Guts & Glory #31:Free coaching tonight!

What I Wish I Could Tell Every Single Person

Have you ever found something that you really love, that dramatically improves your life, and makes you love waking up each day? And you just want to shout it from the rooftop?

For me it’s the steps I’ve taken to get in the best health of my life (after it was very, very dismal.)

Knowing these steps will save you hours of wasted effort.

Think of this call as “Summer’s Greatest Hits”.

How do you know if your body is sending you signs?

Are you itchy? Allergies? Dry skin? Catastrophic C (constipation)? Or the dreadful D (diarrhea)?

These are signs sent lovingly from your body. (You might think they’re just there to annoy you and wreck your day, but no. These are helper messages.)

I’m sharing what I tell all my clients, including the ones who see me privately for one-on-one coaching. This is the very best of what I’ve got.

You’ll learn what to do and what not to do. So you don’t waste money on supplements that don’t do jack. So you don’t get sick every few months and have to skip work. So you know what to look for in a health coach or doctor that can really jive with you and guide you.

I want you to feel better, starting now. It’s just takes a little education and a little plan.

Here’s how:

Watch this video now.

Lesson 5: Plan—Handle it

Then join me live tonight for a special implementation call. If you do have gut issues, come see what I recommend. This is the step by step plan on how to keep gut issues from wrecking the happy place that should be your body.

Link to join Hangout at 7:30pm ET

Guts & Glory #30: Why gut issues are on the rise—JJ Virgin explains it all

I had a great conversation with JJ Virgin on the Showcase Club a few weeks ago. First thing—I want to say that there’s a reason this woman’s the biggest hotshot in wellness.

Here was my chance to talk to my total health hero, so I asked her my biggest, most favorite question of all—Why are gut issues on the rise?

Her answer — stress.

This I already knew, but our conversation got me thinking about how to explain this to others. I came up with an analogy that MAKES SO MUCH SENSE and I’m going to use it all the time from now on.

This explains why people get wiped out with stress. (And it’s totally preventable if you have other things in place to support your body.)

Check out the Guts & Glory Podcast below. It’s two minutes long and explains everything.

I want to know: What’s the one thing that’s made the biggest difference in your ability to handle stress? Share so others can benefit from what’s worked for you!

Guts & Glory #29: How to keep stress and bad moods from spoiling your dinner

Doing all kinds of things for your health—probiotics, exercise, spinach—but still having a heckuva time? Here’s a question for you: how’s your breathing?

Breathing. It’s the most natural thing in the world. Until you throw in a little (or a lot of) stress.

You start breathing shallower and shallower. Your body’s ability to thrive plummets. You don’t bounce back as easily and your moods suffer.

(That nice meal your honey takes you out to? You don’t want to be that person freaking out when they don’t have your favorite dish…)

Stress throws everything off. It literally KILLS good bacteria in your body.

So how are we supposed to be highly functioning people, getting things done, and not let it all get to us or our macrobiotic goodness?

Here’s my current answer—it’s a tiny little device called HeartMath and an app called Inner Balance, and it can bring you more peace in a matter of minutes. This thing clips onto your ear and works better than all my yogic breathing and meditation combined—bringing me all kinds of calm (and surprise, more productivity!) in the last few weeks. I’m obsessed with it!

Find out more about this cool new gadget in the newest five minute Guts & Glory Podcast here.

I want to know: What’s your best trick for de-stressing on the fly?

Guts & Glory #28 Allergy shots and Claritin can go bleep themselves

A few weeks ago I visited family for labor day and got smacked in the face with a reality that I’d forgotten:

Many people—in my opinion far too many, people I care about—take their allergies for granted. They put up with it. They take pills, they spend five years getting allergy shots to numb their immune system, rather than stop for a moment to think about what their body is trying to tell them.

What I realized is that I’m just not willing to settle. Period.

Check out this week’s Guts & Glory podcast where I tell you exactly how I reclaimed my life and how you can too.

I want to know: Has your body ever given you a sure sign that something’s up—and what action did you take to remedy it?

Guts & Glory #27: I just went out and bought a sack of white sugar with Summer

You can use sugar wax anywhere you want hairless glory. Legs, arms, eyebrows, bikini line, what-have-you. I found that sugar wax hurt less than going to a pro salon.

Important: you’re going to want to know what to watch out for so you don’t ruin the batch!

Also, tempting as it is, try not to eat this stuff!

Thanks for watching and sharing this podcast.

I want to know: What’s your favorite at-home beauty trick?

Guts & Glory 26: How to overpower sugar cravings and bump up digestion with Meghan Hintz

Ever just wander into the kitchen looking for something to eat only to snack mindlessly?

Herba Flora lozenges are what I now grab instead.

These are bitters in a lozenge form! With no alcohol, no sugar, glycerin, soy, corn, GMOs, or animal ingredients. Just pure organic herbs. And they’re delicious!

Megan Hintz designed the four of Herba Flora formulas–Original, Gentle, Warming, and Calming with organic plant ingredients were each was chosen for their desirable action on the digestive system. You can try one or get all four flavors of Herba Flora bitters at

They’re perfect because you can craft the desired effect you’re after. Want to sleep better? Go for Calming Bitters with fennel (also good for the gas). Need more digestive fire? You’ll want to get the Warming Bitters that have cinnamon, coriander and cardamom, plus astragalus.

Head over to Herba Flora bitters at

Thanks for watching and sharing this podcast.

I want to know: Do you include bitter things in your diet?

Guts & Glory #25: One cool trick for taking supplements with Summer

Want to know how to make sure you take all your supplements when you travel AND recycle at the same time?

Here’s a quick little video that shows you what to do with all those adorable Altoid tins or Herba Flora tins, which, by the way, I love. Bitters in a lozenge? Brilliant. They’re perfect for midday stress relief, great for sensitive digestive tracts, and they’re a totally great cure for whenever I start to think that stress eating is a good idea…

You can pick up Herba Flora lozenges over at

Thanks for watching and sharing this podcast.

I want to know: What’s your best trick for making sure you take your supplements?

Guts & Glory #24: The 30 second spice blend that I’m obsessing over with Summer

Q: What makes a healthy habit stick?

A: When it’s friggin’ delicious!

Spices are a simple way to step up your cleansing and gut rebuilding efforts, but most people are missing out on this culinary (and healthy) delight. They help you enjoy the food (eat your veggies!) and many are supportive of digestion. Translation: less gas, diarrhea, and constipation as food moves through your digestive track smoothly. They even kill harmful bacteria.

This week’s Guts & Glory podcast is a 3-minute video to teach you the healthy and oh-so-tasty spice blend that you’re going to want to put on just about everything. This makes a huge difference in your path to being healthy!

Thanks for watching and sharing this podcast.

I want to know: What’s your current spice crush?

3 Steps to Rebuilding the Gut



Dysbiosis is what happens when the wrong microorganisms are living in the gut. Studies show that this causes a slew of chronic diseases. Given that nearly everyone has experienced the 3 main causes of dysbiosis, Everyone in todays society needs to rebuild their gut to ensure they are farming the right bacteria.

Here are the 3 steps of rebuilding the gut:
Increasing Nutrition – This step helps feed your cells, speeds up the process of healing, and feeds the right bacteria. Learning which foods have the best nutrients for rebuilding the gut is an imperative step in your journey. You increase nutrition through getting the right bacteria in your gut, too. They help digest food better and extract more nutrients from the food you eat, but also produce vitamins onsite in your intestines for you to absorb.

Using Herbs & Supplements to help support the natural systems of the body – The body always wants to heal. Being in balance is what the body knows how to do. Using herbs and supplements to support the natural systems of the body will speed up healing. It is a great way to jumpstart your energy levels naturally. You should be energized all day long, sleep like a dog at night, and have no nagging health concerns. That is your natural state. Herbs can help teach and remind your body how to do those things. The great thing about herbs and supplements is that your body doesn’t need them forever. The point of using them is to learn how to live life on a sustainable maintenance level. This means most of the herbs you take will just be for the short term until your body is better.

Detoxifying your body on all levels – This helps your body enter a state of rest and restore so you can access your innate healing powers. Detoxifying lowers stress, removes tension, attune to your bodies natural rhythms of sleeping, eating, and exercise, and deepens your awareness of your body so you can make the right decisions about how to treat yourself. There are two sides to detoxing – Slowing the toxins coming in and speeding up the toxins going out. You have to slow the toxins coming in from your food, environment, mind, and emotions. You have to open your 7 channels of elimination to speed up the toxins going out.

Guts & Glory #23: Marc David’s advice totally helped Katherine’s 67-year-old client get a breakthrough!

Wellness practitioners are going to flip out about this!

A couple weeks ago we held the very first Showcase Club expert session with Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Joining us on the call was Katherine Miller of MBodied a health coach for menopausal women + member of my Fermentationist Certification Program.

Katherine gave us the particulars of one of her clients who is dealing with multiple health issues, and Marc offered some insight that really rocked Katherine’s ability to help her client.

Marc explained:

  • What it really means to work with your ideal client
  • The difference between inspiring your client and motivating them— which can be the difference between getting drained or refueled after a session
  • His personal rule for when to let go of a client

We really got into what it would takes to help this client who so desperately wanted to feel better and eat healthier so she could have more time with her grandkids.


“I had a session today with the woman I was speaking about. I framed everything just as Mark David suggested, using my own understanding of her personally, and she responded immediately and positively. She even upscaled the word “queen” to “empress” which is actually more suitable for her age and profession, and when I suggested that she had an adolescent relationship to her body and health, she offered that it was preteen at best. :) How wonderful is that?

I think this is the first time I have been able to connect with her at that level of communication where everything is real and serious and there is also a lot of love.”

I couldn’t be happier for Katherine and her client!

This expert session with Marc David is a perfect example of how the Showcase Club will continually elevate your skills by teaching you to examine the way you work with clients and patients using real-life case studies and real-life practitioners.

Want to watch this Showcase Club expert session? Click here!

You’ll be taken to the Showcase Club page where you can download the video + the session handout with all the case details Katherine presented to Marc David.

Enter your email on the left side of the page and you’ll get to watch this hour long session for free!


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