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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of, an author and just released a documentary series all about autoimmunity called Betrayal.

He is so committed to inspiring people to take back their health that it is PALPABLE.

I've honestly never interviewed anyone more informed or passionate.

So don't miss his wise words because they are truly life changing!

Here's what you'll learn:

Which of his autoimmune antibodies were elevated!
The #1 mechanism for getting sick and dying (hint: it's NOT cardiovascular disease!)
Why America is ranked second (from the bottom) in terms of quality of life even though we spend more than on health care than any other country
The most common triggers of autoimmune diseases
The REAL problem with gluten
The food 72% of his patients have elevated antibodies to
Why you may be on the autoimmune spectrum even if you don't have symptoms
How to find out if you're on the autoimmune spectrum before it's too late
The best test for determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum
The 2 OTHER reasons (besides gluten!) that wheat may lead to autoimmune disease
Why there are 4 TIMES more people being diagnosed with Celiacs Disease (CD) than in the 1950's
How we know that the increase in CD is NOT solely the result of better diagnostic tools
The main reasons autoimmune rates are skyrocketing today
Who develops intestinal permeability when they eat wheat
Why depression is the most common symptom for those with Celiac Disease
Why cereal grasses (found in many greens powders!) may be doing more harm than good
How many antigens in wheat we test for vs. how many there REALLY are!
The gene that can increase your risk of a vaccine injury
How many toxic chemicals are found in the placental blood of newborns (this will shock you!)!
3 steps you can take today to stay off of the autoimmune spectrum

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Jessica Flanigan is an autoimmune Protocol leader and expert. She has been a clinical nutritionist for 20 years and exclusively assisting clients in AIP for over three years. She has worked extensively in private practice while also working alongside many practitioners including medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and body workers. She is CEO of Nourishful Inc. and speaks around the country about the value of using illness as an opportunity.

Today's discussion is all about what she believes is the #1 reason some people are not able to put their autoimmune illness into remission even with comprehensive dietary intervention. She also has a unique dietary approach that she's perfected in her work with thousands of clients. So even if you think you've heard it ALL about autoimmune disease, I can guarantee you'll be fascinated by what she has to say.

Here's what you'll learn:

What autoimmune diseases are
Why an autoimmune diagnosis isn't always BAD news
Why autoimmune disease is not being adequately addressed
The treatment strategy that most autoimmune protocols are missing
One step you can take to ensure you get the BEST care
The importance of being in cooperation with your illness
How to get out of victim mentality
What trauma can do to your body
The surprising best indicator of whether or not one can work through trauma
The difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system dominance
How trauma causes digestive issues.
The one thing that gets us out of a autonomic dysfunction the FASTEST
An exercise that helps you EXPERIENCE your thoughts transforming into biochemical realities
How to locate limiting beliefs that could be harming your health
A simple trick to help resolve interpersonal conflict
The digestive issue that she sees in MOST people she works with
The hidden factor she often finds in those who can't re-introduce foods
Her unique dietary protocol for healing autoimmune disease
The autoimmune protocol and paleo friendly foods she removes to help her client heal.
The tests we should use to determine where we're at one the autoimmune spectrum
The sacred paleo food that 1/3 of those she tests is sensitive to
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist as well as our 46th podcast guest. She has had a passion for health care from a very early age, inspired by her mother, Dr. Marta Nowosadzka, MD.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto's.

An avid learner and goal-oriented student, she received the PharmD. Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at the age of 23. Additionally, she is also a NY times bestselling author.

Here's what you'll learn:

What is Hashimotos?
Why 90% of those suffering from hypothyroid issues have Hashimotos.
Why Hashimotos is not actually an issue with the thyroid
Why surgery and medications are not effective long term
Symptoms that suggest you may be suffering from Hashimotos
The most common root causes of Hashimotos
Why traditional thyroid testing is inadequate
Which tests you needs to have to accurately diagnose Hashimotos
What you need to know if you're going to take medications
A common food that PALEO dieters eat that causes Hashimotos for some people
Why acid-blocking drugs may increase your risk of Hashimotos
The type of probiotic you need to take if you've taken antibiotics
The condition that 90% of those she works with suffer from
How to test your adrenal function at home
What to eat to support thyroid function and prevent autoimmune conditions
Supplements that will help prevent and reverse Hashimotos
Why taking iodine may do more harm than good
What you need to know about water if you want to avoid Hashimotos
Her best piece of advice for preventing Hashimotos
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Just dropping by to let you know our 2nd Transformational Podcast is live! And this episode is all about how, our very own listener, Jill Samter healed her autoimmune disease and improved the health of her entire family with food!

Which is no small feat.

Because autoimmune diseases (except for Celiacs Disease) are technically "incurable."

Clearly, she's got a LOT of wisdom to share.

So take 20 minutes and have a listen! Her story is not only only incredibly inspiring, but it's also packed with practical tips for anyone trying to navigate a healthier lifestyle while raising a family.

Here's are some of the juicy tidbits you'll learn:

Why Jill went from raw food to vegan to Paleo
What a vegan diet did to her health
How she healed her autoimmune disease
How her children felt when they went from vegan to Paleo
The unanticipated positive benefit her children experienced from the addition of animal products
How she healed her children's guts
Why she thinks cereal breakfast is one of the biggest mistakes made in our culture
How her kids made the dietary transition without pushback
The food that finally got my one year old excited about eating
A fun, sneaky way to bolster your child's gut health
How to make drinking green juice fun for kids
Who did not support her children's new diet (this is shocking!)
A quick healthy recipe the kids love
A simple way to have healthy meals ready everyday
The one thing she wished she knew before her health journey

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Posted by Autumn Smith

In our 11th episode, one of the world's foremost gluten experts Dr. Tom O'Bryan explains the truth about gluten.

You'll learn why gluten is toxic for everyone, hidden foods containing gluten that will shock you, the harmful effects it has on the immune system, how gluten increases the risk for ALL autoimmune conditions and what you can do to reduce the damage of an inadvertent gluten exposure!

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