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The Gut Gazette © 2019 | Created by Bloomm Agency 

I discuss the importance and power of language and how you talk about yourself....because how you talk about yourself is associated with how you perceive yourself.

I talk about:
- What defines you;
- How to neutralize the language you use;
- How to improve the perception of what you're dealing with; and
- How to emotionally detach yourself from what you're dealing with.

I sit down with Ashley Freeborn, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Smash + Tess - a loungewear brand designed and ethically produced in North America. Ashley is a mom and wife; author; loves to travel, design clothing, camp, dirtbike, AND she has Crohn's.

In this episode we discuss:

- Ashley's journey with IBD
- What it's like to manage Crohn's while being an entrepreneur and having your own business
- Dealing with bathroom anxiety
- Pregnancy and Crohn's
- The importance of mindset
- Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when things get super tough
- Why patient advocacy is so important

Ashley Freeborn
Co-Founder & Managing Director of Smash + Tess

On Episode 6 of The Gut Gazette Podcast, I sit down with Rachel Molenda, a Toronto-based Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Disordered & Emotional Eating Coach and the Host of the Fill Your Cup Podcast.

On this episode we discuss:

- What intuitive eating is and how to tap into it
- Discovering your own unique needs with food
- Understanding emotional vs. intuitive eating
- The relationship with gut issues and disordered eating
- Choosing foods to improve your health
- Honouring what works best for your body

Rachel molenda
Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Emotional Eating Coach

E.5 - Bathroom Anxiety is Real.

Here's How to Cope with It.

I discuss:

  • What bathroom anxiety is and the two different forms of it;

  • My experiences with bathroom anxiety (from dealing with in high school, to university and in my career);

  • Various coping mechanisms to deal with bathroom anxiety; and

  • Real stories and experiences from others

Megan Marsiglio
Founder, The Gut Gazette

E.4 - Gut-Lovin' Kombucha with Tonica Kombucha

I chat with Zoey Shamai, Founder of Tonica Kombucha - the very first Kombucha company in Canada, which is all for helping to improve gut health.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How kombucha is made

  • Why kombucha is so great for digestion

  • Why Zoey started Tonica

  • The best food pairings with kombucha

  • The easiest Tonica kombucha cocktail

  • Zoey's experience on Dragon's Den

  • Zoey's journey in entrepreneurship

  • Zoey's role models (which includes Rachel Hollis)

Zoey Shamai
Founder, Tonica Kombucha

I sit down with Catie Fenn, a life coach, mentor and spiritual teacher who supports women in tapping into their inner wisdom to create incredible, powerful and authentic lives.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How to listen to your gut

  • Thinking intuitively

  • Embracing your norm

  • Understanding feminine energy

  • Listening to your soul

  • Free writing

Catie Fenn
Life Coach

E.2 - Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection with Hoame

I sit down with Carolyn Plater and Steph Kersta who are Founders of Hoame, North America's largest modern meditation studio.

On this episode we discuss:

  • The importance of meditation and mindfulness;

  • The link between the brain and gut; and

  • How to manage stress and anxiety when you’re also dealing with a digestive concern

Steph Kersta & Carolyn Plater
Founders, Hoame

E.1 - My Gut Journey

In this first episode, I share:

  • What to expect with this gutsy podcast

  • A background about who I am and what I do

  • My journey in becoming diagnosed with Crohn's

  • What it's like to experience bathroom anxiety

  • The power of support and open conversations

  • My passion for digestive health advocacy

Megan Marsiglio
Megan Marsiglio
Founder, The Gut Gazette