Autoimmune-Inflammation: Top Causes, Functional Medicine Labs, Diet + Lifestyle Factors, The Nervous System Component & Exactly How To Heal

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 In this “Mental Health Is Physical Health” series episode, I sit down with members of my functional medicine telehealth team to talk all about autoimmune disease as a whole, from the lens of our clinical, functional medicine perspective. We share what autoimmunity is, the different types that exist, and the massive problems that exist within the standard healthcare system when it comes to diagnosis. From top causes (both genetic + epigenetic!), functional medicine labs to run, sneaky foods to avoid, and the importance of nervous system regulation, to the exact protocol you need for natural healing, this episode will serve as your proverbial first step on the path of finally reclaiming your health, once and for all. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode, where we share more on our revolutionary, root cause focused, group-care program, The Autoimmune Health Reset. If you’re tired of constantly feeling controlled by your health issues, watch the free training for AHR today:

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • Exactly what autoimmunity is + the three phases of the autoimmune disease spectrum
  • The problems that exist within the standard healthcare system when it comes to diagnosis
  • The in’s + out’s on a few of the most common autoimmune conditions
  • The importance of continuing to ask “why”
  • The epigenetic component
  • Functional medicine labs to run + optimal ranges to look for
  • The best + worst food medicines for combating inflammation
  • The importance of nurturing the gut-brain connection
  • The Autoimmune Health Reset group-care program for natural healing

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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.