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Sep 20, 2022

Autoimmune disease, including Hashimoto’s, seems to be on the rise these days. Why are autoimmune issues so common, what factors influence their development, and—most importantly—how can we best support our bodies on a root cause level? 

Here to help us answer those questions is Marc Ryan, also known as “Hashimoto’s Healer,” a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, author of two books on Hashimoto’s, and functional medicine expert. 

Marc is going to break down:

- the best diet for autoimmune disease (especially thyroid conditions)

- the true root causes of autoimmune imbalances from a functional medicine perspective

- Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) take on what organs and meridians are affected, and how to help

- why each gland in the body (pineal, pituitary, thyroid) has an emotional and spiritual aspect relating to everything from feeling like we’re part of a community, to speaking our truth, to having a deep sense of purpose

- why TCM's pattern of "Liver Qi Stagnation" is important to understand with all autoimmune disease (and how the sun actually supports our liver meridian)

- why circadian rhythm is important for autoimmunity and the liver

- how to keep a food journal to understand what foods may be triggering imbalances in your gut microbiome (and why noting emotional reactions like feeling down after certain foods or tension in  your jaw is just as important as physical reactions)

- why social connection plays a major role in thyroid and all autoimmune disorders

- why being a part of the cycle of your food (soil->plate->compost), instead of being disconnected from its origin, matters for your gut health just as much as what you eat

I love this episode because Marc is so knowledgeable about the tangible things we can do in terms of diet, gut health, and reducing inflammation -- and yet he isn’t afraid to get a little spiritual and explore the intangible things that drain the human spirit and end up manifesting physically. Let’s get juicy! 

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Visit his website

Read his book: The Hashimoto's Healing Diet


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