The Vaccine Debate and Autoimmune Disease

In this episode, Dr. Thomas Cowan, author of ‘Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness’ helps us tackle the confusing and often contentious topic of vaccinations and do they exacerbate and/or cause autoimmune conditions?

In his decades of clinical practice and continuing research, Dr. Cowan saw that over the past 50 years, rates of chronic health conditions in children like asthma, eczema, digestive disorders, autism, and many more have exploded. He now attributes these skyrocketing rates to a drop in acute infectious childhood diseases, which serve to “train” the immune system early on.

While seen by some as a polarizing topic, Dr. Cowan’s thoughtfully walks us through his findings on possible connections between vaccination and the rise in autoimmune conditions and allergies.
Dr. Cowan has studied and written about many subjects in medicine, including nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, and herbal medicine. He is also the author of ‘Human Heart, Cosmic Heart,’ principal author of ‘The Fourfold Path to Healing,’ and co-author (with Sally Fallon) of ‘The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care.’ Learn more about Dr. Cowan at https://fourfoldhealing.com

This episode is packed with thought-provoking details and opinions, which I’m sure will only heighten your desire to research this important topic your self. I know it did for me. Listen August 10th at 7PM ET and later in a podcast at https://UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Cowan

How To Recover From a Type A Lifestyle and Bounce Back From Adrenal Fatigue

Does everything that use to be easy, now feel hard? Do you wish that the energy you use to have, you could find again? Are you on the go-go track commonly called “Type A,” yet now are fatigued, slowing down, and you just know something isn’t right…?

Well, our guest for this episode of The Autoimmune Hour, Tina Thrussell, co-founder of the Shin Dao Institute has an amazing story of surviving to thriving for us. Several years ago, she drove herself into exhaustion and full-blown adrenal fatigue. Her long road to a joyful recovery encompassed a holistic overhaul of every aspect of her life… and she is here today to share her journey and offer suggestions to help you find peace, wellness, and a sense of balance in your life. Join us to be part of her positive energy and contagious enthusiasm that has earned her the reputation as ‘The Feel Good Lady,’ Friday, July 20th at 7PM ET (and later in podcast)at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Tina when we’ll get a great big dose of feeling good.

Is it menopause or autoimmune?

Maybe you’ve heard that dreaded “Well, women your age… (fill in the symptom…)” or “Don’t worry about it – it’s just menopause….” And yet, somewhere, deep inside you are still fretting that something isn’t quite right! 

Or maybe you are tired of not having a healthcare professional really listen to what’s going and you are tired of being dismissed…. Then listen in to this week’s guest on The Autoimmune Hour when we hear from Pat Duckworth. Pat is the Award-winning Author of ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques.’ She is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and she specializes in helping women who are experiencing menopause symptoms.  She will be sharing with us some ways to tell if it’s menopause or autoimmune, Maybe you’ve heard that dreaded “Well, women your age… (fill in the symptom…)” or “Don’t worry about it – it’s just menopause….” And yet, somewhere, deep inside you are still fretting that something isn’t quite right! 

Or maybe you are tired of not having a healthcare professional really listen to what’s going and you are tired of being dismissed…. Then listen in to this week’s guest on The Autoimmune Hour when we hear from Pat Duckworth. Pat is the Award-winning Author of ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques.’ She is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and she specializes in helping women who are experiencing menopause symptoms.  She will be sharing with us some ways to tell if it’s menopause or autoimmune. Maybe you’ve heard that dreaded “Well, women your age… (fill in the symptom…)” or “Don’t worry about it – it’s just menopause….” And yet, somewhere, deep inside you are still fretting that something isn’t quite right! 

Or maybe you are tired of not having a healthcare professional really listen to what’s going and you are tired of being dismissed…. Then listen in to this week’s guest on The Autoimmune Hour when we hear from Pat Duckworth. Pat is the Award-winning Author of ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques.’ She is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and she specializes in helping women who are experiencing menopause symptoms.  She will be sharing with us some ways to tell if it’s menopause or autoimmune. You can learn more about Pat at www.patduckworth.com and listen in to Sharon and Pat Friday, July 13th at 7PM ET at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Pat

Redesigning Your Destiny After the Diagnosis: Expectations, Identity, and Your Healing

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes award-winning leadership expert and #1 international best-selling author, Lisa Marie Platske from Upside Thinking and Design Your Destiny where she creates high-performing leaders. Now, you might be asking, ‘Sharon, what does that have to do with wellness?” My answer is “A LOT!”  

Lisa Marie shares in the transparent, and open conversation about how a sudden change like a diagnosis can cause you to question everything in your world and what to do about it. Find out more about Lisa Marie Platske at https://upsidethinking.com/ and then listen in to this life-changing chat July 6th, at 7 PM ET and later in podcast at www.LifeInterruptedRadio.com/Change

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Can it help with your autoimmune?

Encore: The Autoimmune Hour host, Sharon Sayler welcomes Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Tanya Gee. Dr. Tanya will share with us the history of TCM and why its roots are based on a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and how that applies to the human body. Dr. Tanya holds the highest rank of her profession in the Province of British Columbia as a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Tanya Gee at www.DrTanyaGee.com

Alien Invaders, Stealth Pathogens, Creepy Critters, and YOU!

Stealth pathogens are at the center of many chronic health conditions, shared Dr. Cheryl Hanly when we first met… I was intrigued and freaked out all at the same time… Stealth pathogens? What the heck is that? Dr. Chryl will explain to us what they are and how to overcome them on June 15th at 7PMET Be sure and listen in at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Critter and share the link too!

Four Years Strong: My Survivor to Thriver Success Tips

Commit to the Healing Process and Course Correction is Constant, are just two of the many tips for thriving shared in this special episode of The Autoimmune Hour. In a change of pace, frequent guest and professional coach Bev Martin interviews your host Sharon Sayler, on the 4th year anniversary of her thriver-ship (after her diagnosis).

Discover what Sharon did (and didn’t do) to get here – a thriver! Plus, find out why she’s driven to make The Autoimmune Hour the place to go after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….” Join Sharon and Bev June at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/4YearsStrong

Diabetes Mythbusting with Diabetes Expert Dr. Mona Morstein

Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic affecting an estimated 422 million people. In the US alone, nearly a third of all Americans are either diabetic or prediabetic. And Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition…that’s why we’ve asked expert Dr. Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP, founder and executive director of The Low Carb Diabetes Association and author of Master Your Diabetes to share her insights and tips.
Discover simple ways to integrate those things that have been proven to work well including a low-carb whole foods diet, exercise, stress management, gut health, environmental detoxification… you can ward-off diabetes or keep it well managed! Learn more about Dr. Mona Morstein at www.DrMorstein.com and be sure to listen Friday, May 4th at 7PM ET and later in podcast at www.understandingautoimmune.com/Diabetes

You Are Always Worthy: Conquering That Bully Within

Join Sharon Sayler as she welcomes Brenda Walton. Brenda is on a mission to support women in discovering who they are, what they stand for, what they believe in, and the unshakeable knowledge that nothing can stop them from achieving their dreams. Brenda will share with us why clarity is the first step to conquering that ‘bully within.’

As the founder of the W.O.R.T.H.Y. program, she will walk us through her signature six-steps, that help her clients move through self-doubt and discover their innate courage and sense of self-worth. Learn more about Brenda Walton and the W.O.R.T.H.Y. program at www.brendawaltoninspires.com. Then listen to this fascinating exploration of how we ‘beat-ourself-up’ and what to do instead. Share this link with others: www.understandingautoimmune.com/Brenda

Keeping Your Tummy Happy with Ayurvedic Expert Swami Tirtha

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes back Ayurvedic expert Swami Tirtha. He’s affectionately known as the Orange Cowboy and is the #1 bestselling author of The Ayurveda Encyclopedia. He will share with us simple Ayurvedic ways to keep the dynamic state of balance between our spirit, mind, body, (especially our digestion) and environment. Visit Swami’s website and get a free Tibetan Bowl sound bath meditation mp3! at https://OrangeCowboy.com Listen to Sharon’s interview with Swami Tirtha, Friday, April, 13th at 7 PM ET www.understandingautoimmune.com/Tummy