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Feb 7, 2023

It’s well known that autoimmune illness is on the rise. If you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune illness or have a history of autoimmune illness in your family, you will want to listen. It's important to understand the possible triggers of autoimmunity and how you can get started in the prevention and remission of it.  In this episode, I talk with Rachel Smith all about autoimmune disease and where to get started in a functional approach to treatment.

We dive into:

  • Why autoimmune disease occurs and is on the rise
  • Foods that can be triggers for autoimmunity
  • Hidden ingredients on labels and how to identify them 
  • The conventional verse functional approach to autoimmunity
  • How you can use more than one approach in your treatment plan
  • Where to get started if you have or think you have autoimmunity 
  • Why balancing your mineral intake is important for immunity and overall health

Rachel Smith has been studying and working in health and wellness for over 7 years. She has a background in healthcare administration, scientific research, fitness coaching, and is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She is the owner of Natural Health Rising, which is an online holistic wellness company where she helps people naturally reverse their symptoms of autoimmune disease, hormone imbalance, and chronic illness. Her process involves nutrition and lifestyle changes, nervous system work, healing hidden infections, and detoxing from environmental toxins. Rachel is on a mission to help as many people as possible rise to their healthiest, happiest selves.

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Did you know that poor gut health leading to intestinal permeability, otherwise known as leaky- gut is a major contributor to autoimmune disease? If you have autoimmunity or want to prevent it, the gut is a great place to start.  Download this free guide for simple but effective tips you can do every day for better gut health.  Go to to get started today.

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