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…]


One of the most powerful tools there is when it comes to getting our health back isn’t the perfect diet or all the right supplements…

It’s our attitude.

I know, we get it – a positive attitude may be the last thing on your mind when you’re sick….

But it could be the difference between getting your health back and staying sick.

Steve, myself and Mimi – we all had major setbacks on the road to getting healthy.

And it was a positive attitude that gave us the strength to keep moving forward – to keep tweaking, adjusting and adapting.

When those thoughts of negativity crept in, it was Mimi’s can-do attitude that gave her the strength to make that one life-changing adjustment.

The adjustment that helped her overcome IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Type 2 Diabetes.

If you’ve lost hope, can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, or are just plain tired of being sick, this story is for you.

[Enter Mimi]

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Tell me if this has ever happened to you…

You see a recipe that looks amazing. You click on it, fingers crossed.

Will the ingredients all work for me?

One by one, you read them, getting more and more excited. And then, there it is: some food you just cannot eat, ruining the entire recipe for you.

And I’m not talking about conventional recipes. I mean when you’re already looking at healthy recipes and they still don’t work for you!

I know I’m being a little dramatic here, but when you’re eating a restricted diet, it can be incredibly frustrating to try to find new recipes that work.

And when boredom with the recipes you do have sets in, you’re more likely than ever to stray from eating the foods that support your health and make you feel your best.

That’s why, today, I want to talk about modifying recipes to work for your healthy gut diet. [click to continue…]


6 toxin binders

When it comes to healing, people are usually either a “tough case” or a “mild case.”

(Find out which one you are here.)

“Mild cases” usually have big results, fast with changes like eating better, sleeping more, and adding a few supplements.

“Tough cases” on the other hand don’t get better as quickly or as easily. They can still heal (of course) – but it takes more time, more testing and tweaking, and often the help of an expert practitioner.

That’s where today’s guest poster comes in.

Meet Julie Donaldson. Julie is one of our recommended practitioners and specializes in working with tough cases. Today, she’s sharing her expertise in treating chronic infections with us – specifically how and when to use binders to help treat gut infections.

If you’re a tough case, this is a must read. [click to continue…]