Welcome to the Pain Free for Life podcast. In this episode, Dr. Rob Vanbergen talks with Kira Whitham about her work in nutritional education and discusses the major factors behind autoimmune disease. Kira is trained as a holistic nutritionist and has extensively studied functional medicine. Kira explains how diet is a pivotal factor in any chronic illness and understanding that is often the first step towards recovery. She then discusses the factors she sees affecting autoimmune disease with a point made about the effects of mold and how she was affected by that specific environmental factor. Kira explains the importance of calming the nervous system with different methods such as breathing exercises, meditation, or just sitting outside. This is a crucial piece of gut health most overlooked. Gut health is one of the biggest factors of autoimmune disease that needs to be addressed to have any lasting healing to your chronic pain.
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