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Thank you so much to the 2,988 people who recently helped us name our baby… the new gut project we’ve got in the works! We sent out FREE supplements and tests to random participants and those who suggested our new website name…

Because this is something that’s very important to us.

See, the name of a website matters… and at the same time it doesn’t.

Look at SCD Lifestyle. It took us over 6 weeks to figure it out back in 2009. And now many participants of our community aren’t even doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

What matters, I believe, is the message… the quality and the results that a website delivers. And if the name of that website is not built on those factors, it can be overcome.

The Results of Our Survey (Naming Our Baby)

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The Doctor looks up from the clipboard and says, “The test results show you have Rheumatoid Arthritis…”

For some, finding out they have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a relief, finally an answer for the crippling pain.

For others, it’s a diagnosis without much hope.

RA affects roughly 1.5 million people in the United States. [1]

The disease is three times more prevalent in women than men.

For those of you who are living with RA or have a close friend or loved one affected by it you know how crippling it can be. RA, unlike osteoarthritis, is not caused by wear and tear – it’s actually a little more tricky, it’s an autoimmune disorder. Your body actually begins to attack your joints.

Normally, the immune system that’s supposed to protect you from foreign invaders, turns inward and attacks your own tissues and becomes an autoimmune issue…

My Immune System Attacks My Joints?

Yes, your immune system is waging war on your joints. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Joints are where two or more bones come together. There are several different types of joints but the ones affected by RA, the ones we will be talking about here, are Synovial Joints.

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Constipation
If you want to skip ahead, we’re hosting a 2.5-hour live event on constipation and strategies to beat it once and for all, so you can safely begin pooping again. RSVP here.

If you can’t poop… pretty much all you can think about is pooping. It’s really annoying. I’ve been there.

If you’re reliant on enemas, laxatives, or coffee to poop, I’m here to tell you that’s not normal and it’s not healthy.

You are constipated.

If you have to push, strain, and fight for every bowel movement, that’s a big red flag something is wrong.

You are constipated.

If your poops are hard, small, or painful when they come out…

You are constipated.

And if it hasn’t already gotten worse, it’s probably going to. How bad? Here’s my personal experience.

Hemorrhoids are Certainly Not Sexy (and Definitely Painful)

How do I know? I’ve battled with them. I used to be VERY constipated.
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graphic-designer

We’re looking for a long-term partnership with a Graphic Designer to help us with our Baby, a new, more inclusive website for any and all digestive related issues. Design and branding are going to be the critical thread that holds it all together.

This is a paid position you can do from home and would probably start out as a 10-or-so hour per week role, with room for growth as this project grows.

We’re Looking For Someone Who:

  1. Knows our community, is familiar with our work, and wants to help further it.
  2. Is highly creative, artistic, and serious about branding and design. You probably have done graphic design for years and you like to help turn a big vision into something that customers rave about.
  3. “Gets” that design isn’t all about beauty, but also about function and consumption. Is always thinking about how design enhances learning and enjoyment of products.
  4. Enjoys working alone most of the time. The work you’ll be doing is typically alone. If you’re the type of person who likes to chit-chat with people and interact with friends a lot, this probably isn’t right for you.
  5. Has the flexibility to work at least 1-2 hours a day – but can also put in longer days for big project deadlines.
  6. Has experience creatively expressing the ‘feel’ of a larger brand through all mediums (website, logos, PDF, images, products, etc.).
  7. Is extremely dependable… not the “This usually doesn’t happen, but it happened again” type.
  8. Doesn’t take things personally, have feelings hurt easily or get offended by design feedback. Stays objective and likes to go with the flow of the design revision process as things evolve. Such is the life during revisions…
  9. Is the type of person who can take creative control and drive the project forward with their own ideas, not just following directions.

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If you want to skip ahead, we’re hosting a 2.5-hour live event on the gut-hormone connection and why hormones are THE MOST critical step toward healing your gut. RSVP here.

In the past, we’ve shared a sample of this material to a small group of people and got such incredible feedback we decided to make it into a full class.

Here are a few insights from the people that attended the sample material:

“I enjoyed hearing the actual cortisol number crunches, since I had the results of my tests in front of me…now knowing why I am so tired all the time. Just the progression of hormonal exhaustion & how it can creep up on us was so interesting”

“The role of cortisol in relieving inflammation; the possibility that my constant hot flashes (every 40 minutes or so, for the last 20+ years) could be related to my gut health.”

“I finally learned how Jordon gained weight!! Both my husband and I were on SCD and ended up really, really skinny. I more fully grasped how hormones and gut issues are linked. I also found it interesting that you use sublingual drops for treatment, which makes a lot of sense for people who cannot digest well.”

“The adrenal connection to the cortisol levels in body and how it affects the body. Also the antibiotic affects, because I went thru a year of battling a severe sinus infection and suffering with U. C. At the same time.”

Back when I was sick, I was massively fatigued, scary skinny and stuck eating only 8 foods. If only I had known that my hormones were the reason I was stuck, life could have been so different.

It’s so frustrating to be doing so many things right and not really get better.

If you’ve been in and out of the doctor’s office treating symptoms as much as I was… but never getting to the root cause, you know how frustrating it is.

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