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Rich Interconnectedness Between Alcohol and Sleep!

March 28, 2019 | No Comments | Greg Dawson

Have you ever wondered why some patients’ sleep is affected strongly by alcohol, while others isn’t? The interconnectedness between alcohol and poor sleep is a rich, important topic. Check out this clinical tip video for some “devil in the detail” that might surprise you! A couple of drinks helps with falling asleep but leaves you […]

Showing Your True Colors?

March 23, 2019 | 18 Comments | SAFM Team

I was visiting my Mom, my brother Rob, and his lovely wife Bonny in Memphis, TN this past weekend. Lots of fun.  Deeelicious food.  And a chance to see how spring is busting out in another part of the country. Usually epiphanies about life touch us in unexpected places.  Touchstone moments that can be easily lost […]

Sleep Myths and Truths for Practitioners

March 19, 2019 | 6 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 regularly revise our content in light of new research findings. As promised, and if you haven’t received yours already, be sure to […]

Migraine Relief AND Prevention

March 14, 2019 | 9 Comments | SAFM Team

Migraine is the most common type of neuro-vascular headache.  And it can be extremely debilitating to our clients.   Unfortunately, the most common drugs used to “treat” them can have major, long-term side effects in the GI tract which tend to create disease elsewhere.  And over-use of  drugs (too long OR too much) can actually […]

Wide Awake to Stay at 4am?

March 14, 2019 | 4 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. […]

New Menopausal Client: Where to Begin?

March 1, 2019 | 7 Comments | Marketing 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.) PRACTITIONER QUESTION: My client is 53 years old and has just gone through menopause (no period for 1 year).  I […]

Advanced Supplement Pearls for Practitioners

February 20, 2019 | 10 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 […]

A Powerful Tool for PCOS

February 13, 2019 | 11 Comments | Marketing Team

In this week’s video, I focus on PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), a fancy name for a hormonal imbalance that affects a reported ~10% of women, a woefully low estimate in my opinion. The estrogen dominance (and often excess androgens) present in these women will lead to many states of dis-ease downstream. It’s an important one […]

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 […]