Sibo Update #8 : It keeps getting better

It’s been a really long time since I updated y’all on my sibo healing protocol . . . and that’s because nothing else really changed. From the last update I gave, things pretty much stayed the same. Meaning, I held the course. Healing from sibo and staying the course is something that seems really, really difficult – especially because you … Read More

My Self-Care Routine (Meditation Included!)

I was emailing with my friend and colleague, Holly Repenn, about self-care and self-love, and what she sometimes refers to as “self-possession,” or belonging to yourself. I find that one of the major problems that crops up in the lives of highly sensitive people – and women, in particular – is a tendency to give to and love others at the … Read More

How I tidied up my house and my psyche, all at once.

In June, I took some time away to cook at the somewhat annual YogaSlacker Teacher Training. It was a great excuse to take a bit of a time-out from my life and engage in a different type of work, lots of play, and dozens of fun new friends. When I returned, I was pretty overwhelmed. It was like going to … Read More

The IBS/SIBO-Psoas Connection and Why It’s Important for Highly Sensitive People

Note to the reader – this is one motherload of an article. Grab some coffee and a low-fodmap cookie and let’s dive in. In my personal experience with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), back and hip injury, and with my experience working with highly sensitive people (HSP) with similar issues, a pattern has emerged that feels much too important not … Read More

SIBO Update #6: I’m feeling SO MUCH better!

There is part of me that is afraid to write this entry, as if writing that I feel better will somehow jinx it all. But I really can’t deny it anymore: I feel tremendously better! Would I say 100%? No, not quite. Maybe something like 80 – 85%. The awful bloating has significantly decreased, nearly dissipated all together, even through … Read More

SIBO Update #5: My experience through antibiotics and the aftermath

I am feeling kind of snarky this morning and almost named this post, “Get out your fat pants! It’s digestive reset time!” But I didn’t, so that you might decide to read it. You’re welcome. Beware – like usual, I’m going to get real in this post and talk about the things that happen in a body going through digestive reset. Things … Read More

Two Low-Fodmap Recipes

I started a new treatment plan this week for my journey with SIBO. You can read all about it here. These are just a couple of the recipes I’m using this week to help me get through breakfasts and lunches on my protocol, the low-fodmap diet. Blueberry Banana Walnut Muffins (adapted from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam) Remember the … Read More

SIBO Update #4: Complete Protocol Change

After my last post, I kind of plateaued for a while. I kept taking my herbs and roughly following the diet, but nothing was moving. I was 40% better than when I started but no more, and I felt pretty stuck. At the same time, I was having some hip and low back problems, and to keep that very long story … Read More

Sometimes I get Overstimulated, and It’s Okay.

I am a master processor. Probably something like a Pentium Processor 4000; I could be the model for that. Information, ideas, inspiration, emotions, problems, recipes, patterns, symbols – I process them all, and usually pretty well. But sometimes I get overstimulated.  Which usually means I watch reruns of TV shows, re-read books, journal, be irritable, and overwear my pajamas. For … Read More