Kimmy A. SCD Success Story

Most people with undiagnosed Celiac disease have trouble keeping weight on. Before I was diagnosed, it didn’t seem to matter how much I ate, I kept losing weight.

But it doesn’t always unfold that way.

Kimmy experienced the opposite problem – she had stubborn weight that she couldn’t lose, no matter what she did.

She had other health complaints too – bad teeth, depression, kidney problems – but they all seemed unconnected.

It wasn’t until she was properly diagnosed with Celiac disease (after 33 years of symptoms!) that Kimmy was able to heal her gut, get healthy, and lose the weight.

But more importantly, she got rid of the brain fog and depression that had plagued her since she was a teenager.

Kimmy’s story is a powerful reminder that our gut health is at the root of everything – and the benefits of healing the gut go far beyond easy digestion! [click to continue…]

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How To Properly Prepare Beans For Gut-Healthy Diets

If you’re following an ancestral or gut-healthy diet like SCD, AIP, GAPS, paleo, or a leaky gut diet, beans are one of the most confusing foods you’ll hear discussed.

On the one hand, you probably grew up believing beans to be a “healthy food.” They’re versatile, cheap, tasty, and filling… there’s a good reason they are a staple in diets around the world.

But on the other hand, if you’re interested in gut health, you may have heard some bad news about beans…

Like that beans contain anti-nutrients. Or that they damage your gut. That they are actually really bad for you.

So which is true? Are beans good or bad?

The truth is that (like just about any food) beans and legumes aren’t strictly good or bad.

Depending on the individual, beans may or may not be a good food for you right now.

But one thing is certain: to be a healthy food for anyone, beans must be properly prepared.

When prepared properly, beans are a nutrient-dense food that can nourish your body. In this article, I’ll briefly cover the bean controversy plus share how to safely prepare beans at home. [click to continue…]

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Eric Green's Gut Healing SCD Success Story

A few months ago, I found an amazing new social media site.

It’s called DaoCloud and it’s a way for people interested in health and wellness to connect (you can check it out here).

I loved DaoCloud so much that I reached out to one of its founders – Eric – to learn more about his mission for the site.

And guess what? Eric is an SCD-er, too!

I’m excited to share Eric’s story with you today – he has distilled everything he’s learned along his healing journey and created an an amazing site that’s going to help thousands of people. [click to continue…]

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Pastry Chef Michelle's SCD Success Story

What happens when a trained pastry chef gets diagnosed with ulcerative colitis?

Today’s guest – our friend Michelle – had just that happen to her.

And when conventional treatments weren’t doing a thing to touch her UC symptoms, she decided to try SCD.

Yep, Michelle went from pastry chef to full-time SCD’er.

(More proof that if she can do it, anyone can!)

Now Michelle is 5 years into UC remission and the proud owner of a gut-healthy bakery and cafe.

Here is her story… [click to continue…]

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Multiple Sclerosis and the Leaky Gut Connection

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological disease in the world.

But whether it’s you, a friend, or a family member getting the diagnosis – it is absolutely terrifying.

Even though it is the most common neurological disease, it presents differently in every person, the triggers remain largely unknown, and drug treatments work for some people and fail for others.

When you get an MS diagnosis, you can feel like your health (and your life) is suddenly out of your control.

But the truth is, even with a disease like multiple sclerosis, you can take back control.

Over the last decade, research on MS has expanded from simply looking for drug treatments to include gut health and the role it plays in not only developing MS but overcoming it as well.

Several studies have identified gut dysbiosis (imbalance of bacteria in the digestive tract) as a major player in developing MS – something we wouldn’t have dreamed of just 10 years ago.

If you’ve been told that drugs are the only answer or find it hard to believe the gut has anything to do with your autoimmune condition, this article is for you. [click to continue…]

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