MY BIOME IS MY HOME
My Journey on a Quest to Healing
IBS, or IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, IS A CONDITION IMPACTING 10-15% OF THE WORLD POPULATION.
A few years ago, the ghostly demon that is IBS entered my life. Over the past year or so, this demon has taken control of me in unprecedented ways that I would have never imagined. Through my blog posts about mental-health, anxiety, and student wellness, it is evident how stress has taken a toll on my being as one of the predominant causes of by IBS. Today, although I don’t feel anxious, IBS still impacts me on a daily basis.
My experiences have inspired me to raise awareness about the pain that IBS causes me both physically and emotionally. Although this illness is truly invisible to those around us, we often have no choice but to reveal it at some point— at least I have, and it hurts. Most importantly, I have learned that we should never hide behind our pain: we must embrace it and know that we aren’t fighting it alone. There’s nothing to hide, only something to gain— like me, by sharing your story, you can find an unconditionally supportive circle whose knowledge-base, resources, and care are a step toward balancing your inner-harmony.
My blog posts will take you through my journey with IBS, ranging from my interactions with doctors to the raw expression of how this condition impacts me. Through sharing my stories, I hope to empower those battling any challenge–medical or not–to be their own doctor, advocate, and ultimately, healer.