Episode #95: Healing Arthritis with Dr. Susan Blum
Dr. Blum is back on the Insatiable podcast today to talk about arthritis and the latest research on the gut microbiome and the influence of stress and trauma on all sorts of arthritis and autoimmune conditions, which arthritis is one.
Arthritis is not a condition for old people. It also affects women more than men.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- The role trauma plays into triggering autoimmune conditions like arthritis and how stress can reactivate dormant symptoms.
- The role resilience plays in both finishing the healing protocols we start and managing stress, including different types of tools to be able to see stress as resilience building instead of something negative.
- Gut biome entertypoes and an in-depth discussion of what researchers are coming to believe about if we can change the nature of our gut biome. I personally loved our discussion on nature versus environmental influence or nurture and how do we know which is which if our gut biome was influenced by trauma as a kid!
A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Susan Blum, MD, MPH, founder of the Blum Center for Health, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine, has helped thousands of people and is transforming our healthcare system.
You can learn more about her incredible credentials, contributions and media appearances, and about healing the gut from our original episode with Dr. Blum here.