Invisible Illness and the Hubris of Health in a World of Ableism

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In this episode, we welcome Dr. Carly Hudson, D.C. As an infant, Dr. Carly suffered a life-threatening illness. She was left with “invisible handicaps,” including balance disorders, muscle spasticity, and hearing loss. She had to begin again to learn how her body worked, and so began her path of life-long learning and healing. With the “gift of this injury,” Dr. Carly has spent her life exploring how conscious self-care influences our mind, body, and spirit.

She shares with us essential shifts in self-care, including the beneficial things we can do right now instead of the constant search for a silver bullet, including
• The truth about your “issues are in your tissues,”
• Her lessons learned from treating her patients and her own lifetime of handicaps, chronic pain, illness, and the pursuit of healing,
• Why striving for “perfect” health is an illusion and ways to optimize the health you have now,
• Empowered ways to make healthy choices and become more resilient plus so much more…

More about our guest: Dr. Carly Hudson, D.C., attended the University of the Western States and is a successful chiropractor who has been in practice for over six years. With additional certifications in massage, yoga, and exercise therapy, she helps hundreds of patients recover from injuries, illness, and chronic pain. Listeners can sign up for Dr. Carly’s e-newsletter at and receive a free Guide to Rest, Recovery, and Rejuvenation. Hear her podcast, Healing Ground Movement, at or wherever you get your podcasts.

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This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat any ailment or disease. The information presented within cannot substitute for the advice of your family’s physician or other trained healthcare professionals. The information provided on, Life Interrupted, and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only.

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