The Vaccine Debate and Autoimmune Disease

August 10, 2018

Aired Friday, 10 August 2018, 7:00 PM ET

The Vaccine Debate and Autoimmune Disease

In this episode, Dr. Thomas Cowan, author of ‘Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness’ helps us tackle the confusing and often contentious topic of vaccinations and do they exacerbate and/or cause autoimmune conditions?

In his decades of clinical practice and continuing research, Dr. Cowan saw that over the past 50 years, rates of chronic health conditions in children like asthma, eczema, digestive disorders, autism, and many more have exploded. He now attributes these skyrocketing rates to a drop in acute infectious childhood diseases, which serve to “train” the immune system early on.

While seen by some as a polarizing topic, Dr. Cowan’s thoughtfully walks us through his findings on possible connections between vaccination and the rise in autoimmune conditions and allergies.

He explains in detail:

~ What happens to a child’s immune system when they receive a vaccination.
~ Emerging evidence that suggests certain childhood illnesses can protect against disease later in life.
~ The role of fever, the microbiome, and cell structure have on our immune system and health, plus much more…

Dr. Thomas Cowan graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice. Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™.

Dr. Cowan has studied and written about many subjects in medicine, including nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, and herbal medicine. He is also the author of ‘Human Heart, Cosmic Heart,’ principal author of ‘The Fourfold Path to Healing,’ and co-author (with Sally Fallon) of ‘The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care.’ Learn more about Dr. Cowan at:

This episode is packed with thought-provoking details and opinions, which I’m sure will only heighten your desire to research this important topic your self. I know it did for me. Listen August 10th at 7PM ET.

Sudden Catastrophic Memory Loss: One Man’s Amazing Story of Recovery

August 3, 2018

Aired Friday, 3 August 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Sudden Catastrophic Memory Loss: One Man’s Amazing Story of Recovery

Imagine in the blink of an eye, you can’t remember anything, even the simplest of questions you struggle to answer. That’s what happened to our guest, Neil Thrussell, 4X International Best Selling Author and Master of the Shin Dao. POOF! He had no memories, none… all gone….

Regardless, Neil maintained his love of life. And that, in part, is what he credits with his recovery from mercury toxicity and it wasn’t the mercury that caused the memory loss, it is something even more shocking! Join your host, Sharon Sayler when Neil shares how he recovered his memory and:

~ What ‘having no past’ taught him about life,
~ Why proper hydration helps with memory.
~ How mindfulness and meditation help him even today,
~ The one surprise silver-lining he discovered with memory loss
~ Plus so much more…

Neil Thrussell is an author, Master of the Shin Dao, speaker, facilitator, Life Coach, and Lover of Life. Learn more about Neil at and join host Sharon Sayler to enjoy Neil’s humor and his effervescent lust for life as he shares his inspiring story.

How ‘Showing Up’ is Part of the Healing Process

July 27, 2018

Aired Friday, 27 July 2018, 7:00 PM ET

How ‘Showing Up’ is Part of the Healing Process

On this episode of The Autoimmune Hour, Sharon Sayler chats with Terry Wildemann, founder of the consulting business, Intuitive Leadership®. When you listen in, you’ll discover how to create more in-depth opportunities to heal by being real about your vulnerabilities, showing up authentically and transparently, ‘coming-out-of-your-fear-closet,’ and even being okay saying things like ‘Yes, I use my intuition’ or ‘I talk with angels.’

Terry shares how when she opened up to the world who she authentically is, everything changed, in the right way… Now, she has taken the skills she developed by overcoming her own health challenges to help entrepreneurs and professionals show up as who they authentically are.

Terry’s message will show you how to more deeply heal body, mind, and soul, including how you can learn to trust your intuition for self-connection, integration, and self-care. Learn more about Terry at And prepare to be intrigued Friday, July 27th at 7 PM ET.

How To Recover From a Type A Lifestyle and Bounce Back From Adrenal Fatigue

July 20, 2018

Aired Friday, 20 July 2018, 7:00 PM ET

How To Recover From a Type A Lifestyle and Bounce Back From Adrenal Fatigue

Does everything that use to be easy, now feel hard? Do you wish that the energy you use to have, you could find again? Are you on the go-go track commonly called “Type A,” yet now are fatigued, slowing down, and you just know something isn’t right…?

Well, our guest for this episode of The Autoimmune Hour, Tina Thrussell, co-founder of the Shin Dao Institute has an amazing story of surviving to thriving for us. Several years ago, she drove herself into exhaustion and full-blown adrenal fatigue. Her long road to a joyful recovery encompassed a holistic overhaul of every aspect of her life… and she is here today to share her journey and offer suggestions to help you find peace, wellness, and a sense of balance in your life. Tina with share simple ways to make you the first priority and why that’s so important and:

~ What is adrenal fatigue?
~ What is the fingernail and tummy test that you must know?
~ What do hormones have to do with it?
~ Why she couldn’t get out of bed for over 3 months and how she changed that…
~ Plus so many other tips for recovery and fulfillment!

Tina Thrussel offers people around the world uplifting inspiration and sacred space for personal transformation as a speaker and facilitator of seminars, workshops, retreats, and healing sessions. She is also a Nia Teacher; Writer/Editor; Mindfulness Trainer; a Personal Coach; a Quest Master; a Master Hugger and Lover of Life! Learn more about Tina at:

And be sure and join us to be part of her positive energy and contagious enthusiasm that has earned her the reputation as ‘The Feel Good Lady,’ Friday, July 20th at 7PM ET (and later in podcast) when we’ll get a great big dose of feeling good.

Is It Menopause or Autoimmune?

July 13, 2018

Aired Friday, 13 July 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Is It Menopause or Autoimmune?

Maybe you’ve heard that dreaded “Well, women your age… (fill in the symptom…)” or “Don’t worry about it – it’s just menopause….” And yet, somewhere, deep inside you are still fretting that something isn’t quite right!

Or maybe you are tired of not having a healthcare professional really listen to what’s going and you are tired of being dismissed… Then listen in to this week’s guest on The Autoimmune Hour when we hear from Pat Duckworth. Pat is the Award-winning Author of ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques.’ She is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and she specializes in helping women who are experiencing menopause symptoms. She will be sharing with us some ways to tell if it’s menopause or autoimmune, plus:

~ Some common menopause symptoms and what to do about them
~ How breathing and language can change the intensity of the symptom
~ How to get a better night’s sleep
~ Easy to use techniques to relieve common symptoms such as fretfulness, anxiety and mood swings.
~ And so much more…

Pat Duckworth is an international speaker sought-after by women’s groups. She has designed and delivered training and workshops on a wide range of well-being subjects. Most recently she has been running workshops for managers and staff in organizations to increase their understanding of the issues facing women in the workplace. Pat is a regular guest on the radio in the UK and has had articles published in national newspapers and magazines including the Daily Mail and Natural Health. You can learn more about Pat at and listen in to Sharon and Pat Friday, July 13th at 7PM ET at:

Redesigning Your Destiny After the Diagnosis: Expectations, Identity, and Your Healing

July 6, 2018

Aired Friday, 6 July 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Redesigning Your Destiny After the Diagnosis: Expectations, Identity, and Your Healing

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes award-winning leadership expert and #1 international best-selling author, Lisa Marie Platske from Design Your Destiny where she creates high-performing leaders. Now, you might be asking, ‘Sharon, what does the have to do with wellness?” My answer is “A LOT!”

Lisa Marie shares in the transparent, and open conversation about how a sudden change like a diagnosis can cause you to question everything in your world and what to do about it, like ~

~ How to change the ‘mind-tape’ of doom and gloom towards healing and hope

~ How old patterns and other things your mind creates may no longer be of service.

~ The difference between giving yourself space and spaciousness and why both are important.

~ Knowing the value of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and how to deal with your own and others expectations.

~ Plus so much more…

Lisa Marie Platske is the founder of the annual Design Your Destiny Live 3-day leadership conference, uses her Federal law enforcement journey before and after 9/11 to demonstrate what exceptional leaders do differently, sharing how vulnerability in leadership is critical to being a leader worth following. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and serves on the executive board of Project Forgive as well as the executive advisory council for Leadership California. Find out more about Lisa Marie Platske at and then listen in to this life-changing chat July 6th, at 7 PM ET and later in podcast.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Can It Help with Your Autoimmune?

June 29, 2018

Aired Friday, 29 June 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Can It Help with Your Autoimmune?

The Autoimmune Hour host, Sharon Sayler welcomes Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Tanya Gee. Dr. Tanya will share with us the history of TCM and why its roots are based on a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and how that applies to the human body. We explore how TCM views the body, mind, spirit, and emotions as an integrated whole, rather than disconnected parts to be treated separately plus:

~ How TCM can work with western medicine practices,
~ How the mind/body/emotional/spirit connection affects your health,
~ Ways to be aware of how you are ‘being’ in this world,
~ The TCM view of emotions and their relationship to your internal organ system,
~ How the mind, body, emotional, spirit connection affects your health,
~ And so much more in this laugh and joy-filled chat…

Dr. Tanya Gee inspires her patients to seek health and wellness through the holistic practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As a graduate of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC, she completed her post-graduate studies and clinical practice in Hefei and Shanghai, China. Dr. Tanya holds the highest rank of her profession in the Province of British Columbia as a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Tanya Gee at and join us Friday, June 29th at 7PM ET.

What is Functional Medicine and Can It Help Autoimmune?

June 22, 2018

Aired Friday, 22 June 2018, 7:00 PM ET

What is Functional Medicine and Can It Help Autoimmune?

What if we made wellness and well-being as important as just getting over our current symptoms…? In this info-packed episode, we welcome Susan Blum, MD, a true pioneer in functional medicine and a nationally recognized speaker, author, and teacher. As founder and director of Blum Center for Health, and through her patient care, writing, research, and mentoring, she is a passionate advocate for those with chronic illness and helping them restore to a state of wellness.

Dr. Blum is assistant clinical professor in preventive medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, and senior faculty with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She is certified in functional medicine, author of ‘The Immune System Recovery Program,’ and medical advisor for the Dr. Oz Show and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dr. Blum’s book, ‘Healing Arthritis’ was just released to much praise. She shares insights from both books including:

~ What is functional medicine and would it help?
~ How to feel empowered in your health care and maintain the locus of control.
~ Why the ‘fixer-model’ doesn’t fix and how to develop a partnership in your care
~ The five significant guidelines for choosing your food as part of your healing
~ How to repair your gut and eliminate toxins and much more…

Dr. Blum also shares how your body is an eco-system and although it takes time for the whole eco-system to shift, the steps you can take to acerbate that shift to wellness, including her four-step program, which she has used to help thousands of patients recover from autoimmune and immune-related conditions without medication from her first best-selling book, ‘The Immune System Recovery Plan’ as well as, tips from ‘Healing Arthritis.’ She has created useful programs that supports and ensures wellness success that you can discover at and AND be sure and join your host, Sharon Sayler as we discover easy ways to enhance our immune system Friday, June 22nd at 7 PM ET.

Alien Invaders, Stealth Pathogens, Creepy Critters, and YOU!

June 15, 2018

Aired Friday, 15 June 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Alien Invaders, Stealth Pathogens, Creepy Critters, and YOU!

Stealth pathogens are at the center of many chronic health conditions, shared Dr. Cheryl Hanly when we first met… I was intrigued and freaked out all at the same time… Stealth pathogens? What the heck is that?

I hate to break it to you, but you are host to a vast variety of ‘alien invaders’ and ‘stealth pathogens.’ These are bacteria and viruses capable of adapting and hiding from our immune system and the many ways we attempt to destroy them. Shocking! In this episode, we examine key strategies in uncovering, supporting and eradicating these ‘critters’ and how to support our body to recover and heal. (Examples of stealth pathogens include: Parvovirus, Helicobacter pylori, Epstein-Barr Virus and others…)

Dr. Cheryl shares:

~ How we can get to the root cause of your dis-ease and dysfunctions,
~ How to get in touch with our body and understand the symptoms,
~ What is a ‘Bio-Burden’ and why it’s important to know,
~ Ways to support your immune system,
~ Plus super easy health hacks and more…

Dr. Cheryl Hanly is self-described as a Chiropractor, wife, mother, daughter, sister, student, intuitive healer, “Brainiac”, an almost-Fellow in Functional Neurology, an adventure-seeker, a fisher-woman, a nutrition guru, a believer in essential oils, a believer in Truth, and most of all…she is a conduit of healing.

Dr. Cheryl believes in the miraculous healing potential of the human body and understands how to facilitate that connection with her patients so they can realize their own true healing essence. She believes that every person, with a little coaching, can experience a true vitality of body, mind, and spirit by learning to live out loud.

Learn more about Dr. Cheryl at She is offering The Autoimmune Hour guests a no-cost 15-minute consult, listen in to find out how to accept this great offer. And enjoy this intriguing episode where we uncover the truth about hidden critters hindering your health on June 15th at 7 PM ET.

Four Years Strong: My Survivor to Thriver Success Tips

June 8, 2018

Aired Friday, 8 June 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Four Years Strong: My Survivor to Thriver Success Tips

Commit to the Healing Process and Course Correction is Constant, are just two of the many tips for thriving shared in this special episode of The Autoimmune Hour. In a change of pace, frequent guest and professional coach Bev Martin interviews your host Sharon Sayler, on the 4th year anniversary of her thriver-ship (after her diagnosis).

Discover what Sharon did (and didn’t do) to get here – a thriver! Plus, find out why she’s driven to make The Autoimmune Hour the place to go after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition.” Bev and Sharon will also share their wisdom on:

~ How our language choices make a big difference in healing,
~ How we frame our health experience determines outcomes,
~ How to ask for help and support,

And the 3 things Sharon did that she knows made a BIG difference…

Find out more about Bev Martin, Professional Coach and an expert in NLP, Clean Language, and how to use your intuition at And always remember, you are under no obligation to make sense to anyone, it’s your life. So chose your outcome, discover where hope lives and get real on your own terms then join Sharon and Bev June 8th at 7PMET.