How Far Are You Willing To Go… To Live?

September 28, 2018

Aired Friday, 28 September 2018, 7:00 PM ET

How Far Are You Willing To Go… To Live?

One minute you are enjoying a sunny day bike ride, the next you are fighting for your life with end-stage liver disease… That’s what happened to our guest, Karen Hoyt.

Karen Hoyt is on a mission to help others Live Longer Stronger. She is a teacher, writer, blogger, yoga instructor, and healthy living coach. Her low sodium diet and recipes have helped her, and thousands of others, thrive with liver disease from fatty liver, hepatitis, alcoholic, primary biliary cholangitis, and liver cancer.

Karen will share how she chose to Live Stronger Longer even while she faced a liver transplant. We will also discover how:

~ her love of story and the “hero’s journey’ changed her health outcome,
~ she learned to bounce back regardless of what life threw her way,
~ journaling, mindfulness, and meditation helps maintain her health,
~ and why food is critical to your overall health, plus so much more…

Karen Hoyt, author of The Liver Loving Diet believes food is medicine. She loves learning and sharing how nutrition and lifestyle can help anyone. Her blog is filled with practical tips and down to earth humor as she guides her community with wellness tips, recipes, and menu plans as if she’s your best friend right there at your kitchen table.

Join host Sharon Sayler and Karen Hoyt when they share thriving strategies and her inspiring story Sept 28th, at 7PM ET www.Understanding

A Fun, Free-Range Conversation on Wellness with Ayurveda Expert Swami Tirtha

September 21, 2018

Aired Friday, 21 September 2018, 7:00 PM ET

A Fun, Free-Range Conversation on Wellness with Ayurveda Expert Swami Tirtha

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes back Ayurvedic expert Swami Tirtha. He’s affectionately known as the Orange Cowboy and is the #1 bestselling author of The Ayurveda Encyclopedia. He has presented to the White House Commission on alternative medicine and in this visit to The Autoimmune Hour we have a ‘free-range,’ top of mind chat about creating and maintaining wellness including:

~ What to do with the change of seasons to maintain optimal health,
~ How to incorporate seasonal eating,
~ How to trust your intuition and what to do about unconscious bias,
~ Dealing with the dualities of life and fear
~ Ways to recenter your self through energy exercises
~ Plus so much more…

Swami Sadashiva Tirtha is a monk, a natural-born shaman, healer, and psychic medium/channel. His mission is to help bring world peace through each individual finding joy in their heart and peace in their mind. Visit Swami’s website and get a free Tibetan Bowl sound bath meditation mp3 at Listen to the show Friday, September 21 at 7PM ET.

Hydration: The Myth of 8 Glasses a Day

September 14, 2018

Aired Friday, 14 September 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Hydration: The Myth of 8 Glasses a Day

Wow, was I blown away during my chat with Dr. Dana Cohen and Gina Bria! Everything I thought I knew about hydration was at a minimum misguided, and much was just plain olde’ wrong!

In this episode, we explore hydration, and when you think you are dehydrated — you are incredibly dehydrated! I had no idea that with just a 2% loss of hydration there are obvious physical responses including loss of concentration and focus! The authors of the ground-breaking book Quench share with us so much more including:

~ What are electrolytes and do we need them

~ What is gel water and why its’ better for health and real hydration

~ Why, in scientific terms, drinking 8 glasses of water/day is not optimal for hydration.

~ Fascia – what it is, how we can use it to enhance our bodies’ hydration and the simple micro-movement that help drastically improve your hydration, plus so much more…

Our Guest Experts: Dr. Dana Cohen served on the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine—the leading voice of Integrative Medicine, and is currently an advisor to their Board of Directors, on the education committee and served as program director for their conferences, which has trained 1,500+ master-level, health-care providers. She received her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center. Learn more at

Gina Bria is a cultural anthropologist researching ritual, ritual foods, and food strategies. She is Founder and Executive Director of the Hydration Foundation. Named a Real World Scholar, trained at Columbia University, and a Berlin Fellow with the Social Science Research Council. An innovator and inspiring speaker, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Grand Central Station, Harvard University and the Wissenschaftskollege, Berlin. Listen to her TEDx talk – How to Grow Water; It’s Not Only Blue, join in at

Reaching Your Health Goals Quickly and Easily

September 7, 2018

Aired Friday, 7 September 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Reaching Your Health Goals Quickly and Easily

Sharon Sayler welcomes Dean Griffiths, an intuitive coach, affectionately tagged as ‘The Soul Whisperer.’ He the Founder and CEO of Energy Fusion an online health & wellness platform, whose goal is to empower over 100 million people to take charge of their health and he works from one simple rule: your problem is not your problem, your attitude about your problem, is your problem.

In this eye-opening episode, we chat about why you don’t reach your health goals even with the best of intentions, plus Dean shares:

~ Why you should not let your diagnosis define you,
~ The how and why you want to set grand goals with success tiers,
~ Why it so easy to play the “Poor Me” card,
~ And easy ways to ask for what you need and want,
~ And so much more…

Learn more about Dean and his passion for empowering you to live a life of purpose has a gift for you ‘Living a Life of Purpose Guide’ at website and then come burst through where you are stuck Friday, September 7th at 7PM ET.

Food Sensitivities, Inflammation, and the Autoimmune Connection

August 31, 2018

Aired Friday, 31 August 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Food Sensitivities, Inflammation, and the Autoimmune Connection

A delightful chat with Dr. Elizabeth Yarnell about her mission and methods to improve lives simply by changing the way we think about food and anti-inflammatory diets. As a board-certified naturopath and designer of customized anti-inflammatory diets, Dr. Yarnell runs a nationwide food therapy clinic to help people discover the specific foods that not only taste good but make them feel good, too.

A 1999 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced Dr. Yarnell to re-think everything she thought she knew about health and inspired the now-patented invention of a quick and easy method for cooking whole foods that she introduced in her 2009 best-selling cookbook: “Glorious One-Pot Meals: A Revolutionary New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking.” In 2011, she launched the “Fight MS with Food” project to investigate the connection between diet and autoimmune symptoms. In this episode Dr. Yarnell shares some of what she discovered, for example:

~ Causes of inflammation and how to minimize it
~ What are food sensitivities and how you can become allergic to food
~ The gold-standard test for finding food allergies
~ The connection between diet and autoimmune symptoms
~ Other things that can cause inflammation besides food
~ What is ‘Dutch Oven Cooking, plus so much more…

I only wished we’d had more than an hour, as you will hear how passionate Dr. Yarnell is on her quest to improve lives simply by changing the way we think about food. Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Yarnell and take time to explore her healthy eating and natural lifestyle blog, “Effortless Eating for Healthier Bodies” at Then join us on August 31, at 7 PM ET at:

Counterintuitive Ways to Create a Life You Love and Deserve

August 24, 2018

Aired Friday, 24 August 2018, 7:00 PM ET

Counterintuitive Ways to Create a Life You Love and Deserve

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes Adam Markel and Roberta Mittman, both thought-leaders in change.

First up is Adam Markel, a speaker, author, and entrepreneur, who inspires, empowers and guides people to achieve massive and lasting growth. A recognized expert in the integration of business and personal development, Adam will share the powerful techniques from his latest book best selling PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life.

Then Roberta Mittman licensed acupuncturist, author, and health and wellness coach will share great ways to stay on target and simple ways to implement success strategies including her ground-breaking Recognize, Reframe and Reclaim method to get clear, gain momentum and take consistent action. Roberta specializes in guiding people to quickly and elegantly feel vital, so they have more time and energy to spend finding happiness, love, and abundance. Her magic: the perfect, holistic blend of Eastern and Western knowledge.

Together we will discover:

~ How to recover when you are caught off guard or ‘didn’t see that coming’
~ Simple ways to set new intentions and design your future
~ How to embrace change and enjoy the transformation
~ Powerful rituals that make any change quick and ‘sticky’
~ Techniques to reframe any situation for positive outcomes
~ Plus so much more…

Learn more about Adam Markel and get his free gift at:

And discover more about Roberta Mittman at then tune-in to this life-changing episode August 24th at 7PM ET.

How To Get Out of Your Own Way for Healing

August 17, 2018

Aired Friday, 17 August 2018, 7:00 PM ET

How To Get Out of Your Own Way for Healing

This episode’s guest is an author and medium who received the message “Get out of your own way” from American philosopher and author, Dr. Wayne Dyer (1940-2015), after attending his memorial service. As a sincere admirer of Dr. Dyer, a man whose teachings truly transformed her life, Karen Noe was more than intrigued.

Asking for an unmistakable sign that it was Dr. Dyer he began to deliver signs that she could not ignore and opened the way for her to become a conduit to deliver profound life wisdom in the new book “WE CONSCIOUSNESS: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace” (Hay House, March 2018).

It is an extraordinary collaboration with past wisdom-keepers bringing forth vital information for all of humanity on how we can achieve heaven on earth today. The 33 concepts in the book are the keys to experiencing the one consciousness to which we all are connected. As we live these precepts, we create the inner peace that can translate into external unity in the world. During our chat, Karen Noe shares with us tips and techniques from these truths to help us heal our body, mind, and spirit, such as:

~ How to create your own miracles.
~ How to focus on solutions, and turn on the inner healing light.
~ How the ‘Release The Venom’ technique creates instant results.
~ How YouTube can help you heal – and it’s not “Dr. YouTube.’
~ Plus so much more…

Karen Noé, an internationally renowned psychic medium and founder of the Angel Quest Center in New Jersey. She is an internationally sought-after medium, spiritual counselor, healer, and author of the bestselling books; WE CONSCIOUSNESS: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace, Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss and Through the Eyes of Another: A Medium’s Guide to Creating Heaven on Earth by Encountering Your Life Review Now. Join us Friday, August 17th at 7 PM ET and later in podcast.

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.