You're here! I'm so happy, and I believe it's meant to be.
Look...you’ve tried everything — all the diets, detoxes, books, vitamins, and even yoga. But you still don’t feel like you have the answers you need. And as soon as you start to see results from something, it just as quickly plateaus. So what gives?!
The Love Your Gut group program will show you that it is possible to heal your gut, no matter where you are right now with your health.
By running an advanced lab test in the program, you'll find out what's behind all of your gut issues (e.g. dysbiotic bacteria, parasites, yeast, viruses, etc.), and each week you'll learn how to give your body the right food and care so you can feel better for good.
I've truly been where you are right now, and I know how frustrating, embarassing, isolating and difficult having digestive issues can be! In my own digestive health journey recovering from ulcerative colitis, IBS, acid reflux and leaky gut, I've learned the tools, tests, foods, supplements and mindfulness techniques to restore gut health, and in this 12-week live group program, I'll show you how you can use them to feel better, too.
Love Your Gut will change how you feel
In this program, you'll get to the root of your gut health issues, no matter how complex, learn ways to overcome them, and make incredible changes.
How would it feel if you finally knew exactly how to heal your gut?
How would it feel to wake up every morning symptom-free and full of energy?
How would it feel to gain a better relationship with food?
IMPORTANT! When you register, you can get started with testing right away! Upon signup, your lab kit (the GI-MAP test) will immediately be put in the mail so that you can run it early on in the program. Early tesing means early results, so that you can use the program to its full potential (I highly recommend this).
Hey there, I'm Kristin Thomas, a certified health coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practicioner and digestive and autoimmune expert. It's my mission to help you not only recover but thrive again.
I received my Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN) and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN), where I studied more than one hundred dietary theories, dozens of functional lab tests, and natural ways to help the body recover and heal.
But maybe more important than any certification, I have over 15 years of experience with digestive health issues. You name it, I’ve had it: ulcerative colitis, IBS, acid reflux, leaky gut, SIBO, h.pylori, parasites, e coli. It was at the point when my gastroenterologist told me I would have to be on heavy medication for the rest of my life or else get my colon removed that I took my health into my own hands.
That’s exactly what I help my clients do today: Gain control so that they understand their digestion at a much deeper level and have the tools and resources to heal their bodies.
"Since finishing the Love Your Gut program, I have had an 80-90% improvement in stomach cramps and honestly, I feel better than I have in a long time! The program gave me the tools and support that I needed to finally take control of my health and start the process of healing. Thank you, Kristin!" - Marquita A., former Love Your Gut program member
"As someone who’s been through the exact same highs and lows of a digestive disorder, Kristin was just the right advisor through this whole process! I tried things I’ve never have dreamed of beforehand and am loving it!" - Julia L., former Love Your Gut program member
FUNCTIONAL LAB WORK
Let's get you some real answers. Is it bacteria (e.g. h.pylori, c.diff), yeast (e.g. candida), fungus, or parasites that are causing bloating, food sensitivities, weight gain, increased appetite, acne, or brain fog?
During the Love Your Gut Program, you will take the GI-MAP* test, an easy at-home stool test, to gain clues into what may be behind your digestive issues (you may be surprised- I sure was!).
*Additional fee applies ($359, paid directly to the lab). Using insurnace is an option, however I cannot guarantee it will be covered. The lab accepts payments from regular debit/credit cards or HSA accounts. Special instructions for New York state residents. See FAQs below.
1:1 RESULTS CALL & A CUSTOM PROTOCOL
Once your lab tests are in, we will schedule a 30-minute session* to go over the results of your test, your recommended protocol, and answer any questions you have. For many, this is the first time they see on paper the reason why they haven't felt well for so long.
With a specific and customized protocol in hand, you'll know exactly what to do to heal your gut and restore full body health, and can begin implementing it right away in the program.
*30-minute session is included in the program fee. Your program agreement, intake forms, and payment must be received prior to receiving lab results and your custom protocol.
12 IN-DEPTH TUTORIALS & GUIDES
12 jam-packed weeks of course material (audio lessons + weekly handouts and guides) overflowing with every piece of information you need to understand gut health at a deeper level and the ways to promote healing.
Think of this program as the ultimate go-to guide for your gut!
COMPLETE RECIPE GUIDE & MEAL PLANS
A full Recipe Guide (vegetarian and omnivore versions) with over 60 chef-approved food and drink recipes specifically designed to help heal your gut and keep you nourished, full, and satisfied!
I’ve also designed weekly meal plans to make it as easy as possible to eat well, giving you more time to focus on healing your body.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
As soon as you register for Love Your Gut, you will receive an invite to join our private Facebook group.
This is a private and interactive place where you can meet other group members, ask the questions you’ve been embarrassed to ask anyone else (yes, we’ll even talk about poop!), and is a place you can lean on daily for support, motivation and fresh ideas from myself and everyone else in the group.
LIVE CALLS & WEEKLY EMAIL SUPPORT
We will connect live as a group two times during the program (calls will be recorded if you can't make it). Each week, I will also be in touch via email to let you know when new course material is live and to answer any other questions for you.
BONUS: The first 5 members who join will get a 20-minute 1:1 wrap up call with me at the end of the program!
Week 1: Lab testing. Introduction to Gut Health. Live Call #1
Week 2: Progression of Gut Dysfunction, Role of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Foods to Eat & Avoid for Gut Health
Week 3: Detoxing the Gut, Understanding Food Allergies
Week 4: Symptoms Spotlight: Autoimmunity, Celiac, bacterial dysbiosis, acid reflux, leaky gut, Candida and more
Week 5: Why Food Combining, How to Achieve Alkalinity & What Your Poop is Telling You
BONUS: Done-for-you healing protocols will be released covering a number of common gut issues (constipation, diarrea, acid reflux, etc.)
Week 6: You Are What You Eat: Superfoods, Sugar Cravings, Ditching Caffeine, Supplements. Live Call #2
Week 7: Emotions and the Gut. Tips to Reduce Stress and Increase Self-Love
Week 8: Gut Health Roadblocks: Disease, Malabsorption, Autoimmunity, Hormone Imbalances
Week 9: Everyday Gut Health: Maintenance & Management
Week 10: Eating Out and The Holidays
Week 11: Sleep, Energy and Digestion
Week 12: Developing Your Final Gut-Healing Plan, Resources Guide
In the program, we will focus on three stages of the digestive healing process:
Through a gentle process, we'll begin pinpointing and removing inflammatory foods and lifestyle habits that are not serving you well.
We'll identify digestive stressors in your gut (bacteria, parasites, yeast, fungus, etc.) by running a functional lab test and developing a custom protocol to remove it naturally.
Next, we'll add in foods to replenish key nutrients, reduce inflammation and give you energy. You may even forget what the "bad" foods tasted like!
Implementing your custom protocol, you will also begin to replace the bad guys with the good stuff and restore normal digestive function.
Throughout the entire 12-week program, we'll introduce key supplements and superfoods to help restore good bacteria, energy and function.
Hello, flat tummy and easy digestion!
A one-on-one health coaching program would cost you nearly $2,000
Love Your Gut is only $597*
*Payment plans are also available. Click the button to see your options.
I’ll teach you how to become a healthy person in a completely different way. The tools, tactics, and resources in the program are designed to help you live a healthier life, reduce stress, achieve your goals, and learn how to maintain gut health even if you have a crazy schedule.
I guarantee that if you follow the format of this program, you will succeed.
It’s time to get your energy, your gut, your body, and your life back by saying goodbye to:
No more confusion. No more wondering which foods are right for you. Just a simple, 12-week program delivered straight to your inbox each week.
Read these success stories from past group members:
"When I saw Thrive by Food's Love Your Gut Program and got to know more about Kristin's story and history with ulcerative colitis, I knew that this was the investment into my health I needed to make. Little did I know just how much I needed this guidance and support - I now believe I can get well and am so grateful for Kristin's guidance." - Carly I.
"The Love Your Gut program taught me how to treat my stomach the way I should have treated it years ago. I noticed a huge improvement with my energy and how I feel day-to-day. Thank you for providing a program that was able to work around my needs and limitations!" - Alyssa S.
"I loved how available Kristin was to us and how much care she gave to each of us, almost treating us like we her your babies! She made us feel welcomed and safe and I loved that." - Jessica K., former Love Your Gut member
Want to be 100% sure this program is the right fit for you? I do too! I'm offering free 20-minute consultations to help you determine if it's the right next step in your health journey. I know that making an investment in a 12-week program is a big decision, so let's talk it out.
- Frequently Asked Questions -
1. What results can I expect?
Your results are directly correlated to how much effort you put into the program. Your desire to change your life and your health has a lot to do with what you'll get out of this program. Since everyone comes into the program in a different stage in their journey, and because we are all complex and amazingly different human beings, I cannot guarantee results, but if you follow the steps I've laid out in this program, and are dedicated to make a change, you will experience exciting change.
After this program, you will feel empowered to take your gut health into your own hands. I'll be here every step along the way to support you in your journey through my weekly emails, the resources I'll provide to you in the program, and in the Facebook group and our weekly live Q&A calls. Along the way, I'll be sharing tools you can use when you hit bumps along the way. By the end of the program, you'll have all the know-how and resources to become a life-long health detective and will be well on your way to feeling better - for good.
2. I've had a really hard time committing to my health in the past. How will this program be different?
This is such a great question. When you're working on your health alone, it can be hard to know which diet is right, how long to stay on it, and what advice and research to believe. Even more, with no accountability or structure, it's so easy to fall off and slip into old habits and beliefs.
By joining a group program, it takes a lot of the guesswork out of the equation and offers a ton of accountability, both from myself and other group members. By participating in the Facebook page and tuning into the live Q&A calls, you will always be held accountable and engaged in your actions, which can increase your changes of sticking to your goals for good!
3. What if I'm traveling for part of the program or unavailable for some of the live calls?
That's okay! This program is done completely online so you won't miss a beat. You will be given access to the program materials via email so you can follow along no matter where you are and at your own pace. So if you are traveling for a week, you can catch up on that week before or after your trip - it's okay! You won't miss a beat :) You will also get lifetime access to all course materials.
Each call will be recorded and available to members via email and on the Facebook group afterwards so you can listen at any time.
4. I'm not in the U.S., can I still join the program?
Yes! The great part about online programs is that anyone can join from anywhere. We will try our best to schedule the weekly live calls during a time that works for a majority of the group, but if you're unable to make some or all of them due to a time zone conflict, they will all be recorded and senit via email and on the Facebook so you won't miss a beat.
Note about labs: If you live in Australia or New York state, we will need to work around specific lab testing guidelines and shipping policies so please contact me so I can set you up with the right testing plan for your location.
5. Is there a refund policy?
Refunds will be considered within 30 days of purchase and on a case-by-case basis under the following terms. I will only consider refunds for what I call "Action Takers", or those who have participated in the program for a few weeks, read the guides and recipes, participated in the calls and/or Facebook group and given the program a fair shot. As a reminder, this program isn't a miracle pill and isn't magic. Good health takes time, especally if you've been living with bad health for quite some time. What I ask of you, and what your body asks of you, is patience to heal. If after experiencing the program to your fullest you do not feel it's the right fit, contact me within 30 days of purchase.
You will forefeit a $75 medical directors fee which is required to order your lab test as your lab is ordered upon registering. You will also not receive your lab results if you cancel within 30 days as often it takes 5 full weeks between when the lab is mailed to you and you receive your test results.
6. What do the lab tests cost?
The only lab test that is a core part of Love Your Gut is the GI-MAP DNA stool analysis test, which costs $359. This fee is not included in your enrollment cost. You will pay the lab directly when you mail in your lab kit. Some insurance companies may cover or reimburse part of the fee. P ayment can be made with an HSA account or debit/credit card.
If you are interested in running other tests, prices vary test-to-test. You can opt to run a food sensitivity test ($335), SIBO breath test ($149) or intestinal permeability test ($102).
7. Do I have to run the lab test?
No, but the findings of the test(s) is what makes this program entirely unique and useful. Often times just by seeing on paper what correlates with your symptoms is enough to plunge you forward in your health journey. But if you would rather just try the recipes, tools, and participate in live and online discussions, I’d love to have you and you will certainly gain a lot!
8. What do the protocol supplements typically cost?
Supplement costs vary a lot depending on your specific lab results. You will only need to be on them for 1-3 months depending on the specifics of your lab test, so it’s a short-term investment for a long-term gain.
9. Can I do this program if I am pregnant or nursing?
Yes, but we will not run lab tests or supplement protocols for you. I do not recommend supplements be used while pregnant or nursing as they can stir up toxins that aren’t good for baby, so if you want to join but are pregnant or nursing, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a separate registration link at a discounted rate (minus the medical director program fee required to run lab tests).
10. My family/significant other thinks we can't afford it. What should I do?
I offer a 3-month payment plan if you cannot pay in full upfront.
Also, think about it this way: during the program, you may start cutting back on eating out, having desserts and going on coffee runs, and even cancelling some subscriptions as you find more natural ways to live and eat that make you feel good.
Think of all the money you've spent to date on supplements that didn't work, diets that flopped and doctor visits that still left you with a handful of questions. I realized I myself spent thousands of dollars on my own trial-and-error before I finally took control of my own health through a group coaching program that was far more affordable than what I was doing before.
So, approach this program practically: the money you will save will likely far outweigh the cost of the program. And these cost-savings can continue on far beyond the program itself. You'll only be spending money on food and supplements that truly make you feel good, optimizing your grocery budget and other budgets.
11. Do I need to have a Facebook page to be a part of the group?
Facebook isn't required to join, but I do feel that the private Facebook group is an incredible resource. Having a whole group to lean on for motivation and support can be instrumental in the process, however in our weekly calls this is also a great place to gain support, accountability, and ask questions so be sure to tune into those as much as you can!