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  Why do some people seem unaffected by – or even able to thrive under – stress, while others suffer with depression, anxiety, or turn to unhealthy coping strategies like overeating? While no one factor can explain these differences entirely, emerging research about genetic variations can provide a big clue. Understanding the link between genetic…

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Typically, health coaching is treated as an “add on” in functional medicine clinics. The doctor winds up having to sell the patient on coaching. But with patients already investing in out of pocket labs, supplements, and their provider’s time, people don’t want to spend the extra money. They say things like, “Why do I need…

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  Dr. Greenblatt shared a fascinating case study during our podcast interview. The case study was not included in our First Things First, Mental Health Episode #2 podcast. I had heard Dr. Greenblatt lecture on a patient named Larry. Larry had adopted exceptionally clean nutrition and lifestyle changes. He was eating all the right things,…

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  “Nutrigenomics is preparing the patient for a deeper commitment to functional medicine’s process and partnership.” Functional Medicine can be overwhelming to both providers and patients Functional Medicine is overwhelming to both providers and patients. The provider has been tenaciously studying the functional medicine tenants, balancing their own physical, mental and emotional health, family relationships,…

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Finding the Best Pricing Model Good Medicine on the Go Ep. #4 Finding the Best Pricing Model for your Practice gave practical tips and strategies for creating a long-term, viable business model. Dr. Morris reviewed 4 Functional Medicine pricing options: Insurance, Membership-Hybrid, Cash, Direct Primary Care Model, plus how to begin practicing Functional Medicine if…

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  You just finished your first appointment with a new patient. It went a little long (2 hours, yikes!) but you’re feeling good. The patient was agreeable and open to any suggestions you made – which was a good thing, because you had a LOT of suggestions. The next week you’re surprised to see their…

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In 2006, my son was two weeks from his third birthday when I learned the dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals/chemicals, how leaky his gut was, the gut-brain axis, the opportunistic gut pathogens, the vitamin and mineral deficiencies and the high inflammatory foods I had to remove. How in the world can a nearly 3-year-old…

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Autism has so much vengeance to it; it has so much force. I went to battle with it because that’s my personality. I’ll take a bull by the horns and I’ll wrestle it down to the ground. That’s what I tried to do with Autism, and it about killed me. I learned that if I…

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Functional Medicine’s philosophy is to go upstream and understand the initiators of chronic inflammation. These initiators, dietary, emotional, hidden sources of inflammation (gut pathogens, mold, heavy metal toxicity) create the symptoms we refer to as Autism. AUTISM REMISSION I deliberately used the word “remission”. The word “recovery” is thrown around like candy in the autism…

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