It’s likely you’ve heard the quote ‘All disease begins in the gut’ stated by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago. Today more than ever this statement is becoming a glaringly obvious reality. Just look at all the TV ads for some kind of over-the-counter or prescription drug geared to help with symptoms related to digestive complaints. Not many of us have stopped to take the time to understand the underlying problems going on within our digestive tracts. Yet, likely, we’ve all had some level of ongoing digestive upset. That’s why I am offering this online course; ‘Why Your Gut Is Making You Sick & What To Do About It‘.
Do you experience any of these digestive complaints/symptoms 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 of 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……………
In this 6 week class we will tackle an introduction to digestion and how to get it working more optimally. It is critical to understand the systematic way our digestion functions in order to begin to unravel the dysfunction and balance the foundation of digestive wellness.
This 6 week course will run from January 3rd- February 16th.
The course includes: 6 scheduled 1 hour lectures followed by live Q&A that will be recorded (for easy listening at your convenience if you can’t make the call, also so you can listen again to better assimilate the information), along with a private support group to ask your questions and share your thoughts/concerns. Also included: Weekly handouts, recommended reading, links, videos, recipes and more!
Week #1: Digestion 101 – How it works – How it can dysfunction. Proper nutrition & 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/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 will 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. We will discuss the role of probiotics, the different types of probiotics and how to best obtain them from supplements with specific & 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.
*Why Your Gut Is Making You Sick & What To Do About It: Online Course begins January 3rd – Runs through February 13th*
What to expect: You will need to have email and telephone access, having a Facebook account is helpful to access the private group where discussion will take place for the duration of the class time. I will keep the group open for 1 week after the class so you can download or collect any information you want. You can expect daily interactions on the private group, along with weekly updates from me on any further information pertaining the lecture, such as links, advice, recipes, how to’s, videos, recommended reading and handouts! Calls will be scheduled once per week – if you can’t make the live call it will be recorded and you can send your questions in advance to be answered during the call. If I don’t get to all of your questions during the call, please be patient – they will be answered on the private Facebook group either in document form or a video. Any links, recipes, tips, book suggestions will be sent after each lecture for you to review.
January 5th – 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
January 10th – 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
January 16th – 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
January 23rd – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
January 30th – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
February 6th – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
(Classes are subject to change. If you can’t make the time of the call, the recording will be available the next day. Questions can be sent in advance of the call from the previous week or any subject matter we’ve discussed – if I do not get through all the questions during the recorded call, I will answer them via video or document within 48 hours of the call. You will have access to the recordings for one entire month after the course. The idea of this course is to fit it in to your schedule in a feasible fashion.)
So, what does all of this cost?
The investment for this course is $150 – just $25 a week! (Refund: a 7-day money back guarantee from the date of your initial purchase. If you decide against the class for any reason within 7 days of your initial purchase date, your money will be refunded, no questions asked.)
Class space is limited – sign up quickly to ensure your spot!
Bonuses: An online nutritional assessment is available, but optional, to anyone who signs up for the course – each participant can take this test. This will allow me to assess your individual digestion needs further in case you’d like to work together further through a coaching package. An additional coupon code for $75 off will be offered on my coaching packages until February 1st!
An additional 90 minute call with myself and Melanie Christner, a certified GAPS practitioner, to discuss the in’s and out’s of the GAPS protocol and answer questions
Additionally, you will benefit from free shipping on any Biotics supplements you purchase over $20 for the duration of this course.
Lydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.
Lydia offers specialized step by step counseling to transform your health. Personalized consultations to suit your specific needs are offered via phone, Skype or in person. Lydia offers a variety of packages offered to suit your individual needs. Contact Lydia today for your free initial consult and to learn more about what she has to offer you!