244 episodes

This biweekly podcast features interviews with experts in the fields of nutrition, lifestyle, mindset, integrative medicine, and autoimmune disease. It also highlights personal stories of the autoimmune experience. If your autoimmune disease has ever knocked you down so hard, you wondered if you would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us.

Phoenix Helix: Autoimmune Resilience Eileen Laird

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 655 Ratings

This biweekly podcast features interviews with experts in the fields of nutrition, lifestyle, mindset, integrative medicine, and autoimmune disease. It also highlights personal stories of the autoimmune experience. If your autoimmune disease has ever knocked you down so hard, you wondered if you would ever rise again. Never underestimate your ability to rise. We all have a phoenix within us.

    The Final Episode of the Phoenix Helix Podcast

    The Final Episode of the Phoenix Helix Podcast

    Ten years ago in 2014, I recorded the very first episode of this podcast. Today is the last episode. In this final conversation, I celebrate the past 10 years and share what's coming next.

    • 5 min
    Episode 230: Healing Stories 11

    Episode 230: Healing Stories 11

    If you’re a regular listener of my podcast, you know that I start every year with a Healing Stories episode. It features back-to-back interviews with autoimmune warriors just like you! I ask them to share their journey from rock bottom to reclaiming a vital life. In this episode, we talk about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, narcolepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and also autoimmunity in general. Everyone’s story is unique, but we also have so much in common. Whatever your diagnosis, I hope these stories resonate and inspire.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Mindset Minisode – Positive Visualization

    Mindset Minisode – Positive Visualization

    Our imagination is powerful, because our brain responds to imaginary experiences very similarly to real-life experiences. If we're spinning worst case scenarios in our mind, that triggers a very real stress response in our body. Positive visualizations do the opposite. Not only do they interrupt the stress response, but research shows they can help reduce anxiety, improve performance, increase mobility, and manage pain. In this 8 minute episode, I share a simple technique for using positive visualization to soothe autoimmune symptoms.

    • 8 min
    Episode 229: Best Of – Resilience with Dr. Cynthia Li

    Episode 229: Best Of – Resilience with Dr. Cynthia Li

    This is one of the most popular podcast episodes - for good reason! The topic is Resilience, that ability to bounce back from life’s hardships. With autoimmune disease, we get lots of practice. Sometimes we feel strong and capable of overcoming suffering. Other times we feel beaten down and frightened by our body’s unpredictability. The good news is that resilience isn't something you either have or you don’t. Resilience is a trait we can nurture. My guest is Dr. Cynthia Li, a functional medicine physician who has autoimmune disease herself. The intensity of her own health challenges ended up being a masterclass in resilience, and also changed the way she practiced medicine.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mindset Minisode – Learning To Say No

    Mindset Minisode – Learning To Say No

    Many of us love to help others and also love to please others, which can make it hard to say no. The trouble is that there are limited hours in the day, and we can't do everything. When we have autoimmune disease, learning to set limits is essential to our health. Sometimes we forget that when we say yes to everyone else, we're saying no to ourselves. Eventually, our body might say no for us in the form of an autoimmune flare. None of us wants that. In today's mindset minisode, I'm going to share some beginner tips for saying no. I'll also share a technique that can help you identify your priorities so that you say yes to what matters most, and say no to the things that keep you from those priorities.

    • 6 min
    Episode 228: Digestion Troubleshooting with Dr. Sruti Lam-Fletcher

    Episode 228: Digestion Troubleshooting with Dr. Sruti Lam-Fletcher

    The connection between gut health and autoimmune disease is very strong. 70% of our immune system lives in our gut. If we have inflammation in our digestive system, that’s going to cause inflammation in our immune system. This connection also goes both ways. If there’s inflammation and autoimmune activity in your body, that impacts digestion as well. Today, we’re going to troubleshoot some of the most common digestive issues, with the goal of supporting our health bodywide. My guest is Dr. Sruti Lam-Fletcher, a naturopath who specializes in digestive health. She’s also an autoimmune warrior herself so understands today’s topic both personally and professionally.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

Anne Marie from Texas ,

So positive and hopeful

I recently discovered your podcast and have really enjoyed listening to so many episodes! I am currently struggling with severe hand pain and carpal tunnel pain in both arms. I have been on the AIP diet for a few years now, but still struggle and think that I need to see a rheumatologist.

sue in maryland ,

Life improved because of this podcast

Eileen’s compassionate and relaxing voice is the gateway to an amazing learning experience. I have found her books just as helpful. I’ve become more accepting of my autoimmune condition and hopeful about the rest of my life. She’s had some great guests who have inspired me to try new approaches to fitness and nutrition.

UrsulaC ,

Inspiring podcast and great sardine recipe

I’m thrilled to discover your podcast. Thank you for creating such useful content. I made the sardine recipe today and it was delicious—like a tuna salad. I need snack idea on AIP and I’m excited to include a different oily fish in my culinary routine.

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