Want a simple roadmap to a better gut?
Start with your Stomach
Inside Start With Your Stomach, you'll get everything you need to rebuild your broken gut from scratch in under 90 days.
What if you could rebuild your broken-down, dilapidated, crusty-old gut in the span of just 3 months?
Or, let me rephrase that:
What if, in just under 90 days, you could have more ease at mealtime, without any of the “food is my enemy” thoughts?
You’d be at ease because you have a resilient digestive system that doesn’t rely on TUMs or other pharmaceutical band-aids to work...
...that doesn’t require you to follow excessive restriction in your diet with growing “no lists”, and doesn’t make you bloat, cramp, or inflame.
And instead of chasing symptom relief and wading through all of the noise coming in on “what to do for you gut”, you'd feel clarity on what to do for your gut to help it continue to heal.
If you want that reality to be your reality then I’ve got something for you:
After helping myself, then hundreds of clients through the process of gut rebuilding, I’ve packaged everything I know into one program so that you can finally get that gut in ship-shape...
and good as new.
This is the low-tech, stress-free, BS-free approach to gut healing.
(And it works.)
This is Start With Your Stomach.
I know, like you probably know, that the whole gut-health-thing is kind of a big deal.
And the proof is in the pudding: people are healing by focusing on gut therapies.
BUT HERE'S THE THING:
While gut health is important and there's a lot of literature to back that up, most people doing gut work out there are flopping and failing.
Only a few people are seeing the fruits of their labors by meaningfully improving their health.
There are far too many people out there making novice mistakes, using the wrong strategies, or the right strategies in the wrong order.
BUT THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE YOU.
Inside Start With Your Stomach you'll get exactly what you need to build a gut that not just feels better, but that serves you.
But to get there, you've got to avoid the most common gut-healing mistakes.
Stomach Acid Mistakes...
"My digestive problems are in my intestines. I have candida/SIBO/other type of dysbiosis."
THE TRUTH: If you have intestinal issues: you've got low stomach acid. That's how the pathogens, parasites, and opportunists got there!
"I don't need to worry about my stomach acid because I don't have digestive issues."
THE TRUTH: Literature shows that non-digestive inflammation is still gut-related, and that the gut starts with your stomach.
Pancreas and Gallbladder Mistakes...
"I don't have gallbladder trouble so my bile is probably working fine."
THE TRUTH: Bile is foundational to health, and doesn't always manifest it's dysfunction in the gallbladder. If you're constipated, can't digest fat well, have a congested liver, or deal with any kind of digestive distress - you NEED to be concerned about your bile.
"If I had an enzyme shortage then I'd have pancreas problems."
THE TRUTH: The pancreas is one way enzymatic dysfunction can manifest, but it isn't the only way. Enzymes are needed for every single chemical reaction in the human body, so optimizing your supply is great for digestion, but imperative for global health. Joint pain? Fatigue? Immune problems? Enzymes, enzymes, enzymes!
"I have chronic microbiome imbalance, so I'm always on an antimicrobial."
THE TRUTH: Antimicrobials might offer some temporary relief, but they fail to get to the heart of the matter: fixing your ecosystem! Using the microbiome strategies we employ in Start With Your Stomach, we stop nuking your gut with kill-agents, and finally get to the root cause of your ailments.
"My digestion is fine, so I don't need to worry about microbiome work."
THE TRUTH: Where have you been? The gut's microbiome is now firmly linked in literature to skin, nervous system, brain, reproductive, immune, and mental health - among many others! Leveraging the microbiome means improving your health in all of these systems.
These are all worrisome. But, by far, the BIGGEST gut mistake I see people making over and over again is...
NOT moving from North to South in the GI-tract.
This is like trying to fix the water damage caused by a leaky pipe BEFORE you fix the leaky pipe.
The biggest lesson I've learned with clients is that order of operations matters - and in a huge way.
That's why we start smart (by starting with your stomach!).
☁️ There was a way to make you less sensitive while restoring your body's natural function...
☁️ You could get more nutrients out of the foods you're eating right now, without any more dietary changes...
☁️You could eat without needing a handful of TUMs...
☁️You could relax at restaurants or at dinner parties knowing you won't have horrible food reactions...
☁️You could have all of the above with an enjoyable, repeatable process that makes you healthier...
So who made this thing?
Hi, I'm Lucy Nepstad, creator of Start With Your Stomach!
I'm a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who helps autoimmune and digestive clients to get at the root cause of their symptoms through intensive gut work.
You'll find me regularly nerding-out on personality tests, a good David Attenborough doc, weird and ugly animals (I'm looking at you, toads!) - and all things gut.
My greatest joys are my health and freedom— and helping others to reclaim theirs. Let's get you off the couch and into the world.
WHY I CREATED THIS:
This is years in the making! I've translated all of the most efficacious methods I use in my private practice to help clients see results into easy, convenient online courses - to scale impact and get the material into the hands of those who need it most.
This is what drove me to package my exact step-by-step system that I'm sharing that with you inside Start With Your Stomach.
With plug-and-play templates, fill-in-the-blank workbooks, video tutorials, and a proven, step-by-step system, I've got you covered.
Heck, even if you don't have any of the other diet or lifestyle pieces in place, I can help you with that too!
Gut resilience is within reach.
Let me help you get closer.
PRAISE FOR LUCY:
Amalie U. says...
"Lucy is incredible! I am in awe of the energy that comes with moving past constant pain, and the freedom that comes from not being afraid of food/eating for the discomfort it may cause. I truly didn't realize how much my unhappy gut was inhibiting my lifestyle until I started to feel better. I will be forever grateful for her guidance and support!"
Hanna H. says...
"After testing for mold and heavy metals 5 years ago, I have been searching for help everywhere. I went from doctor to doctor, but each one just put me on a bunch of supplements. I probably spent $5000 or more on these over the years. A few weeks into Lucy's program and I was off of almost all of them and feeling better than I had in years. After years of searching I feel like I finally have hope that I can heal."
Who is Start With Your Stomach for?
Miserable at mealtime with GERD, acid reflux, or heartburn? Great! We'll give you what you need to both wean off your PPI (pending doctor-approval) and nix those symptoms with soothing and protective therapies.
Whether you're not going enough or too often, whether you've got pain, gas, or bloating... we've got to take it from the top and fix the most foundational digestive players. And we've got to tackle this in the right order!
We've got to resurrect your acid barrier to protect your intestines from infection, and we've got to better break down your food to make it less reactive to the immune system. We'll also strengthen protection by intensively resetting your microbiome.
Maybe you want to increase your tolerance to more foods, and stop adding to your "no" list.
Maybe you've fallen down the google rabbit-hole, and have crowd-sourced tons of info on all things gut-related, but you still don't know where to get started.
Maybe you want to get off the Prilosec and Tums, but you're overwhelmed by the potential symptom fallout transitioning off of them without a plan.
Maybe you've already overhauled your diet, cleaned it up, but you don't understand why you're not seeing more benefit - you don't seem to be absorbing the nutrients.
None of those should be—or need to be—reasons to not take action.
If you're stuck on where to start…
Or better yet, you want to learn an easy, straight forward system on how to rebuild your gut in 90 days....
Start With Your Stomach is for you.
What's inside Start With Your Stomach?
Once you join, you are free to go through the program in your own time and in your own way since you have lifetime access.
That means that in just twelve short weeks, you can have that digestion back up and running like a sweet machine.
Inside you'll follow our proprietary S.A.F.E. roadmap to better gut health - where each step has a corresponding course to take.
Complete the first two steps in Your Personal HCl Challenge while you tackle your stomach acid.
Then fortify the rest of your digestive secretions in Galvanize Your Gastric.
Finally, protect your progress by elevating your beneficial microbes in Probiotic Prowess.
Here's more on what's involved in each step:
STEP 1: SOOTHE YOUR TISSUE.
PHASE 1: PREPARE
We'll kick things off by laying a few simple ground rules that have the potential to make or break your success in the process. We'll talk Success Factors, meet the Rate Your State Symptom Tracking System, and introduce you to your Toolkit.
Best of all, you'll be sorted into one of four unique 'types' using our proprietary Upper Gastric Questionnaire to personalize your journey.
PHASE 2: REPAIR
Begin your Personal Challenge Process by following your type's Mucosa Repair Procedure, a unique process designed to strengthen and repair the digestive mucosa. This will provide needed symptom relief and prepare your tissue for introducing acid.
We’ll use our popular Mucosa Tea, and a combination of my favorite gut-healing nutrients to do this, and use an easy assessment to make sure you've hit specific benchmarks before you move forward.
We'll also cover how to evaluate your symptoms using Rate Your State so you can make sure you're on track throughout the entire course process.
Praise for The Mucosa Tea:
STEP 2: ACIDIFY YOUR PH.
PHASE 3: INTRODUCE
In Phase 3 you're taking the major step of introducing Betaine HCl. We don't take this lightly. We'll make sure you know exactly how to make sure you're tolerating it (and what to do if you're not there yet). We’ll go over all of the need to know intel about using this tool in our in-depth How to Use Betaine HCl lesson.
PHASE 4: WEAN
Now that you've confirmed you're able to tolerate Betaine HCl, we have to methodically wean you off your mucosa support – to ensure your tissue is ready for more! But we don’t want you going cold turkey. Instead, we'll teach you both of our unique Weaning Strategies that are the least likely to compromise your progress. As always, to help you get clarity, we'll give you an easy assessment to take to make sure you're ready to move forward.
PHASE 5: ACIDIFY
Once you're off the mucosa support, you'll need to find your unique Betaine HCl dose. And because this is where many people can go wrong, we take great care in simplifying this process for you. We'll teach you our Titration Strategy and use our signature 3 Dosing Questions with Rate Your State Evaluations to help you easily hone in on your baseline dose.
No more relying on "burning sensations"!
Praise for Rate Your State:
PHASE 6: PERSONALIZE
You're ready to learn our Dynamic Dosing system. When should you think about increasing your dose? Decreasing? How much should you change it by? Life is full of variations that require you to understand when you may need to make adjustments, so we’ll talk about all of the most Common Scenarios where a more nuanced touch is needed, with plenty of examples for you to practice.
By the end of this phase you’ll be a stomach acid master!
PHASE 7: TROUBLESHOOT
Using Betaine HCl can be a complex process, we've seen it time and time again. That's why we've dedicated an entire module to troubleshooting, in case it doesn't quite go to plan. We've got continuously updated FAQs where you can easily search for any questions you might have, and the Troubleshooting Funnel where we present common workarounds. We’ll also talk about how to think about bringing in more data if needed, and how to think about next steps.
STEP 3: FORTIFY YOUR OTHER SECRETIONS.
BILE AND ENZYMES 101
After stomach acid, it's time to focus on the other secretions: your bile and enzymes. First, you'll take the Energize Your Enzymes and Build Your Bile Masterclasses. In each 60-minute in-depth teaching, you'll learn why bile and enzymes are crucial for both digestive AND systemic health.
We'll talk theory, physiology, and do literature reviews - but don't worry, I'll use silly metaphors to make sure it lands.
A PERSONAL TOUCH
You've got one more pit stop before you can meaningfully implement healing strategies: personalization!
It's here that you'll take our proprietary G.A.P. Questionnaire (G.A.P. stands for Gallbladder and Pancreas). Your results will give you a unique priority which will guide the intensity with which you apply the therapies suggested in the protocols.
We're stripping away any simplistic, one-size-fit-all ideas, and moving forward with the nuance you deserve as a unique individual!
After the work you've put into understanding WHY you need to take action, now it's time to apply the HOW.
You'll get access to the Build Your Bile and Energize Your Enzymes Game Plans. Each contains 5 simple action steps that represent my best, proprietary client strategies to get these systems up and running again - fast.
You'll learn how to eat, live, and supplement according to your priority level identified in the G.A.P. questionnaire, to help you hone in on your roadmap. You'll also learn how to track your progress in real time, and to make great decisions about what's next.
STEP 4: ELEVATE YOUR BENEFICIAL MICROBES.
LEARN ABOUT THE SOUTH
After fixing your northward digestion - it's finally time to start heading south to focus on your microbiome!
You'll take The 3 Amigos Masterclass, a 60 minute in-depth teaching where you'll learn how to use probiotics to detoxify, create synergy, and restore health at the gut AND systemic level. We'll talk theory, physiology, and do literature reviews - with more silly metaphors to make it accessible.
ARE YOUR INTESTINES BALANCED?
Next up is The Bug Balance Exam to assess the microbial balance in your small and large intestines. Your results will give you a unique priority which will guide the intensity with which you apply the therapies suggested in the next phase.
PROBIOTIC PROWESS PROTOCOL
It's here where you'll get access to The Probiotic Prowess Protocol. It contains 5 simple action steps that represent my best, proprietary client strategies to get your microbiome in ship-shape - fast.
I'll share my top food, lifestyle, and supplement strategies that you'll learn to implement according to your priority level identified in the Bug Balance Exam. And we'll flesh it all out with an exhaustive list of Microbiome Resources to get you started on microbe-friendly living.
Start With Your Stomach includes...
✅ 14 modules of learning
✅ Assessments to keep you on track
✅ Fillable workbooks and worksheets
✅ Lifetime access to the courses
✅ Unlimited updates to course content
✅ Bonus courses and trainings
And about those bonuses...
Invest in Start With Your Stomach and you'll get over $6000 in total value to help you heal faster, more easily, and more completely, including the following bonuses:
Personal Challenge Process
Our proprietary method for finding your Betaine HCl dose
(a $500 value)
The Dynamic Dosing System
Our unique system developed to personalize and optimize your Betaine HCl dose
(a $400 value)
Upper Gastric Questionnaire
Our easy symptom survey to help personalize your HCl protocol.
(a $300 value)
The Pylori No-More Protocol
My trusty 4-pronged approach for naturally eradicating H. Pylori.
(a $400 value)
Enzyme Supplementation 101
Easy, potent, and affordable - use these supplement methods on a forever basis.
(a $200 value)
The G.A.P. Questionnaire
A specially-designed quiz to pinpoint your unique needs for bile and enzyme support
(a $300 value)
10% off at Fullscript
A lifetime discount for the full catalog of thousands of professional grade supplements
(a $100+ value)
The 3 Prongs of Successful Bile Supplementation
Our proprietary method for repairing your bile health.
(a $200 value)
The Friendly Microbe Audit
A 10-step program for making your environment microbe-friendly.
(a $300 value)
The 3 Amigos Masterclass
A 60-minute in-depth teaching on how to think about probiotics.
(a $300 value)
Rate Your State
Our signature Symptom Tracking System
(a $200 value)
The Bug Balance Exam
A simple questionnaire to pinpoint small and large intestine dysfunction.
(a $300 value)
But wait! There's more...
When you join Start With Your Stomach today and opt for the full pay option, you'll also get one more bonus (a $200 value):
The Drink Your Zinc Taste Test
(a $200 value)
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for strong digestion, and is often low in those with gut trouble.
Use our simple DIY method clients love to assess your status - so that you never have to guess about whether or not you're low!
Got questions? I've got answers.
When does Start with your Stomach start? How long do I have access? And how much time should I budget to go through this?
What if I struggle with H. Pylori?
Are there additional costs for implementing what Lucy teaches in Start with your Stomach? Will I need to invest in supplements?
Will I learn how to use diet and lifestyle inside Start with your Stomach?
What if I’m on a PPI like Prilosec?
I’m pretty busy, will I have time for this?
Do I need to have taken The 7 Day Gut Soothe before I do Start With Your Stomach?
Don't see your question here? Drop us a line to [email protected] and we'll get your questions answered.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
If Start With Your Stomach truly does not help you, simply email us at least 2 completed Rate Your State worksheets with 1 completed Evaluation Form within 30 days of purchase, and we will issue you a full refund.
After those 30 days, you're stuck with us! (Though I think you'll see that's a very good thing. 😉)
If you've read this far...
You have two options:
Continue to spend more time and energy trying to figure it out on your own...
Or, finally have a proven method for fixing your stomach acid so you can get your digestion back on auto-pilot.
Imagine where you could be just 1 month from now.