It’s easy to be frustrated by, dislike, or even hate your body when it’s the source of pain, discomfort, or other debilitating symptoms. However, just because something comes easily doesn’t mean it’s good for us. Being frustrated by, disliking, or hating a part of your body is essentially being at war with your own body. As long as you are at war with your body, you cannot be at peace.


Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.

-Albert Einstein

Welcome. I am glad you have found my website. I’m Dr. Jennifer Franklin, and I specialize in working with people who have functional medical problems. Incorporating therapy into your treatment plan can be an important part of healing from a functional medical problem and restoring peace in your body.

You will learn why as you read through the site. There is a lot of information here on a variety of topics all related to healing from a functional medical or functional gastrointestinal problem.

Functional Medical Problems

If you have a physical problem like chronic pain, back pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, arrhythmia, chronic (psychogenic) cough, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS),or any other kind of physical problem that persists despite medical intervention, you have landed in the right place.

Functional GI Problems

If you have a gastrointestinal problem like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux/GERD, dyspepsia or chronic abdominal pain, bloating, chronic constipation or diarrhea, cyclic vomiting, rumination, regurgitation, swallowing issues, gluten sensitivity, food allergies, you have landed in the right place.

This podcast was recorded and produced by Jeffrey Roberts, MSEd, BSc, an Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferer for 25+ years who created the IBS Patient Support Group community, the first website devoted to supporting fellow IBS sufferers. During the interview, Dr. Franklin speaks to Roberts about healing, trauma, recovery, and evidence-based treatments for IBS.