Evolution of Medicine Podcast

Evolution of Gastroenterology

In anticipation of this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, we bring you this special Podcast: Evolution of Gastroenterology, featuring integrative gastroenterology expert Dr. Ronald Hoffman

This presentation was given in 2014 at the Evolution of Medicine Summit, and is chock-full of digestive health and root-cause resolution clinical tips and tools for today’s functional medicine practitioner.

Tune in now to learn from one of functional medicine’s celebrated digestive health pioneers, including:

  • The connection between the GI tract, the GU tract, the urinary tract, sexual organs (specifically in women), the neurological system, the brain, mouth, nose and throat
  • An incredible story of a woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, only to find out gluten was the real culprit behind her symptoms
  • Key clinical clues into gut-related ailments and skin issues
  • What types of tests Dr. Hoffman uses to check for gut issues
  • The importance of developing “local environmental resistance” to create optimal gut ecology
  • Clinical insights on causal factors behind IBS, IBD, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut syndrome, SIBO, and more

And for more on the latest in functional gastroenterology, be sure to join us for this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, LIVE from Washington, DC.

Will you be in the DC area Monday, October 1? Click here to get 2 free tickets to the LIVE show using the coupon code “Dutch”, courtesy of our sponsor: Precision Analytical.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders

 

Direct download: Evolution20of20Gastroenterology.mp3
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Evolution of Endocrinology

In anticipation of this month’s Functional Forum, we bring you this very special Podcast: The Evolution of Endocrinology, featuring functional endocrinology expert Dr. Mark Menolascino of The Meno Clinic in Jackson Hole, WY.

This podcast was recorded several years ago for the first Evolution of Medicine Summit, and provides a wealth of clinical pearls and practical tips on today’s endocrine-driven chronic diseases.

Tune in now and get up-to-speed on the latest in functional endocrinology, including:

  • The difference between conventional medical endocrinology and functional endocrinology
  • The surprising laundry list of chronic conditions rooted in sub-optimal endocrine function including adrenal fatigue, erectile dysfunction, thyroid ailments, diabetes and more...
  • What Dr. Menolascino believes are the top 2 misunderstood and mismanaged endocrine conditions
  • The role of the gut-liver connection in hormonal function and balance
  • The real story behind the endocrine-cancer-connection
  • How and where to begin unraveling complex hormonal issues
  • ...and much more

And if you’re hungry for more information and best practices in functional endocrinology, click here to join us for this month’s Functional Forum: Evolution of Endocrinology LIVE from Minneapolis, MN.

Will you be in the Minneapolis area Monday, September 10? Click here to get 2 free tickets to the LIVE show using the coupon code “Dutch”, courtesy of our sponsor: Precision Analytical.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Functional Forum: Evolution of Endocrinology

Direct download: Evolution20of20Endocrinology.mp3
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This week’s podcast features: Daniel Schmachtenburger, co-founder and director of research and development at Neurohacker Collective, in Complexity Medicine: The Basis for a Functional Standard of Care.

Daniel is a deep thinker and researcher on how human regulatory systems function, how they break down and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience.

In this thought-provoking half-hour, we take a deep dive into the future of personalized medicine, longevity and health, including:

  • How Daniel reversed his autoimmune diagnosis by using complexity science theory and functional medicine
  • The importance of non-linear thinking and investigation in pinpointing, stopping and reversing the causal factors of complex illness
  • Definitions of the 3 tiers of disease within the homeodynamic axis
  • The three fundamental tier 1 root causes of disease based on evolutionary code
  • How functional medicine practitioners can help attract biotech companies and entrepreneurs into our space
  • Insightful tips for practitioners to gain clarity in uncovering root cause(s) in an era of complex clinical cases
  • And much more

This was a fantastically dense half-hour of clinical insights, theory and tips...so grab your notebooks (hang onto your hats), listen and subscribe to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
www.neurohackercollective.com


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, Coaching and Functional Medicine: A Match Made in Value-Based-Care-Heaven, features KNEW Health’s Director of Coaches and the founder of The School of Applied Functional Medicine, Tracy Harrison, MS.

Tracy first appeared on the Functional Forum with her “Future of Functional in Five: Health Coach Keys to the Future” in December 2016 (watch it here).

In this interview, Tracy talks about the value she’s seen in KNEW Health’s experiment of creating a new practitioner: the physician-supervised functional-medicine trained health coach.

Tune in for all details, plus some invaluable tips for doctors and health coaches, including:

  • Why Tracy believes strongly that functional medicine science alone is not enough to transform people’s health, and how health coaching helps facilitates the behavioral changes necessary to get sustainable results
  • The key role health coaches play in helping practitioners prevent burnout, focus on root cause resolution and run a profitable practice
  • An insider look at KNEW Health’s physician-supervised, functional-medicine-trained health coaching model---and how this could rapidly transform the future of medicine
  • Why “Tier Two” patients are often the ones who benefit most from health coaching
  • The inside scoop on what KNEW Health is looking for when hiring health coaches
  • ...and much more

If value in medicine is outcomes divided by cost, then the functional medicine-trained health coach could become the most valuable provider in medicine.

Want to learn more about how health coaches could help streamline your practice? Click here to listen and subscribe to the Podcast today.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The School of Applied Functional Medicine

KNEW Health


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, The Archetype Diet: Where Do Women Source Their Self-Worth? features long-time Functional Forum supporter, food coach and author of the newly released Archetype Diet, Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS.

Dana appeared on the very first Functional Forum in a comedy sketch with our co-founder, James Maskell, called: Think Pink.

Her groundbreaking new book is all about how women’s source of self-worth leads to the formation of their health and lifestyle behaviors.

Tune in for a fascinating listen on how self-worth creates or diminishes women’s health, including:

  • What Dana discovered after years of practice about why most women can’t stick to an individual nutrition plan long-term
  • The 4 key ways in which women source their self-worth, and how these archetypes influence their behaviors
  • Typical lifestyle behaviors and health issues associated with the 4 archetypes
  • How to use cognitive behavioral therapy to help your patients crack their archetype code, and thus, improve their health
  • Tips for practitioners on identifying and addressing these 4 archetypes in practice
  • And much more

If you’re a woman, or a practitioner who sees women in your practice, be sure to listen, and subscribe to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The Archetype Diet Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body by Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, Community in Action: The Evolution of Meetups, features Dr. Cynthia Thaik—the record-holder for the largest Functional Forum Meetup in Glendale, California.

Tune in today to learn Dr. Thaik’s template for growing her Meetup from zero to over 180 people in no time, including:

  • How she used the community-building principles she learned from EvoMed to get started strong—including opening events to the public
  • The key strategic relationships they created with event venues, speakers, sponsors and patients that helped build their tribe
  • The different formats they’ve used to galvanize their group and encourage collaboration
  • Their most effective social media channel for promoting their Meetup
  • Which surveys they used to get to know their audience and create targeted event topics to meet their needs
  • And so much more

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Vision Tour


In this week’s Podcast: Tour Sponsor: Genexa―The Healthier Medicine we announce our newest kNew Vision Tour sponsor: Genexa, in a special interview with CEO David Johnson, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Menolascino, MD.

Genexa is the first non-GMO, organic micro-pharmaceutical company dedicated to making healthier over-the-counter medicines free from toxic fillers, artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, gluten, lactose, petroleum and other unsavory ingredients.

And they’re on a mission to educate consumers about what’s really hiding in their OTC medications.

If you’re a practitioner who recommends OTC medicines in conjunction with supplements, OR you’re a patient who uses OTC medicines for yourself or your children, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

Tune in today and learn all about it, including:

  • How Genexa—the first organic, non-GMO micro-pharmaceutical company, got started
  • Genexa’s mission to help educate the public on avoiding toxic ingredients in medicines
  • An overview of their OTC line, including: like talc-free antacids, a menthol roll-on, disodium EDTA-free nasal sprays and clean laxative chewables for children and adults
  • A crash-course in the toxic inactive medication fillers and preservatives found in nearly all OTC pharmaceuticals, and the non-toxic ingredients Genexa uses in place of these in their line
  • How we’ll work with Genexa throughout the kNew Vision Tour to create a bridge to the 95% of Americans who rely on OTC medicines and know very little about functional medicine
  • All about Genexa’s Healthcare Influencer Network, where you can promote your practice, find support, discounts for your patients, carry Genexa in-house and more

We are so excited about what this partnership will mean for the expansion of our community and the worldwide evolution of healthcare.

To learn more, listen, subscribe or read the transcript today.

Practitioners: to learn more about getting referrals, support, discounts for your patients, how to carry Genexa in-house and more, visit: goevomed.com/genexa.

Patients: if you’re interested in getting 2 free tickets to the kNew Vision Tour, courtesy of Genexa, visit: goevomed.com/tour, select your tour date/location and enter the code “Genexa”
(first letter uppercase, the rest lowercase) to claim your two free tickets

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast:

Genexa’s Healthcare Influencer Network (for practitioners)

The kNew Vision Tour

Direct download: Tour20Sponsor20-20Genexa20-20The20Healthier20Medicine.mp3
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This week’s podcast features Sarah Morgan, MS, “The Gene Queen” and author of the new book: Buddies in my Belly: A Story About Probiotics.

In the podcast, James interviews Sarah about her fantastic new children’s book on the microbiome and her mission to make complex, medical topics easy to understand for children all ages.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Highlights about the book and how it can help educate the next generation about their body’s greatest allies
  • How the characters “Lactie,” “Bifie,” “Strepie” and “Ba-Silly” came alive in words and illustrations
  • What they discovered in their focus groups to make the book ultra-relatable, believable and fun for kids of all ages
  • How the principles and resources in this book can help your children and patients adopt healthy behaviors for life
  • Sarah’s big vision for creating “The Sesame Street of Health,” starting with the “buddies” initiative
  • And much more...

 

This book is one of our founders, James Maskell’s, favorites to read with his daughter, and it will be available in the Merch Store on the kNew Vision Tour this summer.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, parent-to-be, practitioner, teacher, child caregiver or health advocate, this book is a must-have for educating the next generation.

Learn more about the buddies in your belly by listening and subscribing to the Podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Buddies in My Belly

The kNew Vision Tour

Direct download: Buddies20in20My20Belly.mp3
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This week’s podcast features: Dr. Mat Boulé, DO, posturologist and educator in Posturology: The Missing Link in Root Cause Resolution.

Functional medicine practitioners are trained to look at health from the inside out, but Dr. Boulé has shown often you have to look from the outside in when to comes to specific conditions.

We know structure dictates function, tune in today to discover how this principle works posturally to accelerate healing and help your patients overcome complex issues, including:

 

  • A revealing list of symptoms and conditions which indicate a postural component
  • What it looks like to combine functional medicine and posturology in an initial workup
  • The influence of body position on the autonomic nervous system
  • How addressing structural issues frees up crucial energy which can then to be redirected toward speedier healing
  • 3 tips on how to identify possible postural issues in your patients
  • And more...

This week’s Podcast serves as a perfect example of why we need our whole community to help patients resolve chronic disease, MDs, DOs, DCs, PTs, and more.

Discover the power of addressing complex issues from the outside-in by listening and subscribing to the Podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative


This week’s Podcast features movement coach, lifestyle educator, nutritionist and the founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards.

In this interview, Darryl shares about the success of Primal Playa popular fitness practice that utilizes of all your natural surroundingsand his new book, Animal Moves, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate to make exercise and movement fun for the whole family.

Tune in today and discover a whole new way to exercise, including:

  • The evolutionary fitness philosophy behind the Primal Play methodology of movement as medicine
  • What a Primal Play fitness session looks like―a refreshingly stark contrast from your typical gym workout
  • An overview of the Animal Moves 28-Day movement plan, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate in just 15-30 minutes a day to make exercise a blast
  • The incredible health benefits of focusing on all types of playful animal-movement―jumping, crawling, sprinting, crouching, climbing, static poses, etc.
  • Tips on finding rewarding opportunities for natural movement within your local environment, no matter where you live
  • The key component community and family participation plays in a successful fitness routine
  • And more….

Whether you’re a practitioner interested in curating fun and innovative exercise practices for your patients or an individual looking for ways to improve you or your family’s fitness, this is a must-listen.

Bring some serious fun back into fitness routine by listening to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Animal Moves―How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life


Lifestyle Medicine in Community: By the Numbers

This week’s podcast features Dr. Mohan-pal Singh Chandan, a GP working within the NHS who we met at the Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine Conference this year.

Dr. Chandan has garnered government support to start up a community-based lifestyle medicine clinic in a poor area of inner city Birmingham, UK.

By supporting lifestyle interventions and incentivizing peer-to-peer medicine, they’ve not only seen a dramatic reduction in medical visits and pharmaceutical use, but also remissions of so-called chronic conditions throughout their pilot program.

Tune in today to see the dramatic power of lifestyle community interventions for improving patient outcomes, including:

  • How Dr. Chandan convinced his employer to fund this pilot program
  • A summary of pilot program data, like how patient empowerment led to a 20% reduction in GP visits, a 10% reduction in prescription costs and a variety of positive health outcomes for Birmingham residents
  • Dr. Chandan‘s favorite structures for facilitating successful peer-to-peer medicine
  • The special role faith-based communities play in community-based healthcare, and how those qualities can translate to any community
  • Details on how we plan to use kNew Health Cooperative to bring medicine back into communities, re-empower patients and achieve these same types of results in the United States

This impressive data from Dr. Chandan’s pilot program offers further proof that community-based health incentives and peer-to-peer support are the ultimate creators of good health.

Learn how it’s done (and how we plan to do it with kNew Health) by listening and subscribing to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative

Direct download: Lifestyle_Medicine_In_Community_-_By_The_Numbers.mp3
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This week’s podcast features our accountability group manager Nicole Villamora on the success of our Practice Accelerator’s Accountability Groups.

With spring enrollment in full-swing (and coming to an end April 27, 2018), James interviews Nicole on why the accountability groups have become a sought-after feature of the Accelerator, and why these group members are crushing it when it comes to practice development and marketing.

Tune in today and discover:

  • How the accountability groups came to be, and what we’ve learned over last 2 years to make them super valuable
  • What to expect when you join an accountability group, what’s expected of you and how the whole process works
  • Why participants in the accountability groups wind up being the most successful in creating the low-overhead, high-profit, purpose-driven practices they want
  • Success stories as-told by Nicole from participants
  • And much more…

At EvoMed, we’re all about harnessing the power of community to accelerate our movement forward---these groups were created in that same spirit (and they cost a heck of a lot less than hiring a personal business coach).

Open enrollment in the Practice Accelerator is on through April 27, 2018. To learn more, click here to download the program brochure.

Direct download: Success_Leaves_Clues_-_Accountability_Groups.mp3
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This week’s podcast features professional athlete, explorer and 2X record-holder Colin O’Brady in: Overcoming Massive Odds to Change the World.

While we typically feature doctors and experts from within our industry on the podcast, Colin’s background, story and mission run in perfect parallel with our kNew vision for American healthcare.

Tune in today for one of the most inspirational comeback stories you’ll ever hear, including:

  • How Colin overcame severe burns to over 25% of his body and the prognosis of “never walking again”, and went on to become a record-shattering professional athlete, explorer and philanthropist
  • What he credits as being key in his recovery of body and mindset (hint: integrative medicine played a role)
  • The inside-story on what compelled and motivated him to complete (and win) some of the world’s most grueling athletic competitions, including the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” mountaineering challenge
  • How his core desire to help eradicate childhood obesity drove him to push himself beyond perceived physical barriers, and inspired him to found his non-profit: Beyond72
  • Plus, learn how you can join Colin in his commitment to inspire America’s health and fitness in his Forest-Gump-style state-by-state mountain-climbing tour this summer

Those of us who have answered the call to evolve the future of healthcare know what it feels like to be up against all-odds.

But, if stories like Colin’s teach us anything, it’s that our cause is nowhere near impossible and we can all do more to change the world.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative

Beyond72

Colinobrady.com

Direct download: Overcoming20Massive20Odds20to20Change20the20World.mp3
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This week’s podcast features Darrin Ingles, ND and author of the new book: The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease.

It’s been almost 4 years since we’ve featured Lyme Disease in our content, and its prevalence has only increased―with cases popping up all over the world.

If you work with Lyme Disease in your practice or are battling the disease yourself, tune in today to discover Dr. Ingles’ most up-to-date and effective solutions for beating Lyme Disease, including:

  • A sneak-preview of Dr. Ingles’ 5-step plan for healing Lyme Disease
  • The specific diet that works best for Lyme Disease patients
  • The top targeted herbal therapies to treat the infection, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, address autoimmune-related conditions and more
  • Key environmental factors that exacerbate Lyme Disease, suppress the immune system and can even masquerade as Lyme
  • How to get a copy of Dr. Ingles new book: The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease
  • And much more...

Despite the growing prevalence of Lyme Disease, there are very few practitioners―integrative or otherwise―who understand how to detect it, diagnose it and address its insidious symptoms and co-infections at their roots.

Whether you’re a practitioner or patient, the information in this show will help you better understanding Lyme Disease and the most effective, up-to-date therapies to help you beat it.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease

Direct download: The_Lyme_Solution_-_A_Functional_Approach.mp3
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This week’s podcast Where Do CEOs Go for High Performance continues our theme of employer health.

In this show, we feature Dr. Ronald Brown, MD and his CEO Seth Conger of Carolina Healthspan Institute in Charlotte. 

Dr. Brown and team have created a unique Bredesen-style brain health protocol combining functional medicine and neurofeedback; which has flooded his practice with high-performing CEOs, executives, athletes and business owners.

Tune in today and discover the keys to building a sustainable and wildly successful cognitive health practice, including:

  • How they cornered their local market and reached high-level patients by offering neurofeedback, bioidentical hormones and functional medicine in one place
  • What’s made them so successful in reversing cognitive decline in patients in an efficient and predictable fashion
  • How their signature programs have helped those with cognitive decline, PTSD, head injuries and neurodevelopmental impairments and also high-performers looking to improve executive function
  • The keys to developing a systematic hierarchy of needs with each cognitive health patient that produces predictable, measurable results
  • The incredible value of offering complex brain function testing to high performers

High-performers like employers, executives, CEOs and athletes are hungry for cognitive health programs like this...get an insider-look at how Dr. Browns’ model could help take your practice to new heights.

Direct download: Where_do_CEOs_Go_For_High_Performance_.mp3
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In this week’s podcast we revisit our Success Leaves Clues series with Employers at Movie Night, featuring Dr. Tara Scott of Revitalize Medical Group in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Scott, a member of our Practice Accelerator program, recently executed a blockbuster patient education movie night that made a massive impact on her practice and the local functional medicine movement.

How did she do it?

Tune in today and discover:

  • The details of how she put on a blockbuster, practice-changing movie night that attracted key CEOs to her practice and the local functional medicine movement, including:
    • How she selected the right movie for the right audience (this is key)
    • How she attracted experts for a panel discussion
    • Which venue she used
    • And how she marketed it to attract over 80 participants and high-level business owners
  • Why CEOs and business owners are so interested in events like this, and how it can impact your practice and local movement

  • How the Evolution of Medicine book and the Functional Forum helped Dr. Scott transform her business from a high-overhead insurance-based model to a lean, profitable cash-based micropractice

  • How she re-branded her practice using the simple tech-strategies taught in the Practice Accelerator and the help of the accountability groups

As Dr. Scott’s story proves, a simple movie night can have an incredible ripple effect on a single practice and the functional medicine movement as a whole...when done right.


In this week’s podcast, James interviews our COO and Chief Marketing Technologist Uli Iserloh, PhD on the top 5 things he learned from last week’s Functional Medicine Success Summit.

Presented by Dr. Peter Osborne, this summit was headlined by our industry’s top practice development experts including Razi Berry, Dr. Sachin Patel, Dr. Matthew Loop and more.

Tune in right now for the top 5 things we learned at the summit, plus Uli’s root-cause solutions for the most common practice ailments holding you back, including:

  • How to do a quick practice health check-up to identify systemic insufficiencies within your structures and systems
  • Discover the 3 “time thieves” robbing you of time, revenue and better patient outcomes
  • The best “set-it-and-forget-it” way to showcase your expertise and make your practice stand out
  • The 3 key tools you can use to address the most common chronic practice ailments at their root
  • How to implement these tools to increase efficiency, shore up your systems and get your practice back on track

The biggest thing we learned: with the massive demand for functional medicine upon us, practitioners can no longer afford to “just wing it”; you must have the right systems, support and strategies in place to thrive.

Wondering what do to next? Schedule a free practice assessment with an EvoMed concierge here and discover the best next-steps for you.

Want to go deeper? Check out our on-demand training here and learn Uli’s recommendations for optimal website set up and effective automated email marketing.


In Part 2 we welcome back Benicomp Insurance CEO Doug Short to explain how their new product, IncentiCare® makes functional medicine coverage accessible and affordable for all employees, not just CEOs, executives and business owners. 

If you got excited about the new patient potential outlined in last week’s podcast, you’ll be jumping out of your seat over what Doug has in store today.

Tune in right now and learn why IncentiCare® and kNew Health will be the driving forces that bring functional medicine to the masses, including:

  • What IncentiCare® is, why it’s unlike any insurance product you’ve worked with before and why it’s a perfect match for the functional medicine operating system
  • The role our community has to play in the evolution of insurance and “trend suppression”
  • Why IncentiCare® is the ideal product for employers interested in cutting healthcare costs and incentivizing healthy lifestyle choices
  • How IncentiCare is revolutionizing the insurance industry, by profiting when they save employers money, not the other way around
  • What the new partnership between kNew Health and Benicomp means to you, your practice and the future of functional
  • How, with your help, the kNew Vision tour and IncentiCare could make functional medicine accessible to millions more people this year

It’s time to act like we’re winning, because a whole new world is about open up for our ecosystem via IncentiCare.

If you would like to support our efforts to make FxMed accessible to millions, we’d love to hear from you about local employers or business owners who could be a good fit for IncentiCare®. Tell us about them by clicking here.

 


In this week’s game-changing podcast: “Meet the Health Insurance CEO Who Loves Functional Medicine”, James interviews Benicomp Insurance CEO, Doug Short on how functional medicine practitioners can now serve the approximately 200 million Americans receiving insurance through their employer, without cutting rates or changing practice models.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

This is the kNew era of medicine we’ve been talking about… and it’s here waiting for you right now.

Tune in now and learn how to get in on this little-known niche, plus:

  • Exactly how you, a functional medicine provider, can access the employer-insured market through CEOs, executives and business owners (and get paid handsomely for it)
  • How to reduce the cost of your services (including packages) 30-40% for local employers, CEOs, executives and their spouses without cutting your rates
  • A clear understanding of how ACA laws are impacting these business owners and our ecosystem
  • Who Benicomp Insurance is, why their products are different and how they are able to cover functional medicine services using specific claims and post-tax dollars
  • How you can get signed up to be part of this kNew movement and start receiving referrals as employers come to the table

And be sure to tune in next week for Part 2, when Doug lays out how Benicomp can offer this type of functional medicine coverage for all employees (not just high-level executives and business owners).

Want to join forces?

If you’re a practitioner: Click here to enter the names of the CEOs, business owners, HR managers and executives you’ve been seeing for the last 4 years and enter them on the podcast page.

If you’re a patient and/or business owner, CEO, HR Manager, etc interested in getting functional medicine covered for your employees: click here to enter your contact information.

Our goal in procuring these names, is to meet with these decision makers who already see the value in functional medicine for themselves and show them how they could reap the benefits of affordable, consistent functional medicine for all of their employees.

Please forward it to all your colleagues who could benefit.


This week marks the fourth anniversary of the Functional Forum! In our debut 2014 episode, we featured a bright young integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Kelly Brogan, who went on to blow the lid off the mental health world with her controversial, NYT-best-selling book: A Mind of Your Own.

Two years later, James invited Kelly to be part of a new podcast series entitled: “Leaders of the kNew School”, showcasing women physicians leading the charge to a kNew type of feminine-focused, intuitive medicine.

Join your host, James Maskell and NYT Best-Selling Author and holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, to learn what this kNew era of medicine is all about.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Why the old masculine-focused-allopathic model is being replaced by a kNew feminine-focused, patient-centered integrative model
  • How to harness the power of feminine-based medicine and non-linear systems to predict and reverse disease before they manifest
  • The kNew role of holism in predictive and preventative care
  • The power of intuitive action in cases of complexity (for practitioner and patient)
  • How to use kNew medicine techniques to motivate and empower your patients to accept control of their own health

No matter what nutrition philosophy you recommend, nearly everyone agrees fasting or cleansing is beneficial to healing. 

But…how to guide your patients safely and successfully on a practitioner-led fasting program is no small feat (especially considering how many people suffer from chronic conditions).

If you struggle with uncertainty about implementing fasting programs in your practice then this week’s podcast: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine: The Power of Fasting is the tutorial you’ve been looking for.

Join your host, James Maskell and fasting expert Dr. Felice Gersh, on how to safely run a clinical fasting program that gets results.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Why most doctor-directed fasting programs fail
  • Which patients are candidates for fasting, and which aren’t
  • The most important pre-fasting step to take before recommending any type of fast
  • How to get your patients excited and motivated to stay the course
  • Plus get access to the new movie “Fasting” featuring Dr. Gersh

Mastering the art of practitioner-directed fasting takes prescribing lifestyle and functional medicine to a new level...the key is knowing how to do it effectively and safely.

Click here to today to learn how.


In this week’s podcast we return to our “Success Leaves Clues” series: “Bredesen Protocol in Alabama”, featuring functional neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Lokken, CEO and founder of Brain Health Institute in Birmingham, AL.

 “I’m living a dream I didn’t know I had”―is the quote that defines this podcast.

Dr. Lokken didn’t know she wanted to be an entrepreneur or a functional medicine doctor until she came across Dr. Dale Bredesen and Kelly Brogan’s work, discovered the Evolution of Medicine book and enrolled in the Practice Accelerator program.

From there, she implemented what she learned to establish Brain Health Institute, and realized entrepreneurship provided the life and freedom she had always dreamed of.

Tune in to hear more of Dr. Lokken’s inspiring story and learn:

  • How she started up Brain Health Institute while keeping her positions as medical director at the VA Hospital and professor at University of Alabama
  • How practicing the Bredesen Protocol has provided her with a steady stream of new patients
  • How she’s packaged her programs to maximize patient outcomes and compliance
  • What types of patients are looking for help with cognitive decline and brain health
  • Which aspects of the Practice Accelerator allowed her to realize her new dream

Success like this can happen in any city and any state.

Thousands of patients have bought Dale Bredesen’s NYT-Best-Selling book: “The End of Alzheimer’s”. Like Dr. Lokken, you can be ahead of the curve to deliver that type of care in your home town, and the Practice Accelerator can help you get there fast.


This week’s podcast: “Transcriptomics―James Maskell Exposed Again!” features Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP and medical director of Viomea direct to consumer microbiome testing service. Dr. Messier was previously featured in our “Interpreting Your Genetics Summit” and is a passionate functional medicine doctor and geneticist. 

As part of that summit, James did the Viome test to raise awareness about the value of these consumer-based testing services.

The new era of direct-to-consumer testing is here, and tens of thousands of patients are ordering these microbiome tests and seeking out functional medicine practitioners to interpret their results. Is your practice ready for this?

For practitioners, this podcast serves as a learning module on interpreting these tests for your patients. For patients, this podcast will help you understand how Viome testing works and how you’ll benefit.

Tune in to watch James’ microbiome get exposed and learn:

  • How the Viome consumer-based test works, what’s included and what to expect
  • What the Viome test measures and reveals―including metabolism and the epigenetics of the microbiome
  • How the test is interpreted, including what clues to look for in pinpointing causal factors
  • What lifestyle recommendations look like based on James’ test results

If you’re interested in Viome testing, click here to learn more and purchase your Viome Kit today: goevomed.com/viome

Direct download: James20Maskell20Exposed20-20Transcriptomics.mp3
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This week’s podcast: “James Maskell Exposed: Lab Testing Functional Style” features our good friend Dr. Jeff Gladd MD Medical Director at kNew Health, interpreting our co-founder James Maskell’s functional lab results on-air.

Not everyone would agree to have their health markers broadcast for the world to hear, but James has done this before in “The Genetics Summit” and is back for more. The goal of this expose´ is two-fold:

For practitioners: to demonstrate the power of functional lab work has to improve patient outcomes and super-charge your practice

For patients: To help demystify the world of functional medicine and inspire listeners to get out there and get these life-changing functional labs done.

Tune in to watch James get exposed and learn:

  • How functional lab work transformed Dr. Gladd’s practice and improved patient outcomes
  • What types of labs he recommends…and why he typically doesn’t recommend a full pricey workup for each patient
  • How he gets these labs done for his patients at a super affordable rate
  • What James’ actual lab marker ranges mean according to functional lab interpretation, and what Dr. Gladd recommends he do to get them back to optimal ranges
  • How Dr. Gladd and James’ new venture: “kNew Health” works to help members save big on lab work, health coaching and self-health creation

Plus, we will air James’ re-test results, after he’s had a few months to follow Dr. Gladd’s advice to improve his markers, so stay tuned for that!

And be sure to check out Dr. Gladd and James’ newest venture kNew Health, a membership-based program aimed to provide functional medicine at an accessible and affordable rate.


This week’s podcast: “The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room” with Dr. Paul Thomas, author of “The Vaccine-Friendly Plan”, is the epitome of game-changing…and is sure to drum up some constructive controversy.

Whether you’re pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine or unsure what to make of it all you owe it to yourself to listen to Dr. Thomas’ insights and findings on the current vaccine schedule and chronic pediatric ailments, like autism (the elephant in the room).

Tune in for this all-important topic today and learn:

  • What Dr. Thomas, a pro-vaccine physician, noticed about the unvaccinated children in his practice that changed the way he practiced medicine
  • Details of what he’s discovered as a cause of autism in his patient population
  • His sensible strategy for educating parents and administering vaccines to minimize the likelihood of complications
  • All about his new ground-breaking registry, where he and his team are gathering 1000 fully-vaccinated children, 1000 unvaccinated children and thousands in-between to observe and track their health for 18 years

If we are serious about solving chronic disease worldwide, we must start by bravely exploring all possible causes of modern pediatric chronic disease.

We cannot continue turn a blind eye to the elephant in the room—no matter how controversial that elephant may seem.

And be sure to tune in for January’s Functional Forum: The Evolution of Pediatrics.

Direct download: The_Elephant_in_the_Chronic_Pediatric_Waiting_Room.mp3
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