What has changed over the last 20 years with our food? Why is there an epidemic of gut-related diseases? Did you know that autoimmune disease is the 4th leading cause of death in this country? Why didn’t our grandparents have gluten intolerance or the amount of allergies we are seeing these days? Dr. Jill Carnahan (“Dr. Jill”), is a medical doctor and is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and she answers some of these questions for us today. Dr. Jill is also certified and an expert in Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms.
Today, Food Integrity Now spoke with Dr. Jill about leaky gut and its correlation to autoimmune disease. She explained how diet and stress are two key factors to autoimmune disease. Dr. Jill offered information on how she treats her patients who present with gut-related issues and diseases. She talked about GMOs and Glyphosate and explained her thoughts on how this herbicide and mineral chelator may play a key role in the epidemic of gut-related issues and allergies in this country. She shared information on how to heal and maintain a healthy gut which included recommendations on diet, vitamins, supplements and lifestyle.
Dr. Jill is a 13-year breast cancer and Crohn’s disease survivor. She shared her personal story after being diagnosed at a young age with a very aggressive form of breast cancer and a few years later, Crohn’s Disease. She talked about healing her Crohn’s Disease through diet and how stress was a major contributor to this disease. Dr. Jill’s real-life experiences in overcoming these diseases makes her a compassionate and passionate doctor who also loves educating on this subject.
Dr. Jill is also a prolific writer, speaker and educator. She has a practice in Boulder, Colorado and blogs regularly on these subjects. You can find out more about Dr. Jill at www.jillcarnahan.com or on her Facebook page at Jill C. Carnahan.
Don’t miss this important information from one of the most passionate and knowledgable doctors I have every interviewed! Click on the link on the bottom of the page to listen to the interview.
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