Evolution of Medicine Podcast (health, alternative health)

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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As a holiday message from the Evolution of Medicine community, James Maskell reads "A Gathering of the Tribe" by Charles Eisenstein. This story speaks to our vision of community and the collective vision of our team, practitioners and mission.
 
 
 

This week’s historic podcast: “Individualized Diets, ALCAT, and BMJ Gastroenterology” features the results of a brand-new study published in the British Medical Journal, validating food sensitivity testing (the ALCAT Test®) for IBS patients.

The study named, “Efficacy of Individualized Diets in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Control Trial” was led by the late Dr. Ather Ali, ND a colleague of our co-founder, James Maskell, who sadly passed away this October.

It is our great pleasure to honor Dr. Ali’s legacy by helping spread the word about his incredible research.

In this podcast, James interviews another of the study’s lead researchers: Dr. Wajahat Mehal, professor of medicine at Yale University, for the inside scoop on this ground-breaking study.

Tune in today to get all the details direct from the source, including:

  • A high-level overview of the entire randomized, controlled, blinded study from Dr. Mehal
  • An inside-look at key outcomes of the study, including significant improvements in the Global Improvement Scale (GIS) at 4 weeks and 8 weeks for IBS patients who specifically removed Alcat positive food items from their diet
  • Dr. Mehal’s take on the most encouraging results of the study
  • Insights on the implications of this study to the future of gastroenterology and functional medcine

This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series with “Alaska Goes Functional” and features Jill Valerius, MD of Now Health Functional and Integrative Medicine, from Palmer, Alaska, and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Valerius was one of the first medical doctors to be certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has created a successful practice in a small Alaskan town utilizing what she’s learned in the Practice Accelerator.

Tune in today and discover

  • How Dr. Valerius is making the functional medicine work within an insurance-based practice model
  • Which key practice building technologies have helped her modernize and streamline her practice
  • How Dr. Valerius structures her staff to maximize patient visits and improve health outcomes
  • The value of practitioner accountability groups
  • Her best advice for medical doctors looking to make the leap to functional medicine

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20Alaska20Goes20Functional.mp3
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