Healing Rosie

How to Reverse Weight Loss Resistance

I have scale trauma.

After years of uncontrollable (and unjust) weight gain and worse – the inability to release the weight with the methods that used to work …

I’m avoidant when it comes to the scale.

Imagine my elation when after Dr. Keesha’s 21-day liver cleanse, I lost 10 lbs …

But that wasn’t the best part.

30 days later, after avoiding getting on the scale again because I fully expected it to start going back up …

I’d lost another 8 lbs.


The last decade, managing my weight has been a struggle. It’s taken all this time for me to deconstruct what’s been going on with my body and weight gain … all along, my body in its wisdom has been saving my life by storing all this toxicity in my body fat.

Toxicity is a tricky thing, because it’s almost invisible … our lifestyles make it SO hard to see.

On today’s show, I talk with Dr. Keesha to unpack how her detox program helped me achieve my weight loss goals and understand why her cleanse is so powerful for helping us to release the weight.

If you’ve been unsuccessfully dealing with weight and fat loss resistance…

Or if you’re looking into detox to jumpstart weight loss, this is a must-listen-to episode!

I'm always inviting people to drop into this curious compassion with it [the body] to become collaborative, because the body has its own wisdom. Right? And if we ask; it'll tell us the scale is one of the feedback mechanisms.
- Dr. Keesha Ewers

ABOUT Dr. Keesha Ewers

Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Family Practice ARNP, certified trauma informed therapist, a certified death doula, is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine and is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program.

Dr. Keesha, the Mother of Functional Sexology, has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma), she developed the HURT Model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health. This led to the creation of the You Unbroken online program for patients to heal their own trauma and the Mystic Medicine deep immersion healing retreats she leads at her home on San Juan Island, WA.


show notes

  • [05:08]
    A commonly overlooked hidden stressor that might be causing your weight loss resistance and 2 essential tests to run to confirm toxicity
  • [11:12]
    The surprising effect of Dr. Keesha’s 21-Day Detox that made Misty ready to walk down the aisle
  • [14:03]
    The real reason why your body seems to be working against you and how to effectively leverage its innate wisdom to optimize your health (BONUS: 5 ways your body is telling you something is wrong that you should never ignore)
  • [16:34]
    How the 21-day detox switches on your liver’s “furnace filter” and what happens inside your body while you’re on the program
  • [18:19]
    The sneaky way your liver makes you gain weight when you’re on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • [19:47]
    The truth behind why some women have terrible hormone metabolism and are more vulnerable to autoimmunity and cancer (hint: your ancestors have something to do with it!)
  • [23:32]
    What does a detox lifestyle really look like and an amazing case study of how someone going through menopause is living it!
  • [23:07]
    Why you should NEVER start cleansing as soon as you get your detox kit in the mail without doing this
  • [25:22]
    “Conditions” that prevent you from releasing weight and surprising reasons why intermittent fasting, keto, hCG and other diets aren’t working for you
  • [29:23]
    How inflammation causes water weight and the quickest and easiest way you can wring the fluid out of your system
  • [30:33]
    The truth behind inflammation and why eliminating food sensitivities triggers a rewarding “thank you” response from your body
  • [33:08]
    The one and only way you can reverse inflammation and radically heal your symptoms and dis-eases
  • [33:33]
    The sinister effects of childhood trauma that resurface at adulthood and affect behavior patterns around food and healing


About Misty Williams
& Healing Rosie

Misty Williams spent years struggling to reclaim her health and vitality after surgery to remove an ovarian cyst, life-threatening complications and an endometriosis diagnosis sent her into a brain fog and fatigue tailspin.
Her doctor told her that the only remedies for her issues were drugs and surgeries, that her labs were “normal” and she could “google” to learn more about what was happening to her body.
At 35 years old, Misty embarked on the fight for her quality of life, enduring many more challenges on her road to healing, including an unexplained 45-lb weight gain, debilitating brain fog, fatigue, hypothyroidism, and premature ovarian failure.

She founded HealingRosie.com to provide high-performing women with the resources an community to successfully confront the unexpected chronic health issues that women often experienced as they age.

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