Jennifer's Daughter

I’ll be the first to admit it isn’t particularly FUN to eliminate foods you once loved….

But when you see the impact it has on your health (like I did) you’ll be more than happy to stick to any dietary change.

Our friend Jennifer knows this all too well.

She helped her 8-year-old daughter overcome neurological issues, digestive complaints, chronic fatigue and headaches with the SCD diet.

And while the diet wasn’t always easy and her daughter struggled to give up certain foods, she could see the impact it had (and still has) on her daughter’s life.

[Enter Jennifer] [click to continue…]

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Mindset and Healing

When I found out I had Celiac Disease, I thought, “Great! I just need to stop eating gluten and I’ll be healed!”

Wrong.

Then I discovered SCD and I thought, “I just need to follow this diet perfectly and I’ll be healed!”

Not quite.

Then I started researching and learned about gut infections and I thought, “I just need to clear these parasites and I’ll be healed!”

That wasn’t it either.

And I thought the same thing when I learned about my hormones, or a new supplement, or a new food I should avoid.

Here’s the truth: no matter how “clean” my diet, no matter how perfect my supplements, no matter how expensive the probiotic I was taking was… none of it ever “healed” me.

Now, don’t misunderstand… it all helped me be healthier.

I wasn’t having diarrhea 15 times per day anymore, I actually was able to gain some weight and muscle, I had more energy. But I always had this nagging feeling – when would I be “healed?”

I felt like I was running a race but I didn’t know when the finish line would come.

Have you had this feeling too? [click to continue…]

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What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis (Plus, How to Prevent and Stop It Naturally)

For those diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such ankylosing spondylitis, the picture painted is oftentimes grim.

A rigid spine, limited mobility, and debilitating pain are just some of the complications associated with this condition.

To make matters worse, it’s likely you’ve been told medication was the only answer and the rest is out of your control.

We’re here to paint a different picture for you.

Managing an autoimmune disease is similar to that of a game of chess – staying one step ahead is the key to success.

And how exactly do you stay one step ahead?

Identifying the triggers (like diet and stress) and knowing how to control them is the name of the game.

Despite popular belief, autoimmune diseases like ankylosing spondylitis need to be turned on or activated… and you’ll be happy to know we play a huge role in whether those triggers are turned on or off.

Read on, as we dive into the details of autoimmunity, bring you the latest research, and help you discover the necessary tools to get your health back. [click to continue…]

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Brittany SCD Success

When you’re sick, all you want is to heal – fast.

You want to wake up tomorrow feeling better. You want to be off the toilet and out in the world.

And this feeling of urgency around healing can hold people back from starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

SCD works, people think, but it takes months and months.

That’s why I’m really excited to share an email we received from our community member Brittany with you.

Brittany has had UC for 9 years. But after just 2 weeks on SCD, all her IBD symptoms were gone.

Of course, not everyone has symptom relief as quickly as Brittany did – but if you’re scared to start SCD because of how long healing may take, let this story be an inspiration to you. [click to continue…]

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Secrets of Healthy Pets & Owners

Name 3 things you can do to improve your gut health.

How about take a probiotic? Maybe use a supplement like l-glutamine? Drink a cup of bone broth every day?

These are all time-tested and science-backed ways to boost the health of your digestive system…

But there’s something else I use to boost my gut health, my immunity, and overall sense of happiness and well-being.

You might use it too, and not even realize it!

It weighs about 80 pounds. It’s got a long, wet tongue. And it loves nothing more than a belly rub.

Yes, it’s my dog.

Pet ownership has myriad health benefits – not limited to improving the diversity of the microbiome (aka your gut health!). Today, I’m excited to share a few of the health benefits of pet ownership – and what you can do to return the favor and keep your pet happy and healthy, too. [click to continue…]

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