This is Fitlandia's 110th episode. We are talking with Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen about Autoimmune breakthroughs. Dr. Kirstin is here putting a spin on how to make break throughs living with autoimmunity while engaging in your day to day lifestyle.
How do you know if you have autoimmune, what do you do
about it? What is it even, I have a soft place in my heart for this because I have Hashimoto and you know, I didn't know what that was. I didn't know what was wrong with me. And I struggled with, you know, weird illnesses for so many years.
Okay. So I am classically trained as a chiropractor, but that wasn't quite
enough for me. So I went and I got my masters in human nutrition and
functional medicine because I love nutrition and healing the body with food.
I'm all about a balance between Western medicine and traditional medicine, but also working with natural paths and really creating a team. I think they all have a...
By Joel Wasmann, blogger of By the Handful
We have had a complicated, if not downright obsessive relationship with the word calorie for a long time, but not all calories are equal. It seems to be the focus of many diet programs and even the primary concern for increasing one’s health and losing weight as calories are reduced. There is no doubt that a calorie (really just an arbitrary measurement of energy) does affect our metabolism and therefore our body’s ability to maintain, lose or gain weight. If you dramatically reduce or increase your caloric intake for any length of time given the same level of activity, your weight will likely reflect this dietary change. Unfortunately, it is all too common to find people, especially those trying to lose weight, eating foods with less calories and also much less nutrition. This is not a path to long term health.
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