Work with me one-on-one or in a small group setting to create a positive relationship with food and leave the diet—triggered eating—shame cycle forever. Or work with me on the food component of IBS stomach issues from a nurturing and shame-free eating perspective.
Shame Free Eating Group Program
Are you ready to let go of food rules and restrictions and make room for the things that matter in your life? Join Julie for a 12 month program to heal your relationship with food and your body while building authentic nutrition and health into your life.
- Evidence-based information: 29 live and video lessons plus worksheets and resources to implement learnings into YOUR life.
- Weekly Group Counseling – Live meetings every week for 60 minutes to work through questions and thoughts.
- Community Support – A private group set up for regular interaction, encouragement and support from other group members and the Shame Free Eating team.
- One to One Sessions – Four individual sessions with Julie over the course of the program.
Shame Free Eating Signature Counseling Program
A four month program empowering shame free eating and strategies for authentic health. Stop dieting and learn how to listen to and trust your body’s signals and develop a positive relationship with food.
- 90-minute initial session
- Seven 45-minute follow-up sessions
- Your copy of Ditch the Diet – How to Reclaim Your Health and Enjoy Food, mailed straight to your doorstep
- Weekly Shame-free eating journal reviews
- Companion worksheets and multimedia tools delivered to your inbox – Unlimited email support throughout program duration
Fodmap Counseling For IBS
Three online nutrition therapy sessions for those suffering from IBS and seeking an experienced dietitian specializing in FODMAP education. This is a complicated and nuanced process yet it has a very high success rate. It is highly recommended that you do this with an RDN specializing in this area. The food eliminations in this program are intended to be temporary and to be liberalized as soon as possible under proper direction.
- 90-minute initial session
- Two 45-minute follow-up sessions
- Educational worksheets and multimedia tools delivered to your inbox before each session
- Unlimited email and texting support throughout program duration
What Are Fodmaps?
It’s an exciting time to be a part of the world of digestive health. Whether you are in a health care field or are someone who struggles with digestive woes, learning about FODMAP’s may change your life or the life of someone you know…probably lots of lives!
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. The term was coined by Australian researchers Peter Gibson and Sue Sheppherd, a doctor and dietitian, respectively. Put simply, these are all short chain carbohydrates (sugars and fibers), many of which are poorly absorbed, and create gas when intestinal bacteria consume them.
However, for people diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the malabsorption of FODMAP’s may be a primary contributing factor to their symptoms (lower abdominal pain, bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea and/or constipation). In fact, current research and practitioners show that 70-80% of IBS sufferers find relief with a low FODMAP diet.
Food high in FODMAPs include many popular and healthy foods that span a variety of foods and groups including milk, ice cream, honey, apples, pears, onions, garlic, wheat, barley, blackberries – and common food additives like inulin/chicory root and high fructose corn syrup. For this reason, it is important to seek guidance from a dietitian with experience in this area in order to make sure your diet remains balanced while discovering your food tolerances.
IBS & Fodmap Resources
Our digestive tract is a complex and immensely important system, and it plays a star role in our overall health and wellness. It is a first line of defense for our immune system, and does a stellar job protecting the rest of our body from all sorts of microscopic enemies. Not to mention it’s more well known role of digesting and absorbing all the food and essential nutrients our body requires.
What we eat has a huge impact on our digestive tract. Our diet can enhance or it can compromise the integrity of this awesome internal system and immunity booster.
Digestive problems as well as many new and increased incidences of other health problems seem to be on the rise. Convenience foods and processed foods have also been on the rise over the past few decades. They add a lot of goop to our diets on their own, but it’s what they displace (fresh fruits and vegetables for one) that is exacerbating our health issues.
Through working as a wellness dietitian and with many healthy and active adults and athletes, I have also seen how many people suffer with IBS. Unfortunately IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, and thus many times becomes a catch all for “unidentified digestive woes”.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and because of great progressive minds, we are learning that IBS may have very specific links to intestinal bacteria, food borne illness, and intolerance to certain foods (FODMAPs).
Check out our weekly blog posts, the Food and Nutrition section, as well as the fun Triple Braided challenges for tips, ideas, and incentives for staying healthy, active, and happy!
Stay tuned for additional FODMAP information and links to more resources, research, and recipes.
For more great information on FODMAP’s please check out this blog post!
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