99- Reducing Autoimmune Flare-ups by Fixing the Gut with Christina Tidwell

99- Reducing Autoimmune Flare-ups by Fixing the Gut with Christina Tidwell

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 5, 2020

Autoimmunity is where the immune system starts to attack its own healthy cells and tissues.

For instance, Hashimoto's Disease is where your own immune system starts to attack your thyroid, and Lupus is where the immune system attacks its tissues.

If you have a conversation with someone with autoimmunity, they will tell you that it can completely control your life.


How Many People Have an Autoimmune Disease?

Right now, over 23 million Americans are suffering from autoimmune diseases. However, those are only the ones who have been diagnosed.

Getting an accurate diagnosis can take decades, and it is believed there are many out there who have autoimmune conditions but haven't been diagnosed yet.

Christina Tidwell has a way to reduce autoimmune flare-ups though, and she shares with us how she does it!

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What it is like to receive a diagnosis of having an autoimmune condition
  • What causes autoimmunity in the first place
  • Steps to repair the gut and get you feeling your best
  • Whether autoimmune conditions can be reversed


  • [4:00] What does it mean to be a Functional Nutrition Coach
  • [6:45] Christina has been living with autoimmune conditions since she was 18 years old
  • [11:00] Getting a diagnosis creates a lot of emotions around the symptoms you have been feeling
  • [13:45] What kind of indications leading up to Christina's diagnosis could have given insight into what was going on with her health
  • [19:30] How does our gut health influence autoimmunity and overall health
  • [22:15] What is Leaky Gut and how does it correlate with autoimmunity
  • [27:00] Christina Tidwell has 5 steps to improving your gut health
  • [30:45] Do you go gradually into a protocol, or all in from the beginning
  • [33:30] Slow progress can make huge changes
  • [34:30] Our microbiome is extremely important for gut health
  • [37:30] How do you like to get probiotics into your system
  • [41:30] Can autoimmunity be reversed, or only pushed into remission
  • [44:45] Does one exposure to a potential trigger cause full symptoms to come back, or does it take more exposure
  • [48:15] What is Christina's morning routine

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Christina Tidwell

Website: ChristinaTidwell.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Christina Tidwell teaches those with autoimmune conditions how to improve their gut health

Christina Tidwell teaches those with autoimmune conditions how to improve their gut health

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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