6 Month Gut Healing Protocol
Do you deal with food allergies, low energy, auto-immune conditions, sleep disorders, acne, depression or weight gain? Today these symptoms are very prevalent and common in America due to external environmental conditions and issues of trauma and prolonged stress. These result in the reliance on emotional or physical habits such as poor food choices, a sedentary lifestyle, and sugary foods to get us through the day, which leads to an array of health conditions or illnesses.
Who can benefit from healing the gut?
“To fix the brain, we first fix the gut” is a saying in Ayurvedic texts. In today’s world, it is relevant that we reboot the digestive system once in awhile and restore it with healthy microbes (gut flora). All people can benefit from healing the gut to optimize digestion and prevent illness. However, people with health conditions, such as acne or skin disorders, food allergies or autoimmune problems, digestive or metabolic disorders, mood swings or sluggish energy, cravings or weight gain, stress or sleep disorders, seasonal allergies or congestion, constipation or irregular bowel, feminine health or menstrual cycle discomfort, have been proven to dramatically reduce their symptoms and heal their systems. Check below to see some of our success stories and client reviews.
6 Months to Heal?
Habits are hard to break. Over time we become comfortable with them, which may or may not serve us in the long term. Due to ingrained habits with foods and lifestyle, we tend to accumulate certain conditions that can be detrimental to our health. Fortunately, habits are learned and can therefore change to heal from the root of the problems rather than just putting a bandaid on the symptoms. In Ayurveda, everything revolves around gut health. Modern medicine is now showing incredible research into the gut as the source of thousands of diseases. Ayurveda, for 5,000 years, has shown how to heal through looking at an individual’s gut health. Gut microbes are the powerhouse of everything from the production of energy to healthy immunity. Ayurveda is now a focus of research on health conditions related to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, strokes, and many more. In short, the microbiome (the gut and its array of microorganisms) is completely dependent on what it is fed. This provides us a relatively straightforward path to make minor changes in diet and lifestyle that have powerful impacts on your energy and well-being. This is why Ayurveda, for thousands of years, has proven to heal not only through what you eat, but more importantly, what you digest. The gut is where food first begins to be broken down to become useful to your body. With the help of what in Ayurveda we call Agni (digestive fire), food is broken down so the nutrients can be assimilated into every cell of the body. If we don’t cultivate healthy microbes, and our digestive fire (Agni) is low, the undigested food becomes toxins, or what we call Ama, which will then be stored in fat cells. The undigested food gets trapped in the intestinal tract, especially the intestinal villi, resulting in the buildup of toxins (Ama). Our gut healing protocol works to detoxify the body of accumulated toxins (Ama), restore healthy microbes in the gut, and unclog the intestinal tract, resulting in the proper assimilation of nutrients for a healthy body and clear mind.
Our Six Month Gut Healing Protocol
Our goal is to restore the natural harmony in the gut so that we can have more energy, radiance, and vitality in life. Monthly ayurvedic consultations are focused on internal detoxification through diet, lifestyle, and herbs. Ayurvedic massage (Abhyanga) is focused on external detoxification, since our skin is our largest organ and is able to directly release toxins. Ayurvedic massage is very different than other forms of massages since it is focused on moving lymph through the application of herbal infused warm oil with specialized strokes. Abhayanga increases circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, improve joint health, calm the nervous system and improve skin tone. Monthly workshops are focused on the educational platform for learning this “Science of Life.” We often invite guests with knowledge on health and wellness, and the community aspects of our workshops are fun and life-affirming. Since our classroom is facilitated with a modern kitchen we often teach how to cook with medicinal spices and herbs that support health and wellness. Topics range from: Gut Healing, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Ayurvedic Cooking, Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices, The Neuroscience of Habits, and Ayurveda as an Adjunct Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes.
How does it work?
In the first two months we focus on detoxification using food and herbs (based on your individual body type) that aid in removal of accumulated Ama (toxins) from the body. We then focus on restoration of healthy microbes (gut flora) for the next two months. Finally, we work on rejuvenation for the last two months.
- Once monthly in-person or over zoom an Ayurvedic consultation for over an hour
- Once monthly Ayurvedic massage (Abhayanga) for an hour (optional)
- Once monthly Ayurvedic workshop on cooking and other topics (optional)
- Personalized Ayurvedic meal recipes during the protocol
- Support during the protocol other than monthly visits via phone and email
- Meditation, yoga, and pranayama (breathing) instructions
How much does it cost?
OPTION A (with massages and workshops): $400 per month for six months or $ 2100 if paid in full up front ($300 discount)
OPTION B (without massages and cooking classes): $1800 if paid in full ($300 discount) or $350 per month if paid monthly
How do we get started?
First make an appointment for an initial consultation during which we can decide together if the 6 Month Gut Healing Protocol is a good fit. If it is, we can roll the cost of the initial consultation into the plan. If you live far away, you can still do this protocol. Just choose the long distance option when you are making the appointment for initial consultation.