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About Bryn Lutes

But, aren't people with celiac disease skinny and malnourished? Well, yes. Unless you're FAT and malnourished. I thought I was just a fat kid. I assumed I had no allergies and was destined to a life of plus-size clothing. When I met my girlfriend, I had my eyes opened to the world of food allergies. She has anaphylaxis-level allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish, and a few non-ana allergies. I adjusted to this very easily.    Then I got hit with a dairy whammo: migraines, then hives, then asthma attacks. Boo, but whatever, add it to the list. Kicking dairy drastically improved my weight loss, and then I started reacting to gluten. For some reason, I FREAKED OUT about this, but it got better. My celiac diagnosis was pretty anti-climactic. I paid $40 and waited 2 months to get in to see a GI doc who said, "nice job diagnosing yourself. I'll confirm with bloodwork." When I FINALLY got in to see a naturopath, I got the rest of the news: leaky gut, adrenal issues, and candida overgrowth. duh! I probably could have figured that out, too, if I hadn't been so overwhelmed (and tired from trashing my adrenals #graduateschool). And now? Now I feel amazing. I'm still healing, but health has never been this delicious.   Throughout this journey, I've spent my time in graduate school (what should I actually do with this PhD in Chemistry?), the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (yay, Health Coaching!), and working a full time office job while building my health coaching business.  

Living on Cigarettes and Fast Food… Until I got Diagnosed with Celiac Disease & Leaky Gut

By Bryn Lutes

Like many people, I have an incredibly busy life. But for me, my hectic schedule was a big reason why I developed unhealthy habits and continued to make unhealthy choices. When I started graduate school, I was taking classes, teaching, working with an advisor and building an active social life. On a typical day, I would leave the house at 6:00am and return at 3:00am, sitting through classes on ver

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Eat to Beat Adrenal Fatigue: Your Meal Plan Delivered

By Bryn Lutes

Being a type-A overachiever has always been my default state-- I’m the oldest child and a first-generation college student. I have a tendency to run only at 100 percent or more. Drinking coffee? Eleven shots of espresso a day** Starting a business? I started not one, but two! You probably get the idea. It’s no surprise that I trashed my adrenal glands with this kind of lifestyle. I w

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