SCD Lifestyle TV

Are you even digesting your food?

If you have a lot of gas, bloating, reflux, diarrhea, and constipation… or undigested food in your stool, you need to watch this video.

It’s all about how stomach acid works… and why it really is good for you. In fact, I would argue that proper stomach acid levels are the key to great digestion.

Most of Us Don’t Have Enough Stomach Acid

One of the most frustrating things we see is when people switch to a real food diet like SCD, Paleo, WAPF, or GAPS and they feel worse! Or they spend all this time and money to eat healthy anti-inflammatory food and they aren’t even digesting it well.

In this video, I share the 4 triggers for good stomach acid secretion. I also cover 2 really important supplements to help you digest your food properly.

Having proper stomach acid levels is vital for digestion, and if this isn’t right, the rest of the digestive process can get totally screwed up.

Fixing this was one of the biggest health breakthroughs on my journey to becoming symptom-free and I hope this video supports something similar for you.

In good health,


P.S. – During the video, I refer to this article for more reading.

P.P.S. – Best.  Outtake.  Ever.



There’s an inflammation epidemic going on… and there’s one root cause that can really help.

We’ve seen it in about 90% of our 1-on-1 private clients.

There’s a hormone that, when it’s at normal levels, can completely put the inflammation fire out.

And in today’s video, I’m going to explain everything you need to know about this hormone and the critical role it plays in your immune system.

If you’re someone with chronic inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or Autoimmune Disease… this video could explain a lot about why your immune system isn’t working right.

I even share 6 test results and show you what’s been going on in detail.

Not only that, but I get really specific about what tests to order if you think this hormone is a problem for you.

(PLUS – don’t miss my extremely important warning about this hormone at minute 6:33.)

In good health,

– Jordan

P.S. – For more on this hormone, read this blog post.



When is it ok to cheat?

What about the 80/20 rule?

We get a lot of questions about this.  Especially when it comes to grey zone foods like dark chocolate and alcohol.

Here’s the conclusion I’ve come to over the years: it completely depends on your symptoms and what you’re dealing with.

If you’re still having symptoms, it’s probably not a good idea.

So if you’re someone who struggles with cramping and diarrhea and you’re still having cramping and diarrhea, please don’t email me asking if it’s ok to cheat.  You’ve still got some troubleshooting to work on first.

Or if you have Celiac Disease like I do, please don’t ask me if it’s OK if you have gluten every once in a while… your immune system will get very angry for up to 6 months afterward.

But if you’re someone who’s been symptom-free for 3 months and you’re wondering about dark chocolate or a glass of wine a few times a week… this video is for you.

I’m going to share one specific question you can use to help you decide whether it’s ok for you to test those grey zone foods you’ve wondering about.

I’m also going to share my personal experiments with alcohol after years of avoiding it while I healed my gut.

After you watch the video, leave a comment and let me know what your experience has been testing grey zone foods after your symptoms were under control.

In good health,

– Jordan


One of the most common questions we get from people every day is about being “stuck” on their diet.

They’ve changed their diet to improve their stomach problems, and maybe they feel a little better, but they still don’t feel as good as they should.

Their emails typically go something like this:

“Hey Jordan and Steve, 40 days ago I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet using your book and at first I felt amazing!  I finally had my first formed stool in years, but since the first week or so I’m still getting horrible stomach pain and bloating after meals and I still have loose stools 3-4 times a day.  The diet doesn’t seem to be working anymore. I’m only eating beef, pureed carrots, chicken soup, applesauce, and winter squash.  I’m going insane eating like this!  Can you help?”

Can you relate to this email?

Do you feel like the diet isn’t working for you anymore?

Are you frustrated because you’re only eating a few foods and still not feeling better?

Do you feel “stuck” and ready to give up?

If so, there’s 3 primary troubleshooting tips in this video that could help you get “unstuck” and feeling like the diet is working again.

So watch this video and decide which of the three troubleshooting tips you should try this week.  If the first one doesn’t work, that’s OK.  Keep testing and tweaking.  Troubleshooting works, but it can take a few tries before you get some relief.

In good health,

– Jordan


We get a ton of questions about Dairy products every day. Most people aren’t sure what to do because it’s a grey area in many low-carb diets.

For example, dairy is allowed on the SCD Diet as long as the lactose sugar is removed. So things like 24-hour fermented yogurt and aged cheese are ok to eat and supposed to help you feel better.

But some low-carb diets don’t allow dairy at all… and others allow raw milk.

So you may be asking yourself whether or not you should be eating it at all.

Not only that, but dairy can be a strong trigger for digestive problems in certain people.

So when should you introduce dairy?

Is it OK to drink raw milk?

What if you don’t tolerate cow’s milk yogurt?

I answer these questions and more in this video. Hint: It all starts with your symptoms… not what diet you’re following.

I hope it clears up any questions you have about dairy.

(One more thing… if you stay till the end I share my current point of view on Colostrum).

In good health,

– Jordan

P.S. – If you haven’t found your “Food Safe Zone” yet, we give you a step-by-step plan to create your custom diet in our book: