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Can You Relate?

  • Are you tired of your gut issues running your life?
  • Do your stomach problems leave you feeling unattractive & gross?
  • Are your gut issues impacting your social life, your dating life or your sex life?
  • Do you constantly worry about what to eat?
  • Do you frequent washrooms too much or for too long?
  • Has your stomach not been the same since a vacation/trip?

It's time to say goodbye to the bloat,

stomach aches & digestive difficulties

We Dig Deep .....

Potential Root Causes of Your Gut Issues
You Might Not Have Considered

Heavy Metal Toxicity
Imbalanced Hormones
Food Sensitivities
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
Gluten Intolerance
Candida Overgrowth
Tick-Borne Illnesses
Broken Gut Brain Axis

Survey Says .....

Gut issues are becoming increasingly prevalent. Statistics show that IBS alone effects more than 1 out of every 100 individuals. This number does not account for inflammatory bowel disease, general digestive discomfort or parasitic infection. It is extremely rare for a GI MAP stool test to come back clean. Factors such as an inflammatory diet, high stress and exposure to toxins are contributors to the digestion dysfunction experienced by millions today. Many people suffer from leaky gut. This is when the link between the cells in your gut wall break apart. Leaky creates gaps that allow parasites, undigested food particles and environmental toxins to enter into general circulation throughout  the body leading to a series of problematic health concerns.

Our Secret Sauce

#1: Determine the cause of your Leaky gut
The DNA technology used for stool testing is able to reveal your hidden gut infections. Plus, SIBO breath testing, food intolerance testing and Lyme testing can determine other causes of gut distress.

#2: Balance Minerals & Clear Out Heavy Metals
Gut infections like worms & candida thrive off of heavy metals like mercury. Copper toxicity also creates an environment ripe for chronic infections.

#3: Support HPA Axis & Balance Hormones
Building up the adrenal glands and rebalancing your hormones supports your body's capacity to clear gut infections.

Transform Your Health

with our

Gut Instinct Program 

Outcomes You Can Count On!

  • Heal your gut once and for all
  • Feel attractive & confident
  • Get rid of your bloating and no longer fear tight clothing
  • Stop having to worry about where the nearest washroom is
  • Be intimate without feeling self-conscious about your gut
  • Prepare your body to have kids
  • Know that your body is actually absorbing the nutrients you consume
  • Regain your energy and eliminate your brain fog

What makes the

Gut Instinct Program Unique

We don't treat symptoms,

we treat the root causes of

your digestive dysfunction

We don't guess. We use

cutting edge lab tests.

Instead of treating disease, we

rebalance your body's systems.

We look at your body holistically

through a functional medicine

 approach.  We take into

consideration genetics,

environment & the mind-

body connection.

Program Map

Comprehensive Intake & Testing

As part of our program, we provide a

comprehensive intake that carefully screens for

lifestyle factors and potential hidden stressors

that could be impacting your health.

Diet & Lifestyle Coaching

You will be provided with 2 months of healthy,

anti-inflammatory meal plans (which includes

recipes, nutritional information and shopping

lists). Lifestyle coaching will support the

development of healthy habits including

sleep hygiene, detox & stress reduction.

Rebalancing & Healing

Although diet, exercise and lifestyle are important,

often the body requires a bit of assistance

to rebalance. This is where supplementation comes

in. You will be provided with a customized protocol

that will treat gut infections and address your

individual cortisol pattern and any hormone and

mineral imbalances.

Our Programs

We offer multiple options to address your
gut issues that fits every budget.

Are you tired of not getting the answers you need to heal?
Are you ready to finally resolve your gut issues?
Book a free consultation today to learn how we can help.

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Available online across North America & Europe.
Available in person in Bruce Country

What's Included in Packages

Comprehensive Intake

Begin your journey during with preparation phase and start to gather the information and tools you will need. During this full hour, explore in detail your health concerns based on the the information provided in your intake forms. Learn about potential root causes of your health issues and how a functional medicine approach can support you to heal. Lab tests will be discussed and initial lifestyle recommendations will be provided.

A 60 minute session

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Functional Lab Testing

We offer a wide variety of testing including the stool testing, SIBO testing, food sensitivity, genetics, hormone testing, a thyroid panel, hair & mineral analysis, heavy metal testing, viral testing, organic acid testing and mold testing.  Healing Journey offers the best labs on the market.

Includes test interpretations

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Customized Healing Protocols & Lifestyle Recommendations

Wholistic health recommendations based on lab results that incorporate supplement protocols as well as diet, rest, exercise and stress reduction strategies.

Personalized for you

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Regular Consultations

These sessions provide you with an opportunity for accountability over the duration of your journey. During this time protocols may be adjusted, further questions answered, and additional lab testing discussed.

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Resources and Recipes

Diet and lifestyle changes can be difficult. That's why Healing Journey wants to make it as easy as possible for you. You will receive a Healing Handbook based on the most recent research that provides information and tips on how to make recommended lifestyle changes. You will also receive customized meal plans that includes shopping lists and nutritional information, giving you access to 100+ recipes.

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Unlimited Email Access

Healing Journey is here to support you for the duration of your journey. That's why we offer ongoing email access, with a response time of 48 hours or less. That way any questions you have about protocols, lifestyle recommendations or anything else, can be answered right away!

Biweekly email check-ins are also provided

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Our Signature Lab Tests

The GI Map

The GI Map uses DNA- based technology called PCR technology that is thousands of times more sensitive than conventional because it can identify the entire microbiota. It can also determine the severity of your infections. Using this test, practitioners are now able to find infections that they have been missing out on for decades.

In conventional medicine, stool culturing remains the main technology despite the slow shift being made towards PCR technology. Stool cultures involves taking a swab of the stool and putting it in a petri dish and seeing what grows, and looking at the sample under a microscope to see if ova (eggs) and parasites can be seen.

This means A LOT of false negatives because...
- a lot of things cannot grow in a petri dish
- the pathogens need to be alive in your stool

The infectious portion of this test looks for:

  • Bacterial infections - such as c. difficile & e. coli
  • Parasitic & protozoan infections - like giardiasis
  • Viral infections - like norovirus and Epstein Barr
  • H Pylori (this test also determines virulence factors/pathogenicity)
  • Worms
  • Fungi & yeast Infections
    (total of 44 different markers)

The functional portion of the lab test examines:

  • Levels of healthy and opportunistic bacteria
  • GI immune system health
  • Inflammation
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Enzyme levels
    (total of 35 different markers)

The Dutch

The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) determines your free and total cortisol levels, which is an indication of how much of this hormone is actually available for use. You need to know your free cortisol levels in order to understand how much of your cortisol is actually available to your cells.   Knowing your total cortisol level means nothing if 99% is not available for use by your cells. The DUTCH test also provides information about how the body is breaking down hormones (hormone metabolite level)including three different estrogen metabolites. This is important because it lets you know whether estrogen is being detoxed down cancer-causing pathways. The DUTCH test also gives us a window into your methylation status, letting us know whether your body can actually get rid of the estrogen it produces.

Conventional blood testing for hormones provides you with the basic levels for the sex hormones of estradiol (E2; a type of estrogen), progesterone and testosterone. However, blood testing is unable to provide information about your cortisol rhythm, the levels all types of estrogens or how your hormones are being broken down.

This test provides key information including:

  • Sex hormone levels: estrogen, testosterone and progesterone
  • Estrogen & testosterone detoxification pathways
  • Whether estrogen is being detoxified down cancer-causing pathways
  • Whether estrogen dominance is an issue
  • Degree of oxidative stress
  • Glutathione levels, which is the body’s master antioxidant
  • Your cortisol pattern, which will indicate whether your cortisol is higher than normal on a regular basis and impacting your hormone production
  • Whether your body is in an anabolic (building up) or catabolic state (breaking down). This will impact your body’s ability to lose weight and build muscle mass.

Hair & Minerals Analysis

Hair, Tissue and Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an essential component of understanding your health picture. This test provides valuable information about patterns of mineral imbalances that can inform the pathway to re-energizing your body. HTMAs reveal whether you have copper toxicity, mercury exposure, dehydration at a cellular level, or a calcium shell that leads to emotional numbness. This test will also provide key indicators about adrenal health, thyroid health, infections, blood sugar imbalances and metabolic health.

Instead of viewing each mineral in isolation, the interpretation of your hair and mineral results relies on the understanding that minerals are a complex, interrelated system. The healing protocols require a unique understanding of mineral patterns. Once your body's minerals begin to rebalance, you enter into a state of optimal healing and often naturally let go of unwanted heavy metals and toxins.

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