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25 Chronic Illness Podcasts

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When you're dealing with chronic illness, it's easy to feel isolated and alone.  Because podcasts are so easily accessible, they are a great way to listen to other's stories and experiences, hear from experts, and get helpful advice from those who have been there.  Whether you're looking for wellness tips, inspiration, or understanding, we've got a podcast for you.
Host Monica Michelle lives with invisible illnesses including Ehlers Danlos,, POTS, and fibromyalgia.  Her podcast shares her mission to not only help create a sense of community between those struggling with chronic illness, but also focuses  on advocating and raising awareness for those living with chronic illness.
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From its name, you can likely tell that this podcast focuses on sexuality, self-love, and relationships while dealing with chronic illness and disability, but conversations often move beyond that, touching on intersectionality, current events, and much more.
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Mickey and Angie are the creators of Autoimmune Wellness, a community in which they share their story of healing through AIP (Autoimmune Protocal).  As the authors of several books, this podcast was designed to be an accompaniment to their Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and leads you through the seven steps they include in their book: Inform, Collaborate, Nourish, Rest, Breathe, Move and Connect, as well as providing you with plenty of practical tips for living the AIP lifestyle, as well as interviews with both experts and peers.
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Host Shelly Jackson Buffington is a certified professional coach, who also struggles with chronic pain.  She created her podcast to provide a place for those living with chronic pain as well as the people who love them, and focuses on mindful living, self-care, asking for help, and reframing your thoughts to look at the experience of pain in a more manageable way.   She also interviews several experts, as well as people who are thriving while living with chronic pain.
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Hosted by Sarah Schlichte Sanchez, who deals with chronic lyme disease, and her husband, Aaron, Lyme Voice focuses on the healing lyme disease, but it can be helpful for all individuals and families dealing with chronic illness.  Episodes include interviews with those living with lyme disease, as well as practical tips to managing chronic illness.
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Gut health is directly related to so many chronic health conditions.  While its primarily designed for those dealing with SIBO (small intenstinal bacterial overgrowth), The Healthy Gut is truly a great resource for anyone looking to improve their gut health.  Host Rebecca, who has overcome SIBO herself, interviews several health and wellness practitioners to provide you with comprehensive information about gut health.
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 Hosted by acupuncturist Mackay Rippey and his producer Aurora, Lyme Ninja Radio features interviews with several lyme disease experts, focusing on nutrition, holistic health, and navigating the healthcare system when living with lyme disease or other tick borne illnesses. 
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Designed as a resource for those dealing with PCOS, this podcast hosts conversations with reproductive experts as well as those living with PCOS themselves to help provide tips for symptom management.
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Anthony William, also known as the Medical Medium, is the man behind the celery juice trend, and has also written other books to help with healing, including Thyroid Healing. If you're someone who likes turning to the healing powers of food, this podcast provides great suggestions, and also goes over several chronic health conditions.
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Emotional Autoimmunity is all about sharing stories of living with chronic illness, and goes beyond the physical side of things to take a look at the emotions, stress, and mental health when dealing with an autoimmune condition or other chronic illness. 
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Whether you live with a disability yourself or not, Disability Visability is an important podcast to listen to. Hosted by Allie Wong, the podcast highlights those who are doing amazing things while living with disability, and also focuses on important issues like advocacy, current issues, equality, and more.
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Although Hashtag Authentic isn't a podcast focused on chronic illness, host Sara deals with dysautonomia.  Her podcast, which is designed for creatives, touches on topics like spoon theory, overcoming mental blocks, and finding yourself alongside helpful tips about creating your own business and carving out a space for yourself online.  If you're a creative entrepreneur or looking to dive in and also deal with chronic illness, this is a great podcast to check out.
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Hosted by Cara Gael O'Regan, In Sickness + In Health is a podcast about all things chronic illness, advocacy, visibility, and more.  The podcast is also easily searchable for particular topics, including LGBTQ+ patients, media visibility, rare diseases, undiagnosed, and more, so you can dive into a topic that is personal for you.
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Having struggled with multiple autoimmune conditions and anxiety, Sarah Small's Healing Uncensored focuses on holistic health, including topics like using essential oils, crystals, and your intuition in your healing journey. Even if you're not dealing with a chronic illness, her episodes on being an empath, anxiety, and mindset are both comforting and empowering.
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This is Not What I Ordered is all about celebrating accomplishments and dreams of those living with chronic illness.  Highlighting bloggers, artists, psychotherapists, and more, host Lauren Selfridge provides amazing interviews that help you feel a little less alone - and a lot more inspired.
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Although this podcast isn't particularly intended for chronic illness, its a great one for inspiring wellness and healing.  If you're looking to learn more about choosing non-toxic products, mindfulness, self-care, and generally improving you wellness, this is a great listen.
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If you're a fan of the body, mind, and spirit focused website mindbodygreen, then you need to give their podcast a listen.  Wellness experts are interviewed every week, touching on topics like nutrition, self-care, supplements, movement, sustainability, and more.
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Hosted by Noelle and Stefani, The Well Fed Woman is all about living your best life, focusing on topics like nutrition, hormones, body image, and more.  In addition to covering health topics, the hosts also touch on several chronic health issues like autoimmune issues, migraines, and thyroid health.
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Hosted by Eileen, who lives with rheumatoid arthritis, created Phoenix Helix to support those living with autoimmune conditions. Each episode, an autoimmune expert or individual is interviewed, covering self-care topics as well as helpful diets, including autoimmune protocols, WAHLs diet, Keto, and more. 
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Hosted by Suzi of Girl Gone Green and her sister, Rose, The Golden Hour is all about providing listeners with practical information to empower their wellness journey.  On each episode, they interview experts and bloggers, expanding into topics like green beauty, goal setting, holistic health, and more.
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From Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets, Healers is about all types of healing, whether its from a chronic health issue or heartbreak.  Empowering you to focus on self-help, this podcast has a spiritual vibe, and features a number of wellness and mindset-focuses healers.
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Hosted by Jordan of The Balanced Blonde, Soul on Fire interviews some amazing wellness experts. Jordan also deals with chronic lyme disease herself, and regularly shares her healing journal on the podcast.
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Well Now is a podcast from the wellness brand Saje, and focuses on different interpretations of wellness. Each episode is filled with compassion, and invites top wellness experts and voices on to share their own stories.
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Phoebe Lapine  is the blogger behind Feed Me Phoebe as well as an advocate for Hashimoto's.  SIBO Made Simple focuses on healing from SIBO, but is a really great podcast for gut health, too.  Phoebe shares her own experience as well as interviews with experts to support you on your journey in healing from SIBO.
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From Hashimotos to Healthy Hedonism: The Story of How I Became Your SIBO Amigo with Phoebe Lapine

The Thyroid Thread & What Women Need to Know About SIBO with Dr. Jolene Brighten

The Platform 

Kelli Tennant empowers you to take control of improving pain, chronic fatigue, and gut health, while also reducing stress and detoxifying your life.  In addition to sharing her own experience, she also interviews meditation experts, business owners, and more.

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Getting Well(Be) | with Adrienne Nolan-Smith

From Sick to Self-Made: A Complete Holistic Awakening | with Liza Killian

 

 

What podcast has supported you through dealing with chronic illness?

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  • Great list! I will definintely check these out. I personally like listening to the No End in Sight podcast: https://noendinsight.co/

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