It doesn't matter what therapeutic diet you want to stick with: Paleo, Keto, SCD, or the unicorn-and-rainbows cleanse (that's the new one, right?).
You know you should eat better....so what gives?
Why can't you turn down that chocolate-hazelnut gelato, even though it gives you a tummy ache every single time?
Why is it so embarrassing to ask the waiter to double-check that there's no gluten in your entree?
And how can you eat well when what that means to you keeps changing?
Eating for health should feel like love. Not punishment.
I've seen too many smart, good-hearted people fail miserably at therapeutic diets.
Because their diet feels like "Food Jail".
Or nobody taught them the simple cooking-and-organizational skills to make it all easy and fun.
OR...and this happens most of all... the social and emotional hurdles are just too high.
Freedom to Heal will give you the practical, emotional, and social tools to stick with the right diet for you - and to feed your health.
(Even when your Aunt Belinda waves her famous mac 'n cheese under your nose).
Because sticking with a restricted diet is harder than it sounds. But there are ways to make it (and your whole life) easier and more fun.
Whether you are navigating a Holiday dinner party, cruising the grocery aisles, or wowing your doc at your next checkup, one thing is for sure:
THE SECRET TO STICKING WITH CONFIDENT HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES....IS FINDING YOUR FUN AND FREEDOM
Today, more people than ever are turning to therapeutic diets for deep healing and vibrant energy. Maybe your doctor just urged you to limit your carbs so that you nip diabetes in the bud.
Or perhaps you feel amazing when you stick to Paleo (but keep falling off of that wagon).
Or maybe you've been Sherlocking your way to the root of food allergies and inflammation for years now.
Join this empowering, online 10-week group program that will provide achievable, proven results via online videos and worksheets as well as LIVE coaching and guidance by Dr. Goldin to help you:
- find your flow with food
- get to your desired weight
- eliminate bloating and gas related to IBS
- reclaim your life in a holistic way.
Next course starts in February 2020. If you would like to be notified when the course becomes available, click below.
My name is Tara Skye Goldin. I am a Naturopathic Doctor in Boulder Colorado. My life story has been steeped in gut health issues. I was born to be an expert in gut health and nutrition, not by choice, but by necessity. When I was young, I was smaller and shorter than my friends and I was always sick with gut issues, IBS, stomach aches, poor endurance, fatigue, and brain fog. As a child, I was often fighting a cold, flu, or tonsillitis.
Our family doctor always prescribed antibiotics. So, by the time I hit puberty, I had taken multiple doses of antibiotics several times per year.
Due to the constant barrage of antibiotics on my poor intestines, I often had stomach aches and either constipation or diarrhea. I had a weak appetite and only wanted to eat sugar and junk food. Later, I didn’t even want that anymore. I was withering away! I looked emaciated.
in 1995 I discovered that I had many food allergies and leaky gut issues. Eventually I realized that I had high susceptibility to celiac disease. As a result,
I experimented with many diets: vegetarian and vegan (20 years!). I added animal protein back into my diet in 1995 and added even more during pregnancy and lactation. I finally took a food allergy test and eliminated the offending foods plus gluten and saw a significant improvement in my health.
I decided to make this my life purpose...helping other people suffering from the same. I graduated from a Naturopathic medical school, Bastyr University, where I learned about nutrition, supplements, and herbal medicine along with the science that people learn in a traditional medical school. After graduating, I began seeing patients and noticed that I seemed to have a knack for helping the patients who were suffering from autoimmune and inflammation issues.
Today I can say that I have a lot of experience in my personal life navigating trying to explain to my family what I am doing to heal myself dietarily as well as going through the emotional issues that naturally surround making lifestyle and diet changes. I have experienced ALL of them at one time or another so I come to you with both experience as a clinician helping people transition to a more healthful food plan for themselves as well as my own journey to more vibrant health.
First of all, I understand what you are going through. I suffered from food allergies and IBS for most of my life. Today I have more energy than I did 20 years ago, I climb Colorado 14ers during the summer months, and regularly hike, dance, and practice yoga, all while raising a family and running my practice!
Secondly, Freedom to Heal is not just a discussion of diets or your physical body because that approach by itself does not work. Free To Heal is an in-depth look at ALL of the layers of you including the EMOTIONAL you, the SOCIAL you and the PHYSICAL you, and then gives you PRACTICAL tools based on all of you to stick with the right diet for you — and feed your health...without pharmaceuticals.
Freedom to Heal looks at the WHOLE enchilada of sticking with a therapeutic diet:
Plus, you’ll learn the crucial difference between inner discipline and outer discipline … and how to cultivate the one you need, now.
After all, eating well isn’t just about what’s on your plate.
It’s about having the energy to chase your grandkids around the park.
It’s what lets you attack that mountain (or mountain of work) with breath to spare, because you didn’t eat Wheaties this morning (but the healthy, home-cooked food that actually makes you look, feel, and move amazing).
Eating well lets you beam at your next checkup. Walk into the mall without immediately scanning for the nearest bathroom like a Navy SEAL on a mission.
It’s putting a long weekend with your sweetie on your calendar without worrying, “will I be too flared up to enjoy it?”
You deserve vibrant, glowing health.
And if a therapeutic diet is part of that prescription?
1. How to Stop a Binge: Tara’s video interview with Nutritionist Margo Gasta, DCNc, RD, CCH
2. What to do in a flare-up Cheat Sheet
Because accidents happen, flare-ups suck, and sometimes it’s hard to remember how to feel better when you’re in the thick of it. Here’s exactly what I tell my patients to do, on the practical and emotional side.
3. The 7 common mistakes people make on Paleo (and what to do instead). Because too many people think, “Paleo didn’t work for me” when really, they did it wrong.
4. Gratitude + Affirmations
Because an attitude of gratitude helps the healing.
5. My entire e-book on gut health, diets, IBS, SIBO, etc
All 8 modules of the course, outlined above. Chock-full of teachings, relatable stories, interactive exercises, and videos, so you get the insight and tools you need to stay the course. Plus: go through ‘em at your own pace and revisit anytime, since they’re yours to keep for years to come (just like that spring in your step)
Each module contains teaching stories, reflection prompts, interactive exercises, and tips that’ll make it easier than ever to stick to the diet that makes you feel best.
Feel free to go through the program at your own pace. The live components (the group coaching calls and Facebook group) last 10 weeks, but you’ll have access to the program forever. So take your time with the exercises and revisit the goodness whenever you need to.
Plus, I know the last thing you need when you’re brain foggy and tired and feeling awful is more dry and boring nutrition talk. That’s why every module is loaded up with humor and personal reflections. Just like if you were sitting in my office.*
I recently took Dr. Tara Skye Goldin's online course "Freedom to Heal". Tara did a wonderful job of educating us about healing diets and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause us to fall off the wagon. I have been struggling for years with staying on a healthy diet, and as I get older it is even more important for me to eat very healthy. My pattern has been to be on a restrictive healthy diet, lose weight, and then eventually go back to unhealthy patterns, usually triggered by an emotional or physical setback. She did monthly calls online so that the participants could share their experiences and ask questions. Those were very helpful. There are a number of modules in the course with many videos and homework assignments designed to help us get in touch with what our issues are around food - emotional triggers, past family influences around food, discovering our real motivation for eating very healthy. It is very challenging in a world surrounded by temptations of sugar and junk food. Thank you Tara for putting so much amazing content into this course. (AG: long time acupuncturist in Boulder)
"This course was very supportive of my staying on my healthy diet plan."
"I am more secure and comfortable on the diet."
"So much good content. Thank you for the great work!"
The next class starts on February 24th, 2020. Class sizes are LIMITED.
Enroll now to ensure your seat. After enrolling, you will receive a series of emails with instructions for how to access the course.
Absolutely! Most people underestimate the emotional, practical, and social components of shifting their diets, don’t get the proper tools and education around them, and then blame themselves when they get derailed. Madness! Changing your diet is no small feat (even when you KNOW it’s good for you). That’s why I’ve poured the very best emotional support I know of into this program — because this is a conversation most people simply aren’t having.
Yep! There’s room and reason for all different nutritional approaches here. As long as you’re eating to feel better — whatever that looks like for YOU — this program will help you work through the emotional resistance, practical concerns, and social wonkiness that derail people from ALL different therapeutic diets. So: come one, come all!
Yep! It takes many of us years to figure out the best way for us to eat. It’s often a process of experimenting and fine-tuning. You’ll find support for this very process here, because it can be really frustrating and take a ton of patience. No matter where you’re at in your journey with food, you’ll find support here.
Not exactly. Dietary changes should always be supervised by a healing professional, and since I can’t see you in my office, do a full intake, and review relevant testing, I can’t make recommendations for dietary interventions. You will find a breakdown of some of the most common nutritional approaches to healing, with a list of what conditions they’re commonly prescribed for, how to follow them, and resources to learn more. But this is for your information only, not to replace medical advice.
Yep, you’re bonkers, call the nuthouse. KIDDING!! This is actually way more common than you might believe. In my experience, we all have parts of us that resist change, even positive change. And some of us feel deep down that we don’t deserve to ask for meal substitutions … or even to feel healthy and happy! Resistance like this is the hidden cause behind so many people’s dietary “failures.” This program will gently lead you to the roots of your resistance, so you can address it, change it, and heal on an even deeper level. Long-term.
In some ways, it’s easier to give up smoking than to change your diet. After, all, you don’t have to keep doing it, 3 times a day — you just stop! (Of course, giving up smoking is super hard and super important and if you’ve done it or want to, my hat is off to you!!) My point is: we still have to eat multiple times a day, so we’re confronted with decision after decision. Plus, food means so much more to us than just calories and nutrients: it’s comfort, it’s family, it’s reward and abundance and what your Mom made when you got an A on your science fair project. In short: it makes total sense that you can’t just “willpower” your way to changing your diet. It takes more than that. It takes the kind of self-reflection and tools you’ll find in this course.
Join Free to Heal and learn the emotional, practical, and social skills *nobody’s* talking about that’ll make the difference between spiralling out into a deep-fried shame puddle… and moving confidently and joyfully towards your best, healthiest life.