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Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining, there’s a little breeze to keep you cool, not a cloud in the sky, and you’re… sitting on the toilet.

Yep, another summer day and you’re trapped in the bathroom with diarrhea or constipation.

Summer is for enjoying the outdoors, barbecuing, and sipping a cold drink – not for suffering on the toilet.

But whether you can’t go or can’t stop going, you likely have one issue in common: dehydration.

And more time in the bathroom isn’t the only side effect of dehydration. Being dehydrated impacts every aspect of your life.

At work…

  • You might have a hard time concentrating
  • You might head to the vending machine at 2 PM (when you’re actually thirsty, not hungry!)
  • Your legs might feel restless
  • When you stand up at the end of the day, you might feel dizzy or lightheaded

At home…

  • You might be too fatigued to play with your kids
  • If you try to workout, you’ll find you get tired more quickly than usual
  • If you make it through that workout, you’ll be sore for days
  • You can sit on the couch all night – not just because you’re tired but because you never need to get up to go to the bathroom
  • You wake up in the night with charley horse cramps

And if you don’t address these signs of dehydration early on, you can experience severe reactions like heat stroke, seizures, and even comas.

If you want to support your body in healing, and feel amazing, you have to get and stay hydrated.

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Do you feel like your digestive symptoms hold you back from reaching your full potential?

I know I felt that way when I was really sick.

Whether I was in trouble with my boss because I was stuck in the bathroom with diarrhea AGAIN or watching my kids as they played outside while I was too weak and exhausted to join them, I knew… I was capable of so much more if I could just get well.

That’s how it was for my friend Amy, too. In fact, Amy and I have a LOT in common:

  • We both worked in the fast-paced world of engineering
  • We were both diagnosed with Celiac, after a lifetime of health problems
  • We both got WORSE following a conventional gluten-free diet

We have one other thing in common too… we both took control of our health and started healing.

I’ll let Amy explain how our Solving Leaky Gut program is helping her overcome the lifetime of symptoms that have been holding her back.

[Enter Amy]
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When I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, my doctor told me the gluten-free diet was the cure.

And that as long as I avoided gluten, I would be fine.

So, I followed the doctor’s orders…

But despite eating this way, I continued to get worse.

I was severely underweight due to malabsorption and chronic diarrhea. My body was breaking down with each passing month. And I wasn’t the Dad I wanted to be for my kids.

What I eventually realized was it takes a lot more than a gluten-free diet to heal from something like Celiac. I needed to heal my gut, not just avoid gluten…

Which is why I’ve made it my mission to get this message out there.

Now that you’ve heard it from me, let me introduce you to someone else who had a very similar experience (and who I am honored to have been able to support).

Ingrid stuck to a strict gluten-free diet for 6 years, yet her symptoms only increased. After 13 months on SCD (despite skepticism from her doctors), Ingrid is well again.

If you’re still struggling with symptoms after adhering to a gluten-free diet, I hope my story, Ingrid’s story, and all the other success stories we share can inspire you to take back control of your health.

[Enter Ingrid]

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Derek-April-2016

I’m a strong believer that things in life, however you want to define them, happen for us instead of to us.

But it can be hard to keep this in perspective when you’re in the midst of dealing with chronic illness. The “Why me’s?” might even start to creep in.

A lot of your focus and energy is spent on how to make the pain and suffering go away… and you begin to wonder if you’re ever going to feel “normal” again. And there are only so many setbacks you think you can endure.

But it’s simply amazing what you can do when you make your mind up isn’t it?

And that’s why I’m so excited to share Derek’s story with you today, as his mom, Kathy, graciously emailed us.

It’s a shining example of choosing health… and deciding to have that “never-give-up” mindset Jordan and Steve talk about so much throughout the blog.

As Kathy chronicles for you, unfortunately Derek had become another victim of the current medical system… on a downward health spiral of misdiagnoses and medications…

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How long did you struggle with your digestive pain? Did it feel like a black cloud was following you everywhere you went?

Because that’s how my life felt, as I struggled with Celiac disease. Honestly, battling this illness for the better part of a decade was mentally and physically draining. I made a lot of mistakes and sometimes didn’t know if I’d ever get better.

I got really good at doing one thing that really made a difference, though. Sure, all of the diet, supplements and lifestyle changes were absolutely vital to my recovery, but it was pain that got me through and out the other side. I got really good at using my pain to push me through all the tough times.

I’m so grateful now to be able to say that my gut is healed and more and more time has passed since I had agonizing diarrhea 10-15 times per day. But I’ve got to say, the memory of that pain is still right there. It keeps me focused on continuously taking care of my body, so I can be the best father, friend and health engineer I can be. And every once in a while we get an email, seemingly from out of nowhere, from someone who is totally on the same wavelength.

With that said, I’d like to introduce you to Nina, who fought her way through diagnoses of Ulcerative Colitis AND Celiac Disease.

Her story is filled with inspiration because she never gave up…

And now her life is completely different.

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