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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 171: The Art of Letting Go with Courtney Carver

4/2/2021
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...

Duration:01:10:07

Episode 170: Gut Health Superfoods with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

3/19/2021
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...

Duration:01:22:00

Episode 169: Primal Play with Darryl Edwards

3/5/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:02

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

2/19/2021
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...

Duration:01:05:43

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

2/5/2021
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...

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 166: Autoimmunity 101 with Dr. Douglas Pucci

1/22/2021
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...

Duration:01:02:01

Episode 165: Healing Stories 8

1/8/2021
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...

Duration:01:25:20

Episode 164: Best Of – AIP FAQ

12/25/2020
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...

Duration:01:22:00

Episode 163: Best Of – DNRS with Annie Hopper

12/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:54:33

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