Evolution of Medicine Podcast

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from their strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We welcome Dr. Sonza Curtis as part of our Success Leaves Clues. Dr. Curtis graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Naturopathy for Health Care Professionals.  In 2014, Dr. Curtis became one of only three Georgia doctors Certified in Functional Medicine.

In this podcast, you're going to hear about her journey from being a physicians assistant through naturopathic medicine and finally to functional medicine, and what's so exciting about this podcast is there's tons of value for anyone who's looking to take the first step on the journey towards building successful practice.

So much great stuff here in how to build a low overhead practice, some of the technology that she's learned how to use through the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator, how to keep a low overhead practice, how to build a connection with local integrative providers that now pay her rent, and just so many other ways in which Sonza has built such an amazing practice. I think there's value in here, no matter what kind of practitioner you are, and I really hope you'll enjoy it. This is part of our Success Leaves Clues podcast series, enjoy.


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from them strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We’ve really enjoyed the process of interviewing some of the doctors from our Practice Accelerator, and this week we introduce Dr. Rick Henriksen of Kestrel WellnessDr. Rick Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P. is a Salt Lake City-based, board-certified, family physician. Having returned to the U.S. from a stint in Ecuador, he was determined to do the next iteration of his practice right. Listen in as he shares his model, his progress and key learnings from the journey.

In this podcast, you will hear:

1. What to know about naming your practice and some of the thoughts he went through in creating his brand.

2. How you can avoid making the same mistakes as other practitioners.

3. What technology he uses. One thing that is unique about Dr. Henriksen’s practice is the combination of technology and home visits.

We really appreciate you being part of the Evolution of Medicine community. Enjoy!

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20From20Ecuador20to20DPC.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our popular “Success Leaves Clues” series. We feature Dr. Bill Hemmer, a chiropractor from central Illinois who is bringing functional medicine to his small hometown with a population of only 4500. It was an incredible half an hour for any health professional who is in the business of trying to transform the health of their community.

​Dr. Hemmer has been part of our Practice Accelerator ​community for the last year, and has built an incredible practice focusing on helping his community recover their health, especially using language and memes that appeal to his specific demographic. 

On this podcast you will here:

  1. Why Bill has used “the twelve-step process” and “health scoring” in a way that makes it easy for people to understand what he is doing.
  2. How Bill has used technology, including autoresponders, to educate the masses and close them into his programs consistently.
  3. Some step-by-step guides on how to set up a practice that serves a small town, and what you need to have: the health coaching and the community.
Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20A201220Step20Recovery20of20Function.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we are sharing a special interview that was part of the "11 days of Global Unity" whch featured luminaires like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Ralph Nader and many more. This interview was originally conducted by Rick Ulfik from We, The World. He interviews Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and James Maskell about the work they are doing, the future of medicine, the current state of functional medicine, and how we see medicine shifting in the rest of this century. It was a great session, and at the time we received so much feedback that people enjoyed it. The interview has not been available since the Summit ended, so we wanted to share it in this podcast.

Dr. Chatterjee is the host of the UK International Functional Forum hosted the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also the star of BBC One's "Doctor in the House" and was recently named the eighth most influential general practitioner in the UK. James is the founder of the Evolution of Medicine and the creator of the Functional Forum. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • James and Rangan's vision for transforming healthcare.
  • How "Doctor in the House" has spread to over 90 other countries.
  • What this momentum worldwide will mean for you and your practice.

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are thrilled to welcome back one of the speakers from the first Evolution of Medicine Summit. She is the publisher of What Doctors Don’t Tell You in the UK. She has been a writer, journalist, and activist for a few decades. Lynne McTaggart is the author of The Intention Experiment and The Field. Her latest book, The Power of Eight, looks at the power of small groups to heal. In Functional Medicine, we’ve seen the power of small groups with things like group visits and the work with the Saddleback Church. This book takes the idea even further, explaining how groups of people can support each other’s healing and transformation.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • How Lynne discovered the power of small groups through The Intention Experiment.
  • Why this is an important concept in the future of Functional Medicine.
  • How the Evolution of Medicine is planning to use The Power of Eight for growing the impact of practitioners in communities.
Direct download: The20Power20of20820-20How20Small20Groups20Can20Change20the20World.mp3
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This week on the podcast, the Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to welcome Mark Shapiro. Mark is host of The One and Only Podcast and the creator of Winning Weeks, an accountability program for high performing entrepreneurs.

Earlier this year, our co-founder James Maskell took Mark’s Winning Weeks program and learned a lot about what it takes to create accountability for himself and for his business. He will be sharing some of those wins on the podcast this week.

On this podcast you will learn:

  1. Why Mark chose group accountability over one-on-one coaching.
  2. How the power of the group fills the “accountability gap.”
  3. How you can take action to improve your accountability and the accountability of your patients.

Mark’s TEDx talk on social media also came out this week, and you can view it below.

http://www.areyoubeingreal.com/tedxtalk/


One of the things that James learned last week is that he has “perfect detoxification pathways”, but not all people are so lucky. A huge topic of discussion on the upcoming Summit is MTHFR. Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase is the rate-limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle, and it is encoded by the MTHFR gene. This week we welcome Sterling Hill, the founder of MTHFRsupport.com. Sterling is an educator and having found out of her personal status and what it means for her - she has been educating others about the impact of MTHFR for years.


In anticipation of our upcoming Interpreting Your Genetics Summit, our co-founder James Maskell has decided to let you listen in on his one hour genetic interpretation session for a very special podcast episode. Delivering the interpretation is Yael Joffe, RD, PhD who keynotes during the Summit itself, leading a day of discussions on nutrigenomics.

If you have ever wondered what it would look like to be part of a team delivering “genomic medicine”, here is a look under the hood. Listen in now!

This podcast is made possible by one of our Summit sponsors DNALife. There are few reasons why we chose this test, firstly because this test can only be ordered through a practitioner ensuring that the results will get a professional, responsible interpretation. Dr. Joffe was also centrally involved in creating this test, curating only those SNPs and other data points that have enough good research data to infer real meaning.

Our hope is that this session will encourage you to attend the Summit, and take advantage of the huge opportunity for the Functional Medicine community to deliver the next era of precision medicine. If nothing else, you will see that genetic interpretation can be an empowering experience.

Direct download: Yael20Joffe20-20James20Genetics20Test.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are thrilled to be starting a series of podcasts for the month of August all around our upcoming Interpreting Your Genetics summit. In the coming week, you'll get to have a look under the hood of our founder James Maskell's genetics and genomics as he goes through the process of genetic testing and interpretation by leading educators in the field.
 
This week, we feature the keynote presentation from the summit by Dr. Jeffrey Bland. You can get this talk and many other gifts by registering for the summit. In his talk, Dr. Jeffrey Bland shares his view of the current state of genetics. Even If you're not interested in genetic testing, we hope that you will take a few minutes and listen to the godfather of functional medicine, as he shares his thoughts on genomics and why it will be the catalyst for functional medicine to become the operating system for a new era of predictive preventative medicine.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • why the genomic revolution is analogous to the personal computing revolution
  • why genetics has to be a part of the new personalized medicine system
  • Dr. Bland's top takeaways from interpreting genetics 
  • why functional medicine will be the operating system for the genomic revolution
Direct download: Jeffrey_Bland.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we welcome the Mark Krasser and Anna Gannon from Expectful. Expectful provides guided meditation for fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. At the Evolution of Medicine, we often talk about the power of digital health and how it comes together with medicine to solve chronic disease. Mark and Anna join us to explain the science behind how meditation can support mom during pregnancy and labor. They also explain the deeper bond mom and baby feel, as well as, how it supports baby's health.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • the science of meditation 
  • ripple effects of teaching meditation to your unborn child
  • how you can use tech tools like this to supplement your micropractice