A few weeks ago, Andrea talked to clinical nutritionist Josh Gitalis about the root causes of autoimmune disease, including leaky gut, genetics and an environmental trigger. On this episode, Andrea goes even deeper with Dr. Keesha Ewers, integrative medicine expert and certified trauma informed therapist, about a hidden root cause of autoimmune disease: trauma.
Before you self select out of listening, know this: trauma doesn’t have to mean some huge cataclysmic tragedy like sexual assault or the death of a loved one. In fact, trauma can be something small that we’ve completely blocked out of our memory.
Dr. Keesha explains her work conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma) and how she developed a model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health.
She also breaks down the difference between little “t” trauma and big “T” trauma and lays out a path toward healing from either one, plus gives Andrea insight into why low libido is a huge red flag for the patients she sees and covers the microbiome’s role in libido and desire.
To learn more about Dr. Keesha, head to www.DrKeesha.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Join Dr. Keesha’s next webinar on Nov. 13th on how to heal autoimmune disease from the inside out. Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mCmjl9gKT8KLVS8tt1aVVQ
On this show, you’ll learn:
- Dr Keesha’s background (1:54)
- Where autoimmune disease comes from (6:28)
- How we hold onto trauma and how it shows up (11:10)
- Two types of low libido and their root causes (21:28)
- How the microbiome plays a role in low libido (28:28)
- Addressing the pieces in healing trauma (33:30)
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