Battling Autoimmunity and Reinventing Your Diet with Dr. Stephanie Nielsen

Feb 15, 2024

There are two kinds of people we usually learn from The DNA Talks Podcast: a patient who has been cured of a chronic disease or an expert in the field who is capable of pinpointing the root causes and solutions to them. Today, we get to learn from Dr. Stephanie Nielsen, who is considered both, and continues to become a stellar example of how a decision of changing and committing to a lifestyle that suits your DNA is the best decision you could ever make in your lifetime.

Dr. Stephanie Nielsen is currently a Functional Genomics Pracitioner at The DNA Company. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) at the University of Nebraska. Her clinical degree focused on integrative studies where she was responsible for prescribing and managing drug therapies for patients. She spent the next decade educating physicians on appropriate drug therapy applications

Currently Dr. Nielsen works in conjunction with a number of physicians, chiropractors, naturopaths, and acupuncturists as she specializes in difficult nutritional cases that often deal with allergies and autoimmune issues.

Throughout the discussion, Kashif and Dr. Stephanie go through Dr. Stephanie's personal experience with her celiac disease, an autoimmune disease wherein the presence of gluten makes a person's immune system attack the body. Dr. Stephanie discusses how she was able to overcome this by simply being mindful of her lifestyle and maintaining it even after she has gotten better.

Aside from reinventing your lifestyle and diet, Kashif and Dr. Stephanie also touch on the development of vitamins and how crucial they are in today's time. Back then, nutrient-dense food were made accessible, but with the increasing demand and want to supply more, food companies sought our for profit at the expense of their consumers' health.

Here are the rest of the highlights found in the episode:
00:00 Introduction
02:20 Dr. Stephanie's Background with Celiac Disease
06:14 Treating Celiac with a Restrictive Diet
12:55 The Truth and Development of Vitamins
17:26 Autoimmunity
27:11 DNA Profiles
35:13 Menopause, and the Menstrual Cycle
43:01 Sick Care and Medicine

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