What is your COVID-19 story?

Have we been sitting ducks to a spectacular, random, terrible, and escalating global crisis we had no control over, waiting for the “experts” to save us?

Has our only recourse to the pandemic been crisis-care and survival-oriented living?

The Wisdom of COVID-19 offers you a new perspective—one that illuminates the root causes of the pandemic and opens the way for us all to heal—ourselves and planet Earth.

We’ll see how COVID-19 emerged from a global ecological catastrophe and loss of human immune resilience due to chronic disease—factors we can control.

But we need a new narrative.

We must reckon with our trauma.

We must answer the Earth’s call to create a new equilibrium of resilience and successful living even in the face of a virus that would claim us as its niche.

Internationally recognized physician, teacher, and author, Karyn Shanks MD, takes us on an extraordinary journey to regain our most precious resource during one of the greatest challenges of our collective and personal histories: control of our own lives.

Drawing from the sciences of planetary ecology, human immunology, neuroscience, and the new science of Directable Human Potential (epigenetics, neuroplasticity, core Functional Medicine systems biology, and transformational psychology) Dr. Shanks shows us what COVID-19 reveals about our world and ourselves.

How COVID-19 has emerged from the global crisis of ecological catastrophe and loss of human immune resilience due to chronic disease.

And how within this knowledge we find our roadmap. For saving us. For saving our beloved planet Earth. For recreating a resilient and vibrant human community.

She tells us the true story of the untapped potential within our Earth and within each one of us. Potential that’s only accessible if we accept our beautiful Earth’s assignment: to heal.

Where we’re headed in this book:

  • Our Beautiful Earth’s Assignment: The Earth’s urgent call to heal.
  • Community: Who we are (the web of life).
  • Vulnerability: Where we are (diminished biodiversity, emergence of dangerous species, depleted vital resources, immunological catastrophe).
  • Resilience: Our call to action (should we choose to accept it) to create personal and collective immune resilience through planetary and self-care.
  • Our Reckoning: To heal, we must overcome our trauma and the locked in stories that keep us sick, suffering, and stuck.

In The Wisdom of COVID-19, we’ll move quickly from the deeper story of a global viral pandemic, to the Earth’s assignment put before us, and the action steps we are being asked to take—to rejuvenate, reclaim hope, and heal in the new post pandemic era.

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About the Author

Karyn Shanks MD is a physician-healer-teacher-author who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the science of Directable Human Potential—epigenetics, neuroplasticity, core Functional Medicine systems biology, and transformational psychology—and the wisdom gleaned from the healing journeys of thousands of clients over her thirty-year career. She approaches all of her work through the Unbroken philosophy and framework—that we all have vast untapped genetic, biological, psychological, and spiritual potential.

She is the author of author of HEAL—A Nine-Stage Roadmap to Recover Energy, Reverse Chronic Illness, and Claim the Potential of a Vibrant New You and The Wisdom of COVID-19—How to Rejuvenate, Reclaim Hope, and Heal in the New Post-Pandemic World. 

She is also the founder of the Unbroken Academy and creator of the pioneering Unbroken Workshop. She is the author of numerous e-books, articles, and weekly emails offering readers knowledge, encouragement, and support on their healing journeys. See her work and become a subscriber at KarynShanksMD.com.

You may also follow Karyn on Instagram and Facebook. Or join likeminded seekers of truth and healing in her private group, Grit and Grace.

Karyn is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Integrative-Holistic Medicine, and Functional Medicine.  She founded the first center in Iowa dedicated to a Functional Medicine whole-person approach to healing in 2001. She most loves her two grown sons, husband of nearly thirty years, three dogs, books, gym companions, and Nature playgrounds.

What People Are Saying

“A powerful must-read for anyone who would make sense of our collective trauma and prepare for a future where we are more resilient as individuals and as a global community.”

-Robin Stephen,

“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

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