Two years ago, my body suffered severe inflammation. I had gut issues, pain, discomfort, and my appearance changed overnight. I gained 9kg in 3 weeks.
Doctors were unable to give me answers after multiple tests and ultrasounds. Finally, after a cortisol test from my fertility doctor due to losing my period for 9 months. I was advised that I was suffering server stress and my body was unable to come out of fight mode. I was aware that I was going through some big life changing events, but I didn’t realise that subconsciously I was suffering.
The enteric nervous system that regulates our gut is often called the body's “second brain.” And although it can't solve equations, this extensive network uses the same chemicals and cells as the brain to help us digest and to alert the brain when something is amiss.
When I started gaining weight, I thought I needed to work out more and push myself, my whole life has revolved around high intensity workouts, but as a result, this was causing more stress and damage.
I had to move away from my high intensity to low intensity exercises, practicing mindfulness every morning, and removing all foods that caused inflammation in the body. It was about grounding myself and learning how to re connect with my body and re balance my mind so it would speak to my gut.
Inflammatory foods I cut out for a full year.
- Red meat
- Refined sugar
- Processed foods, especially those that come in packaging.
Since then I have introduced these foods back into my diet but at very low quantities and not everyday either. I don’t believe in a ‘diet’ at all, I believe in a lifestyle. I choose to eat FOOD, and what I mean by food is, wholefoods.
During my time of suffering, it gave me a personal purpose to create a solution not only for me but to the ed&i community. I knew if I was suffering from stress, so many others were too. I wanted to create a gut supplement that helped conquer these issues. A supplement that would focus on stabilising my gut internally and repairing the trauma it had gone through.
GUT WITHIN, a supplement designed and formulated to help restore your gut health, support the unwanted gut bloat, and bring balance back into your gut within.