Steven Wright

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Bloating… that enormous feeling of pressure like someone just blew up your abdomen with an air pump… and now your pants have shrunk two sizes.

Or maybe it’s that feeling of fullness like you’re dragging around an extra tire everywhere you go.

If you’re like millions of other people, you can relate.

For some people, this is an all-day problem that starts the moment they wake up and gradually gets worse throughout the day.

For others, it comes and goes – maybe related to a food trigger, or maybe with no rhyme or reason.

And along with the bloating comes the “C” word… constipation, meaning three or fewer trips to the restroom in a week..

Yet others have the opposite problem – diarrhea that strikes soon after a meal and leaves them scrambling to find the closest bathroom. [click to continue…]

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Josh SIBO Survivor

There’s nothing quite like reading a success story and thinking “That sounds just like me!”

When Jordan and I first got sick with digestive problems, there weren’t any stories like ours out there – we were lucky we found each other.

So when we launched SCD Lifestyle, that was a big part of our mission – to connect with and inspire people like us to take their health back.

Josh is one of those people – he started SCD after connecting with my story on the blog.

Today, I’m really excited to be able to share his story – and hopefully keep the inspiration going. [click to continue…]

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Is a gut infection harming your thyroid?

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.

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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…]

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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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Darla-D-SCD-Success-Story-Image-1

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…]

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