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

June 25, 2017 | 2 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 | 10 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 […]

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 […]

Showing Your True Colors?

March 30, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

I was visiting my Mom, my brother Rob, and his lovely wife Bonny in Memphis, TN this past weekend. Lots of fun.  Deeelicious food.  And a chance to see how spring is busting out in another part of the country. Usually epiphanies about life touch us in unexpected places.  Touchstone moments that can be easily lost […]

Vitamin D cause Hot Flashes?

March 19, 2017 | 12 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 […]

Surprising Hormone Truths

March 4, 2017 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

Hormone imbalance is often an upstream root cause in many of our patients’ challenges.  We know this.  Our challenge is that so much practitioner education overly simplifies hormone dynamics.  Sure, distilling information down to core pearls is a worthy goal (one I am very passionate about).  But many times, information is simplified to the point […]