Tell me if this sounds like you...

You're tired all the time. Or suffer from brain fog and you're not as sharp as you used to be. Maybe it's bloating, constipation, or heartburn on a daily basis. Or joint pain and skin rashes. You're functioning in life but there's a constant undercurrent dragging you down.

You may dismiss it as just getting older or being overworked — but the truth is — you may have unknown food sensitivities that are causing your symptoms. 

Maybe you've already even made the connection that the food you eat is somehow to blame, and you've tried going gluten free or dairy free for a while — which seemed to help. But it felt too challenging, too confusing, or too limiting to maintain. So now you just avoid bread or limit the amount of cheese in your diet. And yes, maybe you do feel a little better — but overall you still feel like crap. I've been there and I can help.

See the thing is — you can hypothesize all you want on which foods could be bothering you.

And you can try limiting those foods for a while to see how you feel. But until you fully dive in you're probably not going to find the answers that you're really looking for. 

But you're on the right path — you simply need a guide.

That's where I come in.

If we haven't met yet, my name is Kelly and I'm no stranger to food sensitivities. I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia at age 13 and have been avoiding sugar ever since. And more recently I've discovered that gluten, dairy, soy, egg, beef, arugula and pineapple are not my friends. The past few years I've been navigating the challenges of avoiding my food triggers and have learned a ton along the way. And I've also experienced the incredible joy and healing that came from working through those challenges — which is incredible motivation to stick with it.

Discovering and avoiding my food triggers has completely changed my life.

And it's possible it could change yours for the better too. My health issues used to be overwhelming. I was dealing with Lyme's Disease, adrenal fatigue, leaky gut, hypoglycemia — but everything changed once my belly was finally happy. Symptoms that had plagued me for years disappeared simply by changing the foods I was eating. The inflammation, constant fatigue, and brain fog are now gone. So is the bloating and gas. My mood has improved, I sleep better and I have way more energy. 

And all without the use of medication or pills.

Which is why I'm so passionate about helping others uncover their own food sensitivities.

I've combined my first hand experience with standard methods to create the 8SAFE Program to simplify the process and support you every step of the way. Because the truth is — it can be overwhelming.

I know because I've been exactly where you are right now.

I'm sure you're feeling torn. You probably want to feel good again so badly that you're willing to do anything.  But the reality is the thought of an elimination program completely stresses you out.

My 8SAFE Program can bridge that gap.

It's an online course that will help you discover if you have sensitivities to gluten and the eight most common food allergens: wheat, milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish & shellfish. I'll teach you how to avoid these ingredients before challenging them one-by-one and observing how your body reacts to them.

You'll get an overview of the whole process, then I'll walk you through each step at your own pace. 

The program contains a series of videos that you'll watch at your convenience. There's no need to show up at a certain day or time — just pick one day of the week and show up for yourself, when it's convenient for you. The program is also filled with resources, recipes, and tons of tips to help you along the way and ensure your success. 

And no worries! 

There are no portion sizes or calorie restrictions in the program. You also have the freedom to eat in whatever style suits you (vegetarian, paleo, omnivore, etc). Substitutions are provided for those who are vegan, as well as those who have known allergies to any of the foods being tested. 

Sound good?

So here's the breakdown...

In MODULE 1 we'll review the entire program and prepare for eating 8SAFE. 

We'll also go over the list of foods to include & foods to avoid, how to read the labels to check if a product is 8SAFE, and I'll share some cooking tips to help make life in the kitchen a little easier. 

 

 

During MODULE 2 you'll being eating 8SAFE.

I'll review the information from the first week, plus share even more tips that are good to know going into this phase of the program. I'll also cover cooking for the whole family (to make everybody happy) and how to navigate dining out while sticking to the program.

 

During MODULE 3 you'll continue to eat 8SAFE as your body continues to detox from previous exposure to gluten and the top eight food allergens. We're gonna check in and make sure that you're eating and drinking enough, plus you'll get a little pep talk just in case you need it.

 

 

During MODULE 4 you'll continue to eat 8SAFE before you begin testing foods. You'll also review some information on recipes, learn a little about sleep and how it affects your health.

  • I'll also prep you to begin testing foods next week for sensitivities.

 

The fun begins in MODULE 5 when you start testing for reactions to foods! 

In this module I teach you how to properly test a food for sensitivities and how to avoid common pitfalls. I also review the individual foods to be tested: egg, milk, and soy (as well as substitutions). 

 

 

In MODULE 6 you'll get a quick review of the testing process before proceeding to test peanuts and tree nuts. Again, I'll go over each food individually and provide alternatives/substitutions. 

 

 

 

In MODULE 7 you'll be reminded that this is an individual journey so take your time if need be, before moving on to test fish and shellfish. You'll learn more about sensitivities to these ingredients, as well as substitutions for testing for those who are vegan or have known allergies to these ingredients.  

 

In MODULE 8 you'll learn why it's important to test for sensitivities to gluten and wheat last. 

I'll go over each of these ingredients individually and walk you through testing so you feel confident in your results. 

 

 

 

And in MODULE 9 you'll learn how to apply what you've learned and confidently test any food or ingredient moving forward after the program.

 

 

 

The 8SAFE Program also includes resources, shopping lists, a printable calendar, loads of recipes and more — which you can  access anywhere you have a web connection. 

The 8SAFE program could prove to be the greatest experiment of your life.

You may be asking if it's worth all this effort to feel good again — to which I can confidently respond with a "Hell yea!!!"

Understanding how your unique body communicates and responds with sensitivities isn't something you can learn from a textbook and can't always be confirmed with a blood test. And our bodies are constantly changing. Foods that have never bothered you before may suddenly become an issue. And foods that you're sensitive to right now may become safe to eat again.

The 8SAFE Program will help you master the skills to recognize any food sensitivity — whether it's temporary or permanent. 

And even though my program focuses on gluten and the eight major food allergens, you'll walk away with the confidence and skills to test any food on your own once the program is finished. You'll also have continued access to the videos and resources for the lifetime of the course. So if at any point you need a refresher (or would like to do the program again) you can rest assured knowing it's available to you at any time.

The 8SAFE Program will empower you. 

After completing the program, you'll feel more connected to your body, be able to trust your own instincts, and you'll really understand the relationship between what you eat and how you feel. You'll be able to confidently make choices that will support your unique body and help you feel your best every single day. And those nasty symptoms may all but disappear.

Are you ready?

“I was very surprised by the way my body reacted. Egg and milk caused a quick reaction, and since eliminating them I feel great! I’ve had mass improvements. My skin went from dry to normal. I lost 4 pounds and no longer feel bloated. My mood is better, I sleep like a baby, and a lot of aches are now gone! I learned that I need to pay more attention to my body and how it reacts to food. Food is fuel and I need to make smarter choices each day to feel great. Thank you for believing in me. And for helping me achieve this goal. I feel 100 times better, my RA is under control, and for the first time in over a year and a half I don't feel bloated!”
— Casandra Smith

“I joined the program because I wanted to know for sure what foods were causing me to feel tired and sluggish all the time. I discovered egg yolks don't sit well with me, dairy is not an issue, soy should be a once in while food only and that bread makes me very very tired unless eaten only sporadically. The program helped me understand my body's signals of discomfort and, in general, re-connect to my body.  I thought the program would be very restrictive but it didn't feel like that and was less challenging than I thought. It was, in fact, empowering and I'm very happy I enrolled in it. I'd totally recommend it to anyone who wants to know what makes them feel well and what doesn’t.”
—Marcela Macias   Photographer, Stylist & Visual Strategist, Marcela Macias Photography  www.marcelamacias.com  

"This experience was eye opening. I now know how to read my body’s reaction when certain foods don’t agree with me, and I read food labels closely. I found that my body was telling me all along that some ingredients don’t make my body run well. Through this process, I found that gluten is harsh on my intestines and dairy is very constipating. I used to avoid certain foods like cream, but I didn’t understand exactly why. I found with dairy, I get congested, too. Now I limit my dairy intake and know what to expect if I choose to eat it. In addition, my stomach was bloated by night, and I thought I was still holding the last 5 pounds from my last child from 20 years ago. I went gluten-free and I have a flat stomach, better than when I was young (I also limit my sugars, and I eat naturally.) The 8SAFE Program gave me the power to identify how my body reacts to certain foods and which allows me to have more control over my health.”
— Janis K.

"Before following the 8SAFE Program I was suffering from uncomfortable eczema on my face. By about three weeks in, I discovered my eczema issue disappeared as well as several others I didn’t even know I was suffering from or blamed on other things. I didn’t even realize how exhausted I was from what I was consuming, as I thought it was having young children. I awoke most days with joint stiffness, pain, or swelling, thinking it was from getting older. Instead, it turned out to all be related to food sensitivities. After going through the program, I learned that certain foods caused my joints to immediately flare up and stay that way for a few days. I also learned that other foods flared my eczema to varying levels or that a certain food caused me to have allergy like symptoms of a constant sneezing and running nose. 
Now that I know what foods affect me and in what way and I can steer clear of them or at least know what will happen if I choose to consume a certain food. It’s amazing to feel so much better and have the power to make the choice to feel good or feel bad. Foods are no longer off-limits, but now I have the power to choose how I want to feel through what I consume. Discovering food sensitivities has completely shifted my mindset when it comes to feeding my body, as well as feeding others. One of my sons has clearly had food sensitivities and now I am able to find out what causes his eczema as well.
Most people I’ve spoken to say that they don’t have obvious issues like I did and have no need to try an elimination diet. After personally going through it, I cannot believe what issues I’ve been able to do away with that I didn’t even realize I had. I had joint swelling and stiffness that I would’ve never attributed to food until going through the process. I was exhausted on a daily basis assuming it was from children and the winter darkness. After the program, I have lifted various issues in my body and mind, lifting season depression and other side effects I would’ve never considered to be food related.
It’s changed how I view food and how I notice the changes in my body based on what I consume. It’s also helped me to be more understanding to others who have serious allergic reactions to food or serious intolerances and understand how they might feel if they ingest something by accident. I feel open to supporting others, I feel more energetic, and my mind fog has lifted. No longer feeling exhausted or worn down has opened me up to so much more. It’s the quality of my existence that has improved tremendously, and I would’ve never thought that was possible through an elimination diet.
Following an elimination diet is extremely hard, especially if you’re the only one doing it in a household of others eating the average diet. Having Kelly to guide you through the program and having someone to answer your questions as needed is a huge bonus to buying and reading a book. The biggest bonus of the 8SAFE Program was knowing I always had someone to turn to to ask for suggestions, help, or support. You won’t find that with a busy doctor or within a book.
If you decide to tackle an elimination diet, I would highly recommend Kelly to work with. It is worth the hard effort to go through, and anyone can do something for 60 days. It’s not the rest of your life, until, well, you find you feel so much better removing certain foods you decide new choices for the rest of your life. It’s hard to share in words how great I feel after going through the 8SAFE Program, but I went from often sitting on a park bench watching my children play to swinging on the monkey bars and sliding down the slides with them because I no longer felt exhaustion or pain. If you told me that all was based on food a few months prior, I wouldn’t have believed you, but now, I see how much food choices affect our daily health." — Kate Nesi
*You can read more about Kate's experience on her website: Frugal Mom$ter

Ready to discover if you have food sensitivities?