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You are not alone.

 Join our Courage Club community of thrivers where are passion is to encourage and empower you to live well after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….”



You can find the Courage Club over at UnderstandingAutoimmune.com. 😊

Did you know there are over 100 conditions that people are suffering with everyday that compromise their immune systems and if it’s not one of the “big ones” like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis you might be told it’s all in your head….

Your host for The Autoimmune Hour, Sharon Sayler knows, she’s heard that over and over again. It was her struggles to find the right answers that created what friends call an “irrational-passion” to encourage and inspire others to live well, whole and complete… and that is how The Autoimmune Hour on Life Interrupted Radio was born… the premier location for information to empower you to live well, thrive and create a happy, healthy, wealthy life regardless of your diagnosis.

Sharon shares with you her own and others’ courageous stories and solutions to live well after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….”
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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 32 Ratings

You are not alone.

 Join our Courage Club community of thrivers where are passion is to encourage and empower you to live well after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….”



You can find the Courage Club over at UnderstandingAutoimmune.com. 😊

Did you know there are over 100 conditions that people are suffering with everyday that compromise their immune systems and if it’s not one of the “big ones” like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis you might be told it’s all in your head….

Your host for The Autoimmune Hour, Sharon Sayler knows, she’s heard that over and over again. It was her struggles to find the right answers that created what friends call an “irrational-passion” to encourage and inspire others to live well, whole and complete… and that is how The Autoimmune Hour on Life Interrupted Radio was born… the premier location for information to empower you to live well, thrive and create a happy, healthy, wealthy life regardless of your diagnosis.

Sharon shares with you her own and others’ courageous stories and solutions to live well after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….”
Thank you Feedspot... We are honored to have been named the "#1 Autoimmune podcast for 2024 you should be listening to."

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.

    The Emotional Journey of Eating: Finding Peace with Food

    The Emotional Journey of Eating: Finding Peace with Food

    In an intriguing episode of The Autoimmune Hour, we had the pleasure of speaking with Amanda Mittman, the founder of Happy Valley Nutrition. Amanda's philosophy is captivating: she shares, "Many of us have had our views warped by the healthcare industry, diet culture, the patriarchy, capitalism... and we've lost all sense of what our body should be." Host Sharon Sayler and Amanda discuss intuitive eating, body positivity, and maintaining mental health while navigating food sensitivities and a challenging wellness journey. Tune in for practical advice on developing a healthier relationship with food and your body, including:
    The Challenges of Food Sensitivities and NutritionNavigating Food Allergies and IntolerancesAddressing Emotional Health and Body GriefExploring Coping Mechanisms and Self-TalkNavigating Body Changes and Self-Acceptance and more…More About Our Guest: Amanda Mittman, MS, RDN, LDN, the founder of Happy Valley Nutrition, empathizes, “I know I am not alone. I am not the only person who has suffered the effects of shame and personal deprivation at the expense of the parts of my life that are truly important and bring me joy.” She has committed her practice to helping people who have been through the wringer and are searching for an alternative way to live a fuller life without shame and self-abuse. Her company Happy Valley Nutrition brings compassionate, trauma-informed, weight-inclusive care to the Pioneer Valley (aka “Happy Valley”), Massachusetts, and beyond! Learn more at www.happyvalleynutrition.com

    Share this link with your family and friends: www.understandingautoimmune.com/Eating_2024

    * Your host is not a doctor nor a medical professional. Your host, guests, and all medical professionals appearing on the show share opinions only during our presentation. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.

    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com

    If you’ve listened to the show, you know it’s what my friends call my irrational passion... Please help us continue to offer help and hope for those with autoimmune and long-term health challenges by supporting The Autoimmune Hour podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.

    • 52 min
    Expert Tips for Becoming a Leading Voice in Patient Advocacy with Fibromyalgia Patient Advocate Kristal Kent

    Expert Tips for Becoming a Leading Voice in Patient Advocacy with Fibromyalgia Patient Advocate Kristal Kent

    In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, the latest episode of the Autoimmune Hour features host Sharon Sayler and guest Kristal Kent, an army veteran and fibromyalgia advocate. Kristal shares her self-advocacy journey and emphasizes the importance of raising awareness for invisible illnesses. She discusses how her personal experience with fibromyalgia led her to become an advocate for legislative and social media attention. Kristal also highlights 
    • the need for more research and better representation of invisible illnesses. 
    • the importance of self-education, tracking symptoms, and advocating for one’s health,
    • the necessity for inclusivity in advocacy, representing all affected demographics, including men,
    Lastly, Kristal inspires others to find creative ways to support their chosen cause and much more...

    More About Our Guest: Kristal Kent is an Army Veteran living with Fibromyalgia. Through her journey, Kristal identified the lack of support, healthcare options, and education for those living with Fibromyalgia, especially Veterans. To address the gap in healthcare and community support, Kristal created the initiatives “The Fibromyalgia Pain Chronicles” and “Veteran Voices For Fibromyalgia” to address the inequities in healthcare along with engaging in VA Policy Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, and Systems Advocacy to emote positive change for those living with Fibromyalgia.

    Kristal previously served as a Board of Trustee for the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America and the WEGO Health Patient Advisory Board and participated on the Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Panel. Kristal is also a member of the Society For Participatory Medicine, WEGO Health’s Patient Leader Network, a Co-op member of Savvy Cooperative, and a member of the American Legion. You can find more at www.veteranvoicesforfibromyalgia.com and great videos with Kristal at www.youtube.com/@thefibromyalgiapainchronicles

    Share this link with your family and friends: www.understandingautoimmune.com/Advocate_2024

    * Your host is not a doctor nor a medical professional. Your host, guests, and all medical professionals appearing on the show share opinions only during our presentation. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.

    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com


    If you’ve listened to the show, you know it’s what my friends call my irrational passion... Please help us continue to offer help and hope for those with autoimmune and long-term health challenges by supporting The Autoimmune Hour podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.

    • 56 min
    The Healing Power of Hope + Action with Bill C. Potts

    The Healing Power of Hope + Action with Bill C. Potts

    In this insightful episode of The Autoimmune Hour, host Sharon Sayler welcomes back Bill C. Potts, a five-time cancer survivor tackling his sixth battle with the disease. Bill shares more of what he’s learned on his remarkable journey of resilience and determination, emphasizing the importance of physical conditioning, the power of community, and the impact of finding purpose in helping others. 

    Just some of what Bill and Sharon chat about are:
    • Crushing the challenges of living immunocompromised, 
    • Sharing practical tips for navigating everyday life, 
    • Understanding the significance of the mental and emotional aspects of dealing with a long-term health diagnosis, 
    • Conquering the feelings of loneliness and the importance of self-advocacy. 
    • Discover the inspirational story of how Bill’s personal story and his book ‘Up for the Fight’ came to be, plus more...

    More About Our Guest: Bill C Potts is a five-time cancer survivor, with recovery from cancer #6 efforts currently underway. Bill has had a successful business career, is an IRONMAN™ athlete, and is a dedicated father of three, including twin girls.  He celebrated 32 years of marriage with his remarkable wife Kim in the Bahamas.  Bill lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Bill’s cancer journey has spanned 22 years, as his lymphoma is incurable and keeps coming back.  Through this journey, he accidentally became one of the world’s experts on cancer – from the patient’s perspective.  His book, “Up for the Fight, How to Advocate for Yourself as You Battle Cancer From a Five-Time Survivor,” has changed and saved cancer patients’ lives while inspiring Bill. Learn more at www.BillCPotts.com

    Share this link with your family and friends: www.understandingautoimmune.com/inspire_2024
    Your host is not a doctor nor a medical professional. Your host, guests, and all medical professionals appearing on the show share opinions only during our presentation. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.
    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com

    If you’ve listened to the show, you know it’s what my friends call my irrational passion... Please help us continue to offer help and hope for those with autoimmune and long-term health challenges by supporting The Autoimmune Hour podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.

    • 35 sec
    My Favorite Aha Moments With Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, Dr. Connie McReynolds, and Author Jenny S Dunton

    My Favorite Aha Moments With Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, Dr. Connie McReynolds, and Author Jenny S Dunton

    Join host Sharon Sayler as she shares three of her most recent Aha Moments with enlightening chats on brain inflammation, autoimmune conditions, chronic illnesses, and ADHD. Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, a naturopathic physician, delves into chronic fatigue and the concept of brain inflammation, advocating for an empowered approach to health. Dr. Connie McReynolds discusses misconceptions and innovative treatments for ADHD, emphasizing the importance of neuroplasticity and brain training. And author Jenny Dunton shares her nearly three-decade journey with Fibromyalgia, proposing a hopeful outlook on learning and self-discovery. Our time together shows the significance of understanding autoimmune overlaps to navigate the complexities of chronic conditions.
    • Unlocking the Mysteries of Chronic Fatigue with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian
    • The Interconnectedness of Brain, Gut, and Autoimmune Health
    • Deep Dive into ADHD with Dr. Connie McReynolds
    • Personalizing ADHD Treatment: A New Approach
    • The Impact of Long COVID and Neurofeedback on Brain Health
    • Empowering Strategies for Living with Autoimmune Conditions
    • Fostering Hope and Community in Fibromyalgia and Autoimmune Challenges 
    And more...

    About Our Guests: Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, ND, has treated chronic illness for two decades. She is a licensed Naturopathic Physician/primary doctor, a sought-after adjunct clinical faculty member, and has run a successful private practice in Portland, Oregon. “Dr Jenny,”  as her patients and students lovingly call her, holds a BA in Political Sociology from Evergreen State College. She teaches widely to the public, health professionals, and corporations. She is also a mom of two, happily married, and loves her time outdoors and in the kitchen. Learn more at https://drjennytufenkian.com/
    Connie McReynolds, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, professor, certified rehabilitation counselor, and podcast host of ‘Roadmap To The Brain.’ Dr. Reynolds is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller “Solving the ADHD Riddle: The Real Cause and Lasting Solutions to Your Child’s Struggle to Learn,” She has a proven track record of improved symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, anger, panic disorder, conduct disorder, depression, chronic pain, cognitive decline, trauma, and PTSD. Learn more at www.conniemcreynolds.com. 
    Jenny S. Dunton has been living with Fibromyalgia for nearly three decades. She believes in the power of sharing experiences to promote healing, inspire, and bring hope to those who need it most. That’s why she wrote “Fibromyalgia: A Journey of Self Discovery 27 Years Traversing The Unknown.” She hopes to comfort those who feel isolated and raise awareness of the condition. You can find Jenny and her book at www.fibrojourney.org/
    Share this link with your family and friends: www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/AhaMoments_2024
    * Your host is not a doctor nor medical professional. If our guest(s) are medical or other professionals, in the capacity of this presentation, we are all only everyday people trying to make sense of the world. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.
    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com


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    • 51 min
    Stop 'This Is Good Enough' Thinking Now

    Stop 'This Is Good Enough' Thinking Now

    Have you ever noticed how much we tolerate without even realizing it? This week on The Autoimmune Hour, host Sharon Sayler explores with Bev Martin how identifying and overcoming tolerating behaviors or ‘this is good enough thinking’ can change our pursuit of health and wellness. 

    They explore the challenges of control, the impact of language on our experiences, and how adopting a mindset of curiosity and potential can lead to profound changes in health and life satisfaction. Some of the key points they emphasize are the significance of inner kindness, self-awareness, and the courage to step into your dream of a better state of wellness, and
    • • The power of not tolerating things along our wellness journey
    • How tolerance and stress can keep you from true wellness
    • The importance of advocating for yourself in healthcare
    • Embracing your healing journey beyond just physical symptoms
    • Navigating health challenges from your inner cheerleader
    Plus much more… 

    More About Our Guest: Bev Martin is a natural and trained intuitive, a certified Professional Coach (PCC) Member of ICF International Coaches, a Master Practitioner of NLP (MNLP) and NLP and Health (HNLP), a Certified Facilitator of Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling, Certified Hypnotherapist. Learn more about Bev and her fantastic work at www.BevMartin.com

    Share this link with your family and friends: www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/BevMartin_2024

    * Your host is not a doctor nor a medical professional. Your host, guests, and all medical professionals appearing on the show share opinions only during our presentation. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.
    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com
    If you’ve listened to the show, you know it’s what my friends call my irrational passion... Please help us continue to offer help and hope for those with autoimmune and long-term health challenges by supporting The Autoimmune Hour podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.

    • 53 min
    Practical and Simple Solutions for Anxiety-Free Living from Wellness Coach Michelle Biton

    Practical and Simple Solutions for Anxiety-Free Living from Wellness Coach Michelle Biton

    Do you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety? Discover simple steps to calm your mind and soothe your anxiety with wellness coach and author Michelle Biton and The Autoimmune Hour’s host Sharon Sayler. 

    Michelle shares her journey of discovering effective anxiety management techniques while trying to help her daughter cope with severe anxiety. The emphasis is on simple, actionable steps people can take to reduce anxiety levels and manage its impact on their lives. Drawing from her background in psychology, holistic nutrition, and kinesiology, she offers listeners a variety of practical methods to manage anxiety, including
    • Practical techniques for calming anxiety with simple physiological hacks, 
    • The importance of the vagus nerve, 
    • Her proprietary ALARM method for anxiety relief, 
    • Understanding emotions and their temporal nature
    Plus tips on improving gut health and more…

    More About Our Guest: Michelle Biton is a Health and Wellness Coach, Educator, and Author of “The Instant Anxiety Solution: Five Simple Steps to Quiet Your Mind and Achieve Calm.’ She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition, and a Certificate in Kinesiology, Health, and Fitness Studies. She has been invited to write for the Encyclopedia of Natural Health, Alive Magazine, and a variety of online publications. She has been featured on various television, radio shows, and magazines as a health and fitness expert. Learn more at https://michellebiton.com/

    Share this link with your family and friends: www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Anxiety_2024
    Your host is not a doctor nor a medical professional. Your host, guests and all medical professionals appearing on the show share opinions only during our presentation. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, legal, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only and opinion only. It is not a substitute for your own medical, legal, or other professional advice and care.
    ©2024 Sharon Sayler and UnderstandingAutoimmune.com

    If you’ve listened to the show, you know it’s what my friends call my irrational passion... Please help us continue to offer help and hope for those with autoimmune and long-term health challenges by supporting The Autoimmune Hour podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-autoimmune-hour--2935987/support.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Resi J ,

Exceptional Podcast for those Living with Autoimmune Disorders

Sharon Sayler has a clear passion and commitment towards enriching the lives of those living with autoimmune disorders. She is clearly knowledgeable and clear about her purpose, while maintaining a curiosity and desire to learn. Her podcast has not only become a personal resource but a tool I also share with my patients. This podcast is a must follow!

Pi Venus Winslow ,

Real People - Real Life!

Thank you, Sharon, for providing this powerful platform to address the issues that so many of us struggle with and how we can recover and heal body, mind, and spirit! If you are struggling with autoimmune issues, this podcast will illuminate a path to empowerment.

Simone G Giangiordano ,

Hope & Inspiration Lead the Way

Sharon brings such a wonder and delight to conversations. Her curiosity along with her communication skills lend themselves beautifully to guiding conversations to meaningful and relatable insights for her audience, those with autoimmune challenges, and even those who support an individual with an autoimmune disorder. But perhaps most importantly, she does so in a way that shares hope and inspiration for others to follow her journey.

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