Press Kit – Karyn Shanks MD

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Karyn Shanks MD - author of Heal
Karyn Shanks MD is the author of Heal.

Karyn Shanks MD is a physician who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine, body-mind principles, and wisdom gleaned from the transformational journeys of thousands of clients over her twenty-five year career. Karyn believes that health and vitality are essential for the highest expression of our human potential, and the bones of our healing are in what we do for ourselves.

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Heal—A Nine-Stage Roadmap to Recover Energy, Reverse Chronic Illness, and Claim the Potential of a Vibrant New You

“I just want to be . . . myself . . . again.”

“I want my life back.”

Fatigue. Suffering. Chronic illness. Feeling like you’re lost, hopeless, or not living up to your life’s potential. These are not your destiny. They’re a wakeup call. Your call to a healing life.

All things heal.

Healing is a primary urge of nature. We see it all around us. How the earth destroyed by fire will soon sprout new trees, the waters flow again, and the animals return. You have the same potential for rebirth and renewal.

Applying the science of human potential—epigenetics, neuroplasticity, core biology, and body-mind psychology—you will master The Nine Domains of Healing, tools for your energy recovery and healing. You will experience firsthand how fatigue, suffering, and chronic illness are the unsung messengers leading you directly to new hope and your untapped potential.

Together, let’s call back your energy, your potential, and your power to heal.

You can heal.

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Praise for Heal

“Dr. Shanks is a thought leader and rare gem in the field of medicine, and one who walks her talk. Listen intently to the wisdom she distills….it is right on target.”

-Betsy Rippentrop, PhD,
Licensed Psychologist, Yoga Teacher, Author

“Karyn Shanks is a gifted diagnostician who realizes that true health care is more than a diagnosis and a pill.”

-Margaret J. Hansen, DC,
Clinician, Author, Inspirer

“There is a paradigm shift occurring in medicine and Karyn Shanks MD has made it her life’s work to embrace that shift for the benefit of her patients. Read this book. Restore your life. The choice is yours.”

-Jordan M. DeGrazia MA, DC

“Dr. Karyn Shanks has written a book that is literally the only reference of its kind.”

-Candida Maurer, PhD, licensed psychologist,
mind-body therapist, and co-founder of
Iowa’s largest alternative medicine center

“Karyn is the real deal and has put large amounts of time, energy and grit into her education and her own battles to be and stay healthy through life’s challenges….this has given much deeper wisdom and insight to her work.”

-Conrad Stalheim, DC, Chiropractic Physician,
BS Ex. Science & Health & Human Performance,
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

“Heal, will be a valuable new roadmap for those seeking to restore their health and vitality.”

-Terry Wahls, MD, IFMCP, researcher, author
The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way
to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune
Conditions Using Paleo Principles

“Dr.  Shanks is not interested in treating illness, she is interested in treating the human experiencing illness. Her openness to the entire human experience and it’s effect on health makes her an approachable and effective healer.”

-Alice Spitzner Claussen L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.,
Twig and Needle Chinese Medicine

“A must-read for individuals seeking optimal wellness. ”

-Joseph Lamb MD, Medical Director,
The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation

“Dr. Karyn Shanks has created a masterpiece of empathy, storytelling, and expertise. This book will change lives.”

-Robin Stephen, Author

“This book is a must read for anyone who is looking to improve their life’s journey. You hit the nail on the head with your insight. Love, love, love Heal!”

-Linda Mardorf, Iowa farmer