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AQJ 105: Healing with Food, Becky Plotner
27, Apr, 2018
When a mother is told they are a 'bad mum' by doctors because their son has aspergers syndrome, ADHD, is bipolar, dyslexic, hypoglycemic, and has uncontrollable behaviour... what does a mum do? Give up and medicate him because she is told that's all she can do? That's not what Becky Plotner did. She studied her son's food reactions every day, working out what tipped him over the edge and what made him better, until she healed him with food. Then she set out to heal herself from a long list of chronic illnesses, including Hashimotos, IBS, eczema, fibromyalgia, stomach ulcers, Lyme disease, SIBO, polycystic ovarian disease, and lots more!
After one year, her son was completely well. After a few more years of hard work, she was well also. How did she do it? Becky says it took a lot of prayer, GAPS, and learning to listen to their bodies.
"No one can tell you where to start. Only that person’s body can tell you where to start. And if you make one better step today, or tomorrow, or one better step a week, you are closer to an answer." (Becky)
In this fascinating podcast, Jo and Becky talk about Becky's story, the science behind how the gut works, how it is damaged, and how it heals, the importance of fermented foods, iodine deficiency and how to turn it around, sensory processing disorder, and so much more.
Becky is a naturopathic doctor and traditional naturopath (ND, CGP, D.PSc.) in Georgia, USA, and she works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, and by Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. She continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. You can find out more about Becky on her blog, Nourishing Plot.
Becky's delicious GAPS/Keto pizza base recipe, mentioned in the podcast!
Jo and Fouad's upcoming Life-Changing Food events
The MINDD Forum which Jo and Isaac will be speaking at in May
Live Streaming of the MINDD Forum for those who want to watch from home
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Jo Whitton and Fouad Kassab share their families’ journeys to good health. Learn why they chose to undertake a GAPS/Paleo diet approach and how it works out in their everyday lives. You will find an abundance of tips, recipes, stories and inspiration.