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Sleep Remedies that Work: Neurotransmitters and Hormones

November 7, 2017 | 33 Comments | SAFM Team

We all know it: high-quality sleep is vital to every client’s healing. While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins, repair damaged tissue, generate vital white blood cells for […]

Common Pitfalls in Adrenal/Cortisol Testing. Don’t Fall in them too!

November 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Test; don’t Guess!  It’s a common mantra heard among practitioners here at SAFM.  I believe it’s particularly good clinical guidance in the arena of hormones.  But it’s also important to do testing that clearly reveals what is at play vs. creating more confusion.  Check out some common pitfalls and misunderstandings in the arena of cortisol/adrenal […]

Is the “Cortisol Steal” concept leading you astray? Tell it like it Really Is!

October 26, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

This is a common practitioner mistake!  Sometimes a miss in fundamental understanding.  And many times just a misspeak that might confuse (or even demoralize) your patients and clients. (Alas, I used to do this too.) I walked into my friend, Dr. Jeff Gladd’s, office this past Thursday and (literally) saw “the writing on the wall”. […]

The Most Powerful Pearls in Everyday Labwork

October 18, 2017 | 151 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this webinar and THESE POWERFUL IDEAS with you.  Labwork can be a key puzzle-piece in helping you to use functional medicine science to identify root causes of your patients’ challenges.  As we often say at SAFM, if you’re truly unsure, then Test, Don’t Guess.   However, labwork is only […]

Low Thyroid Function and Estrogen Dominance

October 13, 2017 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Here’s a powerful tip that will help you to support many women who seek help via a functional medicine perspective:  Be on the lookout for symptoms of low thyroid function in those who have estrogen dominance.  We talk often in our classes about the epidemic of undiagnosed hypothyroidism.  This epidemic stems from many causes…reliance on an […]

Adrenal and Thyroid Revisited: Pearls You Need to Know

October 2, 2017 | 76 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this webinar and THESE POWERFUL IDEAS with you. No matter what they do, your clients struggle with low energy, perhaps weight gain, fatigue, feeling cold, and maybe elevated LDL cholesterol? They are likely among the millions who suffer from poor thyroid function, usually in partnership with adrenal gland […]

Applying The Components of Functional Medicine to Combat Autoimmune Dysfunction and Hypothyroidism

September 26, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations to SAFM student and newly AFMC-certified practitioner, Amina!  We are celebrating her success helping a young woman struggling with many symptoms of hyperthyroid function, likely accompanied by high stress hormones.  This is a powerful case example of what is possible when you simply don’t have the option of getting deeper or more esoteric functional […]

Using Functional Medicine to Overcome Obesity, PCOS, Joint Pain and Sleeplessness

September 21, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations to SAFM student and newly AFMC-certified practitioner, Thom!  We are celebrating his success with a client suffering from infertility, PCOS, extreme obesity, joint pain, and debilitating GI symptoms secondary to gastric sleeve surgery.  Another veritable buffet of functional medicine interconnectedness! After excellent support from Thom, this wildly satisfied client lost nearly 150 lbs (and […]

Getting to the Root of Itchy, Inflamed Skin, Chronic IBS, Eczema, and More!

September 13, 2017 | 3 Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations to SAFM student and newly AFMC-certfiied practitioner, Diane!  We are celebrating her success with a client suffering from persistent inflamed and itchy skin, chronic bloating/constipation, eczema, joint pain, persistent weight gain, and more.  A veritable buffet of functional medicine interconnectedness!  Remember:  the skin outside the body is usually a reflection of balance (or lack […]

Getting to the Root of (and Relief from) Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 30, 2017 | 3 Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations, Amanda!  Check out this week’s video to learn more about her client’s success in getting relief from rheumatoid arthritis.  This is one of a series of videos celebrating the success stories our students used in their AFMC certification case studies. There are several common infectious triggers for rheumatoid arthritis, and the immune system being […]