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Microbes, loose stools and fat malabsorption

March 16, 2016 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

A Quick Clinical Tip of the day! Many gut microbial infections or overgrowths can cause malabsorption of fats in the intestines.  When your client/patient generally talks about “diarrhea” or loose stools, dive deeper into the discussion and understand the details.  High fecal fat will usually make stools a bit loose, but also lighter in color […]

Educate, Educate, Educate, but Don’t …..

March 6, 2016 | 3 Comments | SAFM Team

 In this video, I share some tips on how to build and sustain such a strong and empowered partnership with your clients and patients that they renew their programs with you over and over and over again.  This can rapidly build a wildly successful practice.  I have had dozens of clients stay with me […]

Interconnectedness of Gout

March 2, 2016 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

A Quick Clinical Tip of the day! For your clients who suffer from gout, you can help them to find rapid relief with tart cherry extract.   Remember: it’s got to be tart cherry (not your everyday late summer produce aisle offering).  Studies show tart cherry can lower uric acid, reduce C-reactive protein (CRP), and cause less frequent gout […]

NSAIDS: The Hidden Root Cause?

February 29, 2016 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn, Aleve, Aspirin…. Make sure you do a thorough medication history with your new clients and patients.  It’s amazing how an extended course of NSAID over-the-counter painkillers can be a key root cause of downstream disease, dysfunction, and imbalance in the body.  And most people don’t even think to mention it to you, […]

Hydration: Beyond “Drink More Water”

February 16, 2016 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Most of us cover the importance of drinking more water early on in our client or patient education efforts.  After clients have gotten rid of the soda and are choosing natural beverages and are drinking more water, however, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take the topic of hydration to another level.  Clients who are […]

Woohoo! They’re cooking at home. But using what?

January 27, 2016 | 7 Comments | SAFM Team

Even a patient or client who is consuming an organic, whole, natural foods diet (and prioritizing wellness in their life in so many other areas) can still make the mistake of choosing cheap, potentially toxic cookware.  I have been surprised by clients’ lack of awareness of this topic many times.  It’s a more esoteric topic that I […]

Containers: the Devil in the Detail

January 27, 2016 | No Comments | SAFM Team

If you want clients to renew their program with you again and again, you’ve got to set yourself apart from other practitioners.  Many of our clients and patients are already quite savvy about wellness.   What can you share with them that they don’t already know?  They want us to present them with interesting, empowering, […]

Gas and Bloating Relief for Clients with IBS

January 5, 2016 | 15 Comments | SAFM Team

Too many practitioners jump to probiotics for initial IBS relief.  This is a mistake because, in some cases, they can actually make your patient’s or client’s symptoms worse!   The majority of true IBS is caused by an overgrowth of predominant/beneficial bacteria in the gut (see more below).  Adding more microbes to the mix with […]

Getting Smart about Labwork

December 16, 2015 | No Comments | SAFM Team

In the case of labwork, the old adage definitely applies:  the devil is in the detail.  Markers supposedly measuring the same substance or dynamic in the body can be dramatically different (and accurate or not!) based on the form in which they are assessed.  Check out this clinical tip video to learn more about cellular […]

Intestinal Permeability: the AutoImmune Connection

November 16, 2015 | 16 Comments | SAFM Team

Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, …. These types of dis-ease in the body seem so different because they attack different parts of the body. However, they are all actually caused by dysfunction of the immune system – an overwrought, confused immune system. The brain, the thyroid, the skin, the joints, etc. are just the various […]