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17. The Grain-Free Road to Recovery from Autoimmune Symptoms + Supporting Women of Loss - with Danielle Walker #FabulousFriends
Episode 173rd April 2020 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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There are few people I look up to as much as Danielle Walker, personally and professionally. She is the new face of the grain-free and gluten-free cooking online, a New York Times Best Selling author with four cook books under her belt, a loving wife, and a mother to four beautiful babies. We discuss Danielle’s road to recovery after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 and how she became the blogger rockstar she is today.

Towards the end of the episode, we celebrate the life of one of Danielle’s daughters, beautiful Aila Jane, who is now a sweet angel in Heaven. Things get pretty emotional, but Danielle has some beautiful advice for how we can support women of loss that everyone can benefit from hearing.

You will learn about...

  • (01:00) When Danielle was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis
  • (02:55) The stigma of talking about diseases like this
  • (12:10) What an Ulcerative Colitis flare up is like
  • (16:30) When Danielle started turning to food as medicine
  • (33:55) Testing and learning how foods affects your body through elimination
  • (38:10) The incredible results that Danielle experienced when she shifted to something that’s similar to a Paleo diet
  • (41:45) Danielle’s Top 5 Tips for individuals who have an autoimmune disease
  • (45:05) Danielle’s favorite supplements: liposomal curcumin, butyrate, fish oil, collagen, probiotics
  • (49:40) Processing heartbreak, one day at a time, when you’re in the public eye
  • (56:00) Aila’s legacy
  • (01:00:18) Danielle’s advice for talking to people who have experienced a loss like this


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