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Our Signature Program of Study – Core 101 Semester

November 14, 2017 | 120 Comments | SAFM Team

Are you looking to take your practice to the next level and grow exponentially? The Core 101 Semester is our signature program of study, built to help practitioners achieve dramatically better patient outcomes, which can lead to an influx of patients organically, especially via qualified referrals.  (How does having a perpetual patient wait list for your […]

Skewed Electrolyte Balance: the Body’s Purposeful Stress Response

November 9, 2017 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Stress doesn’t just affect hormones and metabolism; sustained stress also effects electrolyte balance.  And it happens on purpose!  As I often say during SAFM courses, the body is not a “dumb bucket”.  It is constantly orchestrating a systemic response to help us to thrive in the environment in which we are asking it to live.  […]

Sleep Remedies that Work: Neurotransmitters and Hormones

November 7, 2017 | 49 Comments | SAFM Team

We all know it: high-quality sleep is vital to every client’s healing. While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins, repair damaged tissue, generate vital white blood cells for […]

Common Pitfalls in Adrenal/Cortisol Testing. Don’t Fall in them too!

November 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Test; don’t Guess!  It’s a common mantra heard among practitioners here at SAFM.  I believe it’s particularly good clinical guidance in the arena of hormones.  But it’s also important to do testing that clearly reveals what is at play vs. creating more confusion.  Check out some common pitfalls and misunderstandings in the arena of cortisol/adrenal […]

Is the “Cortisol Steal” concept leading you astray? Tell it like it Really Is!

October 26, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

This is a common practitioner mistake!  Sometimes a miss in fundamental understanding.  And many times just a misspeak that might confuse (or even demoralize) your patients and clients. (Alas, I used to do this too.) I walked into my friend, Dr. Jeff Gladd’s, office this past Thursday and (literally) saw “the writing on the wall”. […]

The Most Powerful Pearls in Everyday Labwork

October 18, 2017 | 155 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this webinar and THESE POWERFUL IDEAS with you.  Labwork can be a key puzzle-piece in helping you to use functional medicine science to identify root causes of your patients’ challenges.  As we often say at SAFM, if you’re truly unsure, then Test, Don’t Guess.   However, labwork is only […]

Low Thyroid Function and Estrogen Dominance

October 13, 2017 | 6 Comments | SAFM Team

Here’s a powerful tip that will help you to support many women who seek help via a functional medicine perspective:  Be on the lookout for symptoms of low thyroid function in those who have estrogen dominance.  We talk often in our classes about the epidemic of undiagnosed hypothyroidism.  This epidemic stems from many causes…reliance on an […]

Adrenal and Thyroid Revisited: Pearls You Need to Know

October 2, 2017 | 76 Comments | SAFM Team

Hi! I am so excited to share this webinar and THESE POWERFUL IDEAS with you. No matter what they do, your clients struggle with low energy, perhaps weight gain, fatigue, feeling cold, and maybe elevated LDL cholesterol? They are likely among the millions who suffer from poor thyroid function, usually in partnership with adrenal gland […]

Thiamine, Magnesium and Alcohol

August 8, 2017 | 6 Comments | SAFM Team

A Quick Clinical Tip of the day! Thiamine, Magnesium, and Alcohol. We all have clients who over-consume alcohol. They don’t identify as alcoholics and don’t exhibit overtly dysfunctional or addictive behavior. However, regular alcohol intake (usually daily) can cause serious nutrient depletion in some people, *even if they aren’t consuming much at a time*. In […]

All about Gut Health Interconnectedness and it’s Effects on the Rest of the Body

June 26, 2017 | 57 Comments | SAFM Team

Join Tracy LIVE on Facebook Feb. 8! Be sure to take advantage of this free training opportunity: Gut Health Interconnectedness. Some of the stealthy ways the gut affects the rest of the body may surprise you! She will cover a few functional medicine basics but also some unexpected connections such as: Insidious Gut connections to Fibromyalgia, Chronic […]