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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Jill is Your Functional Medicine Expert! She uses functional medicine help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you!

Dr. Jill works as a functional medicine consultant in conjunction with your current health care team and is not considered a replacement for your primary care physician. She requires all new patients to have a primary care physician to cover emergencies and routine care and screening.

Dr. Jill's Specialty
Your Functional Medicine Expert®!
Residency completed in Family Medicine
Board Certified - Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
Board Certified - Family Medicine (ABFM)
Certified in Functional Medicine (IFMCP)
Awarded 40 Leaders Under 40
Thought Leader in the growing field of Functional Medicine
Board Certifications
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
The Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner

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Quinoa, Lentil & Roasted Vegetable Salad

This may not be the quickest salad to assemble, but it’s easy enough to prepare and keeps well (in fact, it gets better after a day or two in the fridge as the flavors deepen), so it’s worth the time investment. Quinoa and lentils combine to provide complete protein as well as antioxidants and healthy fiber. The vegetables…


Thai(ish) Chicken Soup

As long as you’ve planned ahead and obtained all the necessary ingredients, this chunky, Thai-inspired dish is the simplest soup you’ll ever make, and will come together in less than 30 minutes. Boasting six vegetables and four herbs, it provides a wealth of anti-inflammatory, cancer-protective and nutrients, and such gustatory pleasure you’ll forget you’re on a diet. Lastly,…


Oxytocin…It’s Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex!  The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus.  The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…


Herb Stuffed Lamb Recipe from Shirley Plant

Herb Stuffed Lamb Recipe from Shirley Plant: Looking for a delicious, yet healthy lamb recipe for Easter? Shirley Plant from Delicious Alternatives just shared with us this great recipe for Herb Stuffed Lamb– sure to be a big hit for Sunday dinner! Enjoy! Register for free to attend the 2nd Annual Eat Real Food Online…


Seven Deadly Diseases Rooted In Your Gut Microbiome

Seven Deadly Diseases Rooted In Your Gut Microbiome Did you know the bacteria in our gut comprise an internal organ all of their own? We are colonized by ten times more bacteria in our gut than there are cells in our body! They play a profoundly important role in human health and disease.  From helping us absorb nutrients,…


Tunisian Chickpea “Salad”

Soup meets salad in this nutrient-packed vegetarian dish inspired by a recipe for lablabi (Tunisian breakfast stew) in Clifford Wright’s “A Mediterranean Feast”. You start out preparing it like a soup by cooking onions and spices, adding water and simmering, but then finish it like a salad by adding raw tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, herbs, lemon juice and a…


Raw Chocolate Recipe

Thank Microbes for Chocolate’s Health Benefits In the back and forth battle of good-for-you/bad-for-you foods, new research is helping to solidify dark chocolate’s spot with the good guys, by providing a scientific explanation for cocoa’s tick in the pros column. While a host of previous research has suggested an equal host of health benefits to dark chocolate…


Dr. Jill recently treated a family member for a chronic problem that other doctors were unable to uncover. Her persistence and integrative approach was finally what led to a diagnosis after months of no answers. What was even more amazing was Dr. Jill did this while she was 1000 miles away in a new practice! She was able to offer phone consultations and email communications were always returned quickly. She is top notch!

Cindy W
Cindy W

I wanted you to know that as an Integrative Functional Medicine doctor you are 10 out of 10. In fact I tell people that you are the only one in the USA that could effectively treat my condition, and I really believe that 🙂

Denise O
Denise O

I believe that people who go to functional medicine docs are typically desperate. We are the patients who are at the end of our proverbial rope, tired of taking drug after drug with no relief, and who traditional MDs don’t know what to do with. We just dream of a life without pain and to be able to function again. Thanks to Dr. Carnahan, I have no signs of the rheumatoid arthritis I was diagnosed with in 2012, and I’m regaining function that was stolen by the MS I was diagnosed with in 1991. I am recovering and regaining my life. Dr. Jill Carnahan is simply phenomenal.

Tracie B
Tracie B
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