Has Your Body Turned Against You? Trauma & Autoimmunity with Dr. Sara Szal Gottfried

Better! with Dr. Stephanie

Mar 4 2024 • 1 hr 23 mins

Dr. Szal Gottfried’s latest book, "The Autoimmune Cure," serves as the focal point for their discussion, where they explore how trauma can manifest as autoimmunity, the distinct experiences of women in facing trauma, and practical approaches to healing. Drawing from personal experiences and clinical expertise, Dr. Sara and Dr. Stephanie navigate through the intricacies of autoimmunity, offering invaluable insights for women and their loved ones seeking holistic approaches to wellness.

Whether you're grappling with autoimmunity or simply curious about the intersection of trauma and health, this episode promises illuminating perspectives and actionable strategies for reclaiming vitality.

Episode Overview

0:00 Intro/Teaser
1:25 Revisiting Autoimmunity with Dr. Sarah Szal Gottfried
4:03 Diving Deeper into Trauma and Healing Practices
26:06 MDMA Assisted Therapy
43:43 Exploring Other Therapies
53:35 Fear of Losing Stress Productivity
57:19 Perimenopause as an Energetic Portal
1:08:43 Gratefulness for Trauma
1:11:58 Important Lab Tests
1:14:18 Key Inflammatory Markers
1:18:08 Adapting Exercise for Autoimmunity
1:20:44 The Benefits of Divorce

Bio

Sara Szal Gottfried MD is a physician, researcher, author, and educator. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and completed residency at UCSF, but is more likely to prescribe a CGM and personalized nutrition plan than the latest pharmaceutical. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books about hormones, nutrition, and health. Her latest book is called THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE (March 2024). She is Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept. of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. She takes care of executives and professional athletes. Her focus is at the interface of mental and physical health, N-of-1 trial design, personalized molecular profiling, use of wearables, and how to leverage these tools to improve health outcomes. Learn more at SaraGottfriedMD.com

Resources mentioned

THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE book - https://www.saragottfriedmd.com/
ACE test - https://www.saragottfriedmd.com/discover-your-ace-score/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saragottfriedmd

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