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Yes, Magnesium! And here’s Why and How

February 7, 2019 | 46 Comments | SAFM Team

Tightness, tension, spasm,…throughout the body, these symptoms are often a sign of insufficient magnesium in our clients.   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 […]

Don’t Miss Vitamin B12 Deficiency

February 6, 2019 | 26 Comments | SAFM Team

Neural transmission requires substantial levels of Vitamin B12.  By looking at everyday “annual physical” labwork, we quickly saw that Cheryl’s B12 was likely VERY suboptimal (in the mid 300s).  That is, within reference range!  But not nearly optimal.  The drivers for her were unfortunately common:  insufficient stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) and ongoing use of the diabetes […]

The Biggest Myths about Supplements

January 30, 2019 | 67 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you. At SAFM we honor that scientific knowledge is always evolving. That’s why we are always revising our content in light of new research findings. [Wanting to take your practice to the next level? Then click here to […]

Kidney Stones – Remedy and Recurrence

January 21, 2019 | 2 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, […]

Breast Pain and Fibroid Relief

December 29, 2018 | 20 Comments | SAFM Team

Melissa walked into my office and immediately exclaimed, “I absolutely cannot believe it.   I’ve got my boobs back!” Now that’s a wildly-satisfied client! After just six weeks of focus, Melissa’s highly sensitive and “lumpy” breasts were pain-free and softer – clearly healing.  An unfortunately common symptom in our female clients, fibrocystic breasts are a […]

What am I Grateful for? You’ll be Surprised!

December 12, 2018 | 69 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case. With the Thanksgiving holiday just past here in the […]

Myths and Truths about Plaque

October 29, 2018 | No Comments | Marketing Team

Good day to you! In this week’s clinical tip, you will find some juicy facts and fiction that surround the notion of Plaque and a new perspective on why it occurs (biofilm?).  I bet you’re surprised with some of the pearls in this one! Here are some links to a few of the concepts I cover: Vitamin […]

Community – Perhaps the most important kind of Medicine

October 25, 2018 | 56 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case. In this presentation, I’ll share a few staples but […]

Blood-Sugar-Busting Berberine: a Diabetes Solution

October 21, 2018 | 70 Comments | SAFM Team

  Insulin resistance, the common root cause of Type 2 Diabetes, is truly epidemic in our society.  Whether we realize it yet or not, I believe every one of us has a practice loaded with patients or clients with suboptimal blood sugar control and related metabolic issues.   The good news is that Type 2 diabetes […]

Asthma, Allergies and Joint Pain

October 5, 2018 | 12 Comments | SAFM Team

(This is another rich, 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.) Student Question: Tracy, I have a 51 y/o client who has been seeing a naturopathic doctor for Asthma, Allergies, […]