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Phoenix Helix: Autoimmune Resilience

204 episodes - English - Latest episode: 14 days ago - ★★★★★ - 512 ratings

This biweekly podcast features interviews with experts in the fields of nutrition, lifestyle, mindset, integrative medicine, and autoimmune disease. It also highlights personal stories of the autoimmune experience. If your autoimmune disease has ever knocked you down so hard, you wondered if you would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us.

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Episodes

Episode 200: The Gut-Skin Connection with Dr. Shayna Peter

May 13, 2022 10:00 - 47 minutes - 32.4 MB

When we think of skin, we usually think of the outside of the body, but our skin reflects what's happening inside our body as well. It's rare for problems to be isolated to the skin alone. Anyone with a skin-related autoimmune disease knows this. But it's also true for any skin problem, including acne, rashes, eczema, rosacea, and others. They're all signals from the skin that something is unbalanced within the body. We've talked about the importance of gut health many times on this podcast. ...

Episode 199: Best of – Overcoming Sugar Cravings with Dr. Vickie Bhatia

April 29, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 39 MB

This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! While not everyone has a sweet tooth, a lot of us do, and it's often hard to break the sugar habit. Why is that so true? It turns out there are a lot of forces driving those cravings: emotional, psychological, and even biological. It's no wonder they're not easy to resist. In today's episode, we dive into the details. My guest is holistic psychologist Dr. Vickie Bhatia. We discuss everything from the gut microbiome and brain ...

Episode 198: Healing Mindset with Eileen Laird

April 15, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 42.2 MB

Today we have a very special episode. I’m celebrating the publication of my new book: Healing Mindset. It’s a guide to the mind-body connection for people with autoimmune disease. The mind-body connection isn’t just an idea. There’s an entire field of science called psychoneuroimmunology that studies this connection. How we feel in our body affects how we feel in our minds, and our thoughts and feelings impact our physical health. Today, we’ll be talking about specific mind-body techniques, s...

Episode 197: Parenting with Chronic Illness

April 01, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 47.8 MB

Autoimmune disease brings a lot of changes to our lives, and as we all know, it doesn't just impact us alone. It also impacts those we love – friends, family, and children. Today, I've invited three parents with autoimmune disease onto the podcast to talk about their experiences. What has been the most challenging part? How have they adapted as parents? How do they talk to their children about their health? And how have their children grown in response? This is a deeply personal conversation,...

Episode 196: Troubleshooting with Dr. Terry Wahls

March 18, 2022 10:00 - 59 minutes - 37.8 MB

This podcast is all about autoimmune empowerment! Making choices in our daily lives that minimize symptoms and maximize our joy in living. That said, it's not always easy. Sometimes the habits are hard to start and hard to keep. Other times, you're doing everything right but not seeing the results you hoped to achieve. So, today, we're doing a troubleshooting episode with an expert guest and one of my favorite people: Dr. Terry Wahls. She is a functional medicine physician, a clinical researc...

Episode 195: Detoxify Your Home with Dr. Aly Cohen

March 04, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 39.2 MB

When we think of pollution, the first images that come to mind are things like smokestacks, oil spills, smog, and greenhouse gases. But you may not realize that your home can contain pollution as well – in your water supply, in the air you breathe, and in the products you purchase. More than 80,000 new chemicals have been released into the world since the industrial revolution 150 years ago, and most of them within the past 50 years. These chemicals have never been fully tested for their effe...

Episode 194: Thyroid Tests with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

February 18, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 38.5 MB

Two of the most common autoimmune diagnoses are Hashimoto's Disease and Graves' disease, and they both involve the thyroid. Conventional doctors often run a simple thyroid test as part of an annual physical. The problem is that it doesn't catch every thyroid problem. Functional medicine physicians run a complete thyroid panel, which gives a more expansive picture, but it's not always a clear picture. Today, we're going to go over what each test measures and how to interpret your results. My g...

Episode 193: Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

February 04, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 41.2 MB

Before autoimmune disease, did you have a yoga practice that you loved but can no longer do? Do you struggle to find a way to adapt your practice to your ever-changing autoimmune body? Do you miss yoga and want to make it part of your life again? Or maybe you have never practiced yoga, but would love to try and don't know where to begin. This podcast is for you! My guest is Jivana Heyman, founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association and co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training Sc...

Episode 192: Healthy Food Swaps & Nutritious Combos with Annie Rubin, RDN

January 21, 2022 11:00 - 58 minutes - 37.5 MB

If you're new to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, a lot of your favorite foods are suddenly off the table and you may wonder what you can eat! In today's podcast, we share AIP food swaps for the foods you miss the most. We also share some powerful superfood combinations. My guest is Annie Rubin. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an AIP Certified Coach. She's also a fellow autoimmune warrior living with rheumatoid arthritis herself.

Episode 191: Healing Stories 9

January 07, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 43.2 MB

If you’re a regular listener of my podcast, you know that I start every year with a Healing Stories episode. It features back-to-back interviews with autoimmune warriors just like you! I ask them to share their journey from rock bottom to reclaiming a vital life. In this episode, we talk about rheumatoid arthritis, alopecia, myasthenia gravis, and also autoimmunity in general. Everyone’s story is unique, but we also have so much in common. Whatever your diagnosis, I hope these stories resonat...

Episode 190: Best Of – Blood Sugar & Autoimmunity with Dr. Jeff Horacek

December 24, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 41.9 MB

This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! Autoimmune health depends on blood sugar balance. When our blood sugar gets too high, drops too low, or swings wildly between these extremes, it increases inflammation in our body. If this happens regularly, it leads to chronic inflammation. In today's episode, we'll be sharing diet, lifestyle, and functional medicine tips for achieving and maintaining blood sugar balance. My guest is Dr. Jeff Horacek, a functional medicine p...

Episode 189: Best Of – Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Jeff Warren

December 10, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 50.4 MB

This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! If you think you can't meditate, this podcast is for you. Do you picture meditators sitting quietly with completely empty minds - something you could never do? Let me tell you a secret: those people don't exist. Even the Dalai Lama has thoughts while he meditates. The mind is designed to think just like the heart is designed to beat. Meditation isn't about stopping thoughts; it's learning how to notice and detach from them. T...

Episode 188: Overcoming Food Fear

November 26, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

When you first experience the connection between the food you eat and how you feel, that can be an empowering moment. But when certain foods cause you to flare, that can also inspire a fear of food. This is a natural reaction, but it also has consequences. The fear itself can cause autoimmune flares and also increase food sensitivity, creating a vicious cycle. Suddenly, all food feels dangerous, and we over-restrict our diets, which harms our health long-term. There is good news! We can overc...

Episode 187: COVID-19 Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Aly Cohen

November 12, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 49 MB

Dr. Aly Cohen is an integrative rheumatologist who blends both conventional and holistic approaches in her medical practice. She's been a great resource for accurate coronavirus information since the pandemic began. I interviewed her in Episode 154 about COVID-19 infections among people with autoimmune disease and what factors increased vs. decreased our risk. I invited her back onto the podcast today to talk about vaccines. This is a topic many of you requested when the vaccines first became...

Episode 186: How to Ask for Help with Kalene Khan

October 29, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 42.7 MB

Human beings depend on each other. Sometimes we give help, and sometimes we receive it, but many of us are much more comfortable in the giving role. Autoimmune disease can turn the tables quickly. Suddenly, we’re in a position where we need help more often. If we were the caregivers before, how do we navigate this change in identity? How do we face the fears that may arise - of vulnerability, feeling weak, being seen as a burden, or people saying no? If you took pride in your independence, do...

Episode 185: Eye Health and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Rani Banik

October 15, 2021 10:00 - 57 minutes - 36.7 MB

I have two friends who were diagnosed with autoimmune disease through a referral from their ophthalmologist. Their first symptoms appeared in their eyes. Across diagnoses, this is common. Eye pain, dryness, swelling, inflammation, vision loss, and double vision - almost every autoimmune diagnosis can include eye symptoms. This is why an ophthalmologist is an important person to have on our healthcare team. Today, we're lucky enough to have an integrative ophthalmologist on the podcast. Dr. Ra...

Episode 184: Anti-Inflammatory Supplements with Dr. Amy Nett

October 01, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 38.8 MB

Inflammation is a root cause for most chronic disease and it’s a major player in autoimmune disease. That’s why most doctors track inflammation on blood tests, because it often corresponds to autoimmune activity. Many patients find anti-inflammatory supplements helpful. Which ones have the most science behind them? How do they each work in our bodies to reduce inflammation? And how can you tell if one might be helpful for you? These are the questions we’ll be answering today, and we’re focusi...

Episode 183: Detoxifying Foods with Andrea Nakayama

September 17, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 40.2 MB

Our bodies naturally have the ability to detoxify and do it every single day. However, problems can develop, and that's not uncommon with autoimmune disease. The answer isn't an aggressive "cleanse" where we try to force our bodies to do a year's worth of detox in 30 days. Instead, we need to support our bodies year-round. There are foods that support our detox pathways, and foods that can interfere with them. That's what today's podcast is all about. My guest is Andrea Nakayama, a world-reno...

Episode 182: Big Decisions – Big Results

September 03, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 43.9 MB

When it comes to a healing lifestyle, our daily choices matter. Small steps and habits add up over time, and many of my podcasts teach those skills. Today, we're going in a different direction. There are times when the big picture is overwhelming everything else. It might be a toxic job, a toxic relationship, or a toxic home. Change is rarely easy, even in difficult situations. Sometimes you need to wait for the right time and opportunity. Sometimes it's a matter of courage. Other times it's ...

Episode 181: Overcoming Bias with Anu Gupta

August 20, 2021 10:00 - 55 minutes - 34.5 MB

One thing I love about the autoimmune community in general and the Phoenix Helix community specifically is that we care deeply about each other. We lift each other up, with the goal of living our healthiest and happiest lives. Health involves both self-care and community care, and today's podcast is a blend of the two. I’ve talked about the impact of racism in two prior podcasts. Episode 153 focused on racism in healthcare. Episode 178 focused on racial trauma. In both episodes I mentioned th...

Episode 180: Body Image and Autoimmune Disease

August 06, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 38 MB

With an autoimmune diagnosis, we are told that we have a disease for which there is no cure. It can be shocking and immediately change how we see ourselves. It's not uncommon to feel betrayed by our bodies. Symptoms can also dramatically change our abilities, impacting careers, hobbies, and roles within families. Many of us go through an identity crisis – no longer feeling like the person we were before. Then there's the impact of having a visible vs. invisible illness. Some autoimmune diseas...

Episode 179: Vitamin D and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. William Mitchell

July 23, 2021 10:00 - 53 minutes - 36.7 MB

Vitamin D is one of the most commonly recommended supplements for people with autoimmune disease, because it's essential to immune system regulation. How do you know if you're deficient? When is sunshine the best source, and when is supplementing a better option? Can you take too much vitamin D? We'll be answering these questions and more in today's podcast. My guest is Dr. William Mitchell, a naturopathic doctor whose expertise is autoimmune disease.

Episode 178: Racial Trauma and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Letitia Browne-James

July 09, 2021 10:00 - 58 minutes - 36.3 MB

People with a history of trauma are more likely to develop autoimmune disease and to experience more severe symptoms as well. In today's podcast, we're focusing on racial trauma. One of the ways it's unique is that it's ongoing. It's not an event from the past that is now over. It's something experienced repeatedly in unpredictable ways. Over the past year, a number of listeners have reached out to me to share their experiences. Racial trauma isn't new, but it has been amplified during the pa...

Episode 177: GMOs with McKay Jenkins

June 25, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 40.9 MB

The first genetically modified food hit the market in 1994. Now, nearly all the food included in a Standard American Diet contains GMO ingredients. The good news is that if you avoid processed foods and shop the perimeter of the store, you cut your GMO consumption dramatically. However, we can't escape it altogether. The increased herbicide use becomes part of the environment in which we live. There's cross-contamination of crops, so even farms that strive to be GMO-free often find GMO plants...

Episode 176: Navigating Uncertainty with Dr. Damon Silas

June 11, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 42.8 MB

We all know that life is uncertain and many things are beyond our control, but that doesn't mean we like it. The flare-based nature of autoimmune disease embodies uncertainty. When will the next flare come? Can it be prevented? How can I love my body when it's so unpredictable? That's health uncertainty, but there are other types of uncertainty as well – economic, political, societal. During the pandemic, we've been faced with all of these things at once. Now, it's 2021, and there's a new typ...

Episode 175: Long COVID Syndrome with Chris Kresser

May 28, 2021 10:00 - 57 minutes - 39.1 MB

Some people survive a COVID-19 infection but don't fully recover. How common is this outcome? What types of symptoms do people experience? Do we know why this is happening? How can we treat it? My guest is Chris Kresser, a top clinician and educator in the field of functional medicine. In today's podcast, he answers these questions and more.

Episode 174: Health Benefits of Nature with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

May 14, 2021 10:00 - 56 minutes - 38.7 MB

Have you ever been under a huge amount of stress and then stepped outside for a minute, and almost immediately felt your heart rate slow down, your breath deepen, and your mind start to calm? If you answered yes, you're not alone. There is a growing body of research into nature's impact on the human body. One of the problems of modern life is that it's possible to spend our entire day and night indoors, with no exposure to nature at all. What are the benefits of nature? Can regular time in na...

Episode 173: Cardiac Risk and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Millie Lee

April 30, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 38.3 MB

Research shows that people with autoimmune disease have a higher risk of developing heart disease than the general population, and heart disease is already the number one killer worldwide. What's the cause of this connection? How can we minimize the risk? And if we already have cardiac problems, are they reversible? These are the questions we'll be answering in today's podcast. My guest is Dr. Millie Lee, an Integrative Cardiologist who believes preventing and reversing heart disease is possi...

Episode 172: Stool Testing with Dr. Lucy Mailing

April 16, 2021 12:00 - 53 minutes - 33.8 MB

Stool testing is one of the first tests run by functional medicine practitioners, because gut health and autoimmune health are intimately connected. However, not all tests are the same. What are the different types? Which are the most accurate? What can and can't they tell us? What are some stool testing myths? And how can they help us on our health journeys? We answer these questions in today's podcast. My guest is Dr. Lucy Mailing, a research scientist specializing in gut health, the microb...

Episode 171: The Art of Letting Go with Courtney Carver

April 02, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 40.9 MB

Releasing a burden we've been carrying too long can lighten both body and soul. Yet this can be one of the hardest things to do, even when we want to do it. Why is letting go so hard? Are there things we can do to make it easier? In this episode, we talk about fostering a letting go mindset, goals for letting go, techniques for doing that successfully, and knowing when NOT to let go. My guest is Courtney Carver, the woman behind the website Be More with Less and the author of the book Soulful...

Episode 170: Gut Health Superfoods with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

March 19, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 47.7 MB

Gut health and autoimmune health are intimately connected. So, focusing on foods that promote gut health makes sense. What qualifies as a gut health superfood? How can we incorporate more of these foods into our diet? Can a healthy food for one person be unhealthy for someone else? How do we determine the best "superfoods" for us? My guest is Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, bestselling author and leader in the paleo autoimmune community. She's spent the last six years deeply researching gut health and ...

Episode 169: Primal Play with Darryl Edwards

March 05, 2021 13:00 - 58 minutes - 35.8 MB

There are health benefits to play and health benefits to exercise, and there's a special power in the combination. Children know this naturally, but adults rarely combine the two. How can we incorporate more playful movement into our lives? With autoimmune disease, a playful spirit can be hard to find sometimes, and when we're in pain, movement may feel impossible. Yet play and movement are still available even in those moments, and may potentially reduce our pain and autoimmune symptoms. My ...

Episode 168: Oxalates, Sulfur, and Salicylate Sensitivities with Heidi Turner, RD

February 19, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 38.4 MB

In this podcast episode, we learn about some food sensitivities beyond the paleo autoimmune protocol: oxalates, sulfur, and salicylates. How common are these sensitivities? How do you know if you have them? And how are they treated? This is a tricky conversation, because orthorexia and food fear are common in our community. I don't want to encourage anyone to restrict their diet unnecessarily. However, for some people, one of these sensitivities might be a missing puzzle piece to their health...

Episode 167: Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail with Dr. Shainna Ali

February 05, 2021 13:00 - 54 minutes - 32.9 MB

With autoimmune disease, habits have a big impact on our health, yet 80% of New Year's resolutions fail. Why is this so? Should we give up? Or are there things we can do to make us more likely to succeed, whether we make a resolution on January 1st or any other day of the year? That's the topic of our podcast today. My guest is Dr. Shainna Ali, a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate. She's an expert at helping people make positive changes in their lives, and be compassionate with t...

Episode 166: Autoimmunity 101 with Dr. Douglas Pucci

January 22, 2021 13:00 - 54 minutes - 36.3 MB

Most people listening to this podcast have autoimmune disease, but it can be confusing to understand what exactly is happening within our bodies. That changes today! In this episode, we take a deep dive into the immune system. How does a healthy immune system work? What changes with autoimmune disease? How do diet and lifestyle choices calm down (or ramp up) the autoimmune response? My guest is Dr. Douglas Pucci, a functional medicine doctor with over 30 years clinical experience. He has a gi...

Episode 165: Healing Stories 8

January 08, 2021 13:00 - 1 hour - 49.6 MB

If you’re a regular listener of my podcast, you know that I often start my shows with personal stories, where my guests share their health journeys from rock bottom to reclaiming a vital life. But at a least once a year, I dedicate an episode to back-to-back healing stories, and I make an effort to speak to people with different autoimmune diagnoses each time. In this episode, we talk about Ulcerative Colitis, Multiple Sclerosis, CRMO, Graves' Disease, and also Autoimmunity in general. And if...

Episode 164: Best Of – AIP FAQ

December 25, 2020 13:00 - 1 hour - 47.7 MB

This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! One of my goals is to make the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol as simple to follow as possible. In this episode, I dedicate an entire podcast to the most frequently asked questions I've received: Will the AIP work for my diagnosis? Is it helpful if you don't have autoimmune disease? Does it replace medication? How does it differ from the Wahls Protocol? Why can't I just do an allergy test? Can you do the AIP as a vegetarian? Why is...

Episode 163: Best Of – DNRS with Annie Hopper

December 11, 2020 13:00 - 1 hour - 38.3 MB

This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! If you're experiencing symptoms without a diagnosis, or symptoms that remain in spite of all the interventions you’ve tried, this episode is for you. DNRS is a therapy based on neuroplasticity. With chronic illness, symptoms can actually become wired into our brains, even when the triggers for those symptoms are removed. DNRS is a therapy done at home, that rewires the brain (and body) for health. What types of conditions hav...

Episode 162: AIP Celebrations

November 27, 2020 05:01 - 54 minutes - 34.3 MB

One of the joys of living is celebrating special occasions with those we love, and food often ends up being a central part of that celebration. What happens when your diet has changed and you're no longer eating traditional celebration foods? The answer isn't to give up on celebrations. Life is meant to be enjoyed! It just takes a little creativity to adapt the food piece in a way that's delicious, special, and supports your healing at the same time. In this episode, two AIP experts share the...

Episode 161: Perfectionism with Dr. Judy Tsafrir

November 13, 2020 13:00 - 55 minutes - 36.2 MB

Often, perfectionism is seen as a positive trait. What's wrong with striving for excellence? Nothing, but there's a difference between healthy striving and perfectionism. Healthy striving is a self-compassionate mindset that allows for mistakes, learns from them, sets challenging but achievable goals, and adapts as needed. Perfectionism fears failure, despises mistakes, sets unattainable goals, and feels shame and self-judgement when those impossible goals aren't met. When you apply perfectio...

Episode 160: Insomnia & CBT-I with Dr. Jade Wu

October 30, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour - 41.2 MB

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is more effective than sleeping pills, and doesn't come with side effects. How compelling is that? We talk a lot about the importance of sleep on this podcast. Lack of sleep can lead to autoimmune flares, which in turn can interfere with sleep, creating a vicious cycle. This happens to everyone once in a while, and there are some basic interventions we can do to support our ability to sleep well. But what if you've tried all the basics, and nothing se...

Episode 159: Graves’ Disease with Dr. Abbi Lulsegged

October 16, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour - 41.2 MB

Most of my podcast episodes focus on autoimmune health in general, with information that can help all of us regardless of diagnosis. But I also enjoy doing occasional diagnosis spotlights. This is where we take a detailed look at one particular autoimmune disease. Today, we’re focusing on Graves' Disease. When it comes to thyroid autoimmune disorders, we hear a lot more about Hashimoto's in the paleo autoimmune community. Yet Graves' Disease is also one of the top five autoimmune diagnoses. I...

Episode 158: Inflammation with Dr. Will Cole

October 02, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour - 40.9 MB

Inflammation is a natural part of being human - in fact, it can save our lives, but when it gets out of control, it can also cause damage. People with autoimmune disease know that very well. Every time we have an autoimmune flare, inflammation is part of that process. The higher the inflammation, the worse the flare. Not only that, but chronic inflammation is both a symptom of autoimmune disease and a root cause. How do we interrupt that cycle? How do we manage acute inflammation in the momen...

Episode 157: The Healing Power of Journaling with Olwen Wilson

September 18, 2020 12:00 - 56 minutes - 35.1 MB

In the research, they call it expressive writing or art therapy. At home, we call it journaling. This simple practice is an amazing stress management and self-awareness tool. It helps release emotions that are difficult to let go, gain clarity to make difficult decisions, uncover hidden parts of yourself, express gratitude, discover playfulness, and simply honor and accept where you are in the moment. You don't have to be a writer or an artist to keep a journal and gain these benefits. In thi...

Episode 156: Cultural Foods and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

September 04, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour - 39.6 MB

We all come from cultural backgrounds where food is part of our family heritage. Did you grieve lost food traditions when you went paleo or AIP? Did you find AIP versions that came close? Or did you find new ways to celebrate those traditions? These are the questions I'm asking my guests today. 

Episode 155: Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

August 21, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour - 38.7 MB

We talk a lot about nutrient density and diversity on this podcast. Every food has a unique nutrient profile, and when we get in food ruts and eat the same thing every day, our nutrition suffers. The same thing happens with movement. Modern life limits the way we move our bodies, but then chronic illness can limit it even more. This creates a vicious cycle. How do we break free and expand our ability to move, enhancing our health at the same time? My guest is Katy Bowman, a biomechanist, teac...

Episode 154: COVID-19 & Autoimmune Disease Update with Dr. Aly Cohen

August 07, 2020 12:00 - 57 minutes - 38.4 MB

Back in March, I recorded our first episode on the Coronavirus. Now, it's time for an update. How are people with autoimmune disease faring? What's the single biggest factor in recovery? What supplements and lifestyle choices support immune health? How do we navigate restrictions vs. reopening? And how do we support our mental health during the challenges of a long-term pandemic? My guest is Dr. Aly Cohen, an integrative rheumatologist who will be sharing the latest research with us.

Episode 153: Gender, Race, and Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Maggie Cadet

July 24, 2020 12:00 - 49 minutes - 32.1 MB

78% of autoimmune patients are women, and some diagnoses are 2-3 times more common among women of color. When it comes to healthcare, ideally we all get the same treatment, but many people have experienced some form of bias in the doctor's office. Research shows this leads to serious health consequences. How can we address a problem this big - both as patients who want to get the best care, and as a community that cares about excellent healthcare for all? My guest is Dr. Maggie Cadet, a rheum...

Episode 152: Mind-Body Techniques for Pain with Vidyamala Burch

July 10, 2020 12:00 - 59 minutes - 38.6 MB

We hear a lot about the mind-body connection, but what are its uses and what are its limits? Are there techniques we can use to minimize pain and manage it better? How does the stress response increase pain's intensity? How does guarding against pain add a second layer of tension that can make pain worse? Vidyamala Burch has lived with chronic pain for over 40 years. Learning how to survive and thrive started as a personal goal and later became her professional mission. She's an author, educa...

Episode 151: Intuitive Eating and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol with Steph Gaudreau

June 26, 2020 12:00 - 53 minutes - 33.8 MB

Many people think of the AIP as simply a list of foods you can and can't eat, so how can intuition play a role? And if your intuition tells you to eat junk food, that derails health goals rather than supports them, right? So, how can these things possibly go together? In this podcast episode, we bust some myths about both of these dietary philosophies and see how they might be blended for autoimmune health.

Guests

Andrea Nakayama
4 Episodes
Dr. Terry Wahls
4 Episodes
Dr. Ben Lynch
2 Episodes
Chris Kresser
1 Episode
Courtney Carver
1 Episode
Dan Pardi
1 Episode
David Perlmutter
1 Episode
Dr. Lara Briden
1 Episode
Elle Russ
1 Episode
Gretchen Rubin
1 Episode
Harriet Lerner
1 Episode
Kristin Neff
1 Episode
Laura Vanderkam
1 Episode
Liz Wolfe
1 Episode
Mark Sisson
1 Episode
Mickey Trescott
1 Episode
Steph Gaudreau
1 Episode