A Gutsy Girl

A Gutsy Girl

Hey there, I’m Sarah Kay Hoffman, a holistic health coach and chief gutsy of agutsygirl.com. I went from bloated, gassy and infertile to living my best life with a strong microbiome and a very full house. On this show, no topic is too stinky to discuss and everything can be broken down into practical, digestible takeaways. So grab a cup of bone broth, veggie broth, or a soothing golden latte if you prefer and come along as I show you how the number two might just be your new number one.


May 17, 2022 47 min

Anxiety and your gut – huge topics for conversation, and the focus for Episode 36 with Alison Seponara.


Resources Mentioned

  • Alison’s website
  • The Anxiety Healer’s Guide: Coping Strategies and Mindfulness Techniques to Calm the Mind and Body
  • @theanxietyhealer on Instagram
  • The Anxiety Chicks podcast
  • 5 Foods to Help Boost Serotonin
  • Endocannabinoid System and Your Gut
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • @the.holistic.psychologist on Instagram
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    Along with so many other awesome bits of information to you today, I have the 8 best protein powders for sensitive stomachs (curated by Episode 35 guest, Illie + me).

    Are you ready for a lot of great conversation today? Eavesdrop in, then check out all the information below on the best protein powders for avoiding stomach upset + some recommended books.

    8 Best Protein Powders for Sensitive Stomachs {Episode 35 with Healthilli...
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    On today’s episode, we focus on the oral microbiome, its connection to the gut microbiome, and we’re answering questions like, “Are artificial sweeteners bad for your teeth?” Obviously we already know they are bad for the gut.

    While the gut microbiome is a hot health topic, the oral microbiome is also a topic on the rise.

    Listen in to the show now for the dental perspective on the gut and/or find more information below.

    Are Artificial...
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    Today’s episode is another Q&A episode and it’s devoted to the launch of my brand new book! I’m answering all your questions around, What is ‘A Gutsy Girl’s Bible?’

    I literally cannot believe the day has come for me to share all about this book that has been growing since 2012.

    Yes, the first “Gutsy Bible” I ever released was in 2012. I would then release one in 2014, and again in 2018.

    And then I would hit this place where nothin...

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    Ever heard of Functional Dyspepsia?

    Though it’s not talked about often nor is it even well known, according to Dr. Hubbard, it’s far more common than we think.

    Learn all about Functional Dyspepsia (FD) today during my conversation with Dr. Andrew Hubbard.

    Functional Dyspepsia (Episode 32 with Dr. Andrew Hubbard)

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    Resources Mentioned

  • Dr. Andrew Hubbard’s website
  • Dr. Hubbard on Instagram
  • Clinic: Natural...
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    “I’m having so many issues with my skin. Is it connected to what’s going on in my gut?” The chronic skin issues and the gut connection conversation is in full force today.

    Do you know how many times per week someone reaches out on the gut-skin connection?

    Too many to count.

    Chronic Skin Issues and the Gut Connection (Episode 31 with Jennifer Fugo)


    Resources Mentioned

  • My Perioral Dermatitis Journey
  • The Healthy Skin Show
  • Jen’s main website...
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    If you’re looking for information on how to calm your gut, this is the place.

    Similar to Vanessa, Cara’s voice is completely calming and that alone is going to help you relax into today’s show.

    Moving forward, you will find my guest’s bio at the bottom of these posts.

    How to Calm Your Gut {Episode 30 with Cara Wheatley-McGrain}

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    Resources Mentioned

  • No More Fight or Flight Digestion {Is How We Eat...
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    If and when it happens do you wonder, "Can stress cause diarrhea?" You'll find the answer today.

    Diarrhea is certainly not the topic anyone wants to talk about, but if you have it, even if you sit in silence with it, you do want to know about it.

    So I brought a guest on today to talk all about it.

    Who is Isabel Smith?

    Isabel Smith, MS RD CDN, Founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition, is a nationally recognized Integrative Register...

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    This episode is dedicated to the healing Paleo diet, and the idea that with a proper diet in place, you can heal.

    The Paleo diet focuses on lean meats and fish, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables. On the diet, dairy, sugar, legumes and grains are avoided.

    This diet was the basis for how my guest today healed, and she’s ready to share how she went from massive symptoms to feeling fantastic and creating a company from it all.

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    December 28, 2021 54 min

    It’s the final episode of both the first year and 2021 today – Q&A 4 with A Gutsy Girl.

    On today’s episode, it’s just you + me.

    The reason I wanted to share this information on the last episode of the year is because so many people will start the new year with all their big health and fitness goals.

    But I want you to create the RIGHT goals. Choose your goals for health and healing instead of conflicting goals that will prohibi...

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    We're talking gluten free protein bars with the BodyBar Protein founder, Ayarpi Reganyan on today's podcast show.

    You know what's fun? Meeting other Gutsy women who learned how to turn a lemon into lemonade.

    That's exactly what Ayarpi did.

    Not only inspiring, but also practical, Ayarpi is someone you'll relate to.


    Ayarpi Reganyan is the Founder of BodyBar Protein and an ambassador for the IBD community.

    BodyBar is d...

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    Histamines and natural antihistamines are a big topic in the community.

    You are no stranger to the topic of histamines, though. I have written about them in detail, and we discuss them in various capacities.

    However, today I have a whole podcast episode with Dr. Becky Campbell on histamines.

    Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggle...

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    Podcast episode 23 is up today on the LMNT electrolytes, and asking the question,

    What do electrolytes have to do with the gut?

    Here’s the episode with the one and only Robb Wolf.

    Robb Wolf, is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat.

    He and co-author Diana Rodgers recently released their book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is go...

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    November 2, 2021 54 min

    Inflammation and inflammatory markers are a huge topic in the gut health world.

    So I brought the incredible Dr. Tyler Jean on A Gutsy Girl podcast to chat all about it.

    Inflammatory Markers (and your gut)

    Resources Mentioned

  • Dr. Tyler Jean’s Instagram
  • Chronic Illness Root Cause
  • IBS vs IBD: What’s the Difference?
  • Butyrate Foods
  • Primal Kitchen
  • Dr. Tyler Jean’s website
  • Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  • Our gut health is central to our systemic health. D...
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    Is the ‘size zero’ diet trend killing our guts?

    I would say “yes.”

    And today on the A Gutsy Girl podcast show, Episode 21, Noelle Tarr (aka Coconuts and Kettlebells) and I sit down to discuss it all.

    Meet my Internet friend, Noelle Tarr!

    Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer.

    She’s the...

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    Back again for another Q&A on various podcast topics for you, my Gutsy friend.

    This week is sponsored by.....

    Just kidding.

    No clutter on the podcast and no sponsors. And this is intentional.

    The podcast is sponsored by me and only me. That's right, I pay for someone to edit and produce the show, create marketing materials, and more. But I do not have sponsors pay for ad spaces to cover any of it.

    I'm not ready for the clutt...

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    This is your brain on food, according to Dr. Uma Naidoo.

    What a fun conversation I got to have with Dr. Naidoo! If you’re into learning more about the gut-brain connection, then this episode is for you.

    Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef and nutrition specialist who wrote the recent national bestselling book, “This is Your Brain on Food.” 

    She founded and directs the first hospital-based Nu...

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    I cannot even tell you how important this topic is. In fact, I want to do about 37 more episodes dedicated to stress.

    The reason? I truly believe, with all my heart, that healing for good, forever, comes down to stress.

    If you don’t believe me now, you might after listening to Dr. Marcus break stress down into three areas. And once you hear them, get real honest with yourself.

    Where are you at today?

    Stressful {Episode 18 with Dr. Marc...
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