119. Exploring the gut-autoimmunity connection, antibiotics, parasites & more | Donna Monthei, EverVital Nutrition

Apr 18, 2024 | Podcast Episode

The topic of gut health comes up often on this show. It’s important to revisit it because for everyone with an autoimmune thyroid condition, there will be be leaky gut and other gut issues to be dealt with.

In this episode, I talk with Donna Monthei, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian about a range of gut health topics including:


  • Donna’s personal Hashimoto’s story and then gut issue after taking 2 different antibiotics.
  • The gut-thyroid and gut-autoimmunity connection.
  • How to test for leaky gut and other gut issues.
  • The impact of antibiotics on the gut.
  • Parasites – what they are, how to know if you have one and should everyone do a parasite cleanse?
  • Ways to take your thyroid meds that bypass the digestive system, where appropriate.

What is ONE THING you can take away from this episode?

Donna Monthei is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian. She is the founder of EverVital Nutrition and creator of The Complete Gut Fix Program.

As a gut health expert, Donna has 20+ years of experience working with hundreds of people with chronic gut symptoms to help them poop like champions! She’s also got her own Hashi’s and gut health stories, which we’ll dig into a bit here, and this intimate experience helps her understand and connect with her patients on a really unique level.

Donna is a mom of two 20-something boys… (I guess they’re men now, right?) and is based in Austin, Texas, USA. She is a bit of a digital nomad during the hot summers and loves to be active with hiking, strength training, yoga, and cycling.

Connect with Donna:

  • https://evervitalnutrition.com/
  • Instagram – @evervitalnutrition

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#51 Dr Peter Kozlowski – Unfunc Your Gut

#82 Best diet for Hashimoto’s

#85 Dr Sarah Myhill on paleo-keto

#86 Food Sensitivities

#95 Ben Garyaldt on blood sugar


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