Conditioned Food Sensitivity Podcast

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Each episode focuses on a different strategy from the FAST Freedom Program. My guests and I discuss the practical application of these strategies so you can use them to end your restricted diet struggles and get back to a good quality of life.

Subscribe to get an email summary of the practical strategies after each episode (two emails per month). As a bonus, you can download my FREE eBook with my TOP 10 tips to break out of the Food Avoidance & Sensitivity Trap (FAST).

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.