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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, […]

Insomnia: Relief for Night-time Racing Mind

November 21, 2013 | 46 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 […]

Is Weight Loss Harming Your Clients? Plateaus, Pain, Depression, and Toxicity

November 10, 2013 | 11 Comments | SAFM Team

 Weight loss (especially hip, thigh, and belly fat) is a common client and patient focus area.  Sometimes they are unable to move beyond a loss plateau along their journey, or they inexplicably start to gain weight back.   Or their debilitating symptoms get worse!  Because we store many dangerous and ubiquitous toxins in our […]

Blood Sugar: Surprising #1 Key Concept your At-Risk Clients Need to Know

November 9, 2013 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

Did you catch the first video in this series? Most physicians still rely on fasting glucose to indicate when a patient has a problem with blood sugar management that needs more investigation.  Most often chronically elevated blood sugar is caused by insulin resistance.  Unfortunately, fasting glucose elevated outside the typical reference range happens after insulin […]

The Really Big Thing I was Missing Before the Six-Figure Success

November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

 In addition to teaching at SAFM, I have gained a lot of experience being a health coach myself. I have put together this series of videos to help you, coming from the viewpoint of the experience I have gained in my own practice. I am super passionate about helping practitioners who are up and […]

Congestion Relief for Allergies and Colds

October 15, 2013 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

  Typical anti-histamine medications can leave our patients and clients feeling drugged, sleepy, or foggy-brained.  They can have other potent (but seldom publicized) side effects such as dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, or making an enlarged prostate or a yeast infection worse. I encourage my clients to avoid them whenever possible. Quercetin is a natural extract from […]

Iron, Anemia, and Absorption

September 18, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

I hope you found this short video helpful in advising your anemic clients and patients how to maximize their iron absorption.  Here are some additional information sources which might be helpful: This is a write-up from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about how calcium impairs iron absorption  and also the fact that coffee impairs […]

Hypertension Drug-Driven Deficiencies: Beta Blockers

August 25, 2013 | 9 Comments | SAFM Team

 I hope you found this quick clinical tip helpful!  Beta blockers are one of the most popular drug prescriptions for hypertension or chronically elevated blood pressure.  They are also prescribed for other cardiac challenges such as angina or atrial fibrillation (which is often caused by magnesium deficiency – but that’s another video for another […]

Natural Pain Killers: NSAID Alternatives

August 14, 2013 | 58 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Tracy, what do you recommend to your clients who need routine over-the-counter pain medication?  Are there natural alternatives that really work?  And what’s the difference between drugs like Tylenol and Advil and Aleve?  I have heard that these are actually much more dangerous than we think, but I am not sure I can explain […]