Let’s give away all those nasty details about me…
First of all, I want to share some general facts about my person.
My name is Sabrina and I am from Austria but I currently live in Munich, Germany. I’m nineteen years old and currently, I’m a full-time student at the LMU university. My subjects are communication and economy.
Why I started blogging and my YouTube channel
I definitely enjoy cooking and baking. Taking photos and writing text – generally creating content – is my way to escape from reality. To free my mind I love going to the gym. Having fun at the gym and building a healthy and functional body is my main goal when it comes to fitness. I love going to my limits and trying new stuff to challenge myself.
I’m very passionate about holistic health, fitness and nutrition which is also partly due to my health issues which I’m going to talk about below. I would love to share my story and encourage, motivate and inspire other people. So I thought why not doing this by starting blogging and recording parts of my journey on YouTube.
My gut health and IBS story
I’ve been struggling with health issues since being a little child. As far as I can remember, I always had skin problems in form of neurodermatitis und acne even in primary school. Apart from this, headaches and throwing up after eating fried food like fries and chips were a normal thing. Often I was called a very sensitive child from the people around me and my issues were mostly brushed off.
When I was six, a homeopath diagnosed dairy intolerance and a chlorine and an antibiotics allergy.
As cheese was still considered okay, I cut out milk and yoghurt and my neurodermatitis got slightly better. During puberty my acne got even worse and I suffered from regular migraine attacks, although I tried to eat less sugar and fat and ate quite healthy and fresh foods. At the age of 16, I suddenly lost a lot of weight, had stomach pain and diarrhoea and was bloated all the time. I had really bad smelling farts – like rotten eggs – and I felt uncomfortable going out with friends and eating food because I was ashamed of those symptoms. But my symptoms weren’t just those issues – my body wasn’t digesting food properly and everything I ate was being eliminated whole. My body refused to absorb nutrients causing me to lose weight rapidly.
My gut was constantly inflamed. What really helped me and started my journey of recovery and getting a healthy gut was seeing a Chinese medical practicioner. Through elimination diet and a holistic health approach I now know what my body can tolerate and what not. This trial and error left me basically at a paleo-based diet. I’m finally feeling good and am symptom free.
I can just encourage everyone out there suffering from gut disease to never stop trying and getting to know the body better. Our mind and nature is very powerful and it is possible to live with gut issues!
If you have any questions about me or my gut issues, I am happy to answer all of them. Don’t hesitate to contact me, comment here or on Instagram and ask me whatever you want to know.