“A lot of people don’t see Autoimmune as a disability”

 Holly Bertone 


Holly Bertone is a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor who turned these two significant health challenges as a passion to help others. She is a bestselling author who wrote the book, “Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease”, which educates individuals with an autoimmune disease on their legal and disability rights in the workplace.

On this episode, she shares her devastating diagnosis and experiences that led her to her desire to help other people to not go through the same misfortune. She talks about the rights of those who are going through health challenges in their workplace. She explains what FMLA is and who to call for help when your employer denies you of your rights.

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95: Show Notes

Dr. Veronica Anderson’s Links:




Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease


Time Stamps:

1:33 – The life-shattering diagnosis

3:40 – What led her to the disease?

7:50 – Emotional trigger

11:39 – Stress

14:45 – Exiting her high-paying job

21:13 – Contents of her book

22:01 – Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

23:54 – Learning your rights

26:00 – Organizations that could help you fight for those rights

29:17 – Holly’s recommendations



Medical Intuitive, Functional Medicine Doctor, Functional Medicine New York, ManhattanDr. Veronica Anderson is an MD, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Homeopath. and Medical Intuitive. As a national speaker and designer of the Functional Fix and Rejuvenation Journey programs, she helps people who feel like their doctors have failed them. She advocates science-based natural, holistic, and complementary treatments to address the root cause of disease. Dr. Veronica is a highly-sought guest on national television and syndicated radio and hosts her own radio show, Wellness for the REAL World, on FOX Sports 920 AM “the Jersey” on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET.

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