Cait Mizzi  is the holistic nutritionist at the Poppy Clinic, an amazing and inspiring woman that has a passion about functional health and nutrition. During this episode, she shares lengthy her knowledge about autoimmune diseases and the crucial role nutrition plays. Cait talks about her personal health journey and how autoimmunity brought her to practice holistic nutrition.

This episode is filled with valuable information about autoimmunity, what exactly is, how to prevent and treat it, tackling the dietary triggers and making the lifestyle changes to heal and reverse this condition that affects 20% of the population.

Food is powerful, and learning about food from passionate people is a true inspiration. Cait made her mission to help people heal, teach them about the benefits of food, and empowering every patient she works with.

Key Takeaways:

[4:26] Cait talks about her own healing journey

[14:50] Find out she had Guttate Psoriasis.

[17:46] Starting an autoimmune paleo protocol.

[21:25] Shifting careers.

[24:53] The risks of taking biologics for psoriasis.

[26:53] Being rebellious pays off!

[28:39] You don’t have to say yes to your doctor.

[29:15] You can reverse a diagnosis through lifestyle and diet change.

[30:25] What your immune disease does for your body.

[34:46] What is an autoimmune disease?

[36:13] Genetics load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger.

[37:13] The vegan to paleo transition.

[42:03] The autoimmune paleo protocol

[44:25] Dealing with the emotions related to changing your diet.

[51:55] It is all about prevention.

[53:00] Life now for Cait.

[56:51] The focus needs to remain on the diet and the environment.

[57:10] Every mistake you make can propel you forward.

[58:01] Question what you are told..

[58:33] Rapid fire questions.

Continue on your wild journey…

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Learn more about Cait Mizzi: 

Cait Mizzi is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), having graduated with first class honors from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Canada. She has dedicated thousands of hours and years of research and study into understanding the intricate relationship between the human body and the foods that we eat.

Having sent two autoimmune conditions of her own into remission, Cait’s passionate journey in health and wellness began. After leaving a successful 15-year career in Fashion & Entertainment, Cait now spends her days educating and empowering others to heal themselves and strive for a life of optimal, vibrant health.

Cait’s practice focuses on pediatric nutrition (the best place to begin setting up dietary habits for a life without dis-ease). She also works with men and women for both libido, fertility, autoimmune disease, mental health and more.

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Quotes and Tweetables:

“Always trust your intuition.” #therebelpodcast #intuition #trust

“If it doesn’t feel like the solution for you, then it isn’t, continue exploring.” #therebelpodcast #question #rebel

“You don’t have to say yes to your doctor.” #therebelpodcast #rebel #question

“Trust your power, you don’t have to live with a diagnosis and let it define the rest of your life.” #therebelpodcast #trust #power #dontsettle

“You have an immense amount of power to change your story.” #therebelpodcast #power #change

“You can reverse a diagnosis through lifestyle and diet change.” #therebelpodcast #lifestyle #change

“Autoimmune diseases are ⅓ genetically predisposed.” #therebelpodcast #autoimmunity #genes

“Genetics loads the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger.” #therebelpodcast #genetics #lifestyle

“We have forgotten what we are supposed to eat.” #therebelpodcast #eat #health

“Changing your diet is going to be emotional.” #therebelpodcast #change #lifestyle #emotions

“Healing can happen when you really focus on it.” #therebelpodcast #healing #motivation #focus

“Every mistake you make can propel you forward.” #therebelpodcast #mistakes #movingforward

“Done is better than perfect.” #therebelpodcast #betterthanperfect #doit