Rank #1: Complexity Medicine: The Basis for a Functional Standard of Care
This week’s podcast features: Daniel Schmachtenburger, co-founder and director of research and development at Neurohacker Collective, in Complexity Medicine: The Basis for a Functional Standard of Care.
Daniel is a deep thinker and researcher on how human regulatory systems function, how they break down and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience.
In this thought-provoking half-hour, we take a deep dive into the future of personalized medicine, longevity and health, including:
- How Daniel reversed his autoimmune diagnosis by using complexity science theory and functional medicine
- The importance of non-linear thinking and investigation in pinpointing, stopping and reversing the causal factors of complex illness
- Definitions of the 3 tiers of disease within the homeodynamic axis
- The three fundamental tier 1 root causes of disease based on evolutionary code
- How functional medicine practitioners can help attract biotech companies and entrepreneurs into our space
- Insightful tips for practitioners to gain clarity in uncovering root cause(s) in an era of complex clinical cases
- And much more
This was a fantastically dense half-hour of clinical insights, theory and tips...so grab your notebooks (hang onto your hats), listen and subscribe to the podcast today. Resources mentioned in this podcast:www.neurohackercollective.com
Jun 28 2018
Rank #2: The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room
This week’s podcast: “The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room” with Dr. Paul Thomas, author of “The Vaccine-Friendly Plan”, is the epitome of game-changing…and is sure to drum up some constructive controversy.
Whether you’re pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine or unsure what to make of it all you owe it to yourself to listen to Dr. Thomas’ insights and findings on the current vaccine schedule and chronic pediatric ailments, like autism (the elephant in the room).
Tune in for this all-important topic today and learn:
- What Dr. Thomas, a pro-vaccine physician, noticed about the unvaccinated children in his practice that changed the way he practiced medicine
- Details of what he’s discovered as a cause of autism in his patient population
- His sensible strategy for educating parents and administering vaccines to minimize the likelihood of complications
- All about his new ground-breaking registry, where he and his team are gathering 1000 fully-vaccinated children, 1000 unvaccinated children and thousands in-between to observe and track their health for 18 years
If we are serious about solving chronic disease worldwide, we must start by bravely exploring all possible causes of modern pediatric chronic disease.
We cannot continue turn a blind eye to the elephant in the room—no matter how controversial that elephant may seem.
And be sure to tune in for January’s Functional Forum: The Evolution of Pediatrics.
Jan 04 2018
Rank #3: Future of Health Coaching: Andrea Nakayama
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching. In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. Andrea Nakayama, founder of Holistic Nutrition Lab joins us for the second installment.
Andrea connects with us about the future of health coaching. She delves into what's not working in Functional Medicine practices and what 2017 holds for the Functional Medicine community. She shares more details about her new coaching program and how it differs from other health coach education.
In this podcast you will hear:
- what are information is missing in some health coaching programs
- how do you most efficiently incorporate a health coach into a practice and what results can you expect
- what is the value of the Holistic Nutrition Lab community
For more information on Holistic Nutrition Lab, visit goevomed.com/HNL
Jan 12 2017
Rank #4: Coaching and Functional Medicine: A Match Made in Value-Based-Care-Heaven
This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, Coaching and Functional Medicine: A Match Made in Value-Based-Care-Heaven, features KNEW Health’s Director of Coaches and the founder of The School of Applied Functional Medicine, Tracy Harrison, MS.
Tracy first appeared on the Functional Forum with her “Future of Functional in Five: Health Coach Keys to the Future” in December 2016 (watch it here).
In this interview, Tracy talks about the value she’s seen in KNEW Health’s experiment of creating a new practitioner: the physician-supervised functional-medicine trained health coach.
Tune in for all details, plus some invaluable tips for doctors and health coaches, including:
- Why Tracy believes strongly that functional medicine science alone is not enough to transform people’s health, and how health coaching helps facilitates the behavioral changes necessary to get sustainable results
- The key role health coaches play in helping practitioners prevent burnout, focus on root cause resolution and run a profitable practice
- An insider look at KNEW Health’s physician-supervised, functional-medicine-trained health coaching model---and how this could rapidly transform the future of medicine
- Why “Tier Two” patients are often the ones who benefit most from health coaching
- The inside scoop on what KNEW Health is looking for when hiring health coaches
- ...and much more
If value in medicine is outcomes divided by cost, then the functional medicine-trained health coach could become the most valuable provider in medicine.
Want to learn more about how health coaches could help streamline your practice? Click here to listen and subscribe to the Podcast today.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
The School of Applied Functional Medicine
Jun 21 2018
Rank #5: Evolution of Oncology
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Dr. Lise Alschuler. Back during our first Evoltuion of Medicine Summit in 2014, Dr. Alschuler presented "The Evolution of Oncology".
As we prepare to refocus on this topic during the January 2017 Functional Forum, we take a look back at this special presentation from. She has incorporated the learnings of her own experience with cancer into her work with others facing the challenges of this disease.
In this podcast you will hear:
- Is going the ‘natural route’ a wise move after diagnosis?
- Why integrative oncology is so important in an evolved medical system
- Easy, proven tools to help prevent cancer and support current oncology strategies
Interested in more from this summit? http://evolutionofmedicinesummit.com/2014/
Jan 05 2017
Rank #6: Future of Health Coaching: Sandra Scheinbaum
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we begin a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching. In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know that we'd like to see a health coach in every practice.
We begin this new series with Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Sandy shares with us how health coaches contribute to the success of a medical practice and what roles they can play to connect with patients and the local community. She also provides guidance on how to transition to an integrative practice that utilizes a health coach.
In this podcast you will hear:
- why Sandy started the FMCA
- what is value of having a functional medicine coach as part of your practice
- how to prepare your team and patients to begin working with a health coach
- what role will the health coach play in the future of medicine
For more information about the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, visit goevomed.com/FMCA
Dec 29 2016
Rank #7: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine: The Power of Fasting
No matter what nutrition philosophy you recommend, nearly everyone agrees fasting or cleansing is beneficial to healing.
But…how to guide your patients safely and successfully on a practitioner-led fasting program is no small feat (especially considering how many people suffer from chronic conditions).
If you struggle with uncertainty about implementing fasting programs in your practice then this week’s podcast: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine: The Power of Fasting is the tutorial you’ve been looking for.
Join your host, James Maskell and fasting expert Dr. Felice Gersh, on how to safely run a clinical fasting program that gets results.
Tune in today and discover:
- Why most doctor-directed fasting programs fail
- Which patients are candidates for fasting, and which aren’t
- The most important pre-fasting step to take before recommending any type of fast
- How to get your patients excited and motivated to stay the course
- Plus get access to the new movie “Fasting” featuring Dr. Gersh
Mastering the art of practitioner-directed fasting takes prescribing lifestyle and functional medicine to a new level...the key is knowing how to do it effectively and safely.
Jan 31 2018
Rank #8: The Perfect First Visit
This week on the Evolution we welcome an internationally renowned authority on health, human potential development, and Self-Leadership, Dr. Mark Atkinson. As a functional medicine physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Atkinson has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to become healthier, more effective, human beings. He’s been on the cutting edge of neuro-performance for many years and has now taken his passion to the Bulletproof organization.
On this podcast Dr. Atkinson and James discuss the perfect first visit. How do we provide incredible care in the new functional micropractice model? How do we use the together most effectively to get the most engagement from patients? How do we engage patients into their journey? We address these questions and more.
On this podcast, you will hear:
- what drives Dr. Atkinsons passion
- why he doesn't focus on the history in the first appointment
- how does this impact scale by working with Bulletproof
Bulletproof is introducing a brand-new training course for coaches interested in becoming a certified Bulletproof Coach. They are committed to supporting you in becoming a successful coach who has the skill and knowledge to support your clients in achieving their goals, realizing their potential and upgrading their body, mind and energy.
Nov 17 2016
Rank #9: Top 5 Things Learned from Functional Medicine Success Summit
In this week’s podcast, James interviews our COO and Chief Marketing Technologist Uli Iserloh, PhD on the top 5 things he learned from last week’s Functional Medicine Success Summit.
Presented by Dr. Peter Osborne, this summit was headlined by our industry’s top practice development experts including Razi Berry, Dr. Sachin Patel, Dr. Matthew Loop and more.
Tune in right now for the top 5 things we learned at the summit, plus Uli’s root-cause solutions for the most common practice ailments holding you back, including:
- How to do a quick practice health check-up to identify systemic insufficiencies within your structures and systems
- Discover the 3 “time thieves” robbing you of time, revenue and better patient outcomes
- The best “set-it-and-forget-it” way to showcase your expertise and make your practice stand out
- The 3 key tools you can use to address the most common chronic practice ailments at their root
- How to implement these tools to increase efficiency, shore up your systems and get your practice back on track
The biggest thing we learned: with the massive demand for functional medicine upon us, practitioners can no longer afford to “just wing it”; you must have the right systems, support and strategies in place to thrive.
Wondering what do to next? Schedule a free practice assessment with an EvoMed concierge here and discover the best next-steps for you.
Want to go deeper? Check out our on-demand training here and learn Uli’s recommendations for optimal website set up and effective automated email marketing.
Mar 01 2018
Rank #10: How CAR Helps Get to the Root of Chronic Illness
Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode is the second installment in our series with Carrie Jones, ND, MPH and DUTCH Test. Dr. Carrie Jones is a force in the functional medicine community, a modern doc with a holistic approach who can appreciate the best of both medical practices. In her own words, she “helps hormonally challenged people feel less crazy” by using testing and her own extensive knowledge to help people understand their hormones so they can feel empowered to take control of their health.
In this episode, we take a deeper look at stress resilience and share concrete ways you can use the cortisol awakening response with your patients. We also discuss autoimmune patients, some of the most challenging cases to tackle, and how the CAR influences immunity. It was a fascinating 30 minutes, and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:
- What the cortisol awakening response can reveal about health, and how to dial in that information for patients
- The impact of the cortisol awakening response on energy levels, resiliency, mood, blood sugar management and autoimmune recall
- How the cortisol awakening response can be an early indicator of autoimmune disease and testing can help you recognize and address it earlier in your patients
- And so much more!
Sep 18 2019
Rank #11: Group Visit Series Part 6: Lab Review In A Group
Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we talk with Christopher Mote, DO, DC, IFMCP, a practicing physician and owner of Cornerstone Health Community in Centennial, CO. Dr. Mote has not only mastered the art of group visits in his practice, but also lab reviews in those group health appointments. He finds great joy in teaching and learning more about his patients and their health struggles in this setting, and he shares some great insight into how you too can find both personal and professional fulfillment with group visits.
In this motivational 30-minute episode, Dr. Mote discusses his innovative practice model that blends functional medicine and primary care, how he uses lab testing, and how he makes functional medicine affordable and accessible for his patients. If you’re thinking about implementing group visits in your practice, but don’t know where start, this is the episode for you. You’ll feel a new level of motivation and confidence to pursue this innovative model for patient care. Highlights include:
- How to blend functional medicine and primary care in practice
- Focusing on practice efficiency and avoiding burnout
- Implementing the Group Visit Toolkit and other resources to run successful group visits
- How to share lab results in a group format
- How to effectively recruit patients for group visits
- Insurance considerations for group visits
- And so much more!
Aug 14 2019
Rank #12: What Functional Medicine can Learn from Crossfit
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Brian Mulvaney, Director of Strategy at CrossFit. If you’ve been part of our community for awhile, you know that we’re working towards helping create 100k micropractices. Our plan for micropractices very much mirrors the Crossfit strategy – reduce the overhead, empower individuals to become entrepreneurs.
Listen in as Brian describes the evolution of CrossFit over the last 15 years and shares not only the key lessons that our movement can learn from theirs, but also the clear and present opportunity for clinicians to partner with their local CrossFit boxes to create these new centers of health creation.
On this podcast you will hear:
- The origin story of CrossFit and the early days of web-based education
- How the first affiliates broke through barriers to replicate successfully
- The opportunity for CrossFit and Functional Medicine to merge for community health
This is such an exciting 45 minutes and required listening whether you are running a practice and are looking for a community of new patients or looking to start a new “Functional Micropractice”.
Oct 13 2016
Rank #13: Evolution of Gastroenterology
Evolution of Gastroenterology
In anticipation of this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, we bring you this special Podcast: Evolution of Gastroenterology, featuring integrative gastroenterology expert Dr. Ronald Hoffman
This presentation was given in 2014 at the Evolution of Medicine Summit, and is chock-full of digestive health and root-cause resolution clinical tips and tools for today’s functional medicine practitioner.
Tune in now to learn from one of functional medicine’s celebrated digestive health pioneers, including:
- The connection between the GI tract, the GU tract, the urinary tract, sexual organs (specifically in women), the neurological system, the brain, mouth, nose and throat
- An incredible story of a woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, only to find out gluten was the real culprit behind her symptoms
- Key clinical clues into gut-related ailments and skin issues
- What types of tests Dr. Hoffman uses to check for gut issues
- The importance of developing “local environmental resistance” to create optimal gut ecology
- Clinical insights on causal factors behind IBS, IBD, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut syndrome, SIBO, and more
And for more on the latest in functional gastroenterology, be sure to join us for this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, LIVE from Washington, DC.
Will you be in the DC area Monday, October 1? Click here to get 2 free tickets to the LIVE show using the coupon code “Dutch”, courtesy of our sponsor: Precision Analytical.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders
Sep 27 2018
Rank #14: James Maskell Exposed: Lab Testing Functional Style
This week’s podcast: “James Maskell Exposed: Lab Testing Functional Style” features our good friend Dr. Jeff Gladd MD Medical Director at kNew Health, interpreting our co-founder James Maskell’s functional lab results on-air.
Not everyone would agree to have their health markers broadcast for the world to hear, but James has done this before in “The Genetics Summit” and is back for more. The goal of this expose´ is two-fold:
For practitioners: to demonstrate the power of functional lab work has to improve patient outcomes and super-charge your practice
For patients: To help demystify the world of functional medicine and inspire listeners to get out there and get these life-changing functional labs done.
Tune in to watch James get exposed and learn:
- How functional lab work transformed Dr. Gladd’s practice and improved patient outcomes
- What types of labs he recommends…and why he typically doesn’t recommend a full pricey workup for each patient
- How he gets these labs done for his patients at a super affordable rate
- What James’ actual lab marker ranges mean according to functional lab interpretation, and what Dr. Gladd recommends he do to get them back to optimal ranges
- How Dr. Gladd and James’ new venture: “kNew Health” works to help members save big on lab work, health coaching and self-health creation
Plus, we will air James’ re-test results, after he’s had a few months to follow Dr. Gladd’s advice to improve his markers, so stay tuned for that!
And be sure to check out Dr. Gladd and James’ newest venture kNew Health, a membership-based program aimed to provide functional medicine at an accessible and affordable rate.
Jan 11 2018
Rank #15: The Archetype Diet: Where Do Women Source Their Self-Worth?
This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, The Archetype Diet: Where Do Women Source Their Self-Worth? features long-time Functional Forum supporter, food coach and author of the newly released Archetype Diet, Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS.
Dana appeared on the very first Functional Forum in a comedy sketch with our co-founder, James Maskell, called: Think Pink.
Her groundbreaking new book is all about how women’s source of self-worth leads to the formation of their health and lifestyle behaviors.
Tune in for a fascinating listen on how self-worth creates or diminishes women’s health, including:
- What Dana discovered after years of practice about why most women can’t stick to an individual nutrition plan long-term
- The 4 key ways in which women source their self-worth, and how these archetypes influence their behaviors
- Typical lifestyle behaviors and health issues associated with the 4 archetypes
- How to use cognitive behavioral therapy to help your patients crack their archetype code, and thus, improve their health
- Tips for practitioners on identifying and addressing these 4 archetypes in practice
- And much more
If you’re a woman, or a practitioner who sees women in your practice, be sure to listen, and subscribe to the podcast today.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
The Archetype Diet Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body by Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS
Jun 15 2018
Rank #16: Group Visit Series, Part 1: Lessons from Two Decades of Group Visits
Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode kicks off our series on group visits and the pioneers who are bringing this practice model to the masses. Today we are honored to welcome the doctor who has been called the godfather of group visits, Dr. Jeffrey Geller.
Apr 18 2019
Rank #17: Overcoming Massive Odds to Change the World
This week’s podcast features professional athlete, explorer and 2X record-holder Colin O’Brady in: Overcoming Massive Odds to Change the World.
While we typically feature doctors and experts from within our industry on the podcast, Colin’s background, story and mission run in perfect parallel with our kNew vision for American healthcare.
Tune in today for one of the most inspirational comeback stories you’ll ever hear, including:
- How Colin overcame severe burns to over 25% of his body and the prognosis of “never walking again”, and went on to become a record-shattering professional athlete, explorer and philanthropist
- What he credits as being key in his recovery of body and mindset (hint: integrative medicine played a role)
- The inside-story on what compelled and motivated him to complete (and win) some of the world’s most grueling athletic competitions, including the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” mountaineering challenge
- How his core desire to help eradicate childhood obesity drove him to push himself beyond perceived physical barriers, and inspired him to found his non-profit: Beyond72
- Plus, learn how you can join Colin in his commitment to inspire America’s health and fitness in his Forest-Gump-style state-by-state mountain-climbing tour this summer
Those of us who have answered the call to evolve the future of healthcare know what it feels like to be up against all-odds.
But, if stories like Colin’s teach us anything, it’s that our cause is nowhere near impossible and we can all do more to change the world.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Apr 12 2018
Rank #18: Why Membership Models are the Future of Medicine
The Evolution of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of it's second course the Membership Practice Builder. Some of the most successful functional medicine clinics are employing different types of membership models to make it more affordable for patients and at the same time, guarantees income for practitioners. As ever, we have heard our our community of practitioners when they expressed great interest in learning how to to set up a membership practice model. Visit goevomed.com/mpb for more information.
This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome, Michael Lubin, Co-Found of Hint Health. We're excited to be partnering with Hint Health on the delivery of our new training program the Membership Practice Builder featuring Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of American Academy of Private Physicians. The Evolution of Medicine is always looking for innovative technology partners that make it easier to deliver Functional Medicine and Hint Health hits the mark. Hint Health is the leading membership management and billing solution for direct pay healthcare. To learn more about Hint Health, visit goevomed.com/hinthealth
On this podcast you will hear:
- how Hint Health came about
- why is the membership model the future of the delivery of functional medicine
- what types of practitioners are a fit for the membership model
- how Hint Health empowers the shift towards the membership practice model
Dec 01 2016
Rank #19: Group Visit Series Part 3: The Cleveland Clinic is “Functioning for Life”
Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In Part 3 of our Group Visit Series, we sit down with Tawny Jones, chief administrator at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.
May 29 2019
Rank #20: Entrepreneur + Physician Teams for Membership Practices
- how the team at True Life Medicine transitioned to a membership based Functional Medicine practice
- tips on how to make the transition
- the advantages of working with an entrepreneur when building your practice
Dec 15 2016