I might be biased, but I think the best practitioners are those who have been sick themselves…
They know what it’s like to be in the trenches – and how it feels to be well again.
Dr. Izabella Wentz is one of those practitioners – she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, healed herself, and now helps others facing thyroid problems.
Today, she is sharing an article with us about one of the most overlooked causes of thyroid problems – underlying gut infections.
If you’re struggling with thyroid disease, please take this chance to learn from someone who has been where you are.
If you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and told to consider your gut health, your first thought was probably, “What’s the gut got to do with it?”
That’s certainly the question I had when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis at age twenty-seven.
Sure, I could identify some of my symptoms as gut-derived—my irritable bowel syndrome had practically turned my bathroom at work into my second office. But how was this connected to the war being waged against the tiny, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of my neck?
What I soon found out was that the gut controls the immune system and most diseases of autoimmunity – like Hashimoto’s, MS, RA, and Graves’ – are linked to gut health in some way. [click to continue…]
Have you ever been told your symptoms weren’t “that bad?”
How about that it was “just IBS?”
Or maybe that your fatigue, acne, and chronic bloating (or any other symptom) were just normal for you.
Your doctors – maybe even your family and friends – were telling you to get over it, live with it, forget about it. But you knew deep down that you deserved to feel better.
When my doctor told me it was just IBS, I took my health and happiness into my own hands. What began with the SCD diet turned into a lifelong pursuit of health and happiness – and the same thing happened to my friend Liz.
Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Liz and let her share her story of healing with you.
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Have you ever feared something to the point where it’s all you thought about – all day, every day?
For myself, Darla, and so many others it was our health.
What Doctor should I see now? Am I dying? What if this doesn’t work?
These were typical thoughts that ran through my head on a daily basis and it was exhausting.
Those same fears plagued Darla for 25 years, as she exhausted all options to relieve her painful constipation symptoms.
After just 5 days on the SCD diet, she finally found the relief she was so desperate to find.
All the pain, bloating, fear, doctor appointments and embarrassment she once knew as normal are completely gone.
Darla has not only helped herself, but she’s implemented SCD/GAPS, functional and integrative medicine principles into the nutrition curriculum of the university she is currently teaching at.
If you’re ready to stop fearing your health and overcome that lost feeling that may be lurking inside, continue reading about Darla’s amazing journey. [click to continue…]
The SCD Lifestyle community is made up of every kind of person imaginable: young and old, men and women, parents and children, from every corner of the world and with every condition under the sun.
But all these people – vastly different – have 1 thing in common (and this is what makes them Tough Cases like Jordan and I were).
Almost every member of the SCD Community is dealing with multiple conditions and circumstances that cause their symptoms.
For Jordan it wasn’t just Celiac – it was Celiac and parasites.
For me, it wasn’t just IBS – it was IBS and adrenal fatigue.
For Susan, it was chronic Lyme, mold exposure, and parasites that contributed to her symptoms.
The amazing thing is that SCD can help all these conditions – and a lot more.
SCD has been used for more than 60 years because it’s so versatile – whether you have SIBO or blasto, Crohn’s, UC, or autism – SCD can help you (like it helped us and like it helped Susan).
I’m excited to share Susan’s story with our community today, and I hope her positivity, perseverance, and healing inspires you as much as it inspired us! [click to continue…]
When you eat, you have many choices. Do you opt for flavor? Do you opt for convenience? Or do you take a ‘food as medicine’ approach?
The third choice is definitely the wisest. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find flavorful and convenient recipes that also help you heal… especially when many of us are following dietary guidelines, like the Leaky Gut diet, or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).
What Foods Fit Within a Leaky Gut Diet?
There are many Leaky Gut Diet-friendly foods that can satisfy your cravings, without leaving you feeling deprived. You can dine on vegetables, fruits, coconut products, grass-fed meats, seafood, poultry, bone broth, healthy fats, herbs, and many more choices.
While a wide variety of foods are permitted, there are some limitations on a Leaky Gut diet. You’ll want to avoid nuts, seeds, beans/legumes, grains, dried fruits, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, chocolate, eggs, and nightshades, at least until you know how you react to them. Keep in mind this is not an all-encompassing list. To learn more about what to eat and not eat on a Leaky Gut diet, check out this free webinar on Solving Leaky Gut. [click to continue…]