How to Troubleshoot Your Digestive Problems

by | Sep 11, 2017

Amber has been on and off elimination diets for months. After a long battle with all sorts of painful digestive issues she struggles to pinpoint exactly what she is eating that causes this.

She has educated herself well on how these diets work and takes them very seriously. But after weeks of food restriction, analysis and no results, Amber is frustrated.

This frustration not only causes her to lose hope and motivation to continue with the diet, but is now also causing her to binge on junk food.

Amber knows deep down she is not a binge eater and that this is a reaction to her months of struggles. She has tried to eat slower and more mindfully, but nothing seems to be working.

Having battled with digestive issues myself I offer Amber advice on what has worked for me and help motivate her to get back on track.

Together we formulate a plan so that she can get off the elimination diet for good and start enjoying her meals again pain free.

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3 Responses to “How to Troubleshoot Your Digestive Problems”

  1. Terri says:

    I really relate to Amber. Thank you so much for this podcast! Several years ago I discovered “food sensitivities” for lack of a better term have a big effect on my health. My biggest symptom is seasonal allergies that can be very debilitating for me but only happen once or twice a year. I have other symptoms (joint stiffness, irritability) but they are harder to connect directly with what I eat. However I do think they are related. Im starting to think of it as more of a condition of general inflammation in my body which is either caused by or not helped by eating certain foods. It’s frustratingly vague and I have struggled to make sense of the elimination diets just like Amber. Listening to you talk it through with her helps me frame my own situation with a bit more logic.

  2. Ruth Griffin says:

    I listened with interest and empathy to Amber’s podcast . I would love to know if you have had any improvement in your symptoms Amber ? I too used to have what was diagnosed as IBS and I wasn’t really looking after myself and relying on anti spasmodic medicines to deal with the almost daily pain . When I listened to your podcast I realised that I haven’t had any pain for about a year now . I can only guess at the reasons but I have a strong belief that it’s down to three or four main habits that I have been developing ( mostly thanks to Darya ) . The things that I think have helped me are – 1) Stress reduction , in the form of meditation , I believe this has been the most important thing for me . 2) Getting enough sleep 3) drinking enough water , and Mindful Eating , particularly for me the chewing properly , taking it slow ( ie no rushing my meals ) . I have just thought of another thing which has changed for me , and that’s a general reduction in the amount of sugar in my diet , particularly the processed stuff . I would love to know how you’re getting on Amber . Good luck to you .

  3. Nedc says:

    I’d love to hear an update on Amber’s progress if she gets back in touch!! I just listened to this episode today as I’ve recently been struggling with similar symptoms (and frustrations). Great advice here and I’m feeling a bit hopeful again after this podcast.

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