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Ready To Overcome Digestive Distress And Live Life Wholeheartedly Again?

Break free from abdominal pain, gas, bloat, altered bowel movements, indigestion, and reflux symptoms in 4 months or less.

You're In The Right Place.

I'VE WORKED WITH
HUNDREDS OF BUSY PROFESSIONALS WHO FELT OVERWHELMED AND FRUSTRATED BY DIGESTIVE DISTRESS...

My clients often feel confused and overwhelmed before going through my Balance Your Gut signature program. For many visits to the doctor return little relief and they are often given prescriptions that simply mask their symptoms rather than getting to the underlying causes of their problems.

 

Their anxiety and fear about what to eat are all-consuming and limit their social joy. Many feel like bad employees, parents, and friends because they are experiencing physical discomfort, mood fluctuations, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms that limit their ability to show up positively, if at all. They often feel resentful of their body and may experience a lack of support from family members who can't quite grasp the severity of what they are dealing with.
 

My mission is to remove confusion about how to overcome digestive distress and restore optimism, calm, and trust in your body. 

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You Deserve To Trust Your Body And Food Again and Live Your Life With Energy and Vigor.

My Signature 1:1 Balance Your Gut Program teaches busy professionals, like you, step-by-step ways to overcome digestive distress. Through the power of coaching, functional wellness assessments, whole foods nutrition, cleansing, supplements, lifestyle hacks, and nervous system regulation techniques you will turn your digestive health around and find your optimism again.

This program is designed to Balance Your Gut in four months (or less) and arm you with a profound sense of agency, support, and clarity.

 

DO YOU WANT TO:

 

  • Take the guesswork out of achieving digestive health.
     

  • Experience lasting results.
     

  • Have 100% clarity on what foods make you feel great.
     

  • Live free of fear and anxiety around what to eat.
     

  • Feel emotionally and socially liberated by your health.
     

  • Experience a deep sense of support and calm.
     

  • Understand how to manage stress and regulate your nervous system 

MAYBE YOU'RE WONDERING IF IT'S EVEN POSSIBLE FOR YOU...

MY CLIENTS ARE LIVING PROOF,
AND YOU CAN BE TOO.

I've experienced loose bowels for the past three years. Sometimes, I did not even make it to the bathroom. This program reset my bowels in the first two weeks and helped me identify the culprit foods. Now I remember what elimination is supposed to be like. Kara's guidance has made a massive difference in my life! Also, my joint pain disappeared, and now I have the energy to exercise and socialize more. The program is easier to do than I thought, even when I was away from home. This program was the best investment I've made in ages.

Priya, 32

If one compares the cost and experience of this program to a vacation that could change your life – then it truly is a bargain! If you’re looking for a whole health transformation, this program will do it. Yes, I will drink coffee again. I will indulge in dessert and alcohol again, but now I understand how to nourish my body and balance my indulgences appropriately. Kara helped me learn how to forgive myself and make good choices a habit rather than an exception.

 

Karen, 65

It's Time To Take Back Control.

Using the following three critical pillars, my signature 1:1 Balance Your Gut Program, identifies underlying internal and external factors that may sabotage your ability to heal. We will gradually put scientifically-proven habits into place bit by bit that improve digestive function and teach you to attune with your body at a level you’ve never experienced before.

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It's not your fault!

60-70 MILLION AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING FROM GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) DISEASES THAT CREATE SERIOUS DISRUPTIONS TO DAILY LIFE

 

The American Gastroenterological Association states that nearly 40% of Americans have stopped routine activities in the last year due to uncomfortable bowel symptoms, including exercising, running errands, and spending time with family and friends. Despite this disruption, many people hesitate to discuss their symptoms with a medical professional. 

 

“TRUST YOUR GUT” AND ADDRESS UNCOMFORTABLE BOWEL SYMPTOMS

 

The Balance Your Gut Program offers a safe place to speak up about digestive symptoms with a supportive and understanding healthcare provider. You don't have to suffer unnecessarily.

The Old Way To Manage Digestive Distress.

THE OLD METHODS ONLY OFFER BANDAIDS AND, AT BEST, TEMPORARY RELIEF. 


Your digestion is facilitated by an intricate symphony of organs and systems like the gut-brain-microbial axis, the endocrine system, and even your genetic variances. The old paradigm overlooks the fact that the body, as a whole, is greater than the sum of its parts. This reductionist approach leaves people feeling frustrated and hopeless when symptoms persist, and new ones continue to pop up.


THERE IS A MORE EFFECTIVE AND MORE FUN WAY TO ELIMINATE DIGESTIVE DISTRESS SYMPTOMS FOR GOOD


The Balance Your Gut Program is a transformational overhaul that considers your whole body, helping you get to the root of your symptoms and create agency to care for yourself. If you want to tune into your body at a deeper level than you ever have and overcome digestive distress once and for all, the Balance Your Gut  Program is the transformative experience you have been looking for. 

 

THE OLD METHODS LEAD TO...

FRUSTRATION AND GRIEF

 

1. TRYING ALL THE THINGS BUT FINDING NO LONG-TERM RELIEF
Visits to the doctor result in a lack of diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. You try using a prescribed medication, eliminating certain foods, or taking a probiotic and see improvement for a while. However, in the long run, the symptoms return, and you're unsure of what steps to take next. 


2. FEELING EMOTIONALLY DRAINED AND STUCK IN OLD PATTERNS
You already feel overwhelmed, and life keeps demanding so much more. Finding the time to seek solutions feels daunting and time-consuming, keeping you stuck in patterns that sabotage your emotional wellbeing and damage your health.


3. CONSTANTLY WORRYING ABOUT WHAT TO EAT & DRINK
The joy of eating out is a thing of the past because you don’t know how the unknown ingredients will make you feel, or you are embarrassed or tired of having to request meal changes to accommodate your food sensitivities.

4. FEELING SOCIAL ISOLATION AND RESENTMENT
You grieve the days when life was free and easy, and you there is no end in sight. You mistrust your own body and maybe even feel resentment from family members because of the limited state of your current health. 

 

THERE IS A BETTER WAY, A DEEPLY NOURISHING WAY.

IN JUST 16 WEEKS, YOU CAN

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Improve pain, gas/bloat, altered defecation, indigestion, and reflux symptoms, reclaim your optimism, and gain a strong sense of agency to care for yourself.

Gain an understanding of the potential root causes of your symptoms, the exact actions to take, and the foods to eat to balance your gut and feel calm and relaxed.

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Experience a deep sense of community, support, accountability, and trust in your body to heal.

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WHEN THESE 3 PARTS COME TOGETHER, YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAY GOODBYE TO DIGESTIVE DISTRESS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
 

And I'm going to show you how!

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I'M KARA KROEGER

A LEADING HOLISTIC NUTRITION COACH FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS EXPERIENCING DIGESTIVE DISTRESS & OVERWHELM

With 25 years of experience as a functional nutritional coach, I've come to deeply understand that gut health is the foundation for good health and I've gained tremendous insight into how to build good health through balancing the gut microbiome

 

My extensive clinical knowledge allows me to easily identify and understand patterns in the body and what they mean to my client’s health enabling me to offer customized support that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit. I help my clients learn to listen to their body and trust its ability to heal.

 

YOU DON’T HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT ALL BY YOURSELF!

 

Most clients come to me feeling anxious and maxed out. They feel completely overwhelmed, poorly rested, and physically and emotionally drained. They are at their wits' end trying to figure out what is causing their symptoms. They have tried a combination of solutions but just can't get to the bottom of it. Many have given up trying and just live with the symptoms.

 

For some, absence at work has become a problem. Sometimes their symptoms cause embarrassing situations which keep them at home to avoid them.

 

Many struggle to show up for their family the way they want to and feel like they can't reach their goals because they are always one step behind. They feel a sense of shame and loss and are often grieving the life they once had. Optimism and gratitude are diminished, and they often believe that things will always be this way.

 

With my guidance, my clients take a deep dive into what is happening in their body and mind. By showing up as a fully present, kind practitioner and asking my clients good questions they become aware of the patterns that keep their health goals at arm’s length. My clients feel heard and validated by a professional who deeply understands that their struggles are real and can be helped. My out-of-the-box thinking and investigation of each client through a truly holistic lens is something many clients have not experienced before.

 

My clients complete their time with me, feeling renewed optimism and hope for the future. Their digestion is dramatically improved and they know what to do if they get off track. They’re less inflamed, sleeping better, see improvements in their relationships, and are more positive. They are proud of themselves and are tuned into their body at a level they never knew before. Digestive distress is a thing of the past…

 

…AND NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

TURN YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH AROUND AND FIND YOUR OPTIMISM AGAIN.

THAT MEANS NO MORE...

  • Uneducated decisions and feeling like you don’t know what to do.
     

  • Missing out on the things that matter most to you.
     

  • Barely making it to the bathroom.
     

  • Feeling fatigued and foggy from being constipated.
     

  • Faking a happy face when you’re barely making it on the inside.
     

  • Being woken up in the night by heartburn or reflux.
     

  • Planning your wardrobe around being bloating.
     

  • Being embarrassed by awkward indigestion sounds and smells.
     

  • Dealing with grueling abdominal pain and discomfort.
     

  • Feeling like there are no answers to your problems.
     

  • Guessing which foods are causing symptoms.
     

  • Mood swings caused by imbalanced blood sugar.
     

  • Being ruled by out-of-control cravings for unhealthy foods.
     

  • Malnourishment and dehydration.
     

  • Resenting your body

 

​BALANCE YOUR GUT AND RECLAIM YOUR LIFE...

So What Is Balance Your Gut?

MY 16-WEEK PROGRAM WALKS YOU STEP-BY-STEP THOUGH REBUILDING DIGESTIVE WELLNESS


Balance Your Gut combines in-depth functional wellness assessments, whole body cleansing, one-to-one personalized nutrition & lifestyle coaching, 16 weeks of foundational wellness lessons & exercises, group support, and built-in accountability measures to overcome digestive distress. 


This is different from your typical nutrition program. My program unpacks a deeply personal transformational process based on your unique biology and lifestyle to bring awareness to your patterns and rebuild your physical and emotional health.

 

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BALANCE YOUR GUT GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE FROM DIGESTIVE DISTRESS...

...EVEN IF YOU FEEL HOPELESS FROM DEALING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION..

It is easy to lose hope and optimism when you have been suffering for an extended period. Balance Your Gut is designed to help you restore trust in your body’s ability to heal and find hope again.

... EVEN IF YOU HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE, CARE FOR KIDS, AND ARE CONSTANTLY ON THE GO..

 Let’s face it, life is busy, and there is no better time than now. I am well versed in helping people build the health they desire in the life they are living now even if you are busy. You have to start somewhere!

... EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU SUCK AT FINDING TIME FOR SELF-CARE..

It's often easier to prioritize everyone else’s needs over your own. Balance Your Gut will help you integrate new self-care habits and identify how you unconsciously resist even healthy change.

... EVEN IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED EMOTIONAL TRAUMA..

Physical or emotional trauma is often at the root of many illnesses whether we know it or not. We can rewire our nervous system and overcome these traumas. Balance Your Gut provides a foundation to start this process.

Balance Your Gut Outline

THE 4 TRANSFORMATIONAL STAGES OF BALANCE YOUR GUT:

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Plus, You'll Feel Deeply Supported

I'LL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Six 1:1 Coaching Sessions – each session is customized and built upon to develop your health agency.

Pre & Post Session Reflection Forms – improve self awareness and accountability while allowing me to customize your support.

Email & Chat Support – between sessions, your questions will be answered within 12 hours.

Clients-Only Online Forum – access to the Balance Your Gut online forum to share and learn with others .

THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS OUT THERE.
What Makes Balance Your Gut Any Different?

I HAVE 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A CERTIFIED HERBALIST, NUTRITION COACH, CHEF, AND AGROECOLOGIST 
You might be wondering what agroecology has to do with Balancing Your Gut. After 20 years of practicing nutrition and running my own private chef business, I went back to school to study agriculture and soil health. I realized humans will only get healthier once we improve the health of the soil in which our food is grown. You see, the soil is the gut of the earth and functions and behaves in incredibly similar ways. The health of the soil strongly influences our human gut and, thus, our health. Through my varied knowledge and experience I’ve come to understand how the parts of a whole are intimately interconnected, creating a deep well of understanding to help my clients reach their goals.


I USE DISTINCT FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS ASSESSMENTS TO INVESTIGATE YOUR BODY
As part of the Balance Your Gut Program fee, you will take a deep dive into the functional wellness of your GI tract & microbiome through the GI Spotlight panel and a food sensitivity assessment. If you choose, for an additional cost, you can also assess cellular metabolism, and genetic variations that influence your nutrition and health. I have found that when people know whats happening in their bodies, it motivates them to take more significant actions and be more accountable. 

 

I HAVE A UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING OF THE GUT-BRAIN-MICROBIOME AXIS
The gut can be considered our second brain, also known as the gut-brain. It contains many neurons, neural circuitry, and neurotransmitters also present in the brain. Gut microbes can affect normal brain development and behavioral functions by signaling between the nerve cells that affect motor control and behavior. In other words, the gut's health is mirrored in psychological health and vice versa. We will focus on improving the wellness and function of this axis to improve both your physical and emotional health.

 

I’M DEEPLY COMMITTED TO IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
My life mission is to raise the quality of life for all beings on this planet, including yours, by embodying the ecology of human, animal, and land health as one. I work diligently to maintain a high level of organization in my practice to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to succeed, and heal your relationship with your body.

 

I KNOW HOW SCARY IT CAN BE TO TRUST SOMEONE AND INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH.
 

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM ME


We have many options when it comes to choosing healthcare and deciding the best route can be incredibly challenging. Everyone deserves to experience a return on the investments they make in their health. I designed the Balance Your Gut program to deliver that return.


Mainstream healthcare often fails to give us the solutions we desperately need to gain agency over our health. It lacks personalization and the capacity to teach foundations for health. No matter where you are on your health continuum, I guarantee that the Balance Your Gut Program will teach you new skills to reclaim your wellbeing.


In our fast-paced world of convenience it is challenging to ensure a nutrient-dense diet. We often fool ourselves into thinking that we eat better than we do and don't need an expert to help us. If you are looking for a caring and compassionate practitioner who will kindly hold you to examining your patterns to change your health, I am here.


I understand the struggles of overcoming a chronic illness, and I promise to help you recognize the blessings that can come from a healing journey. As challenging as they seem, they often give us the upper hand in taking better care of ourselves for the long run.

 

A BALANCED GUT AND OPTIMAL WELL-BEING ARE ATTAINABLE, AND THE PROCESS OF GETTING THERE CAN BE FUN AND ENJOYABLE. 

The Future Looks Bright

 

LET ME PAINT A PICTURE FOR YOU

You open your eyes in the morning after a deeply restful night’s sleep and immediately reflect on the things you are grateful for in the moment and the day ahead. You imagine how the day will go your way, including your digestive wellness. You have a blueprint to manage your emotional and physical health and are excited to get up.

 

You walk into the kitchen knowing just what to eat to nourish your body, feel great, and have healthy daily bowel movements. You fill up your water bottles ready to stay well-hydrated throughout the day. You spend one minute practicing a nervous system regulation exercise to manage the day's stress. Your blood is flowing, your blood sugar is balanced, and you feel energized and alert.

 

As you dress, you notice your clothes fit better, and you have less body pain and bloating. You pick out a great outfit to wear to work and dinner to celebrate your friend's birthday. You've already looked at the menu and know exactly what you will get so you leave the restaurant feeling good while still enjoying the celebration.

 

You arrive at work feeling balanced. You maintain that balance with healthy food choices that keep your cravings in check and your moods stable. When a client walks in with a pressing issue that needs to be addressed immediately, you have the energy to handle it without feeling overwhelmed. Right before you leave work to head to dinner, you eat a healthy protein snack to ensure you don't show up to the restaurant hungry and desperate for food. You enjoy the celebration and head home feeling grateful for your friends and your health. You get ready for bed feeling proud of yourself for knowing precisely what you need to do to feel good today and tomorrow.
 

WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL!

frequently asked questions

QUESTION: WILL I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY FAVORITE FOODS AND DRINKS?
Answer: The Balance Your Gut Program uses a guided elimination and reintroduction diet to cleanse the body, decrease inflammation, and help you learn the best foods for your specific biology and chemistry. Focus is placed on preventing leaky gut and rebuilding the integrity of the gut to prevent adverse immune reactions and health issues. Foods are then reintroduced one at a time starting the 12th week of the program so that you learn what to keep in your diet and what needs to be limited or eliminated.

QUESTION: WILL I HAVE TO COOK SEPARATE MEALS FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY?
Answer: This depends on how you feed your family. As a chef and nutrition coach, I will provide many options to create delicious and easy meals for you and the family without a lot of fuss. Our children are often a chip off the block and have similar patterns of intolerance. If your family is willing to explore new ways of eating with you, you may notice improvements in their health and disposition too. 
 

QUESTION: HOW ARE THE LABORATORY SAMPLES COLLECTED?
Answer: Depending on the functional wellness assessments that are chosen, the samples may be a combination of blood, urine, feces, and saliva. Most of the tests will be done in the comfort of your home. The food sensitivity test is a blood test, and you will be required to go to an affiliate laboratory or your general practitioner's office to have your blood drawn. Detailed instructions will be provided for each sample collected upon program enrollment.
 

QUESTION: DO YOU OFFER COUPLE OR FAMILY DISCOUNTS?
Answer: I offer a 10% discount off the cost of the second program purchased within the same household simultaneously.
 

QUESTION: ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS TO THE PROGRAM?
Answer: The program includes the GI Spotlight and food sensitivity assessments, six coaching sessions, DFH 3-week cleanse supplement products, 16-weeks of guided lessons & exercises, and ongoing support throughout the program. Other fees may be incurred by adding other assessment options or by choosing to purchase the supplements I recommend in your customized protocol. I work with each client to design a supplement protocol that suits their lifestyle and budget. Supplements may help my clients reach their goals quicker but are not a program requirement. 
 

QUESTION: DOES INSURANCE COVER YOUR SERVICES?
Answer: My services are not covered by insurance. You can use your HSA or FSA with prior permission from the company with whom you hold your account. You are responsible for understanding the terms and conditions of using these types of accounts as payment.
 

QUESTION: IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Answer: Payment plans are offered in three parts. Half the program's cost must be paid in full before beginning services. The second quarter payment is expected on Week 5, and the third and final quarter payment is due on Week 9. I offer a $75 discount for paying for the program in full.
 

QUESTION: DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
Answer: Partial refunds will be offered to anyone unsatisfied with the program. However, the initial cost of the assessmnets and cleanse products cannot be refunded once you have begun the program. My full return policy is provided in the Terms and Conditions you agree to at checkout when you engage in my services.
 

I’M GLAD TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE IN A DISCOVERY CALL. BOOK A CALL BELOW.
 

Balance Your Gut And Reclaim Your Life! Trust your ability to transform, and know you don't have to do it alone. 

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!

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