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Ep 1: Getting Up From Rock Bottom

Autoimmune Besties Podcast

Release Date: 09/15/2021

S3 Ep. 7: Motherhood and Autoimmune Disease show art S3 Ep. 7: Motherhood and Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Besties Podcast

Today we have something special for you! Shanna is joined by her 16 year old daughter and they are diving into motherhood and autoimmune disease. Being a mama bear and going through the experience of years of undiagnosed health issues, then hitting her rock bottom and starting her wellness journey is one of THE hardest things Shanna has gone through. Shanna personally knows how hard it is to be a mama with autoimmune disease, but today she is here to tell you that what may feel devastating and heartbreaking today CAN strengthen your family. In this episode Shanna shares some of her experience...

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S3 Ep. 6: Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy show art S3 Ep. 6: Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy

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Autoimmune Disease and pregnancy  Does one affect the other? Does your diagnosis impact your ability to get pregnant and sustain a healthy pregnancy? Is it possible to follow the Wahls Protocol or AIP during pregnancy? What about a post partpartum flare… are you at risk?  Hi I’m Alene and today, I’m opening up about my fertility journey and pregnancy at 42 years old living with Multiple Sclerosis.  It has been a long journey with a lot of doubts, fears, uncertainty and endless questions. Because let’s face it, the road to motherhood is not always easy when you have...

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S3 Ep. 5: Navigating Farmers Markets for AIP & Wahls Protocol show art S3 Ep. 5: Navigating Farmers Markets for AIP & Wahls Protocol

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Here at the autoimmune besties podcast, farmer’s market season is one of our favorite times of the year.  We get to support our local farmers while enjoying fresh, local and seasonal produce.  But like any shopping adventure, there are always some tricks of the trade that can support you in making the best purchases for both your health, your taste buds AND your wallet. Today, Shanna and I are sharing our favorite tips for navigating the farmers market while following the Autoimmune Protocol and Wahls Protocol. Tune in to learn:  If someone is going to the farmer’s market...

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Summertime is just about here! While summertime is such an exciting time for so many, along with the warm weather and longer days in the sun, it can bring a more difficult time for those with autoimmunity. In this episode, Alene and I are opening up and sharing: Our experiences with the hardest parts of living with autoimmunity in the summer Our top 3 summer survival tips What brings our hearts the most joy in the summertime. This summer CAN be full of joy, and we are so excited to share some practical tips to help you jump into this season prepared to support your autoimmune health! Tune in...

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S3 Ep.3: Nutrition Support During An Autoimmune Flare show art S3 Ep.3: Nutrition Support During An Autoimmune Flare

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Flares.   They can feel like the looming storm on the horizon.    When will they strike and how much damage will they cause?    Let’s face it, living with an autoimmune disease is not easy.    But as we talk a lot about on this podcast there is so much you can do through diet and lifestyle to empower you on this journey.    Diet and lifestyle are not a cure.    There is no cure.    But they can help you to feel better and feel less vulnerable to the next flare.    Today, we’re talking about how to use food to prep,...

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Are you wondering about lifestyle support for autoimmune flares? Well, on this episode that's exactly what we’re diving into.  We're going to walk you step by step through the process, and by the end of it you'll be able to learn some go-to lifestyle tips and strategies for overcoming a flare. Today’s episode highlights:  How to prepare / respond when you feel a flare coming on How to decide what level of activity, if any, is appropriate during a flare Outside of food, what tools / resources have you found helpful to support you during a flare Tune in and be sure to share your...

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Welcome to Season 3 of the Autoimmune Besties Podcast.  We are thrilled to be back with you and love to see this community growing so quickly. We’re reaching all corners of the world including the UK, Australia, Japan, South Africa, the United Arab, Switzerland, Spain, France, Morocco, Germany and so much more. Shanna and I want to extend a sincere thank you to each and every one of you who tune in and have hit subscribe to this podcast. When we created this podcast, it was always with the intention to unite autoimmune warriors around the world for a conversation with girlfriends who...

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We can easily be consumed by the dietary changes that we need to make when following a therapeutic diet like the Autoimmune Protocol or the Wahls Protocol. There are a lot of foods to eliminate and add in, there’s supplements and then we want to prioritize sleep, movement and stress management.  So by the time we get to addressing our toxic load, we can feel like WE'RE on overload with recommendations.  Yet, this is not a step that we can overlook.  If this is a new topic for you, let me share some eye-opening facts about chemicals and our exposure to them.  In the United...

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S2 Ep. 9: Our Favorite AIP + Wahls Protocol Meals show art S2 Ep. 9: Our Favorite AIP + Wahls Protocol Meals

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Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a rut and tend to eat the same thing day after day?   Are you struggling to find AIP or Wahls Protocol meals that you actually enjoy?  Do you wish you could take a peek at your fellow autoimmune warriors’ plates just to get some new ideas? You are not alone, and this episode is for you! Today Alene and I are opening up and sharing what we typically eat in a day.  While what we eat changes, we are excited to dive into our favorite go to meals in hopes it inspires you to try something new and spice up your life! In this episode we...

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S2 Ep. 8: Weight Management & Autoimmune Disease show art S2 Ep. 8: Weight Management & Autoimmune Disease

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It’s estimated that up to 80% of all patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases are women. Of those diseases some may include symptoms like weight gain and others may cause weight loss.   It’s also estimated that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies in some capacity. This aspect or symptom of autoimmune disease can make the journey emotional and frustrating.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Today, we want to honor the real feelings you’re having around this aspect of autoimmune disease, help to remind you that you’re not in this alone and offer...

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Are you at your rock bottom or struggling to move forward in life with your autoimmune diagnosis? 

If so, you’re going to love today’s episode. We’re having an honest and raw conversation about how to get up from your rock bottom. By the end of this episode, you’ll learn key strategies to stand back up and actually create a better life with autoimmune disease. 

Today’s episode features: 

  • Our personal experiences at rock bottom
  • Key strategies we used to getting up from rock bottom
  • Advice and tips you can take immediate action on if you’re at rock bottom today

Tune in and be sure to share your thoughts on today’s topic below. We love to hear from you! And join the conversation on instagram with your fellow autoimmune besties at https://www.instagram.com/autoimmunebestiespodcast