Gutsy Gals – Andee Update!

Now, 10 months in to her healing process with me, what is Andee up to?

A few people had asked about how food reintroduction occurs. Can healing occur?

How long does it take to get healthy?

While that’s different for everyone, based on many factors, we wanted to do an update on Andee — what is she able to eat? What is she able to do? What labs did we do, and what’s next?

So we chat it up!

And while every plan does get personalized, the general outline is the same. There ARE answers. You CAN feel better. You CAN reclaim your life!

Let me know what questions YOU have!

Gutsy Gals Ep 09 – Food Sensitivity Tests

Food Sensitivity Tests – not all are created equal!

I studied food sensitivities and tests, becoming a Certified LEAP Therapist (food sensitivity protocol) in 2009. At that time, food sensitivity tests and gut health were seen as “quackery.”

And now, as people are forced to admit the science AND clinical experience, the markets have been flooded with food sensitivity tests of all sorts. And some are better than others.

But what are they testing for? What are they measuring? And what do you even do with the results? Just avoid triggers the rest of your life? (If you’ve been paying attention to my posts for a while now, you know that should never the end game! 😉 )

So listen in! Andee and I discuss:

  • different types of food sensitivity tests
  • IgE vs non-IgE “branches” of the immune system
  • IgG, IgA, IgM versus Mediator Release
  • Some things to be aware of and what to look for in a food sensitivity test and protocol

Ready to get tested, personalize your plan, and feel SO MUCH BETTER, FAST!? Shoot me an email and we’ll make sure it’s the best path for you!

Gutsy Gals Ep 08: Tips for Running – Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced!

Ready to run?

Hey Runners! Or wanna-be runners! I know New Years brought a lot of resolutions to get back to running; or lose weight; or train for a half marathon, ultra marathon, OCR and more…

So Andee and I did our talk this time on tips for running! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced in your training, we have some tips!

Some tips for preventing injury, increasing performance, and boosting training!

Listen in, let us know your goals, and if you’re looking for more, reach out. If you are looking for help with getting started, training, enhancing

Gutsy Gals Ep 07 – IBS: There ARE answers!

It’s TIME! “The Gutsy Gals: talking sh*t about sh*t and more” are finally talk about sh*t!

We’re talking about IBS and digestive issues:

➡First, what is IBS, REALLY?
➡What SHOULD your poop look like?
➡What could be the root cause of IBS?
➡Some basics to help with digestion
➡Some reasoning for GERD and heartburn
➡Discussing the intestines
➡Microbiome, infections, H. Pylori
➡And so much more!

It’s like a virtual tour through your full digestive tract! What could go wrong, and where, and what can you DO to fix it??


(Can you tell I’m passionate about this?!) Email if you are ready to find YOUR root cause so we can make a game plan for you! 21% off the Empowered Healing program to kick off 2021! Only 4 spots left!

Gutsy Gals Ep 06 – Prescribing Diets


Specifically, what you should be aware of if you’re told to follow a true keto diet (vs “low carb”), a low FODMAP diet, or the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet.

  • Why does a doctor recommend one? And do you really need to follow it?
  • What are they?
  • What are the pros and cons and common pit falls?
  • And what should you be aware of long-term?

SPOILER: you should NOT just be stuck on a restricted diet the rest of your life! There NEEDS to be a game-plan to address the root cause of WHY you were put on the diet to begin with! Otherwise you’re just using the diet like a pill to mask symptoms

So listen in, and share with others! Ready to accelerate your healing by finding out what the actual ROOT CAUSE is, and addressing it? Email me at

EDIT NOTE: There is a moment in talking about the AIP diet where Andee lists items that are not allowed on the AIP diet, and she lists NSAIDS and states prescription meds (which can be stronger level NSAIDS, such as Naproxen). This was brought to my attention that someone may interpret that as someone thinking they should quit their medications if they want to do a true AIP diet. PLEASE NOTE, THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ARE SAYING! Andee is just sharing sharing the given protocol, not our condoning of quitting meds. Per Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s outline, yes, NSAIDS (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) are listed under “to be removed” — BUT! This again drive home the need to PERSONALIZE and INDIVIDUALIZE! If your doctor told you to take a medicine, do NOT quit taking without their guidance. Dr. Ballantyne’s outline is a good cookie-cutter starting point, but you need to adapt for you, with guidance from your doctor or other health care professional well versed in AIP.