Episode 200: Fighting Pain and Inflammation with Enjoyable Nutrition with Caroline Lamont and Leigh Richardson

Caroline LamontLeigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head with Leigh Richardson speaks with Caroline Lamont, functional medicine health coach for Great In Great Out, to talk about using enjoyable nutrition and healthy eating to fight pain and inflammation based on her own experiences with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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About Caroline Lamont:

I moved to London in 1996, a few weeks short of turning 20, to finish my Business Management degree.  I’m originally from France and in 2021, after 25 years in London, I finally became British.

I had a traditional upbringing in France, with my parents and younger brother and sister.  I had a big family with many cousins and we spent many summers and major holidays like Christmas together.  Food was a big part of our culture and I learnt to cook when I was quite young.  I probably was about 8 when I baked my first cake.

After graduating, I worked in advertising for 20 years.  Sadly, I was diagnosed with 2 autoimmune diseases, first Rheumatoid Arthritis and within the same week of my diagnosis, I found myself in hospital, paralysed from the waist down with Guillain Barre Syndrome.  I ended up spending 6 weeks, but thankfully I have no lasting side effects from this condition.

The only option offered to me was medications, powerful immunosuppressant drugs.  A few years down the line, I decided to experiment with a diet called the Wahl’s protocol or also AIP (autoimmune protocol), which is an elimination diet, where you take out foods that are potentially inflammatory.  It worked very well for me, so well I decided to quit my corporate career and retrain first as a health coach and then continuing my training in Applied Functional Medicine, to get a better understanding of how our bodies work and the interventions we can put in place for our bodies to heal from many forms of chronic conditions, such as autoimmunity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, but also “mental health conditions” such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc.

Today I support people mostly for “physical” conditions, but the reality is that their mental health also greatly improves as a result of the changes they make.

Beyond raising awareness that nutrition and lifestyle can greatly improve symptoms of “uncurable” chronic conditions, my mission is to help people make these changes that seem and are potentially huge for them as easy and as enjoyable as possible.Sadly, in our society today, the default reality is that the choices that are presented to us (in terms of food & lifestyle choices) will likely make the majority sick at some point in our lives.  So, we need to go out of our way to make healthy choices.  And ironically, if we eat a diet high in whole foods and low in processed foods, this is seen as dieting.I want to teach some of the basics.  Like seasonality of fruits and vegetables, preparing easy wholesome foods to be enjoyed by the whole family.  No one should need a degree in nutrition to eat healthily and sometimes listening to the media, it may seem this way.

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Leigh Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on  www.thebrainperformancecenter.com and www.leigherichardson.com. The Brain Performance Center is located in Dallas, Texas and can be reached at 214-329-9017.

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