About

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Welcome

Hi, I’m Meredith, welcome to my blog the healing yogi. This space is to share the knowledge I’ve acquired from my own journey with endometriosis and SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). I am a nutritionist to-be and I take a holistic approach to my health; from my experience having the right diet, exercise and sleep are all just as important as having a great doctor. Having a chronic illness can make you feel isolated, but you are not alone – feel free to connect with me through the blog and on Instagram (username: healingyogi) where I share my healthy meal ideas, yoga and honest progress updates on my own health journey.

About me

I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2014 but I believe I’ve had it for a long time. Since my diagnosis I realised the pain, anemia, fatigue, heavy bleeding, anxiety, fertility and digestion issues were all related to this health condition, so I knew it was time to start proactively managing my health and wellbeing.

I have stage IV endometriosis, which is the most advanced. I have had my endometriosis adhesions surgically excised (February 2015) which also involved a bowel resection (so removing part of my bowel), in June 2015 my left ureter was repaired and re-implanted into my bladder – it was so badly damaged that urine was unable to pass through and my left kidney was barely functioning. I am now on the road to recovery.

While endometriosis has changed my life irrevocably in less positive ways, I am now on a beautiful, happy journey of healing and self-care. Prior to being diagnosed I was not taking care of myself properly. Slowly I started to make changes; I started to eat healthy, nutritious food and drinking less alcohol. I have completed my first certificate in human nutrition and am currently completing my BHSc Nutrition and Dietetics. Although I have been practicing yoga for years, I immersed myself in the practice and completed a course on yoga fundamentals and theory. Yoga has been an important factor in my journey, it has helped me to shift my perspective on life, create a positive outlook and bring me peace during difficult times.

I hope you find the blog interesting and helpful. Even if you don’t have endometriosis or SIBO, my healthy recipes and self-care tips can still be relevant for you. I am a foodie so it has been my mission to create simple, delicious recipes that are also nutritious.

Yours in health,

Meredith x

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