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There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution for digestive health. Healing your gut requires more than just taking supplements and eating different foods.

It requires the right holistic approach. You need to know exactly what is causing your problems and then have a well-defined, effective, yet simple strategy to heal.

In our new Gut Thrive in Five program, we share this proven, scientific 5-Step method for rejuvenating your entire digestive system.

HEAL YOUR GUT AND IMMUNE SYSTEM SO YOU CAN LIVE A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE STARTING TODAY

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:

  • Insomnia
  • 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)

I feel incredibly grateful, relieved, and excited to have been guided to this outstanding work. I have spent years very sick and a ton of money trying all kinds of ineffective remedies for issues that no one could identify. I am not speaking as an overnight success story, but as one who continues to improve over time as my gut heals and strengthens. Through Gut Thrive in Five, I feel more in alignment with my body and nature and have more energy and enthusiasm than I have had in 5 years!

Shannon M.
Shannon M. Orangevale, CA

This program has had a remarkable impact on my thyroid health. The results amazed my doctor. When I saw my lab test results, I knew that I could fully reverse my thyroid disease. For the first time in my life, I’m experiencing true healing.

Amanda B.
Amanda B. Queensland, Australia

Bloating, abdominal pain, gas, and brain fog are now all very minimal, and my energy level is up! I have NO joint or muscle pain since completing the program, which is amazing for a 61 year old. My health journey made a significant leap forward due to your program and I am very grateful.

Linda M.
Linda M. Tucson, AZ

I am actually pretty healthy with just some mild symptoms, which I didn't even know came from my gut health. I knew about gut health and some of what was in the program, but this course was so thorough and full of great things I could do on a daily basis and keep doing, that to me it was worth every penny! I loved many of Christa's recipes and have been able to work up to many of them. It was a wonderful program!

Patti B.
Patti B. Belleville, IL

When my hair loss from alopecia rapidly got worse, I knew it was time to take action. Doctors told me it could take 2 years for my hair to grow back. After 4 weeks on the program, I was amazed at how quickly my bald patches were clearing up. After 8 weeks on Gut Thrive™, my hair was 100% back to normal!

Tony A. Los Angeles, CA

WHY TRADITIONAL AND EVEN NATURAL
METHODS ARE FAILING US

HIPPOCRATES, THE FATHER OF NATURAL MEDICINE, KNEW 2500 YEARS AGO THAT "ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT".

You see, traditional western medicine is limited in both the time they spend with patients and the tools they use to get them well. The overuse of antibiotics in medicine is one of the major contributors of our gut disease. Pharmaceuticals have saved many lives, but when they are used as a band-aid to mask symptoms, the underlying condition only gets worse. Instead we must identify and work from the root cause.

Even naturopathic practitioners sometimes use a band-aid approach by recommending botanicals to mask symptoms without addressing the root cause of the issue. This model is failing us rapidly and taking away our quality of life. Many doctors are trained to diagnose and manage “dis-ease” versus healing it. You need a second or even third opinion because...

YOU have the power to take back your health and your body has the ability to HEAL.

Are You Ready to Take the Steps Towards Optimal Gut Health?

GUT THRIVE IN 5™ IS YOUR ANSWER

STEP 1: THE DIET - SLASHING INFLAMMATION
STEP 2: THE PATHOGEN PURGE
STEP 3: THE RESEEDING AND HEALING OF THE GUT
STEP 4: THE HCL CHALLENGE AND TERRAFORMING
STEP 5: THE 80/20 MAINTENANCE

HERE IS OUR PROVEN STRATEGY FOR REJUVENATING YOUR GUT IN 10 WEEKS

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
  • FODMAPS
  • 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.

This is not our first rodeo!

You’re in good hands. We took an initial group of 2000 people from all around the world through the inaugural Gut Thrive in Five™ Program last winter.

It was an amazing, yet wild journey, and one we learned A LOT from!

When this group was surveyed after the program, here’s what we found:

  • Lowered thyroid antibody levels (and some reversed)
  • Improvements in skin conditions (eczema and psoriasis)
  • Improved adrenal gland function
  • Lowered blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C (HBAIC)
  • Reduced body fat (3-7%)
  • Improved metabolism and reversed diabetes
  • 76.1% experienced digestive improvement
  • 85% experienced only mild die-off – meaning you should be able to work and live your life throughout the program
  • 12% improvement in LDL cholesterol levels (out of those that had before and after lab work)
  • 87% from our first program completed our recommended Supplement Kits (this was a big reason for the high % of digestive improvement!)

We learned a lot of lessons with our SIBO group as they were in the majority of the 25.9% of folks who didn’t experience lasting digestive improvement.

Since our motto is “No Gut Thriver Left Behind”, we decided to run an all-inclusive 30-day clinical trial with that crowd to study the brain-gut connection to look for the neurological roots of the slow motility (constipation), brain fog, and bloating associated with SIBO relapse.

With the results of this trial, we now know more about how to support those with these issues by extending their pathogen purge, taking a different strategy with probiotics and fiber, stimulating the Vagus nerve appropriately, and routinely closing the ileocecal valve. This also includes how and when specific neurological supplements should be administered for the best results.

Because most people coming to us with gut infections from Candida to parasites and protozoa to H. pylori also experienced various stages of adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders, we adjusted the program supplements and diet philosophy to support the adrenals, the thyroid, and the liver from the get-go, while also adding in methylation support for those who have trouble with detoxification.

This means that YOU can feel stronger and have more energy as you go into the pathogen purge, because you are addressing more than just the GI tract.

We are so grateful to our inaugural groups. They are our pioneers, the original Gut Thrivers, and they have paved the way for greater healing for YOU.  This philosophy and strategy is proven and if it can seep into the integrative health model, our collective health and happiness will tremendously improve as needless suffering will end by the tens of thousands by “doing it right” the first time.

We eagerly anticipate a 90% success rate with Gut Thrive™ 2.0 as a result of implementing what we’ve learned from the initial launch of this program. We hope to have the opportunity to help you become a success story.

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 10 weeks to truly focus on your health?
  • Are you willing to stop eating things that don’t (and never will) 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 on-line programs servings large groups of people?
  • Does your learning style match with educational videos, webinars replays, and online customer support?
  • Do you understand that you may experience 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?

Gut Thrive in Five™ is for you if you’re ready to . . .

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.

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It is important to note:

This program is for individuals who understand we’re taking a large group of people through a healing process together.

Because of this, we will not be able to provide personal attention to any one individual throughout the program. During our 18 hours of LIVE support, Christa will be answering questions as they come in on a first-come, first-serve basis and as they relate to the whole group and the Gut Thrive™ process.

Our responsive and passionate Customer Service team will be on-line to answer your questions..

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).

HEAL YOUR GUT TODAY!

GUT THRIVE IN 5™ INCLUDES

A FULL DIGESTIVE ASSESSMENT, DESIGNED BY JACK TIPS, PhD, CCN

CUSTOMIZED SUPPLEMENT AND CLEANSING PROTOCOLS SPECIFIC TO YOUR ASSESSMENT RESULT

20 HOURS OF LIVE SUPPORT WITH CHRISTA AND JACK (INCLUDES WEBINARS AND LIVE Q&A)

5 SESSIONS OF IN-DEPTH, EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ON REJUVENATING THE MICROBIOME

5 SESSIONS OF “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” VIDEOS ON THE DIET, THE PATHOGEN PURGE, THE RESEEDING AND GUT HEALING PROCESS AND HOW TO TRANSITION AND MAINTAIN

OVER 50 PAGES OF ACTION-DRIVEN PDFS TO SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING

A 20-PAGE PATHOGEN REPORT

A DETAILED, SEARCHABLE FAQ DATABASE

A COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORUM TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS GOING THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS

DELICIOUS, CUSTOMIZED AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW MEALS FOR EVERY STAGE OF THE PROGRAM (INCLUDES SHOPPING LISTS AND OVER 50 RECIPES!)

When You Enroll in Gut Thrive in 5™ You’ll Receive:

  • 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!

$600 Value


  • 5 SESSIONS OF IN-DEPTH, EDUCATIONAL AND ACTION-DRIVEN VIDEOS ON REJUVENATING THE MICROBIOME

    These presentations will take you through step-by-step how to IMPLEMENT each aspect of Gut Thrive in 5™.  Christa will teach you exactly what to eat, how to eat, and how to make it convenient and delicious. In addition to learning how to eat 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. By the end of these presentations, you will have the most detailed and inspired knowledge of how to let food be your medicine.

    You will also learn how to deconstruct your cravings, how to love your body and nurture it in ways beyond food and supplements, and how to live an 80/20 balance so you can enjoy the foods you love while having a body that is strong and adaptable – one that doesn’t need to adhere strictly to any dietary dogma.

$1500 Value


  • 5 SESSIONS OF “HOW TO IMPLEMENT” VIDEOS ON THE DIET, THE PATHOGEN PURGE, THE RESEEDING AND GUT HEALING PROCESS AND HOW TO TRANSITION AND MAINTAIN

    These presentations will take you through step-by-step how to IMPLEMENT each module of Gut Thrive in 5™. In the first step, Christa will teach you exactly what to eat, how to eat, and how to make it convenient and delicious. In the second step, Christa teaches you about pathogens and how to make sure, with a clean diet, they don’t return. By the end of these steps, you will have the most detailed and inspired knowledge of how to let food be your medicine, which will carry you forward for the rest of your life.

    These presentations go beyond diet and food, teaching you how to slash inflammation for good, balance blood sugar, improve hormonal health, repopulate your good gut flora in a way that your body can then do it on its own without needing supplements, build HCL so that you can use your vitamin B12 and maintain a healthy nervous system, have mental clarity, and a positive mood.

    We also teach how to deconstruct your cravings, how to love your body and nurture it in ways beyond food and supplements, and how to live an 80/20 balance so you can enjoy the foods you love while having a body that is strong and adaptable – one that doesn’t need to adhere strictly to any dietary dogma.

    These sessions provide you 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 Herxheimer’s reaction or a cleansing crisis when the body tries to eliminate toxins faster than the channels of elimination will allow.

    They also dive deep into the entire microbiome (anywhere there is bacteria and/or mucosal lining in the entire body which includes the nose, mouth, skin, esophagus, intestines, all the way to the end of the pipe). You will discover how to keep all parts of your microbiome informed and strong with good bacteria so you are literally ALWAYS protected.

$500 Value


  • 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.

$97 Value


  • 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!

$197 Value


  • 20 HOURS OF LIVE SUPPORT

    We've incorporated LIVE webinars through every step of the Gut Thrive™ Program (that means LIVE support for you in every step of the program).  What to eat and when, how to work with your supplements and additional suggestions strengthening and healing your gut microbiome will all be included!

    Plus, Christa will talk about the power of food and the “insider” tips and tricks and products that you may not even know exist! Our goal for these LIVE webinars is to make your life easier and your Gut Thrive™ Plan workable.

    And our special guest, Jack Tips, PhD, CCN will also be joining us on some of these webinars answering questions about specific challenges and unique situations that you may have as you go through the program. Jack will be able to relate his many years of clinical expertise to the group and help you to understand the trends that he has found to be so powerful.

$500 Value


  • 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!

$97 Value

  • 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. Th​e 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.

$97 Value

  • 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.

$67 Value


  • 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.

    Includes:

    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)

$297 Value

Here's a taste of some of the food you'll be eating on Gut Thrive™!

PLUS YOU’LL GET THESE INCREDIBLE BONUSES!

  • 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.

$97 Value


  • 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.

$47 Value


  • 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!

$27 Value


  • THE WHOLE JOURNEY THYROID ACTION GUIDE: UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE THYROID

    This bonus includes 14-pages of Christa’s 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 after they’ve completed the program.

$67 Value


  • 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.

$67 Value

THAT’S A TOTAL VALUE OF OVER $3800!

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**Everything you need to know about our Supplement Plans can be found in the FAQ section below.

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ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENTS

With over 40 years combined clinical experience, your supplements are strategically engineered for maximum efficacy and are customized for Your Specific Gut Thrive in 5™ Plan

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.

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

CHRISTA ORECCHIO

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.

And our special guest...

JACK TIPS, PhD, CCN

Founder, wellnesswiz.com

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."

This strategy has helped thousands of people heal their chronic digestive and immune issues. Here’s what a few of them are saying:

Rachel A.

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
Connie C.

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
Marti H.

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
Arthur W.

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
Sharon V.

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

Dear Future Gut Thriver,

You have the info. You've found the solution. You know exactly what to do to heal your gut. And you have an expert team who is passionate and ready to help you.

At this point, all you have to ask yourself is, "Am I ready to change?"

I implore you to take this journey with me and with the many others who never knew their health and their lives could ever be this good again.

People who thought they had no choice but to live with chronic issues caused by leaky gut. They've healed from the inside out and so will you.

SO, GO AHEAD. "TRUST YOUR GUT" AND REGISTER TODAY.

What do you have to lose besides weight, fatigue, disease and pain? Leave it all behind. You'll feel better and your quality of life will increase sharply as a result of your new-found energy.

Many people are suffering unnecessarily. My mission is to help as many people as possible first to heal, and then to achieve and sustain vibrant health. When your health is thriving, you become a better version of yourself, and then you are able to contribute more to your loved ones and to the world around you. That is why I do what I do.

To your thriving life,

HEAL YOUR GUT TODAY!

OUR 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Once you have access to the program, you will have 30 days to evaluate if this is the best fit for you. All the details on our Money Back Guarantee can be reviewed before your order is complete.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW WILL YOU CUSTOMIZE OUR PROTOCOL IF YOU DON'T RUN LAB WORK? +

Jack Tips, PhD, CCN has created a cutting-edge, detailed assessment that he has run in tandem with clinical case studies (real live patients) for a full two years using before and after lab work as a marker to measure the efficacy of the assessment. After the launch of our last Gut Thrive where 2000 people took the assessment, we were able to further fine tune the assessment which means we can accurately slant your program to YOUR unique situation (viral, SIBO, FODMAPS, yeast and fungal infections, heavy metal toxicity, bacterial overgrowth, pancreatic deficiency, liver/gallbladder depletion, etc). This assessment should save you $1000-$2000 in expensive lab work, helping you identify a root cause and a viable starting point. Our assessment has been clinically tested and proven in over 2000 individuals and after fine-tuning it, we took a beta group of 100 through it to test it for accuracy. It measures 180 variables and takes into account both frequency and severity of symptoms and issues.

DO I NEED TO BE EATING CLEAN BEFORE I START? +

It's helpful, but not necessary. If you are eating clean before you begin, your die off symptoms (as the bugs leave your body) will be less severe, but we plan to give you a week to prepare yourself with small changes and then move into the full diet after that. Our process is so gentle and holistic that it turns the power over to your own body to decide the pace of detoxification. Christa guides you throughout the course with a myriad of cleansing methods to speed it up or slow it down, depending on what your unique needs are.

DOES THIS COME WITH SUPPLEMENTS OR DO THEY COST EXTRA? +

If you choose to do the supplement plan, supplements will cost extra. They run anywhere from $450-$500, depending upon your Gut Thrive in 5 Plan. You will only need ONE round and will not need to stay on them after the GT5 process is complete. We have worked meticulously with a molecular biologist, PhD in nutrition, and have a combined 60 years of clinical knowledge behind these formulas that will work synergistically to re-establish order to your entire microbiome (and immune system) and to make sure this happens in the most holistic way possible. That means you'll be able to find what works for your genetics and you'll allow your immune system to do the work to build your health instead of having the formulas "do it for you". We believe in the philosophy "teach a man how to fish" instead of "give a man a fish" and have a high success rate with these formulas in changing and improving people's lives for the long-term. We intentionally kept the price of this course much less than its worth to allow you to use your income toward this advanced and essential clinical therapy.

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD THE SUPPLEMENTS RIGHT NOW, SHOULD I STILL DO THE PROGRAM? +

If there is anything you reorder in your life to make the supplements work for you, like suspending your cable or even your gym membership (maybe you're too tired to go right now) to pay for this round of supplements, we suggest it because that’s how important they are.

However, there’s more than one pathway to self-healing and certainly the program needs to fit your individual circumstances. The Gut Thrive in 5™ diet, lifestyle, support, and cleansing methods will certainly give you very positive results that alone could be a complete and life-changing engagement. However, if you want to compress and accelerate the timeline, work more assertively, and reach deeper healing more quickly (in 10 weeks or less), then consider the merits VS expense of the additional supplemental approach.

There have been thousands of hours and decades of learning put into teaching you how to provide foundational support to the body's healing endeavors. The program will build your knowledge for how to live a healthy life. Then if you are so inclined to add the clinical, therapeutic dimension of the supplement aspect-- perhaps because of a greater challenge (history of antibiotic use, diet of commercial, antibiotic meat, exposure to pathogens while traveling, history of more chronic derangement, autoimmune disorder, IBS), the clinical formulas are essential to addressing the GI microbiome in its entirety as a foundational point of leverage for lasting whole body health.

If you skip the supplements this time, depending on how tough your case is, you will need to budget to do the FULL course sometime within 12 months of starting your program to leverage the “hard work” you put in within the program on diet, lifestyle, and cleansing.

WHAT IF I'M SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN HERBS/SUPPLEMENTS? +

We have brought together the highest quality supplements into our Gut Thrive in 5™ Supplement Kits. They contain no gluten, dairy, corn, or soy and there are absolutely no fillers. We provide a list of every single ingredient before you purchase the kits so you can make an educated decision before doing so.

WHAT ABOUT HERBAL INTERACTIONS? +

The beautiful thing about these magically crafted formulas is that they were created for highly sensitive people who have both food and chemical sensitivities. Christa then developed a staged approach to let all Gut Thrivers customize the pace of their detox to avoid herbal interactions as much as possible. Because the formulas are so gentle, their side effects are much less than traditional supplements There is not enough of any one herb in them to upset medications or to have an interaction. The strength of this supplement program comes from the unity of all the herbs acting synergistically (this strategy employs the epigenetic component of this program). This way none of the "bad critters" living inside your body will get smart and resistant to any of the botanicals, and you will be set up for great success. Our knowledge base, customer support team, and webinar replays with Christa and Jack will answer your specific medication and herbal questions to make sure you feel safe and comfortable with the approach.

WHAT IF I'M INTERESTED, BUT NOT READY NOW? +

Once you're in, you may begin the program at any time. Because registration is open to this program at any time, all participants will be at various stages of this program at any time. Within the Forum, you will notice that discussions will be occurring at every Step of the program because everyone has begun at different times.

WILL I ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM? WHAT IF I JOIN NOW BUT CAN’T PARTICIPATE UNTIL LATER? +

You will receive lifetime access for the life of the program and you will be able to access it at any time. Note: Access to this program and content within this program may change as technology changes through the years and updates are made.

CAN I DO THIS PROGRAM WHILE TAKING IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT MEDICATION? +

If you are on a short course of prednisone (10 days or less) or another immunosuppressant, you can eat according to our diet parameters, but wait to start your supplement plan until you finish. If you are on a long (extended use) course of immunosuppressants, you can start the program now. Our program can successfully run side-by-side and should not interfere with your medication. You may consider re-doing the program 6 months after discontinuing your immunosuppressants to re-boot and re-empower your immune system when it is no longer is being suppressed. It's kind of like when a parent doesn't let their child ever speak up and then later in life they have to go through therapy to "find their voice.” Eventually you will need to train your immune system that it's okay to live up to its full power and potential to take care of you.

CAN I TAKE THIS PROGRAM IF I'M CURRENTLY TAKING ANTIBIOTICS? +

If you are only on antibiotics for 10 days or less, wait to take the supplement program until after you finish your antibiotics, but jump right in and fill out the assessment, get your supplements ordered, and start watching the videos and following our instructions. If you've been on antibiotics for a long time (anywhere from one month to many years) because of acne or a very hard to kill bacterial infection and must continue them, start the program as normal as soon as possible, and you will get good results and be doing your body a huge favor.

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN? +

No, the program is paid for in full upon registration although many people are opting to use PayPal's new payment plan feature to break the payments up into 2 or 3 installments.

WHEN DOES MY LOGIN GET DELIVERED? +

Your login and password to our Membership will be delivered immediately to your Inbox after you register for the program. Please make sure you remove any spam filters for [email protected].

ARE THERE ANY LIVE WEBINARS IN THIS PROGRAM? +

There are no live calls scheduled for this program but within the program, all of the webinar recordings and transcripts from the last live edition of Gut Thrive that was offered in June 2015. There are 10 recorded webinars within this program.

WHAT IF I'VE ALREADY DONE THE WHOLE JOURNEY CANDIDA CLEANSE, CAN I STILL BENEFIT FROM THIS? +

Absolutely and this will be EASIER for you if you've already done The Whole Journey Candida Cleanse. BUT, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you were 100% sure that Candida was your primary issue and are feeling great now – know that this program is here for you at a time that is right to rejuvenate your microbiome. The immune system needs time to catch up and reset so if you did our Candida Cleanse, Gut Thrive in 5™ should be done no sooner than 2 months after you’ve finished.

WHAT IF I'VE ALREADY DONE THE WHOLE JOURNEY THREE-MONTH NUTRITION PROGRAM, CAN I STILL BENEFIT FROM THIS? +

Yes, 100% - this course is for anyone with a digestive system and will dive DEEP into the entire microbiome and educate you and your family for the rest of your life. The three-month program would have set you up perfectly to experience minimal die off and to come into GT5™ with more balanced hormones. You will be set up for success by already understanding the basic tenets of Christa's philosophy and approach to health.

WHAT IF I'M ON THE GAPS, FODMAPS, OR SCD DIET RIGHT NOW? HOW DO I TRANSITION? +

You can eat according to any of the GI healing diets and do great on our own program. It doesn't interfere with any other modalities and if you are comfortable with the way you're eating and it works for you, it can trump our eating plans and you can use them later because as your microbiome heals, we’ll want you to introduce one new food per week to expand to a full and varied diet.

DOES IT MATTER HOW OLD I AM? CAN CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY DO THIS? +

We welcome those from age 12-80 inside Gut Thrive in 5. Rejuvenating and restoring the microbiome can and should be done routinely (annually or every few years— think of it as an equivalent to changing the oil in your car) and will add YEARS and infinite QUALITY to your life.

WHAT IF I'VE HAD PART OF MY COLON REMOVED? +

Start slowly and gradually build up as able to tolerate the formulas. The live portion of the program might help you figure out your "sweet spot”, and if not, you may need a half hour consult with Jack Tips to get private customization based upon how you progress. Of course we also want you to first check with your doctor and to be continued to be guided by them.

WHAT IF I'VE HAD OR CURRENTLY HAVE CANCER? +

This program will be extremely helpful and beneficial for you but check with your doctor first. It’s not recommended if you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, but would be a wonderful endeavor after that to help rejuvenate the liver in addition to the microbiome and immune system.

WHAT IF I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE, CAN IT REVERSE THE LONG-TERM DAMAGE? +

If you’ve been diagnosed or suspect you have Celiac Disease, you can participate in this program. This program supports the body's GI tract healing abilities. Microvillus (the little ‘hair-like” fingers in the intestinal tract that absorb your nutrients) turn over and grow back frequently as long as they are not being insulted with foods and other forms of inflammation. All of the supplements that we have chosen for each of the Gut Thrive plans are completely gluten free and free of other excipients. Our research and clinical studies show you can restore your microbiome after years of damage from undiagnosed Celiac disease.

WHAT IF I NEED HELP ONE-ON-ONE? +

It’s hard to find an exceptionally skilled, compassionate functional medicine practitioner who will take your case and be your partner in your wellness. Jack Tips, our resident Gut Thrive in 5 practitioner, is that type of practitioner and he sees cases to their completion (i.e. - you have gotten your life back). While his practice is overflowing with a 3-month wait list, he has agreed to make himself available for appointments for our Gut Thrivers and has agreed to offer ½ hour consults at $125 to be mindful of the expense you've already invested. As a Gut Thriver, his team will get you an appointment within 10 days if you need one (but we're hoping you'll get such great results that you won't need one!)

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR THIS COURSE OR CAN'T AFFORD SUPPLEMENTS? +

We totally understand. When you have been sick and suffering for a while, you've already spent a lot of money on your health and it's so frustrating. That is part of the reason we created this course, because sickness bankrupts people. We take your trust seriously and care about you, your long-term health, and your future and we want our program to be finishing work for your gut healing process and not just another program you test out.

But you will have to choose health above EVERYTHING else…so you can see your kids grow up, so you can play with your grandkids, so you can have kids of your own, so you be who you're meant to be, create what you’re meant to create, spend time in nature and do the things you love.

There is nothing on earth more valuable than your health and if you truly believe that too, you will find a way to participate with us so you can get well and then increase your creative and earning potential from a healthy place.

We strongly encourage you to look around your life at places where you might be leaking money – be it eating out, Starbucks, Cable, recurring monthly subscriptions for things you don't use, or even the gym (maybe you're too tired to even go) and to re-appropriate those funds toward your health. If you spend a total of $1200 (course fee and supplements) on this program (plus you have to budget for healthier food), it's much better than re-upping to see yet another practitioner and paying $3500 in practitioner and lab fees and likely much more in additional supplements because you didn't find your "formula" the first time around, let alone the long term around time for lab work and appointments. This is your one life to live, trust your gut if this feels right to you.

If you absolutely cannot join us, stay tuned.

If you would like to be included in our scholarship application process, please send an email to [email protected]. Until then, watch all the videos you can at thewholejourney.com and follow the Randy and Christa Show as we will be doing a lot of shows about the microbiome. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet and focus on reducing your stress every single day.

CAN I DO THIS IF I'M PREGNANT OR NURSING? +

You can do the full program ONLY if you've been nursing for 14 months or more. This is a WONDERFUL course for both partners to complete before conception.

MY DOCTOR DOESN'T BELIEVE PATHOGENS AND LEAKY GUT REALLY AFFECT OUR HEALTH. WHO SHOULD I BELIEVE? +

We believe you are a smart, capable and powerful human being and that you can think for yourself. The reality is no doctor cares about your health more than you do. With that in mind, I'd encourage you to do a Google search for: "intestinal permeability and heart disease" or "intestinal permeability and diabetes" or "intestinal permeability and weight gain" or "intestinal permeability and cancer.” Read the studies. There are over 10,000. Take your favorite one to your doctor to read. MDs are fantastic and we need them, but they are not educated in this way. It is a completely different school of thought. And having only 20 minutes with you is simply not enough time to ever get to the root of what's truly ailing you. You are the CEO of your own health, not us, and not your doctor. You get to make the decisions and we encourage you to be as informed as possible and to believe that anything is possible.

I'VE ALREADY TRIED LOTS OF THINGS TO FIX MY DIGESTION, HOW IS THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT? +

We commend you for your journey and know it's likely been a long, taxing road. Most of our clients have said the same thing. We are usually people's "last stop,” and thankfully so because the last stop means we achieved real healing. Gut Thrive in Five is different because the assessment is unprecedented, the strategy PROVEN, and the formulas are customized and more holistic than any other approach out there. We approach the WHOLE person, not just the physical body. Our program reconnects you to your original genetic blue print and therefore gives your own body the chance to reach its inherent genetic potential and to "turn off" disease. We share with you over 40 years of combined clinical experience and a step-by-step approach that is easy to follow, with food that tastes good and doesn't take forever to prepare, and we help you create a mindset of wellness that lasts. We are exceptionally proud of this groundbreaking program. There is nothing else out there like it and we believe this process will revolutionize not only your own life, but also the integrative health care model.

I FOLLOW THE PALEO DIET OR THE AUTOIMMUNE PROTOCOL DIET (AIP), HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT? +

The fact that you already eat this way tells us that you have the dedication and ability to fix your health. Our diet plan may even be more relaxed and easier for you to follow. We believe the human body is stronger than we give it credit for. It's flexible and adaptable and shouldn't have to stick so hard to diets to maintain equilibrium.

Our goal is to bring you back to your original and most powerful strength that you likely haven't even experienced yet in this life. By bringing you to this place as you go through this course, should enable you to live an 80/20 balance because your body will be strong enough to burn sugar efficiently when there are carbs present and to burn fat efficiently when there is fat present. If you stick to a healthy, clean diet 80%of the time, you can manage your health for life.

We have four diet options depending on where your assessment results take you. If you have SIBO or FODMAPS, your diet will be stricter than the rest. You must adhere to a specific diet for the first 6 weeks and then we help you determine (based upon the level of healing you’ve achieved) when you’re ready to move toward your 80/20 balance. Diet is one piece of healing your gut and fixing other health problems. You will also need proven high quality supplements with a strategy behind them that are proven to work time and time again. You also need simple but effective lifestyle habits, and to eliminate any hidden root and environmental causes that are keeping you sick. GT5™ is different because it's all pulled together under one program with easy steps for you to incorporate into your daily life.

HOW SOON WILL I START SEEING RESULTS? +

Results vary, but most people feel MUCH better after four weeks because the pathogen purge will be well underway and your intestinal terrain will begin to change. Some feel completely differently within the first two weeks. Everybody is different and there is no catch-all when it comes to biochemistry. The average time to healing is one month for every year you've been sick but our course can slash that by 50%. So if you’ve been very sick for 20 years, it could take you 5 months to realize the full effect of GT5. If you’re coming to us already “healthy-ish" with some GI distress, your results will likely be more pronounced sooner. So as with anything in health, nothing is guaranteed… but we think you'll be incredibly pleased with your progress.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR IF THIS IS TOO HARD? +

This has worked for us time and time again in clinical practice and recently with 2000 people from around the world. It's also what the latest trusted research shows to be effective for the long-term, and what some of the top functional medicine doctors and practitioners in the world do with their patients with stellar results.

Nobody has time these days but what you truly value in life, you will create the time and energy to execute. It’s a value that has to be cultivated. Outsourcing your health to your doctor or another practitioner hardly ever works. You have to be involved and committed to your healing process and you must understand what's going on in your own body because it will empower you to always keep it in balance after that. You just have to make the hard decision to make your health your #1 priority above all else. The airlines have it right: "in an emergency, always put your own oxygen mask on first and then save others." If you don't invest in your health today, who will? And who will be there for your loved ones down the road?

I LIVE INTERNATIONALLY. CAN I STILL TAKE THE PROGRAM? +

Yes, you can access the membership site from anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet and email access. Supplements can be shipped internationally, but depending upon the Customs process in your specific country, the delivery time can vary. Unfortunately, the delivery of international shipments is out of our control. We are able to offer shipping to the following countries outside of the US: Austria. Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland), Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, and Singapore.

PLEASE NOTE: A $60 Flat Rate USPS Priority International Shipping will be added to the cost of the Supplement Kit upon check-out, but will NOT include any additional customs fees/duties imposed during shipping process. The purchaser of the Supplement Kit will be responsible for any additional fees. If Customs refuses your package, a refund on the Kit will not be granted unless it is returned to our Shipping Facility with all unopened supplements included and in good condition. Also note, it may be more cost effective for some countries to order kits separately because some fees can be more if there are multiple kits in a package. Please be sure to check with your individual country’s custom regulations. 

If you are in a country we are unable to ship to, we recommend that you collect the ingredient list of the needed products and take them to your local health store/practitioner to try to match the ingredients and dosages as close as possible based upon what's available in your country.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO DO THIS? +

7-9 hours/week is ideal and you will be setting yourself up for tremendous success - just an hour or two dedicated to Gut Thrive in 5™ per day! Here is a very realistic breakdown of the time you will be putting towards this program on a weekly basis:
2 hours to watch all videos, read through materials and plan your actions items
2 hours for the live portion of the program (webinar Q&A)
3-5 hours for grocery shopping, prep and cooking

An additional 1-2 more hours for self-care in the mornings or evening (for things like oil pulling, meditation, or castor oil packs) would be a huge bonus. Self care is important throughout this program!

DO I GET ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM (ALL MODULES AND SECTIONS ALL AT ONCE)? +

Yes - as soon as you receive your login to the Membership Portal upon registration, you will have access to all program material.

I HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER, WHAT IS REALISTIC TO EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM? +

While this program has reversed many autoimmune conditions, it is a gut microbiome program. By improving the gut microbiome, you will improve your immune system. However, there is no one panacea and we don't want you to come to the program expecting that, because everyone is different and will experience different results.

The fact that the gut microbiome can drive autoimmune disorder is well known, but fixing the GI tract does not ensure that the body will turn off the epigenetic expressions that are already occurring.

The microbiome is a factor, a cause, and a major contributor to autoimmune diseases; and failing to correct that will become an obstacle to health and the body's self-restorative mechanism. For the individual, correcting microbiome imbalances is certainly an improvement, but what the body does with that improvement is individually-determined. There are many factors that align to create an epigenetic expression of a "medically-labeled" disease.

After the microbiome is corrected, the body often requires a "directive" and "help" addressing other components of its distress: and in the holistic model, this can be attitudinal, stress, dietary, cell-membranes, cellular metabolic processes, mitochondrial free radical damage, etc. plus the need for a specific healing directive. There's just more to health than a panacea but we will do our best to guide you as a group (not as individuals) inside Gut Thrive in 5.

It's not the purpose of this program to put off any medical care. Before you enroll, it's important to understand the assets and limitations, thus the true scope, of this program's benefit.

WILL THIS PROGRAM HELP WITH TYPE I AND TYPE II DIABETES? +

This program has helped dramatically lower blood glucose and Hemoglobin A1C levels when tested with before and after lab work. The latest research on diabetes shows a strong gut microbiome link. This occurs via several mechanisms (all mechanisms which GT5™ improves):

1) Overgrowth of sugar producer species (firmicutes) that keep driving insulin resistance via glucose into the blood
2) Epigenetic switches thrown that impact mitochondrial ATP production
3) Cell membrane inflammation that interferes with phosphorylation and glucose processes in the Kreb's Cycle
4) Signals to the brain via leptin (hormone that regulates appetite and weight control) and adiponectin (protein that regulates glucose and breaks down fatty acids)

The microbiome is VERY, VERY much involved, at a very CORE level. Correcting the microbiome has powerful ramifications and is a MUST to help your body heal itself with Type I or Type II Diabetes, but again it might be first base and not the complete healing process. Human biochemistry is complicated and unique and results will vary.

I HAVE HASHITMOTO'S DISEASE. HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM HELP ME? +

The gut microbiome affects thyroid performance, and research points to a pathogen-biofilm enzyme, transglutaminase, as being able to launch the immune system against the thyroid peroxidase enzyme (which gives you antibodies and is a major indicator of Hashimoto’s) system. Again, the place to start is with microbiome improvement. This program when executed faithfully has been known to dramatically reduce thyroid antibody levels in both Hashimoto’s and Graves. Healing the gut is first base to improving the thyroid. Further work on the thyroid may be needed after Gut Thrive.

CAN MY ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD GO THROUGH THE PROGRAM? DO I HAVE TO BUY ONE PROGRAM PER PERSON OR ONE PER HOUSEHOLD? +

Yes, we want to support the health of your entire household! When you register for Gut Thrive in 5, your login can be shared with everyone in your household to complete the program. This means that everyone can take the assessment and will be put in their own Gut Thrive Plan. We recommend each individual complete their assessment with their own email address.

MAY I USE THE ASSESSMENT IN MY HEALTH PRACTICE OR WITH CLIENTS? +

Not yet, but soon. The Gut Thrive™ strategy is trademarked by The Whole Journey and our assessment is copyrighted by Jack Tips after two years of hard work and clinical research. We plan to devise a practitioner training program, so this work can spread. Please check back with us. Likely this program will not begin to be created until late 2016.

DO YOU HAVE AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM FOR GUT THRIVE IN 5? +

Yes. We are pleased to announce our affiliate program. All the program details and registration can be accessed by going to xxxxxx.  If you are a practitioner or internet marketer, recommending and promoting this program, will make a huge impact on the health and lives of others!

I HAVE MULTIPLE PROBLEMS, H. PYLORI, HASHIMOTO'S, FUNGUS, WORMS, HOW WILL THAT WORK? +

Most everyone coming to Gut Thrive™ will have more than one issue. This program covers the microbiome in its entirety (microbiome being defined as the collective genetic material of all the microorganisms in your gut) and does not focus on only one “bug” so there is a strong, multi-faceted anti-pathogenic component that covers many bases. The assessment will slant your program to encompass all of your G.I. issues and give you the program that covers multiple issues, but will lean the support heavier on what is determined to be the heaviest pathogenic burden on your body and/or the root or gateway that allowed the other pathogens to enter.

WHAT IF I CAN'T SWALLOW PILLS? DO YOU HAVE A TINCTURE OR LIQUID VERSION OF THE SUPPLEMENTS? +

We do not have a liquid version of the supplements, but you can open up most of the capsules and take them with food or in water if you cannot swallow pills. Four of our existing supplements are already in powder and liquid form and what you receive will depend on which Plan you fall into.

WILL THE PROGRAM WORK FOR ME WITH MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES? +

You will need to proceed gently and take it slowly as your body allows. Correcting the intestinal microbiome is so important as the gut/brain connection and cellular metabolic responses are connected. We suggest you start slowly with minimal doses of the anti-pathogenic supplements and gradually increase dosages so as to avoid or minimize migraines, skin rashes, etc.

WHAT IF I HAVE A REDUNDANT COLON? +

The redundant colon is a challenge that you must accommodate, (i.e. - water, fiber, food choices) to get your equipment to work. So first, your food does have a long, tortuous journey, but you can find what makes things work for your individual needs. If you have not tried soaking flax seeds and having 4 tbsp. with each meal, that's something that may help (you will have to customize your diet plan to meet your needs). Due to these special circumstances, we encourage you to take advantage of Jack Tips’ "quickie consultation" to help determine any special considerations for you. Jack’s "quickie consultation” is $125 for 30 minutes and can be booked once inside GT5™.

The spastic colon is due to:

1) The microbial microbiome
2) Inflammation, and that's where this program can help. Your body has to establish a workable system with the redundancy, but the "spastic" aspect has to do with the microbes affecting peristalsis and inflammation from an imbalance in the microbial species.

The gas/bloating is due to "sugar fermenter species" overgrowth too high up in your intestinal tract. This program is designed to help with that.

You'll be a bit of "wild card" in that you have the extra G.I. tract length, so you'll just have to try. A dietary adjustment at the onset where you focus on the bone broth and thus reduce the "sugar fermenter" species will be a big help. Avoiding hi-carb foods (sugars, breads) and the first part of this program (starving the sugar-producing bacteria) will help reduce the overgrowth and help improve that bloating. Then the second part will help with the overall balance, repair of inflammation, etc.

You'll need to start easy and make sure you can handle the work, so go little by little. Many of you with redundant colons will fall into Plan S which is slanted toward SIBO and FODMAPS.

HOW WILL IT CHANGE MY PLAN IF I HAVE KIDNEY PROBLEMS? +

The microbiome program is a good, general place to start but added kidney support will be necessary. This is the time to take advantage of Jack Tips’ "quickie consultation" to help determine the formula and a remedy customized to you. Jack’s "quickie consultation” is $125 for 30 minutes and can be booked once inside GT5™.

IF I'M ON BLOOD THINNERS, ARE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS SAFE? +

The formulas do not have a "blood thinning" effect, meaning no increased bleeding or bruising.

HOW DO THE MEAL PLANS WORK INSIDE THE PROGRAM? ARE THEY ALL THE SAME OR DIFFERENT? +

Once inside GT5™, you will complete our assessment which will determine which plan you are in. Once you know that, there are specific diets and considerations (and supplements) for each plan. While the general foods to eat and foods to avoid are similar, there are considerations that make each plan more effective.  All diet plans are orchestrated to support the liver and the adrenals, to balance blood sugar, to slash inflammation, and to combat yeast, fungus, worms, h. pylori and all manner of GI "bugs" (aka – to stop feeding them and to help usher them out of the body). The meals plans also target foods that heal leaky gut or intestinal permeability and balance HCL.

DOES YOUR PROGRAM WORK FOR GASTROPARESIS? +

If you have gastroparesis, we recommend adding on a "quickie 30-minute consultation" with Jack Tips for $125 as you go through your program.

He will need to know if you can take capsules with food that can clear your delayed stomach passage, if you can work with dietary fibers, if you consume solid foods, and a few other things. It is most likely you will have to open up the capsules and take the supplements that way.

If you are willing to give it a try, have a short consult with Jack, and be optimistic about working with supplements, it's worth a try.

DOES YOUR PROGRAM WORK FOR CHILDREN? +

Only children from age 12 and older. Younger children that do Gut Thrive™ should be concurrently guided by a physician or by Jack Tips.

ARE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS KOSHER? +

Our supplements contain RNA/DNA factors that are bovine (New Zealand) derived and are not kosher. These "factors" come from a tissue, (i.e. - stomach or pancreas, etc.), are treated with hydrochloric acid to digest away all the meat and tissue. What's left is a white powder that has the genetic amino acid structures. This is a very holistic and hard to come by method of processing to allow greater healing.

DO I GET A PERSONALIZED RESPONSE FROM THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE? +

After your completion of the assessment, the automated assessment will put you into 1 of 4 Gut ThrivePlans based upon your results. It will not be personalized, but your answers to the assessment will affect the outcome of which Plan you are placed. All plans address all parts of the microbiome and depending on which category your results put you in, your program will have a stronger pull toward bacteria, virus, yeast/fungus, protozoa, parasites, or H. pylori. If you would like to go over your results with Jack Tips, he has graciously offered a discounted "30-minute quickie consults” at $125/30-minute session. Please keep in mind you are enrolling in a group program, not a program geared toward individualized care. We want to set up your expectations accordingly.

WILL THIS HELP ME IF I HAVE THE MTHFR GENETIC MUTATION? +

We have worked methylation support into this program for those who have trouble with detoxification. If you have MTHFR, you should continue your methyl folate/ methyl B12 while on the program, so that you are primed and ready for this work, and because it's needed with or without the MTHFR gene SNP. There are not many situations where the microbiome causes the body to correct the genes. But there are many cases where "everything works better" when the microbiome is healthier. Some bacteria "methylate" and some are involved with the manufacture of hydroxocobalamine which seems to work better when the gut has biodiversity and beneficial species.

So this program is a step in the right direction and if your body does in fact have the ability to correct the gene, then this program is foundational, even necessary. Genetic repair does occur, but it's mostly epigenetic expressions that are involved. New horizons await in this research because it's all so new!

DOES THIS PROGRAM HELP WITH LYME DISEASE? +

Most Lyme patients have autoimmune and microbiome dysregulation. By improving the gut microbiome, the Lyme bacteria or other co-infections related to Lyme have a less sustainable environment and overall, will have a much more difficult time surviving.

Like with any stubborn bacteria, The Gut Thrive addresses the overall environment of bacteria and the microbiome response to it. This program will also address biofilms and how to break through the biofilms which is an important element to Lyme and the treatment of it.

Please note this program is not specifically designed for patients with Lyme disease or its co-infections, and we do not recommend going through the program when you are in a flared state. Our support teams will not be able to answer specific questions around individualized health situations as it pertains to Lyme or your course of treatment.

IF I REACT TO THE HERBS, CAN I GET A REFUND? +

Unfortunately, no. We can take back full, unopened supplement kits only.

IF I HAVE SIBO AND CANDIDA, WILL THIS WORK? +

Yes. When you complete the assessment and get your plan, which will address both SIBO, Candida along with fungus, and other aspects of your microbiome. You will be placed into the Plan that is slanted towards the issue that is causing the greatest problem. The assessment will determine this problem and where your starting point is and blend your work to address both concurrently.

WHAT IF I'M HAVING SURGERY, CAN I DO THIS PROGRAM? +

As a general rule of thumb, give the body some time to heal itself after a surgery before resuming therapies or starting new programs.

As for the Gut Thrive In Five program, you should be able to start the program when you are eating your normal diet and are off of post-surgery medications. Check with your doctor regarding "normal activities and diet" post-surgery.

IF THE HERBS DON'T WORK FOR ME, CAN I RETURN THEM? +

No opened bottles can be returned. All supplement kits must be returned in their entirety and completely unopened. If it helps you to understand our success rate— our refund rate last time was less than .05%, as the vast majority found our supplements gentle, highly effective and most were non-reactive (or they had to go more slowly to reduce reactions).

HOW DO I GET MY INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED? +

We have a full, searchable Knowledge Base to answer your questions. This has been populated with answers to over 1000 questions specific to Gut Thrive from previous participants. We also have a full customer support team that answers questions submitted through the program with a 72 hour turnaround. We will not answer questions with specific lab value or case histories included. We will also not answer questions that have already been answered with the searchable Knowledge Base or questions that are not specific to the program.