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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth King

Healing from Within with Dani Williamson, FNP

“Nobody’s perfect, but once you start feeling better, there’s not enough gluten and eggs in the world to make me go back to the way I used to feel.”

- Dani Willamson, FNP

Inflammation is a hot topic in the wellness space. And it matters deeply within the fertility community. In fact, inflammation directly impacts the quality of a woman’s eggs. Some think now, even more so than age!

Inflammation is a driver of many fertility-related issues, including PCOS and endometriosis. It can impact hormones and disrupt ovulation. So what is causing inflammation and how can you address it? I sat down with Dani Williamson, a Family Nurse Practitioner, to dive deep into inflammation and how we can cool our body to maximize our health.

Dani’s practice is founded on the principle that inflammation is the root of 100% of all chronic lifestyle diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, autoimmune diseases, IBS, migraines, anxiety, depression, and fertility issues. And she believes that when you heal your gut and decrease your inflammation, you can manage and even reverse all of these conditions.

Here are some of the top takeaways from my conversation with Dani, and be sure to listen to the whole juicy episode here!

How Do I Know If I’m Inflamed?

For Dani, the question is not are you inflamed, but how inflamed are you? Common signs of inflammation include fatigue, depression, migraines, and gut issues. Tune in to the episode for the top tests Dani recommends that you request from your medical provider to determine how inflammation may be affecting your body.

How Can I Reduce Inflammation?

Dani recommends a 21 day elimination diet, specifically focusing on her top 7 inflammatory foods:

  • Gluten

  • Dairy

  • Soy

  • Sugar

  • Corn

  • Peanuts

  • Eggs

It’s important to do this with the help of a trained professional to ensure you’re getting the most from the elimination diet while also safely supporting your own body in the process.

How Do I Know That My Inflammation is Improving?

Your sleep quality, bowel movements, and energy levels are all key indicators of your body’s healing journey. Dani encourages her community to live by the following pillars to support the healthiest version of yourself:

  • Eat Well

  • Sleep Well

  • Poop Well

  • Move Well

  • De-Stress Well

  • Commune Well

About Dani Williamson

Dani owns Integrative Family Medicine in Franklin, TN. She focuses on gut, thyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is her passion), hormone and adrenal health with her patients. Her approach embodies a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual process to healing. She stresses the importance of eating real food, as well as cleaning up the environment around us one step at a time. She is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops where she leads discussions on gut, adrenal, thyroid, hormone and brain health. Her first book Wild & Well Dani’s Six Common Sense Steps to Radical Healing is already a best seller on Amazon.

Don’t forget to tune into the full episode with Dani here, then subscribe, rate, and review the podcast for a chance to win a free gift!

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