Suffering from severe digestive issues, SIBO or an autoimmune condition?
Do you struggle with severe digestive issues? Thyroid issues or an autoimmune disease?
Is constipation a frequent problem?
Let me introduce you to Lisa Vaughan.
Lisa is a nearly 50-year-old mum, and she has her own business, so she’s got a lot happening in her life.
Lisa has experienced constipation since she was born. She had IBS and even had her appendix taken out as a kid since doctors thought it would help. About six years ago and after a ton of research, she uncovered that she had SIBO, an excessive bacteria in the small intestine.
She did numerous diets that she thought would help - from water fasting to 21-day liquid-only diets to paleo. Each time, they would work but then all her symptoms would eventually come back. She couldn’t maintain the restrictive parts of them and it had got to a point that she didn’t know what to eat and was even afraid to eat.
This started to change when she joined WAL nearly two years ago…
Lisa has been a huge part of our community and she gives back a lot in it, helping other women. But she’s been through a lot. As she changed her eating and exercise routine, she had times where she would feel better and then times where she would go back to how she felt previously and be constipated for days.
Eventually, when she decided to start focusing on improving her health, she started realising how much stress was the culprit affecting her healing journey.
She says, “Never underestimate stress.” She was doing everything right from the diet and exercise standpoint but it wasn’t until she started practising stress reduction strategies and meditating, and truly tuning in to her body and listening to how food makes her feel that things truly began to improve.
➡️ Experiences regular bowel movement.
➡️ Has less stress.
➡️ Has more energy.
➡️ Knows what food works for her.
➡️ Has decreased her body measurements.
Lisa shares what she eats, what supplements she takes, the mindset shifts she's needed to have and her advice for any woman who suffers from digestive issues, SIBO or an autoimmune disease.