Conditioned Food Sensitivity Podcast

Join Wendy for an open-hearted discussion about the mind-body connection in food sensitivity. Her guests share their stories about finding freedom from the restricted-diet culture, which is so prevalent in our society. You will learn new strategies to live a full life and get back to enjoying food. 

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

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. 


Ep 1: Coining the Term – Conditioned Food Sensitivity

Feb 26, 2021  |  6 minutes 

Wendy talks about her experiences over the last twenty-five years that led to developing the FAST (Food Avoidance & Sensitivity Trap) Freedom Program. She explains how being stuck in the FAST can create conditioned food sensitivity.

Wendy is a registered dietitian from Alberta, Canada. She has worked in food sensitivity for over 25-years. Initially, her interest was the science of food allergy. But as she started working with clients, she was drawn to the mind-body connection and helping grey-zone clients (i.e., individuals with unexplained sensitivities that often fall through the cracks of our medical system). This led her on a journey to develop the Food Avoidance & Sensitivity Trap (FAST) model and the theory of conditioned food sensitivity. Currently, she is the director of the FAST Freedom Program. Wendy and her team help food sensitive people rebuild body and food trust. She also facilitates a continuing education course for health professionals – Helping Food Sensitive Clients Through the Grey- Zone.