After obtaining her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University, Donna Mazzola continued training by completing a residency program at the Detroit Medical Center. She spent about 10 years in clinical practice doing medication therapy management. In speaking to patients with a chronic illness she was blown away by how little they knew about managing their disease through lifestyle. This led her to pursue a master’s in nutrition.
In 2015, it all came full circle when she was diagnosed with Hashimotos. Her diagnosis took her right back to her passion for understanding how she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Donna realized she didn’t know who to trust and what was the right way to manage her disease, so, she decided to become THE source! She embarked on a journey to further her education and obtain a Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from The University of Western States.
Through her journey in school, she started @DrAutoimmuneGirl to share trusted information to those suffering like her.
In this insightful episode Donna shares all about how the things we eat contribute to our overall health and how to be more mindful of our consumption in a healthy way.
Connect with Donna: @DrAutoimmuneGirl
5:26 - Chronic inflammation of the immune system
8:50 - What causes inflammation?
13:39 - Figuring out a gluten intolerance
20:22 - Junk Food Science
28:40 - Helping with leaky gut
40:06 - One piece of advice for younger Donna
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