Evolution of Medicine Podcast

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This week, Mat Boulé, osteopath and posturologist, joins us to discuss his work on posture and health creation. In our Year of Resilience, it’s the perfect time for Mat to share his insight on the significant role posture plays in health resilience and how resolving patients’ mechanical issues can transform other important lab markers. But I think the biggest takeaway you’ll get from this episode is an understanding of why the best medical teams need practitioners who can support and improve structural integrity. It was a fascinating 30 minutes—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • What posturology is, and how this medical discipline has the potential to revitalize health creation and resilience
  • How resolving mechanical issues can transform important lab markers
  • The interconnection among structure, posture and inflammatory markers
  • The body-self matrix and how it relates to the biopsychosocial model of care
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
goevomed.com/lmrc

Direct download: 03-18-2020_Mathieu_Boule.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James continues the Group Visit Series with Swathi Rao, PA-C, who owns and operates a functional medicine practice in Indianapolis, IN. What makes her practice unique is the focus on the power of community in conjunction with group visits to inspire lasting lifestyle change in her patients. In addition to running successful group visits in her practice, Swathi has tapped into the local community, like restaurants and yoga studios, to build new business and maintain the health of the patients she’s seeing in-clinic. It’s an interesting avenue of the group visit model that we haven’t yet explored on the Group Visit Series, and I think it will really impact your perspective on group visits and how they can become integral to the communities they service. Highlights of this episode include:

  • Swathi’s journey to functional medicine and to discovering the power of group visits
  • How she separates group events for patients and group medical visits when billing insurance
  • How she leverages the value of the group visit community structure for the benefit of both her community and her patient base
  • How Swathi maximizes peer-to-peer interaction in her group visits
  • Her tried-and-true strategies for recruiting patients to group visits
  • Why some of her best referrals aren’t coming from the usual sources
  • Her profound advice for practitioners who are still on the fence about group visits
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
goevomed.com/accelerator
functionalforum.com
bewellfamilycare.com

Direct download: 03-04-2020_Swathi_Rao.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:06am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Dallas Hartwig, who you’ll recognize as the co-founder of the Whole30 program and co-author of two bestselling books, It Starts with Food and The Whole30. He joins us on the podcast for the first time to talk about his upcoming book, The 4 Season Solution, and explore the fascinating role of seasons, starting inside the cell and emerging all the way through to the seasons of our lives. I think this book is really going to impact the future of our entire industry, especially regarding nutrition. This conversation with Dallas became one of my favorite podcast episodes ever, and I think you’re going to really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • The natural expansion and contraction cycles and how they are relevant to you and your practice, and to medicine in general
  • How Dallas’s new book, The 4 Season Solution, could kill the diet book industry and help us rethink diet and nutrition education
  • The concept of “chronic summer” and why it is so important to overall health and wellness
  • How we can shift perception of change from loss to evidence of progression as we move through seasons of life
  • Why conversations about patients’ seasons of life need to be happening in functional medicine practices to help practitioners get to the root cause of health issues
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
The 4 Season Solution preorder
dallashartwig.com

Direct download: 02-21-2020_Dallas_Hartwig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James talks with Michelle Peris, ND, creator and facilitator of Rebel Tribe, a community group of women seeking support and health education. She has successfully made group visits sexy—helping women of all walks of life and health statuses build their own tribes and improve their health and wellbeing. A common concern we hear from practitioners starting out with group visits is that their patients won’t be interested in participating. But what’s different about Michelle’s groups is that that they are aspirational; the foundation of the groups encourages people to grow into better versions of themselves, and to draw on the bravery of their co-members to do it. Functional medicine groups are inspirational in that way—they channel community into a force that is powerful enough to motivate lasting behavior change. It was an excellent 30-minute conversation with Michelle, and she shared great insight that will be valuable to anyone looking for strategies to successfully market group visits and recruit patients. Highlights include:

  • What inspired Michelle to pursue group visits in her practice
  • How to demedicalize the marketing of group visits and attract more participants
  • Stories of transformation from Rebel Tribe groups
  • How the Practice Accelerator helps facilitate group visits in any practice
  • How Michelle plans to continue to grow Rebel Tribe in 2020 and beyond
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
poppyclinic.com/rebel-tribe
goevomed.com/accelerator
functionalforum.com/success-leaves-clues-series
goevomed.com/blogs/the-naturopathic-revolution-is-upon-us-will-you-lead
michelleperis.com/freebie

Direct download: 02-12-2020_Michelle.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with team members from Functional Medicine of Idaho, a private practice owned by a husband-and-wife team. After starting their first practice in Boise, they joined the Practice Accelerator program and scaled their business to open a second location. They’re now building their third location as they continue to bring functional medicine is an effective, clear way to their patients. Hearing their journey, from where it started to their vision for the future to how they use group visits to help scale their business, is truly inspiring. But not only that, it provides a road map for any practitioner who is ready to take their practice to the next level. It was a fascinating, fun interview, and I think anyone who is passionate about moving functional medicine forward will enjoy it immensely. Highlights include:

  • One practice’s journey from one location to two thriving locations and counting
  • How to scale functional medicine so that it is both effective and profitable
  • How to create boundaries for specific roles within a practice
  • How functional medicine is thriving across the globe and even in rural locations, not just in major cities
  • How the Practice Accelerator program helps practitioners scale their care and help more patients, without burnout or high overhead costs
  • Where you can learn more about the Practice Accelerator program and when open enrollment begins
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
functionalforum.com/success-leaves-clues-series
goevomed.com/accelerator
funmedidaho.com/

 

Direct download: 01-29-2020_Amber_Warren.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:37am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Dr. Asfia Aftab, a GP partner in the National Health Service in the UK and founder of the Birmingham Functional Forum meetup group. She is also one of the heroes of James’s book, The Community Cure. Dr. Aftab is a dynamic person, with an energy and passion for her work that is inspiring. Her commitment to her practice and to her patients is leading the charge toward a new era of the NHS. There is so much to learn from her in this episode, and we think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • What inspired Dr. Aftab to pursue medicine and join the NHS
  • How Dr. Aftab is creating change in the NHS
  • Why the term “social prescribing” is trending in the NHS right now, and what it means for all functional medicine practitioners
  • How Dr. Aftab uses online tools to create offline connections with her patients and colleagues
  • How she implements group visits in her practice, and how she continues to grow and develop these groups with her patients
  • How Dr. Aftab has built a community around the Functional Forum meetup group she founded—and how this can be a model for all meetup groups to follow
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

January 2020 Functional Forum
Prescribing Functional Medicine
Group Visit Series on EvoMed Podcast

Direct download: 01-22-2020_Dr_Aftab.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

Bioavailability vs. Microbiome Availability

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with Dr. Tom Guilliams, who had our most-downloaded podcast of the year in 2019. Dr. Guilliams talks about a topic most clinicians have strong opinions on: bioavailability. With a background in molecular immunology and extensive research on nutrition and dietary supplement efficacy, Dr. Guilliams brings a unique and refreshing perspective to functional medicine clinicians of any discipline who are trying to get the best results with their patients. Highlights include:

  • Bioavailability and the new science on what that looks like in the era of the microbiome
  • How traditional herbal preparations can maximize microbiome availability
  • How attempting to replicate the pharmaceutical model for dietary supplements has brought us to opposite conclusions simultaneously, and how this will be a refreshing conversation for the new decade
  • How researchers are devising new ways of thinking about how evidence works in the evaluation of non-drug therapies
  • The questions practitioners who want to maximize dietary supplement effectiveness should be asking
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

goevomed.com/lmrc

functionalforum.com/podcasts/podcast-phenotypic-flexibility

thecommunitycure.com

Tickets for PLMI Conference in Chicago

Direct download: 01-08-2020_Dr._Guilliams.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

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