Welcome to the Conditioned Food Sensitivity Podcast.

Each podcast episode focuses on practical strategies to help you break away from conditioned food sensitivities. Are you ready to end your restricted diet struggles and start loving food again?

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Ep 33: Food Sensitivities and Depression

May 5, 2022 | 10 minutes

Depression is common for those suffering from food sensitivities or mysterious symptoms. I will discuss the reasons for this connection and strategies to get out of the rut and live a full life.

Wendy Busse, MSc, RD – With a career spanning 30 years, Wendy has had the privilege of working with and learning from hundreds of food-sensitive clients. Her passion is creating engaging online programs to help clients struggling with restricted eating rebuild their body and food trust and expand their diet. As an expert in food hypersensitivities, Wendy has spoken at many national conferences and has sat on the medical advisory committees of non-profit organizations.

Ep 32: From Hopeless to an Effective Management Plan

April 7, 2022 | 31 minutes

Johannah tells her moving story of feeling helpless when every doctor dismissed her symptoms. Eventually, she withdrew from the medical system and assumed her only option was to live with her debilitating symptoms. Luckily, Johannah met Dr. Drossman and learned that her symptoms stemmed from a previous food poisoning incident that led to disordered gut-brain communication. She worked with Dr. Drossman to create a management plan that addressed her body and brain.

Johannah Ruddy has a master’s degree in education and a career in non-profit management. She is also the executive director of the Rome Foundation and secretary-treasurer for the center for education and practice of biopsychosocial care. In addition to her professional experience, she is a digestive health patient and patient advocate.

Dr. Douglas Drossman is trained in both gastroenterology and psychiatry. He is professor emeritus of medicine and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, professor emeritus and chief of operations of the Rome Foundation and president of the center for education and practice of biopsychosocial care and DrossmanCare.

Dr. Drossman and Johannah are co-authors of two books Gut Feelings – Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction and the Patient-Doctor Relationship and the second book which will be coming out in the near future Gut Feelings – The Patient Story.

Ep 31: Building a Supportive Partnership with Your Doctor

March 24, 2022 | 20 minutes

Communicating with your doctor can be challenging – especially if your symptoms are difficult to explain and there is no straightforward treatment. Patients often feel disrespected and shut down during their appointments. However, a supportive partnership with your doctor is possible. Dr. Drossman will share his insightful tips from his book Gut Feelings – Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction and the Patient-Doctor Relationship: A Guide for Patients and Doctors.

Douglass Drossman, MD is trained in both gastroenterology and psychiatry. He is professor emeritus of medicine and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, professor emeritus and chief of operations of the Rome Foundation and president of the center for education and practice of biopsychosocial care and DrossmanCare. Additionally, Dr. Drossman has co-authored the book, Gut Feelings: Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) and the Patient-Doctor Relationship.

Ep 30: Biopsychosocial Model – Looking Beyond Food as a Cause of Digestive Distress

March 10, 2022 | 30 minutes

Dr. Drossman explains how we need to look at the big picture when searching for the cause of distressing symptoms (i.e. disorders of the gut-brain interaction). For example, when patients focus exclusively on the role of food, they may miss the treatments that are most likely to help them get back to a good quality of life.

Douglass Drossman, MD is trained in both gastroenterology and psychiatry. He is professor emeritus of medicine and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, professor emeritus and chief of operations of the Rome Foundation and president of the center for education and practice of biopsychosocial care and DrossmanCare. Additionally, Dr. Drossman has co-authored the book, Gut Feelings: Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) and the Patient-Doctor Relationship.

Ep 29: Breathing: Long, Smooth, Soft

February 24, 2022 | 37 minutes

Shelly answers one of my burning questions about the benefits of observing the breath vs regulating it. She takes us through a meditation to encourage longer, smoother and softer breathing (but not necessarily deep). This practice can help calm the nervous system, decrease hypervigilance and minimize a variety of physical or mental health symptoms. Shelly also explains that “deep” breathing can sometimes lead to over-breathing with the upper chest and neck muscles, which can activate the sympathetic nervous system and may be counterproductive for some people.

Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT (Physiotherapist, Yoga Therapist). Shelly is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, author, educator, and pioneer of PhysioYoga with over 23 years of experience integrating yoga into physiotherapy and specializes in areas of chronic pain, pelvic health, and professional burnout. She lectures at physiotherapy and yoga programs, contributes to research, presents at conferences globally, provides mentorship for professionals, and offers courses and resources for healthcare professionals and the general population. Shelly has authored book chapters in rehabilitation textbooks and is the co-editor/author of Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Canada and believes compassion is the foundation of healthcare. Visit www.physioyoga.ca to learn more

Ep 28: Enrich Your Life with Non-Food Sources of Joy

February 10, 2022 | 27 minutes

When you lose the joy of eating because of a restricted diet, life can become bland. However, non-food sources of joy can bring back some pleasure and excitement. Melanie reminds us why joy is vital and how we can intentionally create opportunities to enrich our lives.

Melanie Mitchell Epp. Melanie Mitchell Epp is an author, speaker and coach who knows that true change happens when we change how we think. She wrote an empowering book called “I Don’t Think So” that tells the story of how she overcame the greatest challenges of her life. She does one to one coaching and she has an online program called Your Whole Hearted Life, dedicated to helping people overcome pain, patterns and powerlessness. Melanie believes that change is possible for anyone who wants it. If you want to experience change in your life, Melanie can show you how to make that happen. You can find her at www.melaniemitchellepp.com.

Ep 27: Bring Joy Back To Your Meals: Create an Inviting Environment

January 27, 2022 | 31 minutes

When you have sensitivities, getting overly focused on food and forgetting about your eating environment is easy. Instead, take the time to create an inviting environment and bring enjoyment back to your meal! In addition to more enjoyment, a better relationship with food can reduce your reactivity. Kristin will share her insightful tips to make meals more pleasurable, even on a restricted diet.

Kristyn Hall, MSc, RD. Kristyn is a registered dietitian helping men and women in midlife eat better & feel better with food, not diets, through coaching, mindfulness and nourishment. She provides energy, education and a shame-free space to talk about your food and nutrition struggles. I can testify that she is a culinary wizard. Her Instagram posts are mouth-watering.


Nutrition is one of the most powerful, yet under-used therapies for our health and wellness. If you are hungry for healthy, sustainable nutrition strategies to help you feel better and reclaim your best health, you can reach Kristyn through her website at www.EnergizeNutrition.ca

Ep 26: Bring Joy Back To Your Meals: Creative Preparation

January 13, 2022 | 25 minutes

When you have food sensitivities, it is easy to get in a repetitive-food rut and resent food. Kathlena’s stories and creative meal ideas will empower you to break out of this rut and rediscover the joy of eating.

Kathlena, The Allergy Chef. Kathlena has over 200 food allergies & intolerances, including most water. The members of her household also have food allergies and special diets, none of them the same. After being told she had 30 days to live, she made it her mission to help the food allergy community thrive. Three years from her lowest point, she and her team have published cookbooks, started a bakery, done nationwide outreach, developed recipes and resources, and more. You can reach Kathlena through her websites (raise.theallergychef.com OR goraise.net), Instagram (@theallergychef), Youtube (theallergychef) and Facebook (freeandfriendly).

Ep 25: Is it Anxiety or a Food Reaction?

December 30, 2021 | 29 minutes

After a severe food anaphylactic reaction, Kristina experienced significant anxiety when eating out. She shares her stories of how she got back to a comfortable relationship with food by rebuilding her body and food trust.

Kristina Seefeldt has navigated anaphylactic food allergies her whole life. Born and raised in Alberta, Kristina moved to Toronto in 2015 to pursue her Master of Arts in Criminology at the University of Toronto. She currently works at Toronto Community Housing’s Community Safety Unit. Work aside, Kristina is a yoga teacher, a dedicated traveller (when the world is not in the throes of a pandemic!), and despite her allergies, a huge foodie. You reach Kristina through IG @kristina.flows.

Ep 24: A Healthy Degree of Food Restriction Vigilance 

December 16, 2021 | 20 minutes

After a severe food anaphylactic reaction, Kristina experienced significant anxiety when eating out. She shares her stories of how she got back to a comfortable relationship with food by rebuilding her body and food trust.

Kristina Seefeldt has navigated anaphylactic food allergies her whole life. Born and raised in Alberta, Kristina moved to Toronto in 2015 to pursue her Master of Arts in Criminology at the University of Toronto. She currently works at Toronto Community Housing’s Community Safety Unit. Work aside, Kristina is a yoga teacher, a dedicated traveller (when the world is not in the throes of a pandemic!), and despite her allergies, a huge foodie. You reach Kristina through IG @kristina.flows.

 

Ep 23: Thriving Through the Holidays: Keep Food Sensitivity Explanations to a Minimum

December 2, 2021 | 18 minutes

It is easy to get caught in a futile struggle to try and get other people to understand and accept your food sensitivities. Christine shares stories of how this led to frustration and why she keeps her explanations to a minimum.

Christine Myers is a wife and a mom of two. She is a chronic illness warrior, nutritional therapy practitioner student, former pastry chef , content creator and a board member of the non-profit organization Lichen Sclerosus support network. For years she has struggled with numerous chronic illnesses and food sensitivities. She shares her delicious recipes and her journey to thriving with chronic illness and food sensitivities through her website (www.insicknessandinwellness.com) and Instagram (@insicknessandinwellness).

 

Ep 22: Thriving Through the Holidays: Moving Past Food Restriction Grief

November 18, 2021 | 18 minutes

Christine shares her anger and frustration with food restriction and her journey to thriving and helping others. If you are stuck in food-restriction grief, Christine’s down-to-earth stories will help you take steps forward.

Christine Myers is a wife and a mom of two. She is a chronic illness warrior, nutritional therapy practitioner student, former pastry chef , content creator and a board member of the non-profit organization Lichen Sclerosus support network. For years she has struggled with numerous chronic illnesses and food sensitivities. She shares her delicious recipes and her journey to thriving with chronic illness and food sensitivities through her website (www.insicknessandinwellness.com) and Instagram (@insicknessandinwellness). 

 

Ep 21: Limbic System Hypervigilance Can Make Harmless Physical Sensations Feel Like Dangerous Symptoms  

November 4, 2021 | 28minutes

A hypervigilant limbic system looks for danger around every corner. When fear drives our awareness, we experience physical sensations more intensely and worry that it is the beginning of a symptom flare. Balanced awareness helps us differentiate between harmless physical sensations and symptoms.

Kristy Arbon, BA, BSW, Cert. MSC is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training LLC, teaching from a trauma-informed and strengths perspective approach. She supports people in developing self-compassion, mindfulness, embodiment, shame resilience and intuition through training, mentoring, researching and writing.
Kristy’s offerings have deep roots in the traditions of mindfulness, sensory modulation, interoceptive awareness, embodiment, Polyvagal theory, neuroscience, Buddhist philosophy, Mindful Self-Compassion, internal parts work, and exploration of archetypes. She is the developer of the Somatic Self-Compassion curriculum, a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and a qualified Social Worker.

Ep 20: Food and Health Labels Can Lead to Unnecessary Food Restriction

October 21, 2021 | 28 minutes

Food labels (this food is high in histamine) and health labels (I am histamine intolerant) are easy to pick up from our fear-based media. Unfortunately, they profoundly affect our relationship with food and may lead to unnecessary restrictions. Let go of those labels and find the freedom to expand your diet.

Alyssa Lavy, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian who believes that food should be satisfying, nourishing and delicious. She is the owner of Alyssa Lavy Nutrition & Wellness LLC, a private practice based in Connecticut with a focus on digestive health. She provides in person and virtual nutrition counseling with a highly individualized approach, as well as personal training and nutrition consulting for businesses. Alyssa regularly contributes to national media outlets, such as Women’s Health, Shape, Reader’s Digest, Cooking Light and more. You can follow her on Instagram @alyssalavyrd and Facebook @alyssalavynutrition. Additionally, you can also visit her website and view recipes and nutrition news on her blog at alyssalavy.com or contact her directly (alyssa@alyssalavy.com).

 

Ep 19: Regret and Shame with Potentially Unnecessary Restrictions

Oct 7, 2021 | 20 minutes

Reintroducing dairy brought new freedom to Judy’s life, but her inner dialogue questioned if the fifteen-year restriction was necessary or if she had unwittingly complicated her life. Judy describes how self-compassion helped her overcome this shame and regret.

 

Judy April is an RD with Northern Health (BC, Canada) and a FAST Freedom Coach. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award (2020) from St. Francis Xavier University for documenting how people with food sensitivity learn to thrive.

Ep 18: When Does Focusing on Gut Health Become Unhealthy?

September 23, 2021 | 30 minutes

Brooke describes how wellness culture can lead us down a path that makes the symptoms we are trying to “fix” worse. For example, we are bombarded by messages that the “right diet” will heal the gut and is a panacea for a myriad of medically unexplained symptoms. But with so many conflicting messages about what the “right diet” actually is, we are left confused and frustrated.

Brooke Bulloch, RD is a non-diet Dietitian, CEO at Food to Fit Nutrition, and mom. She earned a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and her work experience began with the Regional Health Authority in 2009.
Brooke has been working in private practice since 2012 and today her practice is comprised of a team of HAES-aligned dietitians with various expertise supporting the areas of pediatrics, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic conditions, women’s health including PCOS and fertility, intuitive eating, and eating disorders.
Brooke is an experienced media spokesperson and contributes regularly to Co-op’s in store Table Magazine and online Food Blog. Since 2011 Brooke has been featured in CBC radio, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Cottage Life Magazine, Inside Fitness, and has a monthly segment on Saskatoon’s Global News Morning.
As a working mom and business owner, Brooke values simplicity in nutrition planning along with a curious, non-diet approach to food and eating. Contact Brooke: www.foodtofit.ca; @brookebullochrd; @foodtofit_nutrition

 

Ep 17: Foster a Joyful Relationship with Food, Despite Severe Food Allergies

September 9, 2021 | 34 minutes

Kristina and her mom, Pat, reminisce about Kristina’s challenges growing up with multiple, severe anaphylactic food allergies. Despite these restrictions, the family continued their foodie ways, and Kristina grew up with a positive relationship with food. They share the family rituals and traditions that made this possible.

Kristina Seefeldt has navigated anaphylactic food allergies her whole life. Born and raised in Alberta, Kristina moved to Toronto in 2015 to pursue her Master of Arts in Criminology at the University of Toronto. She currently works at Toronto Community Housing’s Community Safety Unit as a compliance and training specialist. Work aside, Kristina is a yoga teacher, a dedicated traveller (when the world is not in the throes of a pandemic!), and despite her allergies, a huge foodie. You reach Kristina through IG @kristina.flows.

Ep 16: Intentional Versus Impulsive Food Reintroduction

August 26, 2021 | 27 minutes 

Madeline started her diet expansion journey with impulsive reintroductions. These unsuccessful attempts reinforced her fear and food restrictions. When she learned to step back and make intentional changes, she found success and ended her restricted diet struggles.

Madeline Erlich is a Registered Dietitian and graduate student at the University of Toronto. She recently completed a post-graduate diploma in Dietetic Education from Brescia University College, an affiliate college at the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a BASc in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University and a BAH in Health Studies from Queen’s University. Madeline was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2015 after a lifetime of health challenges. Her attempts to heal her body after diagnosis led her to struggle with dietary hypervigilance and conditioned food sensitivities. Having now overcome the Food Avoidance and Sensitivity Trap, she uses these experiences to help clients break out of the cycle as well. Contact Madeline at madelineerlich.rd@gmail.com

Ep 15: Connecting with Ourselves When the Present Moment is Challenging

August 12, 2021 | 34 minutes 

After recording our initial self-compassion podcast, I realized that my inner dialogue was not as kind as I thought, and I asked Kristy for a follow-up episode. She shares her wisdom about softening resistance and connecting compassionately with ourselves when the present moment is challenging.

Kristy Arbon, BA, BSW, Cert. MSC is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training LLC, teaching from a trauma-informed and strengths perspective approach. She supports people in developing self-compassion, mindfulness, embodiment, shame resilience and intuition through training, mentoring, researching and writing.

Kristy’s offerings have deep roots in the traditions of mindfulness, sensory modulation, interoceptive awareness, embodiment, Polyvagal theory, neuroscience, Buddhist philosophy, Mindful Self-Compassion, internal parts work, and exploration of archetypes. She is the developer of the Somatic Self-Compassion curriculum, a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and a qualified Social Worker.

Reach Kristy through – kristy@heartworks.training, kristyarbon.com, Facebook – @KristyArbon, Instagram – kristyarbon

Ep 14: Self-Compassion When You Are Facing the Uncertainty of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

July 29, 2021 | 30 minutes 

Kristy talks about the importance of self-compassion when struggling with medically unexplained symptoms – especially when we feel frustrated and uncertain. We often look outside ourselves for nurturing in times of distress, but our inner champion is our greatest source of comfort.

Kristy Arbon, BA, BSW, Cert. MSC is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training LLC, teaching from a trauma-informed and strengths perspective approach. She supports people in developing self-compassion, mindfulness, embodiment, shame resilience and intuition through training, mentoring, researching and writing.

Kristy’s offerings have deep roots in the traditions of mindfulness, sensory modulation, interoceptive awareness, embodiment, Polyvagal theory, neuroscience, Buddhist philosophy, Mindful Self-Compassion, internal parts work, and exploration of archetypes. She is the developer of the Somatic Self-Compassion curriculum, a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and a qualified Social Worker.

Reach Kristy through – kristy@heartworks.training, kristyarbon.com, Facebook – @KristyArbon, Instagram – kristyarbon

Ep 13: Early Life Trauma Can Leave Us Vulnerable to Extreme Diet Restriction Communities

July 15, 2021 | 24 minutes 

Samantha’s early life trauma left her vulnerable to being sucked into diet restrictions, which eventually led to a dark place in her life. Fortunately, she had the strength to find her way out and use her experiences to help others.

Samantha Gilbert, FNC, CHNP, CNC spent most of her life battling severe depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body image dysmorphia. Since finding her own path to wholeness, she is dedicated to helping others find this same healing path.
For 12 years I’ve helped couples, women, and children from 13 countries heal their mind and body. I’m an expert in creating customized therapies to place you on a path to healing. Only then can true healing begin and continue with love, empathy, compassion, and biochemical individuality. Reach Samantha at eatfor.life

Ep 12: Trusting the Resilience of Your Body

July 1, 2021 | 33 minutes 

Desiree talks with me about the importance of seeing the big picture when investigating our triggers rather than automatically linking symptoms with food. By trusting our body’s innate ability to heal, we can shift our daily patterns and enjoy greater wellbeing.

Desiree Nielsen BSc RD is a registered dietitian, author and host with a focus on plant-based nutrition, chronic inflammation and digestive health. She is the author of the bestselling plant-based cookbook Eat More Plants and the Allsorts Podcast as well as an upcoming gut health cookbook (2022). Contact Desiree at www.desireerd.com or on IG @desireenielsenrd.

 

 

Ep 11: Health Trauma as a Trigger for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

June 17, 2021 | 40 minutes 

Laura describes how her experiences with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) led her down a vicious cycle until she was only eating three foods. Laura has been in treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) for the last eight months and shares the mindset shifts that are helping her through recovery.

Laura Mae Ramsey: I am a content creator focused on sharing my recovery journey with ARFID and OCD which I developed after going through a traumatic medical experience. I am also an entrepreneur, selling shirts and stickers featuring positive affirmations that have helped me through my recovery. Contact Laura through: lauramaeramsey@gmail.com, lauramaeramsey.com or @lauramaeramsey on TikTok, YouTube or Instagram.

Ep 10: Remain Curious About the Nuances and Changes with Food Tolerance

June 3, 2021 | 24 minutes 

Kate shares her personal journey and many years of experience as a digestive health expert to help the listener understand how food tolerance changes over time and why we should keep “testing the waters.”

Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN  Kate is a Boston-based dietitian with 30 years of experience. Kate’s expertise is in gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance, with a particular focus on the application of the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. She was awarded the Outstanding Massachusetts Dietitian Award and recognized as Boston’s Best Dietitian by Boston Magazine. Kate is the author of numerous books and articles on digestive health topics including the New York Times Best Seller, The 21 Day Tummy Diet. Her latest book is The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step. Kate completed her postgraduate training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. Look for Kate on IG and Twitter. She has some great IG Lives. Her contact is in the description.: Instagram @katescarlata or website www.katescarlata.com.

Ep 9: Five Tips for Living a Full Life, Despite Severe Health Challenges

May 20, 2021 | 13 minutes 

Irene is on an inspiring journey towards peace and acceptance of her uncertain health conditions. She shares five tips that have brought light into darkness.

Irene was diagnosed with celiac disease in December 2015. Despite a strict gluten-free diet, she continued having severe food reactions – which eventually led to a mast cell activation syndrome diagnosis. Irene reacts to food, stress, hormones, sunlight, temperature changes, medications, and other environmental changes. As with many mast cell patients, her reactions are not consistent. Something could trigger her one day but be tolerated the next day. Accidental gluten ingestion has led to anaphylactic-like mast cell flares that take several weeks for recovery. The most isolating part of her illness has been avoiding scents and sunlight.

Ep 8: Functional Gut Disorders – It’s Not Just Food

May 5, 2021  | 16 minutes 

This episode’s inspiration started with Andrea’s insightful Instagram post reminding us to look at the big picture of gut symptom triggers rather than focusing solely on food. Learn about the effects of stress on the digestive system and how this relates to the gut-brain axis.

Andrea Hardy, RD is a registered dietitian from Calgary, Canada, where she runs a multi-disciplinary digestive health practice called Ignite Nutrition. She specializes in gut health & gastrointestinal diseases and is recognized in the media as ‘Canada’s Gut Health Expert.’

Using her skills in evidence-based knowledge translation, she empowers Canadians to make lifestyle changes to support a healthy gut. She has spoken on the TEDx stage, as well as internationally, about digestive health. Follow her on Instagram at @andreahardyrd or tune into her gut health podcast ‘Let’s Gut Real’ which is all about making nutrition science easy to digest!

Ep 7: Food Reintroduction Can be Scary – Even For a Food Sensitivity Coach!

April 21, 2021 | 17  minutes 

Tara was diagnosed with a peanut allergy at three years of age and multiple food sensitivities later in life. She talks with me about the fear she experienced when recently reintroducing soy and chickpea. She also shares the joy and freedom of bringing these foods back into her diet.

 

 

 

Tara Cornick, BSN As a registered dietitian from 2002-2016, she assisted thousands of people to eat healthy while adjusting for individual food intolerances, allergies, and health concerns. More recently, Tara has been training in conscious communication, yoga, mindfulness, and trauma.

Ep 6: Freezing Meals

April 8, 2021 | 21 minutes 

Michelle and I share our top tips for freezer meals. Learn how to simplify your meal planning and prep. Get out of the kitchen and enjoy your life.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Sendowski  is the Co-founder of Souper Cubes, a family business based in Los Angeles that is passionate about making freezer meal prep easy and convenient. Additionally, she is finishing a Ph.D. in Higher Education. You can reach Michelle at Souper Cubes

Ep 5: Finding Balance After a Severe Food Allergic Reaction

March 25, 2021 | 13minutes

Hannah shares her story of how she became hypervigilant after an accidental peanut exposure and the tools that she used to move past the fear and get back to her old life.

 

 

 

Hannah Hunter, MSc, RD Hannah is a specialist allergy dietitian at Guy’s Hospital in London, where she splits her time between outpatient clinics, research, and health professional education. Her research interests include peanut allergy, pollen food syndrome and eosinophilic oesophagitis. Hannah’s personal experience with peanut anaphylaxis and food sensitivities helps her understand the challenges her clients face.   

Ep 4: Freedom from Pain, Patterns and Powerlessness

March 11, 2021  |  14 minutes

Melanie takes the listener on her journey from the unimaginable pain of losing custody of her young son to a place of freedom and peace. Her story inspires us to consider how our thoughts contribute to our suffering and powerlessness.

 

 

 

Melanie Mitchell Epp, CPA, CGA
Melanie is an author, speaker, and coach who helps people find freedom from pain, patterns and powerlessness. Her book is – I Don’t Think So  and she has an online program Your Whole Hearted Life . Contact Melanie at melanie@yourwholeheartedlife.com

Ep 3: When the Path Falls Away: Living Well with Food Hypersensitivity

Feb 26, 2021  |  20 minutes

Judy recently completed a story-based research study – When the Path Falls Away: Living Well with Food Hypersensitivity. She shares her practical findings, including how people with food sensitivity can get back on track to a meaningful life.

 

Judy April, MAdED, RD – Judy April is a registered dietitian with Northern Health (British Columbia) and a FAST Freedom Coach. She recently completed a master’s degree in adult education and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award (2020) from St. Francis Xavier University for her work documenting how people with food hypersensitivity learn to thrive. Her goal was to improve our collective understanding of food hypersensitivity and improve the lives of so many people suffering.

 

Ep 2: Hypervigilance in Celiac Disease

Feb 26, 2021  |  18 minutes 

Maddie was diagnosed with celiac disease in her early 20’s. Soon after, she became hypervigilant – eventually restricting her diet to four foods. She shares her journey of recognizing her unhealthy relationship with food and finding her way back to balance. For Maddie, balance is being attuned to her disease and her body’s needs and adjusting her behaviours and eating accordingly.

 

Madeline Erlich, BAH, BASc –  Madeline is a dietetic student, currently completing a post-graduate diploma through Brescia University College, an affiliate college at the University of Western Ontario. She has a BASc in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University and a BAH in Health Studies from Queen’s University. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2015 and hopes to work with newly diagnosed and struggling celiacs when she becomes a registered dietitian. 

 

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