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November 15, 2022 at 2:00pm CST
Toxins Are Making You Tox-Sick!: How Environmental Factors Contribute to Autoimmune Disease and Symptom Flares

Join us for a candid discussion about the impact of toxins on our health and how you may be unknowingly making yourself sick and what you can do to create a less toxic environment in your home and in your neighborhood.

DESCRIPTION/WHY IS THIS ROUNDTABLE IMPORTANT:

Environmental factors, including toxins, infections, diet, stress, hormones, and more play a huge role in triggering and worsening autoimmune disease.

In fact, research has shown that genetics account for only 30% of autoimmunity, and the remaining 70% can be attributed to environmental causes and intestinal permeability (also known as leaky gut).

This collection of factors causes your immune system to malfunction and attack your own body by mistake.  There are 3 primary theories for how toxins contribute to this malfunction:

  1. One is that toxins damage the cells in your body so much that your immune system no longer recognizes them and attacks them on accident.
  2. Another is that toxins stimulate an immune response, causing chronic inflammation and stressing your immune system until it becomes overwhelmed and starts misfiring.
  3. The third theory is that toxins damage your thymus, which regulates your immune system and produces the cells that differentiate your own tissues from outside invaders.

 An environment that is 100 percent toxin free is not possible. The good news is that by identifying and addressing the environmental factors that are likely contributing to your autoimmune disease (including toxins), you can better help restore your body’s optimal immune function.

 This roundtable will provide practical and actionable lifestyle and advocacy tips that you can utilize to minimize your toxic load and thereby reduce the negative impact toxins have on your health

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC
The Natural HEALing Coach

lara adler
lara adler

Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator + Certified Health Coach

Dr. Kaelyn Wiles
Dr. Kaelyn Wiles

Associate Professor of Sociology
Centre College

Past AIP BIPOC Roundtables

October 19, 2022 at 2:00pm CST
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Navigating Life with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Autoimmune Disease or Undiagnosed Exhaustion

Those living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long-Covid or Autoimmune Disease often experience a myriad of symptoms, the most common of which is Fatigue.

If you or someone you know suffers from exhaustion that never seems to go away and is interfering with your quality of life, one of these three offenders could be the culprit.

This can be very frustrating for the sufferer and for those who live with someone who is suffering in this way. It’s so much worse than just being tired and unfortunately, people who don’t have it, often don’t understand it. What’s even more frustrating is that a lot of people who do have it are undiagnosed.

Many people with these conditions feel judged, misunderstood, and not heard. Worse, some people who experience short-term exhaustion will self-diagnose and say that the latest diet or treatment fixed them, which can complicate issues even more for the sufferer who has undoubtedly tried everything under the sun to get better but can’t.

But, like most things that are scary, understanding the issue can often help one deal with it in a new way. There is no cure, but you can learn how to manage it, stand up for yourself or your loved one who has it and improve your quality of life.

In this Roundtable, we will discuss symptoms that may indicate you have chronic fatigue, what to ask and tell your doctor, what diagnoses, and autoimmune diseases will likely be excluded before a chronic fatigue diagnosis, and how the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet AND lifestyle changes can be used as a tool to manage your symptoms.

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC
The Natural HEALing Coach

Cynthia Adinig
Cynthia Adinig

Long Covid/MECFS & Equity Advocate

Isabel Ramirez-Burnett
Isabel Ramirez-Burnett

NBC-HWC, AIP-C
Super Sized Wellness

September 21, 2022 at 2:00pm CST
culture, cooking and connection:  Navigating autoimmune disease within the hispanic community

The 𝗔𝗜𝗣 𝗕𝗜𝗣𝗢𝗖 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 is excited and proud to explore the topic of 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗶𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 with special guest Cristina Curp of The Castaway Kitchen.

Cristina Curp is a certified Nutritional Therapy & Restorative Wellness Practitioner, and former restaurant chef with a BA in Anthropology. Her love of food, and particularly using real food to heal inspired her popular food blog and wellness site, www.TheCastawayKitchen.com as well as her best-selling cookbooks: 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦.

A first-generation American with Cuban parents, Cristina grew up in Miami, FL, but now lives in Hawaii! At 29 years old and 2 years postpartum, Cristina hit rock bottom with her health. On top of an inflammatory skin condition, she had lived with for years, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, she began to experience many mystery symptoms and inflammation, Cristina took to the kitchen to find wellness.

Using her culinary prowess and love of research, she began to discover the connection between her symptoms and the food she ate. Cristina is relentless in her mission to spread the food as medicine message, she has witnessed the power of it with her own family, her readers, and her nutritional therapy clients. Empowering people to heal from the inside out is her life’s work! 

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC
The Natural HEALing Coach

Cristina Curp - The Castaway Kitchen
Cristina Curp

FNTP, RSW
The Castaway Kitchen

Onelly Hernandez

Certified MPHC, AIP & CHN

August 17, 2022 at 2:00pm CST
HOW TO LEVERAGE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CARE IN SPITE OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Times are hard and money is short.  We all know that.  Most of us also know the frustration that comes from feeling like crap 24/7 only for the doctor to tell you that it is all in your head.

➡️But did you know that federally funded health centers don’t have all of the insurance red tape when it comes to getting the testing that you need for a proper diagnosis?
➡️Did you know that federal health centers with a nurse practitioner model are able to spend more time with you getting to know you, so they can treat the person and not the disease?
➡️Did you know that federal health centers have additional resources to assist you in other areas of life – 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 – so that you won’t have to sacrifice quality life over quality care?

Regardless of your current financial or medical situation, the information provided at the Roundtable will be a blessing to you or someone you know.

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC

Norman Mitchell

CE, Bee Busy Wellness Center

July 20, 2022 at 2:pm CST
Is Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS) Causing Your Autoimmune Symtoms?

July is BIPOC we Mental Health Awareness Month, so this month the AIP BIPOC Roundtable is addressing the topic of Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS). 

This will be a  discussion about the unique types of stress that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) suffer and the negative impacts on their mental health, emotional well-being and success on the autoimmune protocol.

 

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC

AIP BIPOC
Imei Hsu

RN-LMHC, PN1-NC

Onelly Hernandez

Certified MPHC, AIP & CHN

June 15, 2022 at 2:pm CST
AIP BIPOC Roundtable Introduction 

Join Jamie Nicole and Sybil Cooper for the next AIP BIPOC Roundtable. This roundtable will kick off our monthly recurring sessions where we as AIP BIPOC Coaches will bring Awareness, Advocate and take Action to close the health equity gaps in our community and aim to make AIP more easily achievable for historically disenfranchised communities.

Jamie Nicole

CHC, CLC

Sybil Cooper

PhD, NBC-HBC, FNC

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