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Are digestive problems holding you back?

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    Do you suffer from bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or reflux?
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    Do you have SIBO, dysbiosis, or leaky gut? (Or perhaps you're pretty sure you have these issues.)
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    Do your digestive issues dictate how you live your life?
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The Bacteria in Your Gut Can Make or Break You

Inside your gut, there are trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When the microbiome is balanced and healthy, it helps you to digest your food, regulate your immune system, and coordinate nerve signaling and brain function. 

But the microbiome doesn't always stay balanced. In fact, a variety of factors can lead it to become imbalanced, like an unhealthy diet, high stress, food poisoning, and more.

When this happens, you develop "dysbiosis" -- an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut.

Dysbiosis: The Real Cause of Digestive Problems

This imbalance of gut bacteria is incredibly common in those with digestive issues. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I've had microbiome testing come back clean on someone with digestive problems.

And I'd need hundreds of hands to count the number of times I've addressed microbial imbalance in those with gut issues and reversed the symptoms that were plaguing my clients lives.

Here's the truth: An Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) diagnosis doesn't really tell us anything; it's merely a description of your symptoms. But why do you have these symptoms? Most often, bad gut bacteria are to blame.

Whether you have bloating, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, or abdominal pain, fixing your gut bacteria can get you on the road to recovery.

An Unhealthy Gut Leads to More than Just Digestive Problems

Have you been told that you should just "live with" your symptoms? Let's learn about why that's the wrong approach and how it may lead to the development of other diseases. (Not to mention the fact that it's making your life miserable now.) 

The Leaky Gut Phenomenon

When the microbiome becomes imbalanced and you develop dysbiosis , it might first cause digestive problems. But what's happening behind the scenes is possibly even more insidious.

When you have dysbiosis, bad gut bacteria that contain a toxic particle called lipopolysaccharide (or LPS) start to irritate the gut barrier. This leads to a loosening of the tight junctions (TJs) that hold that barrier together and prevent the passage of undigested food, bacteria, and toxic waste into the bloodstream.

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS): Toxic molecules found on the outer membrane of bad gram-negative bacteria in the gut. LPS is highly inflammatory and leads to loosening of the tight junctions (TJs) of the gut, which allows the cells of the gut barrier to drift apart. This is what is known as "leaky gut."

When tight junctions loosen and let the cells of the gut barrier move further apart, it creates a "leaky gut". This means that the particles that are normally too big to make it through the intestinal lining now have a chance to "leak" into the bloodstream and wreak havoc.

The Inflammation Link

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) -- those toxic molecules we just talked about -- make their way from the gut into your bloodstream, causing chronic, systemic low-grade inflammation throughout your body.

In addition to digestive problems, high levels of LPS (and thus high levels of inflammation) are associated with a variety of health conditions outside of the digestive system. Check out the list below:

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Rodriguez-Castaño GP, Caro-Quintero A, Reyes A, Lizcano F. Advances in Gut Microbiome Research, Opening New Strategies to Cope with a Western Lifestyle. Frontiers in Genetics. 2016;7:224. doi:10.3389/fgene.2016.00224.

A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Life

A healthy microbiome means a healthy gut (no digestive symptoms disrupting your day-to-day life) and feeling energized, alert, and happy (yes, your gut bacteria actually play a role in brain health, too!)

After more than 7 years of working with clients to balance their microbiome and get rid of digestive problems, I've figured out the best way to heal.

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    Get on a nutrient-dense diet tailored to you. Unnecessarily restrictive diets are not the way to heal. Not only are they no fun, but they restrict important nutrients that you need throughout the process. Instead, eating a diet that is tailored to your own intolerances and sensitivities is key.​​
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    Test your gut bacteria to determine if it's imbalanced (and how to fix it). Without testing, you're flying blind. Testing helps us to use the right supplements to help you heal, which makes this process a whole lot faster.
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    Clear out bacteria with antimicrobial herbs. There's a lot of misinformation out there right now about killing off bad bacteria -- you might have heard that you can just follow a specific diet to "starve" bacteria out of your gut. Unfortunately, this is not how it works. You need to use antimicrobials that can target the right things you need to get rid of.
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    Soothe the gut and repair the intestinal barrier. Dysbiosis causes a lot of irritation and inflammation within the gut barrier, which leads to leaky gut. We'll use targeted supplementation that has been shown to seal up the intestinal barrier to prevent that inflammation from wreaking havoc on your body.
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    Reintroduce foods and get on an optimal healthy gut diet. When you're in the throes of digestive problems, it's likely that you won't tolerate a lot of the foods and supplements that are used to maintain a healthy gut like fiber and fermented foods. But once you've gotten significant healing, it's time to start bringing those foods back go optimize your gut health and be able to tolerate a flexible diet.

Heal Your Gut for Good with


I've created a 10-week program to help you get rid of digestive problems, heal leaky gut, and optimize other body systems (outside the GI tract) to be your healthiest self.

Every week, you'll gain access to new videos and content in my online educational portal to walk you through this journey.

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Here's what we'll cover in Build Your Biome:

  • The Digestive System. In the first module, I'll show you exactly how the digestive system works (including your microbiome and gut barrier) and how things can go wrong.
  • Eating to Heal. Next, we'll cover what your diet should look like and why eating enough is crucial to healing. You'll also meet with me this week for a 1-hour Case Review call.
  • Your Customized Meal Template & Initial Supplement Protocol. I will create a meal template and supplement protocol based upon what I learn about you in your intake form and our call together. Your Meal Template will cover what you should eat (i.e. should you actually remove dairy/FODMAPs/grains/etc?) and how much (you'll be able to count macros or calories if that's your thing or I offer a serving size-based approach if you prefer not to count!
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    The Gut-Brain Connection Part 1. The gut-brain connection is a huge factor in your success, so we'll actually spend two weeks on this material. You'll learn how stress affects the digestive system (and what to do about it) in the first week.
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    The Gut-Brain Connection Part 2. In the second week of the Gut-Brain connection, you'll get some extra time to read Cure, a book all about the mind-body connection and you'll get access to a gut-directed hypnosis session that can massively improve your symptoms.
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    Exercise & Your Health. We all know exercise is important, but in this module, we'll go over how it affects your digestive system and how to create an exercise plan that's right for you + your body in its current state. (You'll be able to send this plan in to me for feedback, too!)
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    Testing Results & Updated Supplement Protocol. When your results are in, you'll schedule another call with me to go over them. Then, I'll create an Updated Supplement Protocol for you if you supplements need to change based on those results.
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    Sleep & Your Health. Sleep is a vital part of healing, so in this module, we'll discuss how circadian rhythms affect your microbiome and how to optimize both your gut and sleep cycles for healing.
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    Reintroducing Foods & The Optimal Build Your Biome Diet. Our main goal is to get you feeling better and be able to tolerate a much wider variety of foods than when you come in. This is where we'll start reintroducing foods that you've had to take out.
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    Moving Forward & Retesting to Assess. At the end of the program, I'll go over how to retest your gut bacteria (as well as your HPA axis) to make sure you're making progress!

Here's How We Customize Build Your Biome for You

Our goal with Build Your Biome is to give you all the tools you need to succeed. And one thing in your toolbox will be your own personal dietitian (me!) Let an expert figure this stuff out for you so you can focus on healing.

Here's what you can expect:

1-on-1 Calls with Me, Your Dietitian. 

You'll meet with me for a 60-minute call in the second week of the program, then again once your lab results are back to go over them (30 minutes) and revisit your personalized plan.

Customized Meal Template & Supplement Protocol.

No more guessing about how much you should eat or what foods are okay -- I'll  let you know exactly what you should be eating and taking so you don't have to worry about it.

Weekly Email Check-Ins.

You're never alone in Build Your Biome -- you can submit a weekly Check-In to update me on how you're doing, what you're struggling with, and what we can do to help!

Real Life Results

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Join Build Your Biome

Don't wait any longer to get digestive problems and heal your leaky gut.

Hop in the program to get the help you need to get relief as fast as possible.

Submit your application by clicking the button above and I'll be in touch ASAP!

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Kelsey Kinney, RD

Creator of Build Your Biome

About Kelsey

Kelsey is a registered dietitian and the creator of the Build Your Biome program. She has been working with clients with digestive and hormonal problems for over 7 years using a functional and integrative approach to healing.

Is Build Your Biome Right For You?

Build Your Biome is a great fit for you if...

  • You have digestive issues like bloating, excessive gas, constipation, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.
  • You've been to your doctor to have these symptoms checked out.
  • You have had some functional medicine testing done (SIBO test, stool test, DUTCH test) OR you're ready to get these tests done now (in the program).
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    You're willing to change your diet and lifestyle to get results.
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    You understand that the mind and body are intimately connected and are willing to work on your stress levels and incorporate mind-body techniques like meditation.

Build Your Biome is not the right fit if...

  • You're not willing to go to a doctor to have your symptoms checked out (Western medicine is not the devil).
  • You're not interested in getting functional medicine testing done, like a SIBO test, stool test, or DUTCH test. (Note that these tests are an additional cost.)
  • You're not interested in changing your diet or lifestyle to help you achieve the results you're looking for.
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    You think meditation, yoga, or other mind-body techniques are too "woo-woo" for you and that they won't help you accomplish your goals.
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Here's what you get when you join Build Your Biome

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    Access to the Build Your Biome educational portal, with new videos and content every week.
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    Two 1-on-1 calls with your dietitian, me! A 60-minute call in Week 2, and a 30-minute call to review your lab results when they're in.
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    A Customized Meal Template to show you what you should be eating and how much.
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    A Personalized Supplement Protocol tailored to your symptoms and test results.
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    ​​Testing kits: a SIBO test, stool test (GI-MAP), and DUTCH test. Note that if you have done some of these tests within the last 6 months you may not need to repeat them.

Submit your application by clicking the button above and I'll be in touch ASAP!

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you don't think the program is right for you for any reason, just let us know within 14-days of joining and we'll refund your program fee! Refunds do not apply to 1-on-1 sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

I've worked with other practitioners and have done other programs...Will this really work?

I don't have a lot of time. Do I need to keep up with the 10-week program?

Can I do this program if I'm vegan or vegetarian?

Are supplement and laboratory costs included?

​Can I do the program if I don't live in the U.S.?

Can I do this program if I am pregnant or nursing?

Have another question? Email us at support@kelseykinney.com.

P.S.: I would really love to help you on your healing journey. If you're not sure if the program is right for you and you'd like to check in, I encourage you to fill out an application and mention any hesitations you have about joining. I'll email you back and we can discuss whether the program is a good fit for you. I will only recommend Build Your Biome if I feel incredibly confident that it's a good choice for you.

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