72: Robin Shirley Part 2 – Detoxing from Heavy Metals


Sitting here today, Robin looks radiant. We’d never guess that she had ever suffered from chronic illness. And yet Robin used to struggle with symptoms such as headaches, dandruff, brain fog, forgetfulness, low thyroid function, chronic pain neck, arthritis, difficulty walking, extreme fatigue and depression. Doctors initially diagnosed her with an autoimmune disease. But even at a young age, Robin knew there was something radically wrong with the concept of her immune system attacking itself.

Determined to get better, she started by giving her immune system what it was craving, what it needed to function optimally. She included plenty of antimicrobial and antibacterial foods, such as herbs and spices, in her diet, in combination with other holistic treatments like aromatherapy. Although this helped her to feel better, the real turning point in her health was when she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Changing her diet and taking herbal protocols like the Cowden protocol got Robin back on track with her health, but she still struggled with fatigue and depression. When she started detoxing her body from heavy metals, her body healed and her health improved dramatically. Where she once found it hard to walk up a flight of stairs, Robin can now work 12 hour days, go out afterwards and still feel full of energy. She talks us through heavy metal chelation, the key issues to watch out for and how to detox safely.

Robin is organizing the Take Back Your Health Conference, and we’re looking forward to the many speakers who will be attending, such as Lisa Bronner who will talk about carcinogenic beauty products. A great selection of exhibitors is expected, handpicked by Robin, who selects only the best, most ethical companies. Holistic health, fitness, spirituality, supplementation, detoxification, business and more will be covered – we can’t wait to go!


Robin Shirley’s Bio

Robin Shirley, CHHC, is the Founding President of Take Back Your Health Int’l, a company that hosts internationally attended health conferences and retreats across the U.S. She speaks, consults and writes about The Take Back Your Health Lifestyle and how to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness.

She has spoken for the University of Virginia Cardiovascular Center, The Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Introspective, Match.com, The Take Back Your Health Conference, Yogasmoga and will be a speaker at the upcoming TEDxLA 2016 Conference.

Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lyme Disease. At 23 years old, Robin was on track to file for disability and give up on her dream to run her own hospitality company.

After 17 years of experimentation, research and education, she has personally experienced the power of a therapeutic healthy lifestyle on reducing pain and inflammation. Robin is finally free from pharmaceuticals and running the company of her dreams.

Robin is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a member of the American Board of Drugless Practitioners.

After coaching hundreds of patients with Chronic Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disease and Depression through her nutrition protocol, Robin launched Chronic Lyme Nutrition, a therapeutic nutrition protocol that teaches Chronic Lyme patients how to eat to reduce inflammation and depression, increase energy and strengthen the immune system.

She writes and posts about the Take Back Your Health Lifestyle on www.ClubTBYH.com.


Robin Shirley’s Links

Website: clubtbyh.com






You can win two tickets to the Take Back Your Health Conference, which takes place in North Hollywood from 9th to 11th April. To enter, simply:

  1. Go to the Conference’s website, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the pink  “Click to Subscribe” button.
  1. Go to the Conference’s Facebook page and comment on one of the posts.
  1. Take a screenshot of the comment and email it to Suzy and Allison (info@foodhealsnation.com). The favorite comment will win two tickets to the conference.
  1. Good luck everyone!!

(Please note only the conference tickets are up for grabs – if you live outside of LA you’ll have to pay for your own transport and hotel room.)


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Links from show:

Dr. Cowden’s herbal protocol – Cowden protocol (first herbal protocol Robin tried)

Dr. Andrew Cutler’s heavy metal chelation
Frequent low dose chelation yahoo group

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.05.07 AMHealing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections, by Stephen Buhner


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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

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