Food Allergies

The Benefits of an Elimination Diet with Jessica Stopard

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Jessica Stopard is a Holistic Nutritionist & health coach from Canada. She discovered that the elimination diet made a big difference for her and for her clients. In this episode, we will be discussing what the elimination diet is, food sensitivity testing and healing the gut.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:00 Introducing Jessica Stopard
Min 05:35 Transitioning into holistic nutrition
Min 09:15 What is the elimination diet?
Min 13:20 Who is this diet for?
Min 16:25 Benefits of the elimination diet
Min 20:00 Reintroducing foods, food sensitivities & food addiction
Min 23:45 Case stories of using elimination diets
Min 29:35 Foods to have in your diet
Min 33:20 Jessica's holistic nutritional approach
Min 34:45 Testing for food sensitivities
Min 43:10 Jessica's free guide & resources

To learn more about Jessica Stopard, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Jessica's Free Beginner's Guide to Food Sensitivities
Beautycounter products - non-toxic line of beauty products

Here's the video version of the interview with Jessica Stopard:

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Food Sensitivities and Food Allergy Testing with Dr. Carri Drzyga

Food sensitivities are sometimes called "the great mimicker," as they can present so many ways, from brain fog to skin rashes.

According to our guest Dr. Carri Drzyzga, the best way to find out what you are sensitive to is to do an elimination diet.  

Two books we mention as great resources to do your own elimination diet are:

The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas 

The Elimination Diet by Tom Malterre and Alissa Segersten

We also talk about the pros and cons of blood testing for food allergies and food sensitivities.  There are different labs to consider, and Dr. Carri's favorite is Cyrex labs, as they measure both the cooked and raw version of a food, not just the raw version. The test I like is by Oxford Biomedical, called the LEAP test.

Just to make things more confusing, there are also food intolerances, meaning foods that you don't digest well.  A common one you hear about is lactose (dairy protein) intolerance, which can actually be a sign of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.)

We also talk about:

  • Gluten and leaky gut
  • Stool testing for pathogens
  • Food rotation and allergy avoidance
  • Dr. Carri's favorite healing supplements

Dr. Carri Drzyzga is known internationally as ‘The Functional Medicine Doc’. She is committed to helping patients find the root cause of their health problems and fix the cause with natural treatments so they can feel normal again.

Her last name is pronounced ‘Driz’-ga’ (it’s Polish), but everyone calls her Dr. Carri.

She has been in private practice since 1996, and is founder of Functional Medicine Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Carri holds two doctoral degrees—Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has training in Functional Medicine and The Kalish Method, and is a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Always an avid learner, Dr. Carri has obtained a level of expertise in her profession that no other doctor in Canada has achieved to date.  

She is currently studying functional neurology.  If you'd like to learn more about functional neurology, check out our past episode with Dr. Peter Kan.

Connect with Dr. Carri at: www.FunctionalMedicineOntario.com.  She can see clients over Skype.  She also hosts a functional medicine podcast you can learn more about here.

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Thanks!  Bridgit

Eliminating Food Sensitivities for the Whole Family with Tom Malterre

Tom talks about:

  • How removing inflammatory foods eliminates symptoms throughout the body
  • How doing an elimination diet can be as easy as learning a dozen new recipes
  • How children's moods (and adults!) can be effected by foods
  • Why we are sensitive to foods in the first place