Episode 66: Healing Our Inner-Child to Reverse Autoimmune Diseases

On this episode of the Girlfriend Doctor, we had a conversation with Dr. Keesha Ewers. Dr. Keesha is an Autoimmune Wellness & Integrative Medicine Medical Provider as well as a Doctor in Sexology. She specializes in digestive and hormonal health, and in this show, she gives us the key tips to reversing and preventing autoimmune diseases, maintaining sexual health, and more!

Dr. Keesha details how unexpressed emotions as a child can linger in our bodies until they are fully purged out of our system. Specific events in our childhood can have a significant amount of trauma related emotion, which can lead to several illnesses and diseases like RA (rheumatoid arthritis), an autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, one which Dr. Keesha was able to heal from, fortunately. As adults, what we think is trauma is much different from what we thought it was as children.

Most kids (Dr. Keesha being one of them) have no idea what trauma even looks like, let alone how deeply it affects our bodies later on in life. Taking the time to focalize on what causes specific triggers in our lives as adults is key to healing the trauma we endured as a child. Dr. Keesha makes it immensely evident that we have to be the parent/protector that we always needed to our younger, inner self. She’s a gem in the world of integrative and hormonal health, so you won’t want to miss this crucial talk! 

KEY TAKEAWAYS (with timestamps): 

  • [4:49] How Dr. Ewers came into her love for health
  • [10:21] Going in-depth on the road to recovery work
  • [17:17] Bonding between mother and newborn is crucial for baby’s development
  • [24:16] Journey in healing from sexual trauma
  • [33:07] Learning how to perceive yourself in a different light
  • [41:29] How sexual health plays into the internal healing process
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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.