100 episodes

Welcome to The Autoimmune Simplified Podcast - Hosted by Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner and the founder of the Autoimmune Institute.

Each week we will be exploring new concepts dealing with autoimmune, talking with amazing experts and hearing inspiring stories about other’s autoimmune journeys. We will be diving deep into all things autoimmune healing - digestion, hormones, nutrition, mindset, and so much more.

I’m here to guide and empower you, and Simplify these complex conditions and concepts so you can step into your power and become the CEO of your health with full control and clarity. I am honoured to be taking this journey with you.

Autoimmune Simplified Dr. Alison Danby

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to The Autoimmune Simplified Podcast - Hosted by Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner and the founder of the Autoimmune Institute.

Each week we will be exploring new concepts dealing with autoimmune, talking with amazing experts and hearing inspiring stories about other’s autoimmune journeys. We will be diving deep into all things autoimmune healing - digestion, hormones, nutrition, mindset, and so much more.

I’m here to guide and empower you, and Simplify these complex conditions and concepts so you can step into your power and become the CEO of your health with full control and clarity. I am honoured to be taking this journey with you.

    Episode 109: Unpacking Hard Truths: Laura's Insight on Alcohol's Impact to Health

    Episode 109: Unpacking Hard Truths: Laura's Insight on Alcohol's Impact to Health

    In this episode, we welcome back Laura Valvasori, she shares her remarkable journey of transforming her life and health by eliminating alcohol. This conversation tackles a critical yet often overlooked aspect of autoimmune care – the significant impact of alcohol on health.
    Laura's story is not just inspiring; it's a wake-up call to many who are diligently following their health routines but might be ignoring the 'big elephant in the room' – alcohol. We delve into how Laura made the pivotal decision to quit drinking and the profound health benefits she experienced as a result.
    This episode is packed with eye-opening statistics, particularly regarding the risks alcohol poses for cancer, and offers a wealth of practical tips for those considering a similar path. Laura provides invaluable insights on how to transition away from alcohol seamlessly, focusing on not just the 'how' but also the 'why' behind this life-changing decision.
    Join us as Laura opens up about her challenges and triumphs, providing listeners with motivation and strategies to make a health-forward change. Whether you're dealing with autoimmune issues or simply seeking to improve your overall well-being, this episode offers a fresh perspective on the role of alcohol in health and how its removal can lead to a more vibrant, healthier life without feeling like you're missing out.
    Listen to Laura's Previous Episode 
    Laura is also the author of Good to Grow: Cultivate the Mindset and Habits to Thrive as an Entrepreneur. She previously joined us as a guest on Episode 85: Taking the Fear out of Career Transition.
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    Laura Valvasori Bio: 

    Laura Valvasori is a Business & Well-Being Mentor, the Author of Good to Grow: Cultivate Your Mindset and Habits to Thrive as an Entrepreneur, a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, and the creator of the Still Me, But Alcohol-Free program.

    Like many women, in her early forties, Laura started feeling like alcohol was no longer agreeing with her body and drinking was starting to feel out of alignment with her otherwise healthy lifestyle.

    After hitting a breaking point, she decided to "try on" going alcohol-free in a quest to feel better. Today, over 3 years later, she lives happily alcohol-free. She is now passionate about sharing what she's learned to guide other women through the journey of shifting to an alcohol-free life.
    Listen to Laura's Previous Episode 
    Laura is also the author of Good to Grow: Cultivate the Mindset and Habits to Thrive as an Entrepreneur. She previously joined us as a guest on Episode 85: Taking the Fear out of Career Transition.
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    UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:
     
    Launching February 1st, 2024, Still Me, But Alcohol-Free is a 6-week program, designed for women, to guide you through "trying on" going alcohol-free with the right mindset, tools, and support to help you be successful.

    Find out more at: https://www.lauravalvasori.com/still-me-alcohol-free
     
    For those in the Oakville, Ontario area, you can join Laura for the Dry January Tasting Experience on January 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 at The Clover Collective. You will have an opportunity to taste a variety of non-alcoholic drinks while having a fun, social experience with like-minded women.
     
    Buy your tickets at: https://www.lauravalvasori.com/dry-january-tasting-experience
     
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Grab a FREE copy of Laura’s 12 Days of Alcohol-Free Holiday Mocktails that Don’t Require Non-Alcoholic Spirits.
    Download at: https://www.lauravalvasori.com/12-days-mocktails
    Grab a FREE copy of Your Guide to Non-Alcoholic Drinks that Don’t Suck.
    Download at: https://www.lauravalvasori.com/non-alcoholic-drinks-that-dont-suck
    Sign up for Laura’s FREE 40-minute on-demand MentorClass “Five Hacks to a Happier Happy Hour Alcohol-Free” you'll learn strategies to help

    • 34 min
    Episode 108: The Missing Link: Key Steps to Healing Your Gut

    Episode 108: The Missing Link: Key Steps to Healing Your Gut

    In this episode, we explore the fascinating gut-brain axis, focusing on the complex interaction between gut health and mental well-being. Discover the role of the vagus nerve in this bidirectional relationship and how stress affects both the gut and the brain. We discuss the impact of the microbiome on autoimmune and mental health, emphasizing the importance of a balanced microbial environment. Learn about the systemic effects of gut inflammation, especially in autoimmune disorders, and the influence of diet and stress management on maintaining a healthy gut-brain connection.
    Join us for an insightful episode that offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the latest findings in gut health, brain signals, and their implications for overall wellness. Perfect for those looking to understand the intricate link between our digestive system and the nervous system. 
     
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    LINKS from the Show: 
    Join the Autoimmune Academy - Free Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutoimmuneAcademyGroup
    Join Between the Visits Membership, A Functional Approach to Autoimmune 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/between-visits-membership-7442
    About your host:
    Dr. Alison Danby is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in functional medicine, who has focused on immune function and autoimmune conditions for the last 15 years. She is the founder of The Autoimmune Institute, the host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified, an international professional speaker, educating medical professionals on the collaborative medical care model for autoimmune, and a frequent guest on podcasts. 
    Her mission is to change the paradigm of how we medically treat autoimmune, helping remove the frustration and overwhelm that is common with an autoimmune diagnosis while using collaborative care and helping her clients not only manage their condition but optimize their quality of life. Dr. Alison’s passion is working in both a one-on-one practice and within her autoimmune membership/group programs.
    Connect with Dr. Danby, ND
    IG: @dr.AlisonDanby
    Facebook: Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor 
    website: www.AlisonDanby.com
     
     

    • 24 min
    Episode 107: Autoimmune Nutrition Essentials: Uncovering the Overlooked Trio

    Episode 107: Autoimmune Nutrition Essentials: Uncovering the Overlooked Trio

    Autoimmune Nutrition Essentials: Uncovering the Overlooked Trio
    In this episode, we explore the critical dietary components often overlooked in the management of autoimmune. We dive deep into the world of nutrition with us as we dissect the role and importance of protein, calcium, and fibre for those navigating the complexities of autoimmune conditions.
    In this enlightening series, we'll explore why diets catering to autoimmune health frequently miss out on these vital nutrients and how this can impact overall wellness. From the muscle-building power of protein to the multifaceted role of calcium beyond just bone health, and the gut-balancing benefits of fibre, we will cover it all. Each segment will not only shed light on the significance of these nutrients but will also provide actionable tips on how to seamlessly integrate them into your daily meals.
    Whether you're looking to revamp your diet or fine-tune it, this podcast is your go-to guide for enhancing your health journey with the power of protein, calcium, and fiber.
    Tune in to 'Filling the Gaps' and transform the way you eat, live, and thrive with autoimmune disease. Don't forget to join the conversation and share your food adventures with us on social media 
    LINKS from the Show: 
    Join the Autoimmune Academy - Free Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutoimmuneAcademyGroup
    Trackers: 
    MyFittnesspal.com
    Are you getting enough Calcium in your diet? Click Here for the tracker 
    Do you have nutritional Questions? We get it - Nutrition is not easy! Don't worry We've got you covered. Join the Between the Visits Autoimmune Membership and get access to our weekly coaching call with Dr. Danby, ND and our nutritionist Paula 
    Join Between the Visits Membership, A Functional Approach to Autoimmune 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/between-visits-membership-7442
     
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    About your host:
    Dr. Alison Danby is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in functional medicine, who has focused on immune function and autoimmune conditions for the last 15 years. She is the founder of The Autoimmune Institute, the host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified, an international professional speaker, educating medical professionals on the collaborative medical care model for autoimmune, and a frequent guest on podcasts. 
    Her mission is to change the paradigm of how we medically treat autoimmune, helping remove the frustration and overwhelm that is common with an autoimmune diagnosis while using collaborative care and helping her clients not only manage their condition but optimize their quality of life. Dr. Alison’s passion is working in both a one-on-one practice and within her autoimmune membership/group programs.
    Join Between the Visits Membership, A Functional Approach to Autoimmune 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/between-visits-membership-7442
    Sign up for the Autoimmune Fatigue Course
    hhttps://www.autoimmuneacademy.com/fatigue-course
    Connect with Dr. Danby, ND
    IG: @dr.AlisonDanby
    Facebook: Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor 
    website: www.AlisonDanby.com

    • 29 min
    Episode 106: Unveiling the Tiredness: Chronic Inflammation, Anemia, and the Unique Exhaustion of Autoimmunity

    Episode 106: Unveiling the Tiredness: Chronic Inflammation, Anemia, and the Unique Exhaustion of Autoimmunity

    Unveiling the Tiredness: Chronic Inflammation, Anemia, and the Unique Exhaustion of Autoimmunity
    Do you often ask yourself, "Why am I so unbelievably tired?" If you're grappling with an autoimmune condition, you're likely no stranger to fatigue that feels more like a permanent shadow than a passing cloud. In this insightful episode of "Fatigue Insights," we're peeling back the layers of one of the most perplexing symptoms of autoimmune diseases: deep-seated exhaustion.
    Fatigue in autoimmune disease isn't just your run-of-the-mill tiredness—it's a pervasive weariness that can derail your entire day. We delve into the under-discussed connection between chronic inflammation, anemia, and autoimmune fatigue to uncover why this type of tiredness is fundamentally different. Discover how inflammation's silent spread within your body can lead to a specific kind of anemia, aptly termed 'anemia of chronic disease,' and why it contributes to your relentless fatigue.
    Join us as we explore the science behind the fatigue that so many with autoimmune conditions endure. Learn about the biological processes that fuel this exhaustion and gain insights into potential strategies to reclaim your energy. It's not just fatigue; it's a battle within, and we're here to arm you with knowledge and support.
    Tune in and begin to understand the depths of autoimmune fatigue and what you can do to manage it. This episode might just be the key to unlocking the mystery of your tiredness and stepping towards a more energetic life, despite your autoimmune challenges.
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    About your Host
    Dr. Alison Danby is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in functional medicine, who has focused on immune function and autoimmune conditions for the last 15 years. She is the founder of The Autoimmune Institute, the host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified, an international professional speaker, educating medical professionals on the collaborative medical care model for autoimmune, and a frequent guest on podcasts. 
    Her mission is to change the paradigm of how we medically treat autoimmune, helping remove the frustration and overwhelm that is common with an autoimmune diagnosis while using collaborative care and helping her clients not only manage their condition but optimize their quality of life. Dr. Alison’s passion is working in both a one-on-one practice and within her autoimmune membership/group programs.
    Sign up for the 5-Day Autoimmune Fatigue Course and over come your autoimmune fatigue by the Holidays.
    https://autoimmuneacademy.com/autoimmune-fatigue--course
    Connect with Dr. Danby, ND
    IG: @dr.AlisonDanby
    Facebook: Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor 
    website: www.AlisonDanby.com
     

    • 22 min
    Episode 105: The Key to Success: Accountability in the Digital Age

    Episode 105: The Key to Success: Accountability in the Digital Age

    What's the key ingredient in the recipe for health success?
    Dive into today's episode as we unravel the layers of accountability—a vital yet often overlooked ingredient in our quest for health. We'll approach this subject differently, spotlighting its significance in autoimmune management. Ever wondered why some people see stellar results, or why we often drop essential habits when life throws us a curveball? At the heart of these questions lies the concept of accountability.
    🎧 Tune in to today's episode and let's explore why.
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    About your host:
    Dr. Alison Danby is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in functional medicine, who has focused on immune function and autoimmune conditions for the last 15 years. She is the founder of The Autoimmune Institute, the host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified, an international professional speaker, educating medical professionals on the collaborative medical care model for autoimmune, and a frequent guest on podcasts. 
    Her mission is to change the paradigm of how we medically treat autoimmune, helping remove the frustration and overwhelm that is common with an autoimmune diagnosis while using collaborative care and helping her clients not only manage their condition but optimize their quality of life. Dr. Alison’s passion is working in both a one-on-one practice and within her autoimmune membership/group programs.
    Join Between the Visits Membership, A Functional Approach to Autoimmune 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/between-visits-membership-7442
    Connect with Dr. Danby, ND
    IG: @dr.AlisonDanby
    Facebook: Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor 
    website: www.AlisonDanby.com

    • 29 min
    Building Your Wellness Tower: The Science and Art of Habit Stacking

    Building Your Wellness Tower: The Science and Art of Habit Stacking

    Every wonder why some people look like they have it all together? The perfect morning routine and bedtime routine... checking all the health habits every day!
    The secret is in this episode.
    Habit stacking is more than just a buzzword or a trendy tip from TikTok.
    It's a powerful tool, especially for those navigating the complexities of autoimmune conditions. On today's podcast we'll be diving into the art & science of Habit Stacking and how building your own wellness tower can be a game-changer. And I share some of my favourite habits that I stacked to build my favourite morning and bedtime routine.
    Plus I share a few secrets about me...
    This epsiode is all about taking action!  Dive right in...
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    About your host:
    Dr. Alison Danby is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in functional medicine, who has focused on immune function and autoimmune conditions for the last 15 years. She is the founder of The Autoimmune Institute, the host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified, an international professional speaker, educating medical professionals on the collaborative medical care model for autoimmune, and a frequent guest on podcasts. 
    Her mission is to change the paradigm of how we medically treat autoimmune, helping remove the frustration and overwhelm that is common with an autoimmune diagnosis while using collaborative care and helping her clients not only manage their condition but optimize their quality of life. Dr. Alison’s passion is working in both a one-on-one practice and within her autoimmune membership/group programs.
    Join Between the Visits Membership, A Functional Approach to Autoimmune 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/between-visits-membership-7442
    Sign up for the Autoimmune Fatigue Workshop 
    https://membership.theautoimmuneinstitute.ca/masterclass-fatigue
    www.AlisonDanby.com/Fatigue-Workshop
    Connect with Dr. Danby, ND
    IG: @dr.AlisonDanby
    Facebook: Dr. Alison Danby, Naturopathic Doctor 
    website: www.AlisonDanby.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Whitty-Cent ,

Loving this content!

The content is super interesting and easy to understand. I highly recommend this for anyone with autoimmune disease or chronic symptoms, as well as for practitioners who want to stay up to date on all the relevant info!

Ewong1130 ,

Great resource for all things autoimmune

Dr. Alison Danby has a wealth of knowledge for all things autoimmune and health. I love what she shares in her podcast. Digestible and practical - great listening for walks, drives and doing things around the house!

Dr. Leigha Saunders ND ,

The natural expertise on all things auto-immunity

Dr. Alison is my go-to resource and trusted source for all things autoimmune. She has extensive knowledge and experience in this area and this podcast is so informative! A welcomed approach that really works for addressing autoimmune conditions from a whole body perspective, not just bandaid solutions.

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