Alexis Haines: Trauma Triggering Autoimmunity, Addiction + Radical Recovery
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In this fascinating episode, I sit down with Alexis Haines. Alexis Haines was once a reality star, heroin addict and member of the “Bling Ring,” a group of Hollywood burglars whose exploits became the basis of a Sofia Coppola movie—and for which she served time. Today, she is a mother, wife, writer and birth doula. She and her husband run the addiction treatment center Alo House Recovery Centers, where she inspires people to tap into their inner knowingness to find empowerment and connection with themselves and others. In this episode we discuss autoimmune conditions, inflammation, labs, recovery from trauma, addiction, health problems and so much more.
She also hosts the raw and resonant Recovering from Reality podcast, a show for people who would rather “wake the fuck up” than fall victim to their personal pain. Alexis turns her pain and her most embarrassing moments into opportunities for empowerment and shows others how to do the same.
Alexis has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, E! News and The Doctors as well as in the pages of Vice, Us Weekly and The New York Post. She lives in suburban Los Angeles with her husband, two daughters and a three-legged dog named Sailor—and she can’t believe she ended up here either.
A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:
- All about Alexis' childhood, and how difficult trauma impacts our physical health
- The collective ways of shaping manifestation, and how to rewire our subconscious programming from traumatic experiences
- How utilizing systems of coping impact our health
- The power of human connection in regards to the structure of our mental health
- What Alexis’ advice is for The Art of Being Well
Links to things we talked about this episode:
- Alexis’ website: https://www.recoveringfromreality.com
- Alexis’ book: Recovering from Reality
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- And listen to Recovering From Reality wherever you get your podcasts.
Happy listening and we hope you learned a little bit more about the art of being well!
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.