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What You Didn’t Know About Functional Medicine Could Save Your Life

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Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s mass-produced, assembly line, quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health. However, rather than simply believing anything a conventional doctor tells them, the modern healthcare consumers are becoming more informed and taking more control of their healthcare. Because of this, more and more people are seeking out functional medicine. So, why is functional medicine so awesome? There are major holes in modern medicine in […]

Fountain of youth draws closer with promising treatment called NAD+ – Naples Center for Functional Medicine

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Many adults spend a lot of time and money trying to look younger – topical creams, makeup, hairstyles, clothing and even surgical treatments. They may work, but inside, your body is still aging. You may feel groggy or lack energy. You may experience chronic pain or inflammation. You may gain weight and have difficulty completing simple tasks. Aging is a natural occurrence, but researchers are coming closer to pinpointing specific causes of aging – besides our numerical age. They are developing solutions to stall nature. Many doctors of functional medicine are increasingly optimistic about a new treatment targeted at the […]

Functional Medicine Doctor Near Me : Find The Best Doctors In Your Area

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Find Functional Medicine Doctor Near Me Always take into consideration your individual preferences and other factors that are important to you. Finding the best functional medicine doctor is always a combination of relevant professional experience, as well as the personal connection between you and your doctor. Your doctor should listen to you and together build a partnership where both of you are committed to find the cause of your health concerns and address them with proper care. We are all unique and as such, your doctor may need to tailor a plan based on your unique situation and current health […]

The Functional Medicine Approach to ADHD, with Dr. Jim Greenblatt

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Show notes: Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. This week, I’m really excited to welcome Dr. Jim Greenblatt as a guest on the show. Dr. Greenblatt is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, and he’s been treating patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing a psychiatry residency at George Washington University, he completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and […]

Mold and the Nervous System – Mold Symptoms Treatment Guide | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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We are thrilled to share our new Sanctuary Mold Guide: A Primer with those who are suffering from mold toxicity. While the full guide is available on its own website or to our patients (extended version), you can read a portion here.  We hope this work contributes to your living a healthier more abundant life. Like the immune system, the nervous system often becomes a prime battleground in the fight against mold toxicity syndrome.  It is the system where the local and the distant effects of the toxins coalesce.  Between effects on the energy cycle, direct inflammatory effects, secondary nutritional effects from […]

5 Reasons Why Your Functional Medicine Practice Needs to Include Genetic Testing

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Genetic testing is the future of better patient care. While genetic testing might have grown in popularity as a way to find out more about your ancestry, it’s actually a valuable tool practitioners can use to give them unique insights into how a patient’s body functions and how their everyday diet and lifestyle choices affect their health. Practitioners can use genetic test results to guide their patients on a path towards longevity and wellness — if they know how to properly interpret the results. A new report on the “State of Genetic Testing & Nutrition” looks at how healthcare practitioners […]

5 Different Gut Types, From A Functional Medicine Specialist

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You know your astrological sign, enneagram type, and maybe even your dosha—but what about your gut type? In my experience with nutritional therapy and health coaching, everyone has what I consider a distinct “gut type”—or your gut’s default state of imbalance, which shows its true colors when you’re stressed or internally out of whack. That’s because our microbiomes and mind are connected via the gut-brain axis. So when you are stressed out (mentally or physically), this sends signals to not only spike your cortisol (the stress hormone), but also sends inflammatory stress signals from your brain to your gut—kicking your default […]

Patient outcomes and costs associated with functional medicine-based care in a shared versus individual setting for patients with chronic conditions: a retrospective cohort study

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Objective To compare outcomes and costs associated with functional medicine-based care delivered in a shared medical appointment (SMA) to those delivered through individual appointments. Design A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess outcomes and cost to deliver care to patients in SMAs and compared with Propensity Score (PS)-matched patients in individual appointments. Setting A single-centre study performed at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Participants A total of 9778 patients were assessed for eligibility and 7323 excluded. The sample included 2455 patients (226 SMAs and 2229 individual appointments) aged ≥18 years who participated in in-person SMAs or individual appointments […]

You shouldn’t fear fats and oils—these are a functional medicine doctor’s 5 healthy favorites

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We’ve certainly come a long way since the ’90s—and not just because someone figured out how to milk oats and almonds. By now, virtually all healthy eaters have come around and accepted that some types of fats (namely, unsaturated ones) are full of nutritional benefits. (Ketogenic dieters live by this principle.) As with any food group, not all unsaturated fats are created equal; some are more nutrient-rich than others. To help healthy eaters know which ones are the best of the best, author of Food: What The Heck Should I Cook? and functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman, MD, named his […]

Functional medicine (FM) quackery dissected in the mainstream media

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I’ve frequently written about something that its proponents call “functional medicine” (FM). It’s a “specialty” that’s become very popular among alternative medicine practitioners (e.g., naturopaths love it), as well as medical doctors who have fallen under the spell of “integrative medicine,” in which alternative medicine quackery is “integrated” into conventional medicine. Two questions always see, to come up when I consider FM. The first is: Just what the heck is FM, anyway? It’s a question that has puzzled not only me, but others who were examining implausible health claims years before I became interested in them, even as far back […]