THE GOOD NEWS IS, THERE IS A SOLUTION FOR EVEN THE MOST SEVERE GUT ISSUES:
More than 64 million Americans suffer with digestive disease; another 50 million have autoimmune disease. Almost everyone who eats the standard American diet has Leaky Gut Syndrome (aka intestinal permeability). The good news is there is a solution for even the most severe gut issues: Gut Thrive in Five™ is your tried and tested 5-Step process to create optimal gut health.
Some of the symptoms and manifestations of an unhealthy gut include, but are not limited to:
- Bloating and gas
- Brain fog
- Food sensitivities
- Malabsorption of nutrients
- Hair loss and brittle nails
- Thyroid and adrenal conditions
- Autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s, IBS, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia
- Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
- Joint pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Memory issues
- Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Stomach aches and indigestion
- Unexplained weight loss
- Weight gain (no matter what you eat or how much you exercise)
STEP 1: THE DIET - SLASHING INFLAMMATION
Timeframe: Weeks 1 and 2
The foundation of gut healing is to stop putting things in your gut that don't agree with it. The first step is to stop adding fuel to the fire! We let food be one of our major tools to reduce inflammation. We do this by removing the most common food sensitivities and inflammation-producing foods and by adding in soothing, calming, and healing foods. Next, we send in key enzymes and the dietary cleaning crew to rid the body of built up and chronic inflammation hiding deep within the pockets of intestinal folds.
Our meal plans are customized and compatible for ALL manner of GI Issues including but not limited to:
- Candida/Fungal infections
- SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
- H. Pylori
- Worms, protozoa, and parasites
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Viral infections
You'll take a deep dive into truly using food as your medicine in Step 1. This is also where we build up liver health. Since the liver is the General of the body, it will need support for the journey ahead.
And since most people with digestive issues also experience adrenal and thyroid issues, we craft the meal plans to support both of these vital glands.
STEP 2: THE PATHOGEN PURGE
Timeframe: Weeks 3-6
The next step in the healing process is to eliminate pathogens from the gut—the natural way. Intestinal pathogens (parasites, protozoa, bad bacteria, yeast, fungus, viruses, heavy metals, worms) may have been wreaking havoc on your digestive system by disrupting the natural balance of things and causing the uncomfortable symptoms you experience every day.
Our cutting-edge approach uses the highest-quality, proven supplements to begin ridding the gut of these "bad guys.” The supplements are paired with other customized, strategic cleansing methods that assist your body’s detoxification process.
More importantly, this purge is done in a totally natural way—instead of "killing them" which could cause more damage in the aftermath (whether you do it the western way with antibiotics or the natural way with botanicals), we take away their communication method, make the environment uninviting for them to stay in, and take away their primary food source.
The past decade has seen the emergence of a new field in basic microbiology. Scientists had long held the view that bacterial cells behaved as self-sufficient individuals, unable to organize themselves into groups or communicate…but little did we know how smart they really are.
Just like no man is an island, we now know that similar to military alliances, bacteria and other pathogens function in groups, sending chemical signals to each other that allow them to form physical structures (like forts or bunkers) to protect themselves. These physical structures are called biofilms.
Biofilms protect bacteria and pathogens from the “fire” of pharmaceutical or even natural antibiotics so that they can remain intact.
The bad guys who are protected in their biofilms are not killed by the antibiotic treatment, while our good guys who haven’t yet learned to properly communicate and build biofilms are destroyed. This leaves our immune systems in big trouble and can drive us deeper into GI dysfunction and autoimmune disease.
This is exactly why we employ a different strategy to get the “bad guys” out. We dismantle their biofilms to take away their protection before we try to remove them from the body.
We do that by weakening their alliances through intercepting the way they send chemical signals to each other (like taking away their cell phones) to remove their “strength in numbers” advantage. So now they can no longer communicate, or "quorum sense" to put it in scientific terms.
We gently dismantle their bunkers with hydrolytic enzymes (proteins that use water to break down chemical bonds) and other proven biofilm disrupters that don’t harm the human body (versus blowing up their bunkers which causes damage to our intestinal lining and our good bacteria, just like bombs destroy the earth’s terrain and kill innocent people). Once their communication is disrupted and their bunkers are dismantled, we escort them all out of the body in a civil manner with our cutting edge cleansing methods.
This escorting out of the body continues in Step 3, however the strategy now shifts to allow for greater efficacy.
Most people are aware that we have good bacteria (symbiotic) and bad bacteria (pathogenic), but we also have a neutral type of bacteria called commensal bacteria.
Commensals are like impressionable teenagers. They are neither good nor bad. They are malleable. It’s the influence exerted upon them that helps them develop their character as good or bad.
Since commensals have the ability to co-evolve with their host, we want to convert them to the good side.
Thus for those remaining pathogens (we need some “bad” pathogens to stay in order to challenge and inform our immune system) that still pose a threat to our long-term health, we must use good bacteria as the military leaders who exert their positive influence on the commensals, turning them from neutral bacteria that are taking up space, to helpful bacteria that now contribute to the long-term health of the body.
Thus the reseeding phase in Step 3 brings in the peacekeepers in effort to establish both a new terrain (the equivalent to planting a garden) and a new order amongst “the people” (your digestive system).
STEP 3: THE RESEEDING AND HEALING OF THE GUT
Timeframe: Week 7 and 8
THIS IS PART 1 OF STEP 3: THE RESEEDING PROCESS
Now that we’ve had our respectful military coup and the poor leadership of pathogenic organisms have been removed from power (they can now stop confusing your body, causing your symptoms and “dis-ease,”), the new leadership of good bacteria with good intentions are brought in and peacekeeping efforts can begin!
It’s time to reeducate your entire immune system so that it can follow its original genetic blueprint of health. Through diet and supplements, we give a carefully crafted mixture of 10-13 superstar strains of good bacteria specific to your unique digestive issues. We then let your body attract the other hundreds or thousands of strains native to your original genetic origin.
This step gives your body the information it needs to now attract hundreds or thousands of other beneficial strains of bacteria from the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, and the environment you live in. These strains will be unique to YOU and your biochemical individuality.
Under the good leadership of your symbiotic bacteria, the commensals learn to behave in your best interest.
This step acts much like a starter log because we give you the good bacteria you need to “kick it off” and then once the fire has been started, we let your own brilliant immune system and the healing foods you are now eating take over from there.
What kinds of bacteria are responsible for our gut health?
Because it's truly open warfare in the microbiome, let's use military analogies to understand the role of certain probiotic strains here.
Lactobacillus (5-6 strains) These guys are a transient group of bacteria. They are kind of like the Marines and are responsible for “the first assault.” Lactobacs consistently escort "bad guys" out of the body. They also breakdown the food you eat, so that you can absorb more nutrition and manufacture the vitamins your body needs in order to keep you strong and healthy.
Bifidobacterium (2-4 strains) Just like an Army Corps of Engineers who are responsible for building roads and bridges, bifidobacs are a genus of good bacteria whose job is to colonize and stay, contributing lasting strength and self-sufficiency to the GI tract.
Bacillus Much like Navy Seals or Army Rangers are built to endure the most harsh environments and conditions, bacillus are the “Special Forces” arm of the good gut bacteria peacekeeping unit.
They can survive stomach acid and bile. They can live with or without air and even in the most volatile conditions. You’ll want to enlist these fearless warriors on your side to exert their influence against the bad guys and to ensure the peacekeeping efforts of the other branches remain intact.
Now that we’ve dismantled the biofilms/bunkers of the bad guys in Step 2, and began reseeding/peacekeeping efforts in Step 3, we can now focus on teaching the good guys how to have rock solid communication so they form strong alliances and build positive biofilms, which will keep you safe and protected with a healthy immune system for a long time to come.
THIS IS PART 2 OF STEP 3: THE HEALING OF THE GUT
Basically, the gut is a long hollow tube inside the body. It is meant to let the good things in (like nutrients from our food), but keep the bad things out (like toxins, feces, and undigested food particles). When you have leaky gut, these "bad things" (toxins, bacteria and undigested food) make their way into your body instead of being eliminated as waste as they would be in a person with a healthy gut.
These foreign particles really drag down your immune system, which is meant to stand guard and protect you, stationing 80 percent of its soldiers right inside the gut wall. This is called the Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT). When leaky gut occurs, the immune system sets off a bunch of chain reactions including localized inflammation in the gut wall (rendering your GALT soldiers wounded and useless) and may cause system wide inflammation throughout the body. This is one of the worst things that happen with leaky gut, as inflammation is the first step toward any chronic disease.
The diagram below explains this further with a picture of a healthy intestinal lining on the left and an unhealthy one on the right. The foreign particles you see in the bloodstream in the picture on the right do not belong there and are responsible for whole body inflammation.
Whatever escapes through the gut wall goes directly to the brain, hence the focus on the gut-brain connection in this program. We also address the other way, which is the brain-gut connection. This is especially important for folks with something called SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Addressing the brain-gut connection helps prevent relapse in this case.
Even though the pathogens and pro-inflammatory foods have been gently removed, they've still left some damage in their wake, plus there was existing leaky gut from the lifestyle choices that stacked up over time.
Implementing this step is much like patching things up. Imagine the lining of your small intestine is a brick wall and some of the mortar is missing.
Because we want healing to be LASTING and CONTINUAL, it’s time to patch it. This is equivalent to rebuilding the good layers of the intestinal lining. Just like the patched wall, your gut, after Step 4, will better be able to provide the rest of your body with crucial and lasting protection from disease, food sensitivities, inflammation and more.
If it’s not patched, then you will eventually return to your inflamed state where many foods cause upset because you didn’t complete the healing process.
Food sensitivities tend to drop off dramatically after this phase and you can begin to reintroduce foods that previously caused discomfort.
STEP 4: THE HCL EVALUATION AND TERRAFORMING
Timeframe: Weeks 9 and 10
You have these cells in your stomach called parietal cells. They are responsible for secreting hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is your best defense against allowing food-borne pathogens to enter your body in the future.
It's kind of like a good fence that keeps out the riff raff. If we can keep out bad guys like H. pylori, yeast, and other bad bacteria, we’ll be less likely to have to worry about things like ulcers or heart burn or stomach cancer in the future.
In Step 4, we evaluate how much stomach acid you are currently producing and help you customize a way to teach your body to produce enough stomach acid in the right amounts so that you are protected from re-infection and digesting well.
This is the stage where those with skin issues and acne really start to see things change for the better.
Parietal cells also secrete something called intrinsic factor that help you absorb Vitamin B12, making this the point in the program where your energy soars and mental fog is gone!
Our carefully crafted cocktail of supplements in Steps 1-4 have given your precious parietal cells a rest. Now that everybody else is back to doing their job and has learned to do it more efficiently and effectively, the parietal cells are motivated to come back to work and give it all they've got.
Also in Step 4, we begin terraforming.
Terraforming is a process that transforms the terrain so that it can support consistent and habitable life.
Think of it like gardening. You have done the pruning, you have tilled the soil, you have planted new seeds, and now you have to tend to those new seeds over the next few months so that they can bear consistent and long-term fruit.
This is what cements in the resetting of the immune system and creates sustainable gut health. We do this using food-based probiotics and prebiotics (fibers that feed your good gut bacteria).
STEP 5: THE 80/20 MAINTENANCE
Timeframe: Week 10+ onward
Step 5 teaches you how to maintain and build upon the health that you have achieved in the Gut Thrive in 5™ program.
The gut has begun to develop a strong, adaptable ability to process food, bacteria, and almost anything in a completely different way. So we expand the diet to be more full and varied in order to accomplish this mission.
While the terraforming process continues, your diet has been restricted and it’s time to add in new foods that once hurt you, but now can be supportive to you, as well as a few of your favorite “treats” you’ve likely been missing.
The 80/20 rule means that it’s what you do 80% of the time that makes up your health. And hey, we’re human and have to have fun 20% of the time without having long-term consequences for this fun.
USE THIS PROVEN SYSTEM TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT
AND REJUVENATE YOUR ENTIRE BODY
If you say “YES” to all of the questions below, this program is for you.
- Are you willing to commit 11 weeks to truly focus on your health?
- Are you willing to stop eating things that don’t agree with your body?
- Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired and know there is another way?
- Does this process get you really excited about what is possible for your health?
- Have you gone to doctors and they tell you “It’s all in your head”?
- Does your doctor think you need to just manage your symptoms or “dis-ease” without trying to heal it?
- Do you learn well in online programs?
- Does your learning style match with educational videos, webinars replays, and online customer support?
- Do you understand that you may experience some die-off symptoms during the program (we have specifically designed this program to manage this process as gently as possible)?
- Do you know that every individual’s health is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all-approach?
- Do you understand that you will continue the process of healing for 3-4 months after the close of the program?
- Are you ready to be part of a healing process that is forward thinking and will require you to put in as much in as you get out?
- Do you understand that while this program can guide your healing that ultimately YOU are responsible for your own healing process?
- Do you have 6-8 hours a week to focus on Gut Thrive?
TAKE CONTROL of your life and your health for good.
STOP TREATING symptoms and get right to the root cause of your gut problems.
FEEL GOOD the majority of the time by ditching “dis-eases” and conditions you thought could only be managed or suppressed with pharmaceuticals.
GET ACCESS to exclusive supplements that exponentially speed your body's healing process with a customized plan to optimize their effectiveness.
If you were to choose one thing to do to improve your long-term health, this is it! It is the most foundational, cutting-edge and comprehensive program out there!Sally A., Vista, CA
It is important to note:
This program is for individuals who understand this is an on-line program that includes many people going through a healing process together. All the participants involved in the Gut Thrive™ may be going through the program at a different pace and take into account that everyone may be at different stages in the program.
Our responsive and passionate Customer Service team will be on-line to answer your questions that relate to the program and help you to move forward throughout the program. Many answers are available within the Q&A of the webinars and throughout the Knowledge Base which includes over 1000 articles related to Gut Thrive and all areas of gut health.
For those of you who want more personalized attention or need your plan more customized for your individual needs, you’ll have an opportunity to book a private 30-minute consult with our special guest, Jack Tips, CN, PhD. The sessions will be offered, but not required through Gut Thrive in 5™, and will be available at a discounted rate to participants. All session will be on a first-come, first-serve basis (limited sessions available). Questions on lab work will be deferred to your private health practitioner.
A FULL DIGESTIVE ASSESSMENT
What you can measure, you can improve. Specifically, for Gut Thrive in 5™, Jack Tips, C.N., PhD, (with over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice) designed a highly specialized assessment questionnaire with over 180 algorithms using frequency and severity of symptoms to help determine the root cause of your gut issues. This helps us identify where your digestive issues began, so we can more accurately slant your food and supplement program to your biochemical individuality and specific set of issues.
This assessment has proven as effective as clinical lab tests in live case study comparisons done by Jack for the past two years (using before and after lab values). It saves you the cost of running expensive lab work!
5 SESSIONS OF IN-DEPTH, EDUCATIONAL AND ACTION-DRIVEN VIDEOS ON REJUVENATING THE MICROBIOME
INCLUDES TRANSCRIPTS AND MP3 AUDIO FILES
These presentations take you through each and every step of Gut Thrive in 5™ in a clear and concise way. Christa will teach you exactly what to eat, how to eat, and how to customize your diet to your specific needs (while making it convenient and delicious). In addition to learning how to slash inflammation, balance blood sugar, improve hormonal health, purge pathogens, repopulate good gut flora and heal leaky gut, you’ll also learn food-based ways to train your body to build HCL so that you can use your vitamin B12 and maintain a healthy nervous system, mental clarity, and positive mood.
You will gain the most detailed and inspired knowledge of how to let food be your medicine as well as how to live an 80/20 balance so you can enjoy the foods you love while having a body that is strong and adaptable.
You will also be provided with all manner of step-by-step customized cleansing options and modalities including but not limited to coffee enemas, colonics, infrared saunas, salt flushes, detox baths, and food-based methods to alleviate constipation and other digestive complaints, so you can avoid cleansing reactions. You will discover how to keep all parts of your microbiome (entire digestive system) strong and healthy!
A 20-PAGE PATHOGEN REPORT
This report goes into one bug per page. Do you have colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, chronic diarrhea, eczema, irritable bowel, bloating that never goes away, nausea, brain fog, arthritis, or chronic headaches? There's a bug (or a few) that is responsible for your condition! This pathogen report dives into the 20 most common pathogens, what they cause, how you got them, and what herbal protocols you can use to disrupt their signaling to each other, and therefore invite them out of your body. It will be a handy tool to use for you and your family for life.
From H. pylori to C. diff to Blastocystis Hominis to SIBO and E. coli, we've got you covered. Whatever worm, protozoa or bacteria (or combination thereof) is responsible for giving you a “diagnosis” and stealing your happy, healthy life force, we're going after them and we're not going to stop until we get them out of your body and restore order to that beautiful microbiome of yours.
OVER 50 PAGES OF ACTION-DRIVEN PDFs TO SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING
Our philosophy is to “teach a man how to fish” versus “give a man a fish”. We will be your fearless guides and tireless cheerleaders, but you will also have to take accountability and responsibility for implementing the program, recognizing that you are healing within the context of a group. Within each module of the program, you'll find action-driven PDFS that are built to teach you how to IMPLEMENT the many methods and tools for healing we have introduced to you.
From How to Do a Castor Oil Pack to how to make our special CCF Tea to Bone Broth Fasts, these downloadable materials will motivate you to move through the program and will be helpful for years to come!
20 HOURS OF PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS
INCLUDES TRANSCRIPTS AND MP3 AUDIO FILES
We’ve incorporated over 20 hours of pre-recorded webinars through every step of the Gut Thrive™ Program. These action-packed webinars distill decades of knowledge from Christa, Jack, and Dr. Tom, giving you customized protocols, viable ways to implement the program, and answers to your most pressing, complicated health questions.
The webinars explain exactly what is happening inside your body with every step of the program and cover what to eat and when, how to work with your supplements and additional suggestions for strengthening and healing your gut microbiome. You will learn about so many cutting edge “insider” tips and tricks to help you on your health path for the rest of your life.
A DETAILED, SEARCHABLE FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) DATABASE
If you have a question about the program, we have an entire repository of frequently asked questions that you can pull from. This is our Gut Thrive™ Knowledge Base. If you have a question about a specific aspect of the program, you can type it in, and within seconds, you will find several articles and references with answers to your questions! This is a compilation of the many questions that we have acquired from thousands of participants with gut health issues, questions specific to Gut Thrive™, and other questions regarding recipes, food, and supplements. This is a very powerful tool!
CUSTOMIZED SUPPLEMENT AND CLEANSING PROTOCOL SPECIFIC TO YOUR ASSESSMENT RESULT
Once you take your assessment, you will be put into one of four specific plans targeted for your individuality. The supplement and cleansing protocol for each plan is unique. It includes which supplements to take in which order and the best cleansing methods to pair with each plan (salt flushes, coffee enemas, Vagus nerve, breathing exercises, etc.). These supplement plans have been put together after success with thousands of others in your same health situation. All supplement plans have three components including slashing inflammation and boosting the liver, purging pathogens specific to your individuality and root cause, and reseeding with customized strains of good bacteria while also healing leaky gut. The supplement protocol will be complete with dosage, time of day, and any considerations on how to take them. This protocol will help you to stay on track and keep you organized around your meal plans and as you move through all 5 Steps of the Program.
Please note: Supplement Kits are not included with the cost of the Gut Thrive™ Program.
A COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORUM TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS
Interact with and get support from MANY other Gut Thrivers going through the same experience as you within our private Community forum. There is strength in numbers and being part of a like-minded community striving toward a common goal is proven to increase success and happiness when going through any health process.
10 WEEKS OF DETAILED MEAL PLANS/SHOPPING LISTS
In order to achieve maximum success with this program, you have to know what to eat and how to continually customize your diet for your ongoing healing process. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll slip into old habits or “think” you’re doing all the right things without your body responding accordingly. Christa will cover all of that and enlighten you with food tips and tricks that would have never occurred to you, but that make your life easier and your plan workable.
Christa will teach you our 3-Stage Approach to healing with food in this program.
Spend 3-5 hours per week preparing your food so that you can have healthy, 10-minute anti-inflammatory meals all week long (side benefit: your family and friends will get healthier too!).
In the first stage, she focuses on foods that:
– Reduce whole body inflammation
– Balance blood sugar and hormones
– Support the thyroid and adrenal glands
In the second stage, she moves into eating foods that:
– Kill or challenge pathogens
– Boost immunity and mood
In the last stage, she incorporates foods that rebuild good gut flora and keep replenishing it as well as foods that heal intestinal lining (leaky gut) and that help your body produce its own hydrochloric acid to keep the bad guys out.
10 Weeks of Meal Plans per Plan
10 Weeks of Shopping Lists per Plan
Over 50 delicious recipes customized for your Gut Thrive™ Plan (Vegan/Vegetarian considerations will be provided, but will not be built into the Meal Plans or Shopping Lists)
Here's a taste of some of the food you'll be eating on Gut Thrive™!
5 STEPS TO PERMANENT GUT HEALING WITH DR. TOM O'BRYAN (INCLUDES TRANSCRIPT AND PROTOCOL)
Dr. Tom O'Bryan has over 30 years' experience in clinical practice. He is also a faculty member for Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and is on the medical advisory board the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). He shares his protocol with you on the 5 Steps To Gut Healing along with easy-to-implement action items for each step and a healing plan to continue to build digestive wellness (terraform!) after Gut Thrive in 5™ has ended.
THE MENTAL/EMOTIONAL APPROACH TO HEALING FROM CHRONIC DIGESTIVE ISSUES WITH MARY SHENOUDA, THE PALEO CHEF
Mary coaches and cooks for rock stars like Tim Ferris and Jim Kwik, who are making a huge difference in the world. The Paleo Chef has a take no prisoners approach to becoming your best, most authentic self and she comes on to speak directly and exclusively to YOU, our Gut Thrivers. She shares her own story from how she went from sick and suffering with Celiac Disease to thriving and healthy.
5 DAYS OF MEALS, MOVEMENT, AND MEDITATION TO BECOME YOUR BEST SELF BY MARY SHENOUDA
Mary likes to say, “Trust your Gut.” Her Eat Play Crush Five Day Guide will teach you how to do just that. Mary was so ill by age 24 that most doctors thought she had cancer. She brought her health full circle by figuring out what was wrong and fixing it herself. Now she teaches others this life changing mental, emotional, and physical approach to well-being with her easy-to-follow five day guide. It’s designed to help you increase mental clarity so you can make better decisions, increase your energy and vitality so you can have happier relationships and more success in all areas of life, and develop the self-confidence you need to play the game of life full charged. We all want YOU to THRIVE!
THE WHOLE JOURNEY THYROID ACTION GUIDE: UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE THYROID
Over 84% of our Gut Thrivers plan to do additional strengthening of their thyroid and adrenal glands post GT5. This is why we included Christa’s 14-pages of tried and tested protocols for testing and balancing the thyroid. It includes protocols for testing and improving hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s and hyperthyroid and Grave’s Disease. Once your gut microbiome is improved in Gut Thrive in 5™, you will be perfectly positioned to move into targeted thyroid healing and balancing. Many of our Gut Thrivers report dramatically lowered antibodies and improved energy and tranquility after they’ve completed the program.
A 20-PAGE MODEL FOR CELLULAR HEALING: HOW TO PREVENT AND REVERSE THYROID DYSFUNCTION
Jack Tips, C.N., PhD shares with you his unique model for improving thyroid health, specifically as it applies to our Gut Thrive in 5™ process. This bonus covers ATP function (cellular energy as a method to heal the body cell by cell) as well as the role of autoimmunity, Epigenetics, and methylation on thyroid health. It dives into all aspects of the thyroid, as well as the appropriate use of iodine, selenium, and thyroid hormones to help you heal and improve thyroid function as you continue to further your health once your Gut Thrive™ Program is complete.
OPTIMIZING THYROID MEDICATION eBOOK BY DR. IZABELLA WENTZ
Izabella has been working with medications for more than half of her life. She started as a pharmacy technician at age 16, and is passionate about using medications appropriately. Getting your thyroid medications right can make a world of difference. In this eBook, she covers everything you need to know about thyroid medications, from understanding your labs to dosing protocols, drug/food interactions, reactions to medications and the different types of medications that may work best for you and everything in between. This eBook will help you optimize your thyroid medications once and for all.
We have searched the far corners of the planet to find the highest quality substances possible and here are some things you should know about them:
QUALITY. All of the supplements we recommend are FREE OF EXCIPIENTS like artificial additives and common food sensitivities. Excipients are inert substances used in manufacturing as binders, filler, and lubricants and it's important to know the source of them to make sure they are harmless to the body and do not add an additional burden to the liver to process them. Even small amounts of them can be detrimental and interfere with absorption. None of the brands we recommend will contain toxic excipients.
In order to fully participate and fully benefit from the Gut Thrive in 5™ Program, supplements are required. Our goal is to use these supplements to heal so that you do not need to stay on supplements all the time. The idea is to let food be your medicine after your body has successfully completed this process, thus freeing you from a recurring supplement expense. Some maintenance supplements will be recommended post-program for specific conditions.
Babs O. Great Barrington, MA
I lost 30 lbs. in inflammation weight on the pathogen purge. I have been weight loss resistant for 20 years. The supplement formulas worked gently and effectively to release cellular inflammation.
COST OF SUPPLEMENTS. Please note that the supplement kits are an additional cost to the Gut Thrive in 5™ Program. They are exclusive, customized supplement packages with the highest quality botanicals and bacteria strains intended to carry out very specific gut healing strategies. SUPPLEMENT PACKAGES RANGE FROM $469-$489 and include domestic shipping in the price of the kit (there is a $60 flat rate for International shipping for one or more kits). Because this is a group program, we are pleased to be able to offer these customized supplement kits at a significant 25% SAVINGS!
MEET THE EXPERTS
Gut Thrive in 5™ Creator
Your Host and Primary Clinical Guide
Christa is clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of thewholejourney.com. Raised on pizza, pasta, and antibiotics, Christa was a sugar and caffeine junkie with a raging case of Candida, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, and hypothyroidism.
Discovering real food and holistic nutrition saved her life and inspired her to pay-it-forward by subsequently guiding thousands of others' health process in a decade of private nutrition practice. Christa focuses on the functional medicine aspect of healing from the root cause. She uses food as medicine wherever possible and addresses the whole person, including the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person.
Christa is the weekly Fox5 nutrition expert where she teaches San Diego how to use food as medicine. She is also the co-host of a nationally syndicated health talk show called "The Randy and Christa Show: News that Makes you Healthier" which is syndicated in 3 million homes on Dr.TV.
Christa is the co-author of the fertility book, How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30.
And our special guest...
JACK TIPS, PhD, CCN
Jack Tips is a certified clinical nutritionist specializing in functional laboratory analysis and has a PhD in nutrition science. With over 30 years of clinical practice, Jack has helped thousands of private clients with cellular healing, detoxification, and complete microbiome rejuvenation. He teaches seminars worldwide to doctors and other practitioners on microbiome rejuvenation. Jack has an uncanny ability to cut through the scientific chatter to the true essence of the most current natural health research. He shares it with you in a way that is practical and easy to understand and implement.
Jack says "Health is so much more than an absence of symptoms. It is a dynamic state of being, vibrant energy, clear thoughts, enlightened insights, and an accordant purpose with Life Itself. It is the birthright of every person, and to realize it, one must simply be in accord with Life's basic health principles."
I truly believe that Gut Thrive has not only allowed my body and mind to heal itself but has given me an immeasurable increase in quality of life and will extend my life in years if not decades. I have seen the most drastic improvement with weight loss, (40 lbs while in GT5!) decrease in headaches (migraines are virtually gone!), higher energy (no more exhaustion after simple tasks), improved GI tract, an overall increase in sense of well being, decrease in brain fog, and I can exercise again. Once you have accomplished Gut Thrive, you will feel different. You will not only feel healthier but you will have a sense of having “tools” in your “tool box” to stay healthy. I plan to take the techniques I have learned in Gut Thrive and use them for the rest of my life.Jason S. Paso Robles, CA
I live in an area with limited options when it comes to health and wellness so it’s hard to find anyone in my area that has the wealth of knowledge that I’ve found here. I loved this program! It is more effective and helpful than any other avenues I have sought out in the past. I am extremely grateful for all that you do for those who are in the same boat as me!Beth S. Chassell, MI
A whole journey, to wholeness, to complete healing, getting rid of every pathogen, literal and conceived, from the very depths of my being to the edges of my being. So, to say I'm grateful to Christa for doing all that it's taken to package Gut Thrive in 5, to Jack for his devotion to detail and care for those involved, to Dr. Tom for his passion to spread the truth on gluten, to the staff for their tireless dedication – is an understatement! How do I thank everyone appropriately for following through with their passions, because in doing so, you've contributed to what my dad said to me in his last days, you've made the world a better place to live in. You've transformed many microbiomes, helped reform DNA – you've changed the world!Nancy J. Woburn, New Zealand
Gut Thrive Rocks! I found it invaluable, not just regarding the super useful practical tips and insider treatment advice, but also on an emotional level. Living with chronic illness undermines your happiness. This program systematically rebuilds your digestive and immune system, which has a profound effect on all other areas in your life, making you more resilient, more energetic and happier on a consistent basis. I wish I had known about Gut Thrive a few years back when I was extremely ill. It would have sped up my recovery to no end. I am super grateful I was able to go through it now though. It was totally worth it!Sandra B. Truro, United Kingdom
Over the past two decades, I have been diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases, including celiac, Crohn's and Hashimoto's. I've had multiple surgeries and have been to over 40 doctors. I’ve tried every possible pill, potion and procedure and have studied thousands of hours searching for ways to heal my gut and autoimmune issues. This program brought great clarity, hope and understanding of what I needed to do to heal my gut and my body.The biggest difference by far has been the reduction in abdominal pain, and the frequency of going to the restroom. When I started the program I was in a flare and going to the restroom 15-20 times daily. Now I only go 1-3 times. My pH levels are much higher (and inflammation much lower) now. My brain seems to be working much better, and I feel much calmer. I believe I have set a foundation through this program to achieve great health, as I continue to incorporate all the wonderful things that I've learned in this program, and the WHY behind it. Mission #1 is fix the microbiome! Join this program. The science is mind blowing. The program gives you a great sense of control and true hope for real healing. I have said many times to my friends and family, “these people are my people”. They get me, they know me, and they are there for me…. It's an honor to work with, and be taught by people who truly have dedicated their lives to helping people like me. This program is not fluff. It is foundational and has the power to redirect your health, IF you put in the work and are determined to better your life. The program quite literally could sell for 5 times what we paid, and it would be worth it. I have easily spent $100,000 over the past 20 years trying to regain my health. Gut Thrive is a small investment. What I learned and applied in this program dwarfs everything else I have ever learned and I truly mean that! Its new cutting edge stuff that I'm convinced is going to change the trajectory of health care. The Gut Thrive team is responsive, thorough and caring. And lastly, Christa who created this program is a gift from heaven. I have never experienced a more genuine, caring person. Her grasp of this information and how to implement it into our lives was so confirming to me that I had absolutely made the right choice. I am convinced that this program has set me up for a better future and greater health. If you have not felt well for a while, and have tried many things in the past with moderate to little success, I urge you to try Gut Thrive. You have to put in the work, but I promise you, what you will learn has the potential to change your life forever!Dean H. Gainesville, GA
It used to be a fluke if I had a day that just clicked and seemed to have this seemingly out-of-nowhere positive momentum. You know, those days when everything works out. Well, those days have become the norm for me, thanks to Gut Thrive. The most dramatic change has been this shift in my perspective. In many ways, I feel like a new person. My body is much happier too!Rachel A. Colorado Springs, CO
I've had to do several pathogen purges before Gut Thrive and the die off symptoms of those programs were very difficult. I did not experience any die off symptoms with Gut Thrive. The meals were delicious and I will continue to make many of them even though I am done with the program. I recommend this program to anyone as the last program they will need to do to get their microbiome balanced and their health back on track.Connie C. Danville, CA
I have had digestive issues for as long as I can remember. Let's just say, I am familiar with every restroom in every town I have ever lived in. Within a few weeks, I had unbelievable improvements in my overall health (including digestion). My symptoms of spinal stenosis have troubled me since my mid 30's. Since going gluten-free and now GT5 – no more symptoms. Coincidence?Marti H. Big Flats, NY
This course not only turned my metabolic syndrome and diabetes around but it also gave me a great insight into gut biology. As for weight loss, both my wife and I lost 7% of our body mass and yet we are eating at least 50% more food! I highly recommend this course and everyone should give it a go.”Arthur W. New South Wales, Australia
The information I learned and how it was presented as a step-by-step method showing us what to eat and why to eat it was so important. It's ABSOLUTELY reassuring that food can be your medicine when our modern medicine says there is no cure – my leg edema finally cleared up after consistently eating clean food and following the program.Sharon V. Fernandina Beach, FL
Gut Thrive totally shines above. The connection between Gut Thrive and the customer is way thicker than what I had with my professors. The sheer amount of information and thoroughness as well as the time that the team spent on the quality of this program brings confidence to the participants that they are “doing it right.”
I achieved all 3 of my goals: No more insomnia or acid reflux and I lost weight. The additional benefits of being completely off sugar (previously I was addicted!) have given me significantly more energy and ease of movement. I’ve been on several strenuous hikes since starting when I thought my adventuring days were over.Angela C. Midland, OR