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James Maskell

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The Missing Piece of Healthcare: Community & Groups Success with James Maskell

The Natural Evolution

James Maskell is the author of The Community Cure and a pioneering entrepreneur in the functional medicine space. Originally working in economics, James started his company, HealCommunity, 16 years ago as a way to flatten the curve of ever-rising healthcare costs due to chronic illnesses.In this episode you’ll learn more about how chronic illness heavily contributes to rising healthcare costs and how HealCommunity’s mission aims to change that in spite of functional medicine’s potential pitfalls. James speaks about the increased patient outcomes in group functional medicine and how to get insurance companies on board.Find more information on HealCommunity here.For more on functional medicine, follow James on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


3 Oct 2022

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#930 The Functional Medicine Movement - James Maskell

The You Project

James Maskell is leading the evolution of functional medicine. His mission is to empower and build a community of 100,000 integrative practitioners to become leaders and change agents in the movement to accelerate the evolution of medicine, by providing them with the tools, technology, and resources to thrive in a micro-practice. He believes we can disrupt the current healthcare model, shifting the paradigm away from the over-dependency on an allopathic, disease-centred model, to create a more sustainable, preventative system. James believes community, not medicine, creates health. I love that medicine is an ever-changing landscape and this was a fascinating chat with a man on a medical mission. Enjoy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Sep 2022

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#112: Dr. Jill interviews James Maskell on The Power of Community in Reversing Chronic Illnesses

Dr. Jill Live

In Episode #112, Dr. Jill interviews James Maskell about reversing chronic illness through community healing. Watch as they discuss the role of the community in health, and how to create a supportive environment for healing.


22 Jul 2022

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Evolution of Medicine: Community-Based Health Transformation and the Reduction of Chronic Disease, with James Maskell

The Race to Value Podcast

Community-based health transformation can be unleashed by uniting traditional allopathic medicine with lifestyle medicine.  To achieve a vision for population health, we will never change things by fighting the existing reality – we must instead innovate to render that old model obsolete.  On a mission to flatten the curve of healthcare costs, James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross section of functional medicine and community. To that end, he created the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. His organization and bestselling book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of personalized, participatory medicine. His new project, HealCommunity, follows his second book “The Community Cure“, makes it easy for clinics and health systems to deliver lifestyle focused care effectively and frictionlessly. He is a high-demand speaker and impresario, being featured on TEDMED, HuffPostLive and TEDx, as well as lecturing internationally. In this episode, you will learn about the impact of social isolation on chronic disease, functional group medicine, the development of a community layer as a foundation to the population care pyramid, Empowerment Group models, Human Social Genomics and precision medicine, behavior health and psychedelic therapies, and the power of lifestyle-enabled value-based care. Tune in this week to hear from a leading population health economist on a mission to win the Race to Value! Episode Bookmarks: 01:30 Introduction to James Maskell (Community Builder and Healthcare Entrepreneur) 02:00 Books (Evolution of Medicine and The Community Cure) and theHealCommunity project 02:30 “Community is the most powerful force to transform health.  And Medicine has been slow to adapt to this reality…” 04:30 R. Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” 05:00 Blue Zone Regions and the Roseto Effect 06:00 Is Chronic Disease Reversible? 06:45 “The biggest driver of all-cause mortality is loneliness and social stress.” 08:00 “The combination of Lifestyle Medicine and Group Medicine are the potential foundation of the population care pyramid.” 08:30 How can insurance be restructured to rebuild the community layer? 09:30 Honoring our ancestry by resolving the isolation of modern living 09:45 The thesis by Raghuram Rahan that technology has ripped apart the fabric of traditional communities 12:00 Inspiration from Dr. Jeffrey Geller and his work with Empowerment Group Models, delivering care and providing social support to underserved populations 14:30 Innovation of medicine at the cross section community and health empowerment (the solution to loneliness) 16:15 Billing, reimbursement, and privacy challenges in implementing group visits 17:30 Value creation and the elegance of the empowerment group model 19:00 The social paradox: people’s willingness to share private information on Facebook rather than within a community health model 19:30 Development of skills and competencies for Group Medicine 21:00 The collective trauma of the pandemic has changed the way people engage together 22:30 Removing friction points in group medicine through virtual visits 23:30 The impact of human social genomics in precision medicine, disease prevention, and personalized care pathways 24:45 George Slavich, PhD and his work in Human Social Genomics 25:00 The cellular-level impact of stress and depression related to the loss of a social community 26:00 Is Group Medicine really the opposite of Precision Medicine? 27:30 The vision for Precision Public Health and the work of Dr. Christopher Mote 30:30 America’s Behavioral Health crisis and recent Mass Shootings 31:30 A comorbid behavioral health disorder makes a chronic disease cost 2-3 timesmore! 32:00 Emerging research in Psychedelic Medicine delivered in integrative mental health clinics (such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy) 33:00 An economic perspective on the research related to Group Medicine and theBiopsychosocial Model 35:30 The promise of Psychedelic Therapy on PTSD and other major depressive disorders 36:45 Combining Psychedelic Therapy with Lifestyle Medicine delivered in groups 38:00 Functional Medicine and Knowledge Transfer (the doubling of medical knowledge every few months) 39:30 The hope for the future lies in the value-based care movement 40:00 Functional group medicine outperforms traditional hyper-individualized medicine in treating chronic disease (Cleveland Clinic Study) 42:00 Increased interest in functional medicine due to COVID-19 43:30 The competitive advantage and market economics of the community health model 46:00 Refocusing value-based payment reforms that emphasize clinical models for disease prevention and lifestyle medicine 47:45 Creating a “Lifestyle Medicine ACO” (e.g. Vytalize Health, self-funded employers) 49:30 The work of Dr. David Unwin in reversing Type 2 Diabetes and lowering healthcare costs 52:45 Leading advocates for Lifestyle Medicine (e.g. Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Hyman, the ACLM, Mayor Eric Adams) 54:00 “Lifestyle Medicine is the future of Value-Based Care.” 55:00 How Governor DeSantis is focused on lifestyle medicine to address COVID-19 56:30 Lifestyle therapeutic interventions (e.g. plant-based eating, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, social connectivity) 58:45 What kinds of social determinants of health can effectively be addressed in the healthcare setting? 60:00 Digital transformation, Dr. Robert Pearl, and the benefits of telemedicine 61:00 Innovations in localized food growing and community-based group cooking 63:00 The threat of the Social Media Metaverse on mental health 67:45 More about James Maskell’s work in Value-Based Care and connecting with him on LinkedIn

1hr 9mins

18 Jul 2022

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REPLAY: The Power of Community Medicine with Dr. Michelle Woolhouse and James Maskell

FX Medicine Podcast Central

We revisit our podcast with James Maskell and our ambassador Michelle Woolhouse on the power of collaborative, group or community medicine and the role connection plays in healing. James shares with us the benefits group programs offer to both the patient and practitioner and how the connecting of individuals experiencing chronic health conditions can allow them to feel heard, engage further and experience sustained benefits from treatment. With loneliness playing a huge role in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, James shows us how connection brings people together on their journey for health. Following on from our series on Endometriosis, this podcast reminds us of the different ways we as practitioners can support our patients with chronic conditions, particularly those that can increase social isolation. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/replay-power-community-medicine-dr-michelle-woolhouse-and-james-maskell DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

11 Jul 2022

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#287 The Secret To Radically Improving Your Health (That Nobody’s Talking About!) with James Maskell

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Are the people around you supportive of your health goals? If you were to embark on a new routine, would your friends be a help or hindrance? For today’s episode, I was delighted to welcome my good friend James Maskell for a conversation around friendship, community and the concept of ‘group medicine’.James is a health entrepreneur, author and community builder. He studied health economics and it’s now his mission to curb rising healthcare costs across the globe with a model that puts people first. His latest book, The Community Cure, looks at how helping groups of people with common health concerns come together can solve the very problems they share – an idea similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. He runs virtual health coaching groups in the US, which have been successful for everything from autoimmune disease to depression, chronic pain to digestive disorders. And he believes there are few conditions that couldn’t be helped by a collective mentality. We discuss a 2006 NHS version of this concept, which famously saw patients work together to reverse their type 2 diabetes through diet. It saved one practice £70,000 a year in drug costs, which would have equated to £270 million if rolled out across the UK.But it’s not just health-focused communities that can feel the benefit of coming together in groups and James and I discuss the profound benefits of men’s groups. When people share their experience, solutions and support each other to live well, amazing things can happen. I hope this conversation encourages you to reach out, find your tribe, and see what you can do for each other. Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.athleticgreens.com/livemorehttps://www.vivobarefoot.com/livemoreOrder Dr Chatterjee's new book Happy Mind, Happy Life: UK version: https://amzn.to/304opgJ, US & Canada version: https://amzn.to/3DRxjgpShow notes available at https://drchatterjee.com/287DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 25mins

28 Jun 2022

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Implement a Virtual Group Program Billable to Insurance with James Maskell and HealCommunity

The Health of Your Business

On a mission to flatten the curve of healthcare costs, James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross section of functional medicine and community. To that end, he created the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. His organization and best selling book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of personalized, participatory medicine. His new project, HealCommunity delivers virtual group episodes of care in partnership with clinics, health systems and payers. He is an in demand speaker and impresario, being featured on TEDMED, HuffPostLive and TEDx, as well as lecturing internationally. He lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and two daughters. Thanks so much for listening and you know I want to help you have a healthy business inside and out! If you have been trying to market and sell your services and things just aren’t clicking for you, then we would like to help you have a MAJOR shift and feel completely confident in how you move people through a health journey.  I want to invite you to take advantage of a special FREE Health Program Discovery session where you will work together with one of our coaches to... Create an empowering vision for your health business success  Find hidden barriers that may be limiting your growth  Feel the confidence successful health providers embody in their business and grab some inspiration for yourself to have a highly converting, extraordinarily successful signature health program Head over to SarahTugender.com/workwithsarah to grab one of our limited spots.


2 Feb 2022

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EP 8 - James Maskell: On a Mission To Popularize Functional Medicine

The Power of Genetics

James Maskell is the founder and CEO of Evolution of Medicine and HealCommunity.  His journey started as a child, growing up in a commune, doing natural medicine from a chiropractor to a holistic dentist and realizing that was not the "normal way” other kids did their healthcare. He studied health economics in the UK and traded on the world's biggest trading floor before he decided to follow his interest in healthcare. His work since then has evolved to one mission: popularize functional medicine. Topics discussed in this episode: James' background and his unique journey. Why James decided to help popularize functional medicine. What is holding back health systems and doctors to adopt functional medicine as standard care. How they are working to reduce the friction that prevents functional medicine full adoption and scaling. Group structure as a model to deliver care. The role of genetics in this new paradigm. What does the future of medicine look like? A new layer of care between people, the community and the healthcare system.


31 Aug 2021

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121. Bridging Medical, Community & Health Paradigms with James Maskell #FabulousFriends

Be Well By Kelly

Healthcare game changer, James Maskell, is softening the friction and disconnect between traditional medical professionals and functional medicine through community, accountability, and root cause resolutions for chronic illness.It began in 2015 when he created The Functional Forum: the world’s largest practitioner conference. After witnessing firsthand the power of community in healing outcomes and dedicating his second book, The Community Cure, to the phenomenon, he founded Heal Community: a 12 week program that enables virtual care in a group setting. We unpack why harnessing the power of all healthcare bodies benefits everybody and examine how base health can be impacted by community accountability. You will learn about...Career trajectory and early introduction to functional medicine Identifying the pain points in conventional and functional medicine The different systems of the body Scaling functional medicine and creating communityGroup dynamics and trauma healingResources:Learn more: healcommunity.comWebsite: jamesmaskell.comInstagram: @mrjamesmaskellThank you to Just Thrive for sponsoring this episode! Save 15% sitewide with code: “bewellbykelly” at justthrivehealth.com/pages/kellylevequeConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is a production of Crate MediaMentioned in this episode:Be Well Protein Powder Grass-fed protein powder with organic monkfruit extract, organic cacao & vanilla, and NOTHING else. Get $5 off your order at bewellbykelly.com with promo code 'PODCAST5'.


23 Jul 2021

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How Community Can Improve Your Health with James Maskell

Better with Dr. Stephanie

Understanding the power of community and its powerful effects on your health. We discuss how blue zones are all rooted in community, and how you are more likely to have positive changes in your health when surrounded by peers.  Listen to the full episode with James here Betty Hormones Sign-up: https://hellobetty.club/betty-hormones/ Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens - athleticgreens.com/stephanieOrion Red Light Therapy - Use promo code STEPHANIE10 for 10% off - https://www.orionrlt.ca/?ref=StephanieLumen - Use promo code DRSTEPHANIE25 for $25 Dollars off - https://www.lumen.me/LMNT Electrolytes - FREE 7 flavour sample pack at http://drinklmnt.com/DrEstimaSome of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything (and in many cases give you a discount), but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! Social: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanie.estimahttps://www.facebook.com/groups/betterwithdrstephanie Membership Site:https://hellobetty.club/ More information about the book at The Betty Body Book Join the Betty Booty ChallengeJoin the Hello Betty Community here! 


23 Jul 2021