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Phoenix Helix: Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo diet and lifestyle

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This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts in the field of health and nutrition. We are empowering ourselves to reclaim our lives! Do you have questions? Please visit phoenixhelix.com

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This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts in the field of health and nutrition. We are empowering ourselves to reclaim our lives! Do you have questions? Please visit phoenixhelix.com

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476 Ratings
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Great podcast

By maryberry123456789 - Oct 27 2019
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One of the best interviewers I’ve ever heard. Humble, great voice, intelligent

Love this podcast

By thgrufo46$ - Oct 21 2019
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Smart, up to date, science-based.

iTunes Ratings

476 Ratings
Average Ratings
460
12
2
1
1

Great podcast

By maryberry123456789 - Oct 27 2019
Read more
One of the best interviewers I’ve ever heard. Humble, great voice, intelligent

Love this podcast

By thgrufo46$ - Oct 21 2019
Read more
Smart, up to date, science-based.
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Phoenix Helix: Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo diet and lifestyle

Latest release on Jan 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 03: The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

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New to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol? This podcast is for you! Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (aka The Paleo Mom) shares her personal healing story, gives an overview of the AIP, and takes a big picture look at the scientific basis for how it works to reduce autoimmune symptoms. The AIP can be hard, so it's really helpful to understand the reasoning behind it. Get ready to geek out on some science!

Oct 12 2014

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Rank #2: Episode 73: MTHFR with Dr. Ben Lynch

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Once you start researching alternative approaches to treating autoimmune disease, it isn’t long before you hear of a gene mutation that can be a root cause for chronic illness and also a healing stumbling block. It’s called the MTHFR mutation. It stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This is a very complex topic, and it’s easy to misunderstand and make mistakes trying to treat it. Our goal today is to explain MTHFR clearly in layman’s terms, talk about how you can tell if this mutation is indeed impacting your own health, and help you find a qualified practitioner to guide treatment. Dr. Ben Lynch is a doctor of naturopathic medicine who runs the website MTHFR.net. He’s considered the expert in this condition, writing, researching and presenting worldwide.

Jun 24 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 15: Adrenal Fatigue with Christopher Kelly

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This episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast delves into the connection between adrenal fatigue and autoimmunity. Our guest, Christopher Kelly, has recovered from adrenal fatigue himself and helped hundreds of others do the same. The classic symptom of adrenal fatigue is feeling tired but wired. What causes it? How is it connected to autoimmunity? And how is it healed? Chris answers these questions and also shares his personal healing story.

Mar 28 2015

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Rank #4: Episode 04: Practical Tips for Getting Started

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In this episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast, I'm joined by Mickey Trescott and Christina Feindel. All three of us have been living the paleo lifestyle for many years, and we've each improved our autoimmune health with the help of the autoimmune protocol (AIP). We share our best advice for getting started on a healing diet, how to set yourself up for success, what resources are available to help, and how to stick with the protocol when temptation hits.

Oct 26 2014

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Rank #5: Episode 18: Autoimmune Skin Conditions

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While all autoimmune diseases have common factors (molecular mimicry, an overactive immune system, leaky gut, food and stress triggers, etc.), autoimmune skin conditions sometimes have additional influences. So, that's the focus of this episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast. Whether you have psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, hidradenitis suppurativa, rosacea, or another autoimmune or immune-stimulated condition, listen in! And even if you don't have skin issues, but are looking for some troubleshooting ideas for symptoms that aren't resolving quickly, this episode might have the answers you seek.

May 10 2015

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Rank #6: Episode 63: Exercise and Autoimmune Disease

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The right exercise has the potential to improve our health, but the wrong exercise can cause an autoimmune flare. Our needs will often change from month to month, maybe even from day to day. In this podcast, I share my own experience of how my exercise needs have changed since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I also interview 3 other people about their exercise experiences as well. One guest has multiple sclerosis, one has Crohn’s disease, and the other has Hashimoto’s.

Jan 28 2017

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Rank #7: Episode 20: Ketogenic Diets with Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. Paul Jaminet

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Ketogenic diets are an ongoing source of debate in the paleo community. Some people say they are the cure for all ills. Others say they are dangerous and should be avoided. In this podcast, we take a balanced look with an interview with Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. Paul Jaminet. Are all ketogenic diets alike? What does the science really say? Who can benefit most from ketosis? What are the cautions? If you do decide to try it, what's the best way to make the transition? This episode will help you decide if ketosis is right (or wrong) for you.

Jun 07 2015

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Rank #8: Episode 115: Easy AIP with Mickey Trescott

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This episode is all about making the paleo autoimmune protocol easier to follow. We share our best tips for easy breakfasts, easy lunches, easy dinners, easy snacks, easy sleep, and easy stress management. My guest, Mickey Trescott, is one of the women behind the Autoimmune Wellness blog and podcast, the author of three AIP cookbooks, and a pioneer in the paleo AIP community.

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #9: Episode 27: Hashimoto’s with Andrea Nakayama

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This episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast delves into all things Hashimoto's with functional nutritionist and educator, Andrea Nakayama. What tests are included in a complete thyroid panel? How do we find a good doctor? How do we manage our ever-changing symptoms in a way that feels empowering, rather than disheartening? Even if you don't have thyroid issues, this show is worth a listen. A surprising number of symptoms can have undiagnosed thyroid issues at their root.

Sep 12 2015

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Rank #10: Episode 36: Histamine Intolerance with Alison Vickery

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Do you have unexplained skin rashes, headaches, digestive upset, mood issues and brain fog, even though you are following the paleo autoimmune diet and lifestyle perfectly? This might be a piece in your healing puzzle. Histamine is a natural component in both our food and our bodies, but certain things can make it overproduce, causing myriad symptoms that keep our body in a hypersensitive state. In this podcast, I talk with histamine expert, Alison Vickery, on what causes histamine intolerance and what we can do about it.

Jan 16 2016

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Rank #11: Episode 39: LDN with Dr. Thomas Cowan

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Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a nontraditional autoimmune medication that sometimes dramatically decreases symptoms at low cost and with minimal side effects. It has been mentioned in some of the healing stories shared on this podcast, so I promised to dedicate an entire episode to learning more. Our guest, Dr. Thomas Cowan, is a medical doctor in San Francisco who uses LDN as part of his autoimmune patient treatment plan. We learn what this drug is, how it works, how to find the right dose, and how to find a doctor who prescribes it.

Feb 27 2016

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Rank #12: Episode 104: DNRS with Annie Hopper

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If you have symptoms without a diagnosis, or symptoms that remain in spite of all the interventions you’ve tried, this episode is for you. DNRS is a home therapy based on neuroplasticity. With chronic illness, symptoms can actually become wired into our brains, even when the triggers for those symptoms are removed. DNRS rewires the brain (and body) for health. It has helped people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, multiple chemical sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, mold toxicity, chronic inflammatory response syndrome, mast cell activation, and more. These conditions are often called “mysterious illnesses”, meaning there’s no clear cause or effective treatment. DNRS approaches healing in a new way.

Sep 07 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 78: Sticking To It – Staying ON the Paleo AIP Wagon

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Let’s be honest. The paleo autoimmune protocol is hard to do, and some people have a harder time than others. In this podcast, I invited 3 health & nutrition coaches onto the show, to share techniques that help their clients maintain a healthy lifestyle against all temptations and obstacles. All three of these ladies have personal experience following the autoimmune protocol for their own health as well. Let's help each other succeed!

Sep 02 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 96: Liver Health with Dr. Alex Golden and Megan Blacksmith

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Every day, our liver works hard on our behalf, and when it’s struggling, it can impact our health bodywide. Detoxing is all the rage, but the truth is, sometimes detox protocols can make you feel worse instead of better. Why is that? How can we support our liver naturally, without overwhelming it? And why is it essential to everything from hormone balance to autoimmune health? In this podcast, we'll be answering these questions and more. My guests are Dr. Alex Golden and functional nutritionist Megan Blacksmith. They’re the women behind the website Zesty Ginger, and liver health is one of their specialties.

May 16 2018

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Rank #15: Episode 54: Thyroid Health with Elle Russ

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Our thyroid regulates the metabolism of every organ and cell in our body. That's why there's such a long and varied list of symptoms that can indicate a thyroid problem. Hashimoto's and Graves disease are autoimmune diseases which attack the thyroid, but thyroid issues are on the rise from other causes as well. In today's show, I speak with expert Elle Russ, author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution. We discuss why thyroid problems are becoming commonplace, how to test your thyroid function, what avenues are available for treatment, and the importance of self-advocacy.

Sep 25 2016

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Rank #16: Episode 49: Rheumatoid Arthritis with Dr. Melissa McNamara

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Finding a rheumatologist who combines paleo principles with functional medicine to address root causes, and conventional medicine to control symptoms when necessary, feels very much like finding a unicorn. One of my blog readers let me know about Dr. Melissa McNamara, who practices in the Bay Area of California, but also consults with people worldwide. She took time out of her busy schedule to share her treatment philosophy with us.

Jul 17 2016

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Rank #17: Episode 133: The Gut Microbiome with Dr. Lucy Mailing

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There’s a community of 38 trillion microorganisms living in and on our bodies, and most of them reside in our gut. That's equal to the number of cells in the human body. By this definition, we are only 50% human. This is why gut health has such a huge impact on human health, and research in this area is exploding. What does the science say about the intersection between the gut microbiome and autoimmune health? Where can we apply that knowledge in our own lives? And what are some common myths and misconceptions that new research is starting to dispel? My guest today is Dr. Lucy Mailing, a research scientist specializing in how diet and lifestyle impact the gut microbiome in both health and disease states.

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #18: Episode 32: Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity & Leaky Gut with Dr. Alessio Fasano

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This episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast interviews world-renowned expert on leaky gut and autoimmunity: Dr. Alessio Fasano. We cover a wide range of topics: (1) The difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity; (2) Gluten cross-contamination vs. gluten cross-reaction; (3) The connection between leaky gut and autoimmune disease; (4) The causes of leaky gut and whether or not it can be cured; (5) Leaky gut testing and medication research; (6) The role of the microbiome in autoimmune disease; (7) Probiotics vs. fermented foods; (8) and much more. It's an information-packed hour!

Nov 22 2015

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Rank #19: Episode 82: Healing Mistakes to Avoid with Chris Kresser

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Mistakes: We’re human, and we all make them; it’s one of the ways we learn. But sometimes – if we’re lucky – we can learn from each other’s mistakes without having to make them ourselves. That’s our goal with this podcast. My guest, Chris Kresser, is one of the most respected voices in the paleo community. A functional medicine practitioner, world-class educator, and bestselling author, Chris will be highlighting common autoimmune healing mistakes made by both patients and practitioners.

Oct 28 2017

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Rank #20: Episode 07: The Wahls Protocol with Dr. Terry Wahls

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This episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast is an in-depth interview with Dr. Terry Wahls, a doctor with multiple sclerosis, who went from a wheelchair to a bicycle through the power of a nutrient-dense paleo diet, called the Wahls Protocol. Today, we talk about her protocol in detail, advice for beginners, common mistakes people make, transitioning from vegetarianism, do a guided meditation, and get an update on her clinical trials. It's a power-packed interview!

Dec 07 2014

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