Have you ever been frustrated with what you’re eating and how it’s affecting your body? Has it been hard to find answers, explanations, and solutions that work? You are not alone and my guest today has been right there with you. As she told me in our conversation, we live with “a food industry that pays no attention to health and a health industry that pays no attention to food.”
Rachel Scheer is a Certified Functional Medicine Nutritionist who received her degree from Baylor University in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Rachel has her own private nutrition and counseling practice located in McKinney, Texas. If your goal is to optimize your hormones and gut health, have better energy, or lose weight and keep it off Rachel can help you!
Rachel’s journey as a nutrition coach began in weight-loss and athletic performance. However, a couple years into her practice she began to suffer from severe gastrointestinal dysfunction (IBS.) After many false diagnoses, spending thousands of dollars on doctor visits and tests, and one doctor even suggesting the removal of her entire large intestine, Rachel decided to take her health into her own hands.
Using her knowledge in nutrition and dietetics Rachel became an expert on gut health and hormonal balance and completed her certification in functional medicine through the Kalish Institute. Rachel says “using a functional approach and focusing on the health of the gut microbiome saved [her] life. All disease begins and ends in the gut, so rather than putting a ‘band-aid’ over an issue I.e. medications/drugs/surgery, we need to get to the root cause and that’s what functional medicine comes in. My gut issues came from a bacteria imbalance or gut dysbiosis, and once I was able to address that through diet, stress, supplements, and lifestyle changes I was able to heal my body and avoid surgery.”
In this episode Rachel shares the path she took to figuring out her own health, learning how to eat right for her body, and learning how to find the wisdom and science that works. If you have been struggling to find a food method that keeps you healthy, this will be a powerful conversation to hear!
Here’s what you will learn:
- How Rachel found her fitness and wellness path (3:29)
- Getting to the root of gut health (13:48)
- Uncovering how leaky gut and food sensitivities develop (22:51)
- Understanding how sugars, alcohol, oils, and artificial sweeteners feed bad bacteria (28:56)
- Why cleaning with gloves and masks is essential (33:28)
- Bridging the gap between fitness, wellness and western medicine (42:17)
- The importance of being intentional with the food you put in to your body (53:26)
What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag me at @amberlylagomotivation and @rachelscheer so we can see!
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