I stopped treating my adrenal fatigue. Sound crazy? I know. I’ve written a fair bit about my adrenal fatigue, and the various methods I’m using to support my healing, like my Happy Adrenal Smoothie recipe.
So why on earth would I stop treating my adrenal fatigue when I know full well that it’s a serious health concern that has plagued me for several years?
Here’s the thing: I have been digging deeper and deeper into the root cause of my frustrating health issues: fatigue, unexplained weight gain, hormonal imbalances, more and more food intolerances, bloating and constipation, brain fog, weak immune system, anxiety and low moods, candida overgrowth, unexplained skin rashes…
And I discovered recently that while these things are certainly all linked to adrenal fatigue, there’s actually a deeper root cause behind it.
“Oh great” I thought. “I’m feeling totally overwhelmed as it is. Now I have to figure out a plan for healing my gut? That’s a HUGE topic with multiple considerations and angles, and I’m no expert.” (Cue panic and despair. And a little denial.)
So what is gut health, exactly? Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician born in 460BC, famously said that “all disease begins in the gut”. It’s absolutely incredibly to me that he knew something so foundational and so true – so many years ago – that modern science is just now starting to talk about.
Many of you may have heard the term “leaky gut” being used in the natural health world. Leaky gut: where the intestinal lining is permeable and leaks small particles into the rest of the body, causing widespread low-grade inflammation and all sorts of health issues… like the ones I mentioned above.
It turns out that adrenal fatigue is actually a symptom of poor gut health, not a root cause itself. There are so many layers when it comes to our health. Most people only ever look at the top layer, which usually ends with a prescription drug that masks the symptom so that the person can happily ignore it. Sometimes we peel back the layers, as I did by learning about adrenal fatigue. And sometimes, there are even more layers to peel away, all the way down to the gut.
I’ve known about gut health for years – we even did the GAPS diet for four months, years ago. We’ve taken probiotics, and we drink bone broth. We try to avoid things that are hard on the gut (antibiotics, intolerant foods, sugar, etc.)
But never before have I had a systematic, well-researched plan for how to cleanse my gut, then heal and seal it.
Recently I’ve been working my way through a resource called the Heal Your Gut Summit. (But don’t buy it through that link – there’s a killer sale on right now. See below!)
It’s hosted by Dr. Josh Axe, Donna Gates, and Dr. Eric Zielinski, and it has an incredible wealth of information. It covers every single one of the topics I want to dive into deeper, like:
- The #1 cause of gas, bloating, indigestion, weight gain
- Secrets to overcome candida and yeast
- Public health perspective on gut health and essential oils
- How to overcome autoimmune disease
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Pediatric gut health: why it matters
- Detoxing the colon and liver
- Reversing seasonal allergies
- Healing anxiety through the gut
- Weight loss through gut healing
- What you need to know about depression and the gut
- Overcoming pyroluria and social anxiety
If you’re like me – fed up with being sick and tired all the time – then this is the resource you’ve been waiting for.
There are 35 videos to watch (and each have audio versions plus transcripts, for those who prefer to listen or read the info) and each video is 40+ minutes long. I’ve been absolutely blown away by the wealth of knowledge being shared!
I kinda feel like I’ve hit the jackpot here – this amount of information would be (and has been!) totally overwhelming to research on my own, but in this summit it’s broken down into relevant topics and presented visually by experts in an easily-understandable way.
I am simply working my way through the talks systematically, taking copious amounts of notes, and feeling more and more empowered as I go.
And, in addition to the 35 video presentations, there are a whole bunch of bonus products to go along with it. I would have probably paid full price for the summit on its own because it’s that good, but these bonuses just took it way over the top with awesomeness.
One of the many summit bonuses is the Lacto-Fermentation eBook and video package ($67 value) by my good friend, Wardeh from Traditional Cooking School. She is so, SO wise and experienced. I can’t wait to go through her materials to expand my lacto-fermentation skills (all of those good little probiotics! So important to gut health!)
Another bonus is Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s Five Things They Never Told You About Depression ($14.99 value). I can’t wait to finish reading that one! (I coudn’t resist downloading it right away and reading the first few pages. Eye-opening and so good.)
That one caught my eye because I currently have his book checked out from the library, Why Isn’t My Brain Working? A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health, and I’m just devouring it. It’s fascinating, illuminating, and practical – I had so many blog post ideas bubbling over after reading just the first chapter.
As I’m refining my gut health game plan, and as I go through the process of resolving my health issues once and for all, I’m feeling so encouraged. I feel more empowered than ever before, and I’m finally on track to vibrant health again. (I’ll write more soon about the specifics of what I’m doing – it’s so exciting!)
The Heal Your Gut Summit has been a major part of this empowerment, and I so highly recommend it for everyone. Not all of us are dealing with the exact same health concerns, but like Hippocrates said – all disease begins in the gut. This stuff is valuable information that everyone deserves to have – whether for treatment or prevention.
Gut health is so, so important, you guys!
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Get the Heal Your Gut Summit + tons of other resources in a single package deal available just until Monday, March 27th, 2017. It’s called the Gut Health Bundle, and it’s my favourite bundle sale of all time so far!
Check it out here, but hurry because it’s only for a few days!
I'm Beth. I created Red & Honey because I'm obsessed with the wild art of wellness.