Self-Healing – Hashimoto’s, Autoimmune and Gut Health with Maria Aparis

Maria Aparis: Autoimmunity, Hashimoto’s and Gut Health

As runners, we know that fueling is crucial. We spend countless hours finding the perfect combination of gels, hydration, and nutrition. However, one component we may be overlooking is our system that actually process and absorbs our fuel. Another area we may not think much about is how are we fueling our mind and our spirit. How do all of these seemingly separate pieces and processes work together to create our health and fitness?

Our guest this episode is Maria Aparis: Author, Wellness Mentor, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, and Creator of The Essential Gut Technique, a Revolutionary Protocol.

Struggling with Hashimoto’s

Having struggled with Hashimoto’s disease, Maria embarked on a journey that led her to understand the connection between gut health, autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s and natural healing techniques. Maria healed herself using ancient kundalini yogic science, all-natural plant allies and quantum energy mindset.

Maria Aparis is also the author of the book The Essential Gut Awakening: Mastering Hashimoto’s and Other Autoimmune Diseases.


Today we explore the connection that many of us may have – gut issues, autoimmune maladies, and hormone imbalances such as Hashimoto’s. We will learn where to begin evaluating what is wrong; how to recognize lifestyle issues that are possible causes; and how to start naturally healing our Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Questions Maria is asked:

2:45 First Four:

  1. How old are you?
  2. Where were you born?
  3. Where do you live now?
  4. What is your favorite race distance or type of race?

4:31 What is your experience with Hashimoto’s disease and the book that evolved out of healing yourself with natural remedies?

18:30 What people helped you along the way and what resources did you find?

23:25 Is there a connection between Mind, Body, and Spirit?

24:30 What do you do to keep your gut healthy?

27:12 Does practicing Happiness reduce stress?

28:25 How did you discover that you had, and ultimately work through, Hashimoto’s disease?

31:38 How prevalent is autoimmune disease?

32:11 How do we identify that we have an autoimmune disease?

32:59 How would you get a trustworthy interpretation of test results?

34:40 Would you recommend talking to multiple doctors?

36:18 Are you taking any prescription medication now?

38:33 How did you get your iron levels back up to a healthy level?

40:57 Does the book go into more detail about iron levels?

41:31 Any final thoughts?

45:51 Final Kick Round:

  1. What is your favorite local training run or outing (location, starting point, parking, distance, terrain and safety issues)?
  2. Favorite running or health related book(s)?
  3. Words of Wisdom or Humor?
  4. Who or what would you like to have featured on the Run To The Top podcast?

Quotes by Maria:

“Always listen to your doctor’s advice, but always listen to your own gut intuition and what it’s trying to tell you.”

“When we keep that alignment of always living in a space of gratitude, it does affect the gut.”

“When we’re in ‘Fight Or Flight’ we are not healing. But when we are at ease and balance, then our bodies start to heal.”

“I am now so empowered in my health and I know so much more about my body and the alignment of what it needs to have for Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

“Become an active participant so that you can really direct your Mind, Body, and Spirit to YOUR desired outcome, not somebody else’s.”

Take a Listen on Your Next Run

Want more awesome interviews and advice?
Subscribe to our iTunes channel

Mentioned in this podcast:

Run To The Top Winners Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

Blinkist Homepage

FasciaWear Homepage

Maria’s Webpage

Book: The Essential Gut Awakening by Maria Aparis

Torrance Beach, CA

Yogi Bhajan’s Amazon page

Book: The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Follow Maria:



e-mail Maria

We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top.

The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use.

If more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, it means I can reach out to and get through to the top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Run to the Top


Patented sportswear innovation. 30 day money-back guarantee.


For a free trial, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for our audience. Go to Blinkist dot com slash RUNNER to start your free 7 day trial.

Have a running friend who would love this? Share it...

Connect with Jeff Gaudette on Google+

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Adding new comments is only available for RunnersConnect Insider members.

Already a member? Login here Want to become an Insider for free?.Register here