Navigating Chronic Illness While Living Around The World w/Functional Medicine Coach Vashti Kanahele

I’m so excited for you to watch this week’s episode of Hormonally Speaking!

My guest is my good friend and incredible Functional Medicine Practitioner Vashti Kanahele, who just released her book, “Passports and Parasites.”

In it, she details living in a variety of places around the world, from war-torn regions to warm, sandy beaches like Baghdad, Beirut, Phnom Penh, Lagos, and Curacao. While that all sounds very glamorous, she actually developed some major health issues along the way, eventually learning she had Lyme and Hashimoto’s.

We talk about her journey, and how she dealt with these very intense illnesses while being far away from her home base of the US.

We cover:

-Figuring out why she wasn’t feeling well, and putting the pieces together to begin the healing process

-What it took to come out on the other side of chronic illness

-Why building community is so important, no matter where in the world you are living

-Her work now to support other women with similar issues

What’s even more exciting is that she details the whole breathtaking, powerful, and inspiring journey in her new book, which you can grab here. It’s a great gift for someone on your list (or yourself) this holiday season!

Vashti Kanahele, an author and functional medicine practitioner, exudes a profound passion for exploring diverse cultures and embracing immersive experiences. Her personal triumph over Lyme disease and complex chronic illness fuels her determination to empower others on their healing journeys. Having lived in Baghdad, Beirut, Phnom Penh, Lagos, and Curacao, Vashti’s experiences have shaped her holistic approach to health and wellness.

Now residing in Virginia with her family and African village dog, Owen, Vashti’s practice is dedicated to seeking the root causes of disease. With a keen eye for detail and a compassionate heart, she delves deep into patients’ health histories, lifestyles, and environmental factors to uncover the underlying triggers of their ailments. Through her writings and clinical expertise, Vashti inspires others to embrace the world’s beauty, travel freely, and embark on a transformational path to vibrant health. Learn more at her website.

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