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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 […]

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

April 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

April 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 […]

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 […]

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

April 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 […]

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 […]

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

March 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 […]

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 | 14 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 | 16 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 […]