11 episodes

The mission of this podcast is to give you a solid foundation for your relationship to food and to your health, demystify the science around gut health, and encourage critical thinking with maybe more than a little swearing.

Season One is basically a comprehensive wellness course, outlining my “Get Your Sh*t Together System™” that will help you optimize, personalize, and systematize your health goals.

Science and Shit Michelle Casey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The mission of this podcast is to give you a solid foundation for your relationship to food and to your health, demystify the science around gut health, and encourage critical thinking with maybe more than a little swearing.

Season One is basically a comprehensive wellness course, outlining my “Get Your Sh*t Together System™” that will help you optimize, personalize, and systematize your health goals.

    Michelle's Story

    Michelle's Story

    *CONTENT NOTE: In this episode, there is mention of suicidal thoughts*
    Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.  It took several years to get the diagnosis.  I used to be a personal trainer, a figure competitor, and marathon runner.  I was starting to get hit by debilitating fatigue, extremely painful and heavy periods, and eventually bloody diarrhea, 10-15 times a day.  I had already been on and off elimination diets for competitions so removing food groups wasn’t too difficult, but it didn’t really help.  I was keeping myself busy with multiple jobs, holding myself together with cortisol and caffeine and once I stopped, I could not get going again.
    It wasn’t until I was tested for food allergies and found the Paleo anti-inflammatory diet that I was able to finally start reversing the symptoms and reach remission.
    Your mileage may vary! My work is all about customizing to the individual to find a protocol that works for their unique biochemical situation, so don’t take my story as a cure-all protocol to be followed blindly.
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 31 min
    Get Your Shit Together Workshop

    Get Your Shit Together Workshop

    First things first: go to this link and get your workbook! >>> ​​https://michellecaseynutrition.com/get-your-shit-together-workshop-download/
    Using this worksheet, you can rate yourself on the different aspects of each of these 9 steps of wellness mastery:
    Prioritize nutrient density.Eat mindfully.Fortify your gut.Test and assess - don’t guess!Identify and remove stressors.Supplement to support.Tailor to your tendency.  Start here >> Four tendencies quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/Measure what matters.Make it sustainable.
    Now, remember we are just gathering data. There’s nothing moral about it. Don’t use this information to beat yourself up!
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 28 min
    Prioritize Nutrient Density

    Prioritize Nutrient Density

    A lot of health issues that people have that turn into symptoms that can be grouped together into a diagnosable disease starts out with nutrient deficiencies.  Simply put, whole, unprocessed foods in their natural form have more nutrients.  Processed foods may be “enriched” with supplements, but supplements should be just that… not staples.
    To get started with Step 1 of my “Get Your Shit Together” system, understand these 3 things first:
    Understanding your unique nutrient needsUnderstanding which foods contain those nutrientsEating a diet of at least 80% of those foods
    A word of caution here - if you need a certain nutrient and the list of foods you can get it from is full of foods you’re allergic or sensitive to, still avoid those foods.  Allergy testing can be helpful, but an elimination diet is the best way to really pin down what foods are causing an inflammatory reaction.
    >>>Nutrient Deficiency Self-Assessment: ​​https://michellecaseynutrition.com/nutrient-deficiency-self-assessment/
    Additional Resources:
    ​​Effects of a nonnutritive sweetener on body adiposity and energy metabolism in mice with diet-induced obesity: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049513002813?casa_token=P6GSW60SE7QAAAAA:Kag16-AZVNOtBQ1s7pAfW4UDF6chhrJ3LN_8xp9fl60HpDe3QCAOnN1dobqGiWDP7G7HCTuAFA
    Non-nutritive sweeteners possess a bacteriostatic effect and alter gut microbiota in mice: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199080
    Weatherby, Dicken N.D. (2004). Signs and Symptoms Analysis From A Functional Perspective, 2nd Edition. Emperors Group LLC
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325292.php
    https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C
    https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC3847730/
    https://www.ifm.org/
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
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    • 35 min
    Eat Mindfully

    Eat Mindfully

    Here we are, step 2 of my “Get Your Shit Together” system.  This portion is all about eating mindfully.
    Do you sit down and eat in a relaxed state?Do you chew each bite thoroughly?Do you enjoy and savor your food?
    Mindfulness is a term that’s thrown around a lot lately, but all it really means is that you’re being attentive and intentional with whatever we’re doing. Remember, this doesn’t mean that we’re assigning “good” or “bad” morality to food.
    The important thing here is that if we’re not in a parasympathetic state, our digestive system will slow down.  We need to get out of the fight-or-flight sympathetic mode in order to digest.
    Now for the super obvious part: you have to chew thoroughly! Your stomach doesn’t have teeth and you only have one shot at breaking your food down mechanically, so your stomach acid and enzymes have a chance to break it down into absorbable nutrients.
    Also, make sure you’re eating food you enjoy that also fills the nutrient density profile.  You want the endorphins and happy hormones that come from that first delectable bite!
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 21 min
    Fortify Your Gut!

    Fortify Your Gut!

    Step 3 of my “Get Your Shit Together” system is to fortify your gut.  I say fortify because not everyone specifically needs gut healing, but everyone can fortify their gut so it works better.
    There are 3 main habits that are important for this step:
    Reduce or stop damage to the gut liningEat probiotic foods or supplementsGive your digestive system a break by waiting 4 or 5 hours between meals
    Some probiotics to look for if you are prone to certain issues: 
    Bifido strains for food sensitivitiesLactobacillus reuteri, lactobacillus rhamnosus, or saccharomyces boulardii for yeast, thrush, and fungal infectionsIf you have reactions to probiotics, try a spore based probiotic like MegaSpore
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 23 min
    Test and Assess, Don't Guess

    Test and Assess, Don't Guess

    Now we’re into step 4 of my “Get Your Shit Together” system, which comes down to functional medicine screenings at regular intervals. “Functional” means something is working optimally, doing what it’s supposed to be doing.  Functional medicine investigates how and why illness occurs rather than treating symptoms.  Typical ranges for blood work interpretation is looking for treatable disease, not dysfunction.  Functional medicine looks at a much narrower range to find imbalances before they become disease.
    Understand what functional lab tests are and what functional ranges are Have someone on your team or learn how to interpret your labsRetest at regular intervals
    This is just a taste of what functional lab testing is all about. You can learn to interpret your labs yourself, starting with this book: Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis
    If you want a research-backed gut healing diet to reverse your systems and reset your relationship with food, visit goodpoopersclub.com to get the scoop.
    Connect with me more at https://michellecaseynutrition.com/podcast/
    Or on the socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://www.instagram.com/michellecaseynutrition/
    https://twitter.com/holistic_AF
    Music credit: “New Way Forward” by Young Presidents
    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

tiffersfkr ,

Life changing

This podcast delves into personal health in an accessible way, without dumbing it down. It’s reassuring to know that everything Michelle is talking about is backed by science; and to learn about that science too! Plus, Michelle makes it so interesting and relatable! This is a must listen!

AOK905 ,

Dropping Science on the pod

Full disclosure… Michelle is my amazing wife. That said, this podcast is gold!

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