SCD Diet Success Stories


Camping, hiking, and backpacking adventures…

Those words used to send fear ripping through my chest when I was sick with Celiac disease and just starting SCD.

I never thought I would be able to do things like that on a diet like SCD or GAPS. I felt trapped, like I couldn’t eat anything unless it was cooked right here in my own kitchen.

I thought traveling and camping adventures were something that I’d never do again – that it was just part of being someone healing on the SCD diet.

It only took me a few more years to realize it was ENTIRELY possible, and the only thing standing in the way was ME.

All I needed was a plan and the right checklist of travel foods and I could do anything I wanted… go anywhere I wanted.

And that’s exactly what we have for you today… a step-by-step guide for camping and backpacking on SCD or GAPS.

But this isn’t just the usual guide…

It was put together by one of our community members, Dana, who absolutely blew us away with the detailed guide she put together from her trip into the Canadian wilderness.

Dana went ABOVE and BEYOND to share her best tips for camping and backpacking on SCD/GAPS after successfully hiking and backpacking miles each day (without getting sick or losing more weight).

This was no ordinary road trip. Dana was going deep in the backcountry in Canada, hundreds of miles away from any Whole Foods grocery stores.

NOW, you might not be planning a backpacking trip into Canada, but if Dana can survive in the backcountry with this plan, then I know you can use it when you fly for a few hours to spend time with your in-laws or go camping for a night in the woods nearby. It is my hope that at least one of Dana’s ideas will be useful in your life, and I’ve included a table of contents for quick searching and future reference here… [click to continue…]

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There are 3 truths that most sick people just hate to admit… but they are typically the fastest way back to health.

Because acknowledging them means a lot.

It means that you’ll likely take responsibility for them…

Which means you’ll be changing big cornerstones of how you do life.

And that’s scary. Because this degree of change is scary — for all of us.

Not to mention, some people make admitting these truths mean they are “wrong” for what they’ve been doing…

Which doubles the pain and makes taking new actions even harder.

I’d like to give you a new perspective on that. You are always doing exactly what you think is best for you right now – meaning there is no wrong.

Your actions may seem “wrong” in light of new information I’m about to share with you, but you were just doing your best until now. And that’s not wrong. That’s EXACTLY RIGHT.

You are doing it right.

And with that said, here are 3 new truths and a couple case studies I hope will help you get even better results.

3 Hard Truths of Getting Healthy

Here’s the part that you probably either have heard before and don’t want to acknowledge or maybe you’ve never been exposed to:

  • Truth 1 – Most People Need the Tough Case Diet
  • Truth 2 – Small Tweaks Can Create Massive Wins
  • Truth 3 – Stress Is More Important Than We All Want it to Be

You’ll see these 3 truths play out in the 2 success stories below.

But if you don’t, it’s likely because you don’t want to admit them. Maybe you will in a few months. Maybe never… but if you do, things will likely get better.

The point is that, in the last 7 years, these truths have become increasingly clear to me. [click to continue…]


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Still unsure how the gut-brain axis relates to real-world issues?  

After reading this courageous account of perseverance, I think you’ll understand much deeper how other people experience gut-brain symptoms. Also, there’s an unexpected benefit of reading a true account of health struggle and success.

As you read and relate to Eric, you’ll learn to do so more with your own body. The deep caring and curiosity you have for another will unlock things in your own journey. That’s why sharing stories and listening to them is so powerful.

Eric is removing the mask today.  

And it’s going to feel so good.

Many of his closest people to him have no idea what he’s been through. And now hopefully, through this detailed and amazing revelation, they’ll connect with him better, understand him better and even be motivated to change their health.

Whether you have anxiety, histamine intolerance, hypoglycemia or have seen less than stellar results on a FODMAPs diet, low-histamine diet or others…

This piece might give you a new insight about the downward spiral of disease… as well as the upward spiral of health.

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Have you seen the show American Ninja Warrior?

These women and men are doing things that are mind blowing! Watch this short clip or this one.

As humans, we are fascinated by athletes, celebrities and others who do the seemingly impossible.

But this phenomenon extends beyond events, into our everyday lives.


Because most of us are just waiting for someone to show us what’s possible.

That’s what shows like American Ninja Warrior do. They stir something deep inside of us that proves to us what’s possible.

I know you know someone who…

… has lost 20 or 30 plus pounds.

… got that high-ranking job that should have been impossible.

… got out of massive debt.

Or like our guest poster, Stacey, who resolve their complex and painful health issues, which is just as amazing as any of the feats on American Ninja Warrior.

It takes dedication, courage, and determination to figure out your health issues and get rid of them. There’s no easy button. It’s one of two choices (1) hard work or (2) a lifetime of worsening symptoms, pills and doctor bills.

I so appreciate you Stacey for opening your heart and life for all of us to be inspired by. And I hope that you the reader are inspired to be next — next to tell your story, next to start the hard work and next to learn what it’s like to get your energy and health back.

Will you be next (free NEW webinar here)?

[Enter Stacey]

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Have you seen the movie “The Butterfly Effect?”

It’s a powerful movie that shows the effects of how single events in our lives shape them.

If you search your history, it’s likely you’ll find an event or two in which everything changed for the worse with your health. I have them, Jordan has them, every coaching client I ever worked with had them.

Sadly, we don’t typically see the unravelling of our health until we are really suffering.

Petra’s story is a courageous tale that shows this in great detail. I only wish more people knew how quickly one stressful event, or one round of antibiotics can begin the downward health spiral. If they did, they might not end up in the hospital being diagnosed with scary diseases like Crohn’s.

If there’s one thing you take away from this story, I hope it’s the fact that almost all of our health symptoms are connected and if the root issues aren’t addressed, our bodies will continue to break down. [click to continue…]

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