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Phoenix Helix: Autoimmune Health

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Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo autoimmune protocol and functional medicine. This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts on nutrition, lifestyle, the mind-body connection, autoimmune disease, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Hosted by Eileen Laird, author of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. She dedicates this podcast to anyone whose autoimmune disease knocked them down so hard, they wondered if they would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us! Visit Phoenixhelix.com to learn more.

Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo autoimmune protocol and functional medicine. This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts on nutrition, lifestyle, the mind-body connection, autoimmune disease, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Hosted by Eileen Laird, author of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. She dedicates this podcast to anyone whose autoimmune disease knocked them down so hard, they wondered if they would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us! Visit Phoenixhelix.com to learn more.

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United States

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Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo autoimmune protocol and functional medicine. This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts on nutrition, lifestyle, the mind-body connection, autoimmune disease, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Hosted by Eileen Laird, author of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. She dedicates this podcast to anyone whose autoimmune disease knocked them down so hard, they wondered if they would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us! Visit Phoenixhelix.com to learn more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 162: AIP Celebrations

11/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:58:29

Episode 161: Perfectionism with Dr. Judy Tsafrir

11/13/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:42

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

10/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:44:08

Episode 159: Graves’ Disease with Dr. Abbi Lulsegged

10/16/2020
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....

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 158: Inflammation with Dr. Will Cole

10/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:43:46

Episode 157: The Healing Power of Journaling with Olwen Wilson

9/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 156: Cultural Foods and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

9/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:42:25

Episode 155: Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

8/21/2020
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,...

Duration:01:06:14

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

8/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:41:07

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

7/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:45:31

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

7/10/2020
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,...

Duration:00:55:05

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

6/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 150: Diagnosis Detective with Dr. William Mitchell

6/12/2020
There are over 100 different autoimmune diseases, and it takes an average of 4 years and 5 doctors to get an accurate diagnosis. I know many of you have been through this, or are going through this right now. Let me introduce Dr. William Mitchell, whom I call the Diagnosis Detective. He's a naturopathic doctor who works in rheumatology. One of his passions is helping people cut through the chaos surrounding autoimmune diagnosis.

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 149: Best Of – Sticking To It – Staying ON the Paleo AIP Wagon

5/29/2020
This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! Let’s be honest. The paleo autoimmune protocol is hard to do, and some people have a harder time than others. In this podcast, I invited 3 health & nutrition coaches onto the show, to share techniques that help their clients maintain a healthy lifestyle against all temptations and obstacles. All three of these ladies have personal experience following the autoimmune protocol for their own health as well. Let's help each...

Duration:01:30:47

Episode 148: Self-Soothing vs. Self-Care with Dr. Lili Wagner

5/15/2020
Self-soothing behaviors are the things we do to comfort ourselves in the moment, especially under stress. Sometimes those behaviors are healthy and double as self-care. Other times, they are the opposite of healthy. Most of us have impulses in both directions. What drives those impulses? How can we get in the habit of soothing ourselves in ways that both comfort us and support our health? My guest is Dr. Lili Wagner, a psychologist with over 20 years of experience treating patients. She’s...

Duration:00:41:48

Episode 147: Loss of Oral Tolerance with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

5/1/2020
Why does food intolerance increase with autoimmune disease? And why are some people able to reintroduce foods successfully while other people struggle? In this episode, I speak with a leader in the autoimmune health community: Dr. Datis Kharrazian. He's a clinician, researcher, author, and expert on this issue. He shares the root causes behind this loss of tolerance, as well as practical tips to heal and expand food tolerance again.

Duration:00:49:10

Episode 146: Anxiety & Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Maureen Pierce

4/17/2020
Many people with autoimmune disease struggle with anxiety as well. In this episode we talk about why that's true, how anxiety can interfere with our lives, and share practical tips for addressing it in the moment, as well as strategies for reducing it long-term. My guest is Dr. Maureen Pierce, a health psychologist who specializes in working with people with chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as first responders.

Duration:00:49:46

Episode 145: Wahls Protocol Research Update

4/3/2020
Most of you are familiar with Dr. Terry Wahls. She's a physician with multiple sclerosis who reversed her symptoms dramatically, going from a wheelchair to a bicycle after implementing diet and lifestyle changes. That program is now called The Wahls Protocol and has been the subject of multiple medical studies, proving its effectiveness for others as well. In this episode, we summarize all the research, from the very first study to the current clinical trial comparing the Wahls & Swank diets...

Duration:00:56:56

Episode 144: Coronavirus & Autoimmune Disease with Andrea Nakayama

3/19/2020
This is a frightening time in the world, especially for people with health vulnerabilities. Our goal with this episode is to separate fact from fiction, reduce some of the anxiety you might be feeling, and share practical advice on how to support your health during this time – physically, mentally, and emotionally. My guest is Andrea Nakayama. You might be familiar with her from past podcasts. She's one of my favorite guests because she's highly knowledgeable, sees the big picture when it...

Duration:01:22:26

Episode 143: How to Survive an Autoimmune Flare

3/6/2020
Flares are one of the scariest parts of autoimmune disease. They're unpredictable, often very painful, sometimes disabling, and always disruptive to our plans. In this episode, three autoimmune warriors share their best tips for making it through autoimmune flares with strength and self-compassion. We talk about favorite foods, lifestyle hacks, mindset techniques, and more.

Duration:02:10:43