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#025 Autoimmunity 101

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Pursuing health without the dogma for a mind wide open

But first, “you must unlearn what you have learned” YODA


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Autoimmune disease has been based on two prevailing theories, the mimicry and bystander theories but decades of research based on this assumption/theories has not led to successful treatments. In this episode, Dr. Petersen introduces us to the idea of the third variable; an increase in gut permeability.

Meet Dr. Vikki Petersen

Dr. Vikki Petersen is the founder of the Root Cause Medical Clinics in Saratoga, California, and Clearwater, Florida.


She received her Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner recognition from the Institute of Functional Medicine and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist certification from the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.


She is the co-author of “The Gluten Effect”, a bestselling book that has highlighted the awareness of both gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. Her second book is entitled Hiatal Hernia Syndrome, where she again tackles a health condition affecting millions for which conventional medicine has no answers.

Connect with Vikki

Root Cause Medical Clinic




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Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on brain and mental health and antiaging nutrition. Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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