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Have You Ever Felt Well? What Does That Even Mean?

Wellness is a state, not only of the absence of illness but a state of good health. Have you ever felt that? Have you ever felt full of energy, had a clear head, been pain and symptom-free?

My experience with wellness

I remember when I finally had answers with my IBS, removed my food intolerances and healed my gut, I felt amazing. I had never felt that good in my entire life. Because I have food intolerances which are very common, gluten and dairy, and had been eating those foods since I was a young kid, there wasn’t a day when I wasn’t inflamed or didn’t have some kind of symptom – bloating, diarrhea, brain fog, etc. etc. One of the reasons I think it took me so long to seek help is that I had never known anything different. But something innate within me, call it intuition or whatever you like, knew that something was not right. That feeling the way I felt couldn’t be it. There had to be better than I was experiencing.

Will I react more?

A lot of clients tell me the same thing. But the flip side of it is that they feel like they react more to their trigger foods than before. But what I think happens, is that once they have healed and they finally feel what it means to well, anything less than that is now a problem. That before they were so used to feeling bad that they didn’t notice a difference. Now once they feel good a slip back into symptoms and flare-ups is worse.

Is there hope for me?

I hope you get to a point where you feel well. Where you are full of energy and symptom-free. You shouldn’t have to live your life at less than 100%. Yes, there are always ups and downs. But I hope that you know the feeling of wellness. That you aren’t just coping but are really living your life. Many people with IBS think this is an impossibility. That this illness is so insidious that they will never get that feeling. But I want to give you hope that it can happen. You are a unique individual, so finding out what your body needs to feel well can take some time, but it is possible. I’ve done it and so have many of my clients and others I know with IBS. Don’t give up hope!

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