Good morning world!
Many of you know that I’ve been on daily antibiotics since I had my splenectomy (May 2016). I am not shy about expressing my views on antibiotics – I hate taking them and, in an ideal world, I’d chose not too. Sadly, however, without a spleen AND choosing to work with children leaves me no alternative…HOWEVER I was recently inspired by a video by fellow young warrior Sophie of Trew Talks (she’s awesome, please check her out) about gut health. Did you know that poor gut health not only affects your immune system, but also your energy levels and even your mood?! In fact poor gut health can even lead to depression. So I faced a dilemma…I take antibiotics because I have a lowered immune system but antibiotics are reducing my gut health and so negatively affecting my immune system…what the actual f*ck?!
Confused?…don’t worry…I had a chat with some lovelies that Sophie Trew introduced me to and I was encouraged to keep taking my antibiotics but to also include some extra strength probiotics in my diet. As I have a diary intolerance I had to find some vegan alternatives and, again with help, I discovered some tablets that are designed to survive antibiotics…these babies are nuclear strength! So, with the guidance of members of my medical team I started taking them, albeit cautiously.
I didn’t expect much but f*ck me do I notice a difference! First off I’ve been sweating like a pig…a sign of detoxing I’m assured. Secondly, I am now drinking between 2-3ltrs water a day…I am actually craving water!! BUT the biggest change is my mood. I have been much happier than normal and have LOADS of energy – an unexpected, and welcome, surprise.
It left me wondering, how many of us are not caring for our gut health through a healthy diet full of fibre, plenty of water and probiotics?…our gut health is, of course, massively affected by conventional cancer treatments as is our mood and immunity…coincidence? I think not.
Take a moment to think about your own gut health and if it could do with some work then check out Sophie Trew…she is changing lives with her magic 💖💜
Love and light, Fi xxx