Shari Guess

Exploring the complexities of metal hypersensitivity and its impact on diet, surgery, environment and you!


Shari Guess is on a mission to spread awareness about a common and underreported allergy that could potentially affect 40% or more of the worldwide population: metal hypersensitivity. This is a Type IV systemic allergy that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, and more, yet it is often misdiagnosed or overlooked by medical professionals. Metal hypersensitivity often demands lifestyle modifications in diet, surgery and personal environments. The results and improvements to health are often drastic and immediate, yet, many healthcare practitioners do not have this on their radar! As someone who has experienced the debilitating effects of metal allergies firsthand, Shari is passionate about educating the general public and healthcare professionals alike on the importance of recognizing and testing for this condition. She knows that many people may have encountered a reaction to metal in the past, whether it be from jewelry, a watchband, or snaps on their jeans, but may not realize the potential implications for their medical profile and healthcare directives. Through her podcast, Heavily Metalled, Shari shares her own personal journey with metal allergies and interviews experts in the field to provide valuable insights and resources for patients and medical professionals. She believes that by increasing awareness and understanding of metal hypersensitivity, many people can find relief from chronic symptoms and avoid unnecessary medical interventions. Shari would love to bring this often life-changing information to your podcast tribe!


Meet Shari, a survivor, a fighter, and a scientific mind on a mission to create awareness about a condition that’s often overlooked and underreported in the medical community. After enduring over two dozen surgeries and almost losing her life due to a Type-IV metal allergy, Shari was left with a list of symptoms over 50 items long, and a compromised immune system that led to Lyme disease and multiple chronic infections. Despite being dismissed by doctor after doctor due to “normal” test results, Shari’s determination and scientific background helped her deduce the cause of her debilitating health and mostly overcome the effects of her metal allergy. She also achieved full remission from Lyme, viruses, and co-infections, after being bedridden for years. Now, as the host of the Heavily Metalled Podcast, Shari aims to raise awareness about this condition and change the medical narrative surrounding it for patients and practitioners alike. Abandoning her path to medical school, she’s using her knowledge to help others avoid the painful journey she went through. Shari’s passion for sharing her knowledge on all things metal allergy has helped numerous people with severe chronic pain and symptoms completely change their lives and look forward to living again. Tune in to the Heavily Metalled Podcast to hear from Shari and her guests, and join the movement towards a better understanding of this often-overlooked condition.

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Could You Overcome Your Chronic Pain by Addressing Metal Hypersensitivity?

Navigating Metal Hypersensitivity Concerns in Surgical Procedures.

Revolutionizing Health with Diet Changes for Metal Sensitive Patients.

The Hidden Connection: Metal Hypersensitivity, Chronic Infections and Autoimmunity.

Protecting your health: Documenting Metal Hypersensitivity in Healthcare Directives.

Suggested QUESTIONS:

What testing can confirm that one has a metal allergy?

When one learns they are reactionary to metals, what are the logical next steps?

What is the best way for a patient to uncover potential hidden metals within the body?

What foods are the most important to eliminate in the diet when someone has a documented hypersensitivity to metals, and how can someone expand their knowledge in this area?

How common his metal hypersensitivity in the general population?

What steps can someone with metal allergies take in their environment that will improve the physical burden of the allergy on the body?

What is the most important way to document metal allergies in regards to healthcare documents & directives?

Can the symptoms of metal hypersensitivity be "cured" or lessened?

What is the best way to spread the word on metal allergies?

My provider doesn't believe I have a metal allergy....what should I do?!