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Welcome to SAFM’s public education resource! We invite you to explore hundreds of posts on all sorts of topics from various dis-ease states to lab work to supplementation to case studies.  Our mission is to offer you the knowledge and references that can better-prepare you to serve your patients and clients.

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Kidney Stones – Remedy and Recurrence

August 11, 2020 | 6 Comments | Marketing Team

(Another sample entry from our Q&A Treasure chest, a database with hundreds of entries to support students with their patient and client work.  Unlimited access is included as part of our Core 101 Semester program.) A question from a Practitioner: I have a client with obesity and challenges with blood sugar control. She has bursitis, […]

AFMC Certified Practitioner Celebration Series – MTHFR

July 25, 2020 | 2 Comments | Greg Dawson

  Good day to you! Today we continue to share videos celebrating a few of our newly AFMC-certified practitioners – and key clinical pearls we can all take from their excellent case study assessments. This one features a woman in her late 60’s who was looking for support to stop the progress of cardiovascular disease […]

Deep Dive on Cardiovascular Myths and Truths for Practitioners

July 15, 2020 | 196 Comments | Marketing Team

Hi! Are you confident in your knowledge of Cardiovascular Myths & Truths, as seen through the functional medicine lens? Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right […]

From 3 Drugs to None. Hypertension: Gone!‏

July 8, 2020 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

I am celebrating yet another client (Jane) getting rid of her hypertension – from Three medications to None. Woohoo! What did we do?  Step-by-step, primarily 6 things, over about six months in total… Decreased her sodium intake?  Nope. But Jane did need more potassium.  In her cells.  She was eating enough potassium via fruits and vegetables, […]

Deep Dive on Beyond the Science: Practitioner Pitfalls and Best Practices

June 17, 2020 | 176 Comments | Marketing Team

Hi! Are you confident in your knowledge of going Beyond the Science, as seen through the functional medicine lens? Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right […]

Are You a Nocebo?

June 17, 2020 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Long regarded as a nuisance hurdle in pharmaceutical drug testing, the placebo effect is actually a powerful tool that can be harnessed and amplified. In the same way, a nocebo effect (that is, the expectation of a negative result) can turn uncertainty or fear and into dis-ease. In many ways, the Body follows the Mind. A […]

Deep Dive on Powerful Asthma Pearls for Practitioners

May 20, 2020 | 132 Comments | Marketing Team

Hi! Are you confident in your knowledge of asthma, as seen through the functional medicine lens? Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away. Here are […]

Their Vitamin D Won’t Come Up?!

May 17, 2020 | 9 Comments | SAFM Team

Here at SAFM, we frequently affirm that the old adage “you are what you eat” is far from accurate.  Actually, our nutrition is what we eat, digest, absorb, convert to final forms, and get past the cell membrane (and where relevant, into a sensitive receptor!).  Nutrients don’t act independently.  This week’s clinical tip is an […]

Wide Awake to Stay at 4am?

May 7, 2020 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

(Another sample entry from our Q&A Treasure chest, a database with hundreds of entries to support students with their patient and client work.  Unlimited access is included as part of our Core 101 Semester program.) A question from a Practitioner: A 57 year old female client and I have been working together for 2 months. […]

Powerful Depression Pearls for Practitioners

April 20, 2020 | 162 Comments | Marketing Team

Hi! According to a survey released by the American Psychiatric Association, “More than one-third of Americans say the pandemic is having a ‘serious impact’ on their mental health.” How could it not? As savvy practitioners, we know the pandemic goes way beyond the physical. We are looking for the hallmarks in our clients – keeping […]