Search SAFM

My mission is to help you to become confident, informed, and wildly successful!  There are hundreds of posts available to you here.  Make sure you are on our list to receive email notification of new SAFM Clinical Tips each week  (here).  When you do, you’ll also get immediate access to a free mini clinical course.   If you are anxious to learn even more, click on the Programs tab above to see your options.

Why They Keep Coming Back: Education, but in a Certain Way!

June 25, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

In my experience, there are three things that our patients and clients most want from us over the long haul.  Sure, they want to feel better.  And sooner rather than later!  But the *way* in which we support them – and the value we keep giving them *after* they start feeling better – is critical as […]

Toxicity Truths – Powerful Functional Medicine Insight

June 10, 2017 | 47 Comments | SAFM Team

It’s definitely one of the most common, true root causes of disease:  Toxicity. In today’s modern “better living through chemistry” world, we may be exposed to more toxic threats on a daily basis than early man had to deal with over a year – or even a lifetime.   Toxicity is an important functional medicine […]

Glyphosate Toxicity: Why You Should Worry

June 3, 2017 | 6 Comments | Shannon Vanasse

What’s the impact of not being regularly in touch with your potential new patient/clients? Likely big, missed opportunities. What about being in touch with saccharine “everyday”, generic wellness guidance that people can get anywhere? Almost as bad! It’s a mistake I see many practitioners of all types make on a regular basis.  If you want […]

True Root Causes of Dis-Ease: Functional Medicine Fundamentals

May 9, 2017 | 17 Comments | SAFM Team

I am so glad you are here! Welcome to this Powerful, Pearl-packed, Four-webinar, Free Training Series on functional medicine fundamentals.  In terms of clinical knowledge, you need to know that wildly (vs. mildly) satisfying your patients and clients requires an initial focus on two key priorities: Rapid Relief   (to galvanize their belief that they […]

“my sore butt hole could not be more grateful”

May 6, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Ha!  Yes, the subject of this clinical tip is a direct quote.  Definitely a one-of-a-kind email to receive from a client! From one of my most wildly satisfied (and obviously comical) clients, Fred. We all love vacation!  And travel can be an excellent component of wellness, bringing a welcome break from routine and exposure to […]

Secrets to Wildly Satisfying a Client

May 5, 2017 | 75 Comments | SAFM Team

I hope you enjoyed the FB video  on Secrets to Wildly Satisfying a Client!  If you missed it, please find the archive here.  It’s pearl-packed with practical tips I have learned over a decade of practice – and supporting thousands of patients a clients of my own and of our students. Here is the handout […]

Are You a Nocebo?

April 21, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Long regarded as a nuisance hurdle in pharmaceutical drug testing, the placebo effect is actually a powerful tool that can be harnessed and amplified. In the same way, a nocebo effect (that is, the expectation of a negative result) can turn uncertainty or fear and into dis-ease. In many ways, the Body follows the Mind. A […]

Pulmonary Hypertension: Where to Focus?

April 2, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

(This is a sample entry from our Q&A Treasure chest, a database with hundreds of entries to support students with their patient and client work.  Unlimited access is included as part of our Core 101 Semester program.) Student Question: A potential client of mine was just diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and given a depressing prognosis. Are you […]

Labwork Suggestions for PCOS in Young Woman

April 2, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

(This is a sample entry from our Q&A Treasure chest, a database with hundreds of entries to support students with their patient and client work.  Unlimited access is included as part of our Core 101 Semester program.) Student Question: Hi Tracy, I have a 19 year old patient who was diagnosed with PCOS what she […]

Vitamin D cause Hot Flashes?

March 19, 2017 | 8 Comments | SAFM Team

Yes, this is an example of interconnectedness in the body that might surprise you! Hot flashes can be a seriously debilitating client symptom – and an excellent item to focus on in bringing them rapid relief early on in your program.  I’ve written before about potential remedies for hot flashes.   But be sure you […]