6 Commonsense Steps for Health from Uncommon Motivation #501

Episode #500 Finally, a book with simple, commonsense steps for health from a woman with an unlikely source of inspiration. Whether you’ve had adverse childhood trauma, know it, or not, this is an episode (and a book, and a woman) you will find inspirational.

My Guest:

Dani Williamson MSN, FNP owns Integrative Family Medicine in Franklin, TN; focusing on gut, autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is her passion), hormone and adrenal health with her patients.

Her approach embodies a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual process to healing.

Dani is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is on the board of Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and believes strongly in addressing issues of adverse childhood trauma and its relation to overall long-term health conditions.

Her first book Wild & Well Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing was released November 9, 2021 (Morgan James Publishing) and I have a copy… and you should too! In fact, I think even for the reluctant, it is a perfect holiday gift.

Simple, easy-to-read, beautifully laid out… this is a great gift book for so many reasons. (Start with you!) -Debra

Questions and Discussions we answer in this podcast:

  • Your mother has Alzheimer’s Disease, and you are an only child. I read your story of molestation and physical and verbal abuse from 2 stepfathers. How have you managed to resolve the pain and now single-handedly take care of your mom as the Alzheimer’s progresses?
  • This is an issue for 10’s of millions of people worldwide. How do you do it?
  • Your childhood was traumatic, how have you worked through the trauma?
  • Do you incorporate your knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) in your patient care?
  • You spent 24 years struggling with chronic lifestyle diseases (IBS, LUPUS, including hives/welts, and depression) what was the turning point for you to begin healing your body from the inside out?
  • You had trauma as a child, had an affair during your marriage, fell on hard times and put yourself though nurse practitioner school while raising your kids the past 18 years as a single mother. How did you do it all and still take time to eat well, sleep well, exercise?
  • How important is community and support at home when you ask a patient to make changes in what they eat and how they eat? What if the spouse/partner/children are not on board with lifestyle changes?
  • In addition to the book, you have an “Inflammation is the Devil”, online course for our listeners. Tell us about that.
  • You clearly live Wild & Well and your life has for sure been wild and now well on top of it. What was the inspiration for your new book (Wild & Well: 6 Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing)? Why now?

Connect with Dani:


Dani on social:

Facebook: Dani Williamson Wellness

Instagram: @daniwilliamsonwellness

YouTube: Dani Williamson Wellness

Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing

Other recent episodes:

Episode 500! How I’m Coping with Grief and Goodbye

Why You Self-Sabotage Your Weight Loss 


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