Do you know anyone who struggles with lupus?

It’s one of those diseases where one or two symptoms can quickly turn into fifty.

And it doesn’t just affect one area of the body.

The skin, joints, kidneys, lungs and even the heart, just to name a few, can all be affected at any given time.

And when it comes to the standard medical approach, patients are left to manage each symptom individually (oftentimes with several medications).

Functional medicine takes a completely different approach – one where the focus is on finding and fixing the root cause of disease to achieve true healing.

Simply put, leading researchers and functional medicine practitioners from all across the world agree – the gut is the best place to start to address ALL the symptoms and complications of lupus.

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The power of community is an immeasurable tool when it comes to overcoming health issues.

In fact, it’s probably one of the most underestimated.

The truth is we all need someone to hold us accountable and see us through our bad days.

For Jordan, it was the online SCD community.

For me, it was Jordan who stood by me as I worked my way through the SCD diet.

For Alyssa, it was her mom’s support that kept her from giving up.

And it’s just what she needed….

From lying on the floor wondering how she’d get through another day to camping, traveling the world and following her dreams, the SCD diet changed her life.

If you’re needing some inspiration on your own journey, this story is for you.

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There’s nothing else like it… warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

(Hey, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy a cookie sometimes! After all, delicious food is one of life’s greatest pleasures.)

Even if you’re following a healthy gut, grain-free diet like SCD or paleo, you shouldn’t have to give up the occasional cookie.

But here’s the problem: a lot of gut-healthy, grain-free recipes rely way too much on one ingredient that may be holding you back from healing: nut flour.

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Sleep is important (we all know this)… but just how important is it?

Poor sleep is associated with increased depression, anxiety, systemic inflammation and decreased immune function.

For those with Restless Leg Syndrome, a lack of sleep is likely a nightly occurrence. It’s also the most dangerous side effect of this frustrating condition.

Worse yet, many suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome and don’t know it.

RLS can often be misdiagnosed as another sleep disorder, depression, poor circulation, arthritis, back problems and even growing pains in children.

If you have extreme fatigue, trouble falling or staying asleep, depression or anxiety, take the time to keep reading.

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I was stuck in the bathroom… again.

My stomach was cramping and churning.

I was racking my brain – “What did I eat that I shouldn’t have??”

I just wanted to know what I had eaten wrong so I could NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!

But no matter how carefully I logged my food journal, no matter how many questions I asked – even when I gave up eating out altogether and prepared 100% of my own food – I was still having symptoms.

Does this happen to you too?

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