Bonus Episode #2: Deep Dive w/ Mickey

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This is a special bonus series of The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast where we are sharing in long, conversational format our personal healing stories. In each of these episodes, we are joined by our Content Manager, Grace Heerman, who interviews us individually about our experiences with illness.

If you are new to our podcast, we recommend starting at the very beginning of Season 1, where we take a deep look into the seven steps to living well with autoimmune disease, as outlined in our co-authored book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. In season 2 we expanded the format to include Q and A episodes as well as interviews with those who have used AIP to successfully heal from chronic illness.

Mickey’s Interview

Welcome back to The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast! We are in the middle of producing a third season for you all to enjoy, and we believe it will be our most actionable and best season yet. In the meantime, we are sharing long-format interviews on our personal healing journeys, lead by our amazing content director Grace.

Today you’ll hear Grace interview Mickey in-depth about her healing story, including what it was like to experience a healing crisis in her twenties having been newly married, without health insurance, and with a very limited understanding from her friends and family.

We’ll be back around the New Year with an update about what we have in store for you guys both on the blog and for the podcast.

Thank you Grace, for facilitating these interviews for us! Enjoy everyone!

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About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


  • holly says

    thank you so much for sharing your story. just a beautiful interview. and Grace did a fantastic job w/ your interview. just so authentic.

  • Val says

    Hi Mickey
    I want you to know how very much I appreciate your candid interview with Grace. I don’t really think I can put my thanks well into words, but I want you to know that I feel a great gratitude.

    l’m nearly 2 years into my health challenge, and for the last few days, I’ve been feeling worse and a bit sorry for myself. (It’s too easy to worry over new symptoms). It was such a great comfort to listen to your story: you’ve been there (and worse) and it’s inspiring to hear you now.

    I so enjoy all your podcasts with Angie – you guys feel like real friends coming into my kitchen while I chop veg and I feel I’ve leaned so much from them – and your books!

    Thank you for all you do, and good health and happiness to us all.
    Val (Vancouver Island, Canada)

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Thanks for the sweet feedback Val, I am so happy it touched you, and sincerely wishing you the best on your journey!

  • Megan FB says

    Mickey – I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. I’m 27 and have been following a version of AIP for almost 10 years now. My autoimmune issues go way back to childhood. Anyhow, hearing this ‘deep dive’ interview was incredibly therapeutic for me. I’ve always felt like we had similar health stories to some extent but the way you describe some of your symptoms and experiences was like putting words to parts of my life that I could not articulate. It really meant a lot to hear this in-depth version. Thank you.
    P.S. I’m starting the NTP course now! And feeling very inspired to write about my story with more honesty.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here – I’m happy you resonated with my story and I am wishing you the best of luck on your journey as an NTP!

  • Britney Nicole says

    Mickey, I have had Psoriasis for as long as I can remember. About two months ago, I did the Keto diet, not knowing at the time that that diet is the worst one for my disease. That is when my symptoms got much worse. I started flaring up underneath my armpits.

    Ever since I picked up your autoimmune paleo cookbook, my quality of life has changed drastically. I have never felt better than I have recently.

    Thank you so much! You are awesome!

    Are you going to be having an event or conference in Texas someday?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Britney! I’m so sorry to hear about your reaction to going Keto, but I’m happy that AIP has impacted things for the better for you! I hope to someday do in-person events again, but sadly, with the current situation I have no idea when it will be appropriate to make plans!

  • Isabelle says

    Your story is pretty much my own. I am so grateful that you shared your story. When listening to your story, I finally felt like I am not alone. Our symptoms and diagnosis were exactly the same. My doctors also told me I couldn’t change anything through food! I have been GF for over 10 years but it hasn’t helped me so after hearing your story, (and after readin Sarah B’s AIP book) I am beginning the AIP protocol. I hope I get better soon. Thanks again!

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