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:

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Dr. Will Cole


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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.