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LIVE WELL PODCAST | EP #33 - Managing relationships and autoimmune disease with Whitney Shook

Whitney Shook

Today on the Live Well Podcast we’ll be exploring relationships and autoimmune disease with Whitney Shook. Whitney is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant focused on helping women feel less alone as they work on navigating autoimmune disease. She runs Rooted in Healing, a lifestyle blog for women struggling with chronic illness, as well as an online nutrition practice. Whitney believes it's through a shift in diet, lifestyle, and mindset that people achieve the deepest level of healing. Join us as we speak about how to navigate our relationships with others while managing chronic illness.

Show Notes:

  • 0:00 Intro

  • 0:50 Introducing Whitney Shook of Rooted in Healing

  • 1:40 Whitney speaks about her personal journey with autoimmune disease

    • Alopecia, PCOS, Mental Health

  • 7:12 When we are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease it not only affects us but also those around us. Whitney speaks about how her relationships were influenced by managing autoimmune disease.

    • Relationship with self

    • Relationship with partners

  • 10:50 Whitney describes a turning point in the relationship with her husband

    • “I didn’t sign up for this”

  • 18:00 How to live your life and be social while managing symptoms or a restricted diet

    • Getting honest with yourself to be able to be honest with others

    • Empowerment

  • 22:26 Advice from Whitney about how to improve your relationships and understand each other better

  • 23:50 The positive things that have come from living with a chronic autoimmune disease

  • 26:26 Outro

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