SCD Diet Podcasts

Jennifer Fugo

Today, I’m excited to have a guest on to talk about saving money, shopping, and how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

I know when I went from eating the Standard American Diet to the Gluten-Free Diet, and then to actually eating a real food diet (SCD), I noticed that my expenses kept going up and up and up.  I’m a big Dave Ramsay guy, and I track my money, and I know that right now I’m spending on average about $1,000 per month to feed myself and my two kids a real food diet and it’s expensive.

So, I have Jennifer Fugo on the show to talk about how we can save some money.  I met Jennifer when she interviewed us early last year and I’ve been looking forward to having her on the podcast to talk about saving money in general, because when we’re eating real food diets it’s typically a pretty expensive choice.

Jennifer is the founder of Gluten Free School and she teaches gluten sensitive individuals simple, savvy and empowering steps to get healthy.  She’s been living gluten-free since 2008 after a gluten sensitivity diagnosis.  And she knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the cost and the complicated aspects of making the choice to eat real food.  She’s a sought after expert, she has been featured on Dr. Oz, Yahoo News, eHow, CNN, Philadelphia Magazine and she now has an amazing new book, which we’re going to talk about, called The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank.

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Abel-James

If you’re an avid reader of ours, you know that I used to be 60 pounds heavier.  In fact, when I shared my before and after pictures here, I had several friends ask if that was really me (it is).  When I first started this health journey, I just wanted to get rid of my gas and bloating.  But as soon as that pain was gone, I started to focus on total health including losing all my extra fat, skin issues and brain problems.

One struggle I had that I don’t talk about nearly enough is my relationship with food.  I grew up in a “sweets” house and ended up developing a toxic overeating and stress eating problem.  I’ve had to re-establish my relationship with food and work at it from several angles.

It’s really easy to begin to hate food when it causes you digestive pain or doesn’t make you happy like it used to.   That’s why I think it’s always a good idea to honor our relationship with food and how it impacts our weight and health.  In today’s podcast I dive into this for a bit.  But for the rest of it, Abel James, from fatburningman.com, shares some awesome insights about fat loss and how the model industry tricks us into creating fake body image goals.

I met Abel a few months ago and we clicked on quite a few topics.  And for good reason.  He’s one of the most sought after people in the fat loss industry and it just so happens to be that he has the #1 rated health podcast in iTunes.

If you’re looking to lose fat and curious about your relationship to your body and food, then this podcast is for you.

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Pic of Christa Orecchio

It all started with a chance meeting in a stretch limo.

Soon we were deep in conversation about stool testing and parasites (my go-to topic when I meet beautiful women).

Once she started talking about ways to help people get off Prednisone I knew we had to record a podcast together.

Christa Orecchio is a Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Counselor, and Founder and Owner of TheWholeJourney.com.

What I love about her is that her approach is clinical with a functional medicine spin, so like us, she’s always looking to get to the root cause of whatever is going on with someone’s health.

She’s been in private practice for the past eight years helping people heal using food as medicine, and I’m always excited to talk to practitioners about what’s working and not working out there in real life.

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Dr-Izabella-Wentz-Hashimotos-Thyroiditis

It’s thought that 90% of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, so why aren’t more people talking about this common problem?  Thyroid hormones affect every single cell in the body, including the digestive tract cells.  So, if you want ideal digestion, you have to have optimal thyroid hormones.

The frustrating problem is that the thyroid gland is regulated by complex feedback systems that can make supplementing with more hormones alone an unsatisfactory solution.  As we discuss in this podcast, fixing thyroid issues is really like peeling an onion back.  Each layer that you peel back reveals more issues to correct.  At times this can be disheartening.  But as you’ll hear from this podcast, starting with thyroid problems can lead you back to all the root causes of your health issues.

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Jordan, Dr. Terry Wahls and Steve, from left to right

Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D went from tilt-recline wheelchair bound to riding a bike for 18 miles in only a year.  Her progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) wasn’t stopped by the best ideas conventional medicine had to offer.  So after exhausting all those options, she dove into the research and decided to solve the problem herself.  About a month ago when we met she was on the dance floor getting down!

I had an out of body experience as I watched this woman who just a few years ago was bound to a wheelchair without options was now laughing and dancing.  Not only that she travels around the country educating people on the importance of diet, supplements and functional medicine for reversing autoimmune conditions and runs clinical trials that are proving that her methods are safe and work.

Watch this video to get a background for just how big of deal this is.  And notice how TED is not as altruistic as you might have assumed.  It looks like they’ve lost their way which is sad.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an autoimmune condition like MS or any chronic illness, then this podcast is for you.  Heck, even if you’re looking to optimize your health then I’d strongly recommend listening.

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