Spectrum Of Health Podcast Episode #203

The Journey into Resilience with Dr. Jill Carnahan and Dr. Christine Schaffner

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Are you truly prepared for the unexpected? Can you thrive amidst uncertainty? 

Join me as we discover the answers to these questions and more with my special guest Dr. Jill Carnahan. With her powerful insights, Dr. Jill will take us on a journey of compassion, resilience, and healing as we explore her transformative story of overcoming work addiction and chronic illness. This conversation will offer a deeper understanding of how trust, intuition, and self-love can act as potent antidotes to chronic illness.

Dr. Jill doesn’t just share her story but also delves into the emotional terrain of her struggle. We’ll witness her bravery as she sets an example of embracing the unexpected and liberating oneself from the illusion of control. 

Finally, we discuss integrating different healing approaches for a holistic patient care experience. Dr. Jill and I delve into creating a safe space for patients and understanding their history to craft an effective treatment plan. We wrap up with a look at Dr. Jill’s resilience journey and her documentary, “Doctor/Patient, underscoring the power of believing in oneself. So, tune in, and let’s embark on a new path toward healing and experiencing life in a new light.

Listen in to learn more : 

  • Optimizing Resilience in an Uncertain World
  • Building Resilience and Compassion in Hard Times
  • Being Addicted to Work and Other Emotional Baggage
  • Different Modalities of Somatic Therapy
  • The Integration of Healing Approaches, and much more! 

Dr. Christine 


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About Dr. Jill Carnahan

Dr. Jill Carnahan has been Your Functional Medicine Expert® dually board certified in Family Medicine for ten years and Integrative Holistic Medicine since 2015. She is the Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine, a widely sought-after practice with a broad range of clinical services, including functional medical protocols, nutritional consultations, chiropractic therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and massage therapy. As a survivor of breast cancer, Crohn’s disease, and toxic mold illness, she brings a unique perspective to treating patients amid complex and chronic illnesses.  Her clinic specializes in searching for the underlying triggers contributing to illness through cutting-edge lab testing and tailoring the intervention to specific needs.

Featured in People Magazine, Shape, Parade, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, First for Women, Townsend Newsletter, and The Huffington Post, as well as seen on NBC News and Health segments with Joan Lunden, Dr. Jill is a media must-have.  Her YouTube channel and podcast features live interviews with the healthcare world’s most respected names.  She co-authored the Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook with Dr. Mark Houston.  Her new book, Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith, will be released through Forefront Publishing in March 2023.   And she is an executive producer and is featured in a new documentary about her journey overcoming illness called Doctor/Patient, to be distributed in 2023.

A popular inspirational speaker and prolific writer, she shares her knowledge of hope, health, and healing live on stage and through newsletters, articles, books, and social media posts!  Patients and fans alike are encouraged by Dr. Jill’s are encouraged by her science-back medical knowledge delivered with authenticity, love, and humor. She is known for inspiring her audience to thrive even amid difficulties.