The Best Supplements for Leaky Gut

A growing body of scientific research indicates that the health of the gut is crucial for the maintenance of our overall well-being, regulating a diverse range of functions including digestion, immunity, and hormonal balance. Learn how to better support your digestive system!

Best Protocols for Gut Infections with Ann Melin

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Ann Melin is our lead health coach at Women's Wellness Radio and a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, a Clinical Master Herbalist, and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner. In this episode we talk about gut health, gut infections, and the best treatment protocols.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 01:35 The connection between gut health & hormone health
Min 05:20 Symptoms of gut infections
Min 11:00 Why you need to address gut parasites
Min 14:35 Gut healing protocols & lab testing
Min 22:50 SIBO & GI map tests
Min 27:10 Links between gut parasites & other diseases
Min 30:10 Getting treatment for chronic conditions
Min 38:00 Treating gut parasites (candida, SIBO)
Min 41:35 Herbs & supplements for gut health
Min 45:20 Steps to WWC coaching


Check out our coaching program to see if it is a fit for you.

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Learn about our protocols for toxins testing here.

Here are more resources, outlining our testing protocols for other nasty gut issues, including SIBO, parasitic infections and Candida.

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Bridgit is trained in functional health coaching and has worked with thousands of women over her career since 2004. She is the founder of Women’s Wellness Collaborative llc and

Using Chinese Medicine for Hormone Balance with Dr. Eric Karchmer

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Dr. Eric Karchmer is a doctor of Chinese medicine and co-founder of DAO Labs. In this episode we talk about his clinical experience, the concept of Chinese medicine and how it applies to women's health, and Chinese formulas.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:20 Introduction to Dr. Eric Karchmer & his education
Min 07:50 Dao Labs & Chinese medicine
Min 11:25 The concepts of Chinese medicine for women's cycles
Min 19:20 Eating cold food
Min 21:45 Blood deficiency & Dao Labs' formulas
Min 29:10 Formulas for perimenopause & menopause
Min 36:50 Selling formulas directly to consumers
Min 43:10 Formulas for PMS
Min 44:40 Seeing & treating clients
Min 47:35 Sourcing for herbs & testing for purity

Private Coaching with Bridgit

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Bridgit Danner,

Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Ease Anxiety and Support Immunity in a Disaster with Mira Dessy

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Mira Dessy is the Ingredient Guru and a Houston area resident whose home was flooded in Hurricane Harvey. She is a practicing holistic nutritionist and meditation expert.

She’ll share both how she remediated her home and some of the emotional and physical health challenges she handled with nutrition, supplements and mindfulness.

We cover:

  • The DIY actions she is taking to restore her home

  • How a community can come together in a crisis

  • The symptoms she’s noticing right after the hurricane

  • The emotional toll of losing your possessions and your home

  • How even junky food, given with love, can be nourishing!

  • How to kick a sugar habit if you’ve relied on it through a disaster

  • The supplements Mira uses to stay healthy

  • How quick and simple meditations can help for sleep and stress


Download notes from this interview HERE.

Get Mira Dessy's free ebook: Eating Out Healthy

Moisture Meter - to make sure all surfaces are dry enough before beginning the rebuilding process.

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You can listen to this and all other episodes on the podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.


Please enjoy these articles from our friends Trudy Scott from Every Woman Over 29 and Jodi Cohen of Vibrant Blue Oils:

Nutrition Solutions for Psychological Stress After a Natural Disaster

3 Steps to Combating Mold with Essential Oils

Essential Oils to Modulate the Toxic Effects of Mold

Tomorrow we’ll have our final day of Mold Week with Ryan James, teaching you how to get the most out of an insurance claim.  Home remediation can be quite costly; let Ryan keep you from getting the short end of the stick from your insurance company.

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Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

Be Aware of Waterborne Pathogens with Dr. Darin Ingels

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Welcome to Day 2 of Mold Week. Dr. Darin Ingels is a naturopathic physician but was a clinical microbiologist and immunologist before going back to medical school. So he has a pretty broad background in infectious diseases and microbiology. He understands both the causation side and the healing side of mold illness.

In this interview, we focus on:

  • Which bacteria and parasites may be present in flood waters

  • How to dress to protect yourself while remediating a water-damaged home

  • What you’ll need to throw away when and if it’s been touched by water

  • Simple supplements that protect your immune system

  • Why you need to be careful with drinking & bathing water after a flood

  • How insects descend on an area, after a flood, and what to do

You can listen to this and all other episodes on the podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

You can also subscribe and listen on our podcast.

Download notes from this interview HERE.

To learn more about Dr. Ingels, visit his website here and follow him on social media:



Audio-Only Version

If you are on the go or have a poor internet connection, it will be more reliable to play the following audio-only version.

Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

A Functional Approach to Weight Loss with Tara Thorne

Tara Thorne is a clinical nutritionist living in Canada & in this episode she is going to talk about functional medicine approach to weight loss. We'll also talk about intermittent fasting and supplements.

Click here to download an mp3 of "A Functional Approach to Weight Loss with Tara Thorne."

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 02:30 Introduction to Tara Thorne

Min 04:00 Health effects of extra fat tissue

Min 07:00 Loving your body

Min 07:55 Mindset for health

Min 09:25 Adiponectin Hormone

Min 12:30 Stress, cortisol, insulin & weight connection

Min 16:35 Why cortisol increases with age

Min 19:20 Gut health & weight management

Min 24:40 Nutrition for weight loss

Min 28:30 Protein and weight loss

Min 31:00 Intermittent fasting

Min 36:40 Supplements for weight loss, sugar cravings & boosting Adiponectin

Min 45:15 Tara's coaching program & resources

Purchase the Supplements from the Episode:

We carry MegaSporeBiotic and several others here in our new online shop at

Link to our Designs for Health Supplement Shop

Products to look for:

Berberine-  "Berb-Evail" SKU# BEV060  (CAUTION- Can react poorly with medications. Ask your doctor before using.)

Alpha Lipoic Acid- "Lipoic Acid Supreme" SKU# LAS060

Chromium Synergy SKU# CHR090

Turmeric- "C3 Curcumin Complex" SKU# C3C060

Magnesium Chelate powder 150 gm  SKU# MCP150

Zinc Supreme™ 90 vegetarian capsules SKU# ZNP090

Saccharomyces Boulardii-  "FloraMyces" SKU# FLM060

Fish Oil - "OmegAvail™ TG1000" SKU# OV100 (this is a very high quality absorbable fish oil)

Metabolic Synergy SKU# MSC180  (combination of nutrients and herbs for blood sugar metabolism)

L-Glutamine Powder 250 g SKU# LGL250

Tara Thorne's Resources: 

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My Top Ten Supplements of 2015

Is it weird that I love supplements so much??

Is it weird that I love supplements so much??

I took me about 2 minutes to gather up a bunch of my fav supplements.  Which didn't surprise me too much as I'm a connoisseur of supplements!  If I learn about something new, I like to try it. There is rarely a supplement I recommend to clients that I do not have personal experience in taking. 

What I find interesting about this collection of ten favorites, is that only 3 are in pill form.  So many people complain about not liking to take a lot of pills.  You don't have to take pills!  Most everything comes in a topical form or a liquid form.  

Also many people tell me that they want to eat to get their vitamins.  That's all well and good, but as Mira and Jayson Calton point out, of the handful of most popular diets, including paleo, none delivered 100% of our daily micronutrient needs.  However, with some of the above supplements, you can drink your nutrition in a tasty beverage.  

The following products are in no particular order.  They are all fabulous.  They cannot all be found over-the-counter. Some are available only through providers.  

If a product is meant to be sold only through providers, DO NOT attempt to buy it on the internet.  You do not know what you are really getting in these cases.  I will detail more about how to get each below.

1.  Aloe Vera Juice, whole leaf by Lily of the Desert

The one picture above is not whole leaf, but I later learned whole leaf is best (although inner filet is closely comparable.)  The whole leaf contains more variety of beneficial compounds.

Aloe is an amazing tummy soother, gut lining healer, stem-cell stimulating miracle food, and a great wing-man to get your other herbs and supplements.  It's so powerful!

You can buy it at your local natural foods store.  Keep it in the fridge and drink it within a few weeks for best taste.  You can take an ounce or two twice daily.  As mentioned above, pair it with your supplements for better absorption.  Sometimes I like to put in shot in a glass of water.  You could also add it to a smoothie or green drink.  It has a bit of a sour taste.

2.  Natural Calm by Natural Vitality

This is a new magnesium I tried, and I don't 100% love the taste and effervescence, but it is a popular one, and it's a good example of a great way to get magnesium.  You mix it into water, and it is well absorbed. Magnesium is very good for women's hormones.  It helps us make progesterone and avoid cramps and PMS.  

You can buy this at your natural grocery store.  Take up to 600 mg/ day in divided doses.  Start will a smaller dose to watch for reactions.  As with all supplements, ask your doctor if on prescriptions or if dealing with a special health concern.

3.  Mega Spore Biotic

This probiotic is sweeping our Functional Diagnostic Nutrition community!  It is spore-based (picture those tiny bits of mold you see on rotting produce) which is better for colonizing the colon.  

I am unfortunately one of those people who doesn't necessarily feel a ton different on probiotics, but I do have a success story.  I had an irregular bacteria profile on my stool test, and took Mega Spore.  My bacteria was normalized on the re-test.

One thing I learned about probiotics this year is that taking it twice a day can have added benefit.  And taking it at night can help you have a nice BM the next day, as all that bacteria helps make for bulky stool.  

This product is not cheap and is sold only through providers.  Once you have a provider, you can re-order online.  See more here.

4.  GI Revive by Designs for Health

This formula was suggested to me by my mentor in the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program. I love it.  It is so soothing for my gut.  I would imagine it would be very nice for those people who feel it's hard to push out their bowel movement.  And it's good for anyone healing leaky gut or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

This product is only sold through practitioners.  I would suggest 1 scoop a day in water for maintenance, and twice daily for added therapeutic value.

5.  O.N.E. Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations

I discovered this multi this year and I've been recommending it ever since.  It's a good price point on a well-formulated one-a-day.  The B vitamins are methylated / activated, there's lots of zinc, and bit of iodine.

My one problem with this formula is that the high amount of zinc can make me nauseous, so I have to take it with a large meal.  Unfortunately when I try to remember at dinner, I sometimes forget.  It's sold through practitioners.  Learn more here.

6.  Gelatin powder by Great Lakes

I'm really crazy about this easy-to-use gelatin powder.  You can use it to make jello treats with the kids, or make it into a cup of broth.  

This grass-fed collagen and gelatin powder is good for building the gut, calming the nerves and nourishing skin an nails.  I've have seen it only once locally at a co-op.  Mainly it is found online.

7.  Vitamin D3 + K2 by Thorne

Vitamin D is still a nutrient most people don't get enough of, even though we know more about it now.  If you are dealing with low immunity, Seasonal Affective Disorder, inflammation or an autoimmune disease, pay special attention. I like to see vitamin D in the 60-80 range on a blood test.

This vitamin D is in the right form, and is paired with K2 for best absorption.  It's in an easy dropper, so you don't need to take a pile of pills.  I like 5,000 IU a day for maintenance, but you can safely go up to 20,000 IU day temporarily if you are trying to correct a big depletion.

This product is sold through practitioners.  

8.  Omega Co3 by Apex Energetics

Apex has very well-formulated products, and this Omega Co3 has become the staple fish oil in our house.  It tastes delicious, and has lots of co-factors to help absorption.  My son takes it very well.  

Fish oil helps us burn fat, have a smart brain, and ward off colds.  It is very important for pregnant and breastfeeding women, to build baby's brain.  It is sold through practitioners.

9.  Adapt Align by Biomatrix

This is a diverse adrenal support, with adaptogens, key vitamins and glandulars.  When I was taking it more regularly, it really seemed to help.  I was taking two in the morning, and then another two at lunch before my afternoon slump.  This one is sold through practitioners as well.

10.  Resvero Active and Tumero Active by Apex Energetics

I snuck in a two for one on this last one!  These two are often paired together, as they are both natural anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that seem to have a synergy when dosed together.

The first time I took Tumero Active, I couldn't believe that my body felt less achy within an hour. Taking it over the course of a month, some heightened brain fog I was experiencing went away.

The Tumero and Resvero together are often recommended for autoimmune conditions and runaway inflammatory conditions.  I recently had a client take them together for her stubborn plantar fasciitis.  She was very pleased with the outcome.

These products are sold through practitioners, especially functional medicine practitioners.  

I had a lot of fun writing up this list!  Hope it's helpful to you.  Feel free to share your questions or comments below.