Amazon icon Audible icon Autographed icon Book Bub icon Booksprout icon Buy Me a Coffee icon Email icon Facebook icon Goodreads icon Instagram icon Mastodon icon Patreon icon Periscope icon Pinterest icon RSS icon Search icon Snapchat icon TikTok icon Tumblr icon Twitter icon Vine icon Youtube icon LinkedIn icon

Tag: autoimmune diet

Food Sensitivities, Inflammation, and the Autoimmune Connection

I will be interviewed by Sharon Saylor, host of the Autoimmune Hour radio show, on Friday, August 31st, 2018, at 7pm PDT. Here are the details – I hope you tune in!

“A delightful chat with Dr. Elizabeth Yarnell about her mission and methods to improve lives simply by changing the way we think about food and anti-inflammatory diets. As a board-certified naturopath and designer of customized anti-inflammatory diets, Dr. Yarnell runs a nationwide food therapy clinic to help people discover the specific foods that not only taste good but make them feel good, too.
A 1999 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced Dr. Yarnell to re-think everything she thought she knew about health and inspired the now-patented invention of a quick and easy method for cooking whole foods that she introduced in her 2009 best-selling cookbook: “Glorious One-Pot Meals: A Revolutionary New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking.”
In 2011, she launched the “Fight MS with Food” project to investigate the connection between diet and autoimmune symptoms. In this episode Dr. Yarnell shares some of what she discovered, for example:
  • Causes of inflammation and how to minimize it
  • What are food sensitivities and how you can become allergic to food
  • The gold-standard test for finding food allergies
  • The connection between diet and autoimmune symptoms
  • Other things that can cause inflammation besides food
  • What is ‘Dutch Oven Cooking, plus so much more….
I only wished we’d had more than an hour, as you will hear how passionate Dr. Yarnell is on her quest to improve lives simply by changing the way we think about food. Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Yarnell and take time to explore her healthy eating and natural lifestyle blog, “Effortless Eating for Healthier Bodies” at Then join us on August 31, at 7PM ET at”

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and Diet

I just returned from speaking about diet and nutrition at the 5th Annual Patient Day at the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation’s conference on NMO. Again, it was inspiring for me to meet and connect with the brave folks battling this rare autoimmune disease.

Us autoimmune disorders have to stick together! In fact, many with NMO were originally misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis before having NMO confirmed by an NMO antibody test. Since MS pharmaceutical therapies can actually harm those with NMO, it is worthwhile for those with questions to get the IgG blood test and find out for sure.

One of the common symptoms of NMO, along with optic neuritis; weakness, numbness or partial paralysis of limbs; or shooting or tingling pain in neck, back, or abdomen, is bowel and digestive tract distress.

If there’s any group of sufferers that is in dire need of dietary guidance, this is it!

My sessions focused on cleaning up your diet by avoiding toxins and contaminants in our food supply, including The Scary Seven and GMOs, and generalized advice on adopting an anti-inflammatory diet.

Any issue that has inflammation at the root will benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet. Think about it: if you are inflamed –either internally or visibly– and you remove the stimuli that are found to cause you inflammation, then you will become less inflamed and will feel better.

Of course, the best anti-inflammatory diet is one that is custom-designed for your body using state-of-the-art scientific analysis of your blood (MRT) and urine (enzyme urinalysis). That’s what I do in my therapeutic dietary clinic with my clients all over the country.

I look forward to working with many more NMO patients in the future and helping them sort out the best anti-inflammatory diet approach for them.

The annual group photo of the NMO patients gathered in Los Angeles for the 5th NMO Patient Day hosted by the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.