Jordan Reasoner

Nina Arvin_SCD Success Story_ After Picture

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.

Read on to learn what it took for Nina to heal and feel better than she ever thought she could. [click to continue…]


Nicole M after pic (vibrant and healthy)

Back when I was sick and in pain, I searched Google for months hoping to read about someone just like me that was able to stop their autoimmune disease. Most nights, I found nothing and went to bed scared and afraid.

But once I found a few people that had success with SCD, I was inspired. I thought, “Maybe this could be the thing that changes my life...”

And it was…

But I wouldn’t have tried the diet without reading those 2 success stories…  

Which is why we’re committed to continuing to share as many of these stories as people are willing to write. You see, we get emails every day from people who are FINALLY starting to heal – FINALLY starting to stop their symptoms. But not everyone is willing to share it with the world just yet…

So, when we find someone who is, like Nicole, it means the world to me. Because I know there’s more people out there, sick and in pain like I was, just hoping to read a story like hers to FINALLY take action.

I’m honored to share another amazing success story – Resolve to Begin with you, in hopes that it inspires thousands of others to take action.

How to Build Your Custom SCD Diet: If you need more help creating a custom version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that works for you, click here to get our step-by-step guide to using this diet to stop your chronic illness.

Table of Contents

It Must Be the Stress
I Woke Up and Half My Face Was Numb
It Must Just Be Allergies
That Was When the Worry Set In…
In the Meantime, My Health Continued to Fall Apart
Two Years Ago, I Wouldn’t Have Believed Any of This
I Continued to Have the Monthly Facial Swelling
We Got on a Plane to Minnesota in the Dead of February
I Was Waiting For What Felt Like a Lifetime
I Finally Reached a Tipping Point
I Immediately Went on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Looking for a Silver Lining in All This…

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We share success stories for one very specific reason… and it’s probably not what you think.

In fact, we have an entire system inside our company to gather success stories and encourage our community to share their stories with others just like them.

It’s one of the most important things we do.

Not because it “toots our own horn.”

Or because we think it’ll get us traffic from Google.

It’s because if I didn’t read numerous online success stories back in 2008 I never would’ve tried the SCD Diet. I may not have healed my gut. I may not have ever started SCD Lifestyle with Steve.

Success stories were the spark that changed my life forever.

And we relentlessly share as many as we can in hopes that it does the same for thousands of other people going through the same struggle I did.

Without success stories, this would be just another blog. Instead, we have a thriving community of incredible people taking control of their health.

Today, I’m so happy to share Yael Hana’s story…


Because, if you’re reading this…

You’re Likely One or Two Tweaks Away from Feeling Better

(Just like our case study Yael Hana.)

Your body needs a custom diet or you won’t get better. End of story.

But don’t worry, it’s much simpler than it sounds. In fact, anyone can do it if they are willing to listen closely… [click to continue…]



Healing your gut is no small task…

It involves re-engineering your entire life, everything from the food you eat, to the supplements you take, all the way to how much sleep you get.

But no matter what gut-healing “diet” you’re on, or whatever gut-repair supplements you’re taking, there’s one more critical piece of the puzzle.

And if you don’t incorporate this into your healing journey, you’ll never fully recover.

That tool?

The powerful connection between your gut and your mind.

This is why I’m so excited I got to sit down with my friend, Robyn Youkilis, and chat about this with her.

I love Robyn for her slightly-sassy, no-nonsense tips and her amazing recipes. Plus, she makes this whole healthy living thing look like a total party. (Don’t believe me? Go check out her Instagram – this girl bounces from workouts to TV appearances to Coachella to Turkey, all while having FUN.)

We talked about this ‘missing gut-health tool’ in-depth, including the what, why, and (the seemingly-elusive) how of creating a truly healthy connection with your gut.

Robyn shared the simple, yet effective, lessons that are the core of this missing tool, such as “Breathe,” “Chew,” “Eat,” “Drink,” “Shop,” and “Shed.”

By the end of this podcast, you’ll have specific tips to improve your mind-body connection and change the relationship you have with your gut…

And hopefully incorporate this missing tool along with everything else you’re already doing to heal your gut. [click to continue…]


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Camping, hiking, and backpacking adventures…

Those words used to send fear ripping through my chest when I was sick with Celiac disease and just starting SCD.

I never thought I would be able to do things like that on a diet like SCD or GAPS. I felt trapped, like I couldn’t eat anything unless it was cooked right here in my own kitchen.

I thought traveling and camping adventures were something that I’d never do again – that it was just part of being someone healing on the SCD diet.

It only took me a few more years to realize it was ENTIRELY possible, and the only thing standing in the way was ME.

All I needed was a plan and the right checklist of travel foods and I could do anything I wanted… go anywhere I wanted.

And that’s exactly what we have for you today… a step-by-step guide for camping and backpacking on SCD or GAPS.

But this isn’t just the usual guide…

It was put together by one of our community members, Dana, who absolutely blew us away with the detailed guide she put together from her trip into the Canadian wilderness.

Dana went ABOVE and BEYOND to share her best tips for camping and backpacking on SCD/GAPS after successfully hiking and backpacking miles each day (without getting sick or losing more weight).

This was no ordinary road trip. Dana was going deep in the backcountry in Canada, hundreds of miles away from any Whole Foods grocery stores.

NOW, you might not be planning a backpacking trip into Canada, but if Dana can survive in the backcountry with this plan, then I know you can use it when you fly for a few hours to spend time with your in-laws or go camping for a night in the woods nearby. It is my hope that at least one of Dana’s ideas will be useful in your life, and I’ve included a table of contents for quick searching and future reference here… [click to continue…]