Genetics accounts for only about 10% of the risk of developing an autoimmune condition. 1 Inflammatory environmental factors (aka root causes or triggers), which lead to intestinal hyperpermeability (aka a leaky gut), account for 90% of the equation. The lion’s share of the equation are lifestyle factors we can control! I call them F.I.G.H.T.S.™ for Food, Infections, Gut health, Hormone balance, Toxins and Stress. Each category encompasses both the root cause and the solution.
Food is the number one root cause category of autoimmune conditions. On the flip side, people with autoimmune issues often heal 60% to 100% just by changing what they eat! By eating your optimal foods, you also prevent COVID-19.
Just how important is food in healing autoimmune conditions? It turns out that people often heal from autoimmune conditions 60% -...
No doubt about it, food offers the biggest bang for your buck in terms of healing. Just removing your trigger foods and adding in nourishing ones can put you well on your way to healing, reversing and preventing autoimmune conditions. Learn which ones are the culprits and which ones are beneficial.
A low and slow metabolism (hypometabolism) is associated with autoimmunity and greater risk of infections. Learn simple strategies to raise your metabolism to clear infections and beat autoimmune.
Turns our Hippocrates was right: All disease begins in the gut! Learn about the connection between leaky gut and autoimmune conditions; and then how to heal and seal your gut.
The holidays can be a source of stress and sadness for many. Good news, here are eight free, easy and scientifically-proven strategies to lift your spirits any time of year.
There are many ways to start giving yourself the gifts of health. But the number of lifestyle changes recommended can be a little overwhelming. The Beat Autoimmune healing manifesto offers a simplified snapshot of healing actions that address wellness of mind, body and spirit. Pick a few to try today and see what a difference healthy habits can make.
While these are unprecedented times with COVID-19, there is so much that you can do to create more certainty and control over your personal health outcomes. The framework I created to help people beat autoimmune called F.I.G.H.T.S.™ can also help you safeguard your health. against COVID-19. Here's how.
Functional Medicine expert, Dr. Nik Hedberg interviewed me about how you can beat autoimmune conditions following the F.I.G.H.T.S.™ framework.
I'm honored to be have been on The First Lady of Nutrition podcast with one of my health sheroes, Ann Louise Gittleman, to discuss how to beat autoimmune.
Palmer Kippola and Karen Martel discuss the top ways that you can beat autoimmune conditions