Episode #13: Navigating Chronic Illness with Dr. Christine Schaffner, ND
- Last Updated: 14 March 2017 14 March 2017
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In this episode, you will learn about treating Lyme disease, detoxification, microbiome, methylation, the relevance of SNP testing, dental issues, parasites, and much more. Enjoy!
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About My Guest
My guest for this episode is Dr. Christine Schaffner, ND. Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-medicine and Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Schaffner’s style of practice is strongly rooted in traditional Naturopathic principles. She believes in the importance of establishing a strong health foundation in order to achieve optimal health. Dr. Schaffner combines both Naturopathic and Conventional therapies to develop individualized treatment plans that focus on addressing the underlying causes of complex chronic illness. Dr. Schaffner listens to her patient’s story and actively involves them in their health plan. She enjoys educating her patients so that they feel empowered in making decisions in their health journey. Dr. Schaffner has trained extensively with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. She has also completed Dr. Robert Rowen’s Oxidation Therapy Course, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s Biotoxin Illness Course, Advanced Classes in Biotherapeutic Drainage, Methylation seminars with Dr. Paul Anderson and Dr. Ben Lynch, and attended Medicine Week several times in Baden-Baden, Germany. She thoroughly enjoys staying current with the latest developments in chronic illness so she can better serve her patients.
- What is the DNA Connexions test and how is it used at Sophia Health Institute?
- How does she approach treatment of parasites and how common are they in her patient population?
- What is the impact of dental and tonsil issues on overall health?
- What can support lymphatic drainage?
- How important is SNP and gene testing?
- When is the right time to support methylation?
- How does she approach heavy metal and environmental toxin detoxification?
- What are the best options for repopulating the microbiome?
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