Real Health Conversations
Real Health Conversations (Formerly Low-Carb Conversations) is hosted by Holly Jean Mullen, FNTP and features a variety of voices in the world of modern nutrition and health science, expressing many different points of view.

Episode 389

Welcome to Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson, Holly Jean Barrett and Amber Horn, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners.

Our Guest today is Elyse Comerford – Integrative Nutritionist and Certified GAPS Practitioner, Holistic Health Coach, Exercise Scientist, Keynote Speaker, Mentor, and most importantly, a mother!

In today’s episode Elyse shares her health journey with Leah and Holly Jean and does some myth busting on some misconceptions about the GAPS diet. It’s not as big and scary as some people would like to you believe. Spoiler alert: the benefits diet pros can outweigh the cons; the truth lies in the context of bio-individuality and unique healing needs.

The conversation also gets personal as we discuss the pressure of motherhood and our experiences with mom shaming. We think you will enjoy hearing about the importance of self care and the relationships we cultivate to support us in nourishing our bodies and souls.

We wrap up this episode with a chat about how nutrition has changed over the last three decades, including probiotics and the microbiome, whole food diets, omega 3 fatty acids, and the rise of nutrition information in the age of the internet.


What is the GAPS diet and why one expert says she wouldn’t recommend it under any circumstances

Parenting: ‘The mom shame is so real’: There’s no way to win in the pandemic

Two veteran nutritionists discuss the seismic shifts in nutrition that have changed the way we have eaten since the 1980s


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Book reference discussed: Nutrition for Life by Catherine Saxelyby

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