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When Betty was struggling with her autoimmune disorder and asked whether it had anything to do with her diet, her doctor laughed in her face. Today, she knows that her doctor couldn’t be more incorrect.

Nowadays, autoimmunity is an epidemic. And despite research showing that food can contribute to the onset of autoimmune conditions, much of conventional medicine still denies this.

In today’s episode, Betty talks about how food plays a role in autoimmune conditions. Explaining how it works biologically and the research behind it, she’ll explain food-related triggers for autoimmunity and what you can do about them.

If you have an autoimmune condition, Betty will convince you that your diet is something you should be paying attention to!

Key Topics/Takeaways:

  • The 3 major “military branches” of the immune system.
  • How the body identifies viruses and bacteria.
  • Why the body recognizes certain foods as invaders.
  • The reason humans have lost so much oral tolerance.
  • The research behind the connection between food and autoimmunity.
  • Everything you need to know about dietary testing + what you should look for in a test.

Memorable Quotes:

“The only autoimmune condition that we actually know the cause of is celiac disease.” (3:33, Betty)

“If we have antibodies that have now been triggered to things we eat every day or at some level of frequency, that means that the immune system is now responding to that food as if it’s a foreign invader.” (8:54, Betty)

“We lose immune tolerance to foods over time.” (16:15, Betty)

“When we’re looking at possible triggers for autoimmune conditions, food absolutely should be part of that process.” (22:38, Betty)

“At the end of the day, finding out what foods are triggering you are important.” (25:05, Betty)

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CEO & Founder, Living Well Dallas Functional Medicine Center

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