Author Archives: Jill Carnahan, MD

Shining Light on a Mysterious Illness: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Shining Light on a Mysterious Illness Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Add multiple chemical sensitivity to the long list of chronic diseases that have been written off as psychosomatic for far too long. Chronic diseases are inherently complex and confusing for patients and doctors alike.

Understanding HPA Axis Dysfunction (Hint: It’s Not Adrenal Fatigue)

Understanding HPA Axis Dysfunction Hint It’s Not Adrenal Fatigue

“Adrenal fatigue” is a term that’s been popularized by the health and wellness media – hey, even I’ve used it years ago. But I think it’s time to set the record straight and really dig into what’s going on.

What is Your Total Toxic Burden? How To Reduce It For Better Health

What is Your Total Toxic Burden? How To Reduce It For Better Health

I believe environmental toxicity is one of the biggest contributors to the rise in chronic illness today. And yet, because doctors don’t really learn about chronic toxic burden in medical school,  it’s now become somewhat of an elephant in the room.

Hack Your Recovery with Blood Flow Restriction Training

Hack Your Recovery with Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood flow restriction exercise is a training method where a cuff is applied to a certain part of the body, which restricts blood flow while a low load exercise is performed.
Why would you want to restrict the blood flow to an area of the body?

Is Undermethylation Keeping You Down? What You Can Do

Is Undermethylation Keeping You Down? What You Can Do

If you’ve struggled most of your life with depression and nervousness, or even tend to feel a little down in the dumps, you might want to check to see if you are undermethylating. Methylation status something I regularly check patients for because it’s a process the body needs to run diverse and vital functions, but oftentimes their methylation processing isn’t quite balanced – causing them to undermethylate or overmethylate.

Is Overmethylation The Cause of Your Anxiety?

Is Overmethylation The Cause of Your Anxiety?

Even though methylation is a hot topic in the world of medicine right now, most of the conversation revolves around undermethylation. If your attention perked up when you saw that today’s blog is about overmethylation, I’m guessing you’re already a bit familiar with MTHFR mutations and some basic concepts of methylation.

Be Happier & Less Anxious with 7 Minutes a Day

Be Happier & Less Anxious with 7 Minutes a Day

Sometimes I feel as though science is catching up with ancient wisdom. Studies on meditation and prayer continue to build upon what religious leaders have been saying for centuries

Your Definitive Mold Clean Up Guide

Your Definitive Mold Clean Up Guide

Mold illness can be sneaky and symptoms may seemingly come from nowhere. Mold illness symptoms can range from low level and feel like a bout of flu you can’t shake to debilitating fatigue that makes getting through the day tough.

A Doctor’s Natural Anti-Aging and Skin Care Ritual

A Doctor’s Natural Anti-Aging and Skin Care Ritual

In a world where there is mountains of advice on how to take care of your skin best it can be hard to sift through the noise and find what really helps. This is why I wanted to take the time and share with you some of my favorite skin care secrets.

We Can No Longer Ignore Glyphosate

We Can No Longer Ignore Glyphosate

Maybe you’ve heard it in the news recently – glyphosate has been in a number of legal cases worldwide and there’s no sign of this trend slowing down. This is good news, since glyphosate (also known as Roundup) is a pesticide that has infiltrated every aspect of our water and food systems and is wreaking havoc on human health.