Have you settled for poor health?

It’s a tough question, but an important one.

Accepting our symptoms as a normal part of life can turn into permission to stop fighting.

Don’t’ get me wrong, there were moments on my journey when I wanted to do just that.

But here’s the key – refusing to settle.

And in order to do that, we need to be equipped with all the right tools to heal – just like Mara was.

Continue reading, as Mara shows us everything it took to come out on top – from diet and lifestyle changes to the one thing that changed everything.

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Few things are more frustrating than switching to a healthy diet and feeling WORSE.

For those with a histamine intolerance, this is often the case.

That’s right – gut healthy favorites like fermented foods, probiotic supplements, and leftover grass-fed meat can actually make you feel worse.

And because histamines can affect the entire body, it’s often misdiagnosed. (You’ll likely be told it’s “just” allergies or IBS)

If you have dozens of random symptoms that appear out of nowhere, this is one condition you can’t afford to overlook.

Headaches, brain fog, chronic nasal congestion, bloating, restless leg – yep, those are all signs of a histamine intolerance.

In this blog post, we cover everything you need to know about conquering a histamine intolerance so you can start living again.

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nut-free, grain-free blueberry muffins

Was there a “special breakfast” you ate growing up or always made for your kids?

Whether it was Mother’s Day Brunch, Easter, or my birthday, for my family’s “special breakfast” we always had blueberry muffins.

And while I don’t encourage eating baked goodies on a daily basis, eating them for a week straight isn’t likely to hurt your gut and likely may help your emotional body. So if you make them, I hope you enjoy them without shame or blame or concern. [click to continue…]


When you think of a “healthy” meal, what comes to mind?

When I think of healthy food, I always picture a bright pink fillet of salmon.

Something that looks like this:

Fresh, pink salmon pieces

But is fish always a gut healthy food?

The answer isn’t clear cut. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to eating fish…

  • Is it farmed fish or wild caught?
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned?
  • Is it environmentally friendly?
  • Should I just take a fish oil pill instead?

Today, I’m going to address all those questions and give you our bottom line recommendations for eating fish – how much, what type, and what to do if you can’t. [click to continue…]


The best practitioners all have what we call a “Hero’s Journey.” It’s their own story of sickness and healing.

You might know mine and Steve’s stories by now – how we both had digestive problems in college, and helped each other through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

But do you know why we talk about our story so much?

Our own experiences with sickness and healing are what power us to help others. We know what it is like to suffer – and we know what it is like to take back control and heal.

The people we help the most are the ones who see a bit of themselves in our story.

That’s why today, I’m excited to share our recommended practitioner Christina Tidwell’s Hero’s Journey with you.

She struggled with Adult-Onset Still’s Disease or AOSD, a rare autoinflammatory disease that brings on a myriad of symptoms, including persistent high fevers, joint pain, and a salmon-colored bumpy rash

Now she’s med-free and helping others who are going through the same battle she’s overcome.

I hope you see something in Christina’s story that makes you think, “Hey, that is just like me.”

And if Christina’s story does resonate with you, I hope you’ll consider taking the next step to work with her. [click to continue…]