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Low Thyroid Function and Estrogen Dominance

October 13, 2017 | 10 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: 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 […]

Why They Keep Coming Back: Education, but in a Certain Way!

June 25, 2017 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

In my experience, there are three things that our patients and clients most want from us over the long haul.  Sure, they want to feel better.  And sooner rather than later!  But the *way* in which we support them – and the value we keep giving them *after* they start feeling better – is critical as […]

Toxicity Truths – Powerful Functional Medicine Insight

June 10, 2017 | 50 Comments | SAFM Team

It’s definitely one of the most common, true root causes of disease:  Toxicity. In today’s modern “better living through chemistry” world, we may be exposed to more toxic threats on a daily basis than early man had to deal with over a year – or even a lifetime.   Toxicity is an important functional medicine […]

Glyphosate Toxicity: Why You Should Worry

June 3, 2017 | 12 Comments | Shannon Vanasse

What’s the impact of not being regularly in touch with your potential new patient/clients? Likely big, missed opportunities. What about being in touch with saccharine “everyday”, generic wellness guidance that people can get anywhere? Almost as bad! It’s a mistake I see many practitioners of all types make on a regular basis.  If you want […]

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 […]

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 […]