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Unintended Consequences! Oral Contraceptives and Dis-ease Beginning in the Gut

May 20, 2018 | No Comments | Marketing Team

Hormones in the gut?  Dis-ease beginning in the gut???  Check out this clinical tip for some insight on oral hormone supplementation that might surprise you! Do you know what happens when someone uses oral contraceptives or other sex hormone supplementation orally? What effect do you think hormones likely have on the gut given our precious microbiome […]

Myths & Missteps Hormones Balancing

May 8, 2018 | 156 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case. In this presentation, I’ll share a few staples but […]

New Menopausal Client: Where to Begin?

April 19, 2018 | 1 Comment | Marketing Team

PRACTITIONER QUESTION: My client is 53 years old and has just gone through menopause (no period for 1 year).  I would like to clarify what you would advise the first step be, when I speak with my client on our first session.  Here are relevant issues I noted based on info I could find in the […]

Case Study: Weight Loss, Rosacea, and Hormones

April 18, 2018 | No Comments | Marketing Team

PRACTITIONER CASE: Hi Tracy, I have a 47 yr old client that is overweight (about 40 lbs) and just starting to skip menstrual cycles here and there (clearly perimenopausal), married with 4 children, one of which has an eating disorder which is very stressful for her – and she lost her job a little while […]

The Power of Organic Acids Testing

April 11, 2018 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Here is a sample entry from our student Q&A Treasure Chest which features hundreds of similar topics, available as an ongoing resource for our Semester students.  Remember our student body is highly diverse!  So both foundational and more complex concepts are presented. A question from a Practitioner:  I’m hoping you can help me with this patient […]

Detox Cleanse Myths & Truths

April 3, 2018 | 180 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi!   I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case. In this presentation, I’ll share a few staples […]

Yes, Magnesium! And here’s Why and How

March 13, 2018 | 28 Comments | SAFM Team

  Tightness, tension, spasm,…throughout the body, these symptoms are often a sign of insufficient magnesium in our clients.   Magnesium functions as a bit of a “master” electrolyte in this case because it directly controls the pump that allows potassium to flow into the cell (where benefits can actually be experienced).  Because it is a […]

The Surprising and Fascinating World of Bowel Movements

March 6, 2018 | 144 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case. In this presentation, I’ll share a few stapled but […]

Kidney Stones – Remedy and Recurrence

February 24, 2018 | 2 Comments | Marketing Team

(Another 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.) A question from a Practitioner: I have a client with obesity and lots of physical limitation due to car accidents, […]

“my sore butt hole could not be more grateful”

February 12, 2018 | 12 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 […]