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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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  • Make CHANGE

MEET THE HOST

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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.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

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Part I: Real Stories, Real People

May 13th, 2021

We'll 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. 

Featured Guests:
Jake Broughton

     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 Green

     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 Fletcher

     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. 

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Part II: Nutrition, Eating, and Autoimmunity

June 10th, 2021 

We'll hear from expert voices on how to leverage your nutrition to feel the best you possibly can. 

Featured Guests:
Jennifer Tharani

     Jennifer is as a Registered Dietitian, online anti-inflammatory diet and weight loss coach, and the founder of Pain Nutrition – REDEFINED. She is the daughter of a chronic pain survivor. Her mother is why she became so interested in pursuing nutrition and becoming a nutrition for pain advocate. Jennifer takes a special focus on a anti-inflammatory nutrition and gut healing for patients with Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and PCOS.

 

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Part III: Stress, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity: An Integrative Approach

July 13th, 2021

We'll have a conversation around integrative approaches for managing stress, inflammation, and your condition. 

Featured Guests:
Micha Yu, MD

     Dr. Yu graduated with a Doctor of Medicine at Chicago Medical School and finished my Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at Loma Linda University. I am double board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine. Informed through his own journey, Dr. Yu created a home patients to explore ways to fight autoimmune disease in an integrative healthcare setting. He is currently enrolled in the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona.