“All disease begins in the gut.” –Hippocrates
Do you experience any of these digestive complaints on a regular basis?
- Belching or gas within one hour of eating
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Bloating within one hour of eating
- Bad breath
- A sense of excess fullness after meals
- Sleep after meals
- Stomach pains or cramps
- Chronic diarrhea
- Undigested food in stool
- Sweat with a strong odor
- Light or clay colored stools
- Food allergies
- Alternating constipation and diarrhea
- Pain between your shoulder blades
- A history of morning sickness
- Pain under right side of rib cage
- Hemorrhoids or varicose veins
- A pulse that speeds up after eating
- Crohn’s disease
- Itchy anus
- Less than one bowel movement per day
- Blood or mucus in your stool
- Excessive foul smelling lower bowel gas
- Cramping in lower abdominal region
These are symptoms of gut dysbiosis. You may not think they’re related to digestion — but they are.
If any of these symptoms describe you, I’ve got two questions for you:
Do you want to feel better?
Would you like to improve your digestion and your gut health?
I hope you said yes.
Yes is my answer as well. My family has been following a gut-healing diet (GAPS) off and on for about a year. We started last April and came off it late in the fall. But my husband is back on it — though a wee bit modified — because his digestion still needs help.
The timing is perfect. My friend Lydia Shatney is opening the doors to her online digestion course. Lydia is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner as well as a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Interestingly, the other day I was looking into elimination clues (you know, poop) and the online search results led me to a knowledgeable and helpful post by Lydia about that very issue.
So when I heard about Lydia’s online digestion course, I was already pre-disposed to think well of it.
On top of that fortuitous timing, Lydia gave me access to an audio file from a previous run of her class — for the purposes of review. The topic was probiotics. She explained the really important aspects about the types of probiotics our bodies need (both transient and native), which foods give what type, and she shared what brands and types of probiotics are available for supplementation.
Really good stuff! So, yes, I’m going to take her online digestion course.
Will you join me?
Here’s what’s included in the ‘Heal Your Gut’ online course:
The course runs April 10, 2013 through May 22, 2013. You’ll be able to download all the lessons, handouts, and outlines to review at your leisure and save for future reference.
Week #1: Digestion 101. How it works, how it can dysfunction. Proper nutrition and diet for optimal digestive health. We’ll do a ‘Clean Up Your Diet’ exercise with information and guidance on the best place to start healing your overall digestion. ??We’ll also discuss how stress effects digestion and what to do about it.
Week #2: Elimination, Bowel Movements, Constipation, and Diarrhea. We will talk about how often bowels should move, what constitutes a healthy bowel movement, we will learn an exercise to test bowel transit time and how to support constipation or diarrhea.
Week #3: Absorption. You can eat all the healthy food in the world, but if you can’t digest and absorb it you won’t be gaining what you’d hope from all your efforts! We’ll do an exercise to help you determine whether you are digesting your foods properly starting with the stomach. We’ll discuss fat digestion and how to determine if you are actually absorbing your fats adequately. There will also be suggestions for foods to use to support digestion and supplemental support as well.
Week #4: Food Sensitivities, Intolerances, and Allergies. How to do an elimination diet and feel great in a short amount of time — how to reintroduce foods systematically to find which may be problematic and which are helpful to your body.
Week #5: Probiotics. The role of probiotics, the different types of probiotics, and how to best obtain them from supplements with specific and effective probiotic supplement recommendations.
Week #6: Fermented/Cultured Foods. We will have a fermentation expert guest on the call. We will discuss the extraordinary health benefits of properly home fermented foods, how to get started, and why including them is critical.
Plus 2 bonus talks with guest speakers!
The benefits of learning online:
Here’s what I love about online learning (as you know I teach online myself).
You will save money. Online learning is almost always cheaper than attending a local health practitioner’s workshop, where you might pay $30 to $50 each session or more. The normal price of this course is $117, but through April 15, you can get Lydia’s course for $107 — making each lecture about $18. To save $10, contact me for an exclusive coupon code, or check your email for the code (if you’re subscribed to my emails).
You can learn from the comfort of your own home. Got small children or a busy schedule? No worries — download the lectures and handouts and study when YOU have time.
You don’t have to be “on”. Don’t feel well? Still in your jammies? No problem. Listen in bed, or on the couch, or wherever you need to be.
Honestly, online learning has got to be one of the greatest benefits of the modern age!
Registration is Open!
Lydia opened registration today, March 20. You can sign up through
April 10 extended! through Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3pm Eastern.
Don’t forget! To save $10, contact me for an exclusive coupon code, or check your email for the code (if you’re subscribed to my emails).
I hope to see you inside! Please share below if you’ll be joining us.
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