Search SAFM

What can YOU learn from Julie’s case?


Good day to you!

Today we continue the series of videos celebrating a few of our AFMC-certified practitioners – and key clinical insights we can all take away from their excellent case study assessments.

You will surely walk away with a string of pearls from this series.  In this video, look for key insights about hormones, insulin resistance, estrogen dominance, testosterone metabolism (and how zinc levels can affect it), androgen dominance, hypothyroidism, xenoestrogens, and unexpected root causes of an elevated hsCRP level.   Be on the lookout for these connections in your own patients and clients too.

Congratulations to Julie Farrelly, Nurse Practitioner (her practice is, an SAFM student with an active practice in Australia, and her excellent work with a 19-year-old young woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Hypothyroidism, Morbid Obesity, Low-grade Inflammatory symptoms, and occasional Irritable Bowel Symptoms.  Indeed a complex one!
Check out the video and see what surprises you…

If you missed the first video in this series, click here to watch Davina’s case.

Thank you so much for joining in.  I wish you well in your practice growth!

Here at SAFM, we offer an optional, two-year certification program called AFMC, Applied Functional Medicine for Coaching. It’s a rigorous process that gives practitioners a chance to demonstrate 2 powerful milestones:  (1) that they’ve completed two semesters of SAFM education and (2)  that they’ve practiced using this knowledge with enough of their own patients/clients to have developed some really solid skills.  It’s an awesome achievement!   And a delight for me to see over and over again just how astute our graduates become via an SAFM education and their commitment to practice-practice-practice their skills – from nurse practitioners to health coaches to nutritionists to physicians.
* If you would like further information about our certification program and how it distinguishes a practitioner from his or her peers, read more here.
** If you would like information about the SAFM Semester Program that qualifies you to seek this certification, learn more here.



P.S. If you know that healthcare must be transformed to be sustainable and effective, and you believe strongly that Functional Medicine is key to making that happen, we urge you to learn about our semester program.

If you haven’t done so already, sign up to receive weekly clinical tips like this via email, and you’ll also get automatic access to a free mini clinical course.

Like us on Facebook to get more great clinical tips and to get notifications of my next Facebook Live!


4 Questions for “What can YOU learn from Julie’s case?”

  1. 3
    Veronika Bar says:

    I love these under-ten-minutes rich cases! Thank you

  2. 2
    Kathi Winker says:

    I am drooling. This is so great. Let the lab geekness shine. Thank you so much for this pearl!

  3. 1
    Anthony J Llabres says:

    Excellent Julie!!!

Ask a Question

Practitioner clarification questions are welcome! Please do not post personal case inquiries.