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Hi! 

Nice to see you.

After what feels like a lifetime of seeing doctors for stomach pain, constipation, bloating, strange hormonal symptoms, skin problems, fatigue and more, I was finally diagnosed with SIBO in the winter of 2016. I've been battling it ever since, and this is my story.

I'm here hoping I can help others with this stubborn, difficult, strange condition and the problems that come along with it-including candida, histamine tolerance, adrenal fatigue and hormonal issues. 

I'm not in the clear yet, but here's what I've learned so far and what I'm still figuring out!

As for the story behind the name of my blog, "carciofi"—if you don't already know—is Italian for "artichokes." It was my favorite Italian word and one of my favorite Italian foods when I studied abroad in Florence when I was in college. Now that I have SIBO, I can't even eat artichokes (for now)! But I still love them, and to be perfectly cheesy, I love love! And the phrase "love and carciofi" is one I still feel sums up my world better than most things.

To love and carciofi (someday!),

Alex