401: Danielle Walker on Finding Health After Being Diagnosed With an Autoimmune Disease

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Danielle Walker (IG: @daniellewalker) is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, health advocate, wellness expert and self-trained chef.

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 22 and suffering for many years, Danielle found health through dietary and lifestyle changes. Inspired by her own health journey, Danielle shares her gluten-free recipes on her blog, Against All Grain as a beacon of hope for others.

For over a decade she has been a pioneer in advocating for a grain and gluten free lifestyle, having earned a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015.

Danielle regularly shares her health journey, recipes and expert tips on the TODAY Show, The Doctors, and many other nationally syndicated shows. Her work has been featured in People, O Magazine, USA Today, and more.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 22
  • Incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes into Danielle's healing journey
  • Stress causes flare ups
  • Having a supportive family during a health crisis
  • Prolonged symptoms from ulcerative colitis can cause organs to shut down
  • Danielle’s life-threatening trip to Uganda
  • Managing an eating disorder
  • Going gluten-free
  • A general overview of the SCD and GAPS diets
  • Danielle’s husband reaped the health benefits of switching his diet too
  • The difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • The origin story behind Danielle’s blog, Against All Grain
  • Why some women with autoimmune diseases go into remission during pregnancy
  • Managing ulcerative colitis flare ups postpartum
  • The benefits of eating an anti-inflammatory diet
  • Danielle's inspirations during her health journey
  • Turning Against All Grain into a successful business
  • Danielle’s passion for recipe creation and drive to help her community
  • Growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • The need and creating Link in Profile and Tap Bio
  • Sharing personal grief from pregnancy and infant loss
  • How to provide support for others dealing with loss
  • It’s ok to say their name

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273: Dr. David Perlmutter – Grain Brain • Cholesterol Is Your Friend • What Is Keto Cycling?

254: Sarah Ballantyne – Pregnancy And Hypothyroidism • Reintroductions On AIP • The Cruciferous Vegetable Myth

124: Dr. Jill Carnahan – Toxic Mold • The Gut-Mind Connection • SIBO 101

091: Meghan Telpner – Sleeping Without The Enemy, Electronics • Expand Your Business Online • Healing From Crohn’s Disease

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