Our column, Living The Method™, addresses components of Amie’s Method associated with the physical layer of healing the body. The physical layers of healing include anti-inflammatory food, movement, epigenetics, and detoxification. The Valpone Method™ is a formula inspired by Amie’s personal health journey from the past 12 years of healing a myriad of chronic illnesses to address healing on three layers: physical, emotional and energetic. 

How to achieve gut health

This featured article is sponsored by our friends at DrOhhiraProbiotics.com

Last month I introduced you to a new product that has blown me away. It’s called Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* and I have been using it for a few months now and absolutely love it. Before you read this article, I suggest you read Part I of this series here where I address How to Boost the Immune System using this product. As many of you know, I’m not the type of person to promote supplements all the time. I am VERY VERY VERY picky about the brands I collaborate with because I want to make sure they are clean enough and that they actually do what they say they’re going to do. 

I discovered Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* from an old friend who adored this product and since I trust him, I tried it. I also had the pleasure of meeting the couple that owns this brand last month in California and they are two of the most authentic, down-to-earth people I’ve ever met. They get it because they’ve experienced the healing crisis journey with their young son and so, like myself, their mission is to truly help people get the RIGHT information into their hands. I am really excited to share this product with you today because it’s one that I really believe in and I know works.

Now, let’s talk about gut health and why the Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* product is one of the best I’ve seen on the market in a very long time. Since I’m such a fan of this product for gut health, the founders were kind enough to offer you 10% off of Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* by using the discount code APPLE10 so you could try it for yourself.

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If you’ve read my best-selling book, Eating Clean, you know I address gut health in great detail because almost 70% of our immune system is located in your gut. Now, that is a heck of a LOT of the immune system shoved into a tiny space, isn’t it? That means, your energy levels, your hormones, your body temperature, your weight, how often you catch a cold/flu, your bowel movements and so much more are impacted not only by your gut but by your immune system because the majority of it LIVES inside your gut. 

I know this is hard to believe. I certainly didn’t believe it at first because we’re brought up with a medical system that doesn’t tell us any of this is connected. When I was on rounds of antibiotics as a child, the Western MD’s told me NOT to take probiotics. Well, that left me with c-diff colitis and years of a depleted immune system and a gut that was absolutely a complete mess.

If you’re in the same boat, my Heal Your Gut Program is a great place to start because it addresses the core issue of what’s going on deep down inside your body and helps you start to peel the layers back from pathogens, toxicity, parasites, candida, mold, and more that’s lurking deep inside the gut. I suggest starting this Heal Your Gut program along with a high-quality probiotic like Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* to get you started on the right track when you’re feeling like you don’t know where to start.

Now, let’s discuss the body’s most powerful antioxidant, glutathione, which we ALL need to be healthy and then we’ll talk about the gut healing journey.

Almost all supplements of glutathione are big and bulky and appear to degrade when taken orally. Trust me, I tried taking the majority of them and they’re awful and most of them don’t easily penetrate your cells and they don’t get into the mitochondria to help you which is why ‘cooking it up’ inside your cells is critical to producing healthy amounts of glutathione. 
On top of that taking glutathione supplements by mouth may also trigger problems for people with an SNP in their transsulfuration pathway that causes them to feel poorly with sulfur-based foods, medications or dietary supplements. SNP’s are related to methylation so I highly suggest you read my book, Eating Clean, to get all the testing information for MTHFR.
So why am I talking about all of this? Because we MUST have adequate levels of glutathione to heal our body and things like stress, toxins, and processed foods decrease the amount of glutathione we have in our bodies. That said, to have a natural probiotic like RegActiv L. Fermentum ME-3 (found in Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY*), the only probiotic strain that “naturally” produces glutathione, that raises glutathione naturally and intracellularly- is quite rare and extraordinary.


I wish I could say there are three steps to healing yourself but unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that because healing is a process that takes time and a heck of a lot of patience. That is for sure. I learned that the hard way by wanting to try the newest and greatest products and pile them all on top of each other inside of me thinking more was better. But, alas, it’s not. 

Less is actually more when it comes to true healing.

Yes, there are a heck of a lot of things to take into account when healing yourself such as coffee enemas, Epsom salt baths, lymphatic drainage, releasing emotional trauma and so much more (a lot of this is outlined in my 30 Day Reset if you’re in need of a liver detox). However, less really is more! And the most important thing to learn is HOW to organize yourself for healing and what to do first, second, third, etc. in a cohesive order instead of piling everything on at once, which many people think is the name of the game.

Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not. The name of the game to healing yourself and to healing your gut is surrounding yourself with like-minded people who have been through the experience themselves and who have healed themselves. I cannot express how important this is and how much these people will help you. 

I’ve mentioned this numerous times before but the two people who helped me the most were two women in NYC who helped heal their children from severe chronic health issues and they taught me so much and offered suggestions and helped me steer my ship in the beginning. Without them, I wouldn’t have known what to do. That’s why it’s so important to start to branch out of your Western medicine model and start to find communities of people who are interested in alternative medicine practices and energy work because those are the highly conscious people who get it and who will want to help you because they’ve figured it out!

Trust me on this. You need a team and that does not just include your doctor. That includes other people who have been through it and can help you get out of it and give you suggestions and tools and ideas for trying something new because it’s likely that the old way of how you’re getting treatment is no longer working.

Let’s talk about three simple steps you can take today that will help you get closer to your goals with your health and yes, you guessed it, it starts with the gut!


Now, even though there are no three simple ways to heal your gut, I want to break down my top three ways that I believe will help get you to the next level of healing that you need. Healing your gut takes time but these steps will help you shortcut your journey. I’ve outlined these steps for you below. As I mentioned, my Heal Your Gut program is a great next step if you need more guidance on gut health and my 30 Day Reset is a great option if liver detoxification is your next step.

Now, let’s talk gut health to help you feel better.


Inflammation is a hot topic these days and I truly believe people are starting to catch on to what’s really going on in our food system and how many companies are pumping in cheap, inflammatory ingredients into their products and labeling them as healthy because they’re lower in fat or calories. This is so sad and it is leading to obesity and so many different forms of chronic health issues in children and adults. My book, Eating Clean, is a great place for you to start with removing inflammatory foods because it brings you through 21 days of how to remove these foods to see what foods are triggering you.

Start by eating WHOLE, ONE-INGREDIENT FOODS…so, what’s in an avocado? An avocado. What’s in an apple? An apple. You can base your entire day – all your meals and snacks – around these one ingredient foods. It’s easier than you think. All you need to focus on is shifting your taste buds from craving the fake chemicals in man-made foods and alter them to be able to enjoy real, whole foods that grow from the earth. That is how you start fighting inflammation!



I cannot tell you how many people walk into my office and tell me that they’re taking a cheap probiotic from CVS. No, no no. I cannot express enough how important it is to be able to get to know the company, the ingredients being used, the studies they’ve performed and what claims they are making in their advertising. 

The issue these days is that we are way too busy to do our own research and unfortunately that is backfiring because we’re believing marketers who do not understand how to heal the body. 

Now, you know I’m a stickler when it comes to supplements and probiotics are no different. I love Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* because I have yet to find a product that combines everything they do into one probiotic pill. I don’t know how they do it but they do. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the owners and they are lovely people who truly understand the healing journey because they had to go through the journey first-hand with their son. I shared everything that this product includes in my feature last month that breaks down every ingredient for you- I did all the research for you to make your life easier. You can read that article here.

I cannot tell you how important it is to find people who have gone through this journey- those are the people with the information. This is a must if you want to start healing and it starts with trusting yourself to go outside of your comfort zone to engage with other parents and adults who have been in a similar situation of healing their body.



In my best-selling book, Eating Clean, I go into great detail about ALL the testing that helped me heal. It is THREE full pages of testing and it’s worth about $100,000 because it took me 12 years to figure out and discover ALL of these tests. These tests are not known by many doctors so I highly suggest you familiarize yourself with them.

I also created 5 Tests Your Doctor is Not Testing You For as an entry point into understanding the different testing from Western medicine vs. alternative medicine and how you must go deeper into the body to discover what is knocking the body out of homeostasis to begin with.



Lastly, you can get 10% off of Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* by using the discount code APPLE10 at checkout. I love hearing from all of you so please do tell me how you like this product. It’s not every day that I suggest a new product to you so I highly suggest doing your research on the ingredients in here and comparing them to other products you may have tried in the past. I have yet to find a product like this that works with the immune system and boosts glutathione and more all in one.

My upcoming Whole Body Transformation Retreat in Santa Cruz, California in August a great place for you to start to dive into understanding these deeper layers of healing and to understand for yourself first-hand that healing is a journey. This retreat is my lowest price point yet, which is a great opportunity for anyone looking to meet me in person and understand the missing pieces keeping you unwell. This retreat is based on the groundbreaking new method I created and called The Valpone Method™, which I developed to help you understand and discover the emotional, energetic and physical aspects of healing. And that’s exactly what I’m here to help you with because somewhere deep inside you know that there is more than just eating clean to really bring yourself back to life. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix or magic pill for health issues. 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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  1. 3 rounds battling C Diff. What a nightmare! My world has changed drastically. I am certainly on the hunt for answers. I came across your spring squash recipe yesterday afternoon and made it for dinner. It was dreamy and satisfying and for the first time I felt full of hope. Funny how a simple salad offered such a bright light to help me make it through this dark tunnel. I am encouraged and thankful that I found you, Amie Valpone. This is going to be a fun journey.

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