Well another weekend and yet another FREE opportunity to listen to some experts in the holistic health field give good advice on improving your health. Directly below is a cover letter from one of my mentors, Dr. Datis describing some aspects of this weekends presentations. I would encourage everyone to listen in on some of the talks. As always, do not feel pressured to buy the series. Often you can see similar talks on YouTube by the same presenters.
The below from Dr. Datis Kharrazian.
Coping with chronic illness is demanding and exhausting. You are not alone if you get fed up with managing the details of your protocols and having to appear as if nothing is wrong while out in the world.
You might be tempted to go back to old habits even though they worsen your symptoms — eating a gluten pastry or a bowl of ice cream, staying up late to surf the web, or overloading yourself with extra commitments.
On the bright side, I’ve observed that it can take just one small piece of information to motivate us to stay on our protocols, or to take the first steps we need toward healing.
- For one patient, it was understanding how certain reactive foods caused her brain to produce “feel-good” chemicals that actually created cravings — despite the harm they were doing. Knowing this made it easy for her to resist the cravings and change her diet for the better.
- For another, understanding how gluten cross-reactivity damaged his brain made avoiding gluten an easy choice.
In my decades of practice I’ve observed that patients who pursue knowledge about their health conditions experience the most success with their treatment protocols. The knowledge and understanding empowers them to be active participants in their own healing.
I encourage you to do the same. Read everything you can about your condition. Ask questions. Talk to other patients about their experiences.
There is a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips if you actively seek it.
I only take on a limited number of new patients each year, partly because I spend a great deal of my time teaching practitioners and conducting research. In an effort to reach a broader public audience, each year I speak in a few select functional medicine events online. I encourage you to watch these events: They are always free during the initial airing, and they offer wisdom from a wide range of experts and patients.
If your goal is self-education, this is one of the best ways to enlarge your scope and empower your healing. Not only will you learn about certain topics in great depth, but also you will also pick up new information you didn’t know existed to explore more on your own.
This weekend is the encore showing of the Autoimmune Masterclass, created to inspire, educate, and empower the millions who suffer from autoimmune diseases but are being failed by the current medical norms.
I’m happy to speak alongside these doctors, practitioners, researchers, and autoimmune experts — several of whom were part of their own recovery team:
- Jolene Brighten
- Kiran Krishnan
- Maya Shetreat
- Terry Wahls
- Christine Schaffner
- Kirk Gair
- Keesha Ewers
- Jennifer Fugo
- Carrie Jones
- Kara Fitzgerald
- Alejandra Carrasco
- Michael McEvoy
- Titus Chiu
- Jess Peatross
- Natasha Fallahi
In good health,
Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN and his team
PS: If you are on an elimination diet for chronic illness or suffer from unexplained food intolerances, I invite you to join my course Food Sensitivity Solutions — 11 Steps to Restoring Oral Tolerance. This self-paced online course teaches you what oral tolerance is, what causes food sensitivities, and the role of oral tolerance in chronic illness. You will also learn how to improve your oral tolerance so you can eat a wider variety of foods, and what factors can thwart attempts to recover oral tolerance.