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Is it possible to relieve the effects of autoimmune diseases through fasting? What foods does one need to eat to feel less pain, fatigue, and inflammation? Bringing the answer is today’s Waist Away podcast guest, Julie Michelson, Health and Wellness Coach!

Julie, welcome, tell listeners a little bit about yourself.

Thank you, I’m so glad to be here. So I got into the wellness world through my own journey with rheumatoid arthritis.

After a decade of health decline, I finally stopped listening to my doctors and started to make some changes and through diet and mindfulness exercise routine, lowering my toxicity level. I have completely reversed my autoimmune symptoms and I’m living a full, amazing life.

So tell listeners how to; what was some of the changes that you made in your diet and talk about what is your intermittent fasting schedule? So when do you eat? What kind of timeframes do you eat? And what do you eat in that window? So the first thing I did was change what I ate.

So before I found intermittent fasting, my diet changes, I went from gluten free to grain free. And then I learned how to find out what my body was reactive to . So currently my ideal diet is completely grain free, dairy free. I avoid legumes and I can’t do nightshades and I don’t use sugar. So really all of the inflammatory foods plus some that are unique to me and I experiment. I’m very experimental.

So I experimented again with my eating window and my optimal eating window is probably four to six hours a day. So I kind of alternate. I’m not sick. I do listen to my body. So some days I do have a late lunch at about two, two thirty-three and I’ll eat an early dinner. Other days I just eat one big meal and it’s loads of veggies, a really good amount of healthy fats and a small amount of clean protein.

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