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Secrets to Wildly Satisfying a Client

May 5, 2017 | 75 Comments | SAFM Team

Thank you for joining us! This pearl-packed video includes dozens of practical tips I have learned over a decade of practice – and supporting thousands of patients a clients of my own and of our students.  There are specific steps involved in wildly (vs. mildly) satisfying the clients and patients you serve. Check out what […]

Applying The Components of Functional Medicine to Combat Autoimmune Dysfunction and Hypothyroidism

April 26, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations to SAFM student and newly AFMC-certified practitioner, Amina!  We are celebrating her success helping a young woman struggling with many symptoms of hyperthyroid function, likely accompanied by high stress hormones.  This is a powerful case example of what is possible when you simply don’t have the option of getting deeper or more esoteric functional […]

Using Functional Medicine to Overcome Obesity, PCOS, Joint Pain and Sleeplessness

April 21, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations to SAFM student and newly AFMC-certified practitioner, Thom!  We are celebrating his success with a client suffering from infertility, PCOS, extreme obesity, joint pain, and debilitating GI symptoms secondary to gastric sleeve surgery.  Another veritable buffet of functional medicine interconnectedness! After excellent support from Thom, this wildly satisfied client lost nearly 150 lbs (and […]

Are You a Nocebo?

April 21, 2017 | 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 […]

Pulmonary Hypertension: Where to Focus?

April 2, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

(This is a 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: A potential client of mine was just diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and given a depressing prognosis. Are you […]

Getting to the Root of (and Relief from) Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 30, 2017 | 5 Comments | SAFM Team

Congratulations, Amanda!  Check out this week’s video to learn more about her client’s success in getting relief from rheumatoid arthritis.  This is one of a series of videos celebrating the success stories our students used in their AFMC certification case studies. There are several common infectious triggers for rheumatoid arthritis, and the immune system being […]

Vitamin D cause Hot Flashes?

March 19, 2017 | 16 Comments | SAFM Team

Yes, this is an example of interconnectedness in the body that might surprise you! Hot flashes can be a seriously debilitating client symptom – and an excellent item to focus on in bringing them rapid relief early on in your program.  I’ve written before about potential remedies for hot flashes.   But be sure you […]

Surprising Hormone Truths

March 4, 2017 | 19 Comments | SAFM Team

Hormone imbalance is often an upstream root cause in many of our patients’ challenges.  We know this.  Our challenge is that so much practitioner education overly simplifies hormone dynamics.  Sure, distilling information down to core pearls is a worthy goal (one I am very passionate about).  But many times, information is simplified to the point […]

The Power of Organic Acids Testing

February 13, 2017 | No Comments | SAFM Team

As a practitioner, you already know this:  labwork data is helpful.   Sometimes, very helpful. Many of you have heard me say it a hundred times: Test; don’t Guess.  Wherever possible, I recommend we use objective lab data to help identify the root causes of our patients’ dis-ease, imbalance, and blockage. Sure, it’s only one part […]

Acid Reflux Truths and Myths

February 2, 2017 | 21 Comments | rec1

In the center of your chest, there is a small, muscular tunnel that separates the end of your esophagus from your stomach. Think of it like a fist that can be closed tightly or loosely. It’s called your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When you’re eating, the fist should be open and loose, so food can […]