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Gut Health


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 (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


Author: Fi Munro

I am a 31 year old woman diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. I blog about my cancer journey and the importance of maintaining holistic physical, emotional and spiritual health. I also talk about the importance of eating the right food...a lot! Get in touch on twitter: @fkmunro

3 thoughts on “Gut Health

  1. Since my husband was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer last year, (he had most of his rectum removed and a temporary ileostomy in the September, – then the stoma reversal in February this year), his diet has had to change dramatically. His attempts to manage bowel function after the stoma reversal has meant his diet is incredibly bland and largely protein (predominantly fish), carbs and not much else. We have been investigating ways of ensuring balance in a diet which does not contain the amount of raw fruit and vegetables that he used to consume. I still continue to eat a largely Mediterranean diet but we are both concerned about gut health so this article is very timely. Thank you.

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  2. I’m so glad it helps. I wish you both well. Merry Christmas xx


  3. Hi, read your book recently and was inspired. So sorry to hear you are in hospital. I am there a lot visiting just now. Probiotic vegan tablets???? about to search for them. Enjoy your visit to Thailand and good luck getting a reasonably priced insurance. I am off to a Buddhist convention in India next month, or not, if the person in hospital needs me here.
    Keep asking questions, blogging and being curious about everything.

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