My name is Donna Mazzola and I was born in raised in Detroit, MI. I have always been an avid health guru and focused so much on preventative care. I live a pretty active lifestyle, and love running and being outdoors. I currently live in Detroit, MI with my husband and 2 girls.
From a young age, I always had a passion for natural healing and preventative care. After obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy, this passion became an obsession as my learnings conflicted with my core beliefs. While I maintained what I thought was a healthy lifestyle, my world came to a crashing halt in 2015 when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
I couldn’t understand why I had developed an autoimmune disease. I started to question, why people develop Autoimmune disorders and why is it that the human body fights itself?
After doing my own research, I discovered there was not a concrete answer to any of her questions, but that nutrition plays a critical role. This is something that was never taught to me in conventional medical training.
For this reason, I embarked on a journey to gain knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition. Through this path Dr.AutoimmuneGirl was born. A blog with a mission to identify the root cause of disease through health and wellness, and create the balance between nutrition and medicine.
Through functional medicine autoimmunegirl focuses on the underlying causes of autoimmune disease and the impact inflammation and gut health have on autoimmune disease management.
As a health and wellness professional autoimmunegirl is on a mission to help you get to the root cause of autoimmune disease through education, empowerment, and support.
Find Donna | @drautoimmunegirl