Dr. Robyn Benson


“When the immune system becomes confused and begins attacking the body’s healthy tissues mistaking them the foreign invaders, you have an autoimmune disorder which is the dis-ease of the immune system.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

As most are finding out, sometimes the hard ways, our current healthcare model seems to focus on disease. If you feel sick, and go to a doctor the most likely outcome would be a prescription to address the symptoms related to your disease. You are, then, told you are healed because your cough is gone or your nausea subsided.

Does that sound familiar?

This is great for short-term issues as you are able to mask your discomfort fairly quickly. However, for more long-term issues, this medical model fails on addressing the real issues of disease.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines disease as, “a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms.”

Many are now saying Functional Medicine is, “the future of healthcare,” and yet it is still widely unknown what sets this practice apart from the conventional healthcare provided today.

In my next YOUNGER podcast episode called, “Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally” will define the main differentiating principles of functional medicine such as it becoming:

  • the model of personalized care
  • a focus on the causes of discomfort versus the symptoms
  • and a deep-seated trust in the individual’s body to self-regulate

I discuss how functional medicine is revolutionizing the medical field by empowering patients to better understand imbalances in their bodies, how these imbalances affect their health, and the solutions available to support the normal healing mechanisms within their body. And most importantly, I share how functional medicine field helps redefine how we think of “disease” by providing a more productive framework to achieve optimal health.

Functional medicine practitioners recognize that disease is the result of underlying causes, imbalances, and dysfunctions of the various bodily systems.

Title: Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining Autoimmune Dis-ease
  • The unnecessary categorization
  • A functional model
  • Common causes of autoimmune complications
  • The fight against autoimmune
  • Inflammation Spotlight
  • Heal your gut with the 4R’s
  • Supplemental nutrition
  • Maintenance stage including a whole foods diet
  • The importance of detoxing your toxins
  • Stress management

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Past YOUNGER podcast episodes to listen and learn from: https://robynbenson.com/podcasts/

  • Episode #80: The Truth About Inflammation with Dr. Robyn Benson
  • Episode #58: Becoming Fully Functional with Ellen Antoine, MD
  • Episode #52: Live Longer: 5-Free Things To Do Now with Dr. Dennis Harper
  • Episode #31: Fighting Epstein-Barr with Dr. Kasia Kines
  • Episode #23: Integrative Natural Medicine with Diva Nagula, MD
  • Episode #5: Your Health, Your Gut, Your Microbiome with Ken Brown, MD


“When we begin to think of dis-ease as a result from an issue rather than the issues itself, treatment can be administered in a way that provides long term relief, promotes sustainable health, and empowers the patient in their individualized healing process.”

“Due to the lack of understanding of autoimmune diseases, conventional medicine works to treat the particular organs affected rather than viewing them all for what they are: dis-eases of the immune system. Therefore, there is no unified branch of medicine for these autoimmune conditions.”

“Stress and disease go hand-in-hand. When stress is not managed properly (or at all), the body takes the load, becomes inflamed, and often develops or worsens autoimmune conditions.”