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Stacey Maedge gives free tummy troubles talk Nov. 5

By: Carol Feineman, Editor
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Know and Go:

What: Tummy troubles talk

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5
Where: Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road
Admission: Free

Info: gutcheckyourself.com or 625-6908

 

After 10 years of suffering from digestion problems that blood tests and medical tests could not detect, Stacey Maedge tried “real food” to feel better.

Up until then, through eating the “standard American processed-food diet,” Maedge developed “leaky gut” and the list of foods she was sensitive to “got longer and longer.”

She changed her diet by eliminating processed food, gluten, dairy, grains and sugars. Maedge added grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chickens and eggs, sustainable fish, organic fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats (coconut, olive or avocado oils and ghee) to her diet.

“It wasn’t that hard to change my diet because I felt so terrible and I wanted to try anything that might work,” Maedge said. “Within a week, I was feeling so much better that it was easy to keep up with the new diet.”

Maedge, the Gut Check Nutritional Therapy owner in Loomis, will give a free talk Nov. 5 on common digestive issues and how to resolve them with basic dietary changes.

“I felt better as soon as I used food as medicine,” Maedge said. “I got my energy back. My body came back to life.”

Maedge opened Gut Check Nutritional Therapy a year ago and holds group cooking, digestion and nutrition classes. She also does individual consultations on diet changes.

“I’ve met so many members in our community that have digestive issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, nausea, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, sugar cravings, waking up during the night, etc.,” Maedge said. “My job as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is to help people get to the root cause of their discomfort and get them feeling their best.”

The Nov. 5 talk is geared toward showing residents how to take control of their digestive issues and to empower them to regain their health by using food as medicine, according to Maedge.

Maedge is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, which includes a one-year program administered through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Maedge has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

The majority of health problems today result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition, according to Maedge.

“Our foundational holistic approach focuses on the importance of properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole foods paired with a well-balanced lifestyle,” she said.

For more information, call 625-6908 or check gutcheckyourself.com.