PODCAST

THE BETTER BELLY PODCAST - Gut Health Transformation Strategies for a Better Belly, Brain, and Body

Allison Jordan FDN-P

Have you ever struggled with the low FODMAP diet? Are you on a million food restrictions, but still have symptoms you can't get rid of? Have you ever felt like you were doing "all the right things" for your gut health, but your body just isn't healing? Have you ever been told by doctors that "your tests look good" but you don't FEEL good? Do you eat more fiber, pop a probiotic every day, and are the queen of fermented foods but still feel your gut microbiome isn't improving? If you said yes to ANY of these, you are in the right place! Welcome to the Better Belly Podcast, your podcast for all things IBS, acid reflux, fatigue, bloating, constipation and diarrhea, and GUT-HEALING GOODNESS. My name is Allison Jordan, and I am going to help you heal your gut from food restrictions and boost your energy like never before by helping you find the root cause of your gut health problems and empowering you to heal it - permanently.

93// Stop Struggling with Stomach Pain, Constipation, and Fatigue [Client Testimonial - Sydney]
This month, we’ve been going through a series on fascia and how this un-talked about connective tissue in the body can MASSIVELY impact gut health. Fascia is the key structure I work with in my clinic using craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, and it’s the other-half of the work we do at Better Belly Therapies alongside functional lab testing and our Foundations Program. And on today’s episode, you are going to hear about Sydney - a real client in my clinic who recently worked with me for three months doing BOTH Craniosacral Therapy & Visceral Manipulation and functional lab testing to completely reverse her gut health troubles. When I met Sydney, she was struggling with chronic gastric pain, constipation and diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and waking up in the middle of the night. She was on a restricted diet, recommended by her doctor, that wasn’t getting her results - and nothing else she tried was healing her gut. As a grad student and PhD candidate, Sydney needed her body to be at top performance to focus on her studies and research, but no matter what she did, she wasn’t getting better. In just three months, Sydney how has NO constipation or diarrhea, NO stomach pain, and she now regularly sleeps through the night. If you want to learn more about fascia and what we’re talking about here with craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, check out our Fascia 101 episode 90 to learn more about what fascia is, why you should care about it, how you can know if your fascia is impacting your gut health and, if so, what you can do about it. But for now - let’s jump into Sydney’s story! EPISODES MENTIONED:Ep. 46// The Gut-Breath Connection: How asthma, heart palpitations, constipation, IBS, and acid reflux are ALL connectedEp. 42// 6 Secrets Your Sleep Can Tell You About Your GutEp. 90// Fascia 101: The Hidden Force Behind Bloating and Constipation LINKS FROM THE SHOW:Virtual clients: Apply for the Foundations Program WaitlistCurious? Learn more about the Foundations ProgramLocal to metro-Detroit? Book a New Client Evaluation at our in-person officeIf our office scheduler is full, join the waitlist to be notified as soon as a New Client appointment opens!Leave a Rating and Review  - because you love us! Buy my book, Stop Stomach Pain: How to Heal Your Gut and End Food Restrictions. Available in digital and print! FREE RESOURCES:Download my Free Constipation Relief Guide Use my easy, step-by-step guide to find a Craniosacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation therapist near you! → betterbellytherapies.com/findHave a question you want answered on the show? Send me your question to betterbellytherapies.com/askallison, and it may get featured on the show! CONNECT:Facebook → @betterbellytherapiesInstagram → @betterbellytherapiesWebsite → betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/93
Today
41 mins
92// Difficult Time Swallowing Pills? End The Struggle with Visceral Manipulation
Do you dread taking pills - knowing that they are ALWAYS uncomfortable to swallow?Do you have to take pills with yogurt, in food, applesauce, or with excessive water or juice to get it to go down?Or - Do you avoid eating certain foods such as carrots or chips, knowing they always - or often - get stuck in your throat or chest?If so, you are like one in 25 people who will report symptoms of difficulty swallowing - or dysphagia - in their lifetime.Or, you’re one of the 1 in 3 people who report difficulty swallowing pills. But - why are pills and food so difficult to swallow?Were we humans really not built to swallow pills - and certain other foods - or is there something else going on?If you know me - you know that I don’t take any gut health symptom lying down. On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you all that I’ve learned in my 6 years of working with gut health problems. Because guess what? You don’t have to be stuck with painful or difficult swallowing. And likely, if you have these symptoms, this one easy solution with solve not only your swallowing but a myriad of other connected problems.Curious? Jump in to find out! EPISODES MENTIONED:Ep. 90// Fascia 101: The Hidden Force Behind Bloating and ConstipationEp. 91// The Fascia Solution to Acid RefluxEp. 1// My Story and How I Healed Myself From IBS LINKS FROM THE SHOW:Book a New Client Evaluation at our in-person officeIf our scheduler is full, join the waitlist to be notified as soon as a New Client appointment opens!Leave a Rating and Review  - because you love us! Buy my book, Stop Stomach Pain: How to Heal Your Gut and End Food Restrictions. Available in digital and print! FREE RESOURCES:Download my Free Constipation Relief Guide Use my easy, step-by-step guide to find a Craniosacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation therapist near you! → betterbellytherapies.com/findHave a question you want answered on the show? Send me your question to betterbellytherapies.com/askallison, and it may get featured on the show! CONNECT:Facebook → @betterbellytherapiesInstagram → @betterbellytherapiesWebsite → betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at  BetterBellyTherapies.com/92
1w ago
39 mins
91// The Fascia Solution to Acid Reflux
On today’s episode, we are continuing a conversation we’ve had on this podcast multiple times, but with a totally new perspective: Acid Reflux.According to a National Gastrointestinal Survey in 2015 with over 70,000 participants, 30% of these participants experience acid reflux on a weekly basis. And within that group, another 35% of participants experience acid reflux even WITH taking PPI’s - a pharmaceutical designed to block acid production in the stomach and - theoretically - end acid reflux. Among the participants, younger individuals, women, Latino individuals, and participants with irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease were more likely to have continued GERD symptoms, even when taking PPIs.So - the big question -Why do we get acid reflux?And why does acid reflux persist, even after taking medication and pharmaceuticals?On today’s episode, I’m diving into a rarely discussed topic in acid reflux that is KEY is solving this stubborn GI problem - fascial restrictions. Continuing with our series from last week, I’m going to teach you about how your physical body is perpetuating your acid reflux, what key anatomical structures are involved in acid reflux, and at the end of the show, I’m going to teach you three practical steps you can use TODAY to evaluate if your fascia is causing your stubborn acid reflux.  EPISODES MENTIONED:Ep. 90// Fascia 101: The Hidden Force Behind Bloating and ConstipationEp. 46// The Gut Breath ConnectionEp. 68// 10 Markers on Your Bloodwork You Can Review TODAY to Find the Root Cause of Your Acid Reflux Ep. 24// 5 Ways to Heal Your Acid Reflux - Without Pharmaceuticals!  LINKS FROM THE SHOW:Book a New Client Evaluation at our in-person officeIf our scheduler is full, join the waitlist to be notified as soon as a New Client appointment opens!Leave a Rating and Review  - because you love us! Buy my book, Stop Stomach Pain: How to Heal Your Gut and End Food Restrictions. Available in digital and print! FREE RESOURCES:Download my Free Constipation Relief Guide Use my easy, step-by-step guide to find a Craniosacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation therapist near you! → betterbellytherapies.com/findHave a question you want answered on the show? Send me your question to betterbellytherapies.com/askallison, and it may get featured on the show! CONNECT:Facebook → @betterbellytherapiesInstagram → @betterbellytherapiesWebsite → betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/91
May 12 2022
51 mins
90// Fascia 101: The Hidden Force Behind Bloating and Constipation
Have you ever wondered:Why abdominal pain makes you want to hunch over?Why you can restrict food and avoid food sensitivities and STILL get bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, and acid reflux?Have you ever jammed your fist into your belly, feeling there was something wrong deep inside - you just didn’t know what?If so - today’s episode is for you!On today’s episode, we are getting into a topic that I am VERY passionate about and that doesn’t get talked about much in the gut health world - Fascia.If you’ve never heard of it - no worries. I’m going to be explaining what it is and WHY you want to care about it. And if you HAVE heard of it, you may be thinking - Allison, doesn’t fascia have to do with muscles and pain and stuff? What does it have to do with the gut?Oh. So much my friend. Glad you asked!Fascia is at the root of what I study as a Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner, and it’s has been the key to many of my clients in making a 180-degree turn from their acid reflux, constipation, bloating, and more.If you are ready to get to the ROOT of your gut health problems - today’s episode is for you. EPISODES MENTIONED:Ep. 46// The Gut-Breath ConnectionEp. 48// Got snoring, sleep apnea, TMJ, or teeth grinding? You may need an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist! - with Madison Scott, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist LINKS FROM THE SHOW:Schedule a New Client Appointment at the Better Belly OfficeLeave a Rating and Review  - because you love us! The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Treatment, by Serge Paoletti FREE RESOURCES:Use my easy, step-by-step guide to find a Craniosacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation therapist near you! → betterbellytherapies.com/findHave a question you want answered on the show? Send me your question to betterbellytherapies.com/askallison, and it may get featured on the show! CONNECT:Facebook → @betterbellytherapiesInstagram → @betterbellytherapiesWebsite → betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/90
May 5 2022
1 hr
89// The Gut-Allergy Connection: Tracing Childhood Allergies To The Gut and Into Adulthood
On today’s first Ask Allison episode, we will be discussing a question I received on the gut-allergy connection and how childhood allergies are connected to the gut and beyond.By the end of today’s episode, you’ll understand a little bit more about how you can help environmental allergies to things such as pollen actually REDUCE - without needing to use pharmaceuticals - by looking into your gut and your childhood. And we’ll also be talking about something we haven’t done so yet on the podcast - ear infections. I am so excited to bring you this multi-faceted episode! And if you’d like to hear a question of YOURS answered on the podcast, I’ll also be sharing how you can submit your own question and possibly be featured in an upcoming episode.You guys ready? Let’s jump in.  EPISODES MENTIONED:Ep. 47// The Gut-Sinus ConnectionEp. 45// The Gut-Skin ConnectionEp. 48// Got snoring, sleep apnea, TMJ, or teeth grinding? You may need an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist! - with Madison Scott, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist LINKS FROM THE SHOW:Nose vs. Mouth Breathing - IG PictureLearn more about the Foundations ProgramApply for the Foundations Program WaitlistLeave a Rating and Review  - because you love us! FREE RESOURCES:Download my Free Constipation Relief Guide Use my easy, step-by-step guide to find a Craniosacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation therapist near you! → betterbellytherapies.com/findTo find your own Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, visit iaom.com and click “Directory”Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me your question to betterbellytherapies.com/askallison, and it may get featured on the show! CONNECT:Facebook → @betterbellytherapiesInstagram → @betterbellytherapiesWebsite → betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/89
Apr 28 2022
42 mins
88// Craniosacral Therapy for Fussy Infants with Colic and Reflux, with Lori Hendrickson CST
Do you have a colic-y baby?Does it seem that, no matter how many lactation or sleep consultants you talk to, that your baby just CANNOT sleep or eat without crying, discomfort, and struggle?Does your baby or child snore, have emotional regulation problems, or seem to ALWAYS be cranky?If you said YES to any of these, your child or infant may have a tongue or lip tie, and likely has restrictions throughout his or her fascia of her body!On today’s episode, I got to interview Lori Hendrickson CST. Or, as I like to call her, The Baby Whisperer Extraordinaire.Lori takes us through the different signs of an infant or child with tongue or lip ties, what common practices in child-rearing are possibly HARMING your child’s fascial development, and how you can help your child go from struggling to thriving in their health.As a craniosacral therapist myself, I LOVED this interview with Lori. It is packed fully of juicy information, and I hope it brings you hope and inspiration that your child can still be a happy feeder and sleeper - even if it hasn’t worked for you yet! Other episodes on Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation:Ep. 48 // Got snoring, sleep apnea, TMJ, or teeth grinding? You may need an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist! With Madison Scott, RDH, OMTEp. 5// Two Treatments for IBS You’ve Never Heard OfEp. 84// A New Way to Address Your IBS: Combining Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation with Functional Lab Testing Connect with Lori:Instagram: @lorihendricksoncstFacebook: @lorihendricksoncst Attend an online workshop!Live stream option, and in-person optionsBuy Lori’s 7-Video Bundle. Includes CRAZY VALUABLE information such as:Torticollis StretchAcid reflux stressConstipation and Colic stretch Other links from the show:Use my step-by-step guide to find the BEST Craniosacral Therapy practitioner near you at betterbellytherapies.com/findTo learn more about Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation, download my FREE excerpt of Chapter 6 & 7 from my book, Stop Stomach Pain. Go to betterbellytherapies.com/download Leave a Rating and Review for our show - because you love us! Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/88
Apr 21 2022
54 mins
87// IBS and Pregnancy: My Top Tips to Have An IBS-Free Pregnancy
If you have ever been pregnant, or heard a pregnant woman talk about what it’s like to be pregnant, you may realize that pregnancy is one, big IBS trap. What do I mean by this?Of the top symptoms that comes with IBS - bloating, constipation, and acid reflux - all of these symptoms are things that women talk about who are pregnant - whether or not they had IBS before getting pregnant.So for a woman who DOES have IBS and then gets pregnant - pregnancy can often become a magnifier for IBS symptoms.What is a girl to do?On today’s episode, I walk you through my top tips for each trimester of pregnancy for how I kept my IBS at bay, and how I mistyfied my doctors with my lack of complaints of the normal symptoms of pregnancy. Whether you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, I want to teach YOU how you can achieve the same results and achieve an IBS free pregnancy.  Other episodes mentioned in this episode: Ep. 82// 6 Most Common Causes of IBSEp. 84// End Your IBSEp. 18// I had a parasite: Update on the #1 Most Common Parasite for IBSEp. 56 - What I’ve Been Doing in My Health Since My MiscarriageEp. 47// Gut-Sinus ConnectionEp. 45// Gut-Skin ConnectionEp. 36// How to Choose the Best Chiropractor with Dr. Zack and Dr. Tygue Other links from the show:Download my Free Constipation Relief Guide Apply for the Foundations Program WaitlistLearn more about the Foundations ProgramLeave a Rating and Review because you love us!  Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/87
Apr 14 2022
51 mins
86// Overcome Infertility with Sarah Clark of Fab Fertile Inc.
Does pregnancy seem like an impossible goal for you?Have you been struggling with fertility, trying method after method to get pregnant - and nothing seems to work?Do you ever feel like you don’t know if you can have hope to get pregnant? Or, do you wonder if you’ll have to rely on an external method, such as donor eggs, to get pregnant?Infertility, unfortunately, is becoming more and more common. According to recent studies in 2022, up to 1 in 8 couples will have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining pregnancy in their lifetime. And an estimated 9-11% of men and women will struggle with fertility problems. Infertility is becoming common, but that does not mean it is normal. On today’s episode, I am joined by Sarah Clark, integrative health coach and founder of Fab Fertile Inc. Sarah is an expert in all things fertility, and on today’s episode, we discuss the method behind Sarah’s Signature Fertility Coaching Program and how they help their clients not only heal from infertility but find the root cause of their infertility journey. Almost an entire year ago, I recorded this podcast episode with Sarah Clark, the founder of Fab Fertile Inc., discussing what is causing couples to struggle with infertility. And oddly enough - it’s a lot of the same things that our clients at Better Belly Therapies come to us with who are struggling with gut health problems.Intrigued? I know I was!Whether or not you have struggled with or are currently struggling with infertility, many of us know someone who is (or will) struggle with it. So I invite you - come, listen, and learn on today's podcast! Other episodes mentioned in this episode:59// How to Choose the Best Food Sensitivty Test For You56// What I’ve Been Doing in My Health Since My Miscarriage39// Why Our Clients Get Such Amazing Results Connect with Sarah Clark and the Fab Fertile Team:IG: @fabfertileincPodcast: Get Pregnant Naturally PodcastFertility Diet Freebie.com Other links from the show:Beyond the Pill, by Dr. Jolene BrightenIG: @drjolenebrightenFertility Friday Podcast Join the Foundations Program WaitlistLeave a Rating and Review because you love us! Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/86
Apr 7 2022
49 mins
85// End the Bloat, Balance Your Mood, Reduce Pain, and Get Amazing Sleep with my client Julie
Mar 31 2022
37 mins
84// A New Way to Address IBS: Combining Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation with Functional Lab Testing
If you have IBS, you have experience with it NOT being a straight-forward diagnosis to get rid of. Or bury. Or heal. You have probably tried everything recommended by doctors, nutritionists, and blog posts online.  --> The Low FODMAP diet. Colonoscopies. Endoscopies. Gluten free. Dairy free. More fiber. More water. Less stress. You name it - you've done it.But have you done THIS therapy?You might ask - What therapy, Allison?I'm talking about Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. AND Functional Lab Testing. Together.This is a POWERFUL combo of therapies for our clients with IBS. Just this week, I had a client tell me that her constipation had completely cleared up after a session of Visceral Manipulation with me. In that session, we worked on restrictions in her chest (her chest!) that was impacting her large intestine via her diaphragm and restricted breathing patterns.This client ALSO has found several pathogens in her body using functional lab testing, and has begun to address heavy metals in her body as well as previously un-identified food sensitivities that were stressing her body OUT.On today's podcast episode, I talk all about what Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation are, how to know if you need them, and why they are so powerful to combine with functional lab testing.Because your body is WORTH more than just one therapy to get full and complete healing. You with me?  Links from the show:To find your own Craniosacral Therapist, Google or head to IAHP “Find a Practitioner”Leave a Rating and Review because you love us! Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com *This episode was first published at  BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/84
Mar 24 2022
38 mins
83// The IBS-Fibromyalgia Connection: How to See Invisible Pain and Heal Your Body
According to research done by UCLA, up to 60% of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) also have Fibromyalgia, and up to 70% of patients with Fibromyalgia have IBS. Having struggled with IBS myself, I remember in my worst years wondering if I ALSO had Fibromyalgia. Brain fog. Fatigue. Chronic pain. Stiffness. Depression. I had it all.Over my years working with clients with IBS or other gut health problems, I've also seen an increasing number of my IBS clients who  have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia - or have Fibromyalgia-like symptoms. As I worked more with these clients and took extra courses in functional medicine, I was surprised to learn that there IS a link between Fibromyalgia AND IBS. The amazing part of this news?The link between Fibro and IBS is part of the answer to healing both of them. At the same time. On today's episode, I cover the two invisible (but findable!) sources of pain, brain fog, and fatigue in both Fibromyalgia AND IBS.On this episode, you'll learn:How to test for these invisible sources of painHow they got in your body in the first placeAnd steps you can take to get them outI hope you're ready - because this episode is about to blow your mind! Other episodes mentioned in this episode:Episode 76// Heal Your Fibromyalgia - Client Testimonial with my client Sharon Other links from the show:Join the Foundations Program Waitlist! Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com This episode was first published at  BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/85
Mar 17 2022
47 mins
82// 5 Reasons Autoimmune Diagnoses Don't Have to Be Scary
Have you ever felt like your illness or condition was “too hard” for a health practitioner to handle? Does your diagnosis ever feel like a life sentence? Haunting you everywhere you go, yet invisible to those around you? Have you ever wished you just DIDN’T have the disease, illness, or even the body you had? If so, you are like many of our clients we have worked with. And I understand, I’ve been there. I’ve asked God why I had the body I did, what I did wrong to get here, or why I couldn’t have a different body. Yet along the pathway to my internal healing, I have found that having a chronic illness or autoimmune diagnosis is actually not as scary as I once thought it to be. I’m not as stuck or as powerless as I used to believe. My body (and myself) is actually a GIFT! To myself, to others, and to the world. The best thing is - our clients are learning the same things for themselves every day. How is this happening? On today’s episode, I am going to share with you 5 reasons that your autoimmune diagnosis or chronic illness doesn’t have to be scary OR overwhelming - even if it sometimes feels like it is. If you have any Autoimmune Disease, including:FibromyalgiaCrohn'sUlcerative ColitisRheumatoid ArthritisEndometriosisInterstitial CystitisThen this episode is for you! Other links from the show:Schedule Your Qualifying Call with AllisonConnect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com*This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/82.
Feb 24 2022
40 mins
81// 6 Most Common Causes of IBS
Do you have an IBS diagnosis? If so, you may know that it’s not a particularly specific diagnosis. It could be diarrhea, constipation, OR both. Plus the wide array of symptoms from bloating to anxiety, and beyond. IBS is, by nature, a catch-all diagnosis. You can find that IN the name - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A syndrome, in the medical world, refers to a disease state with a recognizable pattern of symptoms but lacking in consistent or known causes. So if you have a syndrome, the cause is unknown, what can you do about it? (And what can you do about it instead of going on a diet like the Low FODMAP diet?) Do you have any hope of getting rid of it? In the case of IBS, the answer is a resounding YES. In today's episode, I’m sharing with you the 6 most common causes of IBS that we are seeing at Better Belly Therapies. Other episodes mentioned in this episode:55// The One and Only Question You Need to Ask to Know If You Have a Gut Pathogen52// 10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Heavy Metal Detox47// The Gut-Sinus Connection46// The Gut-Breath Connection45// The Gut-Skin Connection59// How to Choose the Best Food Sensitivity Test for You25// Histamines - with Isabel Smith RDOther links from the show:Schedule Your Qualifying Call with AllisonSchedule a New Client Appointment with me (Ann Arbor, MI)To find your own Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Google or head to IAHP “Find a Practitioner”Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com*This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/81.
Feb 17 2022
45 mins
80// "Am I broken? Am I unfixable?" Questions and Answers from 50 Women We've Talked With at Better Belly Therapies
Over the past two years, we’ve had over 50 women apply to work with us at Better Belly Therapies to do our signature gut healing program - the Foundations Program. Part of the process of working with us is filling out our Qualifying Call Application - a series of questions that gathers all the necessary data for me and my team to decide if we can help the woman who is applying to work with us. On today’s podcast, I’m sharing the results from nearly 50 women’s responses to the Qualifying Call application. These responses are all from women that we approved to talk with, and who qualified to work with us. Their responses include SO much information:- How long they’ve been feeling sick- Their top 5 symptoms- What they’ve tried - and what hasn’t worked- If they’ve done labs- And more! I feel called to share this data with you all. Many women have asked questions while meeting with our team, like: “Am I broken?” “Am I unfixable?” “Have you ever heard this before?” There’s a common feeling of loneliness in the journey. But they aren’t alone. By sharing this episode, I want you to know that YOU aren’t alone either. I invite you to sit back and listen. Do you sound like one of these women? Is their story like yours? If their stories DO resonate with you, I want you to know: You are not alone, and most importantly, you are not stuck. Links from the show:Take this Episode's Quiz: Your HealthSchedule Your Qualifying Call with Allison Connect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com*This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/80.
Feb 10 2022
52 mins
79// Overcoming a Decade of IBS, Weight Gain, Sleep Problems, and Fatigue - Testimonial with my client Becca
Have you struggled with Gut issues for a decade - or more? Have you gone to multiple doctors, even GI specialists, and never gotten an answer? Or maybe the answer was simply a diagnosis of IBS? Have you felt like there was more going on in your body, yet couldn’t figure it out with the doctor’s help? Did you have other problems like sleep issues, weight gain, and fatigue? Have you tried everything from elimination diets to building sleep hygiene habits - and you just didn’t know what else to do? If you’ve answered yes to a few of these, you’ll relate to my client Becca! On her final 6 month follow up call, she allowed us to share her story on air. We hope sharing her story encourages women like YOU and shares a message: you are NOT stuck. Join me today as Becca reflects on her journey, what we found that her doctors didn’t, and how she overcame a decade of gut issues in just six months! Other episodes mentioned in this episode:Ep. 76// Heal Your Fibromyalgia - Client Testimonial with my client SharonEp. 67//Client Testimonial - Endometriosis, Brain Fog, Eczema, Low Energy, Irritability, and Sleep Problems - How to Fix It All 40% or more in 3 Months with My Client, JessicaBONUS Episode// Client Testimonial from Addy - From Constipation, Gas, Bloating, and Fatigue to Energy Confidence and FreedomEp. 35// Get Rid of Your Abdominal Pain, Joint Pain, and Fatigue, Lose 10 lbs., and Feel Better Than Ever - Client Testimonial from DessieEp. 13// Hear a Client Testimonial from Six-Figure Business Owner Abby HermanEp. 78// How Long Should It Take Me to Heal?Other links from the show:Schedule Your Qualifying Call with AllisonConnect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com*This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/79.
Feb 3 2022
26 mins
78// How Long Should It Take Me to Heal?
“How long?” It’s a valuable question; relevant to anyone starting a journey. Knowing the length of a journey prepares us for the road ahead, psychologically and practically. It’s SO important, we’ve already released a podcast episode on the hero’s journey and how it relates to health! In health, especially in gut health, asking how long tends to get you a shoulder shrug. An evasive answer. Sometimes even a definite answer (‘for the rest of your life’). It’s my goal to provide something more tangible in response to this question. As a student of health and of my clients, I keep close notes on how many and what type of clients are healing at what rate. What’s a reasonable rate of healing to share with someone when they ask (or are at least wondering) how long this will take? What can I share from knowledge, and what can I share from experience? After two years of working with clients doing functional lab testing, my team and I recently updated our signature program, the Foundations Program. The update mirrors what we’ve found to be true about the time it takes to heal from gut health problems, plus the specific, consistent stages of healing that we’re seeing in our clients. Other episodes mentioned in this episode:Ep. 54// Health is a Hero's JourneyEp. 55// The One and Only Question You Need to Ask to Know If You Have a Gut PathogenEp. 59// How to Choose the Best Food Sensitivity Test for YouOther links from the show:Schedule Your Qualifying Call with AllisonConnect with us on social media!Facebook: @betterbellytherapiesInstagram: @betterbellytherapiesWebsite: betterbellytherapies.com*This episode was first published at BetterBellyTherapies.com/podcast/78.
Jan 27 2022
54 mins
77// Is Money Holding You Back From Your Best Self? with Financial Therapist, Lindsay Bryan-Podvin76// Heal Your Fibromyalgia - Client Testimonial with my client Sharon75// Blood Lab Bootcamp is OPEN! - 5 Reasons You Might Not Want to Take BLB - But Still Should!
Jan 6 2022
32 mins
74// The Hierarchy of Lab Tests + What Lab Tests You Need
Dec 30 2021
44 mins