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Podcast #313:
Thyroid Loving Care.

Jen Wittman

Guest: Jen Wittman

I could not imagine.

But the unfortunate reality is that this happens all the time.

One doctors says it’s this. The other says it’s that. The next says it’s nothing. That all of your test markers are in the “normal range”.

Yet the symptoms keep piling up, making life — your relationships, work, family life, etc. — a daily ordeal that never seems to get better.

For Jen Wittman, it took 3 years and 13 doctors to finally uncover that her daily miseries were the work of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune attack on her thyroid.

13 doctors…

While many of us may have accepted the opinion of the first doc we encountered, Jen took the road less traveled. She would not quit until she got to the bottom of it.

On this episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Jen shares the remarkably inspiring story of how she healed her Hashimoto’s naturally.

But we don’t spend our time talking about test scores and antibodies. Those topics have been covered almost ad nauseam on previous episodes and, of course, The Thyroid Sessions.

Instead, Jen and I discussed “the mindset” of healing, not only from Hashimoto’s but any chronic health condition requiring the support and understanding of others, as well as being fully onboard with loving and caring for yourself.


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Podcast #312:
GMOs, Cholesterol, and Your Microbiome.

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Guest: Dr. Terry Wahls

She’s baaaaaaack.

Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol (now available in paperback), stopped by UW Radio for her third appearance. And once again, she brought her A-game.

Since the doc and I had already discussed her book as well as her remarkable story of overcoming multiple sclerosis before on the podcast, I had her send over some brand new topics we could cover this time around, including…

2:30 – Dr. Wahls’ incredible story of overcoming multiple sclerosis. Have you seen her TED Talk?

8:01 – Can Is a vegetarian diet cause autoimmune disease?

9:03 – UPDATE: What Dr. Wahls’ latest MS research is showing.

12:25 – The 80-year decline: Is your apple as nutritious as it used to be?

14:07 – Why fungi is your friend (and Round-Up is not!)

20:41 – The common weed killer clogging up your detox system and causing “leaky skin”.

23:55 – Glutathione and sulfate: why you need them and how to get them.

29:56 – Dr. Wahls’ favorite leafy greens and other JERFy recommendations.

32:31 – All about your microbiome: Is it promoting health … or inflammation and obesity?

38:57 – How your poop can save someones life. I’m serious!

44:00 – A crazy cholesterol connection and low cholesterol may more dangerous than you thought.

47:31 – Order The Wahls Protocol!

Dr. Wahls’ Previous Appearances

4/13/2012 – Defeating Multiple Sclerosis without Drugs!
4/12/2014 – The Wahls Protocol

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Podcast #311:
Women, Food, and Desire.

Alex Jamieson

Guest: Alexandra Jamieson

I love chocolate.

I imagine it’s safe to assume that I’m not the only chocolate lover around here.

I mean, there are days when I can literally hear the dark chocolate bark (the one with just the right amount of almonds) calling me from the health food store down the street.

“Sean, come eat me. Come eat me NOW!”

Next thing I know, I’m standing in line, chocolate in one hand and a $5 bill in the other, itching to tear open the packaging and devour nearly all of it before I even make it back home.

Mmmmm…

Maybe chocolate doesn’t have the same effect on you. Maybe it’s pastries, pizza, mac & cheese, bean burritos, whatever.

No, I’m not saying that indulging in not-so-healthy foods from time to time is necessarily a “bad thing”. You gotta live, right?

Nor am I saying that dark chocolate is really all that bad, either. Rather, it’s the almost undeniable craving that doesn’t loosen up until it’s fulfilled.

According to Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food, and Desire and this week’s podcast guest, food cravings have four root causes. They can be bacterial, nutritional, physical, and emotional.

Mine are emotional. Definitely emotional.


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Podcast #310:
The Autoimmune Solution

Amy Myers

Guest: Dr. Amy Myers, M.D.

Dr. Amy Myers, author of The Autoimmune Solution and host of The Autoimmune Summit, returned to the podcast this week to discuss how toxins and untreated infections contribute to autoimmune conditions.

Here are my notes:

3:55 – The confusion and frustration of a second-year medical student (Dr. Myers) suffering from the symptoms of an autoimmune thyroid condition.

8:30 – How having your thyroid removed can cause mood swings and panic attacks!

11:00 – The “healthy diet” that may have contributed to Dr. Myers’s condition … and the dramatic “meaty” changes she had to make.

13:20 – It’s not all about gluten and leaky gut! The multifactorial complexity of autoimmune disease.

19:43 – What is autoimmune disease anyway?

20:41 – How a flawed medical system contributes to underreported cases of autoimmunity.

23:19 – The autoimmune spectrum. Where do you fall?

25:15 – The”elevator pitch” version for why you should heal your gut and drop gluten.

27:26 – Dr. Myer’s two non-negotiable foods for healing your gut.

31:00 – Immunosuppressive drugs: how leaving yourself wide open for an infection can be a major problem with autoimmunity.

35:40 – Three theories for how common, everyday toxins may be affecting (or triggering) autoimmune conditions.

41:00 – MAJOR problems with how chemicals and toxins are approved for personal and commercial usage.

44:22 – Dr. Myers’s 3 simple strategies for clearing toxins from your air, water, and food.

48:52 – How to detox WITHOUT triggering autoimmunity.

50:47 – How bacterial infections and viruses trigger autoimmunity. And how to test for them.

1:00:39 – Pre-order The Autoimmune Solution and get these free goodies!

Cool Stuff Mentioned in this Podcast

Episode #276: Toxic Mold Exposure with Dr. Myers.
The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Discount code for Aquasana filters: DRMYERS
Citrisafe Glutathione

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Podcast #309:
Food Junkies, The Truth About Food Addiction.

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Guest: Dr. Vera Tarman, MD

Epic.

That’s the word my audio guy used to describe this week’s interview with Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction.

My assistant Katey said she listened to it FOUR times and that it was one of the Top 5 interviews ever on UW Radio.

And me?

Well, I think we saved the very best show of 2014 for last. Dr. Tarman’s personal story is one you’ll never forget!

Here’s what you’ll learn…

2:50 – Dr. Tarman’s personal story of food, drug and alcohol addictions and hitting rock bottom.

17:58 – What food addiction really looks like.

19:53 – The science and reality behind food addiction.

22:34 – The addiction continuum and why food addiction is so hard to diagnose.

26:48 – Food addiction vs. addictive food. Does dieting = food addiction?

28:45 – The emotional side of food addiction and eating disorders.

31:30 – The brain of a food addict.

36:41 – Antidepressants, neurotransmitters and your brain.

39:00 – Insights into the food industry, the “bliss spot” and why you don’t know about any of it.

40:46 – Dr. Tarman’s thoughts on trigger foods and food addiction programs.

47:58 – Ideas and resources about elimination, treatment, substitution and individualized healing.