Jordan Reasoner

How A Healthy Gut Can Heal Ulcerative Colitis

The connection between our physical and mental state is strong – so strong that experts actually classified Ulcerative Colitis as a psychosomatic disease in the 1930’s.

It’s the reason those with Ulcerative Colitis are twice as likely to suffer from depression and what makes stress one of the top triggers for a flare.

For so many with Ulcerative Colitis, this connection results in a vicious cycle that often resembles something like this:

Stressful event –> UC Flare –> Depression/anxiety –> Flare becomes worse –>
Increased depression/anxiety –> 
Inability to perform daily tasks and manage flare

And if you’re thinking these mental and physical symptoms have to be treated separately, we have good news for you.

The microbiome in the gut has just as much to do with depression as it does the painful cramps and diarrhea that come with UC.

Read on, as we dive into all the details of Ulcerative Colitis and walk you through how to overcome the mental and physical symptoms of this disabling condition (without medication or surgery). [click to continue…]

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Is the root cause of your IBS-D Microscopic Colitis?

If you’ve ever found yourself in a desperate search for the nearest bathroom or wondered how you were going to make it through the next 15 minutes, you know just how awful diarrhea can be.

I once knew this feeling all too well… and millions of others are still experiencing it.

It wasn’t until I addressed the root causes of my diarrhea (Celiac disease and gut infections), that the diarrhea finally stopped.

In other words, finding the root cause is key. (And this is where conventional wisdom tends to fail.)

If you’re still searching for the answer… the fix… that one thing that will make the diarrhea stop, Microscopic Colitis (MC) is one possible root cause you shouldn’t overlook.

This on-the-rise condition has a strong correlation to PPIs and NSAIDs, and the most common symptoms are chronic diarrhea, cramping and bloating

And with MC being detected twice as often as it was just a decade earlier, we urge you to educate yourself on this topic and ultimately rule it in or out.

You can do that here, as we dive into how MC is diagnosed, what triggers it, how the gut is connected and much more. [click to continue…]

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How Unconventional Medicine Can Stop Chronic Disease

10 years ago, when Steve and I were starting on our health journey, we were really fortunate to meet a guy who was on the same journey as us, but a little farther down the path – Chris Kresser.

Over the past decade we’ve had the honor of working with Chris and watching as his passion for health has blossomed into a thriving practice that is helping people around the world get healthy and live happy.

Chris has a special talent for breaking down the difficult-to-understand – from the concept of functional medicine to complex chemical processes in the body – into layman’s terms. And even more importantly into actionable steps you can take right now to feel better.

In honor of his brand new book being released today – Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love, we’re sharing a special guest post from Chris himself.

In this post, Chris shares exactly what functional medicine is and how you can use it to get healthy. [click to continue…]

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Rachel's Gut Healing Success

When people get sick, it’s pretty common practice to go see the doctor.

But along my health journey, I ended up firing most of mine…

Why?

Because I wanted to get to the root cause of my symptoms and they didn’t know any better than to lead me down the endless road of prescription drugs.

See, I wanted more.

But it quickly became clear that the key to long-lasting health would have to come from within….

Several years later, I’d consider myself the CEO of my own health – and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the SCD diet and a few key supplements.

Our friend Rachel had a very similar experience; after several failed appointments and being slapped with a life sentence to prescription drugs, she too realized her healing would have to be self-led.

Continue reading to see just how much Rachel was able to overcome…  simply by trusting her own intuition. [click to continue…]

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Cavin B SCD Success Story

We all have pivotal moments in our lives. Something happens, and from then on, nothing is ever the same.

There are of course the beautiful, positive ones like a marriage or the birth of a child…

But there are also the moments that can be much more frightening. The death of a loved one. A diagnosis. An injury.

And as I get older (and hopefully a little wiser) I’ve noticed one thing over and over – what defines people is how they react to these moments.

We can’t always control what happens to us. We get sick. A parent or spouse dies. We fall down. But we can control how we react.

Today, we’re very excited to share the story of our friend Cavin. Cavin fell down and suffered a traumatic brain injury that doctors said should have killed him.

Not only did Cavin not die – he is now thriving in ways he never before thought possible. It all came down to how he reacted to his injury.

The most important thing he did? He changed the way he ate to fuel his brain.

Traumatic brain injuries are something we don’t talk about enough – and something we certainly don’t discuss being connected to nutrition – so I’m overjoyed to have Cavin share in his own words how SCD and diet were integral in his healing process. [click to continue…]

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