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“What I really want to know is how in the hell did my doctor miss that?”‏

December 31, 2014 | No Comments | SAFM Team

One of the things our students are sometimes most shocked about is how often the clinical breakthrough that helps a patient or client to feel fantastic is actually quite simple. No extensive battery of tests required. No complicated work-ups.  No expensive supplements. Just a keen insight into each case and the right kind of know-how. […]

The Most Important Component of your Business Plan

December 22, 2014 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

As you think about what to prioritize amidst all the components of your practice, I strongly believe this one is the most important!  Is this at the top of your priority list? P.S. If you know that healthcare must be transformed to be sustainable and effective, and you believe strongly that Functional Medicine is key […]

Case Study: Sore Throat, Intermittent Achiness, Heartburn, Insomnia

December 17, 2014 | No Comments | SAFM Team

(This is a sample entry from the SAFM Q&A Treasure Chest with hundreds of entries to support students with their client needs…  Unlimited access is included as part of the SAFM Core 101 Semester program.) Student Question:   Hi Tracy, I would appreciate your comments about this case. A 52 yr old male, happily married […]

What you DON’T need to Have to be Wildly Successful!

November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Lots of practitioners participate in a lot of different advanced training programs.  The real measure of benefit and success, of course, is not what you have studied but rather what you are able to DO with what you learn.  I have seen many coaches frustrated with having invested in program after program that didn’t have […]

Practice YOUR Clinical Know-How in this Real Client Case Study!

October 26, 2014 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

This video is aimed at helping the Health Coaches among us but it can really be very useful information for all practitioners. I offer some really valuable insights into how I personally grew my health coaching practice and how you can grow your practices as well. In this video, after the intro (around 4:15), I […]

Vitamin D and Magnesium Interconnectedness

October 12, 2014 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Magnesium is required to convert Vitamin D into its active form in the bloodstream.  As a result, Vitamin D supplementation (especially  high-dose) may actually cause or exacerbate magnesium deficiency.  It can be an major disruption in your quest to create a wildly-satisfied client if someone who begins using  a Vitamin D supplement suddenly starts having […]

More Misleading Medical Media: Gluten Sensitivity

May 30, 2014 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

  Our clients often come to us looking for interpretation guidance – and perhaps a bit of sanity – in light of the mounting wave of sensational medical media headlines.  This installment from Forbes (“Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist”, 5/15/14) quickly triggered more than a dozen inquires from my own clients.  Especially when someone has […]

Toothpaste, City Water, Hypothyroid, and Insomnia: Possible Connections?

December 26, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

 I am sure that you, like me, often work with women patients and clients who wrestle with a familiar cluster of symptoms:  low energy, often feeling cold, sluggish metabolism, trouble losing extra weight, constipation, elevated triglycerides, and hair loss, especially the outer one-third of the eyebrows.  Hormone imbalance is extremely common, especially among women, […]

Chronic Post Nasal Drip: Missing a Simple Solution?

November 30, 2013 | 10 Comments | SAFM Team

  Chronic post nasal drip (PND) can be a particularly annoying symptom in our clients.  Or sometimes they aren’t even aware of it until I point out how often they seem to need to clear their throat.  Either way, it can be a receipt for digestive issues or being more prone to viral or bacterial […]

Insomnia: Relief for Night-time Racing Mind

November 21, 2013 | 44 Comments | SAFM Team

 With new clients, there are two high-impact symptoms that I prioritize and address rapidly and aggressively:  constipation and insomnia (or poor-quality sleep).  To become wildly satisfied clients, they need to see major results – and fast.  Helping your clients to get quick relief increases their confidence in you as a practitioner and also their faith in […]