EP 26: The Vicious Trap of Conditioned Food Sensitivity with Wendy Busse, MSc, RD

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Have you ever thought about how your perceptions can significantly influence your body’s reaction to food?

Food should be pleasurable, but unfortunately for so many people, it’s a source of fear, anxiety, and overwhelm.

In our world of influencer marketing and Dr. Google, it’s no wonder we’re more confused than ever about what and how to eat.

The anxiety and confusion that happens when we view food as bad or evil, can lead to beliefs that create poor health perceptions, and even a stress response that can impact the body in more ways than we realize.

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Wendy Busse, a registered dietician from Alberta, Canada, and a nationally recognized food sensitivity expert.

Wendy has over 25 years of experience in the field of food allergies and sensitivities. Her interest in the mind-body connection and experience in seeing clients in the “gray zone,” who do not fit neatly into any clinical practice guidelines and often fall through the cracks, led her on a journey to develop the food avoidance and sensitivity trap FAST model and the theory of conditioned food sensitivity.

Currently, she is the director of the FAST Freedom Program, a guided self-reflection process that helps food-sensitive clients rebuild body and food trust so they can expand their diet and enjoy the simple pleasure of a good meal.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • The definition of conditioned food sensitivity and common red flags you might be stuck in this cycle
  • How mistrust of our bodies can lead to a cascade of symptoms and restrictions
  • Why taking research holidays can be key to accepting that there isn’t always an answer
  • What you can do to start healing your relationship with food and your body

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