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Lives Changed In 2019

One year ago, The Autoimmune Revolution was born. Everything I started to envision began to slowly unfold, but I am still far from where I want this to be.

I am really proud of what we’ve done this year and more proud of our clients who have overcome their own fears, adversity and committed themselves to transforming their lives.

Every year I am faced with the all sorts of challenges… I’ve learned my own limitations after really trying to do a lot on my own this year.

Working with multiple women who have 4-5 autoimmune diseases and 15-20 years of illness is certainly not easy.

With over 350 applications this year (more than I’ve ever had), I ended up speaking to at least 200 women and learning more about people’s roadblocks, struggles, pains, and fears than ever before.

A quarter of them have become new clients of ours.

Some of the highlights:

Molly with PCOS got pregnant after multiple failed pregnancies and trying typical conventional approaches
• Allison with PCOS has lost 40 lbs. (and is still losing)
• Cristina with Hashimoto’s has lost 60 lbs. (and is still losing)
• Amy with Hashimoto’s has dramatically undone years of guilt and anger born from childhood trauma and is healing better than ever before 
• Samantha has ended 20 years of daily constipation
• Logan (who is a registered dietitian and tried everything with conventional medicine) ended a decade of painful IBS and constipation 
• Tiffany has completely put her Hashimoto’s into remission
• Claire has reversed her Multiple Sclerosis and is symptom free

2020 will be even better and transform more lives as I expand the team bringing on doctors and more qualified professionals who want to help my mission.

Coach Lauren McClellan and Coach Courtney Maiorino are two phenomenal ladies (with their own autoimmune healing story) who came on board towards the end of the year are here to help women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Endometriosis. My good friend and colleague Dr. Eva Yacobi, a naturopathic doctor, has just joined the team right after the new year and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her support.

What this means is a higher level of support and service to all of our clients so they receive what they need without having to visit other professionals. This is the last stop for you if you want to be done with your illness once and for all.

👉👉Visit theautoimmunerevolution.com and you can learn all the details about the programs we are offering currently.

Thanks to all of you who pay attention to what I do, trust me and find value out of what I put out there. I’m simply here on this Earth to serve. That’s it.

Cheers to you. May you have a prosperous, healthy and love-filled year.

- Justin
In light of March being Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, there is a dire need to learn the truth about autoimmune disease that has been hidden from you in part due to allopathic medicine. I’m revealing the 20 most important facts about autoimmunity that need you need to know so you can change your perspective, and hopefully your life, immediately.

1) No one is “fixing” you

When you go to a doctor you are given the impression that he/she is trying to get rid of the disease. As a result, you are tapping your foot patiently waiting for your doctor to finish so you get better ASAP. This is a huge mistake and arguably the reason why you’re still stuck with your disease.

If you have the mentality of, I’m just going to sit back and take it easy while drinking ice tea and getting a tan while my doctors tells me what to do and has a guaranteed path to results, then you’re not going to get results. All jokes aside, there is of course a level of responsibility the person you work with has to do, but that thing that is missing is YOU.

Transformation comes from you. No one is doing that for you. Professionals are supposed to guide you and advocate for your healing. You have to step up to the plate, jump into the water and be a participating the healing journey.

That means investigating your health, asking questions, reflecting, communicating, and listening to your intuition on what you need next. This is very pertinent to people with trauma, unreconciled emotions and pockets of pain. That requires you.

Over-reliance on professionals and doctors is a mistake. Start participating in your health journey if you want the best and quickest results possible.

2) You can’t diet, supplement and medicate your way out of autoimmune disease

These are what I call “surface level interventions.” Chances are you have done mostly those things and done a lot of variations of them. Doctors don’t have much to offer, which is why you get the same things over and over.

Medications may be necessary – that can’t be denied – but that alone is far from enough to reverse your disease. You may say you have found some progress using these surface level interventions, but if it was enough, you wouldn’t still be having symptoms. Some progress doesn’t mean 100% remission and symptom-free.

Think about an iceberg. Between conventional and alternative medicine doctors, you have received just the tip of the iceberg, but you are missing everything else beneath the ocean line – the deeper root causes. That’s where you need to be to find better relief.

3) Genetics aren’t the reason why you're sick

You may say that autoimmunity runs in your family. That may be true, but it doesn’t guarantee that you will develop the disease they have. The scientific literature has said that genetics account for roughly 10-30% of autoimmunity.

It all varies depending on the specific disease, but the bottom line is that it’s a small factor. If genetics load the gun, the environment pulls the trigger. Your lifestyle (whether you knew it or not) was what got you here.

But as I always say, if lifestyle got you here, lifestyle can get you out.

4) Not two people are alike

It’s tempting to model what someone else is doing online for their autoimmune disease. Following their diet plan, supplement regimen, detox protocol, etc. may help you or it may not at all. The reason why mimicking someone else’s plan is a mistake is because everyone is extremely different.

The underlying factors that caused you to develop Multiple Sclerosis or Hashimoto’s is not going to be the exact things that caused someone else with MS or Hashimoto’s.

Not to mention, the interventions and strategies used by one person may not work to the same degree that why work for you. Do what works for you!

5) There is NO autoimmune disease diet

I know… there’s the famous Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) that you may have followed. It’s a misnomer. Why? Because there is no such thing as an autoimmune disease diet.

The reason why it can be helpful for so many with autoimmunity is simply because it is very restrictive and takes away many of the provocative foods that irritate your immune system.

Ironically, there’s many times where the foods on the “holy” AIP diet are actually triggering more antibodies and symptoms. I regularly teach a workshop on why the AIP is making your autoimmune disease worse and how to expand diet again. You can learn more about that HERE.

Anyway, there is only the diet that works for you. Some people only need to be gluten-free. Some needs to take away gluten, dairy and soy. Others need to take away lectins, nightshades and dairy.

And of course, there are specific foods in that some people can’t tolerate. It completely varies! You have to accept that.

Your best be is to experiment with various elimination diets or run an ELISA food sensitivity test to get more accurate on which foods to avoid for now. But remember, if you have to continue eating a super restrictive diet to find relief, you have a dysfunctional immune system still.

You need more work!

6) There is NO quick fix to results

Sorry. I know that’s the way culture and media has taught us, but it’s an utter lie. Long-lasting results comes from lifestyle changes which demands patience and trust. Swallowing a medication or supplement isn’t going to magically make your symptoms go away.

It took you a while to get sick, then it’s going to take you a while to get out of it. You must acknowledge that. Healing doesn’t happen with impatience, distrust, striving, judging or acceptance.

7) Once you get one disease, you can get another

If you leave your autoimmune disease unmanaged or mismanaged – AKA you aren’t doing anything for it except taking medications or you still have gnarly symptoms, you can be at risk for developing another autoimmune disease! People with Hashimoto’s for example, have a 50% increased risk for developing another autoimmune disease.

I have seen countless times where women develop Hashimoto’s and because they don’t address it the right way, they go on to develop Lupus. I have seen women develop Multiple Sclerosis too. 

8) Trauma and stress are your #1 biggest triggers

There is so much focus on detoxes, diets, supplements and gut protocols these days and while that may be helpful, I can promise you that if you have unresolved wounds, unreconciled childhood or early adult trauma, and demons that you have ignored, avoided or rejected, you’re going to have a very, very difficult time getting results.

In fact, I would go so far to say that you won’t heal until you heal the past. 90% of the women I have worked with and even currently have something of this lingering from their past.

It’s part of what got them sick, but it is what is needs the most attention. I am ware that it can be scary and sometimes people don’t realize they have things in their past, but it demands investigation.

This can be the difference maker for you in terms of getting healthy again or not.

Seriously...

9) Autoimmunity is more than about YOU!

One of the problems I continue to see is a lack or urgency to take charge of their disease. If I were to tell you that your kids are watching you, absorbing your language, and taking inventory of your behaviors that can often create unhealthy conditions for them, would that motivate you to change?

I had a women I spoke to recently tell me “I am so sick with Hashimoto’s and have become a Debbie Downer. My kids and husband would be better without me.”

That’s not a comfortable feeling. Your kids are relying on you to show up for them, but you can’t when you’re sleeping all day and have no energy to spend time with them. You can’t connect with your husband or friends when you’re sick. You can’t perform at your job to the highest level either.

When you take care of yourself and put yourself FIRST, you serve everyone else better.

10) You can’t do this alone.

It’s not uncommon for women to try to figure their disease out on their own. They continue to research and research some more, read books and blogs only to feel more frustrated and lost due to so much conflicting information. And their symptoms are not improving. Sound like you?

If you could do it alone you would have gotten better. The truth is that you need support. We all do in life. Just like you couldn’t drive a car without an instructor or get a job without professors and teachers in college, you can’t heal a disease without guidance.

Similarly, when you don’t have a family or a spouse that supports you, it usually makes healing more difficult. But if you have a community of women who are going through the same disease as you are, that becomes the support that you really need. And when you have a mentor to guide you, they both become the greatest sources of support!

That’s why in our Hashimoto’s program, I have created the Thyroid Revive Tribe. Unconditional presence from other women going through their own health journey is the most powerful healing tool we have. Remember, you heal in community; not isolation.

PS. Not all communities are created equal. Many of the Facebook groups out there are toxic and worsening your progress. Check out my FREE Hashimoto's Facebook group - this is what you need.

11) It’s not “in your head”

Has your doctor said that? Psychosomatic illnesses are a legitimate thing; however, when you’re dealing with an autoimmune disease it is certainly not that, especially if you haven’t been diagnosed. Your symptoms and disease is real despite how invisible it is. Trust your intuition – it never lies. If something feels wrong, it probably is.

12) Labs are not the be all, end all

Many people I find get overly obsessed with their lab results praying that numbers go in the direction they want them to go. While some biomarkers can be indicative of real issues – high WBC or low hemoglobin, for example, others are not so simple to interpret.

The reality is there’s many imperfections with tests. With all the fancy new tests that come out that haven’t been studied enough to know the accuracy, it can make things more complicated.

What’s important to know is that doctors treat labs and they based their decisions around the findings, which is useful but not always. It’s about context. Plus, reference ranges have flaws.

The range labs use is based off of a selection of the population that was tested where 95% of them fell within those numbers. It doesn’t guarantee that those numbers are in need “normal.”

This isn’t to say lab tests aren’t useful, but putting all of your trust into them while neglecting your symptoms is the bigger issue. If you continue to value your numbers despite how “normal” your doctors says they are instead of valuing your symptoms, you’re going to keep being stuck.

Objective data and subjective data (symptoms) both matter!

Listen closely!

13) Your disease is your teacher… if you allow it to be.

Despite how awful you think your disease is and how badly you want to get rid of it, think about this for a minute. What if it’s teaching you something? Maybe about your life and what got you here? What you need? Is there an opportunity for something life-changing?

There’s many opportunities found within your pain, but you have to CHOOSE to explore that. Someone who chooses to see disease as an opportunity heals much faster than the person who blames and complains about it.

A victim can’t heal. Be victorious instead!

14) Putting yourself first is NOT selfish – it’s SELFLESS

Many women I find with autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto’s, Lupus and MS are used to serving others. They are the wife, mother, friend, coworker, driver, caretaker… they do everything for everyone, but often neglect themselves. This is more commonly seen in the Type A personality individual.

Over-committing, over-delivering, over-achieving and over-caring are all admirable qualities, but if you continue to ignore your health you won’t be able to maintain that. I can primes you that. Eventually, you burn out.

You MUST put yourself first if you want to take care of your kids better. You MUST put yourself first if you want to be the best mother, wife and friend you can be. This is indeed selfless, NOT selfish.

Read that again.

When you serve yourself, invest in yourself and get healthy you can serve you kids better, spouse better, perform at job better, and be a better friend.

15) Not everyone has a leaky gut!

Leaky gut is a hot topic right now in the autoimmune space. For some reason, there’s the assumption that everyone with an autoimmune disease has a leaky gut. Would I say a lot do? Yes. But not everyone does.

I have found that people with systemic autoimmune disease like Lupus, Scleroderma, Anti-phospholipid syndrome for example, don’t often have a leaky gut.

So if you are wondering why you’re not getting the results you want with your gut protocol, there you go.

16) Just because you’ve been let down doesn’t mean there’s no hope

I hear you when you say that you have been burned left and right from multiple doctors. You are on your 13th one at this point and they have all given you the same advice. Well, for one thing, perhaps it’s time for a different approach?

Just because though no one has been able to figure you out because you’re a “medical mystery” doesn’t mean that’s the truth. I have come across many women who were very complicated cases and doctors were scratching their heads, but I could see what was going on.

here is hope for you, but you have to believe and realize that autoimmunity is fixable, reversible and healable. You just need to find the right person to guide you to make that happen.

If my mom could do it with her Hashimoto’s after struggling for 20+ years, so can you!

17) You may be getting in your own way of results

This is a bit of tough love, be prepared. I have found some self-inflicted obstacles for people that ultimately become the real reason behind why they aren’t getting better.

The first one is that you perhaps your energy and intentions aren’t congruent with the dream goals you want - more energy, weight loss, confidence, etc. Spending your precious energy on blaming, complaining, judging, fearing, and distrusting everything that comes you way will never allow for any transformation. That circulated negative energy isn’t serving you, ever.

You have inadvertently and unconsciously creating roadblocks that stem from past experiences or trauma. Some examples would be, “I’m not worthy enough for help, so I’ll stop asking for it,” “I feel the need to always take care of others because I had to take care of my sick parent as a kid,” or “I was betrayed by a friend or mine (or doctor) and now I don’t trust anyone.”

These are hard-wired neural connections born from years ago that dictate how you behave today. It’s your “normalcy” and hard for you to take a step back, and see how it is everything BUT normal.

Self-limiting beliefs and excuses of “I can’t afford help,” “I don’t have time,” “I have a vacation,” “I can do this alone.” How does that leave you? More frustrated. I have heard it all. 99% of the time they are not the truth - just the truth from your perspective.

The problem is that once you say one thing, your brain will start to believe that and you will be the master of making up more excuses.

Once you’re there, it’s hard to get out of that trap because your subconscious mind has already decided for you on what to do. Do something NOW before that happens!

18) Antibodies are NOT actually the problem

If you have an autoimmune disease, then you have antibodies. In fact, you had them circulating in your blood years before you got diagnosed. But when you’re trying to lower them with treatment there’s a common expectation people have – the lower they get the better I am.

False.

First off, antibodies aren’t the real problem. The other immune cells are that do the damage. Antibodies simply flag your tissue like the thyroid, joints or brain as a target for those other immune cells to attack it.

I have seen clients have above average antibodies and be virtually symptom-free. Conversely, I have seen people with lower numbers of antibodies and still have terrible symptoms. I have seen this especially with TPO antibodies in Hashimoto’s cases. It is not as simple as you think.

Striving to force your antibody levels to drop should not be the primary goal – managing your symptoms should be the priority. How you feel is more important.

19) Stop waiting until it’s too late

A lot of people say to me my disease “isn’t that bad” and consequently wait until they hit rock bottom where they have no choice but to do something. It’s easy to put something off in general when it’s not a major inconvenience.

But like that leaky tire you have on you car, it will eventually deflate and then you’re in trouble.

You have an amazing opportunity to heal yourself and get well when you catch your disease early. But the longer it goes on unaddressed, the harder it becomes to get better. Not impossible, just harder. Everyone is different though. I have seen women with over 20 years of autoimmunity get into remission. Granted, it didn’t’ happen overnight.

Make it a priority now to take care of your health. Trust me, it doesn’t get easier. It only gets worse – more emotional stress, more physical stress and more financial stress.

20) Without a purpose, your health doesn’t change

This is the most important one on this list aside from #1. I find this has escaped many people.

Purposelessness - Without a purpose, there is hardly any urgency to change. And you might be saying to me, well I am being urgent! Then, I ask you what’s your purpose? Maybe that just needs clarity then.

If taking action on your autoimmune disease hasn’t been urgent for you, then what I’m saying here could be “mind-blown” sort of moment for you once you hear what I’m about to say.

Do you have a purpose in this life?
Is there something so massive that’s propelling you to fight everyday and live with meaning?

This goes beyond weight loss and more energy. Sure, those are legitimate outcomes you may want, but WHY do you want that?
What will that allow you to do?
How do you want to leave your footprint on this Earth when you’re gone?
How will you be remembered?
Do you want to be remembered like Kobe Bryant?

That’s what I mean…

Without a purpose in your life, there’s hardly any ambition to achieve those results you want. If you don’t know have a purpose that’s okay, but you can be open to it and explore that.

Purpose comes from our signature strengths, passions, people you hang around with, the way you perceive that world, but it can also come from your pain… mostly that is what fuels our purpose. It sure did for me.
Pain is a path to purpose.

When you own your pain and see it as a teacher that gave you lessons in life, then it can sculpt your life’s meaning. It defines why you’re here. It tells you why you wake up everyday fired up to take on the world.

If you don’t have this fiery desire to do something extraordinary, then it’s easy to just have a “meh” attitude about your disease until you are literally in sheer pain and you’re forced to change.

Reflect on this – that could be the spark you need to change now.
𝙄 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚…

It’s a sentiment I hear over and over again. You feel like you’re doing all the “right things” yet nothing is paying off.

Her antibodies and lab work looked normal within the ranges, the doctors said you have “perfect health,” yet she feels everything but that. WTF?

She then shared an epiphany that was SO profound…

“𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵.”

Are you someone who when diagnosed with an autoimmune disease decided to immediately begin Google everything, research, read tons of blogs and books, buy all the supplements, change your diet multiple times, run all the lab results… yet, what ends up happening?


You hit the ground running, but instead of getting the results you wanted, you ran yourself into the ground.

 And now you’re lost and feel defeated. 

You’ve overloaded your mind with all these things to do, but the stress of it all actually worsens the symptoms and causes more flare ups.

This cyclical process occurring year after year becomes a trauma in and of itself.

 That’s what this woman was saying to me. 

She never allowed herself to accept where she is, come to terms with it, be okay with the diagnosis, and let go of the striving effort of, “I need to fix this ASAP!” 

That mentality is something that is all too common with people who have autoimmunity and it would shock you to know that it is only pulling you backwards instead of pushing you forward.



She then said to me,

“𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗺𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁…𝗜’𝗺 𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴.” 

Honestly, this mental shift is what is required before anything else.

Have you been caught in the obsessive vortex of needing to fix your disease right away without taking a breath?

Could doing the opposite be what you really need to get better results? 

In our Hashimoto's program Thyroid Revive, we teach our clients the power of slowing down, non-striving and detaching from the outcome. 

Results begin to come... this has been proven to me through my experience with helping transform hundreds of womens' lives with Hashimoto's.

Have you been put on thyroid medications, yet don’t see any differences in your symptoms? 

Or perhaps your symptoms have gotten worse?


That’s a frustrating, yet very common, scenario with people who have Hashimoto’s.

So, what’s the deal?



It’s important to understand that despite the efforts made to address the disease with lifestyle (which is what is necessary to overcoming the disease), there’s still often a need for thyroid medications in the meantime due to the massive inflammatory reactions against the thyroid.

 

Consequently, the inflammation is creating often a poor response to the thyroid meds - synthetic or desiccated - depending on the person’s unique experience. 

Here’s 5 reasons WHY your medications may not be working

1) People say all the time, their TSH is normal or T4 or T3 is normal, yet they still feel the same. Blood levels may indicate that, but what happens is a situation known as functional hypothyroidism resultant from the cascade of inflammation in the body. In other words, you have medications supporting you, but it’s not getting into the cell. So, you don’t get the benefit as much you’d like. This is the biggest issue I have found with our clients in our Thyroid Revive Hashimoto's program.

How do you get the hormones into the cell?

That's a matter of stopping the autoimmune attack and inflammation. That is not exactly a complicated process - it just requires support and someone to guide you to figure out what's going on because everyone with Hashimoto's is very UNIQUE!

2) Some people need bioidentical hormones (Armour, Nature-thyroid, etc) because they aren’t converting from T4 to T3 (more common than you think). They aren’t converting because of chronic inflammation from the underlying lifestyle factors that aren’t resolved (e.g. infections, food, blood sugar issues, etc). A lot of doctors don’t give T3 (synthetic or not), which is also a big part of the problem in helping to curb symptoms.



3) Some folks get T4 and T3 meds, but feel worse because they’re going through a constant relapsing-remitting cycle, and when that happens the autoimmune attack can release T3 into the blood. If you are on T3 also, that can create a HYPER-thyroid state causing you to feel jittery, sweat, insomnia and heart palpitations. I’ve seen several times where people feel worse when they have their dosages increased too potentially due to this situation.

4) Fillers are in frequently found in thyroid medications - natural and synthetic - cornstarch, gluten, dyes, etc. which can all be a trigger for antibodies. That's frustrating because you don't always know if there are fillers in your meds. It's a bit of trial and error if you feel like you're reacting to them.



5) Antibodies can attack your medications!

This is a puzzling thing that people need to understand. If certain foods are eaten (who cares if it’s AIP friendly), it can allow for your immune system to render your thyroid meds to be less effective because they look identical to a food protein. I speak about this shocking truth in my "Get Me Off AIP" workshop and how the AIP is not as perfect as it is made out to be but may actually be making your symptoms worse. I strongly recommend checking out that workshop if you feel like you're in a diet prison and want to learn how to get off a super restrictive diet!

There’s ways to check what foods that is, but it’s best done with an ELISA food test (not ALCAT or MRT)

. Keep in mind that meditations are usually and typically needed, but they are NOT the be all, end all. Just because labs are "normal" doesn’t mean you don’t have Hashimoto’s or that the thyroid meds you’re on are working.

You have to really look at the whole picture of your disease and health in order to get the type of results you're looking for - that is addressing Hashimoto's with lifestyle. Our highly praised Thyroid Revive program has helped hundreds and hundreds of women who once wanted give up on themselves, but now live a new live and feel NORMAL again.

Feel free to check out that as well! Here to support you!

Peace & Love,
Justin

The Iodine Lie

One thing people need to understand is that while there are a number of nutrients and vitamins needed to make T4 and convert to T3, that is not the central issue or really plays any meaningful role in the disease.


Hence, practitioners today recommend iodine and taking these thyroid support formulas, but you’ll be shocked to know that it is a bad idea. In fact, iodine is just making your disease WORSE… but you may not even know it (back to that in a second).

The research has shown that iodine - while it is necessary for thyroid hormone - in too low quantities and too high quantities increases the risk for hypothyroidism as well as just Hashimoto’s. And yes, this includes dietary iodine. Better hold off on those sea vegetables.

 In fact, the research shows that that more iodine you consume, the higher the TPO antibodies are. In subjects who had TPO antibodies but no symptoms, iodine intake of 250 mcg pushed them into hypothyroidism.

The two most salient points are this:

1) Iodine is a trigger

In other words, don’t be supplementing with iodine! It's a huge mistake. Check your products — 150-250 mcg of iodine is common in multivitamins] and watch what foods high in iodine you're still eating (e.g. seaweed. kelp, iodized table salt. High iodine intake leads to Hashimoto’s, goiter and hyperthyroidism.

More than adequate iodine intake (around 150 mcg) may be a public health concern in thyroid function.



2) Intentional restriction 

Eating less than 150 mcg per day has yielded added benefit, surprisingly. Under 100 mcg/day can benefit. As a point of reference, 1 tsp of table salt is 250 mcg. A study showed a 78% return to normal thyroid function in people with Hashimoto’s over 3 months without thyroid hormone replacement.

Iodine restriction has been shown to potentially normalize and at least decrease TSH levels in subclinical hypothyroidism. In another study, subjects who had hypothyroidism without autoimmunity avoided taking iodine foods, like seaweed for 1-2 months and found that TSH levels dropped from 21.9 to to 5.3 and 63% of subsets showed a decrease in TSH by 50%! 


So, what’s going on?



Basically, iodine supplementation beyond what is necessary daily (150 mcg) is capable of causes more flare ups in Hashimoto’s.



Iodine ➡️ oxidative stress and inflammatory reactions ➡️ thyroid cell destruction ➡️ decrease in thyroid hormone output.



Here’s the catch though…

There can be an initial sense of improvement because the thyroid destruction releases a surge of T4 into the blood and increases metabolism. TSH may go down too, but it’s fleeting. It’s misleading symptom relief.

Another scenario that can happen and that I have seen is how people go into hyperthyroid state because of too much T4 and T3 released from the inflammation. The confusing thing is that TSH could improve, remain the same or increase DESPITE finding some relief.

Again, this just one example as to why looking at TSH in isolation and predicating your disease progression and success on it, is a mistake and just creates more problems in the end.

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You research day and night and learn everything you can about it.

Maybe it’s gluten, heavy metals, virus, radiation, EMF, Lyme, leaky gut, chemicals or toxins.

You implement all the strategies you can find on blogs, articles, Instagram posts and Pinterest banking on it to eliminate this one root cause. Or someone told you that your symptoms are attributed to this one root cause.

And then what commonly happens? Nothing changes and you’re more confused than ever.

This is the problem in the functional medicine space when it comes to autoimmune disease. People online, and even doctors and practitioners get hung up on their bias and have you believe that it boils down to one thing and once you eliminate it, you’re in the clear.

You’re going to be symptom-free. Or you could very well create that belief from all the stuff you read.

If you’re wondering why perhaps you’re still stuck and nothing is working to fix your autoimmune disease, I am willing to be this is why. Nothing happens in isolation.

There is no smoking gun. There is no singular thing that is causing your disease - it’s a LOT of things that converge together over the years and cause your "burden bucket" to spill over.

Overfixating on that that one thing in your head that you believe is creating ALL of your issues is the problem.

STOP!

It’s not that simple.

And honestly, obsessing about that one thing creates enough stress to set you back and make the interventions you’re doing less effective anyway.
You really need to broaden your awareness and perspective on autoimmunity. Many things are involved. But don’t go too far because trying to do everything at once is also a mistake.

And so is oversimplifying your disease hoping that if you fix this one thing that everyone is talking about you’re going to be free from the disease.
It’s somewhere in the middle. Realize and accept that if you want better results.

That’s the angle we take with our clients and it proves to work. :)
Autoimmunity is about lifestyle medicine, if you haven’t realized that out by now.

Does that include diet and supplements? Can that potentially include medications.

Yes to both.

But what fixing autoimmune disease IS NOT is over-reliance and and overemphasis on diet, supplements and medications - the very things that people spend exorbitant amounts of money and time with.

This is part of why alternative medicine gets a bad reputation because there’s countless practitioners and doctors who create this belief in you that you can take their “special” supplement line and suddenly erase your symptoms.

Yeah, I know you get emails from them all the time....

Whether that’s intended or not, it’s a myopic, oversimplified and erroneous way to look at autoimmune disease. Medications are no exception.

There’s a reason why none of those things are working for you.

Keep in mind before you tell me, “well I have made some improvement” that SOME progress is not full progress - AKA remission and symptom-free. If you have symptoms still.

Keep reading.

I get it those things are easy and convenient - that’s why we gravitate to it. But the truth is that if you want real, long-lasting results, you need to step it up and dial in on 𝟰 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗔𝗜𝗣 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁.

1️⃣Sleep.

If you can’t sleep and stay asleep, your circadian rhythm is imbalanced. A proper ratio of cortisol and melatonin is vital for modulating the immune system in your favor. It's between the hours of 1 and 5 AM where you create the proper balance of immune cells. There are many that you need to help with your autoimmunity, and when you don't sleep, you lose it. 

Thus, you breed more inflammation and then have worsening symptoms - yikes. This is why it's really important to discover why you can't get to sleep or stay asleep. Both matter.

Melatonin, 5-HTP or those kinds of supplements is a band-aid and is disrupting the normal rhythm. If you want to use CBD oil and some herbs to help you relax, go for it.

You still need to address it physiologically. That comes down to understanding what could be causing the sleep disruption with lifestyle changes.

2️⃣Stress.

Silent, unheeded emotional pain is a stress as much as is freaking out about your lab results. Both are unhelpful, but must be handled sensibly. If you don’t deal with the emotions, you’re not going to get very far with anything else you do because it simply worsens the T cell/autoimmune attack on your body.

This is the most important component. Stressing now about Coronavirus does you zero favors with your health. Your immune system may even already depleted. Adding more emotional stress (inability to become less reactive) just makes the inflammation stronger in the body and worsen symptoms. 

Think about the areas of your life that you are most stressed about. What can be changed? Your perception of it. Nothing changes in your life except for how you look at it!

3️⃣Relationships.

This relates directly to stress, but look, people aren’t going away. Think about the connections you have with people and what you can control to create more peace.

Then, think about what you have less control over or none at all.

Accept what you can’t change, and change what you can. Relationships are so important because the emotions that come from healthy connections increase opioids. Happiness, jot, fulfillment, calmness, laughter... all fo that is super beneficial to your immune system; specifically, the part that calms down the autoimmune attack.

But, being around people and constantly fighting, feeling stressed, anxious and all that jazz doesn't help your cause in healing. 

4️⃣Exercise.

A sedentary life and barely moving is not doing you any favors. High intensity training, under a threshold, increases opioids also which has a very favorable impact on decreasing immune cells that cause the inflammatory attack on yourself.

Walking, yoga, and low impact things are great, but having high intensity training is even better and has a greater hormonal impact which than influences your immune system even better. 

Do what you can handle from a physical pain and energy standpoint, but adding in movement daily is super critical.

Assess your success in each of these 4 areas and you won’t need so many supplements. 
Autoimmune disease displays at different stages depending on when you were diagnosed (or weren’t) and how severe the symptoms are.

There’s a shocking number of people out there who have autoimmunity cooking inside and display zero symptoms, but antibodies are rising (if you ran the appropriate test you would see them elevated). As years go by, things change.

Symptoms get worse, the function of the tissue being attacked decreases, inflammation rises, and damage ensues. It’s one thing to figure out where you are, but it’s another thing to do something about it.



I’m just gong to be blunt here... 

This may not apply to everyone obviously, but I find that a lot of women who know they have Hashimoto’s Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and especially skin diseases want to wait until they hit their rock bottom.

That is they have been dealing with fatigue, weight gain, joint or muscle pain, brain fog/cognitive issues, gut problems etc. but have brushed it off, treated it as nothing serious and made excuses. Their symptoms are just a nuisance and not life changing.



Sure, that may be true, but let me ask you this…

If you knew you had stage I pancreatic cancer (which shows no symptoms by the way), would you wait until it reached stage III or for the pandemic to be over to then take action on it?

Of course not, that would be ridiculous!



Why should you treat your autoimmune disease any different then? Because we certainly are. Waiting for your disease to get to a place where it’s unbearable….

Waiting until it forces you to do something about it because you can’t wake up, keep gaining weight, can’t remember things or lose your job is the worst case scenario.



Why?

Because the longer you struggle with autoimmunity, the harder it is to get out of it. It costs you more physically in pain, emotionally because it’s making you feel, and the financial burden of doing surface-level things that aren’t working (e.g. meds, diet and supplements), which all reinforces the disease and keeps you stuck at the bottom longer.

Stop waiting until you sink, trust me... The moment you know you have autoimmunity is when you should take action!

Check out my mom's 20 year battle with Hashimoto's story by clicking here. I hope that encourages you to take action now... and if you want support with that feel free to submit an application to see if The Autoimmune Revolution can help you!

Just CLICK HERE to do that :)
It goes without saying that for a large number of women who struggle with PCOS and especially with infertility, there’s not only a loss of physical health, but there’s an enormous emotional toll. But, from a practical standpoint this also ties in financial burden that many face.

Let’s approximate the math.

• IVF: Can cost as much as $20,000
• IUI: $5,000+
• Laser hair treatment: $300-$500 per session
• Supplements: Hundreds to thousands 

The majority of women I speak to are still doing these things, maybe even you. Is the result is more or less the same? Not much progress and still struggling?

I won’t deny that these options can be helpful and perhaps necessary for the time being, but let’s be clear about something - they are all band-aids.
They don’t fix anything.

The metabolic problems of PCOS is STILL there. You’ve just found a loophole.
Now of course, it’s not your fault.

You’ve just been exposed to these options because of conventional medicine and doctors giving you this false impression they will resolve your problems. But it’s just a lie.

Every client we have had with PCOS has done most of these things and have spent thousands and thousands of dollars.
By the time they get to us, they are at their wits end and NEED to figure this out. Their life depends on it. Their future family depends on them.

So, let me ask you…. 

Would you be more interested in finding a one-time solution instead of spending excessive amounts of money on things that are barely getting you results?

That’s why I created PCOS Powerhouse program - my proven system to show you how to fix and get rid of unwanted hair growth, lose the stubborn weight you’ve been holding on, boost your energy, eliminate bloating, be acne-free and optimize your menstrual cycle so you can get pregnant.

This is all entirely possible because we do this ALL the time.

If you’re looking for a better solution and want to be free from your PCOS once and for all, CLICK HERE!
Many women and perhaps you, feel hopeless and stuck with your weight gain, fatigue, hair growth, acne or infertility because your doctor gives you the impression that nothing can be really done for it.

They say:

"𝙇𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙩”
“𝙀𝙖𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙨”
“𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣”
“𝙔𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧”
“𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪”

Plus, they just offer hormonal birth control, Metformin or Spironolactone to help the cause, but where does it lead you? 

No where?

I talk to a LOT of women with PCOS every week and hear the same frustrating story over and over.

Many tell me they have spent thousands on IVF, tried Clomid multiples times (with progesterone) and failed, had a miscarriage or two, gave IUI a shot… and STILL came up short.

You may be someone who has done that. You may be someone who has also spent a lot on supplements, playing around with kept and other diets to no avail.

The truth is that that’s your doctor’s misbeliefs that unfortunately it crushes your confidence in improving and cause a lack of trust in anything working. I can tell you that you are certainly capable of getting better results because I see it all the time with our clients.

😳

And the shocking reality is that she didn’t rely on exercise and diet to make it happen😧

Losing weight isn’t the answer to getting pregnant or having better labs. The multisystem dysfunction that is PCOS including inflammation and hormonal imbalance IS what is responsible for your lack of results (and weight loss!)

Inside the program we help you discover the specific issues that are creating your hair loss, hair growth, infertility, acne and weight gain. And we give you the actionable interventions you need to fix them… all with lifestyle.

Because as I always say, if lifestyle got you into PCOS, lifestyle can get you out.

There is hope for you! I promise!

If you want to inquire about joining PCOS Powerhouse so you can receive these results too, click HERE.
What does Coronavirus mean for you if you have autoimmune disease?

My intention here is NOT to regurgitate the same information you have been reading and watching about on what to do for Coronavirus. I think that is pretty evident at this point. But what I want to offer is a different perspective for you, especially if you are dealing with an autoimmune disease.

People who are dealing with autoimmunity are a demographic that should take stronger preemptive measures and support their immunity in the appropriate way. All of our clients here at The Autoimmune Revolution have been informed on the things I am going to share with you here. This isn't just about the elderly and people who have diabetes and obesity. Many people, and possibly yourself, are immunocompromised...

Sometimes you don't even know it.

It's something I see all the time, which is why I am touching on this. 

Check your latest CBC test results. If you look at the WBC value, the reference range is generally between 3-10. If you are pushing closer to 3 or 4, or obviously below 3, it implies low immunity. Emotional stress typically is one of the bigger reasons for this, which is why I have trained our clients to change their relationship and perception of the Coronavirus. Living in fear doesn't serve your progress.

It doesn't mean you can't be concerned. But, your response/reaction to situational stress is of utmost importance!

You are already dealing with a lot when you have autoimmunity, so pilling on more stress is just adding fuel to the autoimmune fire and it's decreasing your white blood cell count. I worry that flare ups will become a problem for many folks out there because of the virus. 

The reality is that whether your immune system is weakened or not, you could benefit from bolstering your immunity. 

Here's what I am recommending. 

Reminder: this is not proven in the literature to be effective against Coronavirus or prevent infection; however, given what we have seen be effective against other viruses like Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus, etc. we can make some educated guesses in terms of what wouldn't hurt us to support immunity. 

Note: this is NOT a substitute for medical advice. 

Vitamin D has massive benefits and is protective against respiratory tract infections (the coronavirus has an affinity for the lungs). Somewhere between 2,000-5,000 IU/day is what I have suggested.

Vitamin C - This is a go-to for me because of its antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial properties. It's cheap and you can consume 5,000 grams per day to reap the benefits (stop until your belly starts grumbling and have urgency)

Echinacea, astragalus and maitake mushroom (and vitamin C) all help with increasing your NK cells, which are your first line responders. If you have a low NK cell count on a CBC, then these things would help you.

Oil of oregano and olive leaf are useful for biofilms which viruses make. 

Zinc is the one thing that has the most research on for viruses. It decreases severity and timing of illness. Zinc acetate as in lozenges helps prevent virus from binding to your cell membranes. Zinc 30 mg daily for prevention is what I do. 

Osha root is an herb that increases WBC to the lungs and pleurisy helps with reducing inflammation in the lungs. Things to consider if you want to explore.

At The Autoimmune Revolution store, we have V-Defense which I am personally taking for myself as well is our clients. It works on 8 different mechanisms against viruses, but it's antibacterial and antifungal too. 

Immune Boost is the other product I recommend designed to expose the virus to the immune system because they often hide in the phospholipids of cell membranes. 

V-Defense and Immune Boost are almost out of stock, so be sure to pick them up now if you want to fortify your immune system. By the way, I am taking all of this myself as a preventative.

Hope that helps! Be safe!
There’s a lot of talk about leaky gut and while it’s a real problem for many with autoimmunity it becomes entirely overemphasized. I find that people get inappropriately slapped with the “leaky gut” label because they have an autoimmune disease.

During my “Get Me Off AIP” workshop last night, a woman mentioned how she was told she had leaky gut without without laboratory evidence. That’s a big mistake.

What I find is that tons of people put all their weight into healing their leaky gut assuming that is going to solve their problems. There is no guarantee there.

 The reality is that...

 NOT EVERYONE HAS A LEAKY GUT! 

The people systemic autoimmunity (i.e. Lupus. anti-phospholipid, Scleroderma, etc) often times don’t.


Not to mention, we forget other “leaky” things in the body that can become part of an autoimmune disease. It’s not uncommon for people to have barrier dysfunction not just in the gut, but the lungs, nasopharynx, and brain. If you have migraines, brain fog, cognitive impairment, etc. you could have neuroinflamamtion. 

When I was helping my mom with her Hashimoto's, I knew that she had a leaky brain because she had migraines since I was 5 years old. 

That stuff isn't normal! She was on all sorts of pain medications. But really, she was dealing with autoimmunity in the brain.

If you want to learn more about her story and how she got out it, click here.


Believe it or not, you may not realize that you autoimmunity may also involve brain inflammation, despite have a disease related to the thyroid (Hashimoto’s/Grave’s), adrenal (Addison’s), joints, (Rheumatoid Arthritis), etc.

Chemicals, metals, toxins, infections, stress - these are things that break the barrier. 

These triggers can also stimulate your antibodies to attack your brain. This happens with Hashimoto’s all the time.



Then, there’s the forgotten lung and nasopharynx (the space behind the nasal cavity).

Air pollution, infections, chemicals, mold, also can breech the barrier. Respiratory issues like difficulty breathing, coughing, and mucus in the lungs can be signs of dysfunction there, which then become a portal for autoimmunity to continue.



Take 3 deep breaths as hard as you can. IF you can't do it without coughing, there could be a sign of a "leaky lung." 

Leaky gut may be trendy, but you’re doing yourself a disservice if you buy into the belief that you must have a leaky gut because everyone else does.



Consider other areas of “leakiness” because they matter just as much and if you choose to ignore that, then you may continue to struggle with symptoms and no amount of bone broth or glutamine is gonna help you!

Why Are You On The AIP Diet Anyway?

There’s one of two reasons for why you're probably starting the AIP diet.



Some health guru on Instagram and Pinterest said so. That’s not a good reason.


Or your doctor told you to.

That may be practical for you; however, we need to get something straight.

What I’m saying here is not what you’re used to hearing, but it’s the reality.

 Doing AIP is misleading. It really is because you find temporary relief. After all, there’s less things that irritate your immune system or worse your leaky gut, but guess what? The dysfunctional immune system and leaky gut is still there despite how “good” you feel being on AIP.



You are taught to believe that by removing all of these foods for 60 days or so, you can just choose one day to revert back to your old way of eating and eat all of these foods again, no problem.


Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.

In fact, that’s ridiculous and they are false expectation to have. Nothing changes that fast.


If it did, you wouldn’t still be having issues with multiple food groups and symptoms. That’s why people are always stuck.

Your Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Eczema, MS, Lupus, Grave’s… is more than a diet issue ANYWAY. A temporary diet shift is NOT going to magically fix your symptoms because NOTHING else is being addressed.

 The theories you are lead to believe about diet don’t matter. The paleo guru’s opinion on Instagram doesn’t matter. Your body will decide what it wants to tolerate and not tolerate.

Unfortunately, too many people fall prey to this thought that because they have this autoimmune disease, these “bad” foods on the AIP diet need to go. But people don’t even realize many of those being removed aren’t even the problem. And the catch is that, you may be eating “healthy” foods that are actually make your symptoms worse.



That’s why it’s not serving you to blindly follow AIP zealots who are promoting it based around their own experience with it or simply just have a close-minded view about the AIP diet.

 There is no special autoimmune diet.

Your body will create it. More importantly, diet alone won’t fix your autoimmune disease!

That’s why I created the “Get Me Off AIP” workshop so you can get the truth you need to fix your symptoms quicker and no longer need the AIP diet!

If you want to reserve your spot for the next workshop, please CLICK HERE.
I hear this all the time.



There’s 2 reasons as to why this happens despite doing “everything.”

1) The reality is that there is still pieces to your disease that you’re missing; hence, why you still have chronic symptoms....

A lot of people say they have things that have worked. Cool! I’m really glad to hear that, but some improvement is not 100% full improvement.

You’re not completely out of this disease. You could figure out 97% of it, but that 3% is what you’re missing. That’s the reality.

There’s a reason why you’re not better despite your impressive protocol resume. Even if you theoretically figured out all of the underlying factors, it doesn’t mean it was the right and appropriate intervention for you.


That’s a common issue I see.

Okay, you followed someone’s Candida protocol or someone’s leaky gut protocol, great. Do you still have symptoms or evidence of that? Then you still have that problem. There is no ONE protocol for X issue.

There’s tons of different ways to go about it. If it didn’t work and you still have symptoms, accept that and move on to the next thing instead of pretending it’s not there anymore because you already “addressed” it.


2) But here’s the most important thing you’re missing. 

It’s not even just a matter of what you’re doing (e.g. I need to eradicate this parasite and detoxify this heavy metal). It’s about HOW and WHY you’re doing it. What’s the intention behind it?



Being told to seal your leaky gut with collagen and glutamine because everyone has leaky gut and that will fix all of your symptoms is myopic and ignorant.

Professionals out there often times base their decisions (WHY) on faulty logic using oversimplified and untenable strategies (HOW).

Not your fault but that’s why there’s holes in your progress. What you have been told to do lacks the appropriate how and why, just as much as it lacks the other missing pieces to your autoimmune puzzle.

So, if you’re saying to outlaid that you have this experience, your job is not finished. Most of our clients have said these same words and we help them get the full results they need through how I just mentioned here :)

Learn more by clicking HERE.
Could your “healthy” diet be making your Hashimoto’s worse?

Yes, actually. This is going to shock people...


I could even expand this into other autoimmune diseases too and that also holds true. We have to get some things straight because there’s a lot of misbeliefs and misperceptions about what the “ideal” diet is for Hashimoto’s.

New flash: there isn’t one!



While the notorious AIP diet may offer some temporary relief, it isn’t THE diet you must use. Yet, your doctor, practitioner or someone on social media is telling you to follow this diet. To your dismay,

You could be eating “healthy” or “AIP friendly” foods that are actually worsening your symptoms, causing more flare ups and breeding more inflammation - the opposite of what you think your “healthy diet” is doing.

This all comes down to the fundamental concept that you need to grasp - your immune system doesn’t give AF about what you think is healthy diet.

Your immune system will decides what it will tolerate and what it won't tolerate.

 Believe it or not, food is capable of stimulating your antibodies to not only attack the food but your own tissue - AKA thyroid. Dairy and gluten are prime examples that you may already know. The cerebellum is a target for many people with Hashimoto’s (wonder why you have depression, vertigo, brain fog, forgetfulness? Yeah, inflammation.)

Your immune system says, “Hey this gluten looks like that thyroid or the brain” and it attacks it. This happens in Multiple Sclerosis as well.

 But you aren’t eating gluten and dairy, you might say. Well, turns out in the case of Hashimoto’s there’s evidence for certain foods you might be eating that cause this same phenomenon.

Whether you’re on AIP or some other elimination diet, this can still happen.

...

Raw/cooked tuna, salmon, scallops, brazil nuts (oh, but you need selenium right?), coffee, chocolate, quinoa, cantaloupe, apples, just to name a few are all foods you can make antibodies too if your immune system decided to be intolerant to it. And why is that a problem?

 Cross-reactivity. In other words, your immune system reacts to certain foods and then attacks parts of your thyroid because that food looks similar to the thyroid.

WOW!
 Tuna has been found to cross react with T4
 Scallops with T3 and T4
 Brazil nuts with T4
 Coffee and chocolate with T3
 Almonds and cashews with T4
If that happens (and you don’t realize it because you didn’t run a reliable food sensitivity test like an ALCAT), you are inadvertently destroying your own thyroid hormones and making the thyroid medications less effective.

Uh oh.



But some of these foods are on the AIP diet… Right. So, is AIP really the best idea?

Instead of following the advice of health gurus promoting AIP on Pinterest and Instagram, try figuring out what you are uniquely reactive to. You eating “good” foods that are creating more flare ups is definitely a real thing. I have seen it many times with women before they joined our Thyroid Revive program.

If you would like more information about this, please head over to the Hashimoto's Academy Facebook group! Click HERE.
Whether you are on the AIP diet or a form of dietary restriction that allows for foods like nuts, seeds or non-gluten grains, for example, it doesn’t mean you’re “in the clear.”

That is, you’ve successfully avoided the foods that irritate your immune system and have nothing to worry about.


This is going to shock some of you who are eating autoimmune “friendly” foods, as they may be anything but that! One of the central issues with autoimmune disease is loss of immune tolerance - AKA you start abnormally reacting negatively to food. 



Is it normal to be reactive to all of these foods? NO!

But once you start making antibodies to foods, it’s easier for antibodies to be made against other things… like your own tissue.


Believe it or not, some of the foods on the AIP diet are capable of triggering your immune system to make antibodies against your joints, thyroid, brain, adrenals, colon, etc. Sounds like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s, MS, Addisons’s, Crohn’s, doesn’t it?

This is entirely specific to the person, but it’s been demonstrated in research that foods like salmon, shrimp, scallops, melon, banana, avocado, for example may be worsen your inflammation. But they are “AIP friendly” so they are safe... Obviously not.

In Hashimoto’s for example, you could easily have a known intolerance or just make antibodies to tuna, avocado, coffee, squid, radish, avocado, and if you eat nuts, foods like cashews. These are largely on the AIP diet, but are ALL capable of triggering antibodies against your thyroid!

Uh-oh! Guess what also can happen… antibodies start attacking your own T4 and T3 (and the medications you’re on). This phenomenon occurs because according to your antibodies, those foods and your thyroid look identical. And now you have more tissue destruction.



Even if you are gluten-free, you could react to non-gluten grains so you could wind up having antibodies attacking your neurons (Multiple Sclerosis). Shrimp could cause this in Ulcerative Colitis.

So, is what we think as “healthy” in deed accurate? Instead of following the trend of AIP, do what’s BEST for you.

The new workshop shows you how to get clarity on that. 

Check it out HERE.
The AIP diet gets a lot of attention and appears to be the go-to diet for people suffering with autoimmune disease. While it CAN be helpful, it is by no means perfect. In fact, there's several flaws with it that you may not be aware of. And it could be causing your more problems than you thought!

Women tell me all the time that they feel worse or see no changes in symptoms when following the AIP diet. Right... There's a reason for that. This should give you a new interesting perspective on why that is. 

1) Eating the same foods daily can cause more inflammation.

Considering that you're practically left with seafood, red meat, vegetables, fruits, and some coconut, you have limited options. Many people eat the same foods every week and even daily. But that's an issue because...

Eating the same foods every day = Poor microbial diversity = Autoimmune flareups

The AIP diet robs you of nutrients and fiber that you need to see your gut bugs happy. Dysbiosis or an imbalanced gut flora is one of the key features of nearly every autoimmune disease. Chances are, yours is imbalanced too. Lack of important good gut bugs is a problem because they modulate immunity and stop the immune attack. But without a healthy population of them, that doesn't happen well.

You may think you can just take a probiotic and some fiber, but sadly that's not the answer. Probiotics don't increase the number of different bugs. ironically. By eating the same foods within the AIP diet, like broccoli, spinach, salmon, tuna and beef you wind up contributing to negative changes in you microbiota. If you continue to have imbalances there, you will have a difficult time fixing your disease. 

That is why fermentable fiber foods like plantains, onions, endives, legumes/beans rice, nuts and grains are all something we want to be able to eat, but obviously some can't handle them, which is a different discussion we'll come back to.

2) The second flaw with the AIP diet is that shockingly some of these “safe” AIP foods can be worsening your symptoms. For example, watermelon, banana, avocado, salmon, tuna, swordfish, shrimp, kiwi, pear, apple, lobster, crab are all potential candidates.

Why?

Because you could be making antibodies towards these foods without even knowing it, thereby exacerbating inflammation. 


Overtime, the immune system can start to become reactive to the same foods you eat over and over. If you run an accurate and reliable food sensitivity test (ALCAT is not reliable), then you can see if you are reactive to AIP "friendly" foods. But just to put it into perspective.... You could be reactive to salmon and then suddenly you start reacting towards swordfish. Or if you know you are reactive to peaches you could have intolerances towards apples, pears and cherries. 

And maybe you are on a form of restrictive diet and you have gut out gluten but you eat gluten-free grains. You could make antibodies towards rice.


The reason why this happens is because of cross-reactivity. Meaning, since your immune system is already primed and on high alert, it sees other foods that look the same. This confusion is what allows for antibodies to be made against foods that you think are harmless. Unfortunately, it isn't always obvious which ELISA testing helps too. 

Be aware of this!

3) Foods that are “safe” on AIP can cross-react with your own tissue.



In MS, autoantibodies can attack gluten and then suddenly attack the neurons in your brain. 

Shrimp for example, can cross-react with your intestines and can cause Ulcerative Colitis. Casein and gluten cross-react with your joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

Do you see why this is a problem? 

Believe it or not, some of the foods on the AIP diet are capable of triggering your immune system to make antibodies against your joints, thyroid, brain, adrenals, colon, etc. Sounds like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s, MS, Addisons’s, Crohn’s, doesn’t it? 

This is entirely specific to the person, but it’s been demonstrated in research that foods like salmon, shrimp, scallops, melon, banana, avocado, for example may be worsen your inflammation.

But they are “AIP friendly” so they are safe...  Right?

In Hashimoto’s for example, you could easily have a known intolerance or just make antibodies to tuna, avocado, coffee, squid, radish or avocado. These are largely on the AIP diet, but are ALL capable of triggering antibodies against your thyroid!

If that happens, antibodies start attacking your own T4 and T3 (and the medications you’re on). This phenomenon occurs because according to your antibodies, those foods and your thyroid look identical. And now you have more tissue destruction.

The bottom line is that the AIP diet often fails  because it gives you a false impression that it’s A) going to fix your symptoms and food problems and B) going to allow you to expand your diet later again within 2-3 months. Sorry, your immune system doesn't change in 60 days.

The purpose of the AIP diet isn’t to take away foods and cross your fingers hoping you can tolerate those foods again at an end date… it’s to remove them short term while building immune tolerance 
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The AIP diet may help short-term, but people who promote it as a symptom fix and going to solve your food problems are misleading you. 


You need to work on resilience NOT avoidance. When you do that, then you can eat more foods again, see antibodies come down and see your symptoms disappear. 

That is why I created the "Get Me Off AIP" workshop - our popular live webinar that shows you how to take control of your life again by increasing the one thing you're missing and that makes all the difference - YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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How Unresolved Emotions Causes Autoimmunity

Given that people have been taught to believe that physical health and mental health are separate entities, this evidence-based concept challenges that belief, thus it becomes very important for us to grasp this idea that will radically change the way we view disease and how we approach it.
 
Indeed, if you have a mental disorder, the immune system can be dysfunctional and vice versa. 
 
Under healthy responses, when there is an environmental trigger such as an infection, the immune system is elevated along with adaptive emotional and behavioral responses like depression, fatigue, loss of appetite, and isolation.

When there is a short-term emotional stress like being late to a job interview, there’s a subsequent rise in innate immune cells. In either examples, the intention is to find equilibrium again so that the emotions and immune system calms down.
 
Psychological states alter immune responses, for better or for worse. Cortisol and noradrenaline are produced, with cortisol known to alter immune cell trafficking.
 
In mental health disorders and chronic immune dysfunction, like autoimmunity, there is an exacerbated compensatory response.
 
If there is an environmental trigger like a pathogen or a short-term emotional stress, like fear or anger, for example, it can causes a rise in innate immunity.

This is the compensatory immune reaction we’re speaking about, which can manifest as brain inflammation (e.g. OCD, depression, anxiety) or prime an autoimmune condition.
 
Hence, mental health disorders and autoimmunity can arise from abnormal immune responses.
 
However, an emotionally charged traumatic event may also create mental health disturbances and lead to immune system imbalances overtime.
 
Chronic emotional stressors, like unreconciled resentment, grief or unworthiness lead to drops in innate immunity (quick action on infections), cytotoxic T cells (cancer fighting cells) and regulatory T cells (needed for combatting autoimmunity).

Ironically though, this does in fact promote chronic inflammation, which is where must people suffer with autoimmunity and mental health disorders. 
 
So, immune disorders can also be born from mental health disorders.

What makes this so compelling is that different traumatic events like death, physical abuse, sexual abuse, rejection, etc are likely to induce different immune responses inside the overall up regulation of immunity.

This is how unresolved trauma feeds into inflammatory based autoimmunity and mental disorders.
 
It’s almost like a chick or the egg type of thing that we don’t have perfect clarity on, but nonetheless, the interrelationship between the the emotional system and immune system can’t be denied.

That's why with out autoimmune clients who have chronic Lupus, MS, Hashimoto's, Crohn's and Rheumatoid Arthritis, just to name a few, we spend a HUGE amount of time on the mind-body relationship. 

You have to get the mind healed in order for the body to heal. That's what most peopler are missing and why results aren't coming.

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The most important post about Hashimoto’s you'll read all year!

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1️⃣Blindly following the advice from your doctor or practitioner without fully understanding the rationale for it. A lot of people just accept what they are given and do it without having an explanation. Lack of informed consent is also an issue too. But you deserve to know the risks/benefits of things (like birth control for example), and have a clear understanding behind why things are recommended.  If you don’t know, that’s a red flag to get out.


2️⃣Oversimplifying a complicated disease by resorting to what I call, "surface level interventions" promoted by people on blogs and social media. That would be the "big 3" - medications, diet and supplements. Everyone we have ever worked with has said they are given a boatload of supplements, changed their diet 7 times and not made much progress. And the reason being that swallowing a bunch of stuff ain’t gonna cut it. Hashimoto's is much more involved than those things.

3️⃣Focusing on avoidance rather than RESILIENCE. Cut this food out, take away that. What’s next oxygen? Joking aside, there's certainly a need to remove toxins, foods and certain things from your life so your immune system gets a break, but what about building up the immune system? What about strengthening the liver or mental health? This is also another major reason as to why women with Hashimoto's don't get the results they want. You can't improve if you don't mend the weak links in your chain. Immune dysfunction is the cornerstone for Hashimoto's and all autoimmune diseases for that matter. You have to strengthen it in conjunction with avoiding foods.

That's why I created my "Get Me Off AIP" workshop. It not only teaches you how to make your immune system resilient. Simply avoiding foods like gluten, dairy, nightshades, etc. is not the answer, but by strengthening immunity, you can then learn how how to expand your diet again and fine quicker symptom relief. 

4️⃣Overemphasizing  what you CAN’T do and have versus what you CAN do. This is a big one. A scarcity mindset brews more stress ultimately perpetuating your symptoms. I understand you can't go to the gym with the energy, do outdoors things like before, engage in your favorite hobbies or travel as much as you used to. Maybe you only have enough energy to do some of it. 

But how about celebrating what you CAN do at the moment. Can you walk to mailbox daily, drive a car, laugh with friends, make it to the grocery store, spend time with your spouse or kids? Understand that nothing here is permanent. You may not be able to do everything like you used to with 100% capacity, but you will get back to that place again. In the meantime, let's acknowledge the good things you can do daily. Your body is listening to you!

5️⃣Placing the core responsibility of your symptom improvement and progress on the doctor versus yourself. This is a huge misconception I see often. If you have the mentality of sitting back and waiting until someone gets you better, you probably won't get better. 

Fact: it’s YOUR job to be your best advocate and participate in the healing journey. No one has the ultimate remedy or solution you need. People have part of the solution, but you have to show up and put your toe in the water too. Our clients know from the beginning that this is not a "okay fix me and let me know when you're done" process. The person you hire has a responsibility, but so do you. You have to set the foundation first.

6️⃣Failing to ask for support. Do you still continuing to research online, read books, blogs and social media still trying to figure this out on your own? I've heard people say they have been doing that fo 10 years and they feel more confused than ever because this person says this and it contradicts what the person over there says. 

Listen, you didn’t make it though school, ride a bike or learn how to write without support, right?  So why is Hashimoto's any different? Despite you needing to be your best advocate, no one can do this alone. If you could, would would have gotten 100% of the results you want by now. That's just a fact of life - we all need support. Even I have 4 mentors currently. If you want quicker results and no longer wish to waste your time and energy, then would it be worth it to get support?

Or worse, giving up thinking no one can help you because no one has been able to help you even after 12 years and 17 doctors. Remember this if nothing else… If lifestyle got you here, lifestyle can get you out and grant you a symptom-free life. Just because no one has been able to help you up until now does not mean no one can. 

7️⃣Listening to lab results and your doctor’s opinion of “your labs are normal” versus your own intuition. This is where I see a lot of women get stuck. Trusting the authority to a degree makes sense, but ignoring your own inner voice does not.

Truth: labs are not perfect. Thyroid labs are often not a reflection of what is truly happening inside the body. So, that's why your doctor is saying, "well, your TSH and T4 is normal so you're in good health." The problem is that they are misinformed on reading these labs. Having “normal” labs in the face of debilitating and excruciating symptoms is not evidence of good health. If you feel off, then that gives you the truthful answer.
 Labs matter, but not in isolation. How you feel matters just as much if not more.

Time to find someone who will listen...

8️⃣No putting yourself first. You can’t fix your symptoms if you continue to serve everyone but yourself. I get it. You're a single mom or have a crazy life tending to the kids, you hectic work schedule, have to go to yoga class, cook food, etc. But you can't keep doing that forever, especially when your energy reserves are already low. Eventually, you will burn out and your body will shut down. 

Neglecting self-care is going to catch up. Your battery is draining and you desperately need to recharge it. I hear women say all the time that they can push through the fatigue still because it's "not that bad." It may not be, but if you continue to put your foot on the gas when the red light on your dashboard is blinking saying, "chill out!" you're going to be in trouble in the future.

We have a client who lives in Alaska and has 5 kids. She makes it a non-negotiable to spend 45 minutes by herself in the morning going through her own routine. It has made a night and day difference in her healing journey. Boundaries are needed. Remember, it’s not selfish, it’s selfLESS. When you take care of yourself, everyone else is taken care of better.

9️⃣Hanging around people who are victims, blame doctors, complain about their disease and put out that negative energy. They are called "energy vampires." Facebook groups are notorious for this, which is why I have created my own group called "The Hashimoto's Academy of Empowered Women" so women can be victorious. Being around people like that just simply reinforces stagnancy and the belief that you can’t get better. Everyone we have worked with who gets into remission and symptom-free does so because they see their pain as a teacher and their illness as an opportunity.

One of the most significant things you can think about is, what's the meaning of my disease? What can I learn from it? How can I use this experience to help others? 

If you can answer that for yourself, there's no way you're going to complain and blame about your disease. 

Time to change your environment, yeah?

🔟Having expectations of a deadline and check points of when this and that needs to happen. Are you having expectations of needing to hit a certain weight by next month, have your TSH lower by next weekend or having my antibodies gone by the Spring? That doesn't help at all.

Striving creates more resistance and worsens the pain and symptoms. There is no linear process with Hashimoto's. Autoimmune disease is a forever an oscillating journey, EVEN when you get into remission flare ups still happen. My mom who is technically in remission still will get flare-ups here and there because that's part of life. It’s always a matter of managing the lifestyle driven disease. It doesn't mean you're back to square one, it's just a "hey, pay attention here!"

Honestly, the only thing you should expect is the ebb and flow of the disease.



You would be far better off letting to of any attachment to the results you want (e.g. more energy, weight loss, no bloating, etc.) because it just creates more suffering. Having discomfort, fear, angsty, anger and neurotic sort of behaviors about reaching an outcome just makes it harder to get there. Trust me. Instead, if you take a backwards approach by letting go, becoming unattached to the goals you want and stop thinking about it every minute of the day, you'll get there sooner.

You're walking towards the finish line, not sprinting.
We know from research that childhood trauma left unaddressed creates maladaptive changes to the body like, cortisol and immune system dysregulation.

The brain is greatly impacted. Depression, anxiety, OCD, and other mental disorders happen frequently now, and guess where it could probably be traced back to?

Early traumatic events - wither you think it was traumatic or not, it doesn’t matter. Many people don’t realize they are dealign with this.
Some of the found brain changes is shrinkage of the long-term memory bank (hippocampus), and pre-frontal cortex (responsible for adult decision making), impaired functioning of the orbitofrontal region, and increased activity and enlargement of the emotional fuse box (amygdala).
But, here’s what is going to shock you…

Even if you never had trauma, you could be promoting the same brain problems if you are someone who…
Has a type A personality or is stuck in this cycle overscheduling, overcommitting, overachieving, overdelivering every single day, and never taking your foot off the gas for years. 

That is the definition of chronic stress. It may seem harmless to you, but eventually it is everything but that.
It actually can look like what happens in PTSD patients.

This biological embedding or hypersensitive and hard-wired stress response takes place in the person who has trauma as much as it does in the adult person who just lives a busy life.

If you are someone who autoimmune disease that is still not finding relief no matter what you do and have spent years trying to fix this, think about what I have said here. There is little you can do to find improvement if you don’t change your behavioral patters and how you show up daily.
The mood swings, mental health problems will remain - brain fog, forgetfulness, migraines - they happen for a reason. The immune system consequently doesn’t slow down and you trigger more immune attacks against your own body.

There are many busy mothers with Hashimoto’s I have spoken to countless times. They have kids and do a lot for others, yet little for themselves. You can’t expect to maintain that and get better if you don’t change it.

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Fixing Your Autoimmune Disease Can't Happen Until This Happens

This epitomizes everything that is mandatory in order to truly fix any autoimmune disease.

Honestly, I don’t care if you have seen 13 doctors, tried 6 detox programs, 20 supplements and everything in between. Aside from interventions like that, you are limited in your ability to get results because you may not be digging into the core reasons behind WHY you’re sick (opportunity) and WHY you want a better life (meaning).

This is all up to you.

It starts with you - not anyone else. This is part of my method when I’m working with clients struggling with 15-20 years of autoimmunity where nothing has worked. And they start to get better finally because we are actually exploring the questions that need to be asked.

Moreover, what’s the impetus to change?

Many people lack meaning in their life and that’s why it’s not urgent for them to change. That isn’t fun to accept, but that’s what I have found.

The women I have worked with who get the best results are the ones that embrace self-actualization - they see their potential and make it a reality, and see the truth that most forget - your disease is more than about YOU.

It impacts your kids, family, friends, your job, your purpose... BUT, your disease offers a chance to help and serve others.

Don’t you want to make an impact and be of service to others helping them see that there’s light at the end of the tunnel?
Don’t you want to show them the truth about this lifestyle driven disease?

Well, you have to believe it to be true first for yourself and then be willing to help spread the healing power you now possess. We need more of this, desperately. More people who want to inspire and encourage others, because right now you suffering just breeds more suffering.

When more of people can believe they can transform, stop playing the victim or surrender trying (because nothing has worked), and make it happen for themselves, the more others benefit from that.

Autoimmunity will not slow down anytime soon. But you can do your part - not just for yourself but for others too.

That’s the type of client we work with and that’s what we are looking for.

Are you ready to transform for good? Send in an application to see if we can help you make that happen. 

The Autoimmune Trauma Cycle

Trauma isn’t sourced from one thing.

Maybe you only think of childhood trauma, or maybe you feel traumatized from the lack of support and help from modern medicine. Or maybe from the autoimmune disease itself living with fear and angst?



It doesn’t actually matter whether you have one of these or all 3. It is still a problem in and of itself and perpetuates your autoimmune disease. However, I have witnessed this tri-layer trauma.



Chrissy is a client of ours with Hashimoto’s and Crohn’s that typifies exactly this. She has trauma from constantly being in the hospital and ultimately needing her colon removed, the doctors who dismissed her and the lack of support. She has emotional neglect and feelings of abandonment from childhood.

And living with these autoimmune diseases has instilled a whirlwind of emotions like fear.

 You can be on the best diet, take out all the “pro-leaky gut” foods, take LDN, detox your life away, try 23 supplements, go to the gym, drink a lot of water and take medications, but if you don’t heal any of these traumatized pathways, you’re going to be spinning your wheels.



90% of our autoimmune clients have something to this effect. It is not a rare occurrence by any means. And what’s interesting and equally unfortunate is how the carelessness and incompetency of doctors, compounds the trauma mountain or creates one.

 The mind and body are not separate, remember that. These autoimmune disease symptoms are the somatic inscription of life experiences on the body. The body bears the burden and expresses these emotion uniquely.



None of this is incapable of being healed or “fixed,” it just becomes more difficult. There is a lot of unburdening, de-conditioning and letting to that is needing to take place. That is what we spend most of my time doing with clients and it makes a world of a difference in the progress. Sure, it’s slow and absolutely not easy, but it’s the most salient aspect of autoimmune healing.

You may be aware of this and maybe there are parts that you don’t realize you’re living with.

Now is the time to explore that.

Your Approach To Fixing Your Autoimmune Disease Is Wrong!

Do you have this thought of...

• “It’s all about my leaky gut”
• “It’s all about diet and cutting out food the right foods”

• “It’s all about chemicals”

• “It’s all about Epstein-Barr virus”




People have a tendency to look at their autoimmune disease in this myopic manner where there’s this one single problem that’s responsible for their disease, whether it be a toxin, heavy metal, infection or mold.

And honestly, this overfixation on that one thing is what keeps you stuck and not making any progress. If it were that simple, you wouldn’t still be struggling with fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, or brain fog. The reality is that autoimmunity is one massive tangled web.😳

And guess what? Everyone is very different. Your Lupus is not the same as someone else’s Lupus.

The other problem is that once you have identified what you think or know is single-handedly responsible for your disease, you think there’s this one magical solution. You believe that there’s this universal truth on how to address this one single problem.

People say, "well, I’m taking LDN, large amounts of probiotics, glutamine, and doing ozone," as an example.

And I hate to say it, but that isn’t magically going to solve your disease.😬 Gosh, I see this all the time. I know you’re used to seeing all of these blogs and posts on social media about the new novel thing you need to, but the reality is that is NOT how it works.

Sure, it may help, but becoming emotionally invested into one thing as the “cure all” is only going to disappoint you in the end.

There is NO one singular thing causing your symptoms - it’s a constellation of many, many things. There is no one singular remedy that fixes it and sets you free once and for all. I wish it were that simple.

Here’s what you need to take home and remind to yourself 👉👉 Your autoimmunity is one knotted ball of rope. It looks uniquely different from someone else’s knotted ball of rope because that’s biochemical individuality.

That’s how the body operates.

How you detangle your own ball requires many different perspectives and approaches. In other words, how you got this way with Lupus is different from how someone else who got Lupus, and how you fix your Lupus is going to be different from someone else trying to fix their Lupus.

It’s not impossible.

We see this successful detangling all the time with clients, but you have to get out of this oversimplified, reductionist way of looking at it your disease.

This is why our team has been able to get women such great results. We spend more time and energy into your disease... more than what your doctor can do. Learn more to see if you would benefit from one of our programs, by submitting an application for a FREE consultation call. CLICK HERE to make that happen :)

MYTH: Bad Genetics Is Why I Have An Autoimmune Disease

Do you still think genetics are why you’re sick?
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I know you have been led to believe that, but that has to be one of the greatest lies ever told. It’s tempting to blame genetics but all that does is leave you disempowered and hopeless ultimately feeing less inclined to do anything about it.

Yes, the small % here can imply really unfortunate circumstances where you get ill from early childhood.
However, it’s mostly on us and lifestyle. Imagine if genetics dictated everything... we would all be doomed, yet every day there are people who are healing and fixing their autoimmune diseases.🙌

You may have “bad” genes, but it’s modifiable by epigenetics - AKA your lifestyle (diet, toxin exposure, toxic people, trauma, stress, etc). They are all elements that influence the expression of these “bad genes.” That is our responsibility. That isn’t to say you failed at life, it’s just coming to terms with the reality.
Monozygotic twins are studied to test how much genes influence autoimmune risk in research. Those who have the right genes for autoimmunity, including Hashimoto’s for example, have anywhere between a 10-30% chance of developing autoimmunity. Meaning, their lifestyle is what pulls the trigger.

The research shows us just how minor genetics play a role in autoimmune risk:

• MS is 9-30%
• Grave’s is as little as 17%
• Crohn’s is 4%
• Ulcerative Colitis is 6-18%
• Lupus is 11-25%
• Rheumatoid Arthritis is 15-30%

That is really empowering to know you have the ultimate control.

Unfortunately, a lot of people are wired to not be proactive and follow preventive/prophylactic medicine. We wait until we hit rock bottom when the disease or cancer for that matter, has already happened.

Hoping for a cure is wishful thinking, IMO. Even if you find a cure for one error, you don’t think your lifestyle/epigenetic variables will offset it or perpetuate the problem again even if you have a cure?

I do, but you can disagree.

Waiting for the perfect remedy is not going to happen. If you’re at this place if desperation searching for a cure it’s because you have lived a lifestyle that has not been conducive to your health. That’s what needs attention.

Why let it get to that point when you can do something now? Just because symptoms aren’t “that bad” is not a good reason.
And that’s a lot of what I see with the autoimmune camp... the absence of urgency.

Trust me when I say that you don’t want to find out the hard way. It only becomes more difficult and creates more suffering.

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I have spoken to many women who express to me how they have suddenly felt worse with their autoimmune disease or saw the emergence of theirs after childbirth.

I hear it with Hashimoto’s all the time, but it is still even common amongst MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more. Yet, most women don’t understand why that is, so here’s my opportunity to explain it.

You can see here in the graph that all of these autoimmune disease have one commonality - they all show their teeth postpartum. If you had antibodies to whichever organ or systemic antibodies (e.g. Lupus, Scleroderma), before you got pregnant you may have had some abnormal symptoms, but when pregnancy is over, it’s like a boomerang and things progressively get worse within a year.

In fact, we can see that in women who have positive TPO antibodies (wither they know it or not) in the prenatal period, 50% will develop postpartum Hashimoto’s.



You’ll see in some diseases, there’s a respite - a temporary relief of symptoms, which is why it gets really confusing for women in terms of whether they think they have a disease or not.

Logically though, your body is not stupid. Significant immune changes are occurring because its biggest interest is tolerating the growing fetus. Hence, why you’re in “remission” but it’s really just an illusion.


Estradiol, progesterone, prolactin and cortisol are all greatly elevated during pregnancy which favors the woman with Th1 dominant type diseases. Be careful though, it’s not cut and dried - what is typically Th1 (like Hashimoto’s) may be Th2 for someone else or both could be high. But the idea is that these hormone exert immunosuppressive effects so antibodies come down.


Why would it want to attack the fetus?

Much to our dismay, that doesn’t always hold true and unmanaged/mismanaged autoimmune disease can facilitate fetal antibodies (again, why this can be the gateway for autism to develop).



It’s interesting because someone people don’t have that benefit. If you possess more of a Th2 dominance, then you can find amplified autoantibodies that exacerbate the disease and cause flare ups during pregnancy like in Lupus. 

Estrogen is about context.

Outside of pregnancy, it increase antibodies and generally makes things worse which is why research shows hormonal birth control use is a problem in certain autoimmune diseases, usually the ones that are Th2 dominant because estrogen increases that side of immunity. But during pregnancy, it has protective effects and dampened antibodies. 


Cortisol suppress immunity, which begs the question, would extra self-incurred stress during pregnancy not become a real threat? I don’t know.

But, what we know is that chronic stress in the woman that isn’t pregnant will do the opposite and breed more inflammation and the autoimmune attack. 
You can see how it’s highly variable. But the point is your body has a carefully designed plan. If you already have a dysfunctional immune system, it is still dysfunctional, despite the relief you may have for a short period of time.

Your body still needs healing.

Nothing changes for you in the end.

Learn more about how we can help you heal from postpartum autoimmunity HERE.

6 PCOS False Beliefs That Need To Go!

There’s many recurring false beliefs I hear every week from tons of women we speak to looking for help. But these 6 beliefs here are a HUGE reason behind why women stay stuck with PCOS.


𝟏) “𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐂𝐎𝐒”



WRONG. First off, they’re follicles - every woman has them. But some women have folliculogenesis or maturation of the follicle that just stops mid stage and it turns “polycycstic.” You don’t need to have “cysts” to have PCOS. Most of our clients don’t, yet still have PCOS.


𝟐) “𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐱 𝐦𝐲 𝐏𝐂𝐎𝐒”



How many times has your doctor told you that? 🙄🙄You can’t lose weight BECAUSE of the hormonal upheaval. That’s why, you can’t lose the amount of weight you want by eating less and exercising more. Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Insulin… it all needs to be prioritized for the calories approach to work.



𝟑) “𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲”



Put it this way, you were once able to until PCOS came around. So, if PCOS is reversible, what tells you that infertility isn’t either? IVF, Clomiphene… all these modern medical loopholes bypass the sickness you still have, which is disrupting your ovaries and pregnancy chances anyway. Fix the PCOS, fix the infertility. As of this writing, two of our clients in the PCOS Powerhouse program Molly and Loreen have gotten pregnant naturally after multiple failed attempts at pregnancy with conventional options. Molly is in her second trimester and staying strong!


𝟒) “𝐊𝐞𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭”



I suppose you would be lucky if you even got advise from a doctor that diet even did matter. Nonetheless, keto could be helpful, but from my experience 99% of women don’t need it and in some cases it makes PCOS worse. Stop buying into what everyone is doing in Facebook groups. Just because they are doing it, doesn’t mean it’s right for you.


𝟓) “𝐌𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐂𝐎𝐒”


You may have the wrong labs done or not tested the properly way. Your doctor is misinterpreting it wrong. And labs are not the be all, end all. They’re imperfect. Valuing objective lab data over your symptoms is a mistake and is going to keep you stuck sick because you may not find a good reason to do anything about it, but trust me...the evidence is there!

6) “PCOS is unfixable”



It’s easy to buy into the indoctrination from doctors, but they’re lying to you. PCOS is 100% reversible, healable, fixable.. whatever you want to call it. It’s a lifestyle syndrome and lifestyle can get you out! Our clients do this all the time.

Ready to finally start taking action by doing something else?

Check out our FREE PCOS Facebook group for more amazing information and PCOS tools! CLICK HERE.
Getting pregnant is the one trouble many women with PCOS have - I think we are aware of that.

Yes, I hear you when you say it’s devastating to go through a miscarriage. And it’s equally frustrating when you can’t get pregnant at all; hence, why you resort to these conventional methods.

 You may be told why doctors that you will never have a regular cycle or be able to get pregnant naturally, so you end up on Clomid or resort to IVF or IUI.

But here’s the real deal…

That’s THEIR truth from their perspective. It doesn’t mean it’s accurate. In my experience and realistically speaking, you can get pregnant naturally. I am currently witnessing it with some of our PCOS clients.

There are serious consequences of circumventing the PCOS problem in an effort to get pregnant that you aren’t aware of that needs to be brought forward here.

Considering that you aren’t ovulating, despite having a “period,” there’s a high risk of developing endometrial cancer when it goes chronic paired with the presumed inflammation. The research has delineated it to be somewhere to be a 2-6x increased risk. Again, pushing pregnancy with drugs doesn’t reduce this risk.


The forgotten part of all of this is that there’s a big negative risk by forcing pregnancy when your body is clearly sending you a warning sign on the dashboard of your car. It’s literally going, “hey, this isn’t a safe time to conceive… if it was, we would ovulate.” Yet, people are ignoring that sign continuously.


The first problem with that is that the mother will have an increased risk of have a pre-term delivery, and acquiring pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Doesn’t sound good. But the forgotten element to this forced pregnancy is what happens to the growing fetus that NO ONE IS TELLING YOU.

A lot of women have high androgens (e.g. testosterone, DHEA) and if you are somehow able to get pregnant with that, you run the risk of...

Having a child who will develop PCOS

If you have a female that is, the research has shown that the child could develop PCOS around their first menstrual cycle. In other words, your unaddressed hormone imbalances that you STILL have despite getting pregnant is leaving a deleterious imprint on your child. 

The intention here is certainly not to guilt you from the choices you have made thus far. You make your own informed decision, but you should be aware of the unexpected challenges you bring to your newborn by forcing a pregnancy. The most logical, ideal and entirely doable approach is to take control of your PCOS FIRST, get to a stable place of hormonal harmony and peace, and then you can conceive naturally.


The bonus here is you won’t have waste time, energy and spend thousands of dollars on other treatments that don’t guarantee a successful pregnancy anyway.


The ultimate question for you is, which path will you take...

Ignoring your internal dysfunction out our pure eagerness to get pregnant with these risks at play or do it the safe way that spares your health and your newborn’s health?

Fortunately, we have some amazing women inside the PCOS Powerhouse program that decided to get their health under control first and are now in their 2nd trimester. If you would like to have that level of success with your own pregnancy, please submit an application for the program by CLICKING HERE.

Is PCOS Only About Diet?

Can you really diet and exercise your way out of PCOS?

In my experience, no. And if you’re someone who has tried keto, paleo and all sorts of diets to no avail, then the no, it’s not working for you.
If we haven’t yet, we should stop oversimplifying PCOS when it is the furthest thing from a quick fix that is scheduled with diet, medications and exercise.

What I have here is just a snapshot of factors that you may not have even thought of or heard of (and your doctor surely probably hasn’t either),l because again PCOS is a multisystem disorder underpinned by genetic, endocrine, metabolic, and environmental factors.

1) If you have poor sleep patterns, work at night, don’t get sunlight exposure or too much artificial blue light, you can be certain than you’re not losing fat. Circadian rhythm disruption causes leptin resistance independent of diet choices, overconsumption and exercise, which means you’re not losing weight despite how little you’re eating and cutting out carbs.

How’s that for a shock factor? Also, it’s a missed factor for causing infertility and miscarriages.

2) Getting more than enough sunlight or supplemental vitamin D is really, really important for some women because they can exhibit mutations in receptors that may it difficult to bring in this valuable vitamin/hormone into the cell.
Without enough D, you have more challenges with elevated androgens, dysfunctional insulin sensitivity and body fat. 😬

3) Adipo- what?

Adiponectin is a regulator of fat breakdown and glucose. Overweight women tend to have low levels so they end up having more inflammation going on and insulin resistance, which feeds into fat gain and no ovulation.

4) MTHFR is all the rage these days. It gets overplayed IMO, but it still matters. While most people have a polymorphism with it, it can be another obstacle in managing PCOS symptoms if not factored in when it needs to be.
Reason being, undermethylators have been shown in studies to cause high make sex hormones, for example - AKA there’s your hair growth and hair loss problem.

5) I can’t tell you have often I find dysbiosis or infections in women with PCOS. It’s a highly overlooked factor that people forget and don’t realize they have infections.

Well, those infections are going to be making weight loss much harder for one thing. Ironically, the first line of treatment for PCOS - hormonal birth control - is a key cause for gut bug problems, so is it really a surprise?

I should have added a 6th forgotten contributor - fatty liver.

A lot of women I find don’t even know this is going on but it is a real common occurrence. If you have gut dysbiosis and/or environmental toxin overload coupled with stress, your liver is not working well and is burdened. It’s creating a nasty gut-liver destructive cycle.

This is again WHY you must understand that PCOS is not going to be fixed with simply changing your diet and playing around with supplements.
It’s entirely possible to get rid of your symptoms. We have clients that are losing weight all the time and getting pregnant, but you have to realize it’s much more complicated than you think.

Learn more about how you can lose weight or get pregnant with proven methods RIGHT HERE.
Every week I hear from women with PCOS things like this…

“I can’t stop gaining weight no matter little your eat… there’s no reason this should be happening.”

“I have tried all of these diets, yet I still feel bloated.”

“I still have hair growth despite being on Metformin and taking all these supplements.”

“My periods are still irregular and I can’t get pregnant."

It’s like you are taking 2 steps forward, 2 step backwards. You’re confused as hell because such and such says this online, everything you read contradicting. You’re taught to remove dairy, try IVF, exercise more… and take supplements hoping it’s going to fix everything because an IG account said so.

Yes…. I hear it and I acknowledge how you’re feeling - it’s frustrating, irritating and overwhelming.

The reality is that despite how much good progress you may have made doing these surface level interventions, you’re not where you want to be. You still have weight to lose, hair falling out, hair growing in weird places, acne, IBS, depression and STILL can’t have a successful pregnancy (if you’re trying that is.

You’re missing things and you have no idea what. This is the pattern I see endlessly with women. I love doctors, believe me. I have good friends on the conventional side and the naturopathic side, but the bottom line is that there’s flaws on both ends and you’re getting all the same advice - medications or supplements, detoxes and diet changes.

You spend a crap ton of money on all of this to no avail. That’s what all of our clients have been through! And I say this every time...

“You can’t diet and supplement or medicate your way our of PCOS!” 

There’s a reason why you can’t get pregnant and it’s not going to be remedied by something you swallow. I will spend about 90 seconds talking about all of this diet and supplement stuff because that is not the crux of what we do here in the PCOS Powerhouse program.

It’s everything else beneath the surface of the ocean that you have been missing. Not your fault, but it’s why you’re still sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

Molly's Pregnancy Story

Molly who is in the program that joined us at the tail end of 2019. She was lamenting to us about how emotionally painful it had been for her because she had multiple failed pregnancies.

She was left wondering what she needed to do because IVF wasn't working and it was becoming incredibly expensive. The idea of spending thousands of dollars for something that didn't promise a successful pregnancy didn't sound good. Her husband was at a loss and they were both beginning to feel hopeless.

When we spoke to her I explained that, even though you may not like it, this is all a carefully designed plan by your body. It's sending you a sign to protect you, in actuality. When you have PCOS it creates an unsafe environment for pregnancy, which is why ovulation doesn't occur. 

Once she had that epiphany, she understood that she had to get her body in an optimal state first naturally. She stepped into the PCOS Powerhouse program, and within 2 months her hormones were beginning to balance out. Lo and behold, she got pregnant and is now in the 2nd trimester.

Here's the kicker... 

It wasn't her diet or medications that got her there. She wasn’t doing keto or taking 20 supplements. Her results came from addressing the weak links in her chain - AKA what's underneath the ocean line.

But it also involved the most important concept women forget - she had to be a participant in the healing journey and explore the depth of her health with us.

We had to be a leader, but she had to also embrace self-leadership.

That's what I want to remind you. When yo do that, then everything comes together. Molly is living proof of that.

Understand that what you are doing for your condition may be helpful - I am not saying that these surface level interventions aren't. What I am saying is that they are not enough as a solo approach. 

If you want better and quicker results, you have to tend to everything beneath the ocean line. That's what we do here at The Autoimmune Revolution.

If you are interested in seeing if we can help you like we did for Molly, please head over to the PCOS Powerhouse page or submit and application by clicking HERE.
Which means lifestyle changes can allow for a natural pregnancy.

However, countless women out there are under the impression that their inability to conceive and miscarriages mean that it’s the end off the road for them. After all, roughly 90% of women with are unable to get pregnant.

The go-to move is Clomiphene, Letrozole, IVF, and IUI, and even with that I still hear recurring pregnancy loss and failed attempts. The reasons can be explained by this illustration that encompasses the major factors that are responsible for this devastating occurrence. 

The common denominator here is inflammation.

A PCOS body is an an oxidative stress body.

Conception can't occur when there is a slew of free radicals disrupting oocyte/egg quality and maturation, sperm-egg interaction and implantation.

Essentially, there’s mitochondrial dysfunction in the eggs. Which also explains why popular infertility options don’t work half the time still - there’s still often poor egg and embryo quality.



Think of a your pregnancy journey as if you’re traveling down a highway, but you encounter a tragic 4 dar accident that is preventing you from getting to your destination. That accident is what’s happening at in your ovary and uterus. Trying to get around the accident (with IVF, Clomid, etc) may be unsuccessful.

 The common emotional stress that comes with the pregnancy failures, the financial burden of doing other treatments, and any pre-existing stress related to anxiety, depression, life stuff just compounds the overall total load of stress the body is under.

The bucket of water has overflowed and now this feeds right into the problem you’re trying to fix in the first place. 

It becomes one cyclical problem. 

Get your lifestyle figured out in the way that’s needed to fix your PCOS, and then pregnancy can happen more easily. It doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think it is… but you have to see the truth of it.



This can be a bit complicated in terms of how all of these lifestyle factors fit into this puzzle, so instead fo going through it all here, check out this post which goes more in depth on this.

Molly and Loreen are two of our PCOS Powerhouse program clients who are in their 2nd trimester after addressing their PCOS in this matter I am describing. 

Come check out the program HERE and see if we can help you make this happen for yourself!
The double-edged sword of labels.


There’s two predominant ways of which we can look at labeling. The first one is towards ourselves.

In the context of chronic autoimmunity, there’s a lot of this: “I have multiple sclerosis. I’m too sick to do anything. I’m unfixable and no one listens to me.” That can turn into this self-labeling of “broken, “voiceless” and “unworthy.”

If we do this often enough, our projections of our reality change - everything we look at is imperfect. “This diet sucks. You’re not going to have any success with that, I’ve tried it already. That’s absurd.” That negative dialogue frequently comes from you own perception of yourself and so the negativity bias is magnified.

It’s very easy to see that in people who are struggling immensely with their autoimmune disease or PCOS, I find. Their own negative experience with health transformation bleeds into how they view others and situations.



Conversely, if you are being labeled by someone else, how do you handle it?

Sure, it could simply be a reflection of that person and their own insecurity (which is usually the case).

But think about this. What if their labeling of you “You’re so disorganized. Why are you always so sick? You’re always seem miserable,” has a message? Instead of taking it personally, take it as a teacher.


Friends sometimes tell me, “you’re quiet... you seem contemplative.” I’ve never take offense to it because yes I do think a lot. But when I hear someone say that, I begin to question if thinking about randomness is needed now.

Maybe it’s not necessary right now and I can/should be present for a moment. That’s what I mean by viewing a label as teacher. Learn to prosper from things that unexpectedly arrive to you.

 Yes, we need labels, but arbitrary labeling is where we get stuck, especially when they are towards ourselves as it easily catapults us into a murky view of life.


Over-fixation of labels on ourselves (“I have PCOS and will never get better”) ignores the truth that nature is fluid and open to different interpretations.

And guess what?

A different interpretation of yourself can elicit a more favorable change - the one that you desire with your health and life.

Something to think about!
𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪?

There’s a fork in the road - one that leads down a path to rejuvenating health and a life you used to have and the other leads to a dead end of despair, hopelessness and void.

Lots and lots of women I have spoken over the years have been in a battle with their Hashimoto’s for so long and have consciously given up the pursuit for reasons you can see.

Often times too, people don’t make progress because they subconsciously find more solace and comfort within the discomfort; yet consciously say they want to change.

I have had hundreds of conversations with women to get a sense of this. It’s a very tough place to be and it happens for a reason - largely related to childhood experiences/trauma.

But I can tell you with 100% confidence that these common reasons for why people don’t get better is only amplifying more illness within a country that is already at the front line of battling autoimmunity.

Meaning, your decisions affect everyone else.
The only people that achieve the results they want are the ones who see there’s a message, meaning and opportunity with their autoimmune disease.

They see the 30,000 ft view. They see that their pain is a teacher.

That’s why our clients at The Autoimmune Revolution get great results. Yes, it’s important to have a sensible plan. Thyroid Revive has been an incredible system for our clients, but do you know what’s even MORE important?

The willingness to go 100% all in, face the storm and see the greater good that humanity benefits from because you chose to become the victor instead of the victim.

What you don’t need is a fancy supplement, diet, detox or protocol. What you need before ANYONE CAN HELP YOU is the firm decision to transform and fix your disease because of these 6 reasons. Those are the only type of clients we have because they get results with that mentality.

And that’s why we have an application process with all of our programs. A person has to have a certain set of beliefs and idea of what direction they want to go in to get optimal results.

If you’re conflicted on where you are, my recommendation is to sit with yourself and decide which road you are going to go down.

But, if you know where you are and are ready to heal yourself from an empowered place, then we may be able to help you.

Please feel free to reach out to us and send in an application if you find this post resonating with you!
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴.

Do you predicate your hormone harmony on a single blood test?

Unfortunately, this is what your doctor probably does and you go on to think your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, FSH and LH are “normal.” Are you being deceived? Probably.

Here’s what you need to know.

All of these hormones crank out at different quantities at DIFFERENT times of the month. Context is missed too often and we don’t realize that THAT is what matters. The amount of each hormone produced is important. When the appropriate time to test is important. The cellular responsiveness of each hormone is important. There can be issues in any of these places.

In PCOS for example, there’s a good chance you’re missing the abnormality because you aren’t considering the time of month or even doing it through the right medium - AKA urine, whole blood, saliva. May not be your fault, but then again, you can still test this stuff on your own.

You’re left with this false impression that your hormone labs are “normal” but you have raging symptoms that reflect hormonal imbalances. So what do you think is the truth? It would probably be wise to start listening to your intuition versus the doctor who blows it off and doesn’t listen.

Is your DHEAs or Total/Free Testosterone normal? Do you have hair growth, hair loss, skin tags or acne? Then, those “normal” androgens on paper are not reflecting that. This is the tangled mess women find themselves it - it’s called cognitive dissonance.

You’re pulled one way (“Your labs are normal”) but you also have a disconcerted belief that maybe that isn’t the case. And what to do you? Continue to follow advice from the “authority” only feeling more stuck and confused, do nothing or try to figure it out on your own.

So, is it ALL about labs now? Or is it time to listen inside? You decide with new truths🙏

The Truth About Hashimoto's Antibodies No One Is Telling You!

The topic of autoimmune antibodies is easily most misunderstood.

Most don't know what antibodies actually mean. 

Let’s look at Hashimoto’s as the classic example, since it’s so rampant in this country.

From my experience with a lot of women I’ve spoken to (even before they became our client), they have a history of becoming frantic and worrisome over their high TPO levels. Say, they are at 1500. After some supplements and going on AIP, they re-test 2 months later only to find they didn’t budge. Or maybe then actually went lower down to 1000. Then the next month, they go up again to 1800. 

Then, they try a detox and tackle Epstein-Barr Virus only to find their TPO went up again. 

These see-saw, unpredictable findings are incredibly common, yet people with Hashimoto’s in this example, don’t understand what’s happening and why — and nor do their doctors. If you really want to have peace and no longer be stressing about your about antibodies, then listen up. 



Here’s the real deal.



Antibodies do NOT destroy things.

They are not responsible for damage. 

They are not why you are on thyroid replacement medications. 

They do not signify the intensity or full state of your Hashimoto’s. Why? Because that’s not their job.



Antibodies - Mark the protein, toxin, pathogen and signal other immune cells to attack it

T cells - Do the attacking



A) If you have an infection, you would be in trouble if you didn’t have HIGH antibodies. They are protecting you by signaling other immune cells to destroy it (hint: antibodies/B cells are messenger immune cells) so yeah if you a bacteria floating around, you very well may have high TPO when you test at that time.



B) If you have HIGH, out or range antibodies (e.g. TPO) in the presence of HIGH T cells, there’s extreme autoimmune going on. That thyroid is being beaten down And yes, you can test for T cells, but your symptoms will very well give you glues as to this.



C) TPO antibodies are sky HIGH, but your T cell army is barely active. The result? You look awful on paper, yet you feel amazing. My mom was a perfect example for this with her Hashimoto’s. Her antibodies were in the multiple hundreds and in the beginning of her healing journey, they would come down gradually and she still felt awful! 

The bottom line is we need you need to stop ignoring your intuition. Just because the doctor says you're "normal" doesn't mean you are if you don't feel that way!

D) Antibodies are “normal” on paper, yet you have intense symptoms, loss of thyroid function and need dosage changes all the time because the T cell army is going wild destroying your thyroid. This confuses the hell out of people. 

So, as you can see it’s not that simple. Context maters. Looking at antibodies in isolation is a disaster for you mentally. 

Do yourself a favor and stop predicating your autoimmune success off of simply antibodies. Ironically, that stress you have over them will distort the lab numbers even more and make you feel worse!

If you have Hashimoto's and want to gain a better understanding of this disease so you can control it, please join our FREE Hashimoto's Academy Facebook group by CLICKING HERE.

Are you someone who struggles PCOS weight gain and you can’t figure out how in the world to stop it?



Every week, every month, every new year it just keeps coming on. You lose some pounds here and there, but you’re still unable to fit into your clothes, you don’t feel comfortable, and nothing you are doing is working!

 You have likely followed this cycle. You exercise your butt off in the gym and eat less. 

You may even cut out gluten, dairy and other food groups hoping that produces results, but still the scale is barely moving or not at all.



You become extremely frustrated, feel defeated and stressed more than ever. Yet, you don't realize that the emotional stress is worsening the hormonal imbalances, jacking up cortisol, creating more insulin dysregulation, increasing androgens and ultimately worsening your weight gain. 

Yikes…



Is diet and exercise really the solution?
Or is it instead the source of the problem?



For most women I find, it is the problem that makes things worse. Yes, diet and exercise matters, and can make a difference when done appropriately. However, those two things alone are NOT the solution out of the weight gain dilemma.



If keto and cardio worked, you wouldn’t still be stuck. If eating 1000 calories and working out for hours and hours per week worked, you would have lost weight by now and kept it off.

 Right?

So, yes how you eat and exercise matters due to the vicious cycle that is created, but remember that PCOS is a multifaceted syndrome that is complex, and involves various components that are BEYOND diet and exercise. 

If you want to lose weight AND keep it off for good, you have to tackle the weight gain from a different approach.

Of course, stress is one of them and the common denominator with PCOS. If you are stressing out about the weight gain, then you are only making the weight gain problem worse. Instead, what you need is to have a different relationship with your PCOS. You also need to learn and understand the deeper truth about PCOS that doctors don't share with you. For the sake of keeping this post short, there's more than just emotional stress that's causing weight gain. So, what else is causing that? That’s the bigger question.

If you join our FREE PCOS Facebook group, you'll find some hidden gems that can suggest what you need instead.


Allison who is in our PCOS Powerhouse program told has lost 44 pounds and in just 4 months so far. Her success is no attributed to going veto or cutting calories, or even exercise. What we found for her was a combination of psychological and biological stressors that forged together to create this hormonal havoc. This is entirely specific to each person as far as HOW that looks. Everyone is different. No two women with PCOS are the same and we have to respect and accept that.

If you want to learn more about how you can find better weight loss results, check out the Facebook group or the PCOS Powerhouse program.

Watch Allison's Video!

How did she do it?

For sure, going to the gym helped, but if her hormones were never in balance the "eat less, exercise more" model wouldn't have worked. It was through the precise approach we took with her to figure out what was creating the hormonal imbalances. Estrogen, testosterone, insulin, progesterone... and more were all off. It was through the specific lifestyle adjustments  that allow for her weight to come off. Some examples in her case were addressing the emotional turmoil, circadian rhythm, blood sugar, sluggish liver and infections. 

Identifying what the "weak links" are is one thing, but fixing them the right way is another. I have found that many women with PCOS have been told similar things from doctors about what's going wrong, yet their approach to it is weak... it's not enough power. There's more that's needed. That's what we did for Allison. And when you do things right, you get real results!

Are you looking for these kind of results? 

Then then PCOS Powerhouse program may be what you need. Head of to HERE and fill out an application to see if you would be a great fit for it.

Where Your PCOS Symptoms Come From

So, SO much confusion lies within PCOS mostly because a majority of doctors have said the opposite of what is truthful.

This LIFESTYLE syndrome (hint, hint) hinges off of multifaceted and disparate variables. These questions I receive weekly regarding weight gain, hair growth, fatigue and infertility can be traced through the interconnected web I have outlined here.

Oh, and this is just a simplified version. There’s more to it, but it covers a lot of what I see with clients. The problem isn’t about “how do I fix this?

Honestly, that’s the easier part.

The bigger challenge is having you - the person with PCOS - believe that IT IS possible to reverse and get rid of the weight gain, menstrual issues, hair growth, hair loss, depression and fatigue.

And your doctor says to lose weight first? That’s backwards logic. Not happening and you can see why.

I hope this illustration breaks things down for you so you can comprehend exactly what is likely explaining your symptoms. It’s never just one thing, which is why diet and exercise have small roles in fixing PCOS.

It represents like, 5% of what we do with clients. So, before you ask me about it, remember that. I care more about your sources of stress and lack of control around it. That’s where you likely struggle. That’s what has the greatest impact on these symptoms.

I’ll tell you that one of our clients lost 44 pounds so far after years of getting no where and it wasn’t because she went keto and burned 1000 calories per day. In fact, Jenna is a marathon runner and would run 10-15 miles per week and even after all of those calories burned she still couldn't lose weight!

In fact, it made her PCOS and weight worse! Crazy I know, but there's a reason for that.

Her weight gain and fatigue from hidden and forgotten environmental causes that were overpowering and “magical” diet, exercise or supplement regimen.

Here's Jenna's transformation after she went through our PCOS Powerhouse Program!
What’s really preventing you from getting results?

Most women with PCOS I find are so zoned in on what the best diet to follow is (is it really keto?), what supplements should to do, or if doing a detox or probiotic is going to solve everything.

You feel like you have no control of your body. And that’s why you’re so eager to fix your hair loss, hair growth, fatigue, acne, menstrual irregularities, infertility problems and weight gain.

I hear you 👂 You’re not wrong for trying to get out of this mess as soon as possible, but I have to tell you something that you really, really need to understand and change - striving does you no favors. Becoming attached and obsessed about achieving a certain look or getting pregnant isn’t serving you.

It just creates more suffering and impediments🚧🚧. I remember a client I had named Julia who came to be telling me, 𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁! 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻’𝘁 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀. 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲.”

And I reminded her that yes, that’s a very normal way to react and I acknowledge that you want to get rid of all of this, but maybe we can take the foot off the gas a second and just be where we are.

Weird, I know... but ultimately that new shift allowed her to explore her own suffering. It allowed her to gain insight into what was really holding her back from losing weight.

And then it happened.... she saw her entire constellation of symptoms disappear and believe it or not, it wasn’t the diet, medication or supplements. 😮

It was her non-striving detachment from the outcome that allowed her to get there. We taught her to embrace patience, acceptance and to trust the process. She created her own roadblocks.

Unfortunately, you may be also if you have PCOS and are still struggling. The body will follow and listen when you give it time and space. Pregnancy, weight loss, more energy and better skin is all working your reach, but you have to stop reaching. Change what you can, accept what you can’t change right now, and have the wisdom to know the difference🙏

If you want support with that, please check out out PCOS Powerhouse program.
It’s time for you to start believing that results for your PCOS is 100% possible. You didn’t just wake up with bad genes and get this way.

You too can understand the truth behind this, tackle it and be victorious FINALLY!

Click HERE to apply for the PCOS Powerhouse program that Jenna went through to achieve these results.

The PCOS Infertility Journey

A large percentage of our PCOS clients have gone through this process. Undoubtedly, it’s disheartening and devastating experience to say the least.

By the time they get to us, motivation is slowly fading but they have hope because they know pregnancy is possible.

That is difference maker. It is the prerequisite that is needed. Granted, I know it’s hard.

We have a handful of PCOS women now who have been through all of this and now have their head down on a mission to make pregnancy happen. Molly is one of them who has a history of two failed pregnancies on top of poor sleep, weight gain and hair loss. 

She tried loads of supplements, various diets including keto, and all the quick fixes out there you find on Pinterest. 

But here’s what her greatest roadblock was that no one picked up on… as a young kid she was caught in the middle of an unexpected tornado that swept through her house and tore the roof off. Despite her survival, the tornado lived in her - figuratively and literally. 

Her body didn’t forget the terror as it carried with her into adulthood. That stress manifested its own “tornado” inside of her which was explaining her fertility struggles.

Not too long ago she was surprised to find out she’s pregnant, and now as this writing in November 2019, she is 10 weeks pregnant and rocking it!

She has the tools and resources to be victorious. 

Quite frankly, this deeply forgotten psychological and emotional stress is the most under-recognized and missed factor that women I find have.

No supplement will fix that. 

Which just adds to the complexity to PCOS and infertility. 



So what can you do for yourself?



1) Regain trust in yourself. You’re not broken. The body isn’t betraying you. A client of ours once said, “if I don’t trust my body, how can I get pregnant?”

2) Trust a NEW process. Conventional methods have a poor success rate because it bypasses the dysfunction that’s happening at the ovaries. Poor quality eggs from PCOS induced inflammation is single-handedly the infertility dilemma. If lifestyle got you here, then lifestyle can get you out.



3) Dump the negative energy. If you already have a history of traumatic stress or miscarriage stress, you can’t afford to add to it through toxic talk, complaining and blaming. It only pulls you back from where you want to be.

Make a shift like Molly and you’ll be surprised to see what happens!

If you're feeling hopeless and want to explore a more effective path to getting pregnant or having a successful pregnancy, CLICK HERE to schedule a consultation to see if we can make that dream come true for you!

What Really Happens When You Have An Autoimmune Disease!

A lot of people with autoimmune disease are under the impression that if they have ONE disease, like Hashimoto’s, then it’s just a thyroid specific issue. 

One organ = one problem.

The first mistake with this belief is that it’s never just about the thyroid in the case of Hashimoto’s or the joints in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. The whole body is dysfunctional in varying degrees when you have autoimmunity.

Please understand that.

That’s why this overly simplistic attempt using what I call surface-level interventions are rarely enough to fix the symptoms.
Selenium, vitamin D, glutathione, fish oil, probiotics, food restriction and leaky gut restoration will only get you so far.
Now to make matters worse, when you don’t get an appropriate handle on the autoimmune disease, you’re bound to get another. This illustration denotes what happens when you fail to do this right.

Stage 1: (The prodromal period). You have antibodies towards a specific tissue (these can be largely detected in blood 7-13 years, depending on the disease).

Stage 2: You have antibodies and some symptoms.

Stage 3: You have antibodies, significant symptoms, and extreme tissue destruction and loss of function.
Unfortunately, you and millions of people get diagnosed in stage 3 when it’s already too late (poor medical model, what can I say).
Either way, because too much time has passed and/or you haven’t addressed the disease properly, people often being to have silent autoimmune attacks on other tissues - stage 1.

Eventually they progress to stage 2 years later. And maybe you have some tissues are already in stage 2 when you were literally just diagnosed with one disease.

What the hell, right?

We have a client who initially came to us for infertility issues after being a medical mystery to doctors. 

I already suspected poly-autoimmunity on the horizon given a history of one disease and symptoms of another. After investigating more into this, I was able to pinpoint a similar finding you see above.

*Symptoms and antibodies against the ovaries - stage 2 autoimmune infertility

*Antibodies and no symptoms against myosin (in muscle) - stage 1 unknown systemic autoimmunity

*Antibodies and no symptoms against the thyroid - stage 1 Hashimoto’s

But the biggest surprise was stage 3 pernicious anemia with antibodies, symptoms and damage evident.

This is what I mean when I say, you never really only dealing with one issue. New problems can be looming, but we aren’t looking.

This is why it’s so crucial for you to take action on what you already know you have before it gets worse… because it probably will if you aren’t tackling the disease right.

But, have no fear. We have your back over here. :)

You can learn more about how to take control of this by joining our FREE Hashimoto's Facebook group. Just CLICK HERE to join!
Most, if not all, of our clients at The Autoimmune Revolution come to us after doing those “surface level interventions” for years making small steps in improvement or none at all.

Betsy, who is in the Thyroid Revive program, was at her wits end with her Hashimoto’s after receiving a lot of the same advice.

After many failed attempts trying to eliminate her fatigue, bloating and weight gain, she needed something radically different. Awakening to the unreconciled abandonment and inadequacy she has harbored from her mother’s abuse was a total shock. We helped her perceive her Hashimoto’s differently than she had been taught to believe.

Once we spent a long time showing her how to heal those wounds, everything shifted tremendously, like woah!

Her energy came back, the bloating disappeared and she was down 13 lbs. in a few weeks. Ah-mazing.

We see this happen a lot.

It’s because most people are stuck in an unconscious stress that the body hasn’t forgotten (but you have) and that has damaging effects on the thyroid, gut, liver, brain, nervous and immune system. It’s why no diet and supplement can undo it - they complement deeper healing.

How can you get similar results as Betsy?

Here’s what she did.

1️⃣Choose and declare. The irony is that many Hashimoto’s people are used to having doctors “fix” them, but no one participates. This is where that changes. Be willing to enter the shadows. Yes, it’s scary but fear holds you captive perpetually unless you face it.

2️⃣Self-explore. Be silent. Be still. Be tranquil. Implement the choice. Being “too busy” for self-care is not helping the cause. That’s also a choice. Make yourself a non-negotiable priority.

3️⃣Do #2 5 times per week for 15 minutes, at least. This is about practice, not perfection.

4️⃣Be patient. Trust the process. Stop striving to get out of this as soon as possible. It just creates more obstacles and prolongs the suffering.
If you’re afraid of failure or facing this, just remember that the fear isn’t the problem - it’s the desire to get rid of the fear and avoid it that is problem.

Bring in a new energy and when you do, then symptoms resolve easier.

If you can grasp this model above, then you will make a HUGE stride towards getting better results. This is our philosophy here at The Autoimmune Revolution. If you vibe with it and want to know if we can serve you, please feel free to submit an application by CLICKING HERE.
We can all conclude that stress is a problem.

But there’s a typical pattern I see with women who develop Hashimoto’s and autoimmunity really as a whole.

Most don’t truly understand why this OCD, type A personality is a hidden threat to your health. 
When you go through a stressful period - divorce, work deadlines, personal commitments, domestic life…. you may be one of those people who feels just fine.

That comes with the mindset of, “I can fight through it.” I hear this ALL THE TIME.

But here’s what you don’t know. The mysterious autoimmune symptoms that you can’t explain come after the stress. And truthfully, it will come eventually too if you never chill.



Here’s how it works.


During a stressful time, there’s heightened levels of stress epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol where you feel anxious, stimulated and alert - typical stuff.


But, these heightened stress hormones can “keep the juices flowing” and allow you to have improved concentration and performance.

You have essentially reached a bodily resistance to stress because you’ve adapted to your to-do list (temporarily). Illness hasn’t occurred yet, but the immune system is slowing being suppressed.


Sooner or later, you find yourself hitting a stress threshold. Overcaring, overcommitting, overdelivering, overachieving… all of that begins to deplete your stress response reserves. The capacity to function declines.


Illness commonly comes soon AFTER the stressful period ends.

People always say to me that their Hashimoto’s got 20x worse after a death, divorce or some abusive event took place.
 My mother was very much in this situation and I know that the divorce of my parents and her type A personality paved the way for her to get Hashimoto's.

The initial bout of immunosuppression you have in the beginning of the stressful comes naturally so your reserves go to the stress. You have a bit of a cushion, but overtime when you let your foot off the gas juggling 23 things, the stress hormones lower, but immunity has already dampened.

Now, infections come into the mix.

 This is part of why people with these type A lifestyles can get by for as long as they do. The stress symptoms disappear and you feel invincible. It catches up with you eventually and then you suddenly wonder why you’re in stage 3 Hashimoto’s.

This is REALLY important to understand. You have to learn to out yourself so you can serve others better. And by doing that, you would be very surprised to know that symptoms fade away more easily because you have removed such a big stress from the body. 

You can learn how to get out of this mode, but you have to be willing to change.

If you are looking for support with this so you can get rid of your symptoms, please apply for our program, Thyroid Revive by clicking HERE. 

Do You Believe These 4 Things About Hashimoto's?

The more I speak to women with Hashimoto’s, the more I see hear these beliefs. Granted, it is not their fault (nor yours) - there’s just no shortage of misbeliefs and misperceptions about what Hashimoto’s means.

You’ve likely already heard me same countless times that a special diet and set of supplements isn’t even close to being sufficient enough to get the best results possible, but let’s talk about these other popular beliefs that need to come to an end.

1️⃣The obsession about thyroid lab numbers is out of control. They go up, they go down, they go up again, they stay the same, they go up again. Two take-home messages here.

Firstly: Objective data like TPO and Tg antibodies will fluctuate throughout life. What you see on paper is not cut and dried and conclusive. How you FEEL has to be considered with the numbers. But too many people don’t factor in their own intuitive sense of how “normal” they are.

Secondly: There’s flaws with testing. Just because TSH is high doesn’t mean your thyroid is going to disintegrate. Did you know dendritic immune cells in your body make TSH? Yeah, it’s not that simple.

2️⃣The AIP may be helpful temporarily to curtail symptoms, but if you are on it for 5-10+ years or using it as a lifestyle diet, you’re still dealing with health problems. Not everyone needs to be crazy restrictive - the Instagram AIP zealots just made you think that way. In fact, I would say most don’t need AIP.

If you say you feel better (somewhat) on it, it’s because you have taken away foods that are provocative to your immune system. But what if you’re eating foods that still irritate it, but you aren’t aware of it? Or what if you take away foods that aren’t a REAL threat (hence, why you don’t need AIP)

3️⃣Everyone thinks they have a leaky gut. A lot do, but having an autoimmune disease doesn’t guarantee you have one. You could easily be irritating your immune system through other avenues besides the gut.

4️⃣I had a client once with Hashimoto’s whose symptoms before her thyroidectomy were no different than after. When we addressed her disease AS IF she still had a thyroid, her symptoms vanished.

Hashimoto’s is a whole body disease. Compartmentalizing the thyroid - when it doesn’t work alone - is just foolish. While surgery may be necessary (because it’s been mistreated for years), your immune system is too fired up and will find something else to attack.

Cutting out organs doesn’t change anything.

Want more straight up no nonsense truths about Hashimoto's? CLICK HERE to join our FREE Hashimoto's Facebook group and get all the facts.

The Shocking Health Consequences of Childhood Trauma

While not entirely comprehensive, there are many downstream negative biological effects on the body when someone goes through a traumatic experience as a child that most are not aware of.

This is a reminder also that what is traumatic is relative to you - not what we deem as textbook trauma (e.g. sexual or physical abuse)

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When you look at the cascade of events that often happens, then you can start to realize where much of your symptoms may be stemming from. Typical examples I see a lot of are chronic fatigue and depression. We know from studies that people with childhood trauma who have no formal psychiatric diagnoses are strongly associated with mental health disorders.


Of course, there could very well be more involved contributing to the symptoms but other lifestyle factors could easily just be amplifying the problem when the predisposition to having the symptom was already cemented before.

 The neuroendocrine (e.g. HPS axis) and immune system is severely impacted which creates different cortisol responses depending on when the trauma was experienced, but the outcome is still a dysfunctional immune system with loads of inflammation. 

The outcome is also a damaged brain - atrophy of the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex and impairment of the orbito-frontal region.

Another lesser known issue that arises from such chronic stress is the cell danger response, which is in essence a torrent of emergency response processes such as generating free radicals, oxidative stress and thus, inflammation.


Something I see a lot with autoimmune clients is this mystery behind why they are sensitive to everything - scents, sound, light, mold, chemicals, etc. Things that have been around for ages, yet is it these triggers or is it us? I think you get where I’m going with this.

Multiple chemical sensitivity, CIRS, and biotoxin illness even… these common vague labels are in essence a resultant from limbic system dysfunction in the brain. People have just become less resilient to these environmental stressors.



The question to ask yourself is if you have MCS or CIRS, do you also have a dark, painful past you’re hiding from?

Could this missed trauma be part of why you're struggling with autoimmune disease still?

This is something we see with our clients all the time who heave unexplained disease. 

Here's an example:

We have a client Jaimie, who has Addison's disease, hidden autoimmunity, infections, mold and radiation toxicity, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Nearly everything she comes into contact with irritates her and there's a reason for that. She suffered from a very rough childhood where she was born and raised near a missile silo. Her brother got very ill due to a genetic mutation and required a lot of care from her parents. Consequently, she was emotionally neglected and also assumed the role of parenting her brother. 

Her brother eventually passed away a couple years ago from this rare genetic disease. The bereavement from the loss coupled with the emotional neglect and abandonment took a toll on Jaimie's health. No doubt, the radiation from the environment has a role in this - that's a chemical stress that's very real and problematic. However, the emotional stress created subconscious wounds that the body harbored. This feeds into the physiology and damages the brain, immune system, hormones, gut and much more as you can see in the illustration above.

Jaimie's healing process is not easy nor quick, but it is happening. It is just proving the notion that a lot of what you may be experiencing with at a symptom level may be rooted in something low-grade past stress that you have carried with you. This is a large part of what we do for clients, as in Jaimie's case. And through helping her heal her wounds and have a different relationship with them, she finds better solace and peace - the ultimate healing power that comes from within.

We have just been able to help her access her own self-energy of healing.

My encouragement for you is to explore and ask questions about your own life. Could this be explaining your mysterious symptoms?

If you would like support with this, please CLICK HERE and reach out to us :)

How Cristina Transformed Her Hashimoto's Without The AIP Diet

Do you have Hashimoto's?

Do you gain weight easily no matter how little you eat or how much you exercise?

Are you putting on pounds every month?

That's exactly what was happening with our Hashimoto's client Cristina.

When she began the Thyroid Revive program, she told us how she hadn’t lost an ounce of weight in 3 years! She had tried keto, paleo, whole 30, AIP and nothing would allow for the scale to budge.

Her doctors had just told her cut more calories and maybe thyroid medication would help. 

But alas, still nothing.

Sound like a familiar story to you?

Gosh, she was miserable! It ruined her confidence and self-esteem so much that she always wore clothes that covered up her entire body... even during the summer. She didn't want to be intimate with her husband. She rarely ever went out in public. She simply didn't feel comfortable eating with her friends. And she feared judgement all the time.

This made her isolated and alone. The weight gain was literally making her feel like a prisoner. Life wasn't enjoyable anymore.

This is really not uncommon...

But let me tell you something incredible because HOPE IS NOT LOST for you.

Cristina has been in our flagship program Thyroid Revive for her Hashimoto’s for a few months now and when she recently just sent me this after photo, I was BLOWN AWAY!

😧😧
How did she 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝟔𝟎 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬?

If you have noticed the other free trainings here, you can see that Hashimoto’s is complicated.

But it doesn’t have to be if you know what you need!

The first thing we realized Cristina needed was to get her 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 back in balance. I know it seems obvious, but people spend so much time on their leaky gut, cutting out foods, taking new supplements and finding a detoxing, but little of that works when there's a dysfunctional immune system that overpowers it. 

If you have Hashimoto's, you have a dysfunctional immune system.

The trouble is that when you have Hashimoto's there's so much inflammation that hormones stop sending signals. That was going on with Cristina which explain why cutting out food wasn't working. She also had hidden infections that were breeding more inflammation. So all of this meant that her fat cells weren't getting the signal to release fatty acids. 

So, we directed our attention on where the inflammation was coming from and her dysfunctional immune system. 

We addressed it vigorously, but she was PATIENT and TRUSTED the process. That was very important for her to do as she was someone who was also eager and striving to lose weight ASAP previously. 

After we began the protocol I teach inside my "Get Me Off AIP" workshop she would tell us every week she would lose a couple of pounds, and then the next week she lost a bit more... and after a few months she was down 60 pounds.

And she’s not done... she’s still losing weight and is determined to get to her original clothing size again 🙌🙌🙌
Ladies, this can happen for you. If she can do it, so can you!

That’s why I created the “Get Me Off AIP” workshop - to show you how to balance your immune system so YOU can lose weight again. Not to mention, the added benefit of balancing your immune system is not just weight loss, but dropping your thyroid antibodies.

Let me explain briefly how the immune system works and why this is causing weight problems for you.

When you get your T cells and antibodies to calm down, inflammation comes down and allows your thyroid (the regulator of metabolism) to work better.
It allows for the medication your own to work better too! And without your immune system causing inflammation, your fat cells can release fatty acids more readily - AKA - you burn fat and lose weight.

That’s in a nutshell what’s happening.

Whether you’re on AIP or not, you can still benefit from it because the protocol I teach is designed to show you how to balance your immune system.
I want you all to have this information because no one is sharing it like this in an easy to digest format that you can apply today.

Your doctors aren’t aware of this obviously, since all they do is just give you supplements or medications like Synthroid or Levothyroxine.

But, with this workshop, you can learn the tools you need to take control of your body again and get back feeling amazing in your clothes again 🙏

How does that sound?

This is a live webinar that I (Justin) host. There will be an Q&A afterwards and it will last approximately one hour. But if you can't make it, no worries... you will have the recording and all the materials with it.

The investment is only $47. Literally, that's it. 

So, instead of spending that amount on a detox or a supplement that hasn’t worked for you in the past, think about how much beneficial it will be for you to get your immune system back on track.

Are you ready for results like Cristina?
Are you ready to get you old body back?

Then, I hope to see you at the workshop!

Just CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up! Details will follow :)
Let’s get one thing straight…

Does everyone have a leaky gut? NO.



Does everyone with an autoimmune disease have a leaky gut? NO.



Are these 3 things above the only thing that causes a leaky gut? NO.

But in my experience they are the big heavy hitters and the ones that need the greatest focus if you are struggling with an entire array of symptoms - from depression/anxiety, to IBS, to autoimmunity, to skin problems and more.



Antibiotics, even for a short period time, dramatically skew the landscape of your gut bugs. Most clients I have who have been on antibiotics and have not done the proper restorative work they need deal with Candida, SIBO, and other infections which then feed into their disease. It takes time to undo that, but it’s not impossible.



Similarly, hormonal birth control does the same thing. Granted, lots of women are exposed to HBC and this isn’t to say you shouldn’t be on it. It’s simply acknowledging that yeah.. there’s some gnarly side effects from it. If for example you have PCOS or autoimmunity now, HBC probably was a player in it.

 If you’re still on HBC and have autoimmune disease, it’s very likely putting gasoline on the immune attack against yourself. Immune cells have receptors for estrogen - synthetic or not. That’s partly why autoimmunity favors women. Make your own informed decision around HBC use with that in mind.



Childhood trauma - AKA chronic stress is definitely the first thing that comes to mind for me because we have established in the science that an overactive sympathetic nervous system causes unfavorable changes to the intestinal gut lining by allowing the cells to open up - AKA leaky gut.

I can promise you that no leaky gut will be mended with glutamine, aloe, probiotics and whatever else you think you can swallow if you leave your wounds untouched and the stress unbridled. It will only magnify the leaky gut problem and perpetuate the symptoms you’re trying to get rid of.



I can tell you from experience that helping my clients heal and unburden, and pacify their stress creates a domino effect where everything else gets better.

Do you need more than just healing a leaky gut for better results? Very likely.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗺𝗮 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝘀… 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁.

Firstly, we need to get clarity on what trauma actually is.

There’s a lot of confusion around what defines as “trauma.” A lot of women I speak to with autoimmune disease will say, “well, I had a perfect childhood and I had great parents.”

That’s awesome - truthfully.

However, they are generally presuming that you have to be sexually, or physical abused in order to have trauma or an “adverse childhood event.



Guess what? 

Being rejected, failing in school, the occasional scolding from a teacher or being ostracized from friends are all “minor traumas” that can traumatize a person.


Secondly, we don’t realize that even if we have not been directly impacted by trauma (e.g. abused, emotionally neglected, witnessing a death, going through a tornado, etc), INDIRECT trauma is equally as devastating to one’s health.

This is psychosocial epigenetic trauma. Witnessing someone’s trauma affects your thoughts, feelings and emotions. If you witness your parents physical fighting frequently, you could easily view the situation as bad, and then turn into a thought of, “I am bad.”

The reason why it’s hard for people to know if they have trauma is because we have been conditioned to ignore the pain.

You find ways to process the pain you are unable to process. You didn’t have the tools to handle it so you numb it in order to survive. But your behaviors now as an adult can help you navigate retrospectively to see what trauma you may have.


We have to remember that the “traumatic” event isn’t inherently the problem - it only becomes a problem if you begin coding that event in your brain as a trauma. And it becomes a trauma if it disrupts your sense of safety and security.

Hence, childhood trauma can result from ANYTHING that does that. If two people go through parental abandonment, there can be two different outcomes.



One may be traumatized and feel severely impacted because of their own unique lived experienced of the event whereas, one may feel nothing and move on. 

But it still lives with you if you feel impacted.

The person who has the damaging lived experience experiences a myriad of health problems as the trauma has been inscribed in your DNA.

It undercuts your neurobiological development, hardwires your brain in a highly reactive manner to various stressors, alters immunity, gut health, sculpts self-sabotage and unconscious behaviors and more.

Either way you look at it, this is all capable of contributing to autoimmune disease and it is something I see all the time with clients. Becoming aware of this or at least trying to explore this for yourself is huge.
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