This post is all about how I was able to heal my stomach problems and digestive issues and how you can too!
What lead to my Stomach Problems
Back in 2012, I got married and we moved away from our hometown. We both had a vision of helping women online instead of one-on-one training. We didn't want to be limited to how many women we could help.
My wife quit her job in 2012 to work on our business and I did three years later in 2015. This lead to a complete lifestyle change for me since I was no longer active in working from home.
I neglected my health
When I started working from home I was at a computer all day and my sole focus was on our business and trying not to go under. I was not too focused on going to the gym or even keeping up with my nutrition like I was in the past.
I was working so much that I just put my health on the back burner since I was so focused to accomplish my goals with business. Sometimes we can really get out of balance with things in our life if we don't closely pay attention.
At the time I wanted to have the energy and drive to have a successful business and to have a strong relationship with my wife.I wanted to be a good Godly influence on people. I really want to make a difference in this world.
my health was going downhill
After some time I noticed my body wasn't looking like it used too. I started to noticed belly pudge and I was losing my muscle and looking softer.
I noticed my skin was getting very dry. I was losing my hair and balding... I'm in my 20's! I was feeling like I had no energy throughout the day.
I couldn't sleep and suffered with insomnia
Not being able sleep at night, I would just lay in bed suffering from insomnia. I would wake up tired and go to bed tired and couldn't fall asleep.
I started getting self-conscious about the way people would look at me. People who knew me. Seeing me not looking like what I used to and with bags under my eyes and balding.
I was worried that people would start making judgments about me when they saw me even before we would first speak.
my poor health was ruining my life and my business
I started feeling like a failure since I was so tired and lacked the motivation to work and get things done. I was putting the weight of our business on Laura...
And I should be the one carrying it. I was letting her down. I felt like I was hurting our business and my relationship with Laura. I knew I was better than this but I felt hopeless in my situation.
I feel like I hit a wall in my entire life. Like if anything my health was going downhill and wasn't getting better. It was causing me to be tired and unmotivated to accomplishing my goals.
I can remember feeling so frustrated because I am in my late 20's and should be at a peak in my life I started getting allergies really bad and I wasn't able to breathe through my nose due to nasal polyps. On top of that, I wasn't getting much sleep because of insomnia.
bad digestive system and leaky gut
Being fed up with all my health problems I decided to get a handle on it and figure it out. Because It got to the point that after every time I ate food I had to immediately go #2.
Not to mention being gassy and bloated a lot. So I started researching and connecting the dots from the symptoms I was experiencing.
After tons of research, it was apparent to me that I had a bad gut or bad digestive system. Some will call this a leaky gut.
What is a leaky gut
Basically, your small intestine is supposed to act like a filter or net allowing smaller things to get through blocking larger things.
But that net can get tears in it over time say from things like gluten. This will cause more inflammation on specific organs resulting into tons of various problems. It has actually been said that all disease stems from the gut.
Various Ways to Heal Leaky Gut
I just wanted to feel better! So I decided to take action! I started researching various ways you can heal your gut with eating various foods and by avoiding certain foods like gluten.
I also looked into how you can heal your gut by giving it a rest by fasting. I was very very skeptical of this since I typically eat 5 to 6 meals a day.
Now that I had info on how to heal my gut I put it into action and applied what I had learned. I started eating certain foods and not eating foods like gluten. I also tired intermittent fasting.
So after a month of trying this, I honestly didn't notice a whole lot regarding my health. I still felt like crap, couldn't sleep and had no energy. I couldn't breathe through my nose and still had allergies bad!! And I was still bloated and having bad stools.
gut health system that helped heal my leaky gut
Shortly after this, someone approached my wife about a gut health system that could help me with my sleep. I decided to give it a try. What did I have to lose? If I didn't like it after 60 days I could get my money back.
This gut health system was able to kill off Candida overgrowth (which Candida overgrowth can end up causing leaky gut). It helps the removal of harmful microbes and substances to support your body’s natural detoxification process. It also gives your body probiotics and prebiotics and more but I will cover this in another post.
Just after two months of taking it. Everything changed! My stomach issues slowly started going away. And my digestive system was getting healed.
Now from taking this gut health system I finally feel like I have the energy and drive to work on our business and take the stress off of Laura.
I feel like I can be a better husband now. I feel like I can be a good role model to any kids that I would end up having because I can be there mentally and physically. I feel ready to make a difference in this world.
Leaky Gut Quiz
If you are curious if you have a leaky gut or candida overgrowth, I created a leaky gut quiz that will help you identify if you do or not. This quiz took me months of research to build.
It's not 100% accurate but it is definitely close and show you the amount of damage that you may or may not have to your gut or digestive system. This quiz will help you identify if you need to heal our stomach problems.
Is Your Body Secretly Suffering From A Leaky Gut?
Take this quick short quiz to find out if you're suffering from the main problem missed by modern medicine.
Over 10,000 research papers link it to symptoms like anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, acne, digestive complaints, depression, allergies, weight issues, and more...