Most of us in the functional health world have had quite a journey: of learning how to best care for our clients, of stretching ourselves into uncomfortable places in business, and alongside this, of our own profound healing. Many of us (most of us!) are still somewhere along that road, often struggling quietly with imposter syndrome and feeling like a fraud – like we should have our own health all figured out if we’re to help others.
In this special bonus episode of the RWS Clinician’s Corner we have a rare, intimate chat with Dr Jill Carnahan, MD – one of the most pre-eminent physicians in functional medicine – about her own health odyssey. In this conversation Dr. Jill pulls back the curtain on her own long and often harrowing personal journey to share how she emotionally managed severe health challenges while also caring for her clients and speaking on the top stages in functional medicine. She also shares the behind-the-scenes of her process in writing her just-released book, Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith, where she gives raw and honest account of her own challenges in facing a life-threatening illness, living with autoimmunity and mold toxicity, and working in a medical system that has no tolerance for stepping outside the lines.
Dr. Jill is a board-certified Integrative Holistic Medicine specialist, known as Your Functional Medicine Expert® and often referred to as the “Sherlock Holmes of Medicine,” for solving the case of the most well-known medical mysteries. Utilizing state-of-the-art lab testing and biochemical analysis, she helps each patient identify the root cause of their illness by identifying nutritional or metabolic imbalances that may be contributing to their symptoms. Dr. Jill uses nutritional protocols and supplements, lifestyle changes, and medication to increase patient level of function and always seeks the gentlest and least invasive way to restore health and optimize healing.
In this special bonus episode of the RWS Clinician’s Corner, Dr. Jill gets real and vulnerable about her own personal journey and shares some of the most important and profound shifts necessary to truly reclaim our health – both for ourselves as practitioners and for our clients.
Get Dr Jill’s new book here: https://readunexpected.com/
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