LIVING WITH AUTOIMMUNITY
A Webinar Series
If you are someone living with Autoimmune Disease or have been sick without answers, then you probably already know that the struggle is real.
This series brings together nutritionists, doctors, and patient advocates from around the world. These impressive health and wellness professionals offer various perspectives and expertise on topics focused on living with autoimmune conditions.
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MEET THE HOST
Shannon Sims, PhD
Shannon is an integrative wellness coach and mind-body specialist with Aila Health. She holds a PhD and Master's degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also a certified Yoga teacher at the 200-hour level and carries two certificates from Saybrook University: integrative wellness coaching and integrative and functional nutrition. Informed by her personal recovery journey, Shannon takes a special focus on helping people suffering from prolonged chronic and inflammatory symptoms cope with and manage their symptoms so they can regain their energy and feel in control of their health. She is passionate about educating on the importance of the mind-body connection and the various avenues in which self-healing can be achieved.
Part I: Real Stories, Real People
Hear from real people about their experience with autoimmune conditions. Learn tips for how to advocate for yourself and hear stories from our speakers on their struggles and successes with patient care.
Coping with autoimmune disease since 2013, Jake has seen over 28 doctors through his health journey. He's received multiple diagnoses including, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s, PANS/PANDAS. Through his health battles, Jake has pursued a career in health and wellness. He serves on the board of directors of the Lyme Education Awareness Foundation, is Co-Admin of the Lyme Alive Information & Support Group, and is a manager & multi-instrumentalist in his band, Definition of One
Jenna is a Multiple Sclerosis Advocate living outside of Boston with her rescue dog, Dixie. She was diagnosed with MS, an autoimmune disease that attacks the covering of the nerves throughout the body, in early 2016. She is a self-employed social media marketing consultant and course creator. She is working on and off social media to help change public perception of invisible illnesses as well as public policies that prevent disabled and chronically ill people from living their best lives.
Kenisha, 36, is an Aquarius, mom, wife, advocate, business owner, life coach, photographer, empath, momager, hypemom, National Steering Committee Member, influencer, blogger, chronic illness warrior, natural/holistic healer, and lover of positive vibes and energy. She battles Fibromyalgia, Crohns Disease, Facet Joint Arthritis, high gluten sensitivity, and vitamin D & B12 deficiency. Kenisha's Instagram Fibromyalgia Awareness is a place of comfort peace and understanding for those all over the world who suffer.
Part II: Nutrition, Eating, and Autoimmunity
We'll hear from expert voices on how to leverage your nutrition to feel the best you possibly can.
Jenifer Tharani, MS RD
Jenifer is as a Registered Dietitian, online anti-inflammatory diet and weight loss coach, and the founder of Pain Nutrition – REDEFINED. She provides virtual nutrition coaching to help you take charge of your health from the comfort of your home. In her virtual nutrition practice, she focuses on helping clients adopt a non-restrictive, gut healing anti-inflammatory eating pattern to help with weight loss, PCOS, prevent and manage chronic illness like diabetes and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and IBD.
Ashley Hurst, MS, RD, LD
Ashley is a Registered Dietician specializing in working with patients who have inflammatory bowel disease, and she is also an Ulcerative Colitis patient! Her primary focus is on helping people get relief from complex digestive and immune system problems. After her diagnosis, she felt confused and disappointed by her limited treatment options – so she dedicated the next 10 years to learning everything she could about managing UC symptoms with nutrition. Ashley learned exactly how dietary choices affect overall health and wellness, and I traveled all over the world learning what really works (long-term) for treating Crohn’s and Colitis.