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Tag: root causes

Seeing the Big Picture is always helpful The Institute for Functional Medicine and private practices create amazing patient materials. I think of the patient tools as “Stars” and this Functional Medicine Care Planner as the “Constellation.” The Functional Medicine Care Planner is a tool to document, track, and budget all of the pieces to the…

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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 follow-up…

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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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