117 episodes

Chronically Healing started as a space to share the stories of those with chronic illness. As the show has continued, we've morphed into a space for anyone focused on living a holistic, healthy life - realistically. Hosts Jessie Fritz and Christina Sanghera have conversations with guests around chronic issues, healing modalities and how to tap into your body to feel your best. We chat with different people all around the world about how to keep yourself healthy and happy throughout your life journey.

Chronically Healing Podcast Jessie Fritz

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Chronically Healing started as a space to share the stories of those with chronic illness. As the show has continued, we've morphed into a space for anyone focused on living a holistic, healthy life - realistically. Hosts Jessie Fritz and Christina Sanghera have conversations with guests around chronic issues, healing modalities and how to tap into your body to feel your best. We chat with different people all around the world about how to keep yourself healthy and happy throughout your life journey.

    Ep. 118: Sleep - Why it's Important and What's Affecting it with Devin Burke

    Ep. 118: Sleep - Why it's Important and What's Affecting it with Devin Burke

    Today’s podcast is with sleep expert, Devin Burke. Don’t worry - if you listened to last week’s episode with Emma, this is entirely different and more focused on overall sleep.
    In this episode with Devin, we dive deep into the issues around sleep and why so many people have sleep anxiety. There is so much that goes into getting a good night’s sleep and we talk about how stressful it can be to be told to “fix your sleep” but not know where to start!
    We hope you enjoy this episode with Devin Burke!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    How stressors throughout the day affect our sleep at night
    Are night and morning routines really necessary?
    Sleep’s effects on weight loss and happiness
    Is sleeping through the night really all that important?
    Sleep anxiety
    Supplements that are helpful for sleep (or should we be taking them at all?)
    How a woman’s hormones affect her sleep cycle
    Links and things:
    Devin’s Website
    Devin’s Facebook page
    Get Devin’s Sleep Science Solutions Guide
    Chronically Healing Instagram
    Chronically Healing Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 117: The Chronic Condition That's Highly Overlooked: Sleep Apnea with Emma Cooksey

    Ep. 117: The Chronic Condition That's Highly Overlooked: Sleep Apnea with Emma Cooksey

    Today’s podcast is with sleep apnea expert, Emma Cooksey. Sleep apnea is a condition that’s highly overlooked and may be showing symptoms that you wouldn’t expect. Christina shares her own story with sleep apnea and they get into the nitty gritty details of the importance of sleep and what to do when your body just isn’t doing it. We hope you enjoy this episode with Emma Cooksey!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing and how it ties in to chronic illness Brain fog caused by sleep disorders and how it affects daily life Symptoms of sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing that are often overlooked Different treatment options-CPAP isn’t the only option anymore! Links and things:
    Emma’s Website Emma’s Instagram Chronically Healing Instagram Chronically Healing Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 116: The "Comfort Crisis" and Hope in the Midst of Anxiety and Depression with Alissa Schneider, MA, LMHC

    Ep. 116: The "Comfort Crisis" and Hope in the Midst of Anxiety and Depression with Alissa Schneider, MA, LMHC

    Today’s podcast is with therapist, Alissa Schneider! Alissa’s bright and cheery energy was such a great match for our conversation in this episode. We were open about their own struggles with anxiety, depression and emotional issues we’ve struggled with. We loved having a conversation from a therapist’s perspective, especially because we both are HUGE proponents of getting help and never being ashamed of it.
    We can’t wait for you to hear this episode with Alissa!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    Tending to our emotional needs while working from home and being self-employed
    The importance of having (and sticking to) your values
    Being “enough”
    Living a fulfilled and meaningful life while living with chronic illness
    How to start taking care of your mental health while managing a chronic illness
    The “comfort crisis”
    Having hope in the midst of anxiety and depression
    Links and things:
    Alissa’s Website
    Alissa’s free mini-ebook
    Chronically Healing Instagram
    Chronically Healing Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 115: Dogma in Chronic Illness & Becoming Your Own Advocate with Rachel Hill

    Ep. 115: Dogma in Chronic Illness & Becoming Your Own Advocate with Rachel Hill

    Today’s podcast is with a repeat guest, Rachel Hill! Rachel is a hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s advocate who shares her journey via her blog, Instagram and her books. We had Rachel on again because she’s such an amazing person to follow in the chronic illness space, especially those of us with Hashimoto’s (which Jessie, Christina AND Rachel all have.)
    We can’t wait for you to hear from Rachel Hill!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    Dogma in chronic illness and specifically, Hashimotos
    How to be your best advocate and listening to our body’s whispers (before it starts to scream)
    How to care for ourselves as an HSP with thyroid issues
    Bloodwork isn’t the only thing we have to pay attention to with Hashimoto’s
    Movement and food - why “calories in, calories out” isn’t successful for those with thyroid issues and not all movement is created equal
    Links and things:
    Rachel’s Website
    Rachel’s Instagram
    “You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism”
    “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”
    Chronically Healing Instagram
    Chronically Healing Facebook Group
    More about Rachel Hill:
    Rachel Hill and The Invisible Hypothyroidism are an award-winning thyroid patient advocacy website and online presence. Rachel advocates for better thyroid disease awareness, diagnosis, treatment and management. She talks about her personal health experiences as well as the information thyroid patients need to know in order to reclaim their health.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 114: Letting Go of Identities that No Longer Serve Us with Doug Cartwright

    Ep. 114: Letting Go of Identities that No Longer Serve Us with Doug Cartwright

    In today’s podcast, Jessie and Christina were so excited to talk to author, Doug Cartwright. Doug is a self-proclaimed “Mormon, Sales, Tech Bro” and how (and why) he decided to give up that identity. We also really dove into the fear of control that we have that keep us from letting go of who we are supposed to be. Our conversation dove into trauma and how we’re gaslighting our own trauma. Why are we trying to “out suffer” each other and instead come together and heal collectively?
    We hope you love this insightful episode with Doug Cartwright!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    Doug tells us about The Daily Shifts and his book, Holy Shit, We’re Alive
    Why Doug considers himself “woo” and not “woo-woo”
    The magic that’s all around us that some of us are completely oblivious to
    Doug’s shift from having a corporate identity to what he is now
    Doug’s experience with the Hoffman Process and how that’s a good alternative to psychedelics for those of us who are control freaks and afraid to let go
    Gaslighting and undervaluing our own traumas because they’re not “bad enough” or “someone else has it worse” (spoiler alert: this is not helpful!!)
    Resistance and the scariness of letting go of our stories and labels
    Everyone needs to learn to love to be alone and why that’s so important
    Links and things:
    Doug’s Website
    Get Doug’s book, Holy Shit, We’re Alive
    Follow Daily Insights on Instagram
    Chronically Healing Instagram
    Chronically Healing Facebook Group

    • 44 min
    Ep. 113: Everything is Connected: Chiropractic Medicine & the Nervous System with Dr. Arneka Cooper

    Ep. 113: Everything is Connected: Chiropractic Medicine & the Nervous System with Dr. Arneka Cooper

    In today’s podcast, Jessie and Christina interviewed Dr. Arneka Cooper about her journey with being a chiropractor and how connected EVERYTHING in the body is. It’s hard to believe that every single piece of our mind, body and soul are connected… but they are! Today’s episode is such a good one and we loved our conversation with Arneka - we had so much fun!
    In today’s episode we chat about:
    What does a chiropractor do and what does Arneka do for people (like Jessie) who are afraid of going to the chiropractor?
    Finding nervous system dysregulation in chiropractic medicine and explaining the relationship of pain
    Digestive problems and our nervous system
    The concept of transitions and resetting our energy when we come into a new space
    Why movement is so important for those with chronic conditions especially
    Movement doesn’t need to be crossfit… Arneka gives tons of examples of easier movement to incorporate into our lives
    Do “bad backs / knees” really run in your family and there’s nothing you can do about it? (spoiler alert: nope!)
    Tools to add to your movement toolbox
    The important pieces Arneka adds to her day to keep her feeling her best
    Links and things:
    Arneka’s website
    Follow Arneka on Instagram
    Chronically Healing Instagram
    Chronically Healing Facebook Group
     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

LissaMarie1990 ,

Love this podcast

It is so great to feel a sense of community through this amazing podcast- it feels like I’m not alone when I am struggling with my chronic illness. Jessie and Christina are sweet and funny and the conversations are insightful and entertaining. Highly recommend this podcast!

AshleyRipp ,

Very enjoyable and encouraging to listen to

Jessie does a wonderful job crafting each episode of this podcast. She and her guests cover a wide array of topics relating to chronic illness and health in a coffee chat style. Keeping it a casual conversation makes it very easy to listen to. Definitely recommend!

Jessica.271 ,

Favorite!

Just started listening but LOVE this podcast! Thank you for sharing your journey!

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