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Welcome to The Vitality Secret Podcast. I am Neil Cannon, author of The Vitality Secret, certified fitness nutrition specialist, health coach and creator of an award-winning online program. Listen to inspiring interviews with people who have reversed “incurable diseases.” Each person shares their journey of determination and curiosity, which ultimately prepared them for a far better life beyond survival…one rich in vitality. 

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Jan 20, 2023

Julie Michelson, a health coach, shares her journey of overcoming rheumatoid arthritis naturally after 11 years of Western medicine treatment. In this episode, Julie talks about how she went from being a newly single mother of three to being unable to work and feeling hopeless about her health. She discusses how her mindset played a role in her declining health and how her youngest daughter's fear of losing her changed her life.

Julie - Show notes

  1. Julie talks about how she made a promise to her daughter to do everything she could to get better and started with her diet, going gluten-free to support her son who had been diagnosed with celiac disease. She shares how she stumbled upon the Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey and how it helped her understand the science behind inflammation and how certain foods can trigger it.

  2. Julie discusses the importance of abundant healthy fats in her diet and how tweaking her paleo diet helped her overcome her autoimmune disease naturally. She also talks about the benefits of the Woowoo stuff that she initially thought was crazy and unscientific.

  3. Julie shares that her illness was driven by toxicity issues, but changing her diet, mindfulness, and meditation helped her improve exponentially even without addressing the toxicity issues.

  4. Neil shares that his first podcast interview was with a woman who reversed multiple sclerosis by changing her diet and mentions that it's not unusual to see such results as food is crucial for fueling the body.

  5. They discuss the importance of meditation, and Julie shares that she started meditating after listening to a podcast interview with Emily Fletcher, who introduced her to the concept that the mind isn't supposed to be completely blank during meditation. She joined Emily's online Ziva meditation program, and within two weeks, she noticed better sleep, reduced pain, and improved energy levels.

  6. Neil mentions attending Joe Dispenza's events and how he presents data and science in a way that is undeniable, showing that meditation is anti-cancerous, pro-health, and helps to reduce inflammation. He wonders why more people aren't carving out time in their day to meditate and suggests that it can be done while walking in nature.

  7. Julie mentions that she still practices Emily's type of meditation but also tries other types.

  8. Julie and Neil discuss various forms of meditation and the importance of consistency and finding what works best for you. Julie mentions that she meditates in nature and uses mantra meditation and guided meditations. 

  9. Julie highlights the importance of having a growth mindset when it comes to health. We are always learning, and our bodies are always changing. Therefore, we need to be open to new information and willing to make changes when necessary.

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