terrified to try new things because I don’t know if it will trigger the IBS. The thing is that not only do I have diarrhea but I also get SUPER anxious and it’s a horrible feeling that I like to avoid. I wish I could say it was only diarrhea.

    Have you considered FMT? I would definitely consider it. I hope my IBS is temporary and is caused by dysbiosis because hopefully that means I can cure it with FMT or something if it doesn’t clear up on its own.

  • I just got over a time of diverticulitis and the antibiotics that tasted and felt like poison. I instantly googled everything trying to find out how to never go through that again. The medicine seemed so much worse than the pain. I read about Floragen probiotics so I immediately bought that and like you I was fearful of food. I have stopped added sugar except when cravings take over but considerably less. I ate tons of almonds thinking those were healthy but I’m very cautious of those now. Wow it is a journey and now my husband is getting on board with better eating because of a prostate problem. Love all the tips and food choices you show.

  • I’m overweight.. so if I exercise daily and go on a strict diet, my brain fog will slowly go away? This brain fog is seriously fucking my life up man:/

  • There are many components to natural remedies for leaky gut. One resource I discovered that successfully combines these is the Richala Remedy System (check it out on google) without a doubt the most useful guide that I’ve seen. look at the great information.

  • Bullshit. All these ignoramus writing books on something they dont know. Some of the main effects is lack of focus, confusion and low motivation. Seems more like dopamine dysfunction, not damage though.

  • I must have a severe case I am barely getting by each day I ended up with not only C Diff but also my body went septic so my body was shutting down with a fever of 104 I was admitted to the hospital I was in ICU for five days came home got better but 4 weeks later it hit me again same thing but what I described it is high fever sick at stomach terrible cramps terrible diarrhea like every 30 minutes on able to eat anything I would not wish this on anybody

  • I love that you shared this!! I have had Crohn’s disease for ten years and still find it amazing that people go through what I did too! Thank you Meghan ��

  • I am a type 2 diabetic with horrendous allergies asthma yeast infections and IBS.I have been trying to eat better and I take pro biotic blends that help a lot with constipation.i notice when my sugar is doing better my allergies bother me less.i wish I could do something about my yeast issues and my gut which always seems to be upset and gassy not to mention the brain fog is bad. Is there anything you can recomend.i eat mostly vegetables and proteins are eggs poultry fish and nuts.fruit carbs and sometime even milk set my sugar off badly but I also have major lows into 60s I am like a yoyo with my sugar.

  • I kinda enjoy having brain fog. It’s like being high almost and I don’t have to stress about reality. Just go off in a different world.

  • Im confused now. THis is the first itme Ive heard that tuna, spinach and advocado can cause problems. It seems everyone has a different answer but everyone is also selling something. I’ve found different natural dr’s contradict each other too in the past, so who are we suppose to believe. I think we have to figure this out for ourselves.

  • Amazingly informative. Currently reading Dr. Ruscio‘ book. Question.: which of the 4 categories of probiotics is best suited for someone with verified fungal infection and possible Candida? I have the soil based probiotic, but I’m hesitant to try due to increased brain fog.

  • I just looked at the reviews for his book on Amazon. While they are generally favorable, it does seem that many people agree with me in that it’s a shame when a doctor providing the information seems biased because he’s selling and profiting from the solution. It’s always so much more refreshing and just generally feels better if the person sharing the wisdom has no financial gain in the solution. Just wish he would’ve wrote the book and wasn’t selling supplements. Really muddies the water as far as his credibility goes. I clicked off the site and didn’t order his book because of that.

  • Probiotics dont work. We dont know enough to heal our gut biome or repopulate it right. Carnivore diet keeps me in remission but not cured. Took care most of all symptoms. As soon as I go off..candida and ulcerative colitis comes back. Not a cure. Need to restore bacteria. Like fmt. Fecal transplant. That seems more promising even though we know next to nothing about gut microbes.

  • Hi guys. Can brain fog have a physical sensation? I’m not sure what I have. I have the impared cognitive function but also an actual physical sensation in my head, a sort of drowsiness. I eat very healthily and I’m trying to cut out everything that can cause it such as dairy and gluten but I’m worried about my weight loss, I believe I’m actually malnourished because I’m too scared to eat anything. Its always there but it gets a lot worse if I eat dairy or baked goods. But cutting those out hasn’t made it go away. Thank you.

  • Great video although did you see the recent studies that show that some probiotics could actually contribute to brain fog? I had a period of pretty prolonged brain fog and a supplement called brainzyme was the best cure I found. Gets rid of it every time in under an hour.

  • My household has a sourdough culture that my wife has nurtured for almost ten years, we named it “bubbles”.:-) The previous one was called fruity but it did not survive when we moved house. I have no idea what exactly is in it but in the past we have added to the random mix of whatever started the culture with whatever probiotics we had around so we may have our own little probiotic factory that is unique. We use this to make bread that is baked so we are only ever eat the dead bacteria, and their metabolites. It seems to work for us, but it is hard to be able to say that people will get the same results unless they use our culture as a starter. So is it worth the effort for other people to make their own sourdough as we do?

  • My bowel movement durin periods can so painful.. A yr ago Ihad even contractions in my lower abdomen that made me throw up. Could that be IBS?

  • Hi guys great video I have irritable bowl syndrome with constipation I have tried probiotics but it didn’t help. My question is what are the best probiotics for IBS?