NMP #35: Autoimmune Disease and Plant-Based Diets

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Have you had a diagnosis recently that’s left you baffled about how to eat? If so, you’ll want to listen in and learn about Autoimmune Disease and Plant-Based Diets with Rachael Hutchins. We talk about her Lupis diagnosis and how that led her to a plant-based diet.  If you’re considering a vegan diet and looking for more resources, check out my Three Kinds of Vegan post or this interview on Plant-Based Living with Sharon Palmer.

Rachael Hutchings is on the Namely Marly podcast talking about Autoimmune Disease and Plant-Based Diets

Rachael Hutchings was experiencing serious health problems and went to see several doctors before she was finally diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease. She sought out ways to make changes to her diet rather than only taking medications. Eventually this led her to a plant-based diet, providing dramatic improvements to her symptoms.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from today’s interview with Rachael:

She [her doctor] was saying your body is unique, and we have to figure out what is going to work for it. And that really made sense to me. — Rachael Hutchings #namelymarly

We got home, and I went right back on the strict, whole foods, plant-based eating approach and within a week, every single one of those symptoms had cleared up. And I thought, I am never going back. — Rachael Hutchings #namelymarly

Our goal at Namely Marly is to provide you with inspiring resources to take on a vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and inspired, energetic life. We hope today’s interview about Autoimmune Disease and Plant-Based Diets with Rachael Hutchings has been helpful and informative.

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Featured Content – Autoimmune Disease and Plant-Based Diets

Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Rachael, where we discuss:

  • Rachael  talks about how she started her blog La Fuji Mama
  • We talk about the symptoms she was experiencing
  • Rachael shares about her journey seeking the right doctor for her mysterious symptoms
  • Once she finally received the diagnosis of lupus, Rachael talks about the recommendations she received from doctors
  • Rachael talks about her journey leading to a plant-based diet and the impacts it has had on her health and condition
  • We discuss autoimmune diseases and how healthy eating and living impacts them

This Accessible Approachable Vegan Diet episode includes references to some resources you might find interesting. Here they are:


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