Autoimmune Healing Success Story: How Courtney Contos Reversed Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hashimoto’s Naturally

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About Courtney Contos

Courtney Contos is an accomplished Chef who was featured on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine, and she is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach who is on a mission to help others heal from their autoimmune disorders. 

In this episode, I sit down with Courtney who shares her inspirational journey of resilience and fortitude. After years of living in a state of chronic pain, immobility, and taking powerful medications, Courtney trusted her intuition and found the right doctors to help her completely reverse her autoimmune diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. 

After Courtney shares her personal journey, we discuss when and why autoimmune symptoms start to appear in your life and key factors to consider when doing the work to heal.


“Go to nature, you’ll find peace there, you’ll find answers there, you can listen to yourself. Start there.”

What's Inside:

01:00    Courtney’s upbringing and childhood environment – a key to understanding autoimmune root causes 

05:33    What happened when Courtney first started to experience autoimmune symptoms and full body inflammation 

07:45    How Courtney dealt with her rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis and how it led her to being featured on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine

17:14    Courtney’s rock bottom and turning point  

23:02    From rheumotologist to Functional Medicine doctor and root cause healing

26:00    What a top food sensitivity test revealed and how learning her food sensitivities changed everything

30:35    How Courtney’s lab results went from drastically out of balance to completely normal

34:00    The last piece of the puzzle for Courtney to live pain free

Resources Mentioned:

Courtney’s Website: 

Connect on Instagram: @courtneycontos

Food Sensitivity Test: LRA ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies

Frank Lipman MD’s Book: How to Be Well

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