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Struggling with Ulcerative Colitis and desperate, Carrie spent countless hours scouring the internet in hopes of finding answers from people she could relate to, hoping to find others who had successfully overcome digestive disease. When she discovered SCD’ers were becoming healthy and regaining their lives, she knew what she had to do…

Carrie is a Personal Trainer and the body she worked so hard to sculpt was literally wasting away. She told us that reading stories like How Jen Used Food to Overcome UC (in just 6 months) and Gabriel is a Med-Free Teenager After a Long Battle with Crohn’s Disease (and other similar stories) filled her with the hope she needed when she was at her lowest point… the point where she desperately needed to know she wasn’t going to wither away and die.  If you’re not yet familiar with my story, I was in the same place back when my doctor told me to start SCD because he didn’t know what else to do. Sometimes, all it takes is one book or one other person’s success story to catapult us to new heights of health we never even dreamed of.

Instilling a sense of hope in others is the biggest reason we share these amazing stories with you and it’s an absolute honor to share Carrie’s with you today. Sometimes all we need is someone that has been where we are and succeeded, someone who’s been in our shoes and did it, to inspire us to take control of our health.

Today, I hope Carrie can be that inspiration for you…

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It Wasn’t Too Pretty Just Over a Year Ago

In April 2013, I lay in a hospital bed hooked up to IVs with drugs running through me to help slow down the bleeding, pain and the excessive amount of bowel movements (diarrhea) I would have per day.

For about 12 years, I have dealt with stomach problems but never this bad. In my early twenties, I began to have bad pains and urgency to go to the bathroom, but with the elimination of dairy and wheat I felt great for a few years. Then, I had a baby and all hell broke loose.

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If you want to skip ahead, we’re hosting a 2.5-hour live event on the gut-hormone connection and why hormones are THE MOST critical step toward healing your gut. RSVP here.

In the past, we’ve shared a sample of this material to a small group of people and got such incredible feedback we decided to make it into a full class.

Here are a few insights from the people that attended the sample material:

“I enjoyed hearing the actual cortisol number crunches, since I had the results of my tests in front of me…now knowing why I am so tired all the time. Just the progression of hormonal exhaustion & how it can creep up on us was so interesting”

“The role of cortisol in relieving inflammation; the possibility that my constant hot flashes (every 40 minutes or so, for the last 20+ years) could be related to my gut health.”

“I finally learned how Jordon gained weight!! Both my husband and I were on SCD and ended up really, really skinny. I more fully grasped how hormones and gut issues are linked. I also found it interesting that you use sublingual drops for treatment, which makes a lot of sense for people who cannot digest well.”

“The adrenal connection to the cortisol levels in body and how it affects the body. Also the antibiotic affects, because I went thru a year of battling a severe sinus infection and suffering with U. C. At the same time.”

Back when I was sick, I was massively fatigued, scary skinny and stuck eating only 8 foods. If only I had known that my hormones were the reason I was stuck, life could have been so different.

It’s so frustrating to be doing so many things right and not really get better.

If you’ve been in and out of the doctor’s office treating symptoms as much as I was… but never getting to the root cause, you know how frustrating it is.

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In today’s post, we’re going to dive into one of the most important hormones in your body… and why it’s usually depleted in people with gut health problems.

But first, we’re doing a ’2.5 Hour Gut-Hormone LIVE Event’ next month to help you get ‘unstuck’ from the one thing that’s probably preventing your gut from healing.  Click here to reserve your seat.

Now, it’s important for you to know this:

Low cortisol is the most common pattern we’ve seen in 100’s of labs from people with digestive problems.

It’s almost like an epidemic.  We have yet to work with someone suffering from digestive problems that doesn’t have varying degrees of low cortisol.

You might know about cortisol… many people call it the “The Stress Hormone,” saying it shouldn’t get too high.  And that is true, chronically elevated cortisol has its fair share of negative effects on the body.

But while everyone is pointing fingers at high cortisol for causing health problems, it’s becoming apparent to us that someone needs to look at the opposite side of this problem.

Because chronically low cortisol can be worse…

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We’re looking for a Virtual Office Manager to help us manage the day-to-day details of the practitioners we work with.  We currently have a wonderful team member in this role who has been promoted to a new position with us.

This is a paid contract position that you can do from home and would start at around 10 hours per week, with room for growth as we grow :-)

We’re looking for someone who:

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Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions along the lines of: “When am I going to get better?”

I get emails like this all the time:

“Hi guys, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 5 years ago and I started SCD 2 weeks ago.  So far my energy is better and my diarrhea’s been cut in half.  My only question is: when am I going to heal?   Do you think I even will be able to?  Right now I can only eat 8 foods.” – Christina

I love this question.  Mostly because when I was sick 7 years ago I spent endless hours trolling Google trying to find the answer myself.  So I’m going to share some of the writing I’ve done about this before… because I could reply back with any number of cliché inspirational sayings we have, like:

  • “It took a long time to get sick and it takes a long time to get better”
  • “This healing process is a marathon, not a sprint – you’re doing great!”
  • “Everyone has a custom diet that works for them… you just have to keep testing until you find yours”

Each of these reassuring clichés is completely true, but what I love about Christina is: she already started the diet.  She already accomplished the most difficult part of taking control of her health by overcoming thoughts in her head like “What if it doesn’t work for me?” or “I don’t have time to cook all this food.

Starting the diet is not only the first step, but it’s the most important one.  Christina is going to be just fine.

How do I know? 

She cut her BM’s by 50% in two weeks.

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