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I can help solve your IBS puzzle.. 

I suffered for years before I was able to get help. My doctors told me it was in my head. But when I found the right holistic nutritionist to help me, I was symptom free within a month and eating anything I wanted to within a year.

My personal experience and suffering inspired me to learn all I could about digestive health, get a health coaching degree from the  Institute of Integrative Nutrition and help people find the answers they desperate want to finally relieve their suffering.

I remember that the worst part of being sick was not knowing what was wrong with me.

I help my clients get to the root cause of their digestive issue with functional lab test. The two tests I use are the SIBO lactulose breath test and a 3 day comprehensive stool test that checks for over growths and infections in the stomach and lower GI of the large intestine.

I am also an expert on diets and herbal protocols that help support and resolve issues such as SIBO, leaky gut, candida, parasites and h pylori. Many of which I have experienced personally and over come.

Click here to read more about the tests I recommend.

As a new client, you will fill out a health history form, which we review together to see where you can make improvements in your diet, lifestyle and supplementation to support the balance of your gut and recovery of your health.

My aim is to find the root cause of digestive complaints and educate my clients so they have a clear plan of action, whether they want to continue working with me or not.

A few common root causes of IBS are:

  • Overgrowths like SIBO, candida, h pylori or parasites
  • Leaky gut and immune system issues
  • Adrenal dysfunction and blood sugar balance
  • Food allergies
  • Toxicity, sluggish liver or heavy metals
  • Bacterial dysbiosis in the large intestine
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Nervous system dysregulation and/or trauma

I have helped people with all the above issues as well as anxiety, depression, mood issues, hormonal imbalance, fatigue and GERD/reflux.

My training and background

A health coach is not a doctor, naturopath or nutritionist and can’t give medical advice or diagnose disease.

But you’ve likely been to doctors and they haven’t helped. They didn’t help me either. Many made it worse by giving me damaging medications and bad advice.

My approach is different. I listen to you and partner with you to dive deeper into all aspects of your life that can affect your gut and health.

We do functional lab testing, elimination diet and practices that calm the nervous system and stimulate motility and the vagal nerve. Don’t know what that is? I’ll teach you.

All my clients are highly sensitive, anxious and perfectionistic, just like me. Sensitive and intuitive types (we make up 20 percent of the population) need different self care than the rest of the population.

I have been studying the self care and mind body practices that greatly effect digestive function. I have almost a decade of experience with therapies like Chi Gong and Yoga Nidra, which typically speeds up recovery in my clients.

How to work with me

I work with people over the phone, in person and on Skype.

Functional testing package

This package price includes 2 consultations with and the SIBO and Stool Test.

The testing package includes two 60 minute session with me before and after testing.

We will go over health history and look at any dietary, supplemental and lifestyle red flags that may be preventing you from making progress towards your healing goals. I am available over email for any follow up questions.

During the second session we go over test results and create a plan for you to follow based on the results.

The cost of the tests are included in the price of this package. If you would like to purchase any more sessions with me you can buy individual sessions as needed below.

The cost of this program is $700

Purchase Your Strategy Session

Three month program

The 3 month program

This program includes the one of the test from the program above, plus 6 sessions with me over 3 months. That means we’ll be checking in every two weeks to make sure you stay on track.

We will find and address the root cause of your physical symptoms. I don’t believe in one size fits all approaches. We focus this program the program on your unique issues and give your body exactly what it needs.

SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and is very common among IBS sufferers. I recommend this test to anyone with an IBS diagnosis or typical IBS symptoms. It is very important to either identify SIBO or rule it out, because it will strongly dictate how we approach you IBS solution.

Our work together will include an intake session, dietary recommendations, testing, results, protocols and follow up. We can also dive into issues like nervous system health, stress management, relief for anxiety and other challenges you are facing.  We focus on calming the gut and speeding up your progress.

I believe IBS is a mind body issue. Your thoughts influence your gut function as much as your gut influences your thoughts. The most effective and comprehensive approach incorporates diet, supplementation and testing as well as mental and emotional exploration. I am not a therapist but I have been where you are now and have some tips for managing the challenges of your experience.

Unlike most doctors and naturopaths, I am here to listen and dive deep to give you the support and guidance you need to help you trouble shoot the problems you face.

This program comes with unlimited e-mail support so you never feel like you are lost or alone in your problems.

The cost of the three month program is $900.

Purchase Your Three Month Program

Individual sessions

Do you have questions that need answering?

This is an opportunity to clear up confusion about all the conflicting health advice you’ve read on the Internet. You’ll get a feel of what it’s like to work with me and how I can help you. Unlike the other sessions above, this one does not require a health history, come with e-mail support or a follow up summary e-mail of what we’ve discussed. It’s a great, low cost option to get the short term support and guidance you need. The price of the discovery session will be applied towards the price of the 3 month program if we decide to work together after our session.

The cost is $100

Purchase Your Discovery Session

I accept payment through Paypal or credit card.
Our sessions take place over the phone or on Skype.

You will be directed to a calendar link to book our session after your payment.


Results you’ll get from working with me:

– A better understanding of how your body works.

– What foods are right for you.

– How to better handle stress.

Other results may include: A reduction of belly fat or weight gain if you’re underweight. Less premenstrual symptoms. A stronger immune system. More energy. Better mood and less anxiety/depression. Clearer skin. Less swelling, and fewer mysterious aches, pains and chronic head aches. No more chronic yeast infections. Healthier cravings!

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Have questions?

E-mail me at angelaprivin@yahoo.com

What past clients have said about working with me:

 

Jane Alaimo San Anselmo, CA

“I worked with Angela for several months and I’m so glad I found her! She is sharp, committed, knowledgeable and a joy to work with. Not only did she make a big difference for me with my diet and digestive issues, but she also suggested simple lifestyle changes that i would never have considered. She has a deep grasp of IBS and cutting edge nutrition, and will work hard to find the right solution for you as an individual; she understands that each of us needs something different.”

Theresa Day San Francisco, CA

“With Angela’s kind and knowledgeable assistance, I have started my elimination diet of sorts and I am happy to share that I have not had an episode since.”

Alexia Marcous San Francisco, CA

I’m so grateful for Angela’s advice. I’ve had stomach aches my entire life and am thrilled to report that I am 99% stomach ache free since working with her. Angela inspired me to make difficult but empowering changes and I’m amazed at how much better I feel.”

Urszula Bunting Boulder, Colorado

“Angela has great healing energy. I contacted Angela for advice for my 9-year-old son who struggles with food allergies. Angela was very pleasant and really knew what she was talking about.  And most important – she gave me hope and encouragement.”

Leila Castle Salt Lake City, Utah

“My own experience with DIY Health and Angela has helped me to go beyond my own limits to see that healing is possible with the right information and guidance that fits my individual problem.  I started my journey, results are coming slowly, but it has given me a world of hope.”

Jamie Burton Los Angeles, California

“Angela came to me at a crucial time in my life. It was as if she had lived in my shoes and understood exactly what I was going through. Once I began to work with her she was even more amazing. She supported me emotionally, spiritually and in regards to my health. She is patient, kind, knowledgeable and open to suggestions.”

Selina Bronstein, Chicago, Illinois

With all confidence can say that Angela was my light at the end of the tunnel.  Previous to coming across DIY Health, I had been suffering with SIBO for 3 years with no answers from medical professionals.  

 

I was beginning to lose hope and accept the fact that I was going to live my everyday life suffering with terrible “IBS”. That’s when I started taking matters into my own hands, and stumbled across DIY Health. 
After reading Angela’s story, I finally felt comfort knowing that someone was going through the same thing I was.  I knew I had to contact her.  It was the best decision I made in the 3 years of suffering and let downs.  

 

Angela knew there was an underlying issue of my digestive upset, so she advised me to take a SIBO breath test which I tested positive for.  Finally an answer to why I was feeling so sick!.  I then drastically changed my diet based on Angela’s suggestions which led to major improvements in my overall health.

 

Since working with Angela, I’ve started seeing a naturopathic doctor who has led me in the right direction to get rid of my SIBO.
I do not know where I would be right now if it were not for Angela.  I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and she was my angel in my battle against SIBO.  I can now say that I am SIBO free and finally getting my life back!