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Exploring Anxiety through the Functional Medicine Lens: A Deep Dive for Practitioners


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 regularly revise our content in light of new research findings.

This information is CRITICAL for ALL practitioner modalities.

Are you confident in Anxiety as seen through the functional medicine lens?

Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away.

Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:

  • We know it’s Not all in their head (but it Might all be in their gut).
  • What is THE number-one everyday thing that can resolve anxiety? (No, it’s not magnesium).
  • Which comes first: anxiety or disease? (the answer is Yes!)
  • How too many or too few neurotransmitters CAN indeed be a root cause! (But not nearly as often as you think).
  • Impairment of ________ can drive up anxiety all on its own. And be at the root of both chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. (Nope, we’re not talkin’ serotonin this time).
  • The Biggest pitfall in Black-and-White thinking that we see savvy practitioners’ trip into All the time!
  • Chronic stress. (Yep, we talk about it all the time. But do you Really understand what is happening on a detailed biochemical level?)
  • The three hormones imbalances that can – and do – promote Anxiety. Often.
  • The surprising nutrients that can either reduce or cause anxiety and how the same nutrient that supports lowering anxiety can also cause it (I’ve got a whole list; get Beyond magnesium!).
  • What’s on your clients’ and patients’ dinner plate could be the Biggest root cause of their anxiety (Yep, sugar is on the list, but it’s among other heavy hitters that may surprise you!)

Thank you very much for joining in the fun and learning!

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110 Questions for “Exploring Anxiety through the Functional Medicine Lens: A Deep Dive for Practitioners”

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  1. 106
    Kim Hartmann ND says:

    I have a patient who reacts adversely to all calming and GABA promoting supplementation. Causes very Glutamate=like sx; panic, anxiety, flushing, elevated heart rate, racing mind, insomnia. Urine metabolites show Glutamate 4x upper limit. We’ve tried Mag & B6, L-Theanine, Passionflower, adaptogens, etc.. All makes worse. We are detoxing mold, which I believe is one of the major causes of elevated Glutamate. Any other reasons body may react adversely to calming/GABA supplementation?

  2. 105
    Tina says:

    Hello! How can I listen to this? I would love to be able to view it please.

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      SAFM Team says:

      Yes, the video archive is indeed available to you to view at any time! Just look for the video frame below the postscript under Tracy’s signature. If it is not appearing for you, it may be that your network bandwidth is not sufficient to allow it to load. You may wish to try again at another time or with another device.

  3. 104
    Janet Kirch (aka Kirchheimer) says:

    What I found most interesting was the variety of different supplements that help anxiety. L-theronate, Taurine, L Theanine to name 3. How do you determine which one to use? Or is it just trial to see how each person feels. Are any based on cortisol as you mentioned as a possible issue?

    • 104.1
      SAFM Team says:

      We’re so glad that you found something new and interesting in the presentation, Janet! You’re asking fabulous questions and indeed we offer a whole Clinical Deep Dive Course on Depression and Anxiety Solutions: that teaches what you are inquiring about. We hope to see you inside soon!

  4. 103
    Cari Williamson says:

    I found the video to be very helpful in many ways. I liked that there were several examples of what might cause anxiety and the specific explanations of why. I found the recommendation to stop drinking coffee at 10.00 AM but to then drink green tea to be very interesting advise! Cari W.

  5. 102
    Leah Hope says:

    Gratitude journaling is the pearl for me!
    Great information.

  6. 101
    Elise Bender says:

    I am a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree. Do you have any RNs in your program?
    Your FB live mentioned how SSRIs can create a depletion over time of serotonin. How do you safely help a patient to get off of these?

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