I’ve had an intense love affair with sugar all my life and had no plans of loosing my beloved sweet tooth, until I met the fabulous Digestive Divas. They taught me how cutting out “white death” as my mother-in-law so sweetly calls sugar, can truly increase your quality of life, and how fabulously easy it is.
Every Wednesday on the Fabulous Female Network, the Digestive Divas from Back to Basic Wellness, Kitchen Coach & Natural Foods Chef
Ellen L. Harnett and Holistic Nutrition Coach
Kathy D’Agati will share advice, recipes and knowledge on how YOU can eat yourself happier.
Who are the Digestive Divas?
Kathy and Ellen are 2 sassy women who have been friends for a very long time. Together they have experienced most of the challenges that life can bring. They combine their wisdom and their passion for nourishing food and healthy living to bring a fresh perspective to women who are struggling to care for themselves and their families
What inspired you to start your company?
We went to school together to learn how to stop the endless cycle of losing and gaining weight. What we learned in the process ignited a passion that grows with every passing day. We discovered that the weight was just a symptom of a much bigger problem.
As a nation we are suffering from more chronic disease than at any other tine in our history and the ones that are suffering the most are our babies. As devoted grandmothers, that was just unacceptable – especially since the solution was so very simple.
We made it our goal to create a simple, affordable program that would be available to anyone in the world who wanted to learn how to nourish themselves back to being healthy, clear headed, serene, focused and full of energy. The weight loss is a beautiful side effect.
How can the right choice of food make you happy?
That’s a very interesting question that goes right to the heart of why the work we do is so fascinating.
Did you know that 90% of your serotonin is created in your gut? Many researchers believe that an imbalance in serotonin levels leads to depression. It’s not likely you will have sufficient levels if your gut isn’t healthy.
Eating the right foods for your body will make a big difference in your mood and in your ability to think clearly and problem solve.
You are also much happier when you are not suffering aches and pains all day. Your gut is the home of your immune system. When it is unhealthy, you will experience some type of autoimmune response like eczema and skin rashes, sinus headaches, congestion, body aches and pains, fatigue, gas, bloating and constipation
What kind of food is often guilty of making people feel sick?
There are some “foods” that will cause sickness for everyone. The worst of them all is sugar, followed closely by artificial sweeteners, chemicals, food dyes, trans fats and all highly processed foods.
Unfortunately that list gets a lot longer for the majority of people who are suffering from intestinal problems. Foods that we used to think of as “healthy” are now causing all kinds of health problem. Two of the biggest food culprits are gluten (the protein found in many whole grains) and casein (the protein in milk). Soy is also highly problematic for many.
What are the most common misconceptions people have about food?
People believe that their food intake should just be measured in calories and that all calories are created equal. That is simply not true. Your body won’t respond to a 100-calorie snack made with all artificial ingredients the same way it responds to an apple. Your body needs the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you can only get from eating whole foods. It is the low fat, no fat, zero calorie chemical foods we eat today that are actually contributing to the obesity epidemic. They also play a significant role in the big increase we are seeing in the number of people with diabetes.
What makes your program different from others?
We have spent years creating a system that could help anyone, anywhere get the help they need at a very affordable price. We are the only on-line weight loss system that deals with food intolerances. Our program eliminates all gluten, dairy and sugar. These foods are the cause of many of the chronic symptoms we suffer from in this country. Very few people are aware of the significant role food intolerances play in their inability to lose weight and function at their best.
We also know that change isn’t easy and it takes time. When you try to change too much at once, you get overwhelmed and quit before you reach your goal.
We have created a 12-week program that takes you step by step through the changes you need to make. Our daily emails provide just enough information, encouragement and direction for you to continually make small changes that quickly add up to big results.
Our program also provides the benefit of working with 2 coaches for the price of one. We have combined the expertise of a Holistic Nutrition Coach and a Natural Food Chef to give you the best of both of us. You receive lots of loving support and accountability when you participate in our laser phone coaching sessions.
Who is your program designed for?
Our program is for the smart, busy woman who wants to live life to its fullest every day. She has a life she loves and wants a food plan that fits into her hectic schedule. She wants to lose some weight but she figured out a long time ago that diets don’t work. She isn’t willing to starve herself to fit into a smaller size but she is starting to have some health problems and that’s not okay. She doesn’t want a lifetime of prescription drugs.
If she is feeling pretty good herself, she has a loved one that concerns her. She is the heart of the home and she wants to nourish and nurture her family. She knows that the food she brings into the home plays a critical role in her family’s health but figuring out what to buy and how to cook it is just too overwhelming.
She needs someone to help her figure it all out and make it simple.
How can I expect to feel when I have finished your program?
That’s the best part.
Most people start our program because they would like to lose a few pounds. They have no idea how much better they are capable of feeling.
It is easy to underestimate the power of food. When you eat the foods your body loves, everything changes. Your energy soars, your skin clears up, you sleep better at night, you are clear-headed and focused, you experience a sense of calm that allows you to handle stress more effectively and you look and feel better than you have in a very long time. And yes, you do lose weight too.
How to join your program?
Go to http://backtobasicwellness.com/our-services/
This page describes the 3 levels of program we offer. Choose the one that works best for you and click the “add to cart” button.
If you have any questions, you can write to us at [email protected] or call 866.222.6490.
While you are there we invite you to read our testimonials. The terrific people we get to work with are a continuing source of inspiration. We know you will love their stories too.