LYL PODCAST EPISODE 083: Healing from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Disorders

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Menopause is downright disruptive. Many women experience joint pains, hot flashes, muscle cramps, and in some occasions, arthritis and even autoimmune disorders for the first time in midlife and menopause. While menopause is the privilege of a long life, there are some challenges. And knowing how to address these challenges in a holistic and healthy way will make it much smoother sailing.

In today’s episode, I welcome Kelly Nentwich, a certified life coach and speaker. Kelly, like me, focuses on helping menopausal women fight through the challenges brought by the disruption of menopause. In this episode, we talk about the ways to fight autoimmune disorders, why managing what we eat affects our overall health, and the simple steps towards personal change and creating a quality life. Kelly also shares her personal experience with celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and how she overcame it.

So, tune in now and discover how you can heal from diseases and improve your life for the better.


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Books mentioned in this episode:

•  Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan M.D. (Paid link:

What’s discussed in this Episode

[0:00] Introduction

[4:35] Kelly’s menopausal journey

[5:47] Management of diseases instead of healthcare

[10:43] How genetics affected her family

[13:31] What is celiac disease

[15:42] Changes brought by celiac disease

[17:30] What we put in our mouths affect our gene expression

[22:28] Discovering the benefits of whole foods

[25:53] Starting with nutrition and moving towards healthier activities

[30:54] The first step to better health

[34:03] Overwhelm is a state of mind

[36:31] Feeling good takes out the bad emotions and habits

[38:33] Improve your relationship with food

[40:16] Acknowledging how harmful habits destroy your body

[43:33] Tips to help you stop smoking

[46:43] Kelly’s takeaways

About the Guest

Kelly Nentwich is a menopause lifestyle coach, entrepreneur, and speaker. Her personal challenges motivated her to help other women overcome the disruptions of menopause. With years of professional experience, Kelly helped many women find balance in their lives, lose weight, avoid chronic diseases, and be healthier. She is passionate and willing to guide women during the interruption of menopause.

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I hope you enjoyed this podcast, and I hope you will take action to look and be your best self. Thanks for listening!

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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