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That’s a picture of my two dogs, Brea and Gracie. They’re both around 9 years old now… and you can tell they feel it. Brea limps around with bad arthritis in her hips and Gracie has mini seizures a few times a week. It’s tough watching my babies get old…

We’ve always fed them the best food we can find.

But I’m embarrassed to tell you this… it wasn’t until I recently met Rob Hendrickson from Full Bucket that I ever thought about giving my dogs probiotics. I know, it’s crazy right?! All the research I’ve read over the years about probiotics and how important they are for HUMANS… yet I never once thought about giving them to my dogs.

Now that I’ve looked into it more, dog’s are pretty much just like us humans… In fact, recent research has revealed that 70 – 80% of all canine disease starts somewhere in the GI tract and veterinarians are also dealing with pets that have GI disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic constipation, diarrhea, stress gut, high-protein feeds, and many more gut related issues.

(I know, I’m still not sure why I’m just now getting this…)

After we got to know Rob, he sent some samples of their Dog Probiotic to my house and I was amazed at how much it helped the pain in Brea’s hips… (not to mention how it improved her stinky dog farts. :)

We started talking about sharing this with our community, but I was hesitant… I mean, how many people have dogs?

(It turns out 70-80 million people have dogs in the U.S. alone.)

So, we asked him, “Hey Rob, can we do something special for all the dog owners in our community and give away a bunch of 30-day supplies of your dog probiotic?[click to continue…]

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Being stuck on the toilet with diarrhea sucks. I’ve spent a significant amount of time there. However, I’m lucky compared to my friend Jordan who had years of steady, chronic diarrhea.

The worst part of this is we aren’t alone. There are millions of people just like us who experience occasional diarrhea or even daily bouts. And sadly, it’s the world’s 2nd leading cause of death in children.

The silver lining to this unfortunate problem, is that diarrhea is solvable. It’s completely fixable and not something you have to live with if you don’t want to. One of these twelve causes of diarrhea could be a stand-alone problem for you, but oftentimes the case will be more complex with several of them contributing to your daily bathroom habits. The key is that you are willing to dive deeper than modern medicine typically goes and use an engineering mindset to solve this issue. (More on this at the bottom of the post.)

You’ll notice that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) isn’t on this list. That’s because IBS in and of itself is not a cause of diarrhea, but the issues below are part of why your doctor might have told you you have IBS.

Our goal here is to give you a hit list that you could actually print out and take with you to your next doctor’s appointment. From here, you can have an educated discussion about troubleshooting your chronic diarrhea. This list is based on functional medicine and years of helping people struggling with this complex issue.   [click to continue…]

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Learn step-by-step strategies to stop your diarrhea… (and eliminate the root causes once and for all) on our latest live event coming up. Click here to grab a discounted ‘early bird’ ticket.

Diarrhea can be scary…

I’ll never forget the day in 2007… I was having diarrhea for the 13th time and frantically Googling “diarrhea” and “how to stop diarrhea.”

Panic ripped through my chest when I read the search results: “Diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day—more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.

WHAT!?? Diarrhea could actually kill me?  

I couldn’t ignore this anymore… it was happening every day now… and the doctor’s orders weren’t helping. Everything I was trying didn’t work and deep down I knew I couldn’t live on Imodium AD for the rest of my life.

I was wasting away from malnourishment and low energy but the worst was I literally felt chained to the toilet. I couldn’t venture more than 15 feet from the bathroom… for fear of having an accident. Not to mention, I was in trouble for missing so much work, and I was saying “no” to every social event my friends and family invited me to.

Diarrhea Can Completely Control Your Life

If you’re anything like me, you know that every time you get that funny feeling in your gut… that sinking, rumbling feeling, you know it’s going to be a miserable day.

Diarrhea disrupts just about everything in your life. Your body is in pain and the energy tank is on empty.

Despite your desire to stop the diarrhea, the only options you typically hear from Modern Medicine are powerful drugs, tests and surgery. So, you feel like a cornered animal… Afraid, Frustrated and Angry. That’s when you start trying all kinds of alternative medicine ideas… except that most of those won’t end up working for you either.

How do I know? Because for years I literally had diarrhea 10-15 times a day. I tried almost everything you’ve ever heard of… modern medicine and alternative medicine combined. It wasn’t until I was at my wit’s end, thinking like an engineer, I started listening to my body and I began looking at the problem completely different. [click to continue…]

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Big news!

Our good friend and mentor, Chris Kresser, is releasing his NY Times best selling book, The Personal Paleo Code, in paperback with a brand new name, The Paleo Cure.

To celebrate, he has agreed to give the first 100 of you a free pre-order copy! The 100 copies will go fast, so if you want one click here now and use this coupon code: PALEOJORDANSTEVE

These 100 books are for our community only… and I’m grateful he chose us as part of a small group of people to do this for you.

Chris has been one of our mentors over the last few years and I’d highly recommend you check out his book. He’s packed years of clinical experience and thousands of patients’ worth of troubleshooting into a $20 book. The specific vitamin and micro-nutrient supplement guidelines alone are worth picking up a copy…

He sent us review copies and of course, and it blew my mind. Mostly because I’m a nerd and I’m fascinated by the sheer volume of research he consumed to put this together. But I also like how ‘actionable’ it is. It’s not just a stuffy journal of facts, but it breaks up overcoming chronic health issues into 3 steps (reset your diet, rebuild your life, and revive your health). [click to continue…]

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Why are we so passionate about Leaky Gut Awareness?

The bottom line is this: fixing the gut will impact just about every other area of your body.

There are millions of people in the world struggling right now with things like low energy, depression, infertility, or even heart disease who have no idea how much their gut health influences these conditions.

I’m not arguing that the gut is the root cause of all things… but what I do know is that it plays a huge role in how all the systems in your body function. Show me someone with a broken gut and I will show you someone with multiple health complaints other than their GI symptoms.

That’s why fixing your gut is the first step to overcoming chronic illness.

And in today’s videos, we’re going to dive into fixing the gut and how that impacts various other systems in your body, like your immune system, fertility, and thyroid function. [click to continue…]

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