Root Cause of Autoimmune Disease and What You Can Do About It.
June 9, 2020
Hosted by Sophie Shepherd
Autoimmune disease is a silent epidemic that currently affects approximately 50 million Americans, 80% of which ARE WOMEN. More women are diagnosed each year with an autoimmune disease than breast cancer and cardiovascular disease combined. World wide, Europeans and Scandinavians are already at the rate as Americans. Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the organs it was designed to protect. In this episode we dive into how the body starts to attack itself, aka the ROOT CAUSES of Autoimmunity, why it affects women more than men and how my guest & I go far beyond managing our Autoimmune Disease. We are both THRIVING and now teaching others how to thrive even when you’ve been told, “You will have this forever, there’s nothing you can do about it”. If you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and are interested in lifestyle interventions THIS IS YOUR EPISODE.
SHE Talks Health
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
SHE Talks Health is for women interested in wellness and, more specifically, in women’s health. We aim to finally give you clarity around the widespread health issues plaguing women today, from the rise in infertility to epidemically high numbers of chronic illness like endometriosis and Hashimoto’s to the intricates of the female libido, hormonal fluctuations, the birth control pill and regaining optimal mental health for women.
SHE Talks Health helps women reclaim their health through learning practical nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes. The show also empowers women by educating and exposing them to foremost leaders and experts in the world of Functional Medicine so they can finally have straightforward answers to their most mystifying symptoms and confidence to do the right things for their health. SHE Talks Health is broadcast live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Sophie Shepherd is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, FDN-P, who just 7 years ago was desperately struggling to figure out why she felt so awful. At age 23, she had IBS, she had gained thirty pounds, her hair started to fall out, she was completely exhausted, her sleep was erratic and her depression was at an all-time high. She lost her libido, had a painful ovarian cyst burst and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She lived in fear, pain and anxiety with no one to help her figure out what was wrong with her body.
She decided to take things into her own hands by hiring a functional medicine practitioner who taught her how to heal her digestion, eat to support her hormones and manage stress. After a couple weeks, she was thinking clearer, sleeping soundly, and feeling her energy return. Her digestion was no longer a daily worry and the weight started to fall off.
Her holistic journey back to optimal health inspired her to go back to school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, The C.H.E.K. Institute and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Now, with years of personal experience in women's hormone health, Sophie helps women around the globe transform their health through nutrition, holistic lifestyle changes and root cause testing so they can finally have straightforward answers to their most mystifying symptoms. Sophie’s mission is to educate and empower women so they can reclaim their hormones and get their life back!