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Post-COVID syndrome and Intra-COVID Leadership: Inspiration for Practitioners

January 13, 2021 | 130 Comments | Cheryl Wooster

Hi! Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video about Post-Covid Syndrome and Intra-Covid Leadership: Inspiration for Practitioners. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away. Here are some of the things we’ll be […]

Food Sensitivities: What, Why, and How

January 11, 2021 | 13 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 client needs…  Unlimited access is included as part of our Core 101 Semester program.) Student Question: Hi Tracy! I have a new client – a  46-year-old lady who is literally allergic/sensitive to every good […]

Gratitude in Client Success

December 30, 2020 | 4 Comments | Greg Dawson

2020 has been challenging on many levels. So much of the media is focused on fear and the negative aspects of these challenges. But there has also been much good, much breakthrough – much opportunity for lasting impact! – that has come from this strange and wondrous year. The pandemic shines a light on how […]

Rapid Relief for Urinary Tract Infections (the dreaded UTI)

December 17, 2020 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

Help your clients to avoid unnecessary courses of antibiotics! I recommend a trio of uva ursi, d-mannose, and alkalizing the urine.  D-mannose (a nonabsorbed sugar) is released from the body via urine and releases the bacterial grip on the lining of the urinary tract.  Uva ursi is a potent, herbal antibacterial.  You may learn more about […]

Supplement Myths and Truths for Practitioners

December 9, 2020 | 209 Comments | Cheryl Wooster

Hi! Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video about Supplement Myths and Truths for Practitioners. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away. Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing: Liposomal? […]

Yes, Magnesium! And here’s Why and How

November 23, 2020 | 64 Comments | SAFM Team

Tightness, tension, spasm…  Throughout the body, these symptoms are often a sign of insufficient magnesium.   Magnesium functions as a bit of a “master” electrolyte in this case because it directly controls the pump that allows potassium to flow into the cell (where benefits can actually be experienced).  Especially because it is increasingly less prevalent […]

Surprising Things I Am Grateful For

November 22, 2020 | 72 Comments | Marketing Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you. In celebration of Thanksgiving this month here in the US, Tracy will share in this month’s FB Live some powerful and perhaps unexpected things she is grateful for through the functional medicine lens. Although you may already be a […]

Hypothyroidism and Bones

November 17, 2020 | No Comments | Greg Dawson

 “Sluggish thyroid, sluggish anything; maybe sluggish everything”. Even sluggish bones! Practitioners know that hyperthyroidism can negatively affect bone density – increasing the risk for both osteopenia and osteoporosis. But few understand that hypothyroidism can also play a powerful role in these dysfunctions. Think about it. Hypothyroidism is rampant. Especially when subclinical. With the inadequate […]

Poor Gut – Poor Bones

November 11, 2020 | No Comments | Greg Dawson

 Yes, disease begins in the gut. Again.  I’m sure you’ve heard of LPS and IL-6. But you might be surprised at their direct impact on systemic diseases, including long-term bone health! Check out this clinical tip video for details. Like the rest of the body, bones go through a life-long cycle of resorption and […]

Powerful Practitioner Pearls for Bone Health

November 4, 2020 | 157 Comments | Cheryl Wooster

Hi! Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video about Powerful Practitioner Pearls for Bone Health. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away. Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing: The […]