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Palmer Kippola: Preventing & Reversing Autoimmune Conditions
8th July 2021 • From Doctor To Patient • Dr Diva Nagula
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Palmer Kippola is a bestselling author, speaker, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S.™, which stands for Food, Infections, Gut health, Hormone balance, Toxins, and Stress, to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her two-decade battle to overcome multiple sclerosis.

Her book is “Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health” with a foreword by Functional Medicine pioneer, Mark Hyman, MD. In it she shares the science, stories and strategies to help people heal and thrive.

Today she provides total health transformation programs for people who seek to heal from any autoimmune condition by addressing their root causes head on with functional lab testing and comprehensive mind-body strategies. She also serves a community of people in an online program called Beat Autoimmune Academy.

  • 3:46 Dr. Kippola shares her personal healing journey, starting with a diagnosis of MS at age 19.
  • 10:30 More insights from Dr. Kippola’s journey: the connection between her mind and body, importance of relaxation, and functional medicine as a way to address root causes.
  • 12:46 Both doctos share their personal accounts of how diet was overlooked by their physicians and why the patient so often has to "become the detective" to address them.
  • 19:33 Insights from Dr. Kippola's struggle to take the prescribed medications for her MS.
  • 23:50 Food—the "lowest hanging fruit" in addressing autoimmune conditions.
  • 28:48 Dr. Kippola explains her framework, F.I.G.H.T.S. for reversing and preventing autoimmune conditions
  • 30:19 Healing our Gut.
  • 32:57 Avoiding Infection.
  • 36:34 Addressing Toxins.
  • 40:11 Tending to Stress.
  • 43:45 According to each doctor: The most powerful transformative factors for greater health and wellbeing.

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