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…]


The 2-Step Approach to Healthy Skin

Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you (or you see when looking in the mirror).

You know that when your skin looks good, facing the world is a little easier.

That’s why having skin issues can be so frustrating and embarrassing.

(I know because I struggled with skin issues for years myself.)

But issues like acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea don’t just look bad –  they’re often a sign of something more than skin deep. From nutrient deficiencies to hormones that are out of whack, and even leaky gut syndrome, there are many internal causes for external skin problems.

The health of your skin is one of the biggest indicators of your overall health. A healthy body is reflected in clear, radiant skin – and health issues are often reflected in a sallow complexion.

In this article, I want to share how I’ve approached my own skin issues – from the foods to eat and avoid, to the supplements that can help, and even what products to use and avoid.

Beautiful, radiant skin isn’t simply about what you put IN your body, or what you put ON your body – it’s about balancing both. [click to continue…]


Anna's Gut Healing Success

If getting healthy were easy and straightforward, everyone would do it with ease.

But the truth is, it’s rarely as black and white as we’d like it to be and there are more pieces involved than diet change alone.

There was a point in my healing journey when I realized this exact concept – changing my diet just simply wasn’t going to be enough to get me to where I wanted to be.

Don’t get me wrong, it helped a ton!

But something was missing.

With the help of trusted stool tests, I found out that a gut infections were one of the reasons I was still sick. And it wasn’t until I addressed them that my health began to turn the corner.

As it turns out, many people on this journey will need to do more than simply change their diet, and this was certainly the case for our friend Anna.

Read on, as Anna takes us through the ups and downs of her journey and graciously shares with us the tools and tips she used to overcome several challenges (including parasites, Candida, and H. pylori). [click to continue…]

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Is grain-fed beef harming your health?

Buying meat that is healthy, safe and affordable for your family shouldn’t be hard.

But when you’re actually standing at the butcher counter, trying to decide what to buy, it can get pretty overwhelming.

The options seem endless – from grass, grain or vegetarian-fed to organic and hormone-free. Plus, you have to see what’s actually available and then there’s the price to consider.

You may find yourself asking the question: “Is grass-fed meat (or meat in general) really worth the hassle and the price?”

And the answer is YES. Every single time.

In fact, choosing grass-fed and finished meat for your family is one of the most important choices you make on your journey to better health. [click to continue…]


Autoimmunity, The Gut & Scleroderma

Scleroderma may not be the most prevalent or deadly of all autoimmune diseases, but it is an unpredictable and disabling disease that affects thousands each year.

This condition can range from a mild case, in which only the skin is affected, to a more severe case where multiple organs become involved.

Conditions like scleroderma can bring on a whole new level of anxiety in people, often leading to a feeling of being out of control.

It’s natural for anybody to feel this way, and all of us here at SCD Lifestyle can relate. But thankfully there are things we can do to take back the reigns.

Whether you’re looking for ways to manage the symptoms of scleroderma, are seeking information on how to heal your gut, or simply want to feel your best, this article has got you covered. Read on… [click to continue…]